Weekly Buzz (June 20-24)

Celebrities announced at All-star softball game

Celebrities are getting ready to play ball at the MLB All-Star Legends & Celebrtiy Softball Game on July 10 at Petco Park. Head over to our stadium for the star-studded event to see “Sports Illustrated” swimsuit model Nina Agdal, Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, Sterling K. Brown from “The People V. O.J. Simpson,” Academy Award-winning actor J.K. Simmons and soccer star, Landon Donovan of the L.A. Galaxy, MLS and the U.S. National Team. Legendary players including Trevor Hoffman, Ozzie Smith, Rollie Fingers and Tim Raines will also take part in the game. Tickets for All-Star Sunday can be purchased at

North Park Brewing opens its doors

In need of a new watering hole? Head over to North Park Brewing Co. for a cold one. The newest brewery to the beer-hub that is North Park opened its doors to the public on Thursday, June 23. You can find them across the street from Bottlecraft at 3038 University Ave. For more information, visit

Google is coming to San Diego

Sorrento Mesa is set to be the next location for Google, who just signed a lease for a 60,000 square-foot office in the area. There is no word on exactly what the office will function as for the larger-than-life company, but there is a job listing for the San Diego office for a public affairs manager for Google Fiber, which is a new initiative by the company regarding high-speed internet. We are hoping this means many new jobs will soon be available to qualified San Diegans.

The Lafayette Hotel celebrates 70 years

The iconic North Park hotel has reached a big milestone. It will turn 70-years-old on July 1. The establishment first opened doors on July 1, 1946 and has gone through all sorts of changes in ownership since its original owner, car dealer and developer Larry Imig. They will celebrate their big birthday with an epic hotel party, complete with music by Euphora Brass Band, a Beatles tribute band called The Rollers and Saucha Boutros + guests. Attendees are invited to bring one small item to contribute to a time capsule that will be reopened on their 100th anniversary. For more information, visit

Downtown streets may soon be better for bicyclists, pedestrians

A long-term plan that hopes to ensure “safer” downtown streets has been approved by the San Diego City Council on Tuesday. The Downtown Mobility Plan aims to give bicyclists a safe place to ride and reverse the poor planning of the past. While adding safe bicycling routes is a bonus for both the environment and many San Diegans who prefer alternate routes of travel besides car, it does have some arguable downsides. One of the negatives to some is the loss of approximately 477 parking spots over the course of 30-year plan. What do you think? Does the plan for giving equality to pedestrians and bicyclists seem like a good idea?

Source: DiscoverSD