Comments by SanCarlosGuy2001

From thrift to spiff in Hillcrest

Thrift Trader never seemed quite right for the neighborhood. Hopefully, the retail tenants will offer stylish, affordable products scaled to the demographics of the neighborhood. Furniture stores with large scale credenzas, giant headboards and overstuffed furniture are more appropriate for the burbs. Same goes for the clothing, overpriced Speedos and clothes only a 22 year old with questionable taste would buy are automatic fails.

Longtime sex-toy shop shuts down in Hillcrest

I wonder if this type of business is on its' way out with so much available on the Internet and television. Or, maybe for this business it was the location and ever increasing rents.

Destruction continues before the groundbreaking

These abandoned buildings are the scourge of the neighborhoods. They attract problems, affect property values, lower the quality of the neighborhoods, and possibly result in some serious injury to the local residents and the people breaking into the buildings. I don't understand why the city council members aren't more responsive.

Hopefully, the Reader's reporters will stay on top of this problem and keep a fire (no pun intended) under the toes of our elected officials and developers.

Atmosphere project no longer up in the air

As much as I hate to see public funds used (indirectly through tax credits), this type of affordable housing development is desperately needed. The per square foot costs are usually exorbitant on them. It makes you wonder if the bidding process is really working in the public's favor. I'd like to see more affordable housing built in some of the outlying cities like Santee, and El Cajon. These are generally less expensive areas to build and nearer to employment centers. Perhaps, fewer tax credits would be used and a wider range of people would benefit from them.

Who’s minding San Diego’s council districts?

Videos might be the answer. Perhaps, our city council people and/or their reps. could video tape walking their districts, interview the locals and post the good/bad/ and ugly along with their actions to resolve issues.

Of leather kilts and opposing bulwarks

There are certainly many more worse crimes going on during these large events that the police can focus on. Times are changing and less clothing isn't that unacceptable as it once was. Bottom line, no pun intended, laws need to be enforced equally or changed.

They said, he said

Very interesting article. Sounds like this is just the beginning of a longer story on the evolution of Hillcrest in to a higher and higher priced part of the city. I bet North Park would welcome Revivals.

Two bees collect nectar from a bottle brush tree in North Park.

To be or not to two bees? The question has been answered with this beautiful picture.

North Park’s Bodhi Animal Clinic gets new vets

I agree dwbat, green is the new white except at the refreshed Ralph's Shopping Center in Hillcrest. White is back along with grey.


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