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View Video ~ KUSI Morning News, with Mike Castellucci, June 8, 2010.
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View Video ~ KTLA One Tank Trips with Gayle Anderson

Aired 4/30/10

View Video ~ Courtesy of CBS KSWT News


California's Golden Parks #108 - Old Town San Diego
Available through Huell Howser Productions 

11/13/13
Transfer of Old Town Caltrans Building to Parks is Finalized
New Historical Addition to Old Town San Diego Planned

11/11/13
Old Town to get CalTrans land

7/14/12
Fire Damages Building News Release

10/26/11
A One of a Kind Experience
A stay at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town is like going back in time to San Diego's past.
Source: Mission Valley News

9/12/11
Caltrans may sell Old Town building Parks wants
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

7/3/11
Old Town steps back in time for monthlong Stagecoach Days program
Source: North County Times

5/21/11
The Cosmopolitan Hotel and Restaurant
Source: Foodies, A Southern California Food Blog

4/30/11
History Hotel Braves Recession
Source: NBC SanDiego

4/20/11
Cosmopolitan Again, Restoring one of California's oldest hotels
Source: National Trust for Historic Preservation

3/29/11
A Cosmopolitan Rehab
Source: TrueWest Magazine

2/1/11
Romantic Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant
Source: Mission Valley News; page 8.

12/22/10
Jews Helped Give San Diego Its American Start
Source: SDJewishWorld.com

12/20/10
In Old Town, A Family Honors Its Ancestors
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

9/8/10
Hot Times in Old Town's Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel
Source: San Diego Reader

9/3/2010
The Cosmopolitan Restored  (4MB size)
Source: Save Our Heritage Organization

7/29/10
Old Town chef re-creating San Diego's fine dining cuisine from the 1870s
Source: North County Times

7/11/10
Cosmopolitan Hotel rededicated with parade and speeches
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

6/28/2010
In San Diego, a new old hotel to debut, The Cosmopolitan
Source: Los Angeles Times

5/27/10
San Diego's Historic Places: Robinson-Rose Building, Old Town San Diego
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

5/21/10
Historic San Diego Landmark: The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town
Source: KPBS

5/18/10
2009 California State Parks Director's Recognition Awards announced
Cosmopolitan Hotel project wins the Mott Award for Innovation

5/14/10
If adobe walls could talk: Old Town inn's hidden history aids its renovation
Source: San Diego Uptown News

5/10/10
San Diego's Historic Places: San Diego House, Old Town
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

5/7/10
Cosmopolitan Hotel - History repeats itself
Source: CBS8 News

5/6/10
San Diego's frontier past recaptured
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

5/5/10
San Diego's Historic Places: Mason Street School
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

5/4/10
San Diego's Historic Places: McCoy House
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

4/30/10
San Diego's Historic Places: Casa de Estudillo
Source: SDJewishWorld.wordpress.com

4/28/10 & 4/30/10
Previewing the Cosmopolitan Hotel - Video
Historic hotel, restaurant returning to Old Town - Article
Souce: San Diego Daily Transcript

1/27/10
10 Living History Sites to Love
Source: Grandparents.com

1/13/10
Certificate of Appreciation
Source: Old Town Chamber of Commerce

12/25/09
Old Town's colorful traditions
Embedded Video of Old Town's "Fables, Friends, and Fruitcake" tour
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

12/14/09
Old Town park's turnaround specialist
(Concession Fiesta de Reyes)
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

11/24/09
Inside Art radio interview
Source: KSDS Radio, Jazz88.org "inside Art" section, host Dave Drexler

11/24/09
Escape cold weather in historic Old Town San Diego
Source: Elk Grove Citizen

10/26/09
Old Town Story
Source: SanDiego.com

9/3/09
Cygnet's Storytelling On The Green

Source: BroadwayWorld.com

8/1/09
U.S.-city ties date to 1846 raising of Old Glory
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

7/6/09
Stagecoach Days - Morning TV News video
Source: KUSI News

6/29/09
Road trip to San Diego for 'Stagecoach Days' to celebrate the old west
Source: Examiner.com

6/26/09
News Release Stagecoach Days 2009

6/25/09
A Story from Old San Diego
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

6/22/09
S.D. Old Town Renovation Highlights Culture and Fun
Source: California Real Estate Journal Online

3/29/09
Like old times in Old Town Website Link
View/Download PDF
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

3/5/09
Enduring adobes and history to ponder at Old Town San Diego
Source: Fallbook Bonsall Village News

2/18/09
Striking Oil; Olives gush with flavor possibilities
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune
(Also see articles on olives from Cosmopolitan Chronicles Vol. 2, No. 12 & 13) 

2/9/09
Mormon Battalion Commemoration in Old Town San Diego
Source: LDS Church News.com

1/30/09
Old Town Memorial to 'Cody'
Source: NBC News San Diego

1/28/09
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park leaps into the 21st Century
Podcast describes the history of the Casa de Pico Motor Hotel

1/11/09
On the trail of 'Ramona' in California
Source: LA Times, Travel Section, Chris Reynolds

12/30/08
New Concession Agreement under Review by State Agencies
Source: California State Parks

