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Old October 11th, 2014, 10:38 PM   #1201
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San Diego Zoo building new exhibit for Asian leopards

The San Diego Zoo this week began construction of a new habitat area for critically endangered Asian leopards.

The area, set for completion by next Memorial Day, will accomodate the zoo's two male Amur leopards and two female snow leopards. The two species do not mix and will be separated.

Once the 16,500-square-foot space is completed, the zoo will consider bringing leopards from other locations for a breeding program with the Amur and snow leopards. A breeding program is underway for lions and tigers at the zoo's Safari Park and is being planned for jaguars at the zoo.

Included in the exhibit will be a space for mothers and newborns, with a glass viewing area for guests, zoo officials said.

More than 1,000 donors contributed $3 million for construction of the large-cat exhibit. The animals are currently in smaller spaces that have been upgraded.

The Amur leopard is considered the most endangered big cat in the world, with only 40 still roaming southern Russia and northern China.

An estimated 7,000 snow leopards remain in the mountains of central Asia, including Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Tibet and Bhutan. The snow leopard is the national heritage animal of Pakistan.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 10:24 PM   #1202
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What a gorgeous city. I wish this thread were more active... c'mon, San Diegans! You have (a) lurker(s) waiting
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Old October 25th, 2014, 10:34 PM   #1203
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Sempra HQ is coming along nicely, it looks like most of the steel structure is up and they have started installing the curtainwall. Quartyard has started construction and should hopefully be done in December in East Village.

Pinnacle keeps rising higher and higher, it should really mark that side of Downtown and be another landmark for visitors coming up from Chula Vista and Tijuana on the 5.
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Old October 25th, 2014, 11:53 PM   #1204
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New pictures off North Embarcadero?
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Old October 29th, 2014, 09:55 AM   #1205
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CivicSD approves 18-story residential tower for East Village

Alexan, an 18-story apartment tower in downtown's East Village, including what one director called a "hat" on the top floor, got the go-ahead last week from Civic San Diego.

The 320-unit project by Trammell Crow Residential will be built on the block bounded by 13th, 14th, J and K streets, two blocks east of the Central Library. The historic Mexican Presbyterian church is to be relocated elsewhere on the block and turned into a restaurant, according to the developer's plans.

The city's Historic Resources Board and Planning Commission also will review the project and it could be appealed to the City Council. But CivicSD, the city's downtown development arm, said no opposition has appeared so far.

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Old October 31st, 2014, 07:30 AM   #1206
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Cortez Hill getting new tower

21-story, 256-units fitting in between El Cortez, Symphony Tower



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El Cortez and Symphony Towers are getting new neighbor: A 21-story residential tower with a rooftop canopy that resembles an airplane wing.

Called 7th&A, the development by Michael Schlesinger -- the man trying to build homes on an Escondido golf course -- would replace the former University Club-San Diego County Bar Association at Seventh Avenue and A Street , south of El Cortez Hotel condos and north of Symphony Towers' Declan Suites hotel.

"I think it's beautifully designed with a great amenity package," Schlesinger said in an interview. "It's well located, very well thought out."

Carrier Johnson + Carrier, the architect on the project, included a 100-foot-long rooftop element that covers the clubhouse and mechanical as a reminder that planes fly nearby building on the way to Lindbergh Field.

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Old November 6th, 2014, 10:11 PM   #1207
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Old November 7th, 2014, 06:37 PM   #1208
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Can SD be a mecca for cycling tourists?

Year-round warm weather, blended with panoramic ocean vistas and a growing network of bicycle paths, would seem the perfect amalgam for transforming San Diego into a magnet for bike-riding tourists. So why is San Diego not more widely known as a premier cycling destination?

While some progress has been made in getting the word out, local biking advocates and businesses that cater to cyclists are hoping that a national bike tourism conference here this week will help raise the county’s profile as a dream vacation spot for both casual riders and serious cycling enthusiasts.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 09:02 AM   #1209
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San Diego DCPC – new downtown projects for November 2014



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The San Diego Downtown Community Planning Committee (DCPC-SD) meets again Wednesday November 12, 2014 with a couple of new projects, including Broadstone Makers Quarter on 16th and an Affirmed Housing project on Imperial Avenue.
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This one was taken from the San Diego Central Library.

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Old November 20th, 2014, 02:09 AM   #1211
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My pictures 11/19

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Sempra Energy tower. Cladding looks nice in person

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Old November 20th, 2014, 09:00 AM   #1212
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Great updates!
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