Your donation improves beautiful Tweet Street Park.

A recently improved section of Tweet Street Park on Cortez Hill. Volunteers help make this downtown neighborhood more beautiful.
A recently improved section of Tweet Street Park on Cortez Hill. Volunteers help make this downtown neighborhood even more beautiful.

Do you love Tweet Street Park on Cortez Hill? I feel very fortunate that I get to walk through the narrow but lush park almost every single day.

Over the past weeks and months, I’ve noticed smiling volunteers busy pruning, planting, removing trash, and adding new beauty to our downtown park. They are the Friends of Tweet Street Park! They welcome new community members!

A couple days ago I talked to Joe Ciavarella as he was working on one section of the park. I learned that Cortez Hill residents and anyone interested in beautifying this special corner of downtown San Diego can make a tax deductible contribution that benefits the Friends of Tweet Street Park. Funds obtained go to the purchase of gardening tools, new plants and materials that are used for a variety of landscaping improvements.

If you’d like to make a donation, visit this page.

Positive people doing positive things make each corner of this world a whole lot better!

In addition to hard work, improving the park requires the purchase of tools, plants and other material. Anyone can now easily make a donation!
In addition to the work of volunteers, improving the park requires the purchase of tools, plants and other material. Anyone can now easily make a donation!

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San Diego Convention Center stripped of sails!

Replacement of the San Diego Convention Center’s white “sails” is underway. The old fiberglass sails, dating from the time when the beautiful convention center debuted in 1989, have been removed.

Without the Sails Pavilion’s roof, which shelters the enormous 90,000 square foot exhibit space below, the glass walls, the supporting structures and crisscrossing cables combine with levels of scaffolding to form something that resembles an unusual crystal lattice. Which makes for intriguing photographs!

This afternoon I walked across the top of the San Diego Convention Center and took a close look for myself. As you can see, one can discern all sorts of unique patterns. The geometric complexity is a delight for the eye.

If you find yourself in downtown San Diego, check it out for yourself!

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Volunteers needed at San Diego Habitat for Humanity!

San Diego Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers, in neighborhoods all around San Diego.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers, in neighborhoods all around San Diego.

During my visit to the Imperial Avenue Street Festival, I checked out the San Diego Habitat for Humanity table. And I learned volunteers are needed for a variety of possible activities around San Diego.

One can work at their ReStore home improvement retail warehouses in Escondido, Mission Valley or National City. Or one can help build new homes. Or one can participate in neighborhood revitalization projects.

A flyer that I read explains how Habitat for Humanity provides repair services to homeowners in Logan Heights! I took a photo! (I also see the website address on the flyer pictured above is incorrect. Use my link below.)

No experience necessary! Click here to learn more!

San Diego Habitat for Humanity provides repair services to homeowners in Logan Heights!
San Diego Habitat for Humanity provides repair services to homeowners in Logan Heights!
Volunteers for San Diego Habitat for Humanity are all smiles!
Volunteers for San Diego Habitat for Humanity are all smiles!

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Photos outside beautiful new downtown courthouse.

Gazing up from Union Street at the unique new Superior Court building in downtown San Diego.
Gazing up from Union Street at the unique new Superior Court building in downtown San Diego.

Yesterday I walked past our beautiful new downtown courthouse. The opening of the high tech half billion dollar San Diego Central Courthouse has faced several delays, but the very unique exterior has already added more character to San Diego’s gleaming skyline.

Here are some photos. The rooftop canopy is rather unusual, as you can see. The crystal-like lattice of geometric reflections and shadows that it produces delights the eye.

The new San Diego Central Courthouse is nearly completed. It stands north across the C Street trolley tracks from the Hall of Justice.
The new San Diego Central Courthouse is nearly completed. It stands north across the C Street trolley tracks from the Hall of Justice. A pedestrian bridge connects both buildings.
Flags in a pleasant breeze. The new courthouse, most expensive in California, has faced various construction delays.
Flags in a pleasant breeze. The new courthouse, most expensive in California, has faced various construction delays.
This Superior Courthouse of California is across Union Street from the old courthouse, which will be torn down.
This new Superior Court of California building is across Union Street from the old, less-functional courthouse, which will be torn down.
Fascinating reflections and shadows on glass windows beneath a projecting rooftop canopy.
Fascinating reflections and shadows on glass windows beneath a projecting rooftop canopy.

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Luxury buildings under construction on Ash Street.

A new building is rising at the corner of Ash Street and Kettner Boulevard.
A new building is rising at the corner of Ash Street and Kettner Boulevard.

Many new buildings are rising in downtown San Diego.

Yesterday I walked east from the Embarcadero along Ash Street and took photos of three projects: the Savina luxury condo building, the LUMA luxury apartment building, and a new, elegant Carté Hotel.

