SAN DIEGO — Feel like hearing some good news for a change? Here's a look back at a few stories from the week that will keep you informed and might even make you smile.
1. If you have a small budget, a 'microapartment' may be the answer
Microapartments just debuted in Little Italy. The smallest units at The Continential are 380 square feet. The largest is 550 square feet.
The cheapest unit is about $1,600 dollars a month, which on average is about 30% less than the median price in Little Italy.
“We felt the market was becoming saturated with high end-high priced units and we could fill a void that was untouched,” said Matthew Segal, the architect.
Not everyone embraced the more budget-friendly concept.
2. San Diego teen raising money for kids with cancer by writing book dedicated to her sick twin brother
It's not every day a 14-year-old child writes a book to support a sick sibling. In this Zevely Zone, Jeff went to Del Cerro to meet Max Namazy, who suffers from a rare blood disorder.
Max is 14 years old and ever since he was a toddler, he has needed ongoing treatment from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
"I was like really sick and I was tired," said Max.
The Del Cerro boy has a twin sister named Sophia and he says when he hurts, "I just feel something here, it's like a little tingle or something. She's probably worried about me worried about what's going to happen to me."
Jeff interviewed the twins at their home.
3. Wrongly-accused man released from San Diego prison after serving 33 years
After a long legal fight that lasted nearly two decades, the nearly 74-year-old Jack Sagin took his first steps as a free man in decades on Friday around 9 a.m
Sagin served 33 years in a state prison for a murder that DNA evidence proved he did not commit. He finally left Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego a little over a month after the Sixth District Court of Appeal overturned the murder conviction against him.
4. Honor Flight San Diego returns home from tour of war memorials, tributes
Over 60 veterans returned home from the trip of a lifetime last Sunday. The group was part of Honor Flight San Diego’s fall Tour of Honor and spent the weekend visiting memorials and tributes to their service and sacrifice.
Around 1,000 people lined up at San Diego International Airport to welcome the veterans home. They held signs and cheered as the veterans arrived.
5. Blind surfer shows off his skills
Swami's Beach in Encinitas is a crowded surf break and one of the best waves in California so you'd better bring your A-game if you plan to surf it... especially with no vision.
In this Zevely Zone, Jeff profiles Joshua Loya, the blind surfer.
"Stay right behind me. Perfect. Just feel the steps," said Pat Weber, Joshua's surf coach.
For Joshua, just navigating the Swami's staircase is a challenge. The 39-year-old surfer is 100% blind.
"I thought that he had tremendous potential as a visually impaired surfer." said Coach Pat Weber from San Diego Surfing Academy who must have an eye for talent.
Joshua was the U.S. Champ in less than a year.