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Out and About in San Diego: Get a Leg Up on the Week Ahead

Here’s your weekly dose of all things San Diego. Whether it’s about fireworks over the water or news you may have missed, check in every Monday for the content you need to Live Long in San Diego.

Versions of these articles were first published by, the San Diego Community Newspaper Group. Links to the full articles may be found below.

Lighting up the Saturday Night Sky

If the 4th of July fireworks spectacular did not quench your thirst for explosions of color and music, you’re in luck! Back – literally – by popular demand, SeaWorld San Diego will be resuming their summertime fireworks starting at 9:50 pm every Saturday through August 31st. After putting a hold on their annual summer fireworks show, a petition including 11,000 signatures helped convince SeaWorld to bring back their nighttime display. Along with this returning show, don’t miss out on giving your summer a jolt along with the new Electric Eel launched roller coaster and Electric Ocean nighttime display. For more information on the show and park, you can follow this link to the park website.

Summer with an Extra Side of Music

Starting on July 21st, keep your ears on the ready for music at the Kate Sessions Park in Pacific Beach. Summer concerts will be held each weekend until Sunday, August 11th and will feature everything from rock to pop to surf classics and jazz. All concerts will begin at 4:00 pm, running until 6:00 pm, and will be free to everyone. For a list of who will be playing on the Green, follow this link to learn more from the Pacific Beach Town Council.

Fly through Matches with the Aviators

Hot off the heels of Wimbledon, San Diego’s own Aviators are here to fill your need for Tennis. Cheer our home team as they play their way through an impressive lineup of teams this summer. Opening night will be this Friday, July 19th and will be followed with regular season matches through the 31st. Theme nights guarantee to keep you entertained with free gear and entertainment, along with specials on food/drink and merchandise. To read more information about the team and season click here, or you can follow this link to their team website.

Make that Driveway Pay You

New to San Diego, the app ‘Driveway’ brings residents ways to both rent their empty driveways while they are away or grab a spot when street parking is playing a disappearing act. The Boulder, CO-based ‘Driveway’ lets residents rent their spaces for $10/hr and set windows within which they would like to make the spaces available to ‘Drivewayz’ users. The app can allow users to schedule spot reservations in advance to ensure worry-free parking for all occasions. Currently only available on iOS, ‘Drivewayz’ is looking to expand to Android platforms in the near future as it increases its popularity. For more reading on this app, click here or here for the company website.

Leading the Future of Cancer Treatment

Researchers at UC San Diego’s School of Medicine have found a protein that is responsible for the survival and uncontrolled growth of cancerous tumor cells. By identifying this enzyme, LPCAT1, researchers have now provided key information to the cancer research community on a potential new target for anti-cancer drugs. With sights on new drug targets, this research could facilitate more selective therapies, benefitting patients with more effective treatments for a wide range of cancers, including those that are highly aggressive. To read more about this study, and for a link to the full manuscript, click here and here, respectively.

Dive! Dive! Dive!

If you’ve ever ridden the ‘Griffon’ at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg or ‘Sheikra’ at SeaWorld Orlando, you’ll understand the excitement brewing surrounding the approval of ‘Mako’, SeaWorld San Diego’s soon-to-be newest addition to their growing coaster roster. Recently approved by California’s Coastal Commission, this new dive coaster will be the tallest, fastest, and longest in California, towering 153 feet into the sky and sending riders falling face-first at 60 miles per hour through 2,500 feet of track. SeaWorld is currently shooting for 2020 for ‘Mako’s’ inaugural rides. For more information about this news and for renders of what the new coaster should look like, click here.

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