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Celebrating San Diego’s History Before and Beyond 250 Years

| August 5, 2019 | 1 Comment
Celebrating San Diego’s History Before and Beyond 250 Years

For those of you who are not aware of it, the year of 2019 represents 250 years when San Diego became the first European settlement in the State of California.  Presidio Park, located just above Old Town San Diego, is one of the most significant historical sites on the West Coast.  That’s because, in 1769, […]

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Neighbors Working Together to Make a Difference

| August 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over the last several weeks I have been very impressed by the commitment and fortitude of my neighbors and people from communities throughout the city who have been pulling together to make a difference. I applaud all of them for their efforts and their accomplishments. Here’s a quick recap of their efforts. Presidio Park/Presidio Hills […]

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Mission Hills Residents Speak Up on Behalf of Presidio Park

| June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Residents Speak Up on Behalf of Presidio Park

This past month, a large group of Mission Hills’ residents who live in the Presidio Hills area went before the Mission Hills Town Council trustees to voice their serious concerns regarding the physical condition of the park and the increasing number of homeless encampments that are becoming a common problem. They also shared the fact […]

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Showing Gratitude for our Fathers and Forefathers

| June 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

It’s impossible for me to not realize the importance of the month of June. It’s when most of us take time to show gratitude for our fathers. My father was an exceptional human being and amazing father. I also know that he lived a hard life. He helped me to understand that hardships and life’s […]

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Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

| May 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Residents Join Park Staff to Clean Presidio Park

This past April, residents of Mission Hills and other San Diego residents joined City of San Diego and Caltrans’ staff to remove trash, dead brush and trees from Presidio Park. Organizers for this effort were Bob O’Connor, who is the Neighborhood Watch Captain for Presidio Hills, and Tom O’Connor (not related) also of Mission Hills. […]

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Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

| October 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
Presidio Park and Old Town Golf Course Are Fire Dangers

Over the last couple of months, I have been getting emails, phone calls and on-the-street comments from people living in the Presidio Hills and Old Town area, those living closest to Presidio Park and the neighboring golf course. What has become obvious is that very little is being done to correct a serious problem, dead […]

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The Rededication of the Mormon Battalion Monuments

| February 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
The Rededication of the Mormon Battalion Monuments

  This past January, a rededication of the Mormon Battalion Monuments that are in Presidio Park on Presidio Drive took place. Those who were present remembered the original dedication, especially, Iva Lou Neumann, who attended as a child. During the ceremony those who spoke recognized the work of many who contributed to refurbishing the grounds, […]

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Presidio Meet Up For Exercise and More

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Presidio Meet Up For Exercise and More

by Dove Kirby If you happen to drive by Presidio Park on Tuesday or Thursday morning and see a group of people exercising, give them a shout out—rest assured they are pushing themselves. But they’re doing more than just working out their bodies, they’re giving back to the community by supporting a great cause. This […]

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Mission Hills Heritage Home Tour

| September 6, 2012 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills Heritage Home Tour

Presidio Hills, an enclave of about 60 homes lying just above Presidio Park, is the focus of the eighth annual self-guided tour of five historic homes presented by Mission Hills Heritage (MHH) on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “Subdivided in 1926, Presidio Hills is one of the last tracts to be […]

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The Jewel of the City Saved from Costly and Massive Redevelopment

| July 17, 2011 | 1 Comment
The Jewel of the City Saved from Costly and Massive Redevelopment

Friends of Balboa Park grateful for community support What began as the restoration of Plaza de Panama, and a pedestrian friendly environment, suddenly became a major redevelopment of Balboa Park. The initial plan was to “polish” the jewel of San Diego for the 2015 Centennial of the Pacific-Panama Exposition. This past June thousands of San […]

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