Weekly Buzz (April 18- April 22)
Drug tunnel to Mexico found in Otay Mesa
The latest of three recent drug smuggling tunnels was found in Otay Mesa on Tuesday afternoon - complete with ventilation, lighting and an elevator. Yes, an elevator. The tunnel spanned from San Diego to Mexico, starting in a pallet yard. Authorities had noticed suspicious activity at the yard relating to a dumpster. The dumpster was transported across San Diego to a different location to be unloaded into a new vehicle. That vehicle was then stopped by authorities who seized 12,000 pounds of drugs inside. 2,242 pounds of cocaine and 14,000 pounds of marijuana were seized during the rest of the investigation.
San Diego makes top vegan cities list
PETA announced its list of the top 10 vegan-friendly cities in the U.S. and San Diego made the list at number six. With restaurants like Kindred, Cafe Gratitude and Civico 1845 making it easy (and supremely delicious) to eat vegan around town, it’s no wonder we came in at number six on this year’s top 10 list. The top five (in order from first to fifth) included: Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Detroit and Nashville.
Legendary and iconic singer-songwriter, guitarist and performer Prince died at age 57 at his home in Minnesota after reported flu-hospitalization in the weeks prior. The musician is remembered for creating one-of-a-kind music with an influential, outlandish and unparalleled quality that is all his own. Click here for more about Prince and his awesome legacy.
Chargers release vision for new stadium
A 61,500-seat stadium may be coming to a downtown San Diego near you. The stadium concept features a retractable roof, a “sky garden” and a 2-acre park. The initiative asks that voters raise the tax on hotel stays in the area from 12.5 percent to 16.5 percent to finance the idealistic stadium. Only time will tell if the project will come to look anything like the photo below.
Mikkeller San Diego opens
The first Mikkeller brewery in San Diego opens and offers fans a taste of Beer Geek brews, perhaps the brewery’s most popular series to date, a home of their own. Owner Mikkel Borg Bjerso of Copenhagen moved to America’s Finest City to become a part of the San Diego brewing community, with the brewery hoping to produce 10,000 barrels in it’s first year. Check them out at mikkeller.dk
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