Hillcrest Photos

Pride 2014, Hillcrest

Red Sky in Hillcrest

Rainbow over Hillcrest

A little girl flashes peace signs ...

Places to go in Hillcrest

Hillcrest Events

Paints Uncorked

Paints Uncorked

d Bar Desserts

Tuesday, July 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hillcrest Puzzling Adventure

Hillcrest Puzzling Adventure

Tuesday, July 29, noon to 3 p.m.
Wednesday Night Experience: Poetic Musicale

Wednesday Night Experience: Poetic Musicale

Universal Spirit Center

Wednesday, July 30, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

DynaMic Open Mic Nights

The Merrow

Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m.

Hillcrest News & Stories

Whew! Heritage Organisation says it’s okay

Historic Hillcrest hospital to become Japanese restaurant

The former Kelly's Treasures antiques and collectibles store at 801 University Avenue in Hillcrest is closed, and a sign says it's under renovation by AK Pro Construction Co. of Torrance. It will become a Japanese ...

Bylaws and sweethearts in Hillcrest

The Hillcrest Business Improvement Association has been forced to rescind what has been an effective method at keeping whistleblowers or other non-desirables from becoming a member or joining its board. That strategy? Rewrite the bylaws. ...

Monday thru Sunday suds soirées

Local beer events happening June 23 to June 30

June 23 | Beer U: Sensory Evaluation: There’s more to beer analysis than sipping and swirling. Join Stone Brewing Co. research manager Steve Gonzalez as he teaches students to differentiate between styles and detect defects ...

Homeless and at home in Hillcrest

He said he was slightly retarded, blind in one eye, and deaf in one ear.

The first time I saw him he was stumbling out from behind a bush near the Starbucks on University Avenue telling anyone who would listen that it was his birthday and he was 60. He ...

Shadow Mountain church sets up in Hillcrest

Here comes the light to "what would be a dark, dark neighborhood"

The evangelical Shadow Mountain Community Church of El Cajon now occupies the Grace Campus at 3844 Georgia Street in Hillcrest, the former site of Grace Baptist Church. Pastor David Jeremiah's views are similar to the ...

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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