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

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An open letter to Todd Gloria from a Hillcrest resident

An open letter to Todd Gloria from a Hillcrest resident

Dear Todd: Thank you for the time you took to talk with me at the recent Hillcrest Town Council social at Uptown Tavern on 7-7-17. Glad you remembered my brief presentation at your last San Diego City Council meeting and the photo of Paris. Unfortunately I'm still left with disappointment at …

Trolley Barn Park Summer Concerts

Trolley Barn Park Summer Concerts

Come out this summer for fun and free entertainment right in University Heights! 6 to 8pm Friday evenings. Adams Avenue at Florida Street Bring a blanket, low lawn chair, a picnic dinner and your neighbors. July 7 — Sue Palmer and Her Motel Swing Orchestra. Dance the night away with Boogie …

History of the AIDS Memorial: A guest column by longtime Hillcrest activist Rick Wilson

History of the AIDS Memorial: A guest column by longtime Hillcrest activist Rick Wilson

Today's controversial AIDS Memorial actually happened decades ago. It was 1994 when a location was first chosen in Balboa Park. It was before protease inhibitors. There was no cure. The battle wasn't over. I was a 42, gay white male living in the Gay district of San Diego (Hillcrest) and …

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