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San Diego's Scene & Small Business Spotlight: April 10-15

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

NBC 7 takes a look at a few stories from San Diego's Scene and Local Business Spotlight that impacted our community this week.

UC San Diego, BioMed Realty Partner to Build Oncology Center
On April 11, UC San Diego announced its public-private partnership with BioMed Realty to build The Center for Novel Therapeutics, a new home for university and local research organizations as they work to find treatments and potential cures for cancer and other chronic diseases. The project, located at UC San Diego’s campus in La Jolla, includes a 110,000-square-foot research hub, plus a 2,500-bed complex for graduate students.

Behind the Big Bloom at the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch
Each spring, the 55-acre Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch blossom with spectacular flowers, including the Field’s famed Giant Tecolote Ranunculus. What does it take to tend to this display and keep it a top-notch attraction? Here’s a look at what goes into the bloom. The Flower Fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14.

New ‘Submarine Quest’ Ride Unveiled at SeaWorld
SeaWorld San Diego unveiled a new ride coming soon to the amusement park: “Submarine Quest,” an addition to SeaWorld’s OceanExplorer area. The ride, designed around digital aspects, takes visitors into the deep sea using SmartPlay technology. SeaWorld officials say it’s a whole new experience for the park. Submarine Quest opens this summer.

NYC’s Beloved ‘The Halal Guys’ Plans San Diego Expansion
We check in on San Diego’s food and drink scene every week with our friends at Eater San Diego and this week, the spotlight was on delicious news: The Halal Guys, a beloved New York City eatery known for its American halal fare, including chicken and rice platters, is planning an expansion into San Diego. Lunch, anyone?

New Hiking Trail Opens in City Heights
On Saturday, a new hiking trail system in City Heights officially opened to the public. Long in the making, the 5-mile loop links several canyons in the urban community, giving locals and visitors a quiet retreat to take in nature within the busy city. Local hikers commonly refer to the area as the “Butterfly Corridors.” The canyons now linked by the trail include the Oiliva/47th Street Canyon, Swan Canyon, Hollywood Canyon and Manzanita Canyon, with a few street connections. The trail is meant for walking, hiking, jogging or bicycling.

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