National City


Doucette, Wiggins join Ferris & Britton

Jodi Doucette and Evelyn Wiggins have joined Ferris & Britton APC as attorneys to the firm's litigation department.


Building in National City on E. 24th sold

The commercial building at 700 E. 24th St., National City 91950, has been sold for $6.3 million.


Construction Agenda: Desal project on Carlsbad city docket

It's a short week on the construction front, as municipalities are either not scheduled to meet or have adjourned meetings.


Construction Agenda: Carlsbad looks to find funding for library improvements


5,000 cars and 21 brands on 'The Mile'

National City news archive

Visitor Information

When Mexico won independence from Spain in 1810, the area became Rancho de la Nacion. Frank Kimball and his brothers, Warren and Levi, bought the parcel of land in 1868 and modernized the area, building the first roads, a post office and wharf for sea trade. National City gradually came into being.

One landmark with historical significance is the National City Railroad Depot, which was built in 1882 and served as the West Coast’s first station for Santa Fe Railway’s transcontinental railroad. It also helped Santa Fe Railway break the Southern Pacific Railroad’s monopoly over California’s economy and transportation.

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Business Information

The Mile of Cars auto mall is the major industry that contributes to National City’s bottom line, drawing price-conscious car shoppers from around the county with the ability to comparison shop within a one-mile stretch.

Reynoso said people who live outside the city are exempt from the additional 1 percent district sales tax on exempted items, which can make a difference with big-ticket goods like cars.

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National City Businesses

Carroll Metal Works, Inc.

740 West 16th St.
National City, CA
  • Construction
  • Construction - General Contracting
  • Construction Supplies
  • Steel Fabricators
  • Welding Services
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Granger Music Hall Plays On

Granger Music Hall is an Irving Gill designed acoustical masterpiece located in National City.  The Music Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is available to rent for weddings and recitals.

National City's Gracious Victorian Homes

National City has restored a number of its Victorian buildings and preserved its heritage as a gracious turn of the century town for posterity.

National City--A city on the move

National City is thriving with new projects and development attracted by its affordable housing and strong committed work force.

Movie Theaters

3050 Plaza Bonita Rd.
National City, CA, 91950

To find a movie theater outside this area, check the Source Movie Section.

National City Videos

Soaring Dimensions 2011: Sweetwater High

Aug. 8, 2011 -- Reporter Carlos Rico walks through the new Sweetwater Union High School building, a major update to the 90-year-old school.

Upcoming Events

Annual Centurion Awards Breakfast

Thu, Apr 24
Clarion Hotel
National City
The National City Chamber of Commerce is recognizing National City’s civic leaders from its local school districts, fire department, and police department during a breakfast award ceremony. A teacher, firefighter, and police officer will be recognized for their (outstanding work in their) respective fields. RSVP required:

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Sat, Apr 26
10:00am 2:00pm
Plaza Bonita Mall (Police Storefront)
National City
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is sponsoring a nationwide prescription drug take-back event. The National City Police Department is participating in this event and the public can drop off unwanted prescription medicines at: Plaza Bonita Mall Police storefront- located on the east side of the mall at the parking structure.
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