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‘The sting of defeat’

Bicycling advocates optimistic despite setback over University Avenue project

By Ken Williams | Editor

Down but not out. That seems to describe bicycling advocates’ reactions after the region’s transportation panel voted against a compromise plan with broad community support that had been proposed to improve biking along University Avenue from Washington to Normal streets.

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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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The ‘cherry tree’ of Mission Hills

By Frank Sabatini Jr. The year was 1975. “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC and the Vietnam War had ended. In San Diego, Led Zeppelin played to a sold-out Sports Arena while down at the foot of Washington Street, restaurant-goers with pedestrian palates began digging on miso soup and udon noodles at a humble, little joint called Yoshino Japanese Restaurant.

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As luck would have it

Allen Hazard and Janet O’Dea thought they were documenting a historic neighborhood, but they were writing a book

By Michael Good | HouseCalls

True to form, Friday, March 13, was not a particularly audacious day in Mission Hills, particularly if you were running a plumbing enterprise. Someone had reported a gas leak and the city had turned off the supply to a good portion of the neighborhood.

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Who’s running for Uptown Planners this year?

By Hutton Marshall | Editor Tomorrow, March 2, residents of Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, Mission Hills, University Heights and Five Points/Middletown—which has a nice ring to it—will vote in seven new board members for the all-volunteer Uptown Community Planning Group, more commonly known as the Uptown Planners. Update: The candidates elected were Jennifer Pesqueira, Ken Tablang, Michael Brennan, Mat Wahlstrom, Kyle Heiskala, Dana Hook and Jay Newington. The will be seated at the April 7 Uptown […]

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