100+ year old Florence Elementary School will keep its name. Click to read more.

 RENAMING FLORENCE ELEMENTARY

 RENAMING FLORENCE ELEMENTARY

 URBAN GOATS NEAR YOU?

Interested in having a goat for a pet?

 URBAN GOATS NEAR YOU?

The best-known “secret” in Bankers Hill is the Spruce Street Suspension Bridge, located just west of First Avenue. Engineered by Edwin Capps, this 1912 treasure provided walkers a shortcut to the newly built trolley lines on Fourth and Fifth. The truly special footbridge is the only of its type in SD County.

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 SPRUCE STREET FOOTBRIDGE

 SPRUCE STREET FOOTBRIDGE

  GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR

  GOOGLE'S SELF-DRIVING CAR

Google has unveiled a stunning new prototype for a self-driving car with no steering wheel. No pedals. You just sit back and let the car do the driving. (click on the car) Now, before anyone gets too excited, note that self-driving cars are still a ways off from reality, especially given all the legal and regulatory hurdles they face. (And, for now, Google's cars will only go 25 miles per hour — so the cars won't run on highways.) But why not dream a bit? It's worth thinking through what a future filled with self-driving cars might actually look like.

This Irving Gill home once stood on the northwest corner of Robinson & First Avenue.

 HILLCREST'S BARBER HOUSE

 HILLCREST'S BARBER HOUSE

Holiday Potluck -- Tues, Dec 8

 HHG potluck, Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

 HHG potluck, Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015

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Will the City of SD sell the Truax House and access to Maple Canyon over wishes of community?

Will the City of SD sell the Truax House and access to Maple Canyon over wishes of community?

Thanks to Dorian Hargrove and the SD Reader for this January 6, 2016 story The Maple Canyon conundrum — The neighbors want parks, unfortunately the city wants more houses. A small  parcel of land with two wooden houses, is located at the corner of Laurel and Union streets. The owner plans …

History of the Peace Sign

History of the Peace Sign

One of the most widely known symbols in the world is the peace sign. It was originated in Britain, where it had long been known for nuclear disarmament before the rest of the world claimed the circular logo with three straight lines as an easily recognized symbol for peace. Original sketches …

The Kahn Building at Sixth & University

The Kahn Building at Sixth & University

The landmark Kahn building was constructed in 1919 at the height of the Egyptian Revival and was Hillcrest's central restaurant for nearly a century. This large structure runs east along University Avenue from Sixth Avenue to a nail salon, formerly Cinrix. Two of the four eateries served food from …

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