San Diego Calendar of Events – June 2017

San Diego County Fair   June 2-July 4
“Where the West Is Fun” There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s you, Pardner. Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.orgMoonlight Cultural Foundation – “Under the Sea” Gala   June 3
The premier nonprofit arts foundation supporting North County San Diego, will host their annual summer gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and top-notch entertainment courtesy of Moonlight Stage Productions.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
Contact: 760-630-7650 /

Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival   June 3
Tickets include entrance into the event where you can sample fine wines and beverages, taste the best dishes and desserts from our local restaurants & caterers, and enjoy live music.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Contact: 760-753-1977 /

Sam Hinton Folk Festival   June 3
This wonderful outdoor event will feature musical performances, musical workshops, group jams and an open mic stage. A great variety of folk music will be offered including Bluegrass, Olde Time, Irish music, and much more.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: 858-6613-0858 /

CSU San Marcos Monopoly Gala   June 3
Dining, dancing, casino games and entertainment at our annual black-tie gala! Proceeds from the evening support research, student programming and faculty professional development.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / CSU San Marcos
Contact: 760-750-4408 /

La Mesa Flag Day Parade   June 3
“A Salute to Old Glory” Grand Marshal: La Mesa Lumber.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / La Mesa Village
Contact: 619-667-1300 /

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Half, 5K and Relay  June 3-4
This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang.
Contact: 800-311-1255 /

Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show   June 3-4
Beautiful mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils and eye catching jewelry made from gems and minerals may be purchased.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Fallbrook Open Tennis Tournament   June 3-4 & 10-11
Benefits The Boys & Girls Club of North County. Up to $3000 prize money for the open divisions.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fallbrook Tennis Club
Contact: 760-728-1100 /

San Diego Kidney Walk   June 4
The nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.
Time/Place: 9am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 818-783-8153 /

Golf for Wildlife Tournament  June 4
This 18-hole golf event to promote public awareness and contributes to local and global conservation efforts through fundraising and scholarships.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Coronado Golf Course
Contact: 603-689-5497 /

State Beach Classic   June 4
Annual surf contest is also a Tribute to Banning Capps. Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps.
Time/Place: Tamarack Beach, Carlsbad
Contact: 760-908-0235 /

America Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 16   June 7
A star-studded forum of astronauts and mission control directors will share in-depth personal experiences from NASA’s legendary Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs with Museum guests during a rare special event.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / San Diego Air & Space Museum
Contact: 619-234-8291 x111 /

San Diego Greek Festival   June 9-11
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / St. Spyrdion Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Blvd.
Contact: 619-297-4165 /

San Marcos Summer Music Fest   June 10
Featuring local craft brews. Family Lawn Games including cornhole, badminton, table tennis, soccer ball croquet and more. Food and beverage will be sold.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Walnut Grove Park

Veterans Park Flag Retirement Ceremony   June 10
Hosted by The Poway Veterans Park Committee in partnership with the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 70; the Veterans of Foreign War; the Elks Lodge; and the American Legion. Flags may be dropped off between the hours of 8:30-11am.
Time/Place: 10am / Veterans Park, Poway

“MOW”TOWN Gala & Chef Appetizer Challenge   June 10
Meals on Wheels San Diego County’s largest annual fundraiser. Includes a full course meal, an open bar and experiential live auction items that cannot be found elsewhere.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Contact: 619-260-6110 /

South Bay Sustainability Fair   June 10
Free event that promotes programs, products, and services to help you make a positive impact on the environment.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / National City Chamber of Commerce

Filipino American Cultural Celebration   June 10
This is a FREE family friendly event with a costume show, food vendors and much more.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza & Library
Contact: 760-435-5600 /

Global Wellness Day Bike Ride   June 10
Free day of wellness activities, followed by our Friends & Family 5k Bike Ride. We kick-off the day at IB Pier Plaza with a yoga-inspired stretch, delicious food options, and fitness activities.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Portwood Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-621-5900 /

Fido Fest   June 10
Dog adoptions, exhibitors, giveaways & fun, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing and heartworm & flea preventatives provided by San Diego County Animal Control, demonstrations, entertainment and silent auction.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Town Center Community Park East, Santee

