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San Diego Weekend Guide: Oct. 19-21 | Times of San Diego San Diego Weekend Guide: Oct. 19-21
The San Diego Museum of Art celebrates the multifaceted history of Latin American modern art with an exhibition drawn from one of the world’s foremost private collections. “Modern Masters from Latin America: The Pérez Simón Collection,” which opens at noon on Saturday, showcases over a century of work by seminal artists from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, […]
Times of San Diego | October 20, 2017
Drive-thru restaurant proposed for Vista Village | San Diego Union Tribune Drive-thru restaurant proposed for Vista Village
The building that once housed a Famous Dave’s restaurant in Vista Village could be torn down and replaced by a drive-thru chicken fingers chain. But it means the city of Vista will have to bend its own rules; no new drive-thrus have been allowed since Vista Village first opened in 2003. The city...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 20, 2017
Scientists catch critically endangered vaquita porpoise--and then release it | San Diego Union Tribune Scientists catch critically endangered vaquita porpoise--and then release it
For the first time, scientists have reported the capture of a live vaquita, a small sea mammal endemic to Mexico’s upper Gulf of California that is on the verge of extinction. But shortly after its capture on Wednesday morning, the six-month-old female calf was released back into the wild, as it...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 20, 2017
Salk Institute to public: Can you spare $314K for a seed-planting robot? | San Diego Union Tribune Salk Institute to public: Can you spare $314K for a seed-planting robot?
In a fresh example of its ongoing need for money, the Salk Institute in La Jolla is asking the public to donate $313,840 to help buy a seed-planting robot that could help in expanding food supplies. The institute is making the appeal online, in the kind of crowdfunding solicit that’s becoming common...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 20, 2017
Escondido library to be outsourced to private company | San Diego Union Tribune Escondido library to be outsourced to private company
The Escondido Public library will be run by a private company and its 30 city employees will either be out of a job or will go to work for Maryland-based Library Systems & Services. The Escondido City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday night to enter into a 10-year-contract with the company based on projections...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Social media threat to Eastlake High not considered credible | San Diego Union Tribune Social media threat to Eastlake High not considered credible
A vague threat to Eastlake High School was posted on social media Wednesday by a student who told Chula Vista police it was only a joke, school district and police officials said. Classes will be in session Thursday at the Eastlake Parkway campus as usual, said Manny Rubio, spokesman for the Sweetwater...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Wildfire risk to spike as winds, heat come to San Diego County | San Diego Union Tribune Wildfire risk to spike as winds, heat come to San Diego County
High temperatures will combine with low humidity and strong winds to raise the wildfire danger across San Diego County this weekend and early next week, says the National Weather Service, which is prepared to issue fire weather warnings, possibly as early as Saturday. High pressure will build over...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Armed men carjack woman, rob gas station in Chula Vista | San Diego Union Tribune Armed men carjack woman, rob gas station in Chula Vista
Two men armed with a pair of handguns and a hammer carjacked a woman and robbed a gas station convenience store in Chula Vista within 15 minutes Wednesday night, police said. The duo walked up to the woman in the parking lot of the Chula Vista Center mall on Broadway and demanded the keys to her...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
NOAA Predicts Warmer, Drier Winter for Southern California | Times of San Diego NOAA Predicts Warmer, Drier Winter for Southern California
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday it expects a warmer and drier winter for Southern California. Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center released their U.S. Winter Outlook and cited La Niña conditions potentially emerging for the second year in a row as the biggest wildcard in how this year’s winter will shape up. […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
North County School News, Oct. 19 | San Diego Union Tribune North County School News, Oct. 19
CARLSBAD Issa presents books to students Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) presented the children of Jefferson Elementary School in Carlsbad with 190 new books secured by his office for their school library. The books are part of an ongoing effort by Issa to partner with local schools to provide...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Pedestrian, dog hurt in Imperial Beach hit-and-run | San Diego Union Tribune Pedestrian, dog hurt in Imperial Beach hit-and-run
A pedestrian and a dog were hurt in a hit-and-run crash in Imperial Beach Wednesday night, a sheriff’s official said. The collision occurred about 7:40 p.m. on Elder Avenue near 12th Street, a few blocks from Central Elementary School, said Sgt. Leonel Gurrola. The pedestrian, whose age and gender...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Millions Across California to Practice Earthquake Readiness in ‘Great Shakeout’ | Times of San Diego Millions Across California to Practice Earthquake Readiness in ‘Great Shakeout’
