A group of neighborhood conservationists in University City are hoping to put the brakes on a plan to extend trolley service from downtown San Diego's Santa Fe Depot to a new transit center in University City.
I grew up in the University City area. I’m a grownup now, but I still go back up Regents and then up Pennant Way from time to time to visit Mom when she makes her tamales. On my last visit I noticed a mini observatory up on the hill at those two cross streets. It looks just like the Palomar Observatory. Is that some rich guy’s eccentric toy or a legit research facility?
People who live around the UCSD campus — both in University City and in La Jolla — say the coming addition of more than 5,500 dorm beds came as an unpleasant surprise. "They tell you they are putting in a single building and they build the roads to access it, and then they turn around and slam in more tall buildings," said Cameron Volker, a La Jolla resident. "We tried to have a good relationship with them, and they lied flat out about what they were planning."
By Marty Graham, June 26, 2017
Mesa Nueva housing slated for graduate students, with 1,350 beds, is expected to be finished by July 2017.
Efforts to bridge the gap between north and south University City failed during Wednesday's Land Use and Housing Committee meeting in San Diego City Council Chambers. The proposed Regents Road Bridge over Rose Canyon has been debated in the community and promoted at City Hall since the 1960s. In 2006, the council approved the project, but a lawsuit forced the City to attain an environmental-impact report before proceeding.
For residents of Clairemont and University City, this has been a hot topic for more than a year. Residents that have been living in their homes for decades started noticing a strong and funky smell about three years ago. Most couldn't pinpoint where it was coming from until they started to congregate on social media.
Eastbound in the right lane of Highway 52, the San Clemente Canyon Freeway, you can look down upon a long, slender, almost unbroken swath of natural vegetation: massive sycamores, stately live oaks, swaying willows, climbing vines, and tangled shrubs.
They are the crème de crème of San Diego business and political society, giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to both Democrats and Republicans, and in turn receiving development permits for hundreds of upscale apartment units from a pliant city council.
By Matt Potter, May 1, 2017
Selis reportedly lounged in a chair, drinking beer as he fired multiple rounds at the party-goers.
University City — You want to construct an addition to your house that requires a building permit. Wouldn’t it be wise to get the permit before buying a detailed architectural plan? The San Diego City Council is proceeding with the Regents Road bridge over Rose Canyon the other way around.
There may be a shift in the military aircraft noise from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, this week and in the long term, base commander Col. Jason Woodworth told the Mira Mesa Planning Group Monday night.
By Marty Graham, April 18, 2017
F-35 Lightning. "They are tearing down old hangars and building new ones to house the jet."
Why is there a Governor Drive in University City? Did the governor used to live there or something?
— Just Driving By and Wondering
The key is the university part of University City. In the 1960s, La Jolla was a frenzy of college building. The campus of UCSD was close to opening. And the surrounding territory, now University City, was sprouting new buildings and roads too.
University City encompasses the Golden Triangle (Highway 52 on the south and the I-5 and I-805 merge on the north) as well as much land around UCSD, the biotech firms on North Torrey Pines Road, and portions just east of I-805 near Mira Mesa Boulevard. According to San Diego magazine, three times more people live in north University City than in south University City.
One house stands out on the 3200 block of Galloway Drive in University City. While most of the houses are Cape Cod or ranch style and feature traditional lawn and shrub front yards, 42-year-old Anthony Porrello's house is Mediterranean and features white stucco walls and planters. Cacti, flowering succulents, rosemary bushes, citrus and mulberry trees grow amid boulders embedded in mounds of soil.
During the past year, the monthly meetings of University City Planning Group, which once drew only a handful of community members, have become raucous three-hour affairs attended by as many as 700 people. The root cause of all the disturbance dates back to two projects proposed by the city planning department in the late 1980s when University City was still being developed. Locals refer to the proposals as "the bridge" and "the widening."
By Ernie Grimm, May 1, 2003
Kevin Wirsing and Debby Knight. Nearly 1000 people packed the June 2002 meeting at La Jolla Country Day school's theater. "We probably had them beat 60/40."
Just about everything this city knows about suburban living has gone into the making of the southern end of University city, ten miles south of downtown and a few miles inland of La Jolla. A neighborhood without billboards, without the white schoolroom trailers that betoken overcrowding, with just the right number of grocery stores and service stations, a post office and an extra spacious library.