Julian Backcountry Dance and BBQ   June 10
The “Dance” has featured the best in country music and dancing on the huge floor and stage built by the Sons of the American Legion, Julian. Fabulous BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchard Drive

Mud Run – 5k and 10K   June 10-11
The obstacles in our run are all military inspired and include running through combat town complete with US Marine Corps vehicles and our very own United States Marines who are there to motivate you through this course.
Time/Place: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Chula Vista Summer Sundays   June 11, 18 & 25
Free musical performance every Sunday. Free photo booth complete with fun props and a free photo strip of the experience. Free merchant samples including food and other giveaways will also be offered.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Village Walk at EastLake

Taste of La Mesa   June 12
Eat your heart out with tastings from many local restaurants!
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x1 /

Salute to Education   June 13
Come join Rancho Santa Fe Security, Denise Mueller and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce in saluting teachers and students in the community.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / 1991 Village Park Way, Encinitas
Contact: 760-697-9864 /

Taste of Little Italy   June 14
Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy enjoying live music on and taste offerings from dozens of popular restaurants.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Streets of Little Italy, San Diego
Contact: 619-233-3898 /

Cooper Family’s Juneteenth Celebration    June 17
Healing the Community Street Fair that commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Joyous celebrations, guest speakers, music, and dance performances and family gatherings.
Time/Place: 10:30am-5pm / Imperial Avenue, San Diego
Contact: 619-788-2898 /

Wine, Brews and Blues Festival   June 17
Wine and handcrafted beer tastings, tasty bites from local restaurants, silent auction, dancing and live music.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Fairy Festival   June 17
Kids dress up and enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, and Italian Ice.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-3036 /

Low Tide Ride & Stride   June 17
Coronado Rotary Club will hold an 8.2 mile run, walk or bike down the beautiful beach. At the end of the race is a fun, family oriented party with kids games, music and giveaways.
Time/Place: 9am / Camp Surf YMCA, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-435-8334 /

Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk   June 17
AleSmith Brewing Company will be hosting a 5.5 kilometer walk/run to pay tribute to Tony Gwyn. Nicknamed “Mr. Padre” for his unfaltering commitment to his hometown.
Time/Place: 8am / 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego

Walk For Sobriety   June 17
The Walk is an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addiction. Tommy Sablan will serve as emcee.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-442-0277 x108 /

Taste of Gaslamp   June 17
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

80th Anniversary of Lamplighters Theatre   June 21
Great hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served. Raffles will be held to enhance the evening.
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa
619-465-7700 x2 /

Summer Fun on the 101   June 24-25
Starts on Saturday with a concert at Leucadia Roadside Park that is free and open to the whole community. Sunday will be the music walk to support local businesses.
Time/Place: Sat 11am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Leucadia
Contact: 760-436-2320 /

Introducing Savina by Bosa in San Diego

Introducing Savina by Bosa in San Diego

In December of 2015 Bosa Development broke ground with “Kettner & Ash”, which has since  been named “Savina” located in between downtown San Diego’s Little Italy and Columbia neighborhoods. Hossein Amanat is the Architect of Savina being built just to the east of Bosa’s luxury Bayside condos and to the north of Sapphire condos. The project is expected to be 36 floors high including 285 total residences with only 12 one bedroom floor plans and the remaining two bedroom plans. The building plans for 533 parking spaces on three subterranean levels plus 11,550 square feet of retail space.

This new luxury tower is opening soon so if you want to be one of the first people to tour the sales gallery give me a call at 619.208.6360 or or sign up below.

We have a strong relationship with the developer as many of us at Hunter & Maddox have worked for Bosa in the past on many of their towers. Our agents know all the inside tips to help you procure the perfect condo! Once pricing, floor plans are amenities are announced this week we will report it herein. Please sign up on our interest list below for professional representation. We will keep you informed on both the building and sales processes:



Who’s Buying Homes in San Diego?

Who’s Buying Homes in San Diego?


