San Diego’s Scene & Small Business Spotlight: May 8-13 - NBC 7 San Diego
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San Diego’s Scene & Small Business Spotlight: May 8-13

A look at some top stories of the week from San Diego’s scene and the small businesses that impact America’s Finest City



    Army Sgt's Remains Return 69 Years After He Was KIA
    Troy Orem Photography
    Fresh, local produce at the OB Farmers Market.

    From a new live music venue planned for the Del Mar Fairgrounds, to the 25th birthday of an Ocean Beach staple, here’s a look at some of the stories that shaped our Local Business Spotlight and San Diego Scene this week.

    New Live Music Venue Planned for Del Mar Fairgrounds
    The owners and operators of the Del Mar Fairgrounds have hired an architecture/planning firm, Bastien and Associates, to design a new, 1,900-seat venue to be used for live music. The plans call for an extensive remodel and renovations to the Del Mar Fairgrounds’ existing Surfside Race Place.

    Olympian, Marathon Legend Honored by USCISOlympian, Marathon Legend Honored by USCIS

    Olympic medalist and marathon legend Meb Keflezighi was recognized by the USCIS with the "Outstanding American by Choice" award in San Diego on May 10. Since 2006, the USCIS has awarded 130 naturalized citizens from more than 50 countries with the honor. Now, it's Meb's turn. 

    (Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

    USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’
    Olympic medalist, marathon legend and San Diego resident Meb Keflezighi earned a honor close to his heart this week: the “Outstanding American by Choice” award from United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Keflezighi and his family, originally from Eritrea, came to the U.S. in the late 1980s. The moved changed the course of the famed runner’s life, and afforded him opportunities for which he will forever be grateful.

    OB Farmers Market Turns 25OB Farmers Market Turns 25

    Ocean Beach Farmers Market Turns 25
    They grow up so fast. The free-spirited, quirky Ocean Beach Farmers Market turns 25 this year. The weekly market along Newport Avenue, between Cable and Bacon streets, is a lively gathering where you can snag everything from fresh, local produce to quirky homemade crafts, all while listening to live music from local bands.

    2 New Nonstop Flights, From San Diego to Europe
    Flying to Europe from San Diego this summer just got easier, with two European airlines offering nonstop flights to Germany and Switzerland. While travelers will enjoy direct service, the new flights may also bring a big boost to San Diego’s economy. 

    Non-Stop Flights to Europe Offer Boost to Local EconomyNon-Stop Flights to Europe Offer Boost to Local Economy

    With two European airlines now offering non-stop flights to Germany and Switzerland from San Diego, the local economy may have received a tourism boost. NBC 7’s Elena Gomez has more.

    (Published Wednesday, May 10, 2017)

    Quartyard’s New Lease on Life
    Quartyard, the hip urban park situated on a 28,000-square-foot, city-owned parking lot on Market Street in downtown San Diego, is planning to relocate – but it’s not going too far. The new version of Quartyard still plans to host everything locals have grown to love about the urban park, from live music to beer gardens.

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