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Your Voice Does Matter

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

It has been a busy month of community challenges and opportunities. Hillcrest residents and business owners are dealing with SANDAG’s proposal to eliminate parking spaces (upward of 100) for more bike paths. Mission Hills residents and visitors are fighting to keep MTS from eliminating the 83-bus route. Concerned residents of Mission Hills and Old Town […]

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A Visionary Approach to Getting Around San Diego

| June 3, 2015 | 2 Comments
A Visionary Approach to Getting Around San Diego

Last month I attended the Mission Hills Town Council meeting to hear from Alan Hoffman, lecturer in City Planning at SDSU and an advisor on transportation and long-range planning, who began working on Uptown 2025. Uptown 2025 came about after Hoffman heard from local business owners how concerned they were that SANDAG was planning to […]

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“Bingo with Barry” fundraiser set for June 6

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
“Bingo with Barry” fundraiser set for June 6

Ready for an evening to raise fun and funds to repaint the San Diego Indoor Sports Club, at 3030 Front Street? Mark your calendars for the first Saturday in June beginning at 6 p.m. with a social hour featuring expansive views of the San Diego Bay and tours of the building which has been home-away-from-home […]

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City Council Extends Interim Height Ordinance

| December 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
City Council Extends Interim Height Ordinance

By Barry E. Hager  On November 5th the City Council voted unanimously to extend the Uptown Interim Height Ordinance (IHO).  The extension will remain in effect until the new community plan and zoning are in place, meaning there will be no need to extend this ordinance again.  Prior versions of the ordinance, first adopted in […]

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Mission Hills Business Improvement District Bike Lane Meeting

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., Wednesday, October 23rd at Cinema Under The Stars, 4040 Goldfinch Street in Mission Hills This is a meeting not to miss. Beth Robrahn from SANDAG will give an overview of the proposed bicycle lanes & route options, offer timelines and stages of the projects under consideration, that include Mission Hills, […]

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Community Comments on SANDAG Article

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Last month in the Publisher Column I shared comments from disgruntled Mission Hills’ business owners and residents, as well as others from Hillcrest and Old Town about a proposed bike lane project that would impact these three communities. The proposed project involves significant modifications to traffic flow, parking and traffic lanes on Washington Street, University […]

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SANDAG and Community in Serious Disagreement

| September 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Over the last couple of months I have been hearing from disgruntled Mission Hills’ business owners and residents, as well as others from Hillcrest and Old Town about a proposed bike lane project that would impact these three communities. The proposed project involves significant modifications to traffic flow, parking and traffic lanes on Washington Street, […]

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Moving on Down

| April 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

A few months ago my topic for this column dealt with the pain of finding out I had to move. It was stressful to think of picking up and leaving a place I had grown to love, but being a first time renter I had made peace with the fact that the length of my […]

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Theatre News

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments
Theatre News

San Diego Civic Theater After her critically-acclaimed debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway and in London’s West End, Christie Brinkley, one of the world’s most successful supermodels, will make her highly-anticipated Broadway tour debut this spring as she reprises her killer role in the six-time Tony Award-winning musical smash hit “Chicago.” Also joining the cast […]

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Uptown Planners’ New Board Member Grateful for Leadership Role

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments
Uptown Planners’ New Board Member Grateful for Leadership Role

This past month, the Uptown Planners held its annual election of board members. One of the individuals elected is Mission Hills’ resident, Joe Naskar, who was also recently elected to the Mission Hills Town Council and is serving as secretary. Naskar and I spoke briefly about his newest roles in the community and what it […]

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