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100 … and counting!

By Dave Fidlin

Organizations recognize Balboa Park’s centennial anniversary with new exhibits

It all began with the expansion of the Panama Canal — and a desire to capitalize on its entry into San Diego.

As the venerable Balboa Park celebrates the 100 mark since the momentous occasion, several local organizations are pausing and reflecting on the milestone for a landmark that initially did not have a long-term prognosis in the community.

Beginning this Saturday, Jan. 31, the San Diego History Center (SDHC) will kick off its latest exhibit, “San Diego Invites the World: The 1915 Expo.” The 14-month display will run through the end of March 2016.

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Tactical urbanism for Hillcrest, anyone?

Posted: January 16th, 2015 | Communities, Feature, From the Cover, News, Top Story | 6 Comments

By B.J. Coleman

When strategic planning cannot provide new outdoor public space, what are city dwellers craving open-air gathering sites to do? One solution comes under the rubric of “tactical urbanism,” in which individual residents and local businesses join forces to create their own small-bore outside areas, by bumping out sidewalks into existing street parking slots. These scaled-down takeovers of pavement for people’s use are known as “parklets.”

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