FCC votes to disallow NFL blackouts

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The Chargers first two home games of the season, (both wins!) have been televised locally, the first because it was a Monday Night game, and the second because KFMB and others purchased the remaining tickets. Currently, none of the Chargers six remaining home games are sold out, and therefore could have been subject to the infamous Blackout Rule.

Skydiving indoors? Landing soon in downtown San Diego

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Rock-climbing inside a building? Okay, that’s been done. Swimming indoors? Maybe a novelty long ago, commonplace now. Skydiving indoors, in downtown San Diego? Now that’s something new. While outdoor skydiving is normally done at or around 13,000 feet up, the fans providing the wind at the indoor facility will simulate jumping from that height by producing winds around 60 miles per hour.

Carlsbad de-salination plant will produce 50 million gallons a day

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As the rains come less and less, and the demands on the water we get from other places, such as Northern California increase from those other places, a local solution and source of drinking water is being built and nearing completion. The Carlsbad Desalination Plant, located at 4658-4874 Carlsbad Boulevard in Carlsbad on the grounds of the NRG-owned Encina Power Station, is on track to be completed and operational sooner than expected.

The Color Run Kaleidoscope Tour Coming to San Diego October 11

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There’s a reason The Color Run is called the “happiest 5k on the planet.” You and thousands of others can see for yourself this October as the Kaleidoscope Tour comes to Qualcomm Stadium on October 11.

Chargers plan “White Hot Sunday” for home opener versus Seahawks

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The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks journey to Qualcomm Stadium this Sunday, and the Chargers and their fans are cooking up a special welcome for them. For what they are dubbing “White Hot Sunday”, our Chargers will be wearing all white uniforms for the third home opener in a row, and they are asking all attendees to the game to do the same.

Bicycle-sharing coming to San Diego, but it won’t be cheap

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A bike-sharing program, such as those already up and rolling in many other U.S. cities, is finally coming to America’s Finest. After navigating through many obstacles and impediments, the service is scheduled to start pedaling its way through our streets by the beginning of November.

SDSU-developed BTrackS concussion meter ready for market

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Just how does a trainer on the sidelines during a football game determine if an athlete has suffered a concussion? And how does one assign severity to an assessed injury to comply with the established concussion protocols in effect? San Diego State University has come up with one answer.

AARP’s Ideas@50+ celebration of the boomer generation comes to San Diego

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AARP, now a name, previously the acronym for “American Association of Retired Persons”, will be hosting a sold-old exposition with the vaguely webby tag of “Ideas@50+” this Thursday through Saturday (September 4-6) at the San Diego Convention Center at 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego.

Chargers final preseason game blacked out on local T.V.

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The Chargers reported that their final preseason tune-up versus the Cardinals tomorrow will not be shown live on television in the San Diego area. The game has not been sold out, and we are now within the 72-hour “blackout time period” as mandated by the NFL.

San Diego State will open branches in Republic of Georgia

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SDSU will be opening three campuses in the Republic of Georgia soon. In partnership with three Georgian colleges: Ilia State University, Tbilisi State University and Georgian Technical University; San Diego State will be overseeing branches concentrating on math, technology, science and engineering.

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