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SDGLN Weekly Wrap: Sept. 22 - Sept. 28, 2018

Here is everything we covered in SDGLN this week.

NEWS

In case you missed it, there will be no time to sleep on Saturday, September 29 as SDPIX, Revive San Diego, and Rich's Nightclub bring back one of their most popular events; Dream Machine House Music Party.

Fake bomb in Hillcrest prompts evacuations

Novelty bomb scares Hillcrest residents on Monday.

A portion of Hillcrest was evacuated and cordoned off on Monday while authorities investigated what was originally thought to be a bomb. 

It was later determined that the object was not an incendiary device, rather a novelty item made to look like one according to KUSI

Hillcrest resident reports "Peeping Tom" in bedroom window

Serial "Peeping Tom" seen outside window of Hillcrest apartment.

A Hillcrest resident is on edge after he discovered a strange man peering into his bedroom at night last week. 

Ricardo Alvarez said at about 1 am last Wednesday, from his 4th Avenue apartment, he looked at his bedroom window to see someone standing there looking in at him. 

Poké Go in Hillcrest quietly closed at the end of August

The restaurant still has open locations in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo.

You may have noticed that the Poké Go restaurant is no longer open in Hillcrest. The spot located at 3614 Fifth Ave which served hungry locals raw fish entrees since 2015, closed on August 31.

That location was the first of the franchise which still has open locations in La Jolla and Rancho Bernardo. 

Project Pie reopens in Hillcrest

The popular fast-casual eatery reopened in Hillcrest on Tuesday.

Project Pie has been resurrected in Hillcrest, they served their first customers on Tuesday. The "build your own" artisan pizzeria is back at its Fourth and University Avenue location. They also have stores in both Chula Vista and Carlsbad. 

Martinis Above Fourth has something for everyone in Sept.

All the best entertainment right in Hillcrest at Martinis Above Fourth.

Summer may be coming to an end, but the talent at Martinis Above fourth continues to heat up through September. From a jazz visionary to shady drag queens to a musical landscapist, Martinis is still the best place in Hillcrest to see live entertainment from all over the world. 

Here are some shows that you won't want to miss this month: 

Community member needs help finding thief who stole vintage car, money

Darren Farnesi was sold the stolen vehicle earlier this month.

Local automobile enthusiast and business owner Darren Farnesi thought he was buying the classic car of his dreams, but it turned into a nightmare when the seller sold him a stolen vehicle and absconded with the cash.

Kids in need get supply-filled backpacks just in time for school

Backpacks filled with supplies are handed out to kids before school starts.

For over 30 years San Diego kids heading back to school have been given backpacks by the Imperial Court de San Diego. Over 500 backpacks were loaded with school supplies such as pens, notebooks, pencils, crayons, erasers, and other necessities were donated this year. 

Hillcrest Fire Station No. 5 opens

Marking the fourth new fire station to open this year and the ninth to be built or renovated since he took office, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer today continued his commitment to investing in public safety infrastructure and neighborhood services with the grand opening of the new Fire Station No. 5 that will better serve Hillcrest and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Pernicano's should close escrow in Jan. 2019, what's next?

The long closed and still vacant Pericano's restaurant is in escrow according to Jeannine Savory the agent handling the sale, but the building's fate is still up in the air. 

"Yes, the property is in escrow; scheduled to close in January 2019," Savory told San Diego Gay and Lesbian News