MAD expansion proposed for east Hillcrest

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Featured | 2 Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor More homeless people, more trash and dirty sidewalks. Citing these reasons and more, the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) is proposing to expand the maintenance assessment district (MAD) that serves the eastern side of the neighborhood between the state Route 163 overpass and Park Boulevard.

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Town council hears about hate crime, senator’s bills

By Mary M. McKenzie Hate crime was the focus of this month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC), held April 11 at the Joyce Beers Community Center. A distinguished panel shared the legal definition of hate crimes, ways to protect against them, and the appropriate response to them. All of the speakers agreed that hate crimes go beyond any particular administration.

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University Heights to mark iconic street sign’s 20th year

By SDCNN Staff The University Heights Community Association (UHCA), Park Boulevard merchants and residents, friends, family and neighbors will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the University Heights street sign on Park Boulevard on Saturday, April 29, from 5-8 p.m. Called “20 Electrifying Years,” the celebration will kick off with an opening event at 5 p.m. under the sign, in front of Park & Rec at 4612 Park Blvd., with appearances by County Supervisor Ron Roberts […]

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Monday mugs

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Restaurant Reviews | 1 Comment

By Dr. Ink Nearly a year after the quasi-Irish pub O’Hungry’s came under new ownership and switched to Hungry’s Kitchen & Tap, the original sign still hangs over the entrance as if nothing has changed. No website exists either, which further conceals the fact that the menu has been revised and the interior was remodeled. Tourists to Old Town may never know the difference, although to this local on the recent prowl for a beer […]

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Uptown News Food Briefs – April 21, 2017

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Featured, Food & Drink, Uptown Food Briefs | No Comments

By Frank Sabatini Jr. The long-vacant, two-story building at the corner of Ninth and University avenues in Hillcrest that was rumored to become a Japanese restaurant has been fully leased instead to Better Buzz Coffee Roasters. The Vista-based company is currently working with designers and architects to transform the house-like structure into a full-production roasting facility and café that will feature a “ring of seating” for customers to view the roasting process, said Daniel Greig, […]

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Letters to the editor – April 21, 2017

Posted: April 21st, 2017 | Featured, Letters to the Editor, Opinion | 2 Comments

For Hillcrest density  (Re: “Uptown Planners feel disrespected,” Vol. 9, Issue 7 or online at I’ve lived in Hillcrest for almost two decades and I’ve seen our neighborhood lag behind in development as other neighborhoods in the city, such as Little Italy, East Village and North Park, have become more vibrant and livable, and more inviting. Hillcrest is a great neighborhood in a city of 3 million people. It is not a village. Perhaps the […]

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