The Hillcrest-Mission Hills Library (perhaps it should be named the Christine Kehoe Library) designs have received comments from the Friends of Mission Hills Library, Mission Hills Town Council, Hillcrest Town Council & Uptown Planners. The consultant will complete the preliminary design next year & construction should begin 2016.

 HILLCREST's getting a LIBRARY

 HILLCREST's getting a LIBRARY

Should Florence Elementary School be renamed to honor Chris Kehoe? The Hillcrest Town Council and Bankers Hill Community Group overwhelmingly say "no". Click to read more.

 RENAMING FLORENCE ELEMENTARY

 RENAMING FLORENCE ELEMENTARY

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

 URBAN GOATS NEAR YOU?

Interested in having a goat for a pet?

 URBAN GOATS NEAR YOU?

  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

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Upcoming Public meetings re: SANDAG’s bike plan

Upcoming Public meetings re: SANDAG’s bike plan

SANDAG, the regional transportation authority (made up of county politicians including Todd Gloria, Ron Roberts and Kevin Faulconer), is proposing the installation of a system of bike lanes throughout Uptown which will close the University Avenue off ramp at the top of Washington Street to …

Update on Florence Elementary

Update on Florence Elementary

Did you know that Florence was the first elementary school in Uptown? It pre-dates Grant and Birney...would they be renamed? Hillcrest residents and Florence Elementary School students, parents and alumni spoke out at the February meeting of the Hillcrest Town Council in opposition of the name …

Harvey Milk’s American Diner closes after first year

Harvey Milk’s American Diner closes after first year

Sixth & University, a prime corner for Hillcrest restaurants since 1926, will be getting a name change again soon. Harvey Milk's American Diner initially closed the first week of October for a three-day "reorganization," but it's been reported through local news outlets that the 14-month-old …

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