Savina is a 36-story high-rise building containing luxury condos, coming to downtown San Diego.
Savina is a 36-story high-rise building containing luxury condos, coming to downtown San Diego.
Photo of Savina construction from intersection of Ash and Kettner.
Photo of Savina construction from intersection of Ash and Kettner.
As I walked east up Ash I noticed some bicyclists looking around. Up ahead to the left is more construction.
As I walked east up Ash I noticed some bicyclists looking around. Up ahead to the left is more construction.
I'm heading up the sidewalk and getting closer.
I’m heading up the sidewalk and getting closer.
A concrete mixer truck turns the corner at Ash Street and Columbia Street. Under construction is LUMA, an apartment building opening in Fall 2018 according to their website.
A concrete mixer truck turns the corner at Ash Street and Columbia Street. Under construction is LUMA, an apartment building opening in Fall 2018 according to their website.
What LUMA will look like when completed.
What LUMA will look like when completed.
Construction worker atop the rising luxury apartment building.
Construction worker atop the rising luxury apartment building.
A third construction site is visible as I walk east on Ash.
A third construction site is visible as I walk east on Ash.
A prestigious new 240-room Carté Hotel is coming to 401 W. Ash in Little Italy in Fall 2018.
A prestigious new 240-room Carté Hotel is coming to 401 W. Ash in Little Italy in Fall 2018.
This downtown construction is still in the early stages!
The Carté Hotel downtown construction is still in the early stages!

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SDCC 2017 photographs of everyone getting ready!

Colorful graphics are up at the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. Everyone is getting ready!
Colorful graphics are now up at the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

Downtown San Diego is a beehive of activity this morning! Everybody is getting ready for 2017 Comic-Con!

Check out these photos and experience a bit of the growing excitement!

A wrap is going up on Petco Park promoting History channel's new series Knightfall, concerning the Knights Templar.
A wrap is going up on Petco Park promoting History’s new series Knightfall, concerning the Knights Templar.
Local businesses in the Gaslamp are also getting ready for Comic-Con, which officially begins in three days!
Local businesses in the Gaslamp are also getting ready for Comic-Con, which officially begins in less than three days!
It looks like a cool Archangel wrap is now going up on the Hard Rock Hotel. Skydance Interactive's first virtual reality offering should be popular at Comic-Con.
It looks like a cool Archangel wrap is now going up on the Hard Rock Hotel. Skydance Interactive’s first virtual reality offering should be popular at Comic-Con.
Parking will be difficult downtown during Comic-Con. Take the trolley!
Parking will be very difficult in downtown San Diego during Comic-Con. Take the trolley!
Nearby businesses are looking forward to the crowds!
Nearby businesses are looking forward to the crowds!
This will be AMC's Deadquarters. I expect there will be zombies.
This will be AMC’s Deadquarters. I expect there will be zombies.
Some stuff in a pile that will probably be used as props at Deadquarters.
Some stuff in a pile that will probably be used as props at Deadquarters.
At The Tick Takeover, the superhero and Arthur are accompanied by a worker in this hole. I'm told smoke will come out once completed!
At The Tick Takeover, the superhero and Arthur are accompanied by a worker. I’m told smoke will come out of this blasted hole once everything is completed!
These huge tick antennae will move about!
Two huge Tick antennae will also move about!
Arthur seems to be in a bad situation at The Tick Takeover site at Comic-Con.
Arthur seems to be in a bad situation at The Tick Takeover site at Comic-Con.
A cool convergence near Harbor Drive.
A cool convergence near Harbor Drive. Dozens of trolley cars are now wrapped and ready.
The People of Earth wrap on the Marriott Marquis is approaching completion.
The People of Earth wrap on the Marriott Marquis is approaching completion.
The front of the Blade Runner 2049 Experience hasn't changed much. I'm sure lots of cool stuff is inside the pavilion.
The front of the Blade Runner 2049 Experience hasn’t changed much in the past couple days. I’m sure lots of cool stuff is jammed inside the gigantic pavilion.
Workers carry stuff into the Hilton Gaslamp, where Netflix is headquartered.
Workers carry stuff into the Hilton Gaslamp, where Netflix is headquartered.
Everybody is getting ready, including the police. Homeless are removed from the area before Comic-Con.
Everybody is getting ready, including the police. Homeless are removed from the area before Comic-Con. A tragic, extremely sad truth that many visitors won’t see.
The Midnight, Texas site promoting the new NBC show is starting to look really cool.
The Midnight, Texas site promoting the new NBC show is starting to look interesting.
The area near the Tin Fish has a Midnight, Texas theme this year.
The area near the Tin Fish has a Midnight, Texas theme this year.
Banners now hang along the Tin Fish.
Banners now hang along the Tin Fish.
There seems to be a room with video walls inside the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience.
There seems to be a room with video walls inside the Midnight, Texas 4D Experience.
Lots of equipment to move and work to be done!
Lots of equipment to move, and work to be done!
Some more graphics are up for Kong Skull Island near the Omni.
Some more graphics are up for Kong: Skull Island near the Omni Hotel.
A closeup photo of one Skull Island graphic.
A closeup photo of one Skull Island graphic.
Guys are putting up these long banners promoting HBO's Game of Thrones.
Guys are putting up these long banners promoting HBO’s Game of Thrones.
No wraps up yet on this corner of Petco Park.
No wraps up yet on this corner of Petco Park.
Construction has just commenced in the Petco Interactive Zone, now that the Padres have left for a road trip.
Construction has just commenced in the Petco Interactive Zone, now that the Padres have left for a road trip.
Shady canopies are up at the San Diego Convention Center. Looks to me like 2017 Comic-Con is almost here!
Lots of canopies for long lines are up at the San Diego Convention Center. Looks to me like 2017 Comic-Con is almost here!
The FXhibition outdoor site near the Hilton Bayfront is still under construction.
The FXhibition outdoor site near the Hilton Bayfront is still under construction.
I see there will be an X-Gene Screening Station in Fox Television's outdoor area.
I see there will be an X-Gene Screening Station in Fox Television’s outdoor area.
A reminder that Syfy will provide live coverage of Comic-Con.
A reminder that Syfy will provide live coverage of Comic-Con.
Exhibitors are unloading behind the convention center. I bet there's a mad scramble inside as booths are prepared. Check out all the comic book boxes!
Exhibitors large and small are unloading behind the convention center. I bet there’s a mad scramble inside as booths are prepared. (Check out all the comic book boxes! That’s a lot of reading material!)
A cool-looking Legion wrap is going up on the Hilton for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!
A cool Legion wrap is going up on the Hilton for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con!