Fresh Look and New Management Set for Plaza del Pasado
Source: PRNewsWire

Old Town concession to change hands
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

12/11/08
Historic Old Town
Source: Ranch & Home Magazine

11/30/08
Plaza Divide
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

11/23/08
A new day for Old Town (Cygnet Theatre)
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

11/18/08
Test of Time
Source: San Diego Magazine

11/4/08
Economic crisis doesn't hinder popularity
Source: The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University

10/21/08
Blast from the Past
Source: The Camp Pendleton Scout newspaper

10/9/08
Old Town Walking Tour
Source: LA Times Travel Section

9/4/08
36 Hours in San Diego
Source: The New York Times

8/13/08
Travel Segment - San Diego
Source: CBS 5 'Eye on the Bay' (San Francisco Bay Area news)

7/12/08
Restoration of a San Diego landmark
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

7/11/08
San Diego's rich history
Source: Denver Post

7/9/08
Beer Margaritas and Old Town Scandal at Jolly Boy Saloon
Source DiscoverSD.com

6/29/08
Old Town San Diego: San Diego's Colorful Heart
The past lives on at the state park.  Shop, dine savor the city's history.
Source: LA Times

6/10/08
Spanish Style at Old Town San Diego
Source: BellaOnline, The Voice of Women

5/9/08
Travel back in SD time with kids
Source: The Arizona Republic

5/2/08
Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo (Video)
Source: Fox6 News, Ruben Galvan

4/30/08
Cinco de Mayo preview (Video)
Source: KUSI News, Rod Luck

4/10/08
Hacienda de las Rosas Winery and Temecula Olive Oil Company open San Diego locations
Source:  PRLog.org

3/22/08
Jolly Boy Saloon Grand Opening
Source: Fox6 News via YouTube

3/20/08
Jolly Boy Reopening Harkens the Past
Source: The Peninsula Beacon, Business 

3/5/08
Saloon Receives a Historical Facelift 
Source: The Daily Aztec - San Diego State University, Section: Food & Drink

2/12/08
Old Town San Diego (Video)
Promotional Video by Old Town San Diego Chamber of Commerce
Source: YouTube

2/3/08
A Favorite San Diego Watering Hole Reopens in March
Jolly Boy Saloon and Restaurant pays homage to its 19th century roots with fun bar room re-enactments and authentic California-Mexican cuisine
Source: PR.com

2/3/08
The ingenue is ready for her spotlight
Sandy Campbell gets reacquainted with the Old Town Theatre, where she will appear this spring in Cygnet Theatre's production of "A Little Night Music."
Source: San Diego Union Tribune.

1/12/08
Seeing the Glass Half Full
San Diego Art Glass opens in the Plaza del Pasado artisan section of the State Historic Park in Old Town.
Source: San Diego Union Tribune.

1/9/08
North County pair leases Old Town Theater
Source: North County Times

1/3/08
Cygnet to operate theater as 2nd venue
Cygnet Theatre, the small but highly regarded performance company, has signed a 10-year lease to operate the Old Town Theatre as its second space.
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

12/25/07
Christmas History (Video)
The amazing story of one of the first Spanish citizens in San Diego.
Source: KUSI television

12/15/07
Fiesta Navidad (QuickTime Video)
Source: Save Our Heritage Organisation

12/3/07
Adobe, a link to the land
Mixing and applying mud plaster to adobe brick is more than a skill; it's a tangible reconnection to the land - and the past.
Source: Christian Science Monitor

11/15/07
Holiday in the Park Events News Release
Holiday in the Park Candle Light Tours Flyer
Fiesta Navidad Flyer
Historic Merchants Open House, Festival of Lights, Las Posadas, Candlelight Tours, Fiesta Navidad - Celebrate the holidays in Old Town San Diego

11/14/07
Holiday in the Park Shopping Opportunities
Discover Holiday Presents News Release

11/11/07
Indian crafts store reopens
Source: San Diego Union Tribune

11/6/07
Out with the new and in with the Old Town
This historic part of the city hosts a cornucopia of restaurants and attractions.
Source: The Daily Aztec - San Diego State University, Section: Travel & Adventure

9/2/07
Parade marks 150th anniversary of overland mail
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

8/9/07
Old Town San Diego: What was really there
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

6/27/07
'Jolly Boy' Saloon to Undergo Major Renovation News Release
1820's Casa de Aguilar-Serrano Site is Part of San Diego's Rich History

4/1/07
Travel Back in Time at Old Town San Diego
Source: Ladies Home Journal

2/18/07
Mudlarks
Volunteers happily get hands-on training in building repair at Adobe U Community Solutions
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

9/5/06
State park looks to grow
Source: San Diego Union-Tribune

7/28/06
Once There was a River
Source: Voice of San Diego

7/24/06
Old Town renovations aimed at reconstructing history
Source: KPBS, Full Focus

5/17/06
Restoration of Casa de Bandini wins support
Source: Jewishsightseeing.com

August 2005
Historic Accuracy Highlights the Newest Old Town Menus
Concessionaire nicely balances the need for nachos with food and goods that reflect 1821-1872.
Source: San Diego Metropolitan magazine