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2 San Diego Uptown News | Aug. 5–18, 2011 UptownBriefs


CITY COUNCIL TO EVALUATE HEIGHT ORDINANCE IN HILL- CREST, MISSION HILLS On July 26, San Diego City Coun-


cil voted 7-0 regarding how to extend the Interim Height Ordinance for 180 days. The ordinance limits how high new buildings can be constructed in Hillcrest and Mission Hills. A new height ordinance will


come before the City Council this fall, said Councilmember Kevin Faulconer, who made the motion to extend the current ordinance that was first enacted in July 2008. The ordinance limits new


buildings to 65 feet in Hillcrest and 50 feet in Mission Hills. It came following a furor in 2008 after the City Council approved plans for a tall building on University Avenue that was eventually never built. The ordinance is actually an amendment to the Mid-City Com- munities Planned District Ordi- nance that limits building heights in


Hillcrest and Mission Hills. It also established a discretionary process for buildings that would exceed 65 feet in the Bankers Hill area. On Jan. 25, the City Council


approved an 180-day extension of the Interim Height Ordinance. It allows for only a second temporary extension, which is why the coun- cil will consider a new height ordi- nance in the fall. City staff have reviewed public


input on the issue so far and have received comments from neigh- borhood community groups in the Uptown area.


FINAL BIRD PARK CONCERT OF THE SUMMER On Aug. 13, the last Bird Park


summer concert will be held on 28th St. around Thorn, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This will be the last of the four free concerts in this series, featuring Latin-A-Go-Go, playing a fusion of Latin, jazz and salsa music. Hosted by the North Park Com-


munity Association, this concert series has been going strong since


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2002 as a free neighborhood event, where members of the community can interact, picnic, dance and just enjoy the music. Donations from community members and local businesses make the concerts pos- sible, and nine years after its incep- tion, the series continues to grow. For more information, visit northparksd.org/concerts.


13TH ANNUAL LGBT FILM FES- TIVAL AT BIRCH NORTH PARK THEATRE FilmOut San Diego is present-


ing its 13th annual LGBT Film Fes- tival at the Birch North Park The- atre from Aug. 19 through Aug. 21 and Aug. 26 through Aug. 28. The festival will feature more


than 50 international, documen- tary, feature and short films. Open- ing night will feature “Going Down in La-La Land” at 7:30 p.m., with an opening night party at Top of the Park. The cost is $30 for both. Times and prices vary for all


six days of the festival, ranging from noon to 10:15 p.m. and $5 to


$10 for individual films. Access to all films and parties is $150. For more information or to buy


tickets, visit filmoutsandiego.com or birchnorthparktheatre.net.


SUMMER ORGAN FESTIVAL IN BALBOA PARK All summer long, the Spreck-


els Organ Pavilion is hosting concerts featuring a different, renowned organist each week. Every Monday, through Aug. 29 at 7:30 p.m., these free concerts invite guests to bring a picnic din- ner, blankets or just themselves to enjoy music as the sun goes down. Aug. 8 will feature San Diego


Civic Organist Emeritus and In- ternational Concert Organist Robert Plimpton playing “Music For Organ and Percussion.” Aug. 15 will feature Duke University Chapel organist David Arcus. For more information or to


view the full schedule, visit bal- boapark.org.


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DeMaio has announced he will unveil seven major policy propos- als that he says will constitute a “starting point” for job creation in San Diego. “We need to get San Diegans


back to work and these cutting- edge ideas will make San Diego the leader in innovation, entrepreneur- ship and job creation,” DeMaio said Wed., Aug. 3, in a release. In addition, DeMaio will soon


announce the creation of a 15-per- son Jobs Task Force comprised of San Diego business leaders and thinkers, and unveil several vehi- cles whereby the public can offer their own ideas for job creation, the release said. “We’re going to be holding


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SDMA ANNOUNCES DOCENT LECTURE SERIES The San Diego Museum of Art


(SDMA) Docent Council recently announced its 2011-2012 lecture series schedule. This nine-lecture series will begin on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. with a lecture on “Spanish Art: From the Golden Age of Sacred Painting to Modernity” by SDMA Director Roxanna Velasquez. Lecture admission is $12, $15


for non-members and $8 for stu- dents, seniors and military, and includes museum admission and a special docent-led tour afterwards. The SDMA Docent Council is


also offering an hour-long lecture and PowerPoint presentations brought to your business or facil- ity for an $100 donation. Lectures on the following topics are avail- able: “From El Greco to Dali: Great Spanish Masters,” “Talouse Lautrec’s Paris,” “Dreams and Di- versions—Japanese Woodblock Prints,” “Gainsborough and the Modern Woman” and “Old Mas- ters in New Light—The Art of the Renaissance and Baroque Eras.” For more information, call 696- 1953 or e-mail docents@sdmart.org.


THEFT WATCH: MISSION HILLS HISTORIC MARKERS During the week of July 25,


a total of seven historic marker plaques throughout Mission Hills have been stolen. Mission Hills resident Janet O’dea said four In- spiration Heights historic plaques, along with three individual des- ignation plaques, one from the 1912 Grisworld Building and two others on Fort Stockton Street, have gone missing. Residents are requesting the markers be returned, no questions asked, on the Power’s Plumbing doorstep, located at 1705 W. Lewis Street. Anyone who might have informa- tion regarding the thefts is asked to contact the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000.u


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