This is probably the best university in San Diego and does a great job representing our vibe and atmosphere. Its full of mostly youthful kids who want to learn and be successful and is located in one of the best areas of town. One of my complaints is the parking. its a huge school with lots of parking spots, but most are unaccessible to people who dont have permits or go to the school. Otherwise its a great place to visit with lots of parks and good scenery. Beware of the talking trees.
SuperCuts used to be where I got my hair cut, until their service started going into a downward spiral. Their styles are okay, but they dont really have that much variety between the workers. You can ask for a certain haircut and it won't exactly look like the same picture that you wanted in the first place. They do a great job if you tell them exactly what to do, but they lost their touch over the years.
Pazzos is a great place to go get some pizza with your friends. The atmosphere is wonderful and is screaming fun right when you walk in. The pizza selection isnt as huge as other larger retail chains, but the ones they do offer are delicious. I just had pazzos a few days ago and hot or cold, this stuff rocks. The only problem is the little bit higher pricing, which isnt really a problem if you are eating in a group.
I like Datel because they build computers and sell parts, but also host a dedicated security storage area. This is great because if you need a server built or such, you can get bundle deals by using their relocation services as well. Most of their stuff is a little less than retail pricing and sometimes their clearance items are fantastic. Datel is a very good store if you are shopping for motherboards and cpus.
Microtron is generally new compared to other local San Diego computer stores, but boy are they great at what they do. They are open longer than other stores, have lower prices on almost everything, and have terrific service. The best part is that when you buy something, they will often even offer to install it for free if you wish. Thats one of the reasons I love to shop there. Microtron knows that not everyone is good with computers and is willing to lend a helping hand.
Startech is a nice place near El Cajon with some awesome pricing and good service (most of the time). They make some really good computers for any budget and sell individual parts for those who like to make it themselves. Their service fees are actually not that that bad and they do a great job if you need an custom changes done to your system. This is a great example of a good local based computer store.
Computer Depot probably has some of the best pricing in town. They always have really good weekly specials and have a nice store in a kind-of hard to find location. My only complaints would be in the service (its really slow) and the return policy (15% restocking fee on EVERYTHING). Otherwise, this store has done me a lot of good in buying computer parts that I need.
Micro City is a pretty awesome store with a great return and exchange policy. I recently purchased some video cards from them and one of them was defective, so I called them up and they had a replacement ready for me when I came back. I've never had that type of support from such a small and less known computer store. They do a great job and even have a pricematch policy and will beat competitors prices.
Micro Page was a computer store that i found in a magazine a while ago, and it does a decent job with their computer supplies. The majority of things aren't the cheapest around town, but still pretty good. The only thing that I might recommend is their low pricing on monitors and other display devices. But the okay service (they just want your money) and alright pricing makes this an average store for the average computer shopper.
This McDonalds is the one closest to me and I usually go here to buy food. It seems that they can either make really good fast food or it sucks. Theres nothing in between. At least there isn't that much traffic there and the drive thru is pretty decent. The playplace is really outdated and I don't know how many kids still enjoy it, but I do enjoy some of the things they have inside, like artworks of how the community has evolved.