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National City cannabis-consumption lounge to host first session in the spring

Imagine a place where people can go pick a pre-rolled joint from a menu and enjoy it right at their table surrounded by friends. Think of it as a neighborhood brewery, but instead of beer, marijuana is on tap.“A safe space to consume cannabis has always been a big hope of ours, and we’re there now, so we're excited to provide that for the community,” said Alex Ayon, co-owner of the soon-to-open Sessions by the Bay in National City.The nearly 16,000-square-foot, two-story will be located in ...

Imagine a place where people can go pick a pre-rolled joint from a menu and enjoy it right at their table surrounded by friends. Think of it as a neighborhood brewery, but instead of beer, marijuana is on tap.

“A safe space to consume cannabis has always been a big hope of ours, and we’re there now, so we're excited to provide that for the community,” said Alex Ayon, co-owner of the soon-to-open Sessions by the Bay in National City.

The nearly 16,000-square-foot, two-story will be located in the city's tourist commercial zone at 700 Bay Marina Drive, the former location of California College San Diego.

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How a Cannabis Cafe in National City Might Look

Artist's renderings show what the Sessions By the Bay marijuana lounge in National City might look like if its prospective operators clear a final approval hurdle. Renderings by Heleo Architecture + Design

In partnership with the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation, Ayon and his wife are getting ready to start renovation work to create San Diego County’s first marijuana consumption lounge.

“There’s going to be [non-alcoholic] non-cannabis drinks and beverages, along with cannabis products people will be able to consume in a lounge-type environment,” said Ayon.

Music and other activities are also in the plans, and a partnership with a nearby restaurant is in the works.

“We get emails every day asking if we’re open yet [from] people coming from out of town,” Ayon said. “I think it's really going to hit.”

The city council approved the project last year, along with three other cannabis-business development agreements, in and effort to increase tax revenue and attract tourists.

The idea isn’t universally popular, however. National City mayor Ron Morrison has been against the project since it was proposed.

As a councilman at the time, he was the only one who voted against it.

“There's not much of a track record on lounges, and we are a small city," Morrison said. "We aren't going to have a whole lot of oversight enforcement or anything else. That's difficult. So I'm still staying on the safe route.”

The National City cannabis lounge will be one of only a few similar businesses in the state.

“This is not anti-cannabis or anything else along that line, but it’s trying to look at what's best for our community,” said Morrison.

Meanwhile, Ayon guarantees the business will operate with the community's safety in mind.

“People are getting checked in," Ayon said. "We’re going to be making sure that they are abiding by the rules and regulations."

Alcohol and tobacco consumption will not be allowed inside the lounge, customers must be 21 years or older to enter and all cannabis that is being consumed must be purchased on-site.

Finally, free and on-demand shuttles now running in National City

It’s finally here. The much-anticipated, free on-demand shuttle program in National City is now in service.People can request trips to go anywhere within the service area through a smartphone app or by flagging down an available vehicle on the street.“The No. 1 thing is this will give people the opportunity to really get out more, find out about a lot more things that are in our city, especially because there are areas where there is no bus service or other transportation options,” said Mayor Ron Morrison....

It’s finally here. The much-anticipated, free on-demand shuttle program in National City is now in service.

People can request trips to go anywhere within the service area through a smartphone app or by flagging down an available vehicle on the street.

“The No. 1 thing is this will give people the opportunity to really get out more, find out about a lot more things that are in our city, especially because there are areas where there is no bus service or other transportation options,” said Mayor Ron Morrison.

FRANC, short for Free Rides Around National City, is the South County city-branded version of Circuit Transit, which launched in 2011 in New York as The Free Ride. Today, it operates with only electric vehicles across eight states. Elsewhere in San Diego County, the company offers trips to Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Pacific Beach and San Diego.

Circuit’s FRED program in downtown San Diego is one of its most popular. Since August 2016, shuttles have traveled more than 1 million miles, completed 1.2 million trips and saved 120,000 gallons of gas, according to the company. The city decided earlier this year to extend its contract with the company through April 2024 at a cost of $1.2 million.

In National City, the shuttle program was funded by three major sources. The project started with $1.5 million in grant monies the California Air Resources Board awarded the city and 20 others in 2021 to launch programs that boost transportation options while also lowering carbon emissions. Funds paid for its development and will cover three years of operations. In June, the city council hired Circuit for $2 million to manage day-to-day operations, advertising and the mobile app, as well as hire drivers. In July, the Port of San Diego stepped in with $400,000.

