Bankers Hill

AIDS memorial plan not so great, say residents

"Todd [Gloria] came to us with the plan and we thought it was great."

The draft plans for Olive Street Park met resistance Thursday evening (October 26th) as people who live adjacent to the 80´ x 100´ plot of land raised a ruckus over not being included or notified ...

Bankers Hill studded with local history

The suspension bridges, the houses by Gill, Requa, and William Templeton Johnson

To the north above downtown and east above the airport rises Bankers Hill. Literally “uptown,” Bankers Hill is characterized by historic homes and modern development. Landscaping and non-native plants are found in the canyons that ...

Proposed AIDS memorial for Olive Street

Intended park land bequeathed to city nearly 100 years ago

The announcement on September 9th that the San Diego AIDS Memorial Task Force had selected a site — 20 years after the first such task force got underway — isn’t sitting well with some community ...

No master plan for Maple Canyon

"Some previous deputy director must have thought it would be a good idea."

Maple Canyon lovers heard the echo of the freeway building in the early 1960s at the start of summer, when they found about 50 feet of the west entry to the canyon had been paved ...

Lemon Grove railroad ties used to replace Starbucks vibe

James, OB Beans, Ryan Bros. test local loyalty

Several San Diego neighborhoods have gained locally roasted coffee this spring. First up, James Coffee Co. has opened a 413 square foot coffee counter in Bankers Hill, at newly constructed building The Louie (2870 Fourth ...

Special events aren't so special for Sixth Avenue residents

"There are times we're blown away with 100 decibels."

A topic of discussion at Balboa Park Committee's July meeting was that of noise along the western edge of Balboa Park, also known as the West Mesa. Specifically, noise from special events that are causing ...

CVS Pharmacy planned for Bankers Hill

To include liquor sales, natch

CVS Pharmacy, which already has stores in Hillcrest, North Park, and downtown (Fifth Avenue and C Street) will remodel an empty building at 1850 Fifth Avenue in Bankers Hill. It then expects to open sometime ...

Explore a short central city canyon under the Spruce Street suspension footbridge

Spruce Street suspension bridge needs no locks

This short walk is a good way to get a different view of the Spruce Street suspension bridge. It is a step back into San Diego’s early history. The walk to Arroyo Canyon starts at ...

Salmon and sourdough for breakfast

Royal Stone brings the brunch

The sign for Royal Stone Bistro, a Bankers Hill eatery on First Avenue, says “Seasonal. Savory. Sincere.” That’s an apt description of the brunch we had. I never thought of myself as a brunch person, ...

Careful who you’re calling a vegan!

Plant-based hits Bankers Hill

In the food world, “plant-based” has become a buzzword of late, and I’ve been using it interchangeably with the term “vegan.” But it turns out members of both communities like to draw a distinction, and ...

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