Permanent 'Kiss' Sculpture Installation Begins

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uncond1A bronze version of Unconditional Surrender, the sculpture featuring a sailor kissing a nurse while celebrating the end of World War II, will soon be installed along the downtown waterfront as part of the Port of San Diego's permanent public art collection.

The sculpture, known by its unofficial moniker "The Kiss," has attracted immense public interest and support. The Port of San Diego will formally accept the sculpture from the USS Midway at a public event on Saturday, February 16, at 10 a.m.

Port Commissioners to Review Shore Power Project

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thumb tamtdoleFollowing a 30-day public review period, the Port of San Diego is releasing an environmental document related to the proposed shore power project at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal.

The final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Port Capital Improvement Project is going to the Board of Port Commissioners for a public hearing at the Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 monthly board meeting. The Board will also consider issuance of a Non-Appealable Coastal Development Permit at the meeting.

Port, Chula Vista Celebrate South Bay Power Plant Implosion

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imageWith thunderous booms, the monstrous South Bay Power Plant crumbled into history, following a successful implosion along the Chula Vista bayfront on the morning of Saturday, February 2, 2013.

Just after 7 a.m., strategically placed charges brought the mammoth structure down before a crowd of thousands of residents, elected officials and the media.

For the first time since the late 1950's, Chula Vista has an open view to South San Diego Bay. The land can now be used for future parks, as designated by the Port of San Diego and the City of Chula Vista as part of the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan.

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