Father Joe’s Villages To Host Gala Benefiting Poverty-Stricken Children

SAN DIEGO–For many children who are homeless in San Diego, Father Joe’s Villages’ therapeutic childcare program provides a vital beacon of hope. On May 13, Father Joe’s Villages will welcome guests to its 2017 Children’s Charity Gala: Pioneering the Future presented by Witt Lincoln. The event will take place at the U.S. Grant Hotel and […]

MCAS Miramar To Conduct Vegetation Burns This Weekend

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR–The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Fire Department is scheduled to conduct prescribed burns at East Miramar Saturday and Sunday. Prescribed burns are conducted to remove hazardous fuel growth and are part of the air station’s annual vegetation-management program to reduce the risk of wildfires. They involve the by-hand application of […]

12-Month Fishing License Bill Unanimously Approved By CA Senate Committee

SACRAMENTO–A bill authored by California Senator Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte), to promote fishing for all Californians, unanimously passed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee on Tuesday. Currently, fishing licenses are based on a calendar-year cycle, with no extra time, or prorated rates given for purchases made later in the season. SB-187, which is supported […]

State Bill To Make Diapers Reimbursable For Low-Income Families Approved

SACRAMENTO–California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) Tuesday won approval of her legislation to add diapers to the category of expenses that can be reimbursed for low-income parents who are enrolled in California’s welfare-to-work program. Assembly Bill 480 was approved by the Assembly Committee on Human Services with a vote of 4 to 0. “Diapers […]

CA Board Of Equalization Adopts Reforms To Address State Audit Findings

Culver City–During the Board of Equalization’s regular meeting Tuesday in Culver City, board members voted 5 to 0 to adopt new policies that establish stricter protocols regarding member education and outreach. The reforms were crafted in response to the recent Department of Finance audit and were approved within the context of the Customer Service and […]

CPUC Issues Staff Citations Totaling $8.3 Million To PG&E For Butte Fire

SAN FRANCISCO–The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today issued two staff Citations totaling $8.3 million to Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) for several violations related to the Butte Fire. On September 9, 2015, the Butte Fire ignited near Butte Mountain Road in the city of Jackson in Amador County. The wildfire burned 70,868 acres, […]

Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th Birthday Celebration at New York’s Rainbow Room Culminates Year-Long Tribute

By Danny R. Johnson – Jazz and Pop Music Critic NEW YORK, NY – “She [Ella Fitzgerald] was my favorite singer… Her recordings will live forever. She’ll sound as modern 200 years from now, no matter what technique they come up with.” – Tony Bennett. Verve Label Group, in partnership with the City of New […]

SANDAG Releases Annual Crime Report For San Diego Region

SAN DIEGO–The number of homicides, aggravated assaults, and motor vehicle thefts in the San Diego region went up in 2016, compared to 2015, while the number of rapes, robberies, burglaries, and larcenies went down, according to the annual crime report released by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) Criminal Justice Division. The 2016 violent […]

San Diego Unified’s Board Of Education To Consider Endorsing Proposed Senate Bill 30

SAN DIEGO–Today, the San Diego Unified School District’s board members will consider endorsing California State Senator Ricardo Lara’s proposed Senate Bill 30 which would prohibit the state from awarding or renewing a public contract with any person who provides goods or services to the Federal Government for construction of a wall, fence, or barrier along […]

Oceanside ‘Green Leader’ Colleen Foster Honored

OCEANSIDE–The City’s “Green Oceanside” team leader Colleen Foster was awarded the Waste 360’s Top 40 Under 40 award for zero waste and resource management. Foster will be honored for her achievements at an awards ceremony at WasteExpo, North America’s largest solid waste, recycling and organics industry event, May 8 to 11 in New Orleans. Foster […]