This month’s meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) announced the departure of HTC’s chair, Kath Rogers.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 Frank Sabatini Jr.
Back in 2000, when the notion of opening a bar that serves only wine was considered financially risky, longtime gay couple and world travelers Reuel Olin and Bob Grinchuk decided to take the gamble after returning from a trip to Paris.
They were impressed by the city’s “unique civilization” of wine bars and the myriad varietals and artisan cheeses they served.Read More
By Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor
With the news of San Diego’s outbreak of hepatitis A — which has infected more than 400 people, killing 16, mostly in the homeless community — San Diego Community News Network decided to catch up with the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA), and find out how this neighborhood can rise above the dire situation facing Downtown residents.
It’s widely known that Hillcrest residents and business owners have noticed an uptick in vagrancy in recent years and on occasions some people have experienced aggressive behavior. It is a common topic of conversation among friends and colleagues and has often been an agenda item at Hillcrest resident and business group meetings.Read More
By Benny Cartwright
The Hillcrest Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12, saw one of its largest crowds in recent years, with over 145 people in attendance to hear District 3 Councilmember Chris Ward speak about his strategies to address homelessness in San Diego.
With the homeless situation particularly visible in urban areas like Hillcrest, many residents spoke up demanding immediate solutions.Read More
By HBA Staff
With nearly 100 years of history, the Hillcrest Business Association continues to help shape the story of our neighborhood. And since 1984 — that story, along with the story of the Hillcrest sign — is celebrated with CityFest, an annual street fair and music festival that draws over 150,000 people to the heart of the community every August.
This year’s event, the Hillcrest CityFest Street & Music Festival, takes place Sunday, Aug. 13, from noon until 8 p.m., when CityFest At Night takes over the Grand Stage at the intersection of Fifth and University avenues, and runs until 11 p.m.Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
Right now, it’s just a huge hole in the ground. But by January 2019, if construction goes as planned, it will become a spanking new library for Mission Hills and Hillcrest.
City and state officials, library leaders and the construction team met July 31 near the new library site at the southwest corner of Washington and Front streets to talk about the $20-million project’s progress.Read More
By Jess Winans
The Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary in Hillcrest will be celebrating its centennial on Wednesday, Aug. 9, with an open house for the community.
“Beyond funeral services, we feel strongly that the mortuary role is to carry on the legacy of the citizens of that community,” said Sean Bulthuis, current manager of the mortuary. “Every life deserves to be celebrated. The mortuary is no different than a museum or library. Our role is to support citizens and the community during a difficult time when they’ve lost a loved one.”Read More