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City airports explained

City airports explained

With millions of visitors every year, it’s no surprise that San Diego has some busy airports. What is surprising, however, is that many of those flights don’t arrive at Lindbergh Field. Two general aviation airports owned and operated by the City of San Diego are alternative…

Memory Lab brings home movies to the digital age

Memory Lab brings home movies to the digital age

Can you recall the last time you watched a home movie? Perhaps around the time you still had a VHS player? Now at the Memory Lab located inside La Jolla/Riford Library, 7555 Draper Ave.,  you can preserve all of those family memories and bring them into the digital age…

Beach wheelchair program helps riders enjoy the sand

Beach wheelchair program helps riders enjoy the sand

Each summer thousands of visitors and residents flock to San Diego’s world famous beaches. With an array of options available to have fun in the sun, the City of San Diego takes proactive steps to ensure that as many people can enjoy the sand and the water as possible…

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

Bottles, cans or cardboard? What goes where?

The City of San Diego has been at the forefront of waste diversion, not only in California, but in the nation for over 20 years. The City has a comprehensive recycling program that has expanded exponentially since its inception in the late 80s. The program has grown from basic bottles…

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

From cubicles to stand-up comedy: City employee gets laughs

Friday night at The Gallery in Little Italy, Bijan Mostafavi is working his craft. And it’s quite the contrast from his day job. “My favorite thing to do in life is make people laugh,” said Mostafavi. When it comes to getting laughs, you might not think…

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Biologist protects endangered species at Miramar Landfill

Piles of garbage and a constant hum of trucks fill the atmosphere at the city’s Miramar Landfill. It’s the not the first place you would expect to find an endangered species. It may be even more surprising to learn about city efforts to protect these environmental…

Rescue 44 helps lifeguards make challenging cliff rescues

Rescue 44 helps lifeguards make challenging cliff rescues

The allure of San Diego’s breathtakingly beautiful coastline draws thousands of visitors to places like Sunset Cliffs and Torrey Pines. Up close, the beauty of the beach can prove to be dangerous for those not paying close attention. “Sunset Cliffs has a lot of sandstone, slippery bluffs…

Real stories from the Human Library

Real stories from the Human Library

Ever wondered about someone else’s story? The San Diego Public Library hosted the city’s first Human Library on Saturday, March 11 hoping to educate and inspire the public through positive conversations with actual people. “Libraries are a place for learning, whether it’s from words on…

Presidential Visits to San Diego

Presidential Visits to San Diego

Through online information we have learned that quite a few presidents have made their way to America’s Finest City. We highlight some of those presidential visits by both sitting and former presidents who came to town and what they did while they were here. In 1891, just 41…

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

San Diego couple explains secret to 70 years of marriage

92-year-old Mike DiMaggio has no qualms about telling people he met his wife Jackie on a Greyhound bus. “I was going to see my brother who was in the military up at Terminal Island,” he said. Jackie, who is also 92 years old, was headed that…

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Technology lab inspired by teens, created for teens

Two years ago it was just a fantasy, a wish list of equipment, the dream of a place that teens in Valencia Park could call their own. On Friday, Jan. 27, that dream came true. Library staff, community members and donors came together to celebrate the grand opening of the…