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Dear Union Tribune, what about your community values?

Every Friday in Hillcrest an advertisement circular is tossed from a delivery van to driveways and sidewalks around the neighborhood. The publisher calls it Local Community Values. Some from the community call it litter. The ...

Like a Danish chicken pot pie

Scandinavian cuisine comes to Hillcrest

Over the past few years, Denmark has gained a reputation as being the happiest country in the world. And that might explain why there’s not an abundance of Danish restaurants here — happy people don’t ...

This way to a Better Buzz

A spacious new coffee shop for Hillcrest

Better Buzz Coffee is on the move. The Vista coffee roaster has opened its eighth coffee shop in San Diego, its fourth in just over two years. However, while most Better Buzz shops have been ...

Pride's prejudiced, says former director

Hillcrest organization said to have bias against people over 40

San Diego Pride's former executive director is suing the organization for wrongful termination, age discrimination, and defamation of character. Stephen Whitburn, also a former city-council candidate, began working for San Diego Pride in 2013 as ...

Pad Thai three ways

There's more than one road to authenticity

Look near the top of any Thai restaurant menu in America, and you're sure to find one Thai dish in particular: Pad Thai. However, as chef Nattapon "Nat" Thitathan explained to me in a recent ...

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The Georgia Street Bridge in Hillcrest

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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!

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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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