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Horticultural History: Kate Sessions’ Lost and Found Gardens of Balboa Park

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Horticultural History: Kate Sessions’ Lost and Found Gardens of Balboa Park

This winter Nancy Carol Carter, club historian, spoke about three of Kate Sessions’ Gardens while giving us a healthy dose of Balboa Park’s history. The three gardens Kate authored for the Park are the Aloe and Agave Garden, the Cactus Garden and the San Jose Hester Palm Garden (or “grove,” Nancy says, “is more accurate.”) […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| April 5, 2021 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

Last year Mission Hills Heritage began an ambitious project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as an historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic district status will highlight the history of Inspiration Heights and its importance to Mission Hills and San Diego, and help protect the […]

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Completion of One Paseo in San Diego

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Completion of One Paseo in San Diego

Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced that construction is complete on One Paseo, located on the southwest corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real in San Diego. Ware Malcomb provided master planning and architectural design services for the retail project component.  One Paseo is a mixed-use master-planned project incorporating office, […]

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Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

| January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage to Nominate Inspiration Heights to National Register

Mission Hills Heritage has begun a project to nominate Inspiration Heights—one of the earliest subdivisions in Mission Hills—as a historic district for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. The long-anticipated step of bestowing historic district status on Inspiration Heights will help protect the irreplaceable architectural gems that line the streets of Inspiration Heights. […]

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The ASID San Diego Chapter Introduces Its New President

| November 15, 2020 | 0 Comments
The ASID San Diego Chapter Introduces Its New President

Suzi OBrien, the principal designer and CEO of EcoLux Interiors of San Diego, has been elected president of the American Society of Interior Designers’ (ASID) San Diego chapter for a one-year term. OBrien focuses on residential interiors, specializing in eco-friendly design.  A recent remodel achieved “Platinum” status from Green Point Rated, which provides third-party verification […]

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Final Phases of Civita Park Include Four Acres of Playgrounds, Picnic Areas and Gardens

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
Final Phases of Civita Park Include Four Acres of  Playgrounds, Picnic Areas and Gardens

The final phases of Civita Park are complete and have opened to the public, adding approximately four acres of colorful playgrounds, game areas, ornamental gardens and open lawns to the 14.3-acre park, which is the largest park in Mission Valley.   Highlights include: ?      Two playgrounds, one for children two-to-five years of age, and the other […]

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HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

| October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments
HRB Designates Old Mission Hills Branch Library a Historic Resource

By Barry Hager On September 24, 2020, the City’s Historic Resources Board (HRB) voted to designate the old Mission Hills Branch Public Library, located at 925 W. Washington Street, as a historic resource. The board voted 9-1 in favor of designation, with more than one board member describing the building as a “slam dunk” for […]

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Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial with “Forward Into Light”

| August 25, 2020 | 0 Comments
Cabrillo National Monument Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial with “Forward Into Light”

San Diego, CA: On August 18, 1920, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment, which Congress had passed just 15 months before, reaching the required three-fourths ratification to become law. Eight days later, on August 26, passage was certified by U.S. Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. One of the shortest Amendments to […]

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Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

| August 4, 2020 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage Launches Podcast Walking Tour Series

Mission Hills Heritage is pleased to announce a series of podcast walking tours of Mission Hills.  With social distancing and other health measures in place due to the pandemic, the group has decided to place a hold on this year’s live events and instead offer a series of free, on-demand podcast walking tours focusing on […]

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