Category Archives: San Diego

San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune

More branches likely to open, expand services soon if COVID-19 trends stay positive

Patrons at the San Diego Central Library partake in the Computers in the Courtyard program in January.
(Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

By David Garrick, March 28, 2021 5 AM PT

SAN DIEGO — Borrowing at San Diego’s city libraries is down more than 50 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic as residents transitioned to a world dominated by curbside checkouts, electronic books and branches where browsing is not allowed.

Circulation plummeted even farther, about 90 percent, last April and May, but it bounced back to roughly half pre-pandemic levels when curbside checkouts began last summer and a dozen library branches partially reopened last fall.

Source: San Diego Library borrowing plunged 90 percent during pandemic, but bounced back some – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Comic-Con Plans In-Person Convention on Thanksgiving Weekend 2021 – Variety

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Editor’s Note: Been There, Will Be There Again…

San Diego Comic-Con is returning in 2021.

Despite recent news that the massive, pop culture convention would be going virtual in July, plans for the fall gathering have moved forward. Comic-Con International has announced their plans to hold an in-person convention in 2021.

The three-day event titled, “Comic-Con Special Edition” will take place over Thanksgiving weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 26 through the 28 at the San Diego Convention Center.

Source: Comic-Con Plans In-Person Convention on Thanksgiving Weekend 2021 – Variety

Online survey seeks community input on new San Diego library master plan – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The College-Rolando branch and the rest of San Diego’s 36-branch system will soon get a new master plan.
(Jarrod Valliere / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

By David Garrick March 10, 2021 3:13 PM PT

SAN DIEGO — San Diego residents can give their opinions on the future of the city’s 36-branch library system by participating in an online survey that will be available through April 17.

The input will help city officials create a new library master plan in the post COVID-19 world. The plan will guide how branches operate, which services they provide and what role technology will play.

“To craft a blueprint for a state-of-the-art, forward-looking library system, we need to hear from the residents who will benefit from its programs and services,”

Mayor Todd Gloria said.

Online survey seeks community input on new San Diego library master plan – The San Diego Union-Tribune

9 Best Hikes in San Diego | Condé Nast Traveler

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It’s a quintessential California pastime, and this city is full of options.

By Archana Ram, March 9, 2021

If you’ve had enough sand and surf, lace up your hiking boots.

San Diego’s surrounding geography lends itself to tons of trips for all skill levels and interests, ranging from rocky rambles along ocean cliffs to lengthy treks up mountains and into biodiverse forests.

Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, Sunset Cliffs, and Los Peñasquitos Canyon Preserve are just a few of the natural gems that will take your time in San Diego to new heights.

Whether you just want a perfect moment in front of a tidepool or are into backwoods trekking, you don’t have to stray too far from the city for the best hikes in San Diego.

9 Best Hikes in San Diego | Condé Nast Traveler

Condor Cam | San Diego Zoo Safari Park

This is a live stream from a habitat at the California Condor Breeding Facility at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

We hope you enjoy watching parents, Siwon (male, with #85 wing tag) and Sola (female, no wing tag) raise their male chick, Tiyep (hatched May 6, 2020).

Read  about this chick, and previous youngsters in our blogs.

Day and Night

From 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time, you’re watching the live cam while it’s daytime in San Diego. While it’s dark, from 7:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. we rebroadcast that morning’s stream.

Source: Condor Cam | San Diego Zoo Safari Park