The city wanted to have shuttles running by the fall of 2022, but project cost increases and finalizing details such as determining a service area and the hours of operations caused delays, according to city staff.

FRANC is starting with a fleet of two electric vehicles that each seat up to six people. Circuit hired seven National City residents to drive the shuttles, said Mark Iannon, a company spokesperson. If others are interested in applying, they can do so on their website, he added. Minors can use the shuttle, but riders should abide by state car seat and child passenger laws. Pets are also welcome but they should stay on the rider’s lap or on the floor.

The goal is to add another shuttle and expand service, said Morrison, adding that the city will need to search for additional funding sources to make that happen. Some ideas include revenue from advertising, development fees, other grants or fares.

For now, vehicles are running within a 12.5-mile perimeter on the city’s west region, or anywhere west of Interstate 805.

Though hours may change, the FRANC operates seven days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. through 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

National City, Calif., Secures Funding, Operator for Free Shuttle Program

(TNS) — The long-awaited free, electric vehicle passenger shuttle program in National City is expected to launch by the end of summer thanks to $400,000 from the Port of San Diego and a three-year contract with the operator.Port Commissioners last week unanimously approved contributing the funds from the district's Maritime Industrial Impact Fund to cover the program's fifth year of operation.Free Rides Around National City, or FRANC, is a zero-emissions shuttle program the city uses to boost transportation options while ...

(TNS) — The long-awaited free, electric vehicle passenger shuttle program in National City is expected to launch by the end of summer thanks to $400,000 from the Port of San Diego and a three-year contract with the operator.

Port Commissioners last week unanimously approved contributing the funds from the district's Maritime Industrial Impact Fund to cover the program's fifth year of operation.

Free Rides Around National City, or FRANC, is a zero-emissions shuttle program the city uses to boost transportation options while also lowering its carbon footprint. It's similar to San Diego's Free Rides Everywhere Downtown (FRED) shuttle and one in Oceanside, where people request rides via an app similar to the ones used by rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft.

National City thought the program would be ready for use by the fall of 2022, but project cost increases and components like finalizing a service area and determining hours of operations caused delays.

The city also had to secure an operator. Last month, council members awarded a $2 million, three-year contract to Circuit Transit Inc., which also manages the FRED and a senior shuttle program in Chula Vista.

Circuit will provide on-demand service seven days a week. Rides will run from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. It will manage three electric shuttles, each of which can fit up to five passengers and a driver. The service area will cover the city's west region, or everything west of Interstate 805.

The project is mostly being paid for by a $1.5 million voucher from California's Clean Mobility Options Program, which funds projects that aim to increase access to transportation options in disadvantaged communities while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Funds cover one year of designing the project and three years of operations. The voucher program required the city to have the FRANC running in its fifth year, but it would not be funded by the voucher. Former city engineer Roberto Yano had estimated the city needed about $400,000 to be covered.

That's where the Port stepped in. Commissioners said helping to fund the FRANC initiative fell in line with other recently approved efforts to increase public access to the San Diego Bay, including a permit to upgrade a portion of Pepper Park and a master plan to transform its waterfront into a more desirable destination.

Port Chairman Rafael Castellanos said he has heard stories about children who are raised without ever visiting the bay.

"It's hard to wrap your head around that idea, that living in this beautiful county, in this beautiful region, that there are families that are so under-resourced or face such obstacles that their kids don't ever have the opportunity," he said. "They're essentially on an island in their own neighborhood."

National City Councilmember Jose Rodriguez told commissioners he is confident ridership will be successful, especially because South County has the highest transit ridership across the county.

City staff said the FRANC will be running by Labor Day.

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Where are the 5 Best Beaches Near National City, California?

National City, located in San Diego County, may be better known for its bustling atmosphere, shopping centers, and dining opportunities than for its beaches. However, the benefit of being located in Southern California is the proximity to some of the state’s most stunning coastal attractions. If you’re looking to swap the city streets for sandy shores, here are five of the best beaches ...

National City, located in San Diego County, may be better known for its bustling atmosphere, shopping centers, and dining opportunities than for its beaches. However, the benefit of being located in Southern California is the proximity to some of the state’s most stunning coastal attractions. If you’re looking to swap the city streets for sandy shores, here are five of the best beaches near National City to help you make the most out of your beach day.

