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A house made of onyx and imagination

A rare Richard Requa headlines the Old House Fair Home Tour in South Park

By Michael Good

(Editor’s note: The Old House Fair takes over South Park and Golden Hill on Saturday, June 20. More coverage here.)

Considering his reputation as one of San Diego’s most influential and prolific architects, it’s surprising there aren’t more historic houses with Richard Requa on their plaques in the Uptown area, where there are scores of Irving Gills and historic homes by other early 20th-century masters.

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Exploring the history, neighborhood charm of South Park and Golden Hill

By Marsha Smelkinson It started 17 years ago as a small block party with exhibit booths on Beech Street in what was known then as part of Golden Hill. Today, the Old House Fair is a signature event for South Park, where a neighborhood has built its identity around the historic charm of its streets lined with early 20th-century homes.

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Angel tears

By Frank Sabatini Jr. Sushi snobs might scoff initially at many of the rolls available at Fire Horse Nine Dragons Pan Asian Bar & Bistro before granting fast forgiveness. The “crab” used in a majority of them is actually “krab,” meaning it’s the imitation stuff aficionados know right off the bat as pollock and fish paste. The tradeoff, however, are the five-star presentations of nearly everything served here.

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TargetExpress fight spawns South Park Town Council

Posted: March 13th, 2015 | Communities, News, South Park, Top Story | 43 Comments

By Hutton Marshall

On the sunny, Sunday afternoon of March 8, approximately 100 South Park residents and local activists gathered for a rally on one of the neighborhood’s most contentious issues to date. The gathering was not only a passionate rebuke of the Target store planned for the former Gala Foods site, it served as the inaugural fundraising event for the South Park Town Council.

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Opinion – February 27

Editorial: Banner year in community planning ahead Neighborhood elections could set vision, have impact on community development for a generation By Chris Ward Nearly 10 years ago, a proposed 12-story residential, commercial and public parking development at Third and University avenues sparked a firestorm of conversation in the Hillcrest neighborhood about the future of the community. Exchanges about character, infrastructure, traffic, parking and quality of life arose from passionate urbanists and preservationists and those in-between.

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South Park TargetExpress delays opening

Posted: February 13th, 2015 | Featured, News, South Park | 6 Comments

By Dave Schwab The proposed opening of a TargetExpress store in South Park’s remodeled Gala Food site on the corner of Grape and Fern streets has been delayed from summer until fall. “We have adjusted our projected opening date to October 2015 in order to ensure the property meets or exceeds governmental codes and regulations,” Target spokesperson Kristen Emmons said.

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South Park’s favorite neighborhood bar gets a new neighbor

South Park Brewing Company to open next door to Hamilton’s By Cody Thompson | Suds in the City Growing up in North County, I always dreamt of moving to Downtown so I could be close to the energy and nightlife that was San Diego. I guess I always expected life in Downtown would resemble living a never-ending episode of “Friends.” Find a coffee shop and spend your days carefree, laughing it up with people that make […]

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Fight against South Park TargetExpress continues

By Dave Schwab

A grass-roots community group and a nonprofit grocers association have joined forces to oppose a TargetExpress store proposed to go in the remodeled Gala Foods site on the corner of Grape and Fern streets.

Community activist group Care About South Park and Mark Arabo, CEO of the Neighborhood Market Association (NMA), are lobbying against Target’s proposal, claiming the corporation’s plans threaten area small businesses.

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South Park’s holiday events beckon

The unique neighborhood offers shoppers an alternative Morgan M. Hurley | Contributing Editor For the second year in a row, the South Park Business Group (SPBG) plans to turn their unique business district into a holiday shopper’s paradise with two events that they hope will bring local residents and others from around the county out of their homes and into the neighborhood for food, festivities and fun.

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