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City of San Marcos, Caltrans & The San Diego Association of Governments Do the Hustle. - 01/31/11 11:31 AM
So often we hear only the negative about our local government, so I thought it only fitting to post about a positive that recently has come to light about the City of San Marcos, Caltrans & The San Diego Association of Government. The above agencies have perform a humongous feat by helping with the most gnarly situation that faces most communter that travel on the 78 East bound "the worst bottle neck" of traffic one could experience. Engineers at the City of San Marcos and Caltrans broke a land speed record by completing a three-year design project to alleviate congestion on eastbound state (0 comments)
New Mail Sorting Machine Coming To San Diego, California. - 01/31/11 11:10 AM
The U. S. Postal Services new mail-sorting machine is coming to San Diego California debuting in May 2011. The size of this machine is about the size of 14 double Decker buses and it fast. It can do the job of 26 humans working at full bore. Unlike its human counterpart -it can work non-stop 17 hour shifts and won't ever get a paper cut or carpal tunnel syndrome. It's part of a 1.5 billion investment expected to shave hours off the processing time for millions of pieces of mail every day and save the financially ailing Postal service billions of (0 comments)
Plans by SeaWorld San Diego to add a manta-themed roller coaster ride and exhibit have received the blessing of the California coastal