Tag Archives: El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association

Lot on El Cajon Boulevard May Soon Be Vacant No More

Beryl Forman and Tootie Thomas discuss plans for an empty lot along El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights, April 14, 2016. By Megan Burks The state’s redevelopment program to invest in blighted communities left behind a lot of successes when … Continue reading

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El Cajon Boulevard Night Market Expanding

City Heights residents Javier Ortega and Krista Berry say the BLVD Market has acted as an incubator for their empanada business, Spanglish Eats. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks First they reclaimed an old strip mall on El … Continue reading

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New Bus Line Distinction Under ‘Rapid’ Fire

Construction on the Mid-City Rapid bus line begins at El Cajon Boulevard and Fairmount Avenue in City Heights. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Andrew Keatts San Diego’s mid-city neighborhoods are getting a new, faster bus service this year. The … Continue reading

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African Restaurant Week Continues Through Sunday

June Owino, owner and chef at Flavors of East Africa. His restaurant is participating in San Diego’s first African Restaurant week. By Angela Carone You’ve heard of San Diego Restaurant Week, the biannual event when restaurants offer three-course dinners for cheaper … Continue reading

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Inaugural San Diego African Restaurant Week Kicks Off Friday

By Megan Burks With 10 African restaurants—some in business since the 1980’s—and the largest East African population in California, San Diego is getting its first African restaurant week. Seven restaurants, most in City Heights, will offer $15 prix fixe menus … Continue reading

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Comercios se Esfuerzan por Aumentar el Tráfico Peatonal

Crédito: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Megan Burks Traducción facilitada por City Heights Life Click here to read it in English A las 3 p.m. de un miércoles reciente, el comedor del restaurante vietnamita Hoai Hue, ubicado en … Continue reading

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On Opposite Ends of the Boulevard, Businesses Struggle to Boost Foot Traffic

Community organizers in City Heights have sought sidewalk improvements as a means to improve safety for pedestrians. Now, some are also trying to improve walkability to boost profits for local business owners. Research has shown even relatively quick fixes such … Continue reading

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Art Students Beautify the Boulevard

San Diego State University graphic art students developed designs to help Boulevard recycle bins stand out. | Photo Courtesy of City Heights Life By Beryl Forman The El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association (BIA) started a pilot recycling program in … Continue reading

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