By Ken Williams | Editor
Supporters of the Wolf in the Woods restaurant, proposed to operate out of a historical building in Mission Hills, packed the Uptown Planners meeting on Nov. 7.Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
Tonya Torosian has one of those jobs that brings great joy amid inescapable heartache.
As chief executive officer of the local nonprofit Promises2Kids, Torosian works diligently to help thousands of foster children who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse or have been severely neglected by their parents or caregivers.Read More
By Mary M. McKenzie Gerrie Trussell, the new Uptown Community Parking District executive director, and Marc Marconi, the Hillcrest project manager, updated the Hillcrest Town Council on Nov. 14 about various efforts underway to make Hillcrest a lot easier to navigate. Although there are several mobility issues in Hillcrest, one of the most volatile is the balance between cars and bicycles.Read More
By Jake Sutton I moved to Bankers Hill in the spring of 2002, having originally been from Michigan. Like many transplants, I initially lived at the beach, but soon began wanting a more urban feel for my new home. So, I moved into a historic Victorian house on Albatross Street with views of Downtown and San Diego Bay, and from that vantage point watched Downtown San Diego and Little Italy grow from quiet areas into […]Read More
The history of the J.C. Penney department store in North Park By Katherine Hon Newcomers may only know the boxy two-story building on the southeast corner of Ray Street and University Avenue as the former location of Wang’s North Park. Residents who have been here longer may remember Big Lots occupying that building during the early 2000s and REI before then. But the building we see today at 3029 University Ave. originated in 1942 as a […]Read More
Ken Williams | Editor
No, it’s not your imagination. The Georgia Street Bridge project on University Avenue in North Park is running way behind schedule.
The historical bridge is undergoing a $14 million face-lift to restore the aging landmark to its original glory, and the rehabilitation project was originally envisioned to be finished by now.Read More
Hillcrest Business Association conducted its annual meeting on Oct. 10 at The Offices of M. Roland and Associations, on the top floor of the Mr. Robinson building on the corner of Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue.
Guests sipped wine or cocktails and sampled sliders at the mixer-style meeting that was open to the public. HBA executive director Benjamin Nicholls shared the annual report, and elections were held for seven seats on the HBA board of directors as well as a seat on the Uptown Community Parking District board.Read More