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Friday, August 30, 2013


Check out Voice of San Diego's article on the North Park Post Office project as writer Andrew Keatts updates.  
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Andrew Keatts
POST OFFICE PROJECT REPORT—Andrew Keatts writing for Voice of San Diego’s virtual newspaper ( updates what’s happening with the development project at the old North Park Library.  VOSD names the names behind the project and explains why it didn’t have to be reviewed by the North Park Planning Committee.  Says Keatts, the project is set for more than 30 rental apartments and the old post office will be a 5,000 square-foot hub of retail/restaurant space.  For the entire article link to:

CURBSIDE HIP—First saw this link on Todd Gloria’s recent facebook post, it’s a video of San Diego’s first curbside street parklet from construction to ribbon-cutting.  Timely work (shot and edited) by Jared Armijo-Wardle and features the music of The Bully Blinders.  It’s on YouTube:

NORTH PARK LIBRARY ADDED VALUE—The library branch at North Park Way and 31st is offering free homework tutors from grades K-12 every Monday from 3 pm to 4:45 pm and every Wednesday from 6 pm to 7:45 on.
Again it’s a free service and no reservations are needed.  Begins September 4th.
Info: 619-533-3972.

RETRO COOL--The photo below was taken in 1948 when the Number 7 streetcar rolled through North Park via University Avenue.  The non-smog trolley ran on electricity.   Back in 1993 when University Avenue at 30th Street was being dug up to install the current North Park sign, workers located the old trolley tracks under the pavement.  It doesn’t take a detective to figure out those tracks are still under the streets of North Park.  Wouldn’t it be cool to have one of San Diego vintage trolley cars do a No. 7 loop from downtown via Park Blvd. then University Avenue to 30th then return south on 30th via (No. 2 bus line route) through South Park to downtown.   Granted this is not a new idea, but it’s still terrific to think about.

Ride and Relax on the No. 7 trolley from North Park to Santa Fe Depot circa 1948

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