Our skyline looks expensive, but this view is free. | Photo via Canva
Picture this: You just moved to San Diego, California, and you need some help with the practicalities of life (we can’t just sit back and go to the beach all day, unfortunately). That’s where we come in. Keep reading for San Diegan 101, ourguide to all things San Diego citizenship.
Driver’s licenses and vehicle registration If you already have a valid driver’s license that was issued in another state but are a new San Diego resident in need of a California driver’s license, you will need to complete an application and visit a DMV office.
Establishing yourself with a primary care provider is one of those things you’ll be glad you did when you need one. Reach out to the professionals at Sharp HealthCare, Scripps Health, or UC San Diego Health, to name a few. Pro tip: Websites like DocSpot filter physicians by location, patient reviews, insurance, language, and more.
Recycling Thanks for thinking green. For everything you need to know about recycling in San Diego, from where to place your bin to pickup times and accepted materials, check out the city’s website. Also, we’ve got the 411 on the city’s new food and yard waste rules.
Pretty Funny Women | Wednesday, Mar. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Comedy Store, 916 Pearl St., La Jolla | $25 | This all-female show is hosted by Lisa Sundstedt.
Thursday, March 30
Nick Thune LIVE!| Thursday, Mar. 30 | 8 p.m. | The American Comedy Co. San Diego, 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego | Free | The actor, musician, and comic brings the funny.
Post-Columbian Futurism | Thursday, Mar. 30 | 12-5 p.m. | ICA San Diego/Central, 1439 El Prado, San Diego | Free | This 6,000-sqft exhibition by brothers Jamex and Einar De La Torre’s features newly commissioned pieces.
Padres 2023 Opening Day | Thursday, Mar. 30 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego | $76-$900 | The San Diego Padres swing into a new season and face the Colorado Rockies in their opening series.
Plan ahead with our community events calendar below.
The warmer spring temps have been nice, but more rain is on the way. The National Weather Service says another storm will move in from the northwest tonight and bring rain and mountain snow through Thursday. Tomorrow will be windy, too, with gusts as high as 20 mph. (National Weather Service)
Sunrise + Sunset
Rise: 6:42 a.m.
Set: 7:06 p.m.
Low: 10:59 a.m.
High: 2:09 a.m.
Water Temperature: 57°
San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher revealed on Twitter that he’s seeking treatment for PTSD, childhood trauma, and alcohol abuse — and is therefore ending his campaign for State Senate. Fletcher said he needs to focus on his health, but expects to “come back stronger, more connected, and present.”
Let’s go, San Diego. The East Village Association will celebrate the return of Padres baseball with the free, annual Opening Weekend Block Party this Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., along J Street from Seventh to Tenth avenues. Expect live music, food vendors, family-friendly activities, and lots of photo opportunities.
Local historianJosephine “Josie” Talamantez — one of the founders of Chicano Park — was recognized for her advocacy and service to the community with a Women Making Herstory award from the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. Talamantez also founded the Chicano Park Museum and Cultural Center and serves as board chair.
John “Mac” McLaughlin — the leader who helped anchor the USS Midway as one of the city’s most beloved tourist attractions over the past 20 years — retires tomorrow. The former US Navy rear admiral said he’s proud “that most people in San Diego now feel the USS Midway is part of the city landscape.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
SANDAG is seeking input via this survey to assess how locals use the San Ysidro Transit Center at the US-Mexico border. The hub stands near one of the busiest border crossings in the world, and the agency says it “endures numerous challenges to safety, connectivity, and user experience.”
With SDSU Aztecs Men’s Basketball making their mark on March Madness, AleSmith Brewing Company has released a craft beer that pays homage to Tony Gwynn’s time playing basketball at SDSU. The limited edition cans of “Double Up Double IPA” feature Gwynn in his Aztecs gear — artwork created by Ground Floor Murals.
Black San Diego will host its spring networking event on Thursday, April 13, 6-8 p.m., at The Pool House at Pendry San Diego. Mix and mingle with professionals, entrepreneurs, and local business owners; the first 50 attendees will get one free cocktail and appetizers. Get tickets.
Sesame Place San Diego is hiring full-time lifeguards and “Shallow Water Guards” to keep an eye on guests in swimming areas. The theme park provides American Red Cross CPR and Lifeguard certifications to employees at no cost, and offers perks like free access to all SeaWorld Parks. Apply.
The spring season is the perfect time to treat yourself. We’re eyeing this six-piece bonbon gift box by Marble & Steel Craft Chocolates. What’s even sweeter? These chocolates are made fresh without preservatives.
Hello, San Diego. I know there’s rain in the forecast soon, but for old time’s sake, let’s reminisce about the absolutely perfect weather we had over the weekend.
It was a great time to be outside, so my daughters and I hit the trail at Lake Murray. We also explored the lakeshore to look at shells, ducks, and birds, and I thought — how lucky are we to have both gorgeous lakes and beaches in SD? We’ve got it good.