The annual Great California ShakeOut Drill will be held Thursday, with nearly a million San Diegans joining people across the state — and around the world — as they drop, cover and hold to practice their readiness for a major earthquake. More than 930,000 San Diego County residents have registered at www.ShakeOut.org to participate in […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Police Announce Thursday Night DUI Checkpoint, Warn of Drugged Driving | Times of San Diego Police Announce Thursday Night DUI Checkpoint, Warn of Drugged Driving
San Diego Police announced a Thursday night DUI and drivers license checkpoint and warned drivers that officers will also be looking for drug impairment. The department is supporting a new effort by the California Office of Traffic Safety that aims to educate all drivers that “DUI doesn’t just mean booze.” “If you take prescription drugs, particularly those […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Pedestrian, Dog Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Imperial Beach | Times of San Diego Pedestrian, Dog Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver in Imperial Beach
A pedestrian and a dog were injured when they were struck in a hit-and-run crash Wednesday in Imperial Beach. The crash was reported at 7:41 p.m. in the 1200 block of Elder Avenue, according to San Diego Sheriff‘s Sgt. Leonel Gurrola. The pedestrian sustained head injuries and possibly other fractures, Gurrola said. The pedestrian, whose […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Early Evening Fire in Carmel Valley Home Displaces 4 People | Times of San Diego Early Evening Fire in Carmel Valley Home Displaces 4 People
A fire broke out in the garage of a home in San Diego’s Carmel Valley neighborhood, displacing four people, authorities said Thursday. The blaze in the 4500 block of Shorepointe Way was reported a little before 8 p.m. Wednesday, San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Battalion Chief Lane Woolery said. The first firefighters on scene encountered “heavy […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Business guru to speak in Rancho Santa Fe | San Diego Union Tribune Business guru to speak in Rancho Santa Fe
Business guru and author of "One Minute Manager," Ken Blanchard presents "Great Life, Great Leadership" at noon Oct. 22 at the Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe. Blanchard has co-authored more than 60 books, including “The New One Minute Manager,” “Raving Fans,” and “Leading at a Higher Level.”...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
San Diego International Airport’s New Inspection Station Forecast to Reduce Wait Times, Construction Begins | Times of San Diego San Diego International Airport’s New Inspection Station Forecast to Reduce Wait Times, Construction Begins
Construction is underway for a new federal inspection station at San Diego International Airport, it was announced Thursday. The announcement comes as airport officials embark on a effort to reduce wait times as more nonstop international flights are landing at Lindbergh Field. The 130,000-square-foot station will house U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents and will […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Survey says: We're less prepared for wildfires | San Diego Union Tribune Survey says: We're less prepared for wildfires
Wildfires race through communities, ready or not. That’s why county officials read the results of a recent survey as a wakeup call. Of the county residents who responded, only half could evacuate their homes within 15 minutes — far less than 2007’s 74 percent. Moreover, only 38 percent had an emergency...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Lack of Area Hotel Rooms, Public Safety Concerns Cited as Barriers for Convention Center Bookings | Times of San Diego Lack of Area Hotel Rooms, Public Safety Concerns Cited as Barriers for Convention Center Bookings
The San Diego Convention Center brought in $41 million for the past fiscal year, including $8.7 million in investment income, according to a report presented Thursday to the City Council’s Economic Development Committee. San Diego Comic-Con was the center’s top event, generating $3.1 million in hotel and sales tax revenue in the fiscal year that […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Driverless Car Testing on Local Streets, Freeways: Officials Gather in San Diego to Prepare | Times of San Diego Driverless Car Testing on Local Streets, Freeways: Officials Gather in San Diego to Prepare
More than 40 companies, institutions and government agencies gathered in San Diego Thursday as part of consortium looking at how to move forward with testing driverless cars in the area. The meeting at Caltrans District 11 headquarters on Taylor Street was the first for the “San Diego Regional Proving Ground Consortium” hosted by SANDAG, Caltrans, […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students | San Diego Union Tribune Woman charged as police investigate drugs furnished to high school students
San Diego police are investigating possible drug sales by at least one adult who may have provided substances to teenagers at a San Diego high school, authorities said Wednesday. The name of the school was not immediately available, but a Carmel Valley woman has been charged thus far in the investigation....
