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  • Feeding San Diego receives $50,000 grant for school pantry program

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Feeding San Diego has received a $50,000 grant from Albertsons, Vons, Pavilions Foundation’s Nourishing Neighbors program to combat hunger during the summer months and after school hours when school-aged children face higher rates of food insecurity. The grant is part of the “Fight Hunger, Serve Hope” initiative from the company’s private label brand O Organics and will be used to support the School Pantry Program. Feeding San Diego’s largest program targeting childhood hunger, school pantries are pop-up food...

  • Pandas arrive safely in San Diego

    Updated Jul 10, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Yun Chuan and Xin Bao, the first pandas to enter the United States in 21 years, have arrived safely in San Diego. They will spend the next several weeks acclimating to their new home in a private habitat at the San Diego Zoo and will not be viewable to the public during this time. They are being monitored closely by expert wildlife health and care teams who will determine when the pair are ready to meet the public. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will share more i...

  • The Starlink satellite launches

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

  • Luiseño Chapter America 250 look at history

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    TEMECULA – Two hundred forty-six years ago, on June 28, 1778, the longest land battle of the American Revolution took place near Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The conflict, known as the Battle of Monmouth CourtHouse, saw the lengthy confrontation between General George Washington's combatants and Britain's Henry Clinton's red coats. "It was at Monmouth that the tactics and training from Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben developed at Valley Forge during the w...

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated Jun 27, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have fallen 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.76/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 31.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 8.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has risen 2.4 cents in the last week and stands at $3.76 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $4.23/g yesterday while the most e...

  • Media campaign to protect youth from human trafficking

    Anita Lightfoot, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Jun 27, 2024

    San Diegans will soon see and hear a new county media campaign designed to raise public awareness about human trafficking. The educational campaign includes radio announcements, outdoor billboards, and digital media to inform children, youth and their peers on how to protect themselves from exploitation. The new campaign was announced June 5 at a press conference by Chairwoman Nora Vargas, Supervisor Jim Desmond, and District Attorney Summer Stephan along with other county leaders. Human trafficking occurs when a person is...

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated May 30, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have fallen 9.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.03/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 26.2 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 23.2 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 2.9 cents in the last week and stands at $3.82 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $4.56/g yesterday while the m...

  • Mountain lion with jaw fracture returns to wild

    Updated May 30, 2024

    RAMONA – A mountain lion is back in the wild in Central California after spending two months at San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center. The adult male was released by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Wednesday, May 1, in rural San Luis Obispo County, where he was initially found suffering injuries consistent with being hit by a car. Before release, he was fitted with a GPS collar to monitor his movements. The mountain lion was first brought to the Ramona Wildlife Center by CDFW March 4, after he had...

  • San Diego County supervisors expand open space near Mount Olympus County Preserve

    Shauni Lyles, San Diego County Communications|Updated May 30, 2024

    San Diego County took steps Wednesday, May 22, to buy more land within the Pala-Pauma community for open space and species protection. The county Board of Supervisors approved spending $1.2 million to buy 222 acres adjacent to the existing Mount Olympus County Preserve. The additional acres expand the Mount Olympus County Preserve to more than 1,400 acres, reducing greenhouse gas emissions to support the county’s Climate Action Plan. County Parks department officials said the land fits into the county’s Multiple Species Con...

  • West Coast Thunder set for Memorial Day

    Kim Harris, Special to Valley News|Updated May 23, 2024

    West Coast Thunder is expected to bring more than 7,500 motorcycle riders to Riverside and the surrounding communities for the annual ride honoring members of the armed services this Memorial Day. Scheduled to kick off in the morning Monday, May 27, at Riverside Harley-Davidson, 7688 Indiana Avenue, the celebrated motorcycle ride throughout the area includes a 53-mile trip along two freeways and will end at Diamond Stadium with a concert featuring Chayce Beckham. “We are excited to bring together the community again for a m...

  • Participate in interviews for Citizen Law Enforcement Review Board's next executive officer 

    Sir Milo Loftin, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated May 18, 2024

    County residents will have the chance to join the interview process for the Citizens' Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) Executive Officer opening. One member of the public and one alternate will be randomly selected to represent each district at the May 28 CLERB meeting. The selected names will participate in the interview panel for the top two or three candidates. If you are interested in participating, email your name, address and the district you live in to...

  • San Diego Weekly Gas Price Update

    Updated May 18, 2024

    DALLAS – Average gasoline prices in San Diego have fallen 3.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $5.22/g today, according to GasBuddy's survey of 784 stations in San Diego. Prices in San Diego are 12.8 cents per gallon lower than a month ago and stand 43.3 cents per gallon higher than a year ago. The national average price of diesel has fallen 4.6 cents in the last week and stands at $3.90 per gallon. According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in San Diego was priced at $4.66/g yesterday while the m...

  • Feeding San Diego needs volunteers for vital food rescue driver role that supports hunger-relief programs

    Updated May 18, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization, is calling on the community to help fill a specific volunteer role. The nonprofit, which is a Feeding America partner food bank, needs food rescue drivers to help pick up food from grocery stores and other food donors and deliver it to various partner organizations. These partners help get food to people experiencing food insecurity throughout San Diego County. This important volunteer role allows the organization to supply som...

  • County leaders report progress fighting wage theft

    Tracy DeFore, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    Local workers who fall victim to wage theft now have a better chance of getting the pay that is due them. County and state leaders reported advances on addressing wage theft within the region last month outside the County Administration Center. The event was part of a Week of Action honoring labor rights activist César Chávez. The County cited the Workplace Justice Fund as one of its most successful programs. The fund helps workers who won legal judgments for lost wages but are still waiting for the money from their e...

