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Pedestrian on scooter hit in Hillcrest on University

Scooter and vehicle collision in Hillcrest on Saturday.

In what seems to be a rash of accidents involving pedestrians in Hillcrest last week, another one was reported over the weekend, this time involving a man on an electric scooter.

It happened at approximately 7:30 pm Saturday, August 5, on the 1000 block of University at Vermont says James McDermott

Pedestrian trapped underneath car in Hillcrest

Pickup gets rear-ended and piles on top of jaywalker

In Hillcrest this afternoon a pedestrian is reportedly trapped under a car at Tenth and University Avenue.

Eyewitness Chris Sweeting tells San Diego Gay and Lesbian News a speeding green Chevy truck was traveling east on University and ran a red light. It then struck a stopped silver Nissan on its front left side waiting in the intersection.

Hit-and-run in Hillcrest leaves man with serious injuries

Hit-and-run in Hillcrest leaves a homeless man seriously injured.

Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who struck a man on University Avenue in Hillcrest late Thursday evening.

Law enforcement say the victim appears to be homeless and was jaywalking near Richmond Street in front of the Starbucks.

The driver fled the scene after hitting the man police say. 

San Diego Police warn of threatening telephone hoax

Scary phone scam reported by San Diego Police

San Diego police are warning about a telephone scam wherein the caller threatens harm to people using weaponry if a monetary sum is not paid.

In a press release issued by the SDPD on Wednesday, they say a number of complaints have recently come into the department describing the same tactic.

Mayor Faulconer speaks out against trans military ban

Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer supports transgender servicemembers in the military.

San Diego has the biggest military population in California. And with President Trump’s proclamation today about not allowing transgender personnel to serve in the armed forces,  many local officials spoke up in opposition.

Trump's statement cited the reason for the ban as financial, he also said branches did not need the “disruption that transgender in the military would entail.”

Balloons fill Hillcrest to show opposition to proposed parking losses

Art instillation shows how many customers could be lost if SANDAG removes Hillcrest parking spots.

The Hillcrest neighborhood was filled with balloons today as a part of an art installation used as a visual reminder of potential customer loss per day if SANDAG gets its way and removes parking spots to make way for more bike lanes.

Squirrel causes neighborhood power outage on Tuesday

Rodent to blame fr local power outage on Tuesday.

A squirrel was the culprit for a midday power outage on Tuesday which affected several communities in Central San Diego including Hillcrest.

San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) reports that over 45,000 people were affected by the disruption which began at about 12:30 pm and lasted for a few hours.

Qualcomm Stadium could become homeless safe harbor

Ward feels that the use of the former Chargers stadium can be re-purposed as a safe place for the transient population.

At the San Diego City Council’s Select Committee on Homeless meeting Monday discussions arose about using Qualcomm Stadium as a safe harbor for the homeless.

New coffee shop, bakery moving into Hillcrest

After Filter closed in Hillcrest last December, the community wondered what would fill that spot on the corner of University Avenue and Richmond Street.

The question has finally been answered: it will be replaced with another coffee shop, but this one according to storefront window dressings, will also feature a bakery.

Bus 83 through Hillcrest may be nearing the end of its route for good

Bus 83 runs through Mission Hills and Hillcrest.

For Hillcrest residents and employees who take public transit every day, there may be a change to a major MTS route through the neighborhood.

Bus route 83 runs from Mission Hills through Hillcrest and down Washington Street before it makes a loop up University Avenue for a short distance.