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SAN DIEGO BUDGET FOR FRIDAY, DEC. 2
By City News Service
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4:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO - Members of the media are invited to ``media
morning'' for a sneak peek of the December Nights festivities, which begin
later in the day. Media morning will feature samples of the food, drinks and
entertainment offered at December Nights, along with highlights of new features
this year. Representatives will be on hand to discuss mobility options to visit
the park, free parking and safety procedures. Members of the media are
encouraged to confirm their attendance in advance for media morning. Spreckels
Park Organ Pavilion, 2125 Pan American Road East. Contact: Jerry McCormick,
city, 619-549-9438 or JMcCormick@sandiego.gov.
8 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The United States Tennis Association National 40
Hard Court Championships will continue at the La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club. In
Wednesday's action, after a first-round bye, five-time defending women's
singles champion and top seed Hiromi Sasano of San Diego began her title
defense at the National 40 Hard Court Championships by defeating Quynh Le of
Irvine, 6-2, 6-3. The tournament will continue through Sunday. La Jolla Beach &
Tennis Club, 2000 Spindrift Drive. Contact: J. Fred Sidhu, tournament PR, 619-
507-6943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:15 a.m. SAN DIEGO - A readiness conference is scheduled for Elijah
James Smith, who is accused in a drive-by shooting in Mountain View that killed
one man and injured another. Dept. 1101, San Diego Central Courthouse, 1100
Union St. Contact: court clerk, 619-844-2111.
8:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO - A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Francisco
Villegas, who is accused of fatally shooting a 79-year-old man during a
carjacking. Dept. 102, San Diego Central Courthouse, 1100 Union St. Contact:
court clerk, 619-844-2012.
10 a.m. SAN DIEGO - San Diego International Airport and Japan Airlines
will celebrate a decade of nonstop service to Tokyo with guest speeches, a
JAL cockpit crew welcome announcement and JAL flight JL065 departure at 11:45
a.m. San Diego International Airport, Terminal 2, Gate 48 (post-security), 3835
North Harbor Drive. This event requires news crews to go through TSA security
with equipment. Further instructions will be provided after an RSVP
confirmation. Contact: Sabrina LoPiccolo, airport authority, 619-400-2454 or
10:30 a.m. SAN DIEGO - The Metropolitan Transit System will host a
signing ceremony to commemorate the partnership with the Province of Mendoza,
Argentina, for the donation of up to 39 MTS second generation trolleys. The
donated trolleys will become a part of the Metrotranvia Mendoza light rail
fleet. Government officials from Mendoza and MTS will be in attendance. MTS -
LRV Maintenance Building, 1535 Newton Ave. Contact: Grecia Figueroa, MTS, 818-
324-7518 or Grecia.email@example.com.
1:15 p.m. SAN DIEGO - A readiness conference is scheduled for several
defendants charged in an alleged food benefits fraud scheme run out of a
Mountain View market. Dept. 1102, San Diego Central Courthouse, 1100 Union St.
Contact: court clerk, 619-844-2112.
3 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The city of San Diego will host December Nights, a
free holiday festival in Balboa Park. The family friendly event brings San
Diegans together to enjoy the lights, the sounds, the attractions and the food.
The park will transform into a winter wonderland with more than 1,000
performers on four stages, various activities throughout the park and more than
120 food and retail vendors. Some museums will offer complimentary evening
admission and other features include the Gator by the Bay stage and dance
floor, traditional International Spirits Garden and a new Plaza de Panama beer
and cocktail garden. Mayor Todd Gloria and Councilman Stephen Whitburn will
kick off the event by lighting the tree at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion at 6
p.m. Second day Saturday. Contact: Jerry McCormick, city, 619-549-9438 or
5 p.m. CAMPO - The North Pole Limited will return to celebrate the
holiday season. Once onboard the North Pole Limited, Santa's elves will sing
Christmas carols, read a popular Christmas story to the children and pass out
cookies and hot chocolate to all passengers. The North Pole Limited will stop
at Santa's Workshop to pick up Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will visit with
passengers on the train on the way back to the Campo Depot. The train ride
lasts for approximately 90 minutes depending on the number of passengers Santa
needs to visit. Event runs Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 17. 750 Depot St.
Contact: Pacific Southwest Railway Museum, 619-478-9937.
6 p.m. CORONADO - The city of Coronado's holiday parade and tree
lighting event will begin. The parade runs from the Ferry Landing, down Orange
Avenue, to the Hotel del Coronado. The tree lighting will take place in Rotary
Park, 1050 Orange Ave. Contact: City, 619-522-7342.
6 p.m. LEMON GROVE - The city of Lemon Grove will hold its 25th annual
community bonfire at Treganza Park, 3200 Main St. Event will feature a
community aerial photo at 6:10 p.m. and an ugly sweater contest at 7 p.m.
Contact: Monica Gonzalez, firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The Observatory North Park will host Modest Mouse
for the Lonesome Crowded West Tour. 2891 University Ave. Contact: Observatory,
7:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Soda Bar will host Playboy Manbaby and Buddha
Trixie. 3615 El Cajon Blvd. Contact: Soda Bar, 619-955-5551.
7:30 p.m. EL CAJON - Kathleen Madigan will take the stage at The
Magnolia for the Do You Have Any Ranch? Tour. 210 E Main St. Contact: The
8 p.m. SAN DIEGO - ALASKA will take the stage at the House of Blues
San Diego for The Red 4 Filth Tour. 1055 Fifth Ave. Contact: House of Blues,
8 p.m. SAN DIEGO - Yung Gravy & BBNO$ will take the stage at SOMA.
3350 Sports Arena Blvd. Contact: SOMA, 619-226-7662.
9:30 p.m. SAN DIEGO - The Casbah will host Miniature Tigers and Katzu
Oso. Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd. Contact: Casbah, 619-232-4355.
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