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Green Line trolley to be named Sycuan in $25 million deal with casino | San Diego Union Tribune Green Line trolley to be named Sycuan in $25 million deal with casino
The Green Line trolley that travels between downtown San Diego and Santee will be named for the Sycuan Casino under a $25.5-million deal for the next 30 years. The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System announced on Thursday that it has reached a naming-rights deal that will allow the business to...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Program helps fund local classroom projects | San Diego Union Tribune Program helps fund local classroom projects
San Diego teachers who would like a little help in paying for classroom supplies can get some tips Friday at an event at Roosevelt International Middle School. From 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the school, 3366 Park Blvd., teachers can participate in a “Post-a-Thon,” to get advice on how to post their...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Sycuan Casino Inks $25.5M Naming Rights Deal for MTS Green Line | Times of San Diego Sycuan Casino Inks $25.5M Naming Rights Deal for MTS Green Line
The trolley’s 24-mile long Green Line that runs from East County to downtown is now the Sycuan Green Line. The new moniker is part of a naming rights agreement between San Diego Metropolitan Transit System and Sycuan Casino that is expected generate up to $25.5 million in non-fare revenue for MTS operations over a term […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Opinion: Chris Cate Failed District 6 by Releasing SoccerCity Memo | Times of San Diego Opinion: Chris Cate Failed District 6 by Releasing SoccerCity Memo
It has been over two weeks since city council member Chris Cate’s mega mea culpa, and I can’t believe he still has the nerve to show his face at City Hall. Cate fessed up to betraying the city of San Diego by giving away the city’s confidential legal analysis and bargaining position to Nick Stone, […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Renaissance Woman Hannah Bronfman is Empowering Urban Youth | San Diego Voice Renaissance Woman Hannah Bronfman is Empowering Urban Youth
by Karu F. Daniels, NBCBLK Hannah Bronfman isn’t your typical American socialite. The millennial ‘It Girl’ has morphed into a renaissance woman who’s on her own and not resting on the laurels of her wealthy family legacy. Although she comes from a wealthy family — her father is billionaire business magnate Edgar Bronfman, Jr., her […]
San Diego Voice | October 19, 2017
We Need a Values Revolution in America | San Diego Voice We Need a Values Revolution in America
By Reverend Dr. William J. Barber, II (President, Repairers of the Breach) Jeremiah 22:1-3,4-5 The Message (MSG) “Walking Out on the Covenant of God” 22 1-3 God’s orders: “Go to the royal palace and deliver this Message. Say, ‘Listen to what God says, O King of Judah, you who sit on David’s throne—you and your […]
San Diego Voice | October 19, 2017
Stacey Abrams Wants to be America’s First Black Female Governor | San Diego Voice Stacey Abrams Wants to be America’s First Black Female Governor
The GOP has held a tight grip on the governor’s mansion in Georgia since 2002, when Sonny Perdue, promising to restore the Confederate battle cross to the state flag, defeated Democratic incumbent Roy Barnes to become the first Republican to hold the position in the Peach State since Reconstruction. But a motivated Democrat is looking […]
San Diego Voice | October 19, 2017
Boise State ruins Aztecs shot at Undefeated Season | San Diego Voice Boise State ruins Aztecs shot at Undefeated Season
By Keith D. King In an upset, San Diego State lost at home Saturday to Boise St. 31-14. The then ranked #19 Aztecs came into the game as the favorites while having the city feeling like this could be the year they could go undefeated with a slight chance at making a run at the […]
San Diego Voice | October 19, 2017
Pee Wee’s Soul Food Closes after 63 years of Service | San Diego Voice Pee Wee’s Soul Food Closes after 63 years of Service
By Edward Henderson On Friday, October 6th, Sister Pee Wee’s Soul Food, a staple of the Southeast community for 63 years, closed its doors for good. Barbara ‘Sister Pee Wee’ Harris, 84, was cautioned on her high blood pressure’s threat to heart attack or stroke during a recent doctors visit. This information, along with the […]
San Diego Voice | October 19, 2017
Single mother deported despite community pushback | San Diego Union Tribune Single mother deported despite community pushback
