Bay Terraces, San Diego

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Bay Terraces is a hilly neighborhood in the southeastern part of San Diego, California, United States.[1] It is bordered by Skyline to the north, Paradise Hills to the southwest, and Alta Vista and South Encanto to the west. The southern end of the neighborhood is bordered by State Route 54 and Bonita. The neighborhood generally includes the ZIP Codes 92114 and 92139.


The neighborhood was annexed by San Diego in 1969.[2] In 2000, it was ranked the 19th safest neighborhood in San Diego.[3]

Itliong-Vera Cruz Memorial Bridge as seen from the West.

It is home to a significant Filipino American population.[4] In 2015, a bridge on the south edge of the neighborhood was named for Larry Itliong and Philip Vera Cruz.[5] Also in 2015, a Filipino American was sentenced to over 50 years in prison for his role in a 2010 shooting and death of a San Diego Police Officer, although he was not the person who shot the police officer.[6]


The neighborhood is within the 4th City Council District.[7] The district has been represented by Myrtle Cole since she won a special election in 2013.[8] Federally, the neighborhood is within the California's 53rd congressional district, where 14% of the voting population within the district is Asian American.[9]


  1. ^ Laura Roberts (1 February 2017). San Diego de A a Z. Buttontapper Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-5071-6512-6.
  2. ^ Leland Fetzer (2005). San Diego County Place Names, A to Z. Sunbelt Publications, Inc. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-932653-73-4.
  3. ^ CurtCo/SDM LLC (September 2004). San Diego Magazine. CurtCo/SDM LLC. p. 61. ISSN 0036-4045.
  4. ^ Judy Patacsil; Rudy Guevarra, Jr.; Felix Tuyay (2010). Filipinos in San Diego. Arcadia Publishing. p. 8. ISBN 978-0-7385-8001-2.
    Anatalio Ubalde (1996). Filipino American architecture, design, and planning issues. Flipside Press. p. 129.
    Dillon, Liam (12 March 2013). "Long on Numbers, Short on Clout in D4". Voice of San Diego. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
    "Weekly Update" (PDF). City of San Diego. 11 May 2016. Retrieved 4 October 2017. For nearly three decades, the Bay Terraces Filipino-American Seniors Association has gathered at the Bay Terraces Community Park, affectionately known as Tooma Park, to engage in daily activities including dancing and socializing, building camaraderie and a community. Today, the group has well over 300 members.
  5. ^ Guillermo, Emil (18 December 2015). "California School to Bear Names of Filipino-American Labor Leaders Itliong, Vera Cruz". NBC News. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
    "Six of Weber's 2014 Bills Signed by Governor". Assembleymember Shirley Weber. California State Assembly Democratic Caucus. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 4 October 2017. Designates the overpass on South Woodman Street that crosses State Route 54, also known as the Filipino American Highway, in the City of San Diego as the Itliong-Vera Cruz Memorial Bridge.
    Ardis, Kelly (1 September 2015). "Filipino-Americans: The forgotten leaders of '65 grape strike". The Bakersield Californian. Bakersfield, California. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  6. ^ Perry, Tony (19 September 2015). "Murder conviction upheld in shooting death of San Diego police officer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
    Krueger, Paul; Stickney, R. (23 September 2013). "Convicted Cop Killer to Spend Decades in Prison". KNSD. San Diego. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
    Pimentel, Joseph (14 September 2013). "Fil-Am convicted for cop's murder in San Diego". Asian Journal. Northern California. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
    "2 Fil-Ams plead not guilty to San Diego cop's murder". GMA News. Philippines. 14 August 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  7. ^ San Diego (Calif.) (2000). San Diego Annual Budget. City Manager. p. 895.
  8. ^ Bowen, Andrew (29 July 2016). "Councilwoman's Comments On Racial Profiling Spark Outcry". KPBS. San Diego. Retrieved 4 October 2017.
  9. ^ "A Community of Contrasts" (PDF). Union of Pan Asian Communities. Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Los Angeles. 2015. Retrieved 4 October 2017.

Coordinates: 32°41′25.53″N 117°2′25.29″W / 32.6904250°N 117.0403583°W / 32.6904250; -117.0403583