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27 Reasons to Love SD Now

What’s making us feel warm and fuzzy


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11 Because our startups get more coin than startups in other cities.

While the rest of the nation’s cities have declined in venture capital funds year after year, we
just keep raising. (Hey, $958 million in the first three quarters of 2012 can’t be wrong.)

12 Because all of California eats bananas, thanks to us.

San Diego is a loose-cargo port, and unloads 185 million bananas each month. We move more bananas than any other port city on the West Coast. (Dang you, Delaware! Wilmington has us beat in the east, importing 260 million bananas each month.)

shipment of bananas

13 Because we don’t just stand up for the the wrongly incarcerated, we walk 600 miles.

On April 27, 2013, Justin Brooks of the California Innocence Project is staging a march from San Diego to Sacramento to ask the governor for clemency for some of the group’s clients. One such client, Edward Contreras, convicted of first-degree felony murder, has served 15 years so far (sentenced to life without parole), but is stuck behind bars because, even though a witness admitted to lying to police, the judge won’t reverse the decision.

14 Because, like it or not, we are the yoga capital of America.

Whether it’s Vanity Fair citing Encinitas as one of the birthplaces of Ashtanga Yoga in the West, or Encinitas schools making waves for teaching yoga to elementary students, hey, at least we’ve got people breathing.

15 Because our reality stars are not tragic. They’re HOT.

…Andy Baldwin, The Bachelor, Season 10
Kiptyn Locke, The Bachelorette, Season 5
Roberto Martinez, The Bachelorette, Season 8

16 Because it doesn't take a pro sports team to give us champions.

After coming from behind a 21-o lead, the Madison High School football team rallied for 31 points to beat Kentfield’s Marin Catholic and claim the first state championship football title in the history of the entire San Diego Unified School District. Go Warhawks! And after just five years in existence, the Tijuana Xolos (adopted by thousands who watched in San Diego) won Mexico’s national fútbol title.

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