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Final Shamu Sea World show this Sunday

Final orca stadium show for Sea World San Diego on January 8.

For almost 60 years Sea World has been using their orcas for live shows at the San Diego theme park. On Sunday, January, 8, that will come to an end as they retire their five-year-old run of One Ocean for good.

Diners get surcharge added to bill due to minimum wage hike in San Diego

Some San Diego restaurants are adding a little more to your bill to help offset new minimum wage requirements.

The minimum wage for San Diego employees was officially raised to $11.50 on Sunday, January 1, and some local restaurants are adding a surcharge to your bill to help offset the cost.

This is the second wage hike in six months and restaurateurs are a little concerned about how to accommodate the extra dollar per hour to employees when they claim to already have thin profit margins.

SDGLN's top local news stories of 2016

The end-of-the-year wrap up of local stories in 2016.

The year 2016 was one like no other. It was unpredictable, and filled with ups and downs. Locally, the news was just unpredictable. Check out our top local news stories of 2016 below.

Man in Pride loincloth suit found dead in Hillcrest apartment

Will X. Walters was found dead in his Hillcrest apartment on Wednesday, December 28.

Will X. Walters of the now infamous San Diego Pride loincloth case was found dead in his apartment Wednesday apparently having taken his own life, reports police.

Walters you may remember was arrested on a public nudity charge in 2011. He later unsuccessfully sued the San Diego Police Department (SDPD); the verdict being handed down by a federal jury on December 13, 2016. 

Another minimum wage increase for San Diego on Jan. 1

New minimum wage increase for San Diego employees to take effect of Jan. 1, 2017.

It’s been a tumultuous few years for San Diego businesses who scrambled in July to figure out how they would increase the minimum wage for their employees after the public voted for an hourly increase this past June.

More parking meters may be coming to areas of Hillcrest, Mission Hills

The 1000 and 1700 blocks of University Avenue may get metered parking.

The Uptown Community Parking District (UCPD) may be installing new parking meters in and around Hillcrest as early as spring 2017.

There are six parking districts overseen by the UCPD: Hillcrest, Downtown/Centre City, La Jolla, Mid-City, Old Town, and Pacific Beach.

San Diego takes second in "America's Most Hungover' city

San Diego gets second place in America's most hungover city poll.

America’s Finest City is also one of the nation’s most inebriated according to a new poll.

San Diego comes in at number two, just below San Francisco as the country’s most hungover.

Still no clues on missing man who disappeared in Hillcrest on Oct.23

Lance Perkins disappeared from Hillcrest's UCSD this past October.

The search for the missing man who walked out of UCSD in Hillcrest two months ago continues with no clues to his whereabouts.  

On October 23, 2016, Lance Perkins, 43, was staying at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Old Town San Diego when he called his mother Donna and complained about having blackouts. She advised him to go to the hospital. That was the last time she heard from him.