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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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San Diego History Center to Complete Serra Museum Restoration

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
San Diego History Center to Complete Serra Museum Restoration

The Conrad Prebys Foundation, the local philanthropic organization well known for providing vital funds in support of the visual and performing arts, higher education, youth development, healthcare, and medical research, has granted $330,000 to the San Diego History Center for the restoration of the north tower and east façade of the Junípero Serra Museum in […]

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Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Inspiration Heights Historic District Progresses

By Barry Hager 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 […]

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Safdie Rabines Architects

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Safdie Rabines Architects

By Ginny Ollis One of Mission Hills greatest treasures is her people – historically, neighborly, and leading positive.  Jose Ricardo Rabines and Taal Safdie, architects situated in the building at 925 Fort Stockton, quietly but with enormous effect, are bringing their design skills and conscientious purpose to our community, state, and world.  A visit to […]

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Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Newest Destination at the San Diego Zoo Entering Final Phases

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance (SDZWA) is expanding its mission to help all life thrive by cultivating some of its most important allies—the next generation. Opening in February 2022, the 3.2-acre Denny Sanford Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the San Diego Zoo will be a place where guests and their families can enjoy an exciting experience […]

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