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Five Points-Middletown

Bill Maddox: Trekking for the cure

Uptown resident and Parkinson’s patient raising funds for monumental Everest climb By Delle Willett | SDUN Reporter Bill Maddox’s mother had Alzheimer’s, osteoporosis and Parkinson’s disease. After her death from complications related to the diseases, Maddox noticed some shaking in his right hand and attributed it to the stress of losing his mother and from a start up company that went sideways.

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Dining on a former loading dock

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Restaurant Review In less than a decade, local entrepreneur Russ Kindom went from operating a small, remote wine bar in East Village to what is probably the largest of its kind in California. In doing so, he moved the business several miles into a massive space left behind by Pier I Imports on Hancock Street, a stone’s throw from the foot of Washington Street.

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Regional Bike Corridor Project under review at Uptown meeting

Goals outlined & suggestions submitted; SANDAG to return in spring for 3rd workshop By Dave Schwab | SDUN Reporter Community planning and transportation representatives, including many from Uptown, weighed in Wednesday, Feb. 6 on the Uptown Regional Bike Corridor Project, giving their suggestions on what could be done to create an interlocking network of citywide bike paths to help connect neighborhoods.

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SANDAG seeks biking input

Uptown communities express goals, concerns over regional bicycle corridor plans By Dave Schwab | SDUN Reporter Approximately 40 representatives from major community planning and transportation groups were asked to dream big at a brainstorming workshop held Dec. 5. Organized by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the meeting was the first of its kind to solicit public input on updating the citywide regional bike corridor plans, including Uptown.

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The year in review

From Todd Gloria to undergrounding, our take on the top 10 stories of 2012 By Anthony King | SDUN Editor The year is all but done, and in looking back, Uptown has had one good year. While never exhaustive, we have put together a list of the top 10 stories for our neighborhoods. We could not include everything – the last HillQuest guide, Walgreens, the Caltrans building sale in Old Town, lily-gate and parking, parking, […]

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Uptown communities toast new administration

Party held at The LGBT Center for Mayor Bob Filner & Council President Todd Gloria

By Anthony King | SDUN Editor

Neighborhoods from across San Diego were well represented at a celebration of Mayor Bob Filner on inauguration day, Monday, Dec. 3. The toast, which included several Uptown restaurants, was held at The LGBT Community Center in Hillcrest. Both Filner and new Council President Todd Gloria were honored in an evening that lasted several hours.

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Uptown Briefs Nov. 23

2012 SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO 3-DAY RAISES $6.5 MILLION; CITYWIDE BIKE-SHARE PROGRAM EXPECTED TO CREATE JOBS; INAUGURAL OCEAN BEACH RESTAURANT WEEK SET; WESTERN SLOPES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION LAUNCHED; ADAMS AVENUE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RESIGNS; FREE MYSMN CONSULTATIONS FOR SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY; HILLCREST PITA JUNGLE JOINS WITH MEALS-ON-WHEELS SAN DIEGO; AFFORDABLE HOUSING GROUP HONORS ASSEMBLYMEMBER ATKINS

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Uptown Calendar Nov. 23 – Dec. 6

Friday, Nov. 23
Bonkers!: 9 p.m., Bonkers! EDM dance party, Bar Pink, 3829 30th St.
Marston House Museum Tours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Marston House Museum, 3525 Seventh Ave., $8 adults, $5 seniors and $4 children (6-12)

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