Hillcrest Photos

Red Sky in Hillcrest

Rainbow over Hillcrest

A little girl flashes peace signs ...

Peace, Love, and Equality: Hillcrest's rally ...

Places to go in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Events

Lauren Busteed: Me & the Mouse

Martinis Above Fourth

Thursday, April 24, 8 p.m.
Artist Talk + Open-Mic

Artist Talk + Open-Mic

Bamboo Lounge

Thursday, April 24, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Hillcrest Puzzling Adventure

Hillcrest Puzzling Adventure

Thursday, April 24, noon to 3 p.m.
Women's Sapphic Cinema

Women's Sapphic Cinema

San Diego LGBT Community Center

Friday, April 25, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Hillcrest Deals & Discounts

$39 for All Inclusive Hypnotic Relaxation Package at Inner Peace San Diego

This package is perfect for the person who is always on the go! Includes: scalp and neck massage, Thai hand and foot massage, hypnosis for deep relaxation, anxiety/stress assessment, cranial sacral treatment, and chakra balancing aromatherapy. This package offers individually designed treatments each addressing your specific needs determined from assessment. ...

Hillcrest News & Stories

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, April 17–April 23

An evening of artists’ talks presented in conjunction with the gallery’s exhibition Personal Narratives. You will have an opportunity to view the exhibition before the talks, present questions, and mingle afterward. Artists: Richard Burkett, Maryann ...

For better or worse: the late-night Cali burrito

Go-to post-bar staple wins every time

Burritos are tough to write about because they're not photogenic. That probably says more about what people want to read than it does burritos. But some nights, when the bar shuts down and a stomachful ...

Major upgrade for Hillcrest crosswalk

Dangerous intersection to be made safer for pedestrians in July

A crosswalk in Hillcrest is getting upgraded after reports of serious accidents and complaints from residents. The crosswalk with no traffic light is at the southeast corner of Park Boulevard and Cypress Avenue, near the ...

Ichiban: with rolls at $2.50, this hour is happy

It's one of the originals, still cheap, cheery, and very Japanese

Ichiban ("Number One" in Japanese) has been here three decades, and still gets as crowded as when it first opened. Why? All-Japanese crew, real bargains, and a real easy atmosphere. And did we mention a sushi happy hour?

No pigeons, rats, broken windows

City posts Abatement Notice at 815 University Avenue

A longtime antique and collectibles store at 815 University Avenue in Hillcrest closed down sometime back. The code enforcement section of the City of San Diego posted a Notice of Abatement (Vacant and Unsecured Structure) ...

Hillcrest HOLLER

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

Comments

dorothyannette March 20, 2013 @ 11:11 a.m.

Having lived in several neighborhoods since moving here in 1979, I have noticed that living in Hillcrest is one of the most dangerous for pedestrians. Crossing the streets on the Walk sign is a cautious situation at best. One could experience cars creeping around corners that one has the light to cross while one in still in the intersection. Crossing the street at a 4 Way Stop also does not guarantee that impatient drivers will not arbitrarily start driving forward while one is sill in the middle of the intersection.

To be clear, this comment refers to daytime adventures, not night time when all ALL BETS ARE OFF due to the high level of partying in the "downtown area of Hillcrest."

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Barbarella Fokos March 26, 2013 @ 4:46 p.m.

I don't have the data to back this up, but when I lived in the Egyptian, I was told by neighbors of at least two pedestrian-being-hit-by-car deaths at the crosswalk at Park & Essex (right across the street from Numbers). I believe those occurred at night. All bets definitely off.

If you notice, there have been more police officers on motorcycles stationed all around Hillcrest, catching drivers doing the "California roll," that creeping around corners thing, not stopping fully at stop signs, etc. Walk safe!

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vripol June 21, 2013 @ 9:21 p.m.

The first Saturday of every month is a great night to drink and dance at Numbers, on Park Avenue at University. Although it's called "Bears Night", for the husky, unpretentious gay men that started the tradition, it's become big enough to fill two different dance floors with all ages, genders, sexuality, "types" - and you don't have to drink or dance or even be gay to enjoy the people-watching.

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OlgaKent June 22, 2013 @ 9:06 p.m.

I have never lived in Hillcrest but I love the community. I'm in El Cajon. I have had several occasions where I have gone to Hillcrest whether it's for Pride or just for fun. I'm in love the antique shops in the area as well. I own some great finds from some of the antique shops.

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Oldestb June 24, 2013 @ 8:56 a.m.

Hillcrest Eating Places are great; but please power spray the sidewalks they really need a good cleaning!

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alecia79 June 28, 2013 @ 12:21 p.m.

Hillcrest is such a great neighbor hood . I love all the people , they are so nice and welcoming . I have only lived her for a short time and been to LGBT pride parade. I so excited to be apart of a great community . This year I am volunteering for pride , I'm so happy that I get to have this opportunity, to be apart of this neighbor hood and it has accepted my partner and I with open arms .

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JakeBrooks Aug. 16, 2013 @ 11:21 a.m.

quite the selection of small business here, it rivals North Park as far as fine eateries go.

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