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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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Author Reaches Young Children with Timely Message About Fear and Bravery

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Author Reaches Young Children with Timely Message About Fear and Bravery

Teachers and parents alike have seen increased levels of anxiety in children during the Covid-19 pandemic. School shutdowns, sick loved ones, and family stress have all taken their toll on children. San Diego-based children’s author John Dunn has a new book and two friendly dogs who just might help. Through “Boo and Ted’s Amazing Adventures – […]

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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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Share A Little Love

| February 6, 2022 | 0 Comments
Share A Little Love

I don’t think I need to point out that February is the month of heartfelt gestures. It’s obvious (with cards, flowers, candy, and dinners) that we attempt to be more expressive during this month.  However, it’s usually focused on those closest to us.  I propose we spread it around to the community and to those […]

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

| February 3, 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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Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

| January 2, 2022 | 0 Comments
Over 50 and a Lifelong Learner?

Looking for stimulating lectures? Then the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is something you should check out. The highly acclaimed Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego is a membership program for adults over the age of 50 who are interested in pursuing intellectual interests with peers and enriching their lives through lifelong […]

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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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Mission Hills United Church of Christ Calls New Pastor for Ministry with the Community

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills United Church of Christ Calls New Pastor for Ministry with the Community

After a national search, Mission Hills United Church of Christ (MHUCC) called The Rev. Dr. David Bahr as their new senior pastor. Bahr moved from Denver, Colorado, with his husband soon to follow, and began his ministry on Sunday, October 24. “The congregation wanted a pastor who shared our commitment to social justice and who […]

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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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Mission Hills’ Author’s Book Release Party

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments
Mission Hills’ Author’s Book Release Party

This past November, Anna Wilcoxson of Mission Hills held a book release party to announce her debut novel, “Secrets and Promises.” The book is fictional, however, is flavored with some of her own heritage and memories, which are reflected in the contents of the story: When a feisty ninety-six-year-old schoolteacher and her daughter go to […]

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