City Heights Photos

Who says a City Heights back ...

Pink sky in City Heights.

A sign outside the Til-Two club.

Barber Shop For Real Men ( ...

Places to go in City Heights

City Heights Events

Waldo and Real J. Wallace

Waldo and Real J. Wallace

Soda Bar

Tuesday, October 25, 8 p.m.
Bossa Lounge Project

Bossa Lounge Project

Nate's Garden Grill

Tuesday, October 25, 6 p.m.
Abrasive Wheels, Revolt-Chix, Sculpins

Abrasive Wheels, Revolt-Chix, Sculpins

Soda Bar

Wednesday, October 26, 8 p.m.


The Hideout

Wednesday, October 26, 8 p.m.

City Heights Deals & Discounts

$12 for $25 in Authentic Mexican Seafood at El Nuevo Puerto Nuevo

El Nuevo Puerto Nuevo offers authentic Mexican seafood right here in San Diego. Located on El Cajon Boulevard, this family-owned restaurant specializes in a Baja specialty, Puerto Nuevo-style lobster. This pan-fried lobster is juicy, flavorful and tender. El Nuevo Puerto Nuevo also offers other tasty seafood specialties such as ceviche, ...

City Heights News & Stories

Feet, not commercials or mail, decide the vote

"I hear a lot of people saying, 'Oh, my vote don't count.'"

Saturday, October 8, served as the one-month marker before next month's general election. Precinct walkers — wooing for candidates and favored propositions — will begin to pound the pavement in earnest. But for one group ...

Jake Loban — from punk to Americana

Loban splits his time between North County and Nashville and will play Soda Bar on Tuesday, October 11

The first show Jake Loban played as an Americana artist? A dive bar in El Cajon. “There were more prostitutes outside than people inside,” Loban says. A few years later, in February 2016, Loban played ...

Fifty most dangerous intersections for pedestrians

8000 pedestrians injured, 270 killed within 15-year span

If you're crossing the street at an intersection on University Avenue, watch out! Because 11 of the city's most dangerous intersections for pedestrians are on University in the five or so miles between Fourth Avenue ...

Cosmonauts launch A-Ok!

Orange County indie act hits the Hideout Monday night

As a recording unit, Cosmonauts are so tied in to pop culture’s past that they sound like many eras and genres all at once. The dudes can shift around from jam-band stuff not unlike demos ...

No thanks to heaven for 7-Eleven beer and wine sales

"We do not want another liquor store in our community."

A City Heights planning group meeting ended loudly and abruptly Wednesday night (September 7) when the group chairman substitute could not control an angry crowd and shut down the meeting. A member of the mayor's ...

City Heights HOLLER

Holler about this neighborhood in the comment section below. Share anything and everything about City Heights: compliments, critiques, lost-n-found items, recommendations, neighborhood crime watch, you name it!


chelito92105 June 29, 2013 @ 9:54 p.m.

Just want to give a shout out to all my city heights residents! This neighborhood has come a long way...since its inception when Rosa Parks actually visited the school on its opening and Magic Johnson opening our new mall. Dont forget to smile at your neighbor!


bobdobbs July 1, 2013 @ 10:11 a.m.

Much love to divercity heights! The neighborhood with it all. Keep comin up.


socalsal619 July 1, 2013 @ 9:03 p.m.

My childhood community! My family and I always use to travel to Tijuana and pass by the colorful building in City Heights and to this day I still do not know what that place is I will be forever intrigued... I now stay in Otay Mesa but City Heights, I will never forget you! FYI we were kicked out of our house due to eminent domain thank you city of san diego for building a school where my house used to be: 4152 51st :'( SHIRT PLEASE! haha.


KathiL July 4, 2013 @ 3:53 p.m.

Last Sunday night sometime after midnight, someone broke into my neighbors' 1st floor apartment (4000 block of 48th Street). Stepped on a bucket and climbed thru an open or unlocked window. My neighbor was sleeping on the living room floor, and woke up to hear the invader unlocking the front door to make his escape. The neighbor chased him down the alley, but the guy got away. All he got away with was a kitchen knife and a diabetes testing kit. Maybe his sugar was running high...


ChokeHoldHector July 6, 2013 @ 4:59 p.m.

Man, I walk down university every single day, craving Alberto's taco shop carne asada fries, enjoying the shade that the post office provides, catching the scent of fresh tortilla lily being made, dodging pedestrian traffic, I grab myself The Reader every thursday at the liquor store on the corner of VanDyke. Holler Holler City Heights!



margolisabbey July 7, 2013 @ 10:06 a.m.

I love City heights for being so culturally diverse and for having so many different restaurants to choose from. The Ethiopian and Mexican restaurants are my fave! I am so proud to live in such an active community with so many wonderful people! <3 City Heights!


dr_d July 13, 2013 @ 12:13 a.m.

First the city removed the public trash bins on the east and west sides of Van Dyke, just north of University. Then someone removed the (concrete) picnic table with benches in front of Albertson's and the pizza joint. Now even the one public bench in the whole 'community' area has disappeared! Now even those of us past 60 can just sit on the curb I guess. I ask you, is this any way to treat a community? Even if we shared those resources with those who may have a more transient existence? Would this happen in Hillcrest? In Ocean Beach?


Laura Roberts Sept. 9, 2013 @ 11:21 p.m.

City Heights neighbors, has anyone else noticed that all of the area mailboxes have signs posted saying they are slated for removal? What's up with this, and why is our neighborhood being singled out for this bizarre service slashing? Is the post office trying to imply that no one in this neighborhood knows how to read and write? Seriously, who else is offended by this unexplained action?


soyrizo619 Sept. 22, 2013 @ 5:25 p.m.

I've noticed that the Union-Tribune has removed some of their newspaper racks from City Heights and North Park. I guess they got the hint that nobody pays for their ultra right-wing fishwrap anymore, especially not when they can read it for free online. It'll be a glorious day when every last one of those ugly boxes is removed.


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