HillQuest BLOG



April 15,

Gamma Rho Lambda, SDSU, April 15, 2007

Big thanks to Gamma Rho Lambda!
Members of this San Diego State University sorority braved gray skies and a few sprinkles to help clean up the Hillcrest neighborhood on Sunday morning as one of their community service events. President Erica Silva said the group donates their efforts two-three times per semester. Hillcrester can show their appreciation next Saturday when they’ll be holding a benefit car wash in Park Boulevard Pharmacy’s parking lot (at Park & University) between noon and 4pm. For more information regarding Gamma Rho Lambda, a proudly queer sorority, visit their website.
Note: next Sunday (April 22) the Hillcrest Town Council is joining forces with a revived Hillcrest Clean T.E.A.M. to spruce up the neighborhood. Meet at 9:45am at the corner of Park Boulevard and University Avenue for cookies and coffee before sweeping the sidewalks and gutters until noon. 
April 14,
“Two years ago the San Diego Chief of Police, William Landsdowne, addressed the LGBT community at a coffee house in Hillcrest after much publicity. He stood in front of the large crowd of business people and announced that he was not going to send undercover police into our places of business.”
— Dee Keng in this week’s letters to the editor of the Gay & Lesbian Times
April 13,

Kriss Warrick, owner of Interiorscape at Art Alive, 2007

26th annual Art Alive today thru Sunday
Head to the SD Museum of Art for a celebration of art and flowers as dozens of award-winning floral designers (like Kriss Warrick owner of Hillcrest’s InteriorScapes, 1251 University) will fill the galleries with creative arrangements inspired by the museum’s artworks. The result is a vibrant display of color and texture, which encourages visitors of all ages to explore the collection in a unique way. To view Kriss’ arrangement (at right) visit Gallery 16 in front of the masterpiece ‘David with the Head of Goliath’ by Massimo Stanzione.
Art Alive is open to the public from 10am-6pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket price (for seniors, military and students) is $12; youth (6–17) is $5; and children under 5 are admitted free. As a bonus: your admission includes entry to the popular exhibit ‘Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990–2005’ which will be closing on April 22.
April 12,


Ginny Ollis Previews Bridgeview

The hottest new condo-homes at the heart of Uptown’s thriving Hilcrest-North Park-University Heights communities, and it will be customized to match your Metro Style. Bridgeview owners will also receive over $3,000 in local gift cards, memberships and tickets for area goodies. The location (just north of the Georgia Street Bridge) is convenient to all three exciting Uptown neighborhoods. Everything is new inside and out...full-sized laundry, two courtyards, pool, views and much more. Give them a call at (619) 295-5332, or stop by for their Grand Open House this Friday and see for yourself. Posing above with the hot rod are Coldwell Banker’s Libby Barrett, Realtor Ginny Ollis, Gary Scherrer with the Lenders Group, and Paula Keenan with Mission Hills Coldwell Banker.
April 11,
“Credibility is at the core of what (Brom) stands for...the diocese is prepared to put in place procedures to ensure that the court is informed fully and accurately at all times.”
— Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego lawyers re: the mix-up of their financial transfers
April 10,

Hillcrest Town Council meeting, April 10, 2007

Nearly 50 Hillcrest residents gathered last night for April’s Hillcrest Town Council meeting and shared committee information re: graffiti/litter (email Pam Sharpe any photos & locations of area graffiti) and Hillcrest Centennial events that have been planned throughout 2007. Crime reports were given by Lt. Andrew Mills (left) with suggestions on how residents can protect themselves against crime and how to help fight the ongoing issue of Hillcrest transients. Jeffery Tom, the representative from council member Toni Atkins office, reported on a new program to be rolled out in the next few weeks to encourage safety among bar patrons. A special presentation was given by Bob Lehman, founder of the Stonewall Citizens’ Patrol. They are outreaching for more volunteers. Call (619) 269-4992 for more information.

HTC meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 in the Joyce Beers Community Center.

April 9,
Hillcrest Clean TEAM

> Next Hillcrest Clean-Up will be Sunday, April 22

Meet up for cookies and coffee at 9:45 before sweeping the sidewalks and gutters from 10am-noon. This month’s focus will radiate out from University & Park Blvd. Join in the effort clean-up Hillcrest.HillQuest #5


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