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.
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.
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.
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.
The 17th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is set for this Sunday, June 1. A big treat is that our own Meb Keflezighi, champion of this year’s Boston Marathon is participating in the half-marathon. He will be at the front of a pace group.
As all San Diegans have known all along, we have some of the finest, cleanest beaches in the world. Heal the Bay, an organization that engages in environmental cleanups and ranks different aspects of coastal ecology, named seven local beaches to its annual honor roll of beaches ranked by how clean the water is.