EXPERIENCE MISSION HILLS CULINARY SCENE
The seventh annual Taste of Mission Hills will return to the neighborhood on Oct. 10 from 5–9 p.m. This year, more than 25 local bars, restaurants, and cafés are participating.
Included with the price of admission is free transportation, provided by Old Town Trolley, which will take dining guests from and to each participating venue.
From Fort Stockton Drive to India Street, this event encompasses five miles of Mission Hills and promises a night of tasty experiences. Presented by the Mission Hills Business Improvement District, this event is the group’s yearly fundraiser. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
They are available for purchase at several locations around Mission Hills including at US Bank, 610 West Washington St.; One Mission Realty, 928 Ft. Stockton Drive, Suite 217; Patio Express Community Market, 928 Ft. Stockton Drive, Suite 101; and Mission Nails and Spa, 928 Ft. Stockton Drive, Suite 115. They are also offered online at bit.ly/BuyTasteofMH.
For more information, including a full list of participating business, visit bit.ly/TasteofMH.
NEW HILLCREST SHUTTLE SCHEDULE
The Access Hillcrest shuttle will now operate seven days a week, with a new weekend route in east Hillcrest.
In addition to its weekday schedule, the new route will run Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Visitors will be allowed to park in the Unified School District Parking Lot at 4207 Campus Ave. and catch rides all over the neighborhood. The weekday shuttle will still run Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m. through the heart of Hillcrest, Monday through Friday.
For a map of the shuttle routes, visit bit.ly/access-hillcrest.
PSA FLIGHT 182 REMEMBERED
On Sept. 15, San Diego commemorated 40 years since the tragic Pacific Southwest Airlines flight that crash landed in North Park, which killed 144 people.
Councilmember Chris Ward joined city and state officials, as well as first responders and family of those that lost their lives, in remembering the event. Officials presented a plaque in honor of those who perished in the accident.
A public screening of the documentary “Return to Dwight and Nile,” which recounts the story of the crash, was also shown at Grossmont College.
BANKERS HILL WELCOMES NEW DEVELOPMENT
Southern California developer Zephyr has announced the completion of their newest luxury development in Bankers Hill. The mixed-use, 14-story tower sits on the corner of Sixth Avenue and Palm Street, overlooking Balboa Park.
With a lobby that features hand-crafted design by internationally recognized designer Lorena Gaxiola, personal wine storage lockers for tenants, a negative edge pool on the second story, as well as two furnished hotel-style guest suites that homeowners can reserve for guests, The Park aims to achieve a new level of luxury in San Diego.
The average condominium size is 2,300 square feet with 460 square feet of outdoor living space per residence. The top two floors house four penthouses, each offering 90-degree views of the San Diego skyline. Zephyr describes the penthouses as the “crème de la crème of condominium living.” The largest of the penthouses has already sold, which is the highest recorded sale in Bankers Hill history.
Fifty percent of the available condos have already been filled, with those still available starting at $1.25 million. For more information on pricing, availability or scheduling a private tour, visit theparkbankershill.com.
SPRECKLES ORGAN ON HIATUS
Following reports that a key component has broken down, the world famous Spreckels Organ is temporarily disabled. The 20-horsepower electric motor — which supplies air to the 103-year-old organ — has failed. While it is currently undergoing repairs, the organ pavilion will be unable to perform its regular 2 p.m. concert on Oct. 6.
In lieu of the concert, there will be a special exhibit on Oct. 6 where guests can take a look inside the massive organ and learn about how it works. Jared Jacobsen, San Diego Civic Organist from 1978–1985, will be onstage to answer questions and describe the instrument’s interior.
Repairs for the organ have already been coordinated by the Spreckels Organ Society and will be paid for by the city of San Diego. Residents and tourists are encouraged to stop by for a look inside this sophisticated mechanism and to learn from the people who maintain it.
Visit spreckelsorgan.org for more information and updates.
—Compiled by Jules Shane, SDCNN editorial intern.