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San Diego Historical Resources Board

Downtown 'Caliente' mural may be destroyed

Caliente mural on California Theatre downtown

If you have ever been downtown, or seen a show at the Civic Theatre, you may have looked up at the skyline on C Street and wondered about the “Caliente!” mural painted on the side of an old building.

That building, the 89-year-old vacant California Theatre, and the painting itself are a part of an on-going debate between developers and historical preservation organizations.

ACTION ALERT: Help save a Little Italy landmark

San Diego's Historical Resources Board will vote on whether to demolish China Camp, an Art Deco Streamline Building built in the early 1940s as Top's Nightclub.