UPDATE!

Here are more photos taken in the mid-afternoon…

The Knightfall wrap is now complete at Petco.
The Knightfall wrap is now complete at Petco.
More graphics have appeared at Kong: Skull Island.
More graphics have appeared at Kong: Skull Island.
And so has a skull!
And so has a skull!
And more huge bones!
And more huge bones!
One of various Midnight, Texas posters up now at the Gaslamp trolley station.
One of various Midnight, Texas posters up now at the Gaslamp trolley station.
A wrap is going up on this section of Petco Park. I believe this will promote Once Upon a Time.
A wrap is going up on this section of Petco Park. I believe this will promote Once Upon a Time.
I now see Archer graphics in the FX area near the Hilton.
I now see Archer graphics in the FX area near the Hilton.
And more X-Gene Screening Station stuff in the FOX area.
And more X-Gene Screening Station stuff in the FOX area.
I see Adult Swim will give away free shirts again this year.
I see Adult Swim will give away free shirts again this year.
The big Legion wrap is making progress as you can see beyond the Adult Swim site.
The big Legion wrap is making progress as you can see beyond the Adult Swim site.
The Legion wrap on the Hilton, as seen from Embarcadero Marina Park South.
The Legion wrap not quite complete on the Hilton, as seen from Embarcadero Marina Park South.

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Photos of The Tick taking over San Diego!

A corner of San Diego is being taken over. Amazon Original The Tick streams on Prime starting August 25.
A corner of San Diego is being taken over by The Tick. The Amazon original series streams on Prime starting August 25.

Here are some photos of The Tick Takeover being built today for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con. I realize it might be difficult for a good-natured but rather dimwitted superhero to take over an entire city, but it seems The Tick will at least watch over a stretch of Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade, near the corner of Harbor Drive and First Avenue!

Graphic on rear of The Tick Takeover building shows Arthur Everest and The Tick.
Graphic on rear of The Tick Takeover building shows Arthur Everest and The Tick.
Superian says: Not everything that glows gives you superpowers!
Superian says: Not everything that glows gives you superpowers!
The Tick Takeover is under construction at the corner of First Avenue and Harbor Drive. This is the first of three sections.
The Tick Takeover is under construction at the corner of First Avenue and Harbor Drive. This is the first of three sections.
No graffiti, but lots of plastered advertisements.
No graffiti, but lots of plastered advertisements.
The inside of the building appears to be a small store.
The inside of the building appears to be a small store.
An upside down car and some rubble beside the building.
An upside down car and some rubble beside the building.
Another look.
Another look.
The second section, I learned, is where the 20 foot animatronic Tick will be located. That blue thing is part of his huge empty head.
The second section, I learned, is where the 20 foot animatronic Tick will be located. That blue thing is part of his huge (empty) head.
Workers are getting The Tick Takeover ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Workers are getting The Tick Takeover ready for 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.
Two halves of The Tick's head lie on the ground.
Two halves of The Tick’s animatronic head lie on the ground.
Some of The Tick's characters depicted on one wall include Ramses IV, Superian and Overkill.
Some of The Tick’s characters depicted on one wall include Ramses IV, Superian and Overkill.

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