Golden Hill

Golden Hill Park & Rec facelift

Landscaping, mural, pergola, and first new signs anyone can recall

“It’s part of a transition to make the park more comfortable for families, and having shade will help,” says Park & Rec area manager Kathy Castello of the new pergola behind Golden Hill Recreation Center. ...

One less market for Golden Hill

“I started working there when I was 11.”

One of the two full-service grocery stores in Golden Hill, Miller’s Market, will soon close for redevelopment. Slated to be demolished, the store has been in business for over 50 years. The lot on the ...

A Golden Hill feast

“Oh man. Can something so good be actually good for you?”

"Hey, want buy this Bluetooth headset?” Guy’s talking to me. I’ve just come down to sit in the bus stop. “Cost me $90. I’ll give it to you for $30.” We’re at the #2 bus ...

Let’s give it one more Thai

These are not limp, broken-down-in-the-stir-fry veggies

It was not long ago I wrote about a hot-sandwich shop working out of the back of a Golden Hill corner store and how I thought the succession of doomed, sloppy businesses back there had ...

What about people who sleep in their cars?

They can park at New Life Church and Jewish Family Services

“Hey guys why do you need like 12 squad cars,” asked Konrad Czerwinski to the police officers that blocked off his auto shop. At approximately 8:00 a.m., on May 5, Czerwinski, the owner of Adams ...

USS Bennington oak grove now on Balboa Park map

And many other improvements

More than 110 years after they were planted in Golden Hill, the trees in Bennington Memorial Oak Grove are getting a dose of proper decorum. In July 1905, when the boiler on the USS Bennington ...

Go south for tacos, north for pizza

“That’s a great one, that one is also really good, or you could go for that one.”

I first visited Pizzeria Luigi in 2008. I lived in Los Angeles at the time, but I visited my brother in San Diego frequently enough that Luigi’s became a regular spot. I thought Luigi’s pizza ...

Hipster zone planned for North Park

Community plans for Golden Hill and South Park also laid out

Mid-city residents packed city-council chambers on Tuesday afternoon (October 25) as councilmembers convened to consider long-awaited updates to community plans for North Park and Golden Hill. The most contentious discussion centered around the North Park ...

Get an early start on tomorrow's happiness at Krakatoa

Coffee, rotating beers, and hippie-tinged potions

Over at Here’s the Deal we often revel in the local nightlife, but what about you day-drinkers out there? Krakatoa is the kind of place that allows one to feel validated — nay, vindicated! — ...

Where does that meat come from?

Butcher shops are back, baby

I’m already on record as being in favor of the reemergence of the dedicated butcher shop. Since Sepulveda Meats and Provisions opened in my neighborhood, I’m even more enthusiastic. At one point, standalone butcher shops ...

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