January 17, 2022

#MUSTDO

Today
  • 33rd Annual MLK Day Celebration | Mon., Jan. 17 | 1-4 p.m. | WorldBeat Center | Free | Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s life in Balboa Park with music, food, dancing, speeches + more. 
  • Jamestown Revival | Mon., Jan. 17 + Tues., Jan. 18 | 8 p.m. | Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach | $25 | The Texas folk duo — Zach Chance + Jonathan Clay — perform, with  MIPSO and Robert Ellis also on the concert bill. 🪕
  • Still Woozy + Wallice | Mon., Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. | North Park Observatory | $55+ | Join the California-based singer-songwriter for the “If This Isn’t Nice” Tour. 🎸
Tuesday
  • Japanese Friendship Garden | Tues., Jan 18. | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Walk through the scenic, landmark garden — free today for San Diego residents. 🌸
  • Mingei International Museum | Tues., Jan 18. | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Balboa Park | Free | Study the art, objects, and cultures of all people from different eras — free today for San Diego residents. 📐
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NEWS NOTES

Weather
  • 65º | Partly cloudy | 15% chance of rain
Sunrise + Sunset
  • Rise: 6:50 a.m.
  • Set: 5:07 p.m.
Tide
  • Low: 1:40 a.m. + 3:13 p.m.
  • High: 7:55 a.m. + 9:44 p.m.
Civic
  • Mayor Todd Gloria gave his State of the City address on Wed., Jan. 12, covering city officials’ plans for the future of San Diego. Line items included street repairs + assessment, services for those experiencing homelessness, and a commitment to add 100,000+ new homes. (Voice of San Diego)
  • The City of Chula Vista has declared a State of Public Health Emergency regarding trash pileup. City crews, plus Work for Hope (a work project for people experiencing homelessness) + Alpha Project, will begin clearing trash, starting with multi-family housing apartment complexes. (CBS 8)
Biz
  • Classy — the leading crowdfunding platform for nonprofits — has been acquired by GoFundMe for an undisclosed price. The San Diego-based tech company has helped nonprofits raise over $188 million since it was founded in 2006. GoFundMe hopes the acquisition will improve the ability to help donors support local nonprofits. 💻 (San Diego Union Tribune)
DYK
  • Researchers at UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography are identifying cyclone patterns found on Jupiter. Lia Siegelman studied images taken by Juno — a NASA satellite orbiting Jupiter — and identified similar patterns to those found on Earth. This information could be used to better understand cyclone behaviors on our planet. 🔭
Health
  • Some encouraging news in our current health climate: flu cases are down. San Diego County reported a 40% decline week over week since the start of January, urging citizens to continue the trend by getting their flu shot to prevent overcrowding in hospitals.
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