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Warner-Carrillo Stagecoach Rides Offer a Return to History

| November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Warner-Carrillo Stagecoach Rides Offer a Return to History

As the only stage ride in the country like it, the Warner-Carrillo stage rides again! From noon to 4 p.m., Sunday, November 13,a one-of-a-kind celebration of the Old West: stagecoach rides will take place at the 1850’s Warner-Carrillo Ranch House Museum in Warner Springs. Built in 1857 by Vicenta Carrillo, a prominent Californio woman rancher, […]

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Measure C – Exclude the Midway-Pacific Highway Community Plan Area from the 30-Foot Height Limit on Buildings in the Coastal Zone

| November 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sierra Club believes that urban infill projects should be supported when they follow smart planning principles, consider environmental impacts, provide needed public facilities, including parks and open space, and provide a healthful living environment.  Removing the Coastal Height Limit in the Midway- Pacific Highway Community Plan area, as proposed in Measure C, fails to meet […]

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No on Measure ‘C’

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

By Lisa Mortensen  Measure ‘C’ will be on the ballot in November.  It will allow the lifting of the decades’ long height restriction in the Midway District.  If this restriction is lifted, then City Hall has basically allowed for a wholesale lifting of all building regulations; allowing for-profit developers to build high rises extending downtown […]

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“I Did It” – The Story of Gina Champion-Cain

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
“I Did It” – The Story of Gina Champion-Cain

For those of us who knew Gina Champion-Cain, a Mission Hills resident, and the owner of numerous San Diego restaurants, two local markets and vacation properties, it’s still difficult to understand what motivated her to earn the title as the “mastermind behind the largest woman-led Ponzi scheme in US history—$400 million, plus or minus.” To […]

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“Mayor and Council Ignored Promises of a Full, Open Public Discussion”

| August 9, 2022 | 0 Comments
“Mayor and Council Ignored Promises of a Full, Open Public Discussion”

By Paul Krueger There were many reasons for the City Council to soundly defeat Mayor Todd Gloria’s ill-conceived settlement proposal for the Ash Street litigation. But one very important factor was lost in the machinations that led to the council’s July 26 approval of the settlement. One month earlier, on June 27, Council President Sean […]

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The Power of Collaboration with the Spirit of the Community

| July 4, 2022 | 0 Comments
The Power of Collaboration with the Spirit of the Community

It is my belief that as Americans we are given the opportunity to use our skills and talents to make a difference, and that through the power of collaboration and the spirit of community, we can create viable solutions in our lifetime. That is something that I truly believe is possible.  With the celebration of […]

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California State Auditor Releases Scathing Report on Regional Housing Needs Assessment

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
California State Auditor Releases Scathing Report on Regional Housing Needs Assessment

On March 17, Michael S. Tilden, the Acting California State Auditor, issued a blistering critique of the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and its Regional Housing Needs Assessments (RHNA). The Auditor found problems in the HCD methodology that may have inflated RHNA requirements by hundreds of thousands of housing units. The Auditor concludes […]

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Big Plans for Revitalization of the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center

| April 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

As we all know, change is inevitable.  And sometimes adversity builds character.   Recently, many of you shared with me that you would like to be a part of the planning process and the discussions on developments happening in your community.  With that in mind, a Mission Hills neighbor shared with me information on a […]

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Uptown for All Candidates Win Uptown Planners’ Election

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Uptown for All Candidates Win Uptown Planners’ Election

Candidates Express Their Gratitude It’s official!  Matt Brown, Tony Silvia, and Patty Ducey-Brooks have been elected to the board of Uptown Planners.  Thanks to residents and business owners in Mission Hills, Middletown, Hillcrest, University Heights, Bankers Hill, Marston Hills, and the Medical Complex who came to the election sites to vote this past month. You […]

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Uptown For All: Candidates for Uptown Planners

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments

Uptown Planners is the local Community Planning Group which serves in an advisory role to the city.  This board consist of 17 citizens elected by the residents and business owners of Uptown, which includes Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, University Heights, Mission Hills, Middletown, the Medical Complex, and Marston Hills. Upcoming Election Three excellent candidates have come […]

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