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Today’s Forecast

62º | Sunny | 0% chance of rain | Sunrise 6:52 a.m. | Sunset 4:59 p.m. | High tides 6:25 a.m. and 8:27 p.m. | Low tide 1:53 p.m.

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Friday, March 17
  • LUCKY DOG! Saint Patrick’s Day Party | Friday, Mar. 17 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. | The Dog Society, 6331 University Ave., San Diego | Free | A green celebration with all day happy hour competitions for pups and parents.
  • Luck O’Loma | Friday, Mar. 17 | 12-10 p.m. | GoodBar, 1872 Rosecrans St., San Diego | $10-$20 | A block party with food, music, and green beer benefiting The Animal Pad.
  • World of Orchids at San Diego Botanic Garden | Through Sunday, April 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | San Diego Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas | $10-$18 | Admire beautiful orchids, locally-bred hybrids, and rare plant species at the annual exhibition artfully staged in the glass-enclosed Dickinson Family Education Conservatory.
  • The XIXth | Friday, March 17-Sunday, April 23 | Times vary | The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego | $29-$101 | A show depicting the intersection of sports and activism, based on events from the 19th Olympic Games in 1968.
  • Inspiration in Motion | Friday, Mar. 17-Sunday, Mar. 19 | Times vary | The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, 7600 Fay Ave., La Jolla | $82 | City Ballet of San Diego dances in a contemporary performance that redefines the art form.
Saturday, March 18
  • San Diego Psychic and Healing Arts Fair | Saturday, Mar. 18 + Sunday, Mar. 19 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Marina Village Conference Center, Baja Room, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego | Free | Discover energy healing, tarot readings, astrology readings, and shop crystals and gemstones.
  • Barks & Brews Festival 2023 | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 12:30-6 p.m. | Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego | $25-$48 | A day of beer tastings, food for humans and dogs, entertainment, vendors, and leashless areas for pups.
  • Hillcrest Classic Car Show | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Pride Plaza, Pride Square, San Diego | Free | The monthly car show rolls into the heart of Hillcrest.
Sunday, March 19
  • Blue Sky Hike - Spring Around the Lake | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 8 a.m. | Blue Sky Ecological Reserve, 16275 Espola Rd., Poway | Free | Docent Celeste Larson leads this 5.5-mile, moderately strenuous loop with inclines; bring water and hiking poles.
  • Elite Comedy Fest: Brincos Dieras | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 6 p.m. | Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego | $85-$199 | Con el payoso de Mexico y sus amigos, las risas no te faltaran.
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News Notes

  • 62º | Partly cloudy |8% chance of rain
  • That was some record-breaking rain. This week’s storm dumped 4.21 inches of rain in Oceanside Harbor over a 24-hour period starting at 4 p.m. Tuesday — shattering the prior record of 0.6 inches set in 1982. Ramona also amassed 1.74 inches, passing its 2003 record of 1.23 inches. (National Weather Service)
Sunrise + Sunset
  • Rise: 6:56 a.m.
  • Set: 6:57 p.m.
  • Low: 12:24 a.m. + 1:47 p.m.
  • High: 6:28 a.m. + 8:25 p.m.
  • Water Temperature: 57°
  • Governor Gavin Newsom will employ the California National Guard to help deliver 1,200 small homes for people experiencing homelessness across the state — including 150 tiny dwellings bound for San Diego. Deliveries will begin arriving this fall, and the state is also allocating ~$1 billion to address encampments. (KQED)
  • The SDSU Aztecs earned their first victory of the 2023 NCAA Tournament — their first tournament win in six seasons. The team defeated College of Charleston 63-57 yesterday, advancing to the top 32, where they’ll face the Furman Paladins this Saturday for a spot in the sweet 16. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Expect delays on state Route 78 in Oceanside. A sinkhole emerged during this week’s rainy weather, resulting in closures of westbound lanes from College Boulevard to El Camino Real. Repairs are expected to last until Sunday, March 19, at which point the eastbound side will undergo maintenance. (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • Get ready to take out the trash. Caltrans District 11 is hosting Clean California Dump Day events tomorrow, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Kearny Mesa and Santee maintenance yards. Locals will be able to offload large, non-hazardous items for free as part of the Clean California Initiative.
  • Trendy Korean street food restaurant Jaws TPK has found its new home in San Diego. The eatery will open a stall in H Mart’s Balboa store in Kearny Mesa on Monday, March 27 — making it the chain’s second US location. (Eater San Diego)
  • Retailer Tuesday Morning announced it will be closing 250 stores nationwide, including five San Diego-area locations — Pacific Beach, Carlsbad, University City, Grantville, and El Cajon. The final days of operation have not been announced, but the discount retailer will offer steeper discounts before its final days. (ABC 10)
  • When Stuart Glennon — an Ocean Beach resident and cat-lover — died in December, he left behind his art collection with 500+ pieces. So, his daughter Alison found the purrfect way to honor his memory. This weekend, she is selling all of her father’s art, and will donate all proceeds to the local nonprofit Feral Cat Coalition. (CBS 8)
San Diegan
  • Tom Kottmeier took Sleipnir — his hand-crafted Viking ship — on its inaugural voyage in Mission Bay. The San Marcos sailor started building the boat in 2018 as a retirement project, and recently, he was able to row the completed vessel in De Anza Cove.
Today Is
  • St. Patrick’s Day. Observed to honor the death of St. Patrick, the annual holiday is celebrated globally and often features Irish dishes, parades, and dancing. Join in by checking out a local event or heading to an Irish pub.
  • In yesterday’s newsletter, we incorrectly said that the San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) is offering a $17 adoption fee special today through Sunday, March 19, for all animals. The local agency offering this deal is the County of San Diego Animal Services, not SDHS, and we regret the error.
  • A cash back card so good, even the experts had to have it. (Hint: Features include up to 5% cash back, a big sign-up bonus, and no annual fee.) See what it is.*
  • $241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
Give it a hurl
A worn white ball with curved stitching like a baseball lies on a pitch of sunny grass.
The ball is called a sliotar, pronounced “slit-er.” | Photo by Adrian via Pexels
There are many ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but have you heard about hurling? No, not that kind of hurling. We’re talking about the Irish sport.

What is hurling?

This ancient Gaelic game is the national sport of Ireland and looks a bit like field hockey played with a baseball.

Players use a wooden stick to pass and score points by shooting through the opponent’s goalpost. Players use the stick (called a hurl or hurley) to hit and balance the ball (called a sliotar).

Want to learn all the official rules? Check out the US Gaelic Athletic Association (USGAA).

Get involved

Whether you want to hurl yourself onto the field or be a spectator, St. Peters Hurling in San Diego has you covered. Scope out the competition, as well as other Gaelic sports, with the USGAA’s interactive map.
The Wrap
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From the Editor
Good morning, San Diego. Recently, Monica and I visited Finjan Coffee Co. in Kearny Mesa. We both got the Arab Cold Brew — made with mint, cinnamon, and cardamom. This was my first time trying the drink, but I highly recommend it. It’s the perfect blend of coffee with a little sweetness and a dash of spice.

Missed yesterday’s newsletter? Get a history lesson on John D. Spreckels and where to find his legacy in San Diego.
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