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.

Click the image to read more

 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

LATEST POSTS . . . . . . . . .

Jacaranda blooms arrive early again

Jacaranda blooms arrive early again

Usually not blooming until much later in spring during the months of May Gray and June Gloom, jacaranda trees brighten our days....but this year they began blooming before the end of March and are now near full bloom. An abundance of purple trees are decorating First Avenue in Bankers Hill …

Uptown bike route meeting cancelled

Uptown bike route meeting cancelled

SANDAG canceled a meeting planned for April 23 in Mission Hills to focus on University Avenue from Ibis Street to Front Street. This discussion was to include SANDAG's proposed closure of the University ramp off Washington Street. Supervisor Ron Roberts says this this ramp will now stay …

Florence Elementary name change on hold

Florence Elementary name change on hold

After six month of efforts, the GLBT Historic Task Force withdrew its plan for changing the name of Uptown's first elementary school. In a phone conversation with Uptown News, task force leader Nicole Murray Ramirez blamed the controversial moves poor outreach efforts on San Diego School Board …

HILLQUEST FEATURES . . . . . . . . .

  • Great Uptown Communities

  • Neighborhood History

  • Transportation options

  • Services — from Hair to Hospitals

  • Dining

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Dining

  • Lodging

    Lodging from San Diego to Maui

  • Recreation options around Uptown

  • Fun, Photos, Movies & More

  • San Diego Entertainment Choices