Google Fiber Buying Webpass

Google Fiber has entered into an agreement to acquire Webpass. The transaction is expected to close this summer, subject to customary closing conditions. Webpass expects this transaction to add significantly to their capabilities while maintaining their brand and operational methodologies. According to Webpass, nothing will change in the foreseeable future regarding the day to day operations, service or pricing. Webpass retains the same vision, same office and same staff to help as before. But now they can build an even better network that will continue to evolve to serve you.


San Diego Announces Free Wifi In July!

San Diego Announces Free Wifi In July! CLICK photo to read the UT article!



San Diego Announces Free Wifi In July! CLICK photo to read the UT article!



San Diego Chargers Release Downtown Stadium Plan


The San Diego Chargers announced a Citizens’ Initiative which would expand the downtown convention center along with a multi-use venue in downtown San Diego.  The Citizens’ Initiative was posted in full on READ MORE ON CHARGERS.COM


The Park @ Banker’s Hill in San Diego

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We just visited the incredible sales center at The Park @ Bankers Hill to update our clients that expressed interest and to see how the building is progressing. The project consists of 60 luxurious homes (12 are in reservation), many of them have direct elevator access to the home. Pricing will start at $1,185,000 – $4,950,000 and require a 2.5% deposit at reservation and 2.5% at contract.

Highlights of the project include the following.

-Boffi Italian Cabinets with Dove Tail Construction
-Miele Appliances
-Quarts Waterfall Counter Tops
-2nd Level Rim Flow Swimming Pool
-Fitness Center
-Grohe Allure Fixtures in the Bathroom
-Grohe Minta Touch faucet in Kitchen
-Private Meeting Room
-Solid Core Entry Doors with Wireless Entry
-PreWired for Home Automation
-Yoga Studio
-Outdoor Fitepit
-Club Room
-Guest Suite
-DuChateau Wood Flooring
-9′ Ceilings
-Full Height Windows with Expansive Balconies

If you would like more information call/message us about this exciting new building – 619 208 6360

Pacific Gate by Bosa Finishes on Display

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CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a visit at the sales gallery!

Pacific Gate by Bosa Finishes on Display

The Pacific Gate by Bosa sales gallery now shows example finishes along with it’s model kitchen, bath and walk in closet. Amongst the highlights are:

:: Expansive private balcony for dining, lounging, and entertainment, with partially fritted glass

:: Flowing open-plan living and dining spaces

:: Chef-caliber kitchen with central prep island

:: Master bedroom with five-fixture bathroom and large walk-in closet

:: Second bedroom with en-suite bedroom

:: Windowed Den

:: Entry foyer with large coat closet

:: Laundry closet

CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a visit at the sales gallery!

Pacific Gate by Bosa Priority Offering


Pacific Gate by Bosa Priority Offering

The reservation process for this Super Prime high rise is drawing tremendous attention and will require immediate consideration by investors. Bosa is providing priority service to those that make a commitment by Wednesday, February 24, 2016. To be considered for selection of condos before offered to the public, Bosa is allowing pre-registered clients to make a refundable deposit of $10,000 by Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a visit at the sales gallery!

Pacific Gate by Bosa Opens Sales Gallery

Pacific Gate by Bosa Opens Sales Gallery

CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a visit at the sales gallery!


Bosa Development opened their sales gallery moments ago for their Super Prime high rise condo Pacific Gate in downtown San Diego. Hunter & Maddox will be updating our Web sites throughout the week for both clients and prospective clients. Please be assured that interested investors should contact us ASAP to prepare for registration and selection of the very best high rise living ever made available in San Diego!

CONTACT US TODAY to schedule a visit at the sales gallery!


Pacific Gate by Bosa registration

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For clients, current and future, interested  in Pacific Gate, the sales center for this Super Prime landmark is opening within the next two weeks and the building itself is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2017. However, to have priority access to the condos for deposit, floor plans and location we highly recommend registering with us immediately and attending a private showing of the sales gallery next Wednesday, February 17th or Thursday February 18th on this Web page.

Be assured that registering for eligibility is without obligation as it allows you a place in line for selection. The residences are priced in the $1.4Ms and are going to be nothing like San Diego has seen before. They may very well be sold out by the time they are built and ready for occupancy due to overwhelming interest and it’s unique development. We recommend taking a close look at this investment opportunity and registration. If you are unable to attend next Wednesday or Thursday, we will gladly schedule a private tour.

