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ESCAPE if you can!

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Communities, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer

An accountant, a college student and two journalists walk into an art gallery. Within moments, the door locks behind them. The group has been given a mission — find and locate an item that has been intricately hidden within its walls. They have 60 minutes to complete the mission and escape.

This isn’t the plot to a suspense film; it’s just another day at Escapism, a puzzle room in Hillcrest.

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Beauty and altruism

Posted: February 24th, 2017 | Communities, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

Beauty by Dolly celebrated its first decade in Hillcrest in 2015, and over the course of that time, the family-owned business founded by two Iranian-American sisters has gratefully given back to the local community.

For example, Beauty by Dolly on Feb. 15 teamed up with Big Sister League of San Diego and Blo Blow Dry Bar Gaslamp to participate in a Random Acts of Kindness Week event.

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New councilmember speaks to Hillcrest Town Council

Posted: January 13th, 2017 | Feature, Featured, Hillcrest, News | No Comments

By Mary M. McKenzie San Diego City Councilmember Chris Ward was the featured speaker at the Hillcrest Town Council’s first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Marking his first 30 days in office, Ward spoke to the gathering about his plans and goals for District 3. Ward said he has been appointed to the Rules, the Environment, and Public Safety committees.

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Book lovers rejoice!

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Communities, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, News, Top Story | No Comments

Construction set for new library

Ken Williams | Editor

Sometime next April, a wrecking ball will begin demolishing the old IBEW building at the corner of Washington and Front streets, signaling the beginning of construction on the long-awaited Mission Hills-Hillcrest library.

Todd Gloria, in the waning days of serving out his two terms as District 3 council member before he heads to Sacramento as the newly elected District 78 assembly member, presided over a small ceremony on Nov. 22 to announce the plans and show off the $20 million library’s architectural design.

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Who’s ready for Taste ‘N Tinis?

Posted: December 2nd, 2016 | Featured, Food & Drink, Hillcrest | No Comments

By Margie M. Palmer It’s no great secret that the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) knows how to throw a party, and their upcoming event, Taste ‘N Tinis, is no exception. The annual cocktail party will take place on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4-9 p.m. As in years past, the HBA has partnered with local businesses to offer holiday shoppers a festive treat. For those who haven’t indulged in years past, Taste ‘N Tinis allows participants […]

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Dance fever

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Arts & Entertainment, Feature, Hillcrest, Top Story | No Comments

Putting a little Cori-ography in their lives

By Margie M. Palmer

The nation’s love affair with dance is real.

Even the sparsest television viewers have some familiarity with shows like “Dancing with the Stars,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “America’s Best Dance Crew.” Partner dance is beautiful to watch, regardless of the choreographed style.

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Ground broken on Hillcrest fire station

Posted: November 4th, 2016 | Hillcrest, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Ken Williams | Editor

City officials symbolically broke ground on Tuesday, Nov. 1, for a new Fire Station No. 5 in Hillcrest. The price tag is $9.2 million.

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria and Fire-Rescue Chief Brian Fennessy presided over a brief ceremony outside the outdated fire station, located at the northwest corner of University and Ninth avenues.

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