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SDHDF purchases Diversionary Theatre building

San Diego Human Dignity Foundation (SDHDF) recently announced it purchased the University Heights-based Diversionary Theatre building, which is located at 4545 Park Boulevard and also houses Lambda Archives, for $1.2 million.

How much water does Balboa Park actually use?

The Friends of Balboa Park, a 501(c)3 volunteer-run nonprofit, has dedicated a significant amount of effort in the last five years to not only improve how Balboa Park irrigates its many gardens, but how to better conserve and reuse that water.

Discussion of Hillcrest building heights continues

In Uptown, the Hillcrest Town Council (HTC) and the Uptown Planners Community Planning Group (Uptown Planners) have continued to bear down on the issue of building heights, which has become a focal point of contention surrounding Uptown’s plan update. The two groups show that much of the community still battles with the question: Should the community opt for more — or less — flexibility in building height in the years to come?

New tram service begins in Balboa Park

On Dec. 9, Interim Mayor Todd Gloria welcomed a fleet of three brand-new trams that have since begun shuttling passengers across Balboa Park free of charge. The trams come after former mayor Bob Filner’s removal of parking in the Plaza de Panama earlier this year, among several moves geared toward creating a more pedestrian-friendly Balboa Park.

Hillcrest's Eqyptian Quarter to be revitalized

If you roamed Park Boulevard just south of University Ave. back in the ‘20s, you’d find a style that has long since left Southern California. Characterized by pharaoh heads, Persian cats and engraved scarabs, the area was defined by the then-popular styles of Egyptian Revival and Art Nouveau.

San Diego City Council passes Mid-City Interim Height Ordinance

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, the City Council voted unanimously on the initial hearing on the Mid-City Interim Height Ordinance, which will limit building heights in Mission Hills to 50 feet, and to 65 feet in Hillcrest until the Uptown Community Plan update is enacted.