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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 4:10 AM
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The approval of a permanent version of the 25-foot "Unconditional Surrender" statue of a sailor kissing a nurse. The port gave backers one year to raise the necessary funds and the USS Midway Museum board voted to take on fund-raising duties.
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San Diego Region: Bayshore Bikeway Extends Mileage Through City of Chula Vista's Bayfront
San Diego leaders, bicyclists and residents came together in the city of Chula Vista on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate the completion of a new 1.8-mile segment of the Bayshore Bikeway, which will eventually loop for 24 miles around San Diego Bay. To date, 14.3 miles of the bikeway have been built. The world-class recreational amenity is more than half completed.
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Old Posted May 15, 2012, 1:38 PM
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Save the Kiss
Save A San Diego Landmark
Midway Will Match Your Donation to Save "The Kiss!"

The joy of peace in America. No photograph captured the joy of war’s end in 1945 more than the photo taken of an unknown sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square. It symbolizes the contributions and sacrifices made by our Greatest Generation: the 16 million Americans who defended America in World War II.

A temporary 25-foot plastic statuary of that sailor-and-nurse embrace is located along San Diego’s Embarcadero. It has become a highly visible landmark and significant icon of San Diego’s proud military heritage. Thousands of visitors annually have visited this uniquely inspirational tribute to service and sacrifice in uniform. Unfortunately “The Kiss” will disappear from San Diego in May! San Diego has less than two months to raise approximately $200,000 to commission a permanent, bronze replacement that will honor the Greatest Generation for decades to come.
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What's the best beach in America?
By Laura Bly, USA TODAY

If you believe the hotly anticipated annual rankings compiled by Florida International University professor and coastal expert Stephen P. Leatherman - a.k.a. "Dr. Beach" - it's San Diego's Coronado Beach. The 300-yard-wide, 1.5-mile-long stretch of silvery sand fronts the red-roofed Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark where Marilyn Monroe cavorted in the 1959 classic Some Like it Hot.
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'Kissing Statue' Meets $1M Fundraising Goal
Statue set to leave San Diego
By Lauren Steussy
Saturday, May 26, 2012

An ambitious fundraising goal to support San Diego's "Kissing Statue" was met just in time to see the statue off during the Memorial Day weekend.

The famous statue of two Navy sweethearts kissing on the San Diego waterfront will now be forever preserved in bronze, with a price tag of about $1 million, the USS Midway Museum's officials announced Saturday morning.

Source: 'Kissing Statue' Meets $1M Fundraising Goal | NBC San Diego
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Safari Park to get $9 million gift for new tiger exhibit
Written by Lori Weisberg
10 a.m., May 18, 2012

An entirely new home for San Diego Zoo Safari Park's Sumatran tigers could open by 2014, thanks to the park's largest pledge ever of $9 million.

Park officials announced Friday that the planned $19.5 million Tiger Trail attraction is assured of the donation as long as an additional $2 million is raised by the end of the year.

A couple who has chosen to remain anonymous pledged to contribute $9 for every $2 in donations to finance the new attraction, designed in part to draw attention to the dwindling Sumatran tiger population. The gift, at most, would be $9 million if the park succeeds in attracting $2 million in donations.
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SeaWorld bringing Aquatica water park to San Diego
By Brady MacDonald
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8:00 AM PST, November 21, 2012

SeaWorld's Aquatica will introduce an innovative hybrid concept to San Diego in June that combines a marine park with a water park, allowing visitors to interact with animals like dolphins, stingrays and flamingos as they zip down water slides.

SeaWorld San Diego purchased Knott's Soak City in Chula Vista from the parent company of Knott's Berry Farm and plans an extensive renovation of the separate-admission water park about 20 miles south of the marine park.
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Balboa Park December Nights this coming weekend
Participating Balboa Park museums open their doors free of charge from 5-9 pm both evenings and more than 300,000 visitors are expected to experience the joy of San Diego’s largest free community festival.
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The Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project will extend Trolley service from Santa Fe Depot in Downtown San Diego to the University City community, serving major activity centers such as Old Town, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and Westfield UTC. The proposed project would be funded in partnership by SANDAG (utilizing the TransNet half-cent sales tax) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts Program. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2015, with service starting in 2018.

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Cross-border airport bridge to link Tijuana with San Diego
Backers said the project would benefit both the U.S. and Mexico, but skeptics remain.
By Sandra Dibble11:45 P.M.SEPT. 5, 2013

TIJUANA — A long-standing plan for a cross-border bridge used exclusively by passengers of Tijuana international airport is moving forward, with developers announcing this week that they have started construction on the Mexican side despite Mayor Carlos Bustamante’s continued opposition.

“This is a project that benefits the community,” said Miguel Aliaga, director of investor relations for Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacifico, or GAP, a Mexican holding company that operates the Tijuana airport and 11 others across Mexico. He and other proponents have pointed to the 28 domestic and two foreign designations served by the airport.

The privately developed project, dubbed the “Gateway to Las Californias,” consists of a 525-foot-long pedestrian bridge connecting the A.L. Rodríguez International Airport directly with a U.S. Customs and Border Protection station in Otay Mesa. It requires multiple government permits on both sides of the border, but developers said most of those sign-offs have been obtained after years of effort.

The developers envision that by the end of 2014, ticketed airline passengers who pay a toll will be able to cross the U.S.-Mexico border within minutes in both directions.

The project’s larger component is financed by U.S.-based investors, and previous estimates have put the price tag at close to $78 million. That amount includes the cost of land, the bridge construction on both sides of the border and building the mixed-use structure that would house shops, restaurants and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection station.

Construction on the U.S. side would last about 15 months, she said Thursday.
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/...-construction/
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San Diego celebrates its long-awaited new library
The first of 46 studies saying the city needed a new central library was done in 1971. At last, $184.9 million later, here it is.

The nine-story library, with a three-story atrium, has a domed terrace, a sculpture garden, open stacks of books, dozens of computer terminals, an art gallery, an auditorium and a special-collections wing. Its collection of baseball books is said to be second only to the baseball Hall of Fame's in Cooperstown, N.Y.

A reading room on the eighth floor has a view of San Diego Bay. A charter high school takes up two floors. Boosters envision art shows, weddings, corporate confabs and political gatherings, among other things, in various spots in the library's 497,000 square feet of space.
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Comic-Con-backed convention center expansion approved for San Diego
By Tony Perry
October 10, 2013, 6:25 p.m.

SAN DIEGO — The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve an expansion of the waterfront convention center here -- an issue that pitted the needs of the Comic-Con convention against those of the Chargers football team.

Comic-Con leaders said the expansion is vital to keep the pop-culture extravaganza from having to leave San Diego in search of a larger venue for its summer fest.

The $520-million expansion is meant to provide an additional 740,000 square feet of convention space to help retain Comic-Con and also attract other large conventions -- particularly from the medical profession -- that now skip San Diego in favor of cities with larger convention centers, including Los Angeles and Anaheim.
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,2953564.story
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Plans are under way to create a magical Africa Forest Canopy habitat at your San Diego Zoo.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit will provide wonderful new homes for nearly 30 colorful, charismatic mammal and bird species. It promises to be a spectacular visitor experience.

http://www.sandiegozoo.org/africaforest/
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