HillQuest BLOG



September 23
Richard Wood
 < Richard Wood happily bikes through Hillcrest traffic, but where is his helmet?

Old location of Me 'n Ed's Pizza in Hillcrest
Everything’s gone from Me ’n Ed’s Pizza.
Remember the
other eateries that were once located here?
Piccadilly Line was the first
in 1988.
September 22
Barbara MacKenzie

CityBeat —> Going it Alone
Barbara MacKenzie shares the struggles to carry on the legacy
of her partner, medical-marijuana activist Steve McWilliams.

Satellite view of Hillcrest
How to build a better community
September 21
Did you read what the president of Venezuela said last week regarding a US invasion?
Lair did...and he gave us permission to share his “rant.” 
Rant? Moi? Thou jesteth! (Sure you can. They can’t get me here!)

Ahem. Haven’t we known since the beginning that the Bush Gang has been planning to conquer Venezuela? Of course they will invade. Why should anyone be surprised in the least? Of course! Of course! Of course!
That’s where the nearest oil is — and the whole world and its future is now about the oil — it is running out. “Getting The Oil” is the ONLY game in town.
Wars and more wars — all for oil — get used to it. It is the future. It is now. Addiction is not pretty. It is deadly. And the world is addicted to oil. Too bad it isn’t heroin. We can cure people who are addicted to drugs. But addicted to speed? To flying down the highways with the radio blaring?
I think not! Watch ’em kill for the oil!
September 20
Alan Bilmes and new puppy
 < City Deli’s Alan Bilmes & recently adopted “Little Boy”
 who is awaiting a
new name until his other dad, Mike Wright,
 returns from an adventure
in Budapest.

Big Mike, Suanne and Stepher at Davids Coffeehouse
< Big Mike, Suanne & Stepher are planning an upcoming event in Hillcrest. Stay tuned.
September 19
Jessops clock, Horton Plaza with bearJessops Clock at Horton Plaza

Can you locate the bear lodged for almost a hundred years
within the Jessops clock at Horton Plaza? It’s inside the
 still-functioning works at the
base of old time piece.

During the 1907 Sacramento State Fair (where it won
a gold medal)
a child stuck the tiny carved brown bear
 into the pendulum ring,
where it still rides today.

Other HillQuest trivia from our first edition.
September 18
Moon over the Spruce Street Bridge in Bankers Hill, San Diego

    <— Harvest moon Saturday night
(here over the Spruce St Suspension Bridge)
September 17
Bush shaking hand quote
An open letter to GW —
Now I kid, but seriously, Mr. President, this job can’t be fun for you anymore. There’s no more money to spend; you used up all of that. You can’t start another war because you also used up the army. And now, darn the luck, the rest of your term has become the Bush family nightmare: helping poor people. Yeah, listen to your mom, the cupboard’s bare, the credit card’s maxed out and no one’s speaking to you. Mission accomplished.

Now it’s time to do what you’ve always done best: lose interest and walk away. Like you did with your military service. And the oil company. And the baseball team. It’s time to move on and try the next fantasy job. How about cowboy or spaceman? Now, I know what you’re saying, you’re saying that there are so many other things that you as president could involve yourself in. Please don’t. I know, there’s a lot left to do. There’s a war with Venezuela, and eliminating the sales tax on yachts, turning the space program over to the church and Social Security to Fannie Mae, giving embryos the vote.

But sir, none of that is going to happen now. Why? Because you govern like Billy Joel drives.You’ve performed so poorly, I’m surprised you haven’t given yourself a medal. You’re a catastrophe that walks like a man. Herbert Hoover was a shitty president, but even he never conceded an entire metropolis to rising water and snakes. On your watch, we’ve lost almost all of our allies, the surplus, four airliners, two trade centers, a piece of the Pentagon and the city of New Orleans. Maybe you’re just not lucky. I’m not saying you don’t love this country, I’m just wondering how much worse it could be if you were on the other side. So yes, God does speak to you, and what he’s saying is, “Take a hint.”
— Bill Maher