  • San Diego County Library named finalist for prestigious national medal

    Shauni Lyles, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Apr 12, 2024

    The San Diego County Library has been named one of the 30 finalists for the prestigious 2024 National Medal for Museum and Library Service by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This honor is the highest in the United States for libraries and a major recognition of unwavering commitment to excellence and service to communities. The county library is the only finalist from California’s library institutions this year. “This recognition is a direct result of our collective efforts and the innovative spirit that per...

  • Soroptimists help 5 women live their dreams

    Updated Apr 12, 2024

    VISTA – Soroptimist International of Vista and North County Inland presented $14,000 in Live Your Dream Education and Training Awards to five local women to invest in their education and help create a better life for themselves and their families. Criselda Martinez-Jimenez of Vista received the top award of $5,000. Speaking at the club's annual "Live Your Dream" Awards Luncheon on March 16, Martinez-Jimenez spoke eloquently of her struggles growing up of becoming a widow w...

  • FCC to move ahead with rural wireless broadband plan

    Updated Apr 4, 2024

    WASHINGTON – Jessica Rosenworcel, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, called on the agency to move ahead with plans to make targeted investments in the deployment of wireless broadband services in rural communities, Wednesday, March 20. The proposed rules shared with her fellow commissioners would, if adopted by a vote of the full commission, relaunch the 5G Fund for Rural America. The FCC’s new and improved broadband coverage map, which the 5G Fund will use, shows that over 14 million homes and businesses lack mo...

  • California agrees to lasting cuts to Colorado River use

    Caleb Hampton, Special to the Village News|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    California has agreed to make long-term cuts to the amount of water the state uses from the Colorado River, according to a proposed plan for managing the river released earlier this month by California, Nevada and Arizona. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the seven states in the Colorado River Basin, as well as 30 tribes and Mexico, are negotiating a plan to protect the river after a decades-long megadrought depleted flows and left key reservoirs Lake Mead and Lake Powell...

  • County opens new online Public Records Request Center

    Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    The county has unveiled a new, easy, do-it-yourself website to help people submit public record requests, track their progress and even see if those records are already available because somebody else asked for them. Have you ever wanted to review county documents – maybe you were curious about a government function, or you were doing research for a project – but you didn’t know where to start? Now you can do it right online at the county’s Public Records Request Center website, https://www.sandiegocounty....

  • North County Philanthropy Council takes administrative helm of 'San Diego Gives' initiative

    Updated Mar 28, 2024

    SAN DIEGO – North County Philanthropy Council, the regional association that convenes nonprofit professionals, board members, volunteers and corporate philanthropists in San Diego County, announces the addition of the San Diego Gives project to its administrative purview. The yearly San Diego Gives initiative includes an online Day of Giving followed by a Day of Service throughout the region. This year’s events will take place Thursday, Sept. 5, and Friday, Sept. 6. Launched in 2021 by a small, dedicated group of vol...

  • New documentary to highlight the return to Vietnam 50 years later

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    COLUMBIA FALLS, Maine – In November 2023, ten Vietnam veterans embarked on a journey they never thought possible, returning to Vietnam, and exploring the locations and memories that for 50 years have held deep significance for each of them. Mission Veteran Expedition, a collaborative venture between CDLLife, FASTPORT, and nonprofits Waypoint Vets and Wreaths Across America, made this journey possible and, together, they announce the upcoming release of a new documentary of the trip, “Mission Veteran Expedition: Honoring Vie...

  • DAR remembers a patriot in the Carolinas

    Updated Mar 21, 2024

    TEMECULA – Have you ever thought: if this event had not happened, what would this now be like? Historian Edward Channing ponders this question regarding the American Revolution. “Had the South been conquered in the first half of 1776, it is entirely conceivable that rebellion would never have turned into revolution. At Moore’s Creek and Sullivan’s Island, the Carolinians turned aside the one combination of circumstances that might have made British conquest possible.” (National Park Service, Moore’s Creek Park) This month...

  • GI Film Festival San Diego announces 2024 selections

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    SAN DIEGO –The GI Film Festival San Diego, the largest military film festival in the U.S., has selected the 21 films that will screen at the Museum of Photographic Arts at the San Diego Museum of Art (MOPA @ SDMA) in Balboa Park from May 6-11. After reviewing about 100 submissions, festival organizers, with the assistance of a community advisory committee, selected this year’s film lineup which includes full-length documentaries, student films, comedies, and more that are for, by, and about the military. A complete list of...

  • FCC Commissioner Starks calls on online marketplaces to stop the sale of insecure and unauthorized IoT devices

    Updated Mar 14, 2024

    WASHINGTON – FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks sent letters to five online marketplaces to identify ways to stop the unlawful sale of insecure IoT devices that violate FCC equipment authorization requirements, March 8. The letters raise concerns about recent reports (Consumer Reports, Washington Post) indicating that these websites sold and continue to sell easily hacked video doorbells, some of which lack a visible FCC ID, and in some cases appeared to promote listings for such products and otherwise engage in their sale, s...

  • Man who tortured and killed 10 cats sentenced to 8 years in state prison

    Updated Mar 6, 2024

    ESCONDIDO – A man who pled guilty to torturing and killing at least 10 cats in Escondido was sentenced in North County Superior Court on Friday, March 1. Joshua Tyler Boyer, the defendant, was sentenced to 8 years in state prison after pleading guilty to 10 felony counts of crimes against animals. After hearing victim impact statements in a packed courtroom, Judge Robert J. Kearney denied the defendant’s request for probation and cited Boyer’s sadistic nature and pronounced him a serious danger to society before deliv...

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