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CrossFit Hillcrest to rebrand itself, change its name

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, News | 1 Comment

By Margie M. Palmer

The University Avenue business district in Hillcrest will be getting a new tenant in early August. The building that once housed Wine Steals is being transformed into a place that’s designed to help transform bodies.

What’s notable about the new leaseholder, Hillcrest Athletic Club, is that its members are largely credited for turning their dreams of a larger workout space into a reality.

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Hearing from our veterans

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Congressional Watch, Featured, News | No Comments

By Andy Cohen | Congressional Watch Too often the articles we read — in general, but about politics specifically — can be considered entirely negative in nature. In this column I have often highlighted the negative actions/positions/ statements of San Diego’s members of Congress — usually our Republican members of Congress, but occasionally our Democratic members as well. And while I try to find more positive events to discuss, the unfavorable tends to be far more […]

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Crooning about the Seven Kingdoms

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

Musical based on popular HBO show to premier Comic-Con weekend By David Dixon George RR Martin fans can’t complain about a lack of fantasy experiences in July. Not only is season seven of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” starting July 16, but a panel on the show will be taking place at Comic-Con International on July 21. And as the annual comic festival gets underway Downtown, the comedy titled “Game of Thrones: The Musical” will be […]

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Hard lemonade dilemma

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Bars & Happy Hours, Featured, Food & Drink | No Comments

By Dr. Ink For those who eschew chain restaurants, Wood Ranch Grill offers a little more style and plenty of breathing space, at least when dropping in for happy hour held on weekdays in the roomy bar lounge. In addition, the drink and food deals cover all bases, starting with a decent craft beer list. All of them — either drafts or by the bottle — are $2 off their regular prices.

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Uptown News Food Briefs – July 14, 2017

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. | Uptown News Food Briefs Restaurateur Frankie Terzoli, a former contestant of Bravo’s “Top Chef” (season two) who once ran the long-shuttered Big Easy in Hillcrest, will open a seafood-centric restaurant within 57 Degrees wine and craft-beer bar in Middletown by mid-fall. Tentatively named Fish Mongers Market, the venture will occupy a front section and back patio of the sprawling structure and serve lunch and dinner. Terzoli also plans on utilizing […]

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Got their game faces on

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured | No Comments

Video game exhibit debuts at Fleet Science Center By Jess Winans For one boy, who looked to be 7 or 8, something old was something new. He cozied up to a Pac-Man arcade game, studied it for a few moments, and then began playing the classic game trying to munch down on all the yellow dots while attempting to avoid the ghosts that were out to get him. Chances are high that the boy’s parents […]

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Gila Rut turns 25, celebrates from the heart

Posted: July 14th, 2017 | Featured, News | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

Gila Rut salon owner Keri Davis-Duffy has always believed in giving back. This year, in honor of the salon’s 25th anniversary, Davis-Duffy and her team will be venturing to the Ronald McDonald House to offer 25 mini-makeovers to the girls and their families.

Gila Rut will also be holding a month-long fundraising drive at the salon, located in the HUB shopping center in Hillcrest.

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Politicians hand out awards at Summer Social

By Mary M. McKenzie Assemblymember Todd Gloria was the guest of honor at the second annual Hillcrest Town Council Summer Social on July 6 at Uptown Tavern in Hillcrest. Gloria had just arrived from Sacramento and shared some of his achievements with the crowd, such as helping to pass a balanced state budget, and allotting more money for higher education and for the homeless, especially homeless youth.

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‘I walk’

By Blake and Gwen Beckcom | Fitness Together Often when conversing with someone, the small talk generally leads to “What do you do for a living?” I always find that to be an interesting topic due to the myriad and variety of occupations and careers that abound in our society and I am generally all ears. When it comes time for me to end questioning and begin clarifying what we do as fitness professionals, invariably one […]

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