Mission Hills

‘Dirt turned’

Posted: August 11th, 2017 | Communities, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, News, Top Story | No Comments

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.

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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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Time to RSVP for canyon stakeholder workshops

Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By SDCNN Staff Friends of the Mission Hills Canyon will be hosting meetings for residents who are concerned about protecting local canyons. The first of a series of Mission Hills Canyon Enhancement Planning Stakeholder Workshops will be from 9 a.m. — noon on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Francis Parker Middle School Auditorium, located at 4201 Randolph St. in Mission Hills.

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Colonial Revival featured at Historic Home Tour in Mission Hills

Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Feature, Featured, Mission Hills | No Comments

By Janet Worthey The Mission Hills neighborhood of San Diego features a rich variety of early-20th-century architectural styles built during the neighborhood’s rapid growth. This year, Mission Hills Heritage will be showcasing the Colonial Revival style during its 12th annual Historic Home Tour. Merely hearing the term “Colonial Revival” evokes visions of East Coast Colonial homes of white wooden structures or grand redbrick homes with well-kept green lawns and graceful trees. In wintertime, smoke swirls […]

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Discovery on India Street

By Frank Sabatini Jr.

It isn’t until you peer through a canopy of trees that the signage for Pizza e Birra comes into focus. Drive past too quickly, and you could easily miss this Italian restaurant and its vine-enclosed patio, both of which occupy part of a mixed-use residential structure called The Charmer built in 2011 by acclaimed urban-housing architect Jonathan Segal.

The pizzeria previously served as Segal’s office. In his classic neo-industrial style, the space is marked by exposed air ducts and big glass windows gracing a welcoming open-floor layout similar to Trust restaurant, located at the base of Segal’s recently completed project, the Mr. Robinson lofts in Hillcrest.

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