1. Coronado Beach

About 9 miles from National City, Coronado Beach is often named among America's best beaches. Located on Coronado Island, the beach boasts a unique blend of small-town charm and idyllic landscapes. The long stretches of golden sands are perfect for sunbathing, beach volleyball, or building sandcastles. The waters are equally inviting for swimmers and surfers alike. Don't forget to visit the iconic Hotel del Coronado, which provides a beautiful backdrop for this picturesque beach.

2. Imperial Beach

Situated approximately 8 miles southwest of National City, Imperial Beach offers a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you're into surfing, paddleboarding, or simply taking a leisurely walk along the pier, this beach has something for everyone. The Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve nearby offers a chance to explore California’s coastal wetlands, making it a great destination for birdwatching and environmental education.

3. Silver Strand State Beach

Around 13 miles from National City, Silver Strand State Beach is a haven for those who enjoy quieter, less crowded beach experiences. This isthmus connects Coronado Island to Imperial Beach and is ideal for activities like swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing. Camping is also available, providing the opportunity for a full weekend beach getaway.

4. Mission Beach

For those willing to venture a bit further, Mission Beach is about 16 miles northwest of National City. This beach is synonymous with the quintessential Southern California experience—think roller coasters, beachside eateries, and plenty of space for volleyball and frisbee. Adjacent to Belmont Park, a classic beachside amusement park, Mission Beach offers a vibrant atmosphere that attracts both locals and tourists.

5. La Jolla Shores

Approximately 20 miles from National City, La Jolla Shores offers a different kind of beach experience, characterized by its rocky formations and marine life. Ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving, La Jolla Shores is famous for its underwater park where you can spot a variety of marine animals like fish, rays, and even small sharks. For those less inclined towards underwater adventures, the scenic cliffs and caves offer ample opportunity for hiking and exploration.

National City's convenient location in San Diego County provides easy access to a wide array of beach experiences—from the family-friendly atmosphere of Imperial Beach to the adventurous allure of La Jolla Shores. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, these nearby beaches offer the perfect escape to experience the beauty and diversity of Southern California’s coastline.

National City's Top High Schools: Close Proximity, Rich History, & Quality Education

If you're hunting for the best high schools near National City, California, you're in for a treat. Not only does the vicinity boast some top-notch educational institutions, but they also come packed with an enriching past. As we embark on this educational journey, let's uncover these high school gems, learn about their historical significance, and why they're so revered in the community....

If you're hunting for the best high schools near National City, California, you're in for a treat. Not only does the vicinity boast some top-notch educational institutions, but they also come packed with an enriching past. As we embark on this educational journey, let's uncover these high school gems, learn about their historical significance, and why they're so revered in the community.

Sweetwater High School

Approximately 1.3 miles from National CityAddress: 2900 Highland Ave, National City, CA 91950

History & Highlights: Founded in 1920, Sweetwater High School is an integral part of National City's educational history. Over the years, it has fostered numerous talents in both academics and sports. With an emphasis on collaborative learning and a vibrant arts program, it's no wonder Sweetwater enjoys a reputation as a nurturing environment for all-round development.

Chula Vista High School

Approximately 5.8 miles from National CityAddress: 820 4th Fourth Ave, Chula Vista, CA 91911

History & Highlights: Established in 1947, Chula Vista High is known for its commitment to academic excellence and cultural enrichment. Home to the illustrious SCPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts), this high school provides a platform for aspiring artists, musicians, and performers to chase their dreams while obtaining a solid education.

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San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SDSCPA)

Approximately 4 miles from National CityAddress: 2425 Dusk Dr, San Diego, CA 92139

History & Highlights: SDSCPA, founded in the early 1980s, is the go-to place for budding artists. Its mission goes beyond textbook learning, focusing instead on molding students into refined artists and performers. From dance, music, and theatre, to the visual arts - this institution embodies the spirit of creativity.

Eastlake High School

Approximately 12.7 miles from National CityAddress: 1120 Eastlake Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91915

History & Highlights: Opening its doors in 1992, Eastlake High stands as a testament to modern educational practices combined with community involvement. With a sprawling campus and state-of-the-art facilities, it offers a myriad of programs and clubs that encourage student participation and leadership. Plus, its sports teams, especially the Titans football squad, draw immense local pride.

National City and its neighboring regions have a lot to offer in terms of quality education. Each high school has its distinct flavor, shaped by its history and the community it serves. Whether you're seeking an institution that focuses on artistic endeavors, athletic prowess, or academic achievements, this corner of California has got you covered. Remember, the journey of education is not just about the curriculum but also the environment and history that shape it.

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