About a week before a court hearing that could have cleared her record, a single mother who had previously been permitted to stay was deported Thursday to Mexico.Silvia Ocampo-Ortiz was known in the San Diego community as an activist, a hard worker and an engaged parent. Local political, community...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Nonprofit Veteran Lorin Stewart Takes Over USO San Diego | Times of San Diego Nonprofit Veteran Lorin Stewart Takes Over USO San Diego
Longtime San Diego business and nonprofit leader Lorin Stewart has begun a new role as CEO of USO San Diego. “I’m looking forward to leading this fine organization to reach its goals and vision of helping to strengthen America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country,” Stewart said. The USO […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Seeking patient zero in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak | San Diego Union Tribune Seeking patient zero in San Diego's hepatitis A outbreak
As San Diego’s hepatitis A outbreak has continued to grow, so has a fascination about the identity and importance of “patient zero,” the first person believed to be infected in a surge of illness that has now killed 19 people. At first unwilling to say much at all about this mysterious person,...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Pursuit Ensues After Woman Flees Traffic Stop; Surrenders on Coronado Bridge | Times of San Diego Pursuit Ensues After Woman Flees Traffic Stop; Surrenders on Coronado Bridge
A woman who fled a traffic stop in Barrio Logan Thursday led officers on a brief road chase before pulling over on the Coronado Bridge and getting arrested, authorities reported. The pursuit began shortly after 10 a.m., when the motorist ran a stop sign at National Avenue and Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, near Chicano Park, […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
From poinsettias to pot? Voters to decide what grows in Encinitas | San Diego Union Tribune From poinsettias to pot? Voters to decide what grows in Encinitas
Encinitas voters, instead of the City Council, will be the ones deciding whether to allow commercial marijuana growing operations on the city's few agriculturally zoned lands. And for now, until that likely November 2018 ballot measure, the city's current bans on marijuana will remain in place,...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
SDSU Rowing Coach Inducted to USGC Academy Athletic Hall of Fame | Times of San Diego SDSU Rowing Coach Inducted to USGC Academy Athletic Hall of Fame
San Diego State University’s rowing head coach was honored Thursday as one of seven inductees to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Athletic Hall of Fame. Bill Zack‘s coaching career began at the Coast Guard Academy while he finished up a master’s degree at the Yale School of Management. Throughout his career, he has been involved […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Single Mom’s Looming Deportation Brings Politicians’ Outcry: ‘The Cruelty … is on Stark Display’ | Times of San Diego Single Mom’s Looming Deportation Brings Politicians’ Outcry: ‘The Cruelty … is on Stark Display’
A single mother of three who says immigration authorities told her that if she checked in with them every year she could stay in the country was scheduled for deportation Thursday. The case of Silvia Ocampo has prompted state and city officials to rally in her defense, including state Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, Councilwoman Georgette Gomez […]
Times of San Diego | October 19, 2017
Children's choir performs with kids in Mexico | San Diego Union Tribune Children's choir performs with kids in Mexico
Members of a North County children’s choir traveled to Mexico to give a concert with kids there as part of a music program called “Building Bridges Beyond Borders.” The program brings together youths from different countries. Seven youth ambassadors from One World Children’s Choir, based in Solana...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
Hearing training boosts understanding in noisy settings by 25 percent | San Diego Union Tribune Hearing training boosts understanding in noisy settings by 25 percent
Hearing-impaired people can understand conversation significantly better in a noisy environment by playing a brain-training exercise, according to a study published Thursday. Those performing the exercise recognized 25 percent more words presented to them after completing the exercise. It simulated...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017
$550K to Vista nonprofits from DEI's Forte for Children | San Diego Union Tribune $550K to Vista nonprofits from DEI's Forte for Children
DEI’s Forte for Children Foundation gave $550,000 in grants to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista along with the Moonlight Cultural Foundation, Solutions for Change and Casa de Amparo. The funds were raised at the nonprofit foundation’s eighth annual gala, The Rhythm...
San Diego Union Tribune | October 19, 2017