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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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 …

History of the Peace Sign

History of the Peace Sign

One of the most widely known symbols in the world is the peace sign. It was originated in Britain, where it had long been known for nuclear disarmament before the rest of the world claimed the circular logo with three straight lines as an easily recognized symbol for peace. Original sketches …

Will 15 stories break the heart of Hillcrest?

Will 15 stories break the heart of Hillcrest?

The Hillcrest History Guild (HHG) held a successful fundraiser on Sunday, March 19, raising $15,000 for the Uptown Plan Legal Defense Fund! All donations made at the fundraiser were matched by the Hillcrest History Guild, to directly support the legal challenge of this plan (filed by Save Our …

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