BRIEFS: Morgan Wallen to perform, PBPG elections, world record hair donation attempt and more
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Photo by John Shearer
Photo by John Shearer


Country Music’s most exciting new voice Morgan Wallen is bringing his electrifying "If I Know Me" Tour to Moonshine Beach in San Diego on March 27 with special guest and labelmate Hardy.

The Big Loud Records fireband recently celebrated a one-two punch of platinum level certifications, first as a songwriter with Jason Aldean’s #1 hit “You Make It Easy” and as an artist in his own right with his summertime smash “Up Down” featuring Florida Georgia Line – which the collaborators performed at this year’s CMA Fest. It also houses his latest single “Whiskey Glasses,” which is racing its way up the charts after being among the most added at Country radio its first week of release. 

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The Pacific Beach Planning Group is holding their annual election in March. All Pacific Beach residents are eligible to vote, and there will be will be two opportunities to cast your vote:

  • Saturday, March 23, from 1-4 p.m. at the Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St.
  • Wednesday, March 27, from 4:45 to 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St.

Voting is by individual ballot, and you may vote for as many candidates as there are seats available. If there are 12 people running and 11 seats available, you may vote for up to 11 candidates. Proof of residence or property ownership is required to vote (drivers license or utility bill). Biographies of each candidate will be available at the polls for your information.

There will be a PB Planning Group meeting immediately following the close of the polls, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Beach Library. All Planning Group meetings are open to the public and you are welcome to attend the meeting. The results of the election will be announced during the meeting.

If you have any questions regarding the election, please contact the Election Chair, Carolyn Chase at [email protected]


The Longhairs, a San Diego men’s grooming brand who secured a deal with Mark Cuban on ABC’s“Shark Tank” in 2018, is organizing “The Great Cut,” an attempt to break the world record for the largest hair donation in history.

The mission: donate 200 pounds of hair from 2,000 hair donors and raise $200K for the nonprofit charity Children with Hair Loss, the only organization of their kind providing hair replacements for children completely free of charge. San Diegans who want to be part of a Guinness World Record need not cut their hair; the all-day, family-friendly event is open to hair donors, hair professionals and guests, who will all receive custom-designed special release Knockaround sunglasses and a collector’s coin commemorating the world record attempt.

Entertainment will include the world’s only pro-wrestling magician and other live music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, including craft beer and specialty cocktails by Henebery Spirits. There will be complimentary coffee from James Coffee Co., and dozens of other “Shark Tank” companies will sponsor the event.

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Continuing the strong tradition of partnership between the City of San Diego and the U.S. military, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vincent A. Coglianese today signed a new Memorandum of Understanding between their organizations to work together on “Smart City” technologies such as unmanned aircraft systems, smart streetlights, renewable energy and the City’s “Get It Done” application.

The MOU calls for the City of San Diego and Marine Corps Installations Command to meet regularly to discuss “Smart City” issues impacting both organizations, exchange technical ideas, review the status of ongoing projects and identify new areas of collaboration. This partnership will begin by utilizing working groups to review issues and develop action plans related to the following areas: protection/security, mobility and public works.

Last year, the City of San Diego was selected to participate in a pilot program by the U.S. Department of Transportation to advance the testing of UAS, grow the innovation economy and create jobs. As part of the MOU, the City will request the inclusion of the Marine Corps as one of the 20-plus partners in the San Diego region’s consortium for the pilot program.

MCICOM has established a representative in San Diego focused on innovation on West Coast installations – including two San Diego-based installations at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar and Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. The Installation neXt concept brings together the power of ideas and community partners to imagine and reimagine the application of emerging state-of-the-art technology, processes and organizational adaptions to the future of Marine Corps bases.

Named one of the “World’s Smart Cities” by National Geographic in 2015, the City of San Diego has implemented several advanced technologies to improve city operations, customer service and public safety since Mayor Faulconer took office. Examples include:

  • Smart Streetlights: In 2017, the City installed 3,200 smart streetlights that was the largest city-based deployment of an “Internet of Things” platform in the world. The smart sensors in the streetlights reduce energy costs by 60 percent and transform them into a connected digital network that can optimize parking and traffic, enhance public safety and track air quality. 
  • “Get It Done” Application: In 2016, the City launched a smartphone and web application that allows San Diegans to easily report problems and request improvements for their neighborhoods. The app uses GPS information embedded within photos to automatically update the address and location of problems.
  • San Diego UAS IPP: In 2018, San Diego – alongside a team of corporate, academic, and nonprofit partners – was designated one of 10 locations across the country to participate in the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integrated Pilot Program (IPP). This program will test a variety of advanced drone missions over the next several years.


To commemorate Women’s History Month, UCSD Extension is hosting a free event highlighting the successes and challenges of women in our local community. A panel of distinguished speakers will share their visions and personal experiences, bringing awareness to issues faced by women working in nontraditional fields and industries. The event will be followed by professional networking opportunities and interacting with nonprofit groups. 

  • WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 5-8 p.m.
  • WHERE: UC San Diego Extension, University City Center, Rooms 115-118. 6256 Greenwich Drive
Appetizers will be served. Parking and registration are free. For more information and tickets, visit


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