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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

 First Spiritualist Church

First Spiritualist Church

1st Spiritualist Church

Thursday, November 26, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Nashville Pussy and In the Whale

Nashville Pussy and In the Whale

The Hideout

Friday, November 27, 8 p.m.
Guttermouth and Blacklist Royals

Guttermouth and Blacklist Royals

Soda Bar

Friday, November 27, 8 p.m.

Maruta and Vattnet Viskar


Friday, November 27, 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

The bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 15 through 56th

Shots are a dollar when an ambulance drives by

Maybe it’s the walk toward the little yellow bar near the corner of 50th Street and El Cajon Boulevard that skeeves a person out. Eyes are fixed to the ground to avoid stepping on an ...

The Bars of El Cajon Boulevard: 805 to 15

They sure do cuss American

Most of my experience drinking on this section of the Boulevard has taken place in rock clubs. I suppose Soda Bar (3615 ECB) qualifies as a dive because it’s dark and loud, with old arcade ...

That's the Marti Emerald we like to see

Following report, apartment repairs promised for City Heights tenant

It seems relief is on the way for Maria Villanueva. The single mother from City Heights has been at the center of recent protests by residents who've heard their pleas for home repairs fall on ...

City Heights slumlord on notice

Group marches to derelict apartment house, no response from manager

Anti-slumlord protesters organized by the San Diego Socialist Campaign and city-council-hopeful Sandra Galindo were back on the streets of City Heights Monday evening (September 21), following through on what they'd planned a month earlier — ...

San Diego slumlords on notice

Socialist group cites leaky roofs, roach and vermin infestations

About two dozen activists from the San Diego Socialist Campaign, including their 2016 city-council candidate, gathered Saturday afternoon, August 22, in City Heights to protest what they say are intolerable living conditions created by landlords. ...

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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