News and community briefs for Pacific Beach and Mission Beach
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Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Crystal Pier in Pacific Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks — SeaWorld celebrates Independence Day with a fireworks show starting at 9:45 p.m. on July 4 at SeaWorld San Diego, 500 SeaWorld Dr. The display will last for 15 minutes. Admission to the fireworks show is included with admission to the park. For more information, contact SeaWorld at 800-257-4268.

Ocean Beach July 4th Celebration — Watch the Ocean Beach fireworks starting at 9 p.m. on July 4 on Newport Ave. The fireworks will be launched from the OB Pier. There is free parking at the Main Beach Parking Lot on Santa Monica Ave. as well as the Pier Parking Lot on Newport Ave. For more information, visit

40th annual Beaumont Avenue 4th of July Parade — Celebrate the 4th of July at the 40th-annual Beaumont Avenue 4th of July parade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 4 on Beaumont Avenue in La Jolla. An after-party including food and entertainment will follow the parade.  For more information, visit 

The Big Bay Boom — San Diego’s biggest 4th of July fireworks show starts at 9 p.m. on July 4 and will be over the San Diego Bay. View this spectacular show in Point Loma’s Shelter Island. The fireworks display will last around 17 minutes. For more information, visit

Cabrillo National Monument – From 6 to 10 p.m. on July 4, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation will celebrate Independence Day with a firework-viewing event. Attendees are encouraged to bring family and friends, a picnic, enjoy San Diego’s only National Park after hours, and view the spectacular fireworks from around San Diego County.


To support ongoing airport improvements, San Diego International Airport is relocating its cell phone waiting lot just northwest of its current location, closer to the terminals. The new lot location will be effective Monday, June 24. 

A complimentary customer-service amenity offered by the airport, drivers may park for free in the cell phone lot for up to 60 minutes while they wait for the call that their loved ones have landed in San Diego. Featuring 85-spaces, the cell phone lot is a popular benefit for drivers accessing the airport. 

The cell phone lot is located east of the Airport Authority Administration Building on Harbor Drive. It will be accessible via a traffic light at Liberator Way.


SeaWorld’s nighttime spectacular – Electric Ocean – transforms the park this summer into a sea of glowing color and energy, inspired by the ocean. When the sun goes down, SeaWorld lights up with a celebration of illumination, featuring vibrant night shows with exhilarating performances.

Immersed in exotic worlds of light, music and special effects, guests can experience their favorite SeaWorld rides and attractions in a whole new way – lit by the ocean glow.

Returning this summer will be SeaWorld’s electrifying show on and over Mission Bay, Cirque Electrique, a thumping dance party put on by laser host MC Moray, the hilarious nighttime sea lion and otter parody show Sea Lions Tonite and the electrifying re-imagined Atlantis Ignites. Electric Ocean runs select dates now through Sept. 2.


Paige Daly has associated with the Pacific Beach office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage as an affiliate agent. “Being a Pilates instructor for eight years, I have had to be very personable and be understanding of my clients’ needs and desires,” said Daly. “Every week I kept up to date with my clients’ desires and communicated with my clients to make sure that I was doing my best to help them achieve their goals. I believe this trait that I have been practicing for eight years will give me an advantage in gaining clients and keeping them for a lifetime.”


The City Parks and Rec Dept. is organizing the second edition of San Diego Mud Day for Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. After last year’s success, this time the event will take place at Crown Point Park. It is free and open to the whole family. There will be nature crafts, a mud obstacle course, pop up nature play, fort building and a kids’ favorite: Dr. Bonner’s Magic Foam Experience.


Mission Bay High School is looking for a cheerleading coach for the 2019-20 school year. Interested individuals may contact Mission Bay High athletic director Jorge Palacios at 619-952-3429.


The Airport Innovation Lab at San Diego International Airport is building momentum, recruiting applicants for its third group of innovators to go through a 16-week accelerator program as the second group works its way through the program.

This new group will participate in one of two opportunity areas. One is an Interactive Children’s Entertainment Solution, and the other is termed a “wild card.” The former could be mobile, pop-up and/or temporary entertainment that could be sited next to food-and-beverage concessions. 

Successful ideas will provide engagement, entertainment, and movement to add fun to children’s airport experiences. The latter is more wide open to welcome ideas that may not previously have been thought of, but that are viable solutions.

At the end of the program, successful innovators have the potential to win a contract from the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, the airport’s owner and operator, and/or gain entrée to other airports and analogous businesses including other transportation hubs, convention centers, shopping malls and other large venues such as ballparks, theme parks and hotels.

All members of the first group recently completed the program and had the possibility of negotiating with the Airport Authority for contracts focused on parking and simplifying the airport journey. The second group was entirely open to “wild card” ideas and is testing concepts from sleep pods to interactive airport guides with audio tours and even robotic guides.

Innovators for the third group have until July 5 to apply, with the accelerator program starting in August. Ideal applicants will have an existing prototype that can be tested in a real-life airport environment, and ideas that are new to U.S. airports or an extension of an existing service or product to be tested at SAN.

 For more information and to apply, go to


Discover why La Jolla is called “the Jewel of San Deigo” at Enjoya La Jolla. 

Held every second Saturday from July to September, this free event will take place from 3 to 7 p.m., July 13 in La Jolla Village featuring live music, entertainment, local shopping, tasty treats, and other surprises. 

Hosted by La Jolla Village Merchant Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to merchant success in La Jolla Village, this upcoming event will start near Prospect and Girard. Participants can pick up shopping passports, and event maps can be picked up at from National Geographic Fine Art Galleries,  1205 Prospect St., or La Jolla Sports Club, 7825 Fay Ave. 

Visitors will enjoy prizes, raffles, giveaways, and contests as well as free sips and snacks. Vino & Vinyasa will host a free yoga class at La Jolla Sports Club at 4 p.m. 

Visitors are asked to register in advance to receive their “Enjoya La Jolla” passport and event schedule, discounted parking pass as well as a chance to win fantastic prizes courtesy of the La Jolla Village Merchants Association and its members.  Visit for more information. 


The San Diego Sneaks Summer Classic will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 6 at the La Jolla Recreation Center, 615 Prospect St. This event will feature a competitive 16-team hoops tournament, local media outlets, art, entertainment, food, vendors, and music just a block away from the beach. For more information about the event, visit  


Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and UC San Diego are transforming its Tide Pool Plaza into an outdoor music venue. These lively summer concert series, presented in partnership with 101.5 KGB and Belly Up Entertainment, combines live music with panoramic ocean views, stunning sunsets, and admission to the aquarium. The next Green Flash Summer Concert is:

• July 17: Pine Mountain Logs & Venice;

• Aug. 14: The Mother Hips;

• Sept. 18: 10,000 Maniacs.

All concerts are held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and are general admission and standing room only. Savory bites, craft beers and wine are available for purchase. For more information, visit

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