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Mission Hills IBEW building razed, new library to replace it

The old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers will be replaced by a new Mission Hills library branch.

This week demolition began on the old International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) building on Washington Street in the Hillcrest/Mission Hills area to make way for a new regional library branch .

The site had become an eyesore to some people who had complained about its outdated style and its use by transients camping out and leaving garbage and debris in the entryway.

San Diego Pride and HBA work together for Pride kickoff 2017

Trans Pride will march towards the iconic Hillcrest Pride Plaza to join hundreds of others in a ceremonial Pride Flag raising. 

San Diego Pride and Fabulous Hillcrest are working together for the sixth year in a row to bring the Pride Block Party, in all of its rainbow glory, to life in Hillcrest this July. 

Watching over diversity: A brief history of the 'Hillcrest' sign

The Hillcrest sign has been a welcoming salutation to the neighborhood for almost 80 years.

The Hillcrest sign which greets visitors into the neighborhood high above the intersection of Fifth and University has been a beacon of diversity since it was first erected in 1940.

It was a gift from local women shopkeepers.

'Space jacking’ cheaper than airport parking

Some travelers are taking up street parking for free before they head out to the airport.

Short weekend vacations and the convenience of ridesharing may have people going through your neighborhood and taking up parking spots in order to avoid parking rates at the airport.

Short-term parking at Lindbergh field can range from $20 to $32 a day depending on which structure you use.

Hillcrest car chase ends in crash through storefront

Driver crashes into Hillcrest business after small car chase with police.

A man led the San Diego Police department on a small car chase through Hillcrest on Tuesday night, ending in a crash through a business store front on Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue just before 9 pm.

Hillcrest-wide new parking enforcement hours shift

The new Hillcrest enforcement hours will be from 10 am to 8 pm, Monday through Saturday, Sundays &Holidays excepted.

The Uptown Community Parking District, with support of the Hillcrest Business Association, is shifting parking meters and time-limited parking enforcement hours to best meet the needs of those in Hillcrest.

The current meter enforcement hours in Hillcrest, will shift forward by two hours with mornings now free up to 10 am.

Homophobic harassment on the rise in Hillcrest

Anti-gay threats are on the rise in Hillcrest according to some residents and employees.

Some in the Hillcrest community are concerned about the recent uptick in harassment aimed at LGBT businesses and patrons this month.

Employees and customers say they have had to deal with a multitude of cases involving individuals making homophobic cold calls, verbal abuse and dangerous pranks which seem to be targeted at gays throughout the primarily LGBT section of San Diego.