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Mission Hills Town Council update – May 8, 2015

Posted: May 8th, 2015 | Community Voices, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By David Espinoza The Mission Hills Town Council (MHTC) has been working to improve the experience of being a member of the community. On Feb. 25, the MHTC and Mission Hills Business Improvement District (BID) jointly hosted a forum on the topic of crime and homelessness. More than 100 residents and businesspersons from Mission Hills and Bankers Hill met at the United Methodist Church along with San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria, who represents the district, […]

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First and tallest at North Park’s ‘Busy Corner’

Posted: February 27th, 2015 | Communities, Community Voices, News, North Park, Top Story | No Comments

By Katherine Hon

For more than 100 years, the intersection of University Avenue and 30th Street has been North Park’s “Busy Corner.” While buses dominate the public transport scene today, the No. 2 and No. 7 lines were originally streetcars. The San Diego Electric Railway Company cut through the ridge at Georgia Street and laid track along University Avenue out to Fairmount Avenue in 1907. This became the No. 7 line. In 1909, the No. 2 line along 30th Street reached Upas Street by spanning Switzer Canyon on a steel truss bridge; by 1911, the No. 2 and No. 7 lines connected at University Avenue. At last the prediction made in the San Diego Union on Aug. 11, 1907, came true: “The beautifully located territory at the intersection of that [University] Avenue and 30th Street is sure to be the most valuable of that section … With two lines of transportation, [the area] is to become a highly favored section.”

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Mission Hills Town Council update – February 27, 2015

Posted: February 27th, 2015 | Communities, Community Voices, Featured, Mission Hills, News | No Comments

By David Espinoza At the annual trustees retreat on Jan. 24, the Mission Hills Town Council (MHTC) reinstated the research of a full and permanent closure of University Avenue (between Ibis and Front streets) as a top agenda item for 2015. This discussion evolved from a single-lane closure design that was initiated by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) on this same stretch of the University Avenue artery connecting Mission Hills to Hillcrest. Modification […]

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Walking the talk in North Park

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Communities, Community Voices, Featured, North Park | No Comments

By Katherine Hon If you want to trace the story of San Diego to its roots, North Park is the outdoor classroom for you. But you have to get out of your car and walk. That is the only way to capture the architectural details of master builders, find long-forgotten street names stamped in the sidewalk, and observe the consequences of good restoration versus bad remodeling.

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Welcome to Mission Hills Heritage

Posted: December 19th, 2014 | Community Voices, Featured, News | No Comments

By Barry Hager and Laura Largey Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) is a community-based nonprofit organization formed in 2004 to protect the historic charm and character of Mission Hills. Ours is one of the oldest and most intact early-20th century neighborhoods in San Diego, with two existing historic districts and more planned.

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