Weekly Buzz (Sept. 26-30)
San Diego’s “Free Hug Guy” spreads love at El Cajon protests
In light of the fatal shooting that took place in El Cajon, one San Diego man continues to give free hugs and spread a message of peace and hope. Last week, Ken Nwadike was in Charlotte, North Carolina giving hugs to police officers. This week, he returned to San Diego to do the same. He took to the streets of El Cajon to spread his message of human kind coming together in unity and peace.
CRSSD Fest returns to Waterfront Park this weekend
We hope everyone is ready to get all CRSSD up this weekend - we certainly are. The two-day fest will take over Waterfront Park and feature three stages with artists that include ZHU, Miike Snow, Bonobo, Maya Jane Coles, Flight Facilities and more. Click here for the full schedule of set times. If you can’t make it during the day, no worries. The party marches on “After Dark” with a few more shows spread out at various venues in San Diego.
UberEats now serves North County
It has been three months since we first met our best delivery ally for when we are short on time and hangry: UberEats. The company has now expanded to part of North County, mainly its beach cities, including Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Cardiff. The app is working on getting service to Carlsbad and Oceanside in the coming weeks.
Baba, the only pangolin in the U.S., dies at San Diego Zoo
The only pangolin on display in the United States died this week at the San Diego Zoo. The interesting looking animal had been at the zoo since 2007. He was nursed back to health and sadly, his health again declined in the last month. Jeff Flocken, the North American Director of International Fund for Animal Welfare, told the Los Angeles Times last week that the animal is the most poached and trafficked mammal in the world and they are disappearing due to a high demand for consumption.