It's been a busy week in San Diego. Here are some of the buzziest stories that you might have missed.
December is here... and so are the parades
Sayonara, November! December has made an official return this week, and with that comes tons of holiday festivals and parades. The fun events are kicking off this weekend all around our busy town. Enjoy options like the Encinitas Holiday Parade, the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade, La Jolla Christmas Parade and many more. To see all the festivals stopping by the many 'hoods here in San Diego, click here.
Liberty Public Market makes top 20 food halls list
Big congrats are in order for one of our favorite go-to foodie spots, Liberty Public Market! The market was named one of the top 20 food halls in the United States by commercial real estate firm, Cushman & Wakefield. Liberty Public Market opened eight short months ago and came in at number 13 on the list. The market is the first of its kind here in San Diego, combining food, beverages and specialty products.
Curious to see who else made the list? Here's the top 10:
1. Eataly chain of Italian food emporiums
2. Ferry Building, San Francisco
3. Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia
4. Grand Central Market, Los Angeles
5. Ponce City Market, Atlanta
6. Pike Place Market, Seattle
7. Revival Food Hall at the National, Chicago
8. Original Farmers Market, Los Angeles
9. Union Market, Washington, D.C.
10. Quincy Market at Fanueil Hall, Boston
Dunkin' Donuts announces massive expansion in San Diego
We love a good donut spot. Could Dunkin' Donuts be our next favorite? It's possible, considering that the donut and coffee company has plans to open 14 new shops within San Diego over the next eight years. While the specific locations have not yet been publicly announced, all locations will be south of the Miramar area. What do you guys think? Is Dunkin' Donuts a good addition to our delicious donut-filled city?
University Heights Public Library unveils gender-neutral bathroom
It's not often that a library makes headlines, but the University Heights Public Library has a new policy for their restroom that is the talk of the town. University Heights Public Library, located at 4193 Park Blvd., has updated their bathroom with new signage indicating their bathroom is now a gender neutral facility. The law that was signed in by Jerry Brown earlier this year states that all public restrooms must be gender-neutral by March 1, 2017. The library is one of the first to take this public step towards the new initiative, which hopes to allow all people - families, senior citizens and transgender individuals included- equal access to restrooms.
San Diego Chargers may make the move to L.A. (for real this time)
After the "no" passed on a new stadium and the constant back-and-forth, it seems that the Bolts may really be on their way out. The Chargers have been given a deadline decision date, set for Jan. 15, 2017, in which they will either stay or make the move to Los Angeles. The Chargers would be sharing the Rams' news stadium and officially be out of Qualcomm and San Diego. Is this the end for the San Diego Chargers? Fans: Comment below with your thoughts.