Hutton Marshall | The Spoken Word
Hark! San Diego’s long-awaited bike-share program has at last begun installation throughout the city.
Regardless of the fact that it’s being installed over a year late, it’s undeniably exciting that San Diego can now join the ranks of other environmentally friendly cities relying on — and profiting off of — the practical, semi-stylish beach cruisers of Decobike, the company overseeing, implementing and doling out $8 million for the program. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Lines have been snaking out the door at the new Streetcar Merchants in North Park. The draws are various preparations of fried chicken cooked in good, old-fashion beef tallow and square-shaped donuts of various flavors. Coffee drinks made with Intelligentsia blends are also in the offing. Read More
HBA gives away more than $2,000 worth of local goods
By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor
During this past holiday season, as is the case every December, the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) encouraged people to bring their dollars to Hillcrest to do their shopping.
Encouraging potential customers to “give to your neighborhood and give your neighborhood the opportunity to give back to you,” they launched SHOP Hillcrest, an annual promotional contest that is always a win-win with shoppers and local businesses alike. Read More
By Dr. Ink
Rarely does this drink “doctor” gravitate to chain restaurants to imbibe. The crowds, the rug rats and the cramped bar lounges filled oftentimes with standing consumers waiting to dine are a buzzkill. Read More
By Lucia Viti
CorePower Yoga Hillcrest thrives on its tag line, “Sweat. Savasana. Repeat. Live An Extraordinary Life.” Read More
Dibbs, a 9-month-old Domestic Shorthair, is a shy little guy looking for a patient family to call his own! This sweet, young kitty has been working very hard to learn to be more comfortable in his environment and would love to find a new family who can continue his training. Read More
Dr. Carol Williams | Civic Organist News
Editor’s Note: This is an introductory piece from Dr. Williams who, based on her advocacy as our Civic Organist, will be contributing a column on a rotational basis to San Diego Uptown News throughout 2015. Read More
By Joshua Bonnici | Ask the Attorney
“My boyfriend and I were crossing the street one night, and a driver yelled at us. After that, I tried to research it and was confused. Do pedestrians really have the right of way all the time?” – Tina S. Read More
North Park housing project for LGBT seniors moves toward final green light
By Margie Palmer
The San Diego Planning Commission has approved the development of an LGBT-affirmative senior housing complex in North Park.
A public hearing was held on Dec. 18, where commission members gave the plan a unanimous nod and are recommending the City Council grant final approval next month. Read More
By Chris Pocock
A small group from the Normal Heights Community Planning Group (NHCPG) convened for the first time last week to discuss a prospective multi-purpose facility for Adams Elementary and Global Visions Academy. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
For this reviewer, 2014 was the year that restored my faith in local Italian restaurants, with Parma Cucina Italiana in Hillcrest ringing in as the finale. Read More
Five local shows over the next two weeks
By Dustin Lothspeich
Buddy Banter, Future Crooks, Mini Death, Dictator at Soda Bar Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The lively, subterranean Kous Kous Moroccan Bistro in Hillcrest has expanded into the adjoining space that housed Full Circle Fitness, which moved upstairs. Read More
By Blake Beckcom | Fitness
As New Year’s resolutions arise as the year ends, many jump on the bandwagon of losing weight, getting fit and living a healthier lifestyle. While we all can benefit from making these types of positive lifestyle changes, most resolutions fizzle out, unfortunately, before they even have a chance to settle in. So, why does this popular annual pastime of making New Year’s resolutions tend to result in failed attempts, false starts and lackluster efforts? Read More
By Dave Schwab
Everyone should take an improv class before they die.
Andrea Rodi of North Park and Jon Anthony both have, receiving instruction from Finest City Improv. The two claim their experience with the mid-city comic troupe has been life changing. Read More