Construction of a new hotel and public park on the Lane Field site kicked off with a groundbreaking event held Thursday, May 8, 2014.
The event, which included a shovel ceremony, took place at the Lane Field site, which overlooks the waterfront at the corner of West Broadway and North Harbor Drive in San Diego.
Speakers at the event included San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, Port of San Diego Chairman Bob Nelson, John Portman IV of Portman Holdings, Rob Lankford of Lankford & Associates, and Tye Turman of Marriott International.
The Port of San Diego welcomed the Norwegian Jewel for its inaugural call on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The 965-foot long vessel was on the last leg of a 22-day Panama Canal and Caribbean Cruise. It arrived in San Diego Bay early Saturday morning after sailing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Coupled with a visit by the Norwegian Pearl on Friday, May 2, it marked the return of Norwegian Cruise Line to the San Diego cruise market for the first time in five years – one of many signals that the West Coast cruise market is on the rebound.
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San Diego Bay will light up with the annual Port of San Diego Big Bay Boom July 4th Fireworks Show to benefit the Armed Services YMCA on July 4, 2014. This will be the 15th annual show that provides spectacular fireworks to over 500,000 viewers around San Diego Bay at 9 p.m. on Independence Day.
This year the event is being elevated to a new level. For the first time, over 20 million people in Southern California and Baja California, Mexico, will be able to view the show live on television. Fox 5 (San Diego) and KTLA (Los Angeles) will start their live programing at 8:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m. The show will also have choreographed music on THE WALRUS 105.7 FM.