First-graders see fire station spring into action

Posted: November 3rd, 2017 | Feature, News, Top Story | No Comments

By Jennifer Morrissey

First-grade students from Albert Einstein Academy got to experience firefighters racing into action on a recent visit to Fire Station No. 11, on the corner of Broadway and 25th Street in Golden Hill.

The academy is a German-immersion International Baccalaureate school with an elementary school in South Park and a middle school in Grant Hill.

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Local man shares his story of homelessness in ‘Tony – The Movie’

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Lucia Viti

Tony Rodriguez is an intelligent and articulate man. The San Diego native is described as humble, kind, compassionate, loyal and creative. Sporting an associate’s degree in graphic arts from Mesa College, Tony draws, paints and assembles sculptures made from discarded items. Tenacious and handy with tools, he can even fix a bicycle “in a heartbeat.”

Five years ago, Tony lost his job as a waiter, despite a 15-year tenure. Lacking financial and familial support, he could no longer afford his basement apartment. Homeless, Tony said he learned to survive living on the streets because it was “easier than living in shelters.”

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HBA holds annual meeting

Hillcrest Business Association conducted its annual meeting on Oct. 10 at The Offices of M. Roland and Associations, on the top floor of the Mr. Robinson building on the corner of Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue.

Guests sipped wine or cocktails and sampled sliders at the mixer-style meeting that was open to the public. HBA executive director Benjamin Nicholls shared the annual report, and elections were held for seven seats on the HBA board of directors as well as a seat on the Uptown Community Parking District board.

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‘Feeling of hope’

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Feature, Top Story | No Comments

By Joyell Nevins

“It was a light along the way — what at times was a very hard way.”

That’s how Mission Hills resident and breast cancer survivor Christine Trimble describes the Susan G. Komen San Diego (Komen SD) foundation. Meet Trimble and support the foundation’s efforts at its annual Race for the Cure, held from 6:30-10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 1, in Balboa Park.

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Bankers Hill Business Group grows along with its community

By Colette Mauzeralle

Founded in August 2011, the Bankers Hill Business Group is on a mission: Promote and advocate for area businesses, and increase awareness of Bankers Hill as a destination neighborhood.

Partially funded by the city’s Micro District Program, the group is managed solely by volunteer business owners, many of whom have been around since the group’s inception.

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Uptown News Briefs: Oct. 20–Nov. 2, 2017

Posted: October 20th, 2017 | Opinion & News, Uptown Briefs | No Comments


Gov. Jerry Brown issued an emergency proclamation on Oct. 13 that allows the state to boost its supply of vaccines to combat the hepatitis A crisis.

Most of the hepatitis A incidents have occurred in San Diego County, but cases have now also been reported in Los Angeles and Santa Cruz counties. While a majority of the cases have involved the homeless or people who use illegal drugs, others have not fit into those categories.

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