By Joyell Nevins
Hannah Martine is a young, single professional from North Park. In August 2015, she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer — at age 29. With all of her family living in Wisconsin, she felt all alone.
The weekend after her diagnosis, Martine was volunteering at the Green Flash Brewery Treasure Chest Fest and saw that Susan G. Komen San Diego had a booth set up. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
An “urban beauty and wellness experience” dubbed The Hive @ Hillcrest is scheduled to have its soft opening on Saturday, Oct. 22.
That’s the word according to Mark Gottschlich, one of the partners of BNF Real Estate Group, which is helming the project. He gave San Diego Uptown News a tour of the remodeled building, which is owned by Morgan Gilman. Read More
By SDCNN Staff
The Hillcrest Business Association elected eight board members at its annual elections, held Oct. 11 at the H20 Sushi and Izakaya restaurant.
More than 80 people attended the event, including HBA members, local business owners and several public officials. Read More
By Dave Schwab
Community planners, new and former City Councilmembers and neighborhood activists rolled out for the inaugural SoNo Neighborhood Alliance community forum on Oct. 11 at the Lafayette Hotel in North Park.
“We want to give residents more of a voice at the table when it comes to decisions about things impacting their quality of life and new (residential) developments,” Vernita Gutierrez said, speaking on behalf of the fledgling grassroots organization Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
Chef de cuisine Daniel Wolinsky of Cucina Sorella takes students through a series of pasta-making classes at the Kensington restaurant, beginning with how to make long noodles on Oct. 30. The lessons continue with “semolina dough” on Nov. 20, followed by “stuffed pasta” on Dec. 18. Read More
By Mary M. McKenzie
Elections were a primary focus of the Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Oct. 11 at the Joyce Beers Community Center in the HUB shopping center.
California Assembly Speaker Emeritus Toni G. Atkins reflected on her two terms in the Assembly and her priorities for the future. She reminded us first that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read More
By Dr. Ink
Happy hour at Farmer’s Bottega is presented on a wine bottle, which lists the daily drink and food specials served at a small, curvy bar that seats about eight guests. It’s an intimate space that doesn’t intrude on the fairly large dining room, allowing you to rub elbows with other patrons while sipping on craft beers, house wines or bellinis made with fresh-fruit puree. Read More
Who designed our homes and shaped our neighborhoods?
By Michael Good | House Calls
They say you will know a man by his works.
If that were true, we should know a lot more than we do about the architects who designed our early 20th-century houses. These shadowy figures put their stamp on the plans that produced our houses and then departed the scene. A few left behind plans and news clippings, a few left behind children to tell their stories. But most left little or no evidence of their stay upon this earth — other than the houses they designed that we call home. Read More
By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch
We’re just over one month away from Election Day and it’s been an election year unlike any other. While the Trump vs. Clinton circus rightfully takes center stage, there are other races that will be decided on Nov. 8, as well. They don’t have nearly the entertainment value or generate anywhere near the level of anxiety that Trump’s candidacy has [and let’s face it, plenty of Republicans are just as horrified as Democrats], but these are important races that could have a significant impact locally. Read More
By Toni G. Atkins | Notes from Toni
When I boarded a plane bound for Paris in late November 2015, where I would participate in an international climate-change summit, my pride was still fresh from the Legislature recently passing Senate Bill 350, which expanded renewable energy and increased energy efficiency. However, we still had work to do on SB 32 to advance our targets for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Read More
By Katherine Hon | Past Matters
If you shop at Sprouts or use the University Heights Library, located at 4193 Park Blvd., you may have noticed the engaging mural that stretches across the south wall of the library building.
The mural was installed Sept. 29, 2009. It is 4 feet high by 80 feet long, and is made up of 10 panels painted on Alumalite, a lightweight corrugated aluminum panel typically used for building construction. Read More
A visit with San Diego Opera’s general director
By Charlene Baldridge
October ushers in the first full production in San Diego Opera’s 2016-17 season. For an opera company that nearly closed in 2014, creative endeavors are booming, with an expansion of what makes a season plus several new programs and activities that are more than enough to discombobulate the usual general director. Read More
By Margie M. Palmer
North Park businesses Shaper Studios and The Homebrewer San Diego were among the more than 200 exhibitors that participated in the second annual San Diego Maker Faire.
The award-winning, family-friendly event — celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability and more — returned to Balboa Park on Oct. 1 and 2. Read More
Blackmarket Bakery, an Orange County establishment, has opened at 4686 30th St., just south of Adams Avenue.
The bakery debuted in Costa Mesa in 2012 and added another location in Santa Ana this year. Read More
By Frank Sabatini Jr.
The kitchen is up and running at North Park Beer Co., which recently formed a partnership with Mastiff Sausage Company to oversee food operations. Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
The draft Community Plan Updates (CPUs) for Greater Golden Hill, North Park and Uptown have been forwarded to the San Diego City Council despite stakeholders’ concerns that the documents don’t adequately address potential historic districts or the Climate Action Plan (CAP). Read More