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


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.

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


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.

9-11 remembrances thirteen years later


And now thirteen years have gone by since that September day that seems to have changed so much in regard to how we see the world, war, religion and politics. To commemorate the day, memorial events will be held at the Three Sites, and moments of silence will be observed at the Six Times of the dark day.

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


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


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.

Joan Rivers leaves us at 81


Sadly, “Can we talk?” must now be answered with: “No.” Joan Rivers, both beloved and disdained in her long, wonderful career in show business, is dead at 81. Rivers, born Joan Alexandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933 in New York, passed away at that city’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

4th annual San Diego Blues Festival this Saturday & Sunday


Hear some folks singing the blues while helping other folks to not sing the blues at the Fourth Annual San Diego Blues Festival. It’s all this weekend, September 6th and 7th.

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


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.


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.

UCSD again number one university in US as rated by Washington Monthly


For five years in a row now, the University of California at San Diego has been named the highest ranked institute of higher learning in the country. Washington Monthly, a journal of colleges and all things concerning them revealed their list in the latest issue.

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