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Bayside Townhouse for Rent



Bayside Townhouse for Rent

Luxurious One Bedroom plus bonus Den area.. This is a unique townhouse with a wonderful attached patio with a private gate leading out to the street, perfect for the sophisticated urban dweller looking to walk to the farmers market or local shopping. This home has 1104 sq. ft. with city views and ultra luxurious interiors. Bayside is located steps from the vibrant neighborhood of Little Italy with shopping and dining only steps from your front door.


Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan


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Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan

Civic San Diego announces the release of the Draft Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan for public review.  The Mobility Plan provides for the development of a balanced and cohesive network of complete streets including enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and parking infrastructure within the Downtown Community Plan area.  This network will increase priority and safety for pedestrians and cyclists, provide desirable connections to key destinations, and support reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.  The following documents are available for public review:

  • Draft Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan
  • Draft Amendment to the Downtown Community Plan – Mobility Chapter
  • Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)

Your input to the Draft Downtown San Diego Mobility Plan is important to the process.  Please visit the project website’s Public Review page to view or download the documents.The public review period is open January 26, 2016, through March 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m.

At the project website, you can learn more about the project and sign-up to receive project updates in your email inbox as they happen.  A community workshop will be scheduled to occur in the near future, so sign-up for updates!

For more information, please contact the Project Manager – Brad Richter, Vice-President – Planning at Civic San Diego at 619-533-7115 or

Why Buy Real Estate?


Why Buy Real Estate?

Otay Ranch Rental


Otay Ranch Rental

Welcome to Otay Ranch! This 3 bed 2.5 bath Townhome in the Monet community is well appointed with white picket fence enclosed front patio, open living/dining area, larger kitchen with breakfast bar area, hardwood floors downstairs, 3 bedrooms upstairs, attached single car garage with washer/dryer. Monet community features Hillsborough pool, clubhouse, children”s playscape and park-like area.


Bayside 2001 Listing Video Now Available

Bayside 2001 Listing Video Now Available

Bayside by Bosa Development – Highly sought after WEST facing 2 Bed 2.5 Bath with 180 degree views of the Bay and new waterfront park, a perfect location to enjoy all that Downtown has to offer. Gourmet kitchen (merlot color scheme) outfitted with Snaidero Cabinets, Viking Appliances and cesarstone counter tops. Steps to Downtown’s hottest neighborhood Little Italy WALK SCORE OF 91 – Walker’s Paradise

Manchester Pacific Gateway

The 12.07- acre property is the premier development site in the Western United States, sitting at the gateway of San Diego’s Broadway and Harbor Drive with over one-quarter mile of water-frontage on the San Diego Bay.

Renovation Realities in San Diego

Renovation Realities in San Diego… for many California homebuyers, the dream of homeownership isn’t complete after close of escrow, but rather after completion of full-home renovation. So what does a full remodel look like in California?


Manchester Announcement in San Diego


Manchester Announcement in San Diego

Manchester Pacific Gateway will cover eight city blocks bounded by Broadway, Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway. CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE UT WEB ARTICLE

Home Improvements That Pay Off

Home Improvements That Pay Off


Scott gives out gourmet coffee at caravan

Scott gives out gourmet coffee at caravan


Scott Wachter continues to offer a New Angle on Real Estate in San Diego but the same gourmet coffee at his Broker caravans. Scott offered half pound coffee bags, with his new listing’s Web site on it (, to all real estate agents that visited this highly upgraded condo in the beautiful Marina neighborhood of San Diego this past Thursday morning. This is just one of the nice touches put on by Scott when marketing his listings in San Diego.

With over $40,000 in upgrades this turnkey condo offers a serene setting in downtown San Diego”s most central location in the Marina District with a view of Pantoja Park. This recently and completely renovated condo boasts gorgeous bright tile throughout, kitchen with updated stainless appliances, refurbished cabinets and granite and a bath with an upgraded mirrored vanity, sink, glass shower doors and tub. Also, enjoy a walk in closet, upgraded LG laundry, dual pane windows and shutters on all windows!

