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In Case You Missed It: San Diego Good News for Sunday, Feb. 10

Five 'good news' stories from the previous week

To help make sure you stay informed, each Sunday we'll revisit five stories from the previous week and capsulize them in this digest with the most recent updates.

Today's collection highlights some of the positive news events that happened this week. 

1. Neighborhood Hosts Homecoming for Man Hospitalized Over Christmas

It may already be the first week of February, but on Christmas Card Lane in San Diego's Rancho Penasquitos neighborhood, it is still Christmas – and with good reason.

Residents kept their holiday decorations on display to welcome neighbor Ryan Caine home from the hospital Wednesday since he missed Christmas due to illness. NBC 7's Artie Ojeda was there and brings you a story you won't soon forget.

2. Storms Really 'Makes it Rain' for Local Harvesters

Who doesn't want to find a way to make a few extra bucks? NBC 7's Melissa Adan found some locals who love to see it rain because the water falling from the sky is putting money in their pockets. She explains the rebate programs for harvesting rainwater in this story. 

A special deal where residents can collect $1 for every salvaged gallon of rain has caused barrels to be in high demand throughout San Diego. NBC 7's Melissa Adan has more.

3. Port of San Diego to Welcome 2 Inaugural Cruise Calls

Watching a cruise liner sail into San Diego Bay is a welcome sight for local businesses and this week, our city welcomed two new European cruise lines, according to the San Diego Business Journal. Guests aboard the MSC Magnifica and The Phoenix Reisen Artania sailed into San Diego this week. The Port of San Diego expects to welcome 300,000 passengers in fiscal year 2019-2020. 

4. Gilman Bridge Connects UC San Diego Cover Interstate 5

If you've driven along I-5 near La Jolla in the last two years, you've no doubt seen the construction. Workers have completed the Gilman Drive Bridge and on Thursday, the official ribbon-cutting was held to open the span to pedestrians and traffic. It's just one of many improvements planned for the busiest highway in San Diego County. 

After years of construction in the La Jolla area, the Gilman Bridge connecting UC San Diego's campuses has finally opened. NBC 7's Liberty Zabala reports with Drone Ranger 7.

5. 'Top Gun: Maverick' Puts San Diego on Top 20 Big Cities for Filmmakers

San Diego made headlines when "Top Gun" star Tom Cruise was spotted just outside the main gate to Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado while filming scenes for the upcoming sequel. MovieMaker Magazine said the movie's production in San Diego is one reason why the city was selected for their list this year. It's a good thing we're ready for our closeup.

Read more of the story here.

Tom Cruise is in San Diego for the anticipated "Top Gun" sequel. NBC 7's Joe Little is at Naval Base Coronado with more.
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