Target formally announced on Thursday, Jan. 11, that it will open a small-format store in November in a historical retail building in North Park.Read More
In 1935, as the United States was recovering from the Great Depression, a North Park businessman focused his creativity and company resources on developing affordable housing for the average wage earner. That businessman was George Klicka, manager of Klicka Lumber Company of North Park.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
By Ken Williams | Editor
San Diego County is currently soliciting bids to demolish the old probation office located at 3977 Ohio St. in North Park.
The outdated structure, which was built almost 50 years ago and is not historically significant to preservationists, was shuttered on June 8.Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor
The North Park Mini-Park, which has languished in legal limbo for many years, is back on the drawing board, and residents who have reviewed the concept are giving the design double thumbs-up.
The mini-park will replace an unused parking lot directly behind the historic Observatory North Park theater and another building housing the New Life Cleaners and Stern’s Gym. The half-acre, city-owned site is bounded by 29th Street on the east, North Park Way on the south and Granada Avenue on the west.Read More
By Ken Williams | Editor There are two sides of the same coin, as the saying goes, and that seems to apply to the Observatory North Park. To hear some local residents describe it, the historic theater is breathing life into North Park after dark, enriching our cultural fabric with nationally known music acts and popular local events like the Friends of Jefferson Elementary holiday show and the annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival.Read More
By Jess Winans North Park Planning Committee (NPPC) members voted unanimously at their monthly meeting on July 19 to send their prioritization list of local projects to be included in the city’s Community Improvement Program (CIP). The city has tasked all its community planning groups to prioritize their projects by August to be included in a five-year plan. Being listed in the CIP does not mean that the city will be building any of the […]Read More