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SDPD force Hillcrest Farmer’s Market to give up vendor parking at event

The Hillcrest Farmer's Market faces parking restrictions issued by SDPD.

Vendors for The Hillcrest Farmer’s Market are no longer allowed to park their vehicles in the medians during the event according to the Hillcrest Business Association (HBA).

In a news release HBA’s Executive Director Benjamin Nicholls says that this new rule may seem like a small issue but in actuality, it poses a huge problem.

Dockless bikes invade Hillcrest

LimeBikes are now available in Hillcrest.

Maybe you have seen more color around Hillcrest lately in the form of bright green bicycles. Those are LimeBikes and they are a fleet of dockless bicycles which you can access by downloading an app on your smartphone.

Extreme Hillcrest tree pruning wasn't approved by the City

Part of what makes Hillcrest such a comforting place is the landscaped trees that line the streets throughout the district.

But one tree along University Avenue may have been trimmed more than it should, and the City isn’t sure who did it.

Message from HBA about frivolous ADA lawsuits in Hillcrest

Business owners can work with a special Certified Assess Specialist to discover and address their risks for these kind of suits.

The first thing you can do, as a business owner, is to get educated.  

Business owners can work with a special Certified Assess Specialist to discover and address their risks for these kind of suits.

A CASp report for your business can also minimize issues if you've already been served.

San Diego Planning Commission will discuss the Uptown Community Plan

Closed for 30 years, Pernicano's in Hillcrest still takes up space.

On Thursday October 6, at 9 am, the San Diego Planning Commission will address their views on the Uptown Community Plan.

The results of this plan, once agreed upon, will ultimately affect the way Hillcrest develops in the future.  

Homeless decreasing in Hillcrest, but city needs to increase aid

Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) has taken solid steps to address the symptoms of homelessness. 

In the last year, we’ve all seen significant changes in the number of homeless people throughout San Diego, including Hillcrest.  

Following up on complaints by our members, six weeks ago Hillcrest Business Association (HBA) engaged proactive security patrols through a private security company.  '