CHECK OUT ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AT or CALL 619-208-6360 for showing!

Pacific Gate by Bosa announces pricing and amenities


Pacific Gate by Bosa announces pricing and amenities

  • 41 stories and 215 residences will be made up of mostly 2 bedrooms, 2 bedroom+dens, 3 bedrooms and 3 bedroom+dens.  2 bedrooms will range in square footage from 1240-1914 sq ft. and the 3 bedrooms will range from 2034-2608 sq ft.
  • Amenities will include double height Lobby, a Screening Room, Business Center, Residents Only Guest Suite, Steam & Sauna with Men’s & Women’s changing rooms, fitness center, pool and spa with cabanas and an outdoor dog run.
  • Services are what really will make Pacific Gate the most exclusive building in downtown San Diego include a Chef Concierge Service, 24-hr Lobby Attendant, Porter Services, Private Luxury Car Fleet (for residents only) and a Private Boat Share (residents only).  The building will also have Controlled access Elevators, Entry and a Parking Attendant.
  • Interior Designer HBA compares level of finishes to that of the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons, truly amazing.
  • Being a part of this iconic building designed by KPF in New York will truly be a game changer.
  • Pricing will begin in the 1.4 million range


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Our new listing in the Marina District of San Diego

Our new listing in the Marina District of San Diego

Columbia Place #302 1A Columbia Place #302 14A Columbia Place #302 18A

With over $40,000 in upgrades this turnkey condo offers a serene setting in downtown San Diego”s most central location in the Marina District with a view of Pantoja Park. This recently and completely renovated condo boasts gorgeous bright tile throughout, kitchen with updated stainless appliances, refurbished cabinets and granite and a bath with an upgraded mirrored vanity, sink, glass shower doors and tub. Also, enjoy a walk in closet, upgraded LG laundry, dual pane windows and shutters on all windows!

CHECK OUT ADDITIONAL PHOTOS AT or CALL 619-208-6360 for showing!

Pacific Gate by Bosa Amenities revealed


Pacific Gate by Bosa Amenities revealed

Have you been waiting for any crumb, nibble, or hint of what the amenities at Pacific Gate will be? Well we’ve got the scoop. Through our contact with Bosa, we can confirm that Pacific Gate will offer a multitude of elite services. To start, a private boat will be at the disposal of the residents. Sounds good? It gets better. Do you like luxury cars? If so, you’ll be happy to learn a fleet of luxury cars will be available for use. Now let’s top off the luxury sundae with sprinkles. Pacific Gate will offer a chef concierge, porter, 24 hr lobby attendant, and a full service private concierge to make all your travel needs a reality.

One bedroom guest suite, private screening room, sauna & steam room, oh my . . . How about a state of the art fitness room to get your blood pumping. We especially love the 5 star pool deck complete with cabanas, but that surely won’t eclipse the jacuzzi, fire pit, BBQ area and private dog run. Not to mention the highly upgraded interiors. Bosa will deliver beautiful marble elevator vestibules, hallways lined with custom carpet, original artwork, and dimmed lighting. The unit interiors will feature custom cabinetry by HBA and appliances by Wolf, Sub-zero, and Miele.

3 bedroom square footages will range from 2,034-2,608 from the 33rd floor and above, and 2 bedrooms are expected to range 1,276-1,770, starting at 1.4 million+.

We cannot express how excited we are that Bosa is creating a new category of luxury high-rises in Downtown San Diego. So to recap, here are the highlights:

  • Use of private boat
  • Fleet of luxury cars
  • Chef concierge
  • Full service private concierge
  • 5 star pool deck with cabanas
  • Private dog run
  • Fire pit and BBQ area
  • Custom hallways
  • Custom kitchen cabinets and appliances


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It’s Hot, Hot Hot in California real estate


Hot California Real Estate


Little Italy Attracts Top Chefs


Little Italy Attracts Top Chefs

Our already popular Little Italy is getting some great buzz as Top Chefs open up shop. From Richard Blais’s Juniper & Ivy to high profile chef Javier Plascencia’s Bracero Cocina de Raíz, the excitement is at an all-time high for San Diegans and tourists. Topping off the list of great culinary creators, Top Chef Brian Malarkey has a restaurant-cafe-market complex in the works, and Richard Blais is set to open his second restaurant, a casual eatery scheduled to open next month.

Needless to say, we are elated to try out the latest tasty adventures these master of cuisine have in store.


Exquisite opportunity in Electra penthouse


Exquisite opportunity to own a penthouse residence in San Diego’s tallest luxury tower with panoramic 180 degree views of the Bay & City. Rising from the city’s historic roots, this Electra soars to new heights – connecting you to a city’s living history,and to the vitality of its enviable waterside location in Downtown San Diego’s hottest neighborhoods. This penthouse will inspire you with the sophisticated ambiance of traditional continental elegance.

Highly sought after Bayside condo


Highly sought after WEST facing Bayside condo 2 Bed 2.5 Bath with 180 degree views of the Bay and brand new waterfront park, a perfect location to enjoy all that Downtown has to offer. Gourmet kitchen (Merlot color scheme) outfitted with Snaidero Cabinets, Viking Appliances and cesarstone counter tops. Steps to Downtown’s hottest neighborhood Little Italy. Offered at $1,599,000

Benefits for Nations Heroes

Benefits for Nations Heroes


Ritz Carlton and Whole Foods in Downtown San Diego?

Ritz Carlton and Whole Foods in Downtown San Diego?


After years of residence requesting more options when it comes to grocery shopping, it appears their voices have been heard. Although in the early stages of planning, Ritz Carlton and Whole Foods has been announced.

The gourmet grocer will set up shop in the 40,000 square foot retail space, located at the base of the proposed luxury hotel the 5 star Ritz-Carlton. The Ritz is part of a revamp of 7th avenue and Market Street and will offer a mix of office space, high-end condos, and affordable housing.


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Pacific Gate II is Latest Bosa Tower

Pacific Gate 11 is Latest Bosa Tower


Bosa Development does it again by wowing us with its latest approved tower. Pacific Gate II, as we call it until Bosa announces its official name, is set to dazzle the San Diego skyline with its three-wall affect.

This 45-story, 296-unit stunner will be located on the corner of Pacific Highway and Broadway. The glittering glass tower will also house a ground-floor plaza area set back 70 feet from the curb and an unobstructed pedestrian pathway along C street front the Santa Fe Depot to the beautiful waterfront.

Hunter & Maddox Rethink Downtown Event Was A Success!


Hunter & Maddox Rethink Event Was A Success!


Creamy white floral arrangements. A candle lit bar draped in in soft fabrics.The Tegan Taylor band playing elegantly in the background as champagne and canapés are passed around. This is the setting our VIP clients arrived to at our private event held in the Rethink art gallery in downtown San Diego.

Our guests were treated to a plethora of visionary architectural concepts from the past, present, and future of downtown. And to ice the already delightful Hunter & Maddox cake, Rick Davis from Bosa Development gave a informational speech regarding the new Pacific Gate tower, now under construction.

Not only were we pleased to help guide our exclusive clientele through the many informational offerings the exhibit showcased, we had the pleasure of catching up with so many we call friends.

I’d say that is successful.

Amazing FURNISHED Gaslamp condo rental – available now!

Amazing FURNISHED Gaslamp condo rental – available now!


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Downtown San Diego’s best location in the heart of the famous Gaslamp. This TURN KEY renovated Gaslamp condo rental has dual pane windows, roller shades, window tint, an electronic fireplace and an interior courtyard view. This is unique of it’s kind with it’s modern urban designer touches. Live in luxury and a short distance to the best the city has to offer ­­across from the bay, Petco Park and near many restaurants. You need to see this unit for yourself! Be across from Comicon and the MLB All Star Game in July 2016! CALL Scott at 619-208-6360 or use our CONTACT page for a showing ASAP!

Navy Broadway Project Makes Strides

Explore North Park Campaign Targets Tourists


As long as a decade ago, a running joke was that you might get “caught dead” in North Park. The once-thriving retail hub, devastated by the building of the shopping malls in Mission Valley, had become so run-down and crime-ridden that businesses and people were moving out in droves. But some folks envisioned a bright future for North Park, and things slowly began changing for the better.

Fast forward to 2015, and North Park is now hailed nationwide as one of America’s 10 best hipster neighborhoods. From Forbes magazine to the Los Angeles Times, glowing reviews tout the miraculous turnaround that has occurred in North Park with raves about its craft beer tasting rooms, trendy restaurants, boutique shopping, a growing arts scene centered around Ray Street, historical homes, and its diverse population.

“North Park is well-known and loved by the locals. It’s easy to see the businesses packed with bicyclists, families walking to dinner and bustling sidewalk cafes loaded with familiar faces,” said Angela Landsberg, executive director of North Park Main Street.

“I started thinking that North Park was a gem that needed to be more exposed, so I applied for a grant to Economic Development & Tourism through the city of San Diego. Our goal with this grant was to market North Park to visitors who come to San Diego and are staying in hotels but looking to explore an historic urban community. We also wanted to appeal those who are looking for a weekend trip from the Southern California region.”

After winning the city grant, North Park Main Street set up a website ( and created a full-color brochure listing restaurants, bars, brew pubs and boutiques within the BID area, which roughly covers University Avenue between Utah Street and 32nd Street, and 30th Street between Polk Avenue and Upas Street.

The website has nine pages under the titles of Explore, Art, Eat, Drink, Shop & Boutiques, Events, Visit, History and News. Even North Park natives may learn something new on these pages.

The pièce de résistance, though, is a full-color, 128-page Explore North Park magazine that showcases everything that makes North Park such a popular destination.

The magazine includes a welcome from District 3 Councilmember Todd Gloria, who writes: “The past two decades have seen tremendous investment and positive change in the historical neighborhood of North Park. Its unique offerings continue to develop and change and are worth exploration and celebration.”

Toni G. Atkins, Speaker of the California Assembly and a South Park resident, also has a message for those who pick up the magazine.

“The incredible transformation and revitalization of North Park has been underway for nearly two decades now. The boom in independent boutiques and vibrant restaurants, nightspots, galleries and performance venues such as the North Park Theatre [now known as Observatory North Park] draw visitors from all over San Diego and provide a huge boost to the regional economy,” Atkins writes.

“There was a time when changes in demographics and land-use decisions had altered the fortunes of North Park. Businesses closed and some areas fell into disrepair. But people who love this community devoted themselves to reviving it, ushering in a renaissance that has infused the neighborhood with new energy.”

Atkins also pays tribute to the hipster neighborhood and its newfound reputation as the suds capital.

“And North Park plays a major role in San Diego’s love affair with craft breweries that Men’s Journal magazine declared 30th Street ‘clearly the nation’s best beer boulevard.’”

Residents, tourists and businesses are invited to participate in the social media campaign, which extends to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The goal, Landsberg said, is simple: “Bring tourists to North Park.”

Besides participating in social media efforts, North Park fans are also urged to keep visiting the website. “It is constantly being updated with new blogs, interviews with interesting North Park celebs, and up-to-date info on events in North Park,” she said.

Landsberg hopes the social media campaign continues to grow as awareness spreads.

“We encourage all North Park businesses to use the hashtag #ExploreNorthPark on their posts as well as share details on their events. We are gathering a lot of new followers especially on Instagram,” she said. “Hotel concierges, travel agencies — yes they still exist — and some popular travel publications are also taking a look at what we are doing with Explore social media.”

The avalanche of positive news stories about North Park in the national media over the past two years has impacted the community.

“People who travel want to explore a city,” Landsberg said, “and while the beaches, Little Italy and Gaslamp are great places, it’s always nice to have an alternative to the usual suspects. A historic urban community with tons of great food, craft beer, distinct shops and a diverse population is a big draw for many, many people. We want them to come to North Park!”

Ken Williams is editor of Uptown News and Mission Valley News and can be reached at or at 619-961-1952. Follow him on Twitter at KenSanDiego, Instagram account at KenSD or Facebook at KenWilliamsSanDiego.



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