Kashi heads back to San Diego


After leaving La Jolla more than a year ago, health-oriented food company Kashi is returning to America’s Finest City.

Five things you can do for your garden to save water in San Diego County


As we continue to face drought conditions here in San Diego, and restrictions on watering become more stringent, there are some methods to use to retain your garden, while using less water. Many of us may be using almost twice as much water as we actually need to maintain our gardens. Indeed, most plants and […]

Dealing with wild pig scrounging in San Diego County


Meeting at their regularly scheduled Wednesday session, the Board of Supervisors of San Diego County passed, with no dissenting votes, the implementation of a program aimed at reducing the number of wild pigs in the county. The vote also gave park directors authorization to allow firearms to be deployed against aggresive, non-indigenous wildlife that have been seen destroying the region’s natural ecology.

San Diego plan: Zero waste by 2040


San Diego has begun a process of meetings and discussions to get to the point of zero waste by 2040. City officials hope to be recycling 100% of waste within twenty-six years. The current percentage of waste re-used stands at a respectable 68%.

105 year old’s first pitch prefaces near no-hitter


We all remember that 1909 baseball season, right? Ty Cobb batting for a .377 season average, with a league leading 7 home runs, the Pirates winning their first World Series, those were the days. Well, Agnes McKee of Oceanside may not remember that baseball season, but she was actually around for it.

UCSD research finds genetic basis of friendships


When it comes to friendship, do opposites attract? Or are we more like our friends than we think? According to recent studies done by researchers at both UCSD and Yale, unrelated friends have a genetic makeup as similar as those whose great grandparents have the same grandparents.

San Vicente Reservoir expansion completed, will ease drought woes


The building of new pipelines and pumps, as well as the dam raise, are a vast effort to counteract the high drought conditions now moving into the mountain and desert regions of San Diego County. The area has now entered the second most extreme drought category established by the U.S. Drought Monitor service.

Air quality in San Diego highest since measuring began in 1955

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Along with today’s launch of a new atmosphere-measuring satellite into orbit, NASA has released information from a currently-operating space measuring device, called Aura, showing just how much our air quality has improved.

Vaping may soon be regulated in San Diego; E-Cig proposals go before City Council


Following in the wake of a similar laws passed in San Diego County, the City Council is considering regulations concerning the sale and use of electronic cigarettes in the city. Two ordinances for the control of “vaping” passed through the Safety Committee this past Wednesday, June 18; and have been sent to the full Council for debate and voting.

San Diegans ranked in top 10 for fitness


The American Fitness Index for 2014 was released recently, and San Diego is listed in the number 8 position. In a study conducted by the Anthem Blue Cross Foundation and the American College of Sports Medicine among the U.S.A.’s fifty most populous metropolitan areas, our fair city was ranked 6 positions better than in last year’s report.

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