Mira Mesa is a community and neighborhood in the City of San Diego, California. The area is roughly bounded by Interstate 15 to the east, Interstate 805 to the west, the Los Peñasquitos Canyon on the north and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to the south.
Mira Mesa includes the neighborhoods of Sorrento Valley and Sorrento Mesa.
Around the time of World War II the area now called Mira Mesa was used by the United States Army as a test area. Just west of U.S. Route 395 (now Interstate 15) was a Navy auxiliary landing field, known locally as Hourglass Field because the layout of the runways was a single piece of asphalt in the shape of an hourglass. The Navy also used the surrounding area as a bombing range.
Hourglass Field became the site of Miramar College and Hourglass Field Community Park. The area was built so quickly that it lacked schools, shopping centers, or other services for its thousands of residents. In 1971 future California Governor Pete Wilson started his political career running for San Diego mayor with the slogan “No more Mira Mesas!” as a promise to stop quick, unplanned growth.
By the late 1990s, the Mira Mesa area had undergone extensive expansion to accommodate the thousands of new residents attracted by its proximity to major employers like UC San Diego, MCAS Miramar, Qualcomm, and dozens of biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Several commercial and industrial centers have been built within the Mira Mesa area.
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