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Professional Interior Designers Offer In-Home Design Consultations

| May 1, 2022 | 0 Comments
<strong>Professional Interior Designers Offer In-Home Design Consultations</strong>

If your home needs a professional spruce up, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) San Diego Chapter has a solution.  During the months of May and June members of the prestigious organization will conduct in-home design consultations during the ASID “Spring Spruce Up” fundraiser. The affordable fee of $99 per hour (minimum one hour/maximum two […]

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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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Forever Balboa Park Welcomes First CEO and President

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
Forever Balboa Park Welcomes First CEO and President

Forever Balboa Park, the City of San Diego’s nonprofit partner in sustaining Balboa Park, announces Elizabeth C. Babcock, PhD, current chief public engagement officer and Roberts-Wilson Dean of Education at the California Academy of Sciences, as the new president and CEO of the organization. After months of reviewing candidates with the national search firm Potrero […]

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San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

| March 5, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Prepares to Open Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo

The past couple of months, burrowing owls and prairie dogs at the San Diego Zoo moved to their new “digs” in the Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp. Orb weaver spiders began spinning new webs, and other wildlife like Fijian iguanas, axolotls and dragon-headed katydids are now acclimating to their new habitats in preparation for the public opening March 2022. The public […]

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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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No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
No Trees, No Parking, No Set-Backs, and No Affordable Rental Units

by Paul Krueger, Talmadge resident and volunteer with Neighbors For A Better San Diego Is this $2.4 million residential “compound” a poster-child for all that’s wrong with San Diego’s housing and development policies? The listing boasts of the “incredible income opportunity for an investor” on a “tree lined street in the historic district of Talmadge” […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Placed on the National Register

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Placed on the National Register

On October 29, 2021, the State Historic Resources Commission voted unanimously to approve Inspiration Heights for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. This is the culmination of a very long effort by residents of Inspiration Heights and Mission Hills Heritage to have the area approved as a historic district. Bestowing historic district status on […]

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Fashion Valley Receives Sustainability Recognition And Certification

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Fashion Valley Receives Sustainability Recognition And Certification

Fashion Valley, located at 7007 Friars Road in San Diego, has been recognized by the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM®) and has received the IREM® Certified Sustainable Property certification. This recognition is a mark of distinction for sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly properties. The IREM® Certified Sustainable Property is a prestigious sustainability certification program […]

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A Look at the Old Year and Its Blessings

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
A Look at the Old Year and Its Blessings

2021 was certainly much better than 2020.  First, it allowed us a bit of a respite from the isolation of 2020, especially for those of us who got vaccinated.  I, for one, was thrilled.  On the date that my vaccinations were deemed effective, I had a cleaning crew clean my entire house!  I never expected […]

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Affordable Housing at What Cost

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Affordable Housing at What Cost

by Paul Krueger A new definition of “affordable housing”: $2,000 monthly rent for a 480 square-foot, one- bedroom, one-bathroom ADU. Building industry consultant admits it’s “absurd, from the stand-point of affordability” The permit application for a multi-unit rental complex on a single-family lot confirms that two of the apartments will be reserved for an affordable […]

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