An estimated 50 tons of debris from the bottom of the bay is being recovered and removed from the area known as the A-8 Anchorage.
Work on the North Embarcadero Visionary Plan is progressing, with the addition of artistic lighting features and preparations for Medjool Date Palms which will line the street leading to the waterfront.
West Broadway between Pacific Highway and Kettner Boulevard was closed to vehicular traffic on June 27. This portion will remain closed until the end of November 2013 so that underground work and repaving can be conducted safely. The area remains open for pedestrian access.
Detective Michael Dye has been named the Port of San Diego's 2013 Harbor Police Officer of the Year, earning the department's highest honor for his role in several prominent cases.
Detective Dye had an extremely productive year. He helped apprehend individuals in hotel room burglaries and thefts at the San Diego International Airport. His investigations resulted in convictions and the return of several thousands of dollars' worth of property.
The first shipment of Fiat automobiles to be imported to the Port of San Diego arrived at the National City Marine Terminal on July 18, 2013. The Port marked the historic occasion with a press event featuring one of the shiny Italian imports driving through a ceremonial red ribbon.
The shipment of 370 Fiat Model 500L cars was transported on the vessel Demeter Leader, which also brought a shipment of Volkswagens, Porsches and Audis.
Effective immediately, Ellen Gross will assume the role of Assistant Port Attorney for the Port of San Diego, reporting to Port Attorney Thomas Russell. In her new role, she will add management duties to her ongoing responsibilities which include providing guidance and resolving legal issues related to the Port's maritime, real estate, and tourism lines of business.
"Ellen will serve as an exemplary Assistant Port Attorney, as evidenced by her legal abilities, management skills and work ethic," said Russell. "I am delighted to be able to promote an existing Port employee on the basis of merit. This is an important position and Ellen is the right person for the job."