Weekly Buzz (May 9 - 13)
DiscoverSD moves downtown
Yep, DiscoverSD has returned to its old stomping grounds in downtown San Diego. We are all moved out of our Mission Valley offices, loving our new digs and are ready to take DT by storm. If you have any recommendations for restaurants we need to try, drinks we need to sip or activities we should be doing, let us know! Tag us in your posts on Instagram and Facebook with the hashtag #DSDinDT to share your suggestions with us.
The Tour de France of USA kicks off in San Diego
The Jelly Belly cycling team, which calls San Marcos home, has been preparing for the Amgen Tour of California for months. The epic cycling event is almost here and will begin in San Diego this Sunday, May 15 at Mission Bay’s Ski Beach. The San Diego leg of the race will span 106-miles though Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District, Imperial Beach and back around to Mission Bay. Interested in watching the action? There will be four great places to see it. Click here for more info. May the force be with you, team Jelly Belly!
City demands that La Jolla man takes down art installation in his yard
Nasser Pirasteh, an artist who resides in La Jolla, is well-known in his community for his “In Out” sculpture. The art piece is visible from the street and located in his own front yard. The city of San Diego has given him two extra weeks to take down the sculpture via a “civil penalty notice and order.” The order states that he is violating the San Diego municipal code (on seven accounts) because he did not have the permit to build this structure in his yard. Those who live in the area know it to be art - not an intrusive building or display. We asked you, the readers, what you thought: Is it art or an illegal structure? Eighty-three percent of you said that it was art and that it should be left alone.
San Diego wins big at the World Beer Cup
Another year at the World Beer Cup means another slew medals for local San Diego breweries. There were 6,596 beers entered by 1,907 breweries this year, so to stand out above the crowd is a huge accomplishment. Gold medals were earned by Mike Hess Brewing Co., Amplified Ale Works, Breakwater Brewing Co., Fall Brewing Co., and Monkey Paw Brewing. For a full list of this year’s winners, click here. Cheers to all of our award-winning breweries!
Turtles take over La Jolla
It’s pretty uncommon to see a loggerhead turtle in the ocean, let alone in San Diego’s waters, right? Typically, yes...however, the appearance of this rare turtle, who was declared extinct some years ago has been spotted in La Jolla. The question that remains: Did the turtles move to San Diego due to climate change? “That’s the billion dollar question,” said Jeff Seminoff, head of the marine tutrtle and ecology and assement program at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in La Jolla. “It’s possible that very subtle shifts in ocean temperature could be causing different assemblages of species. I’m not ready to wave the flag of climate change, but we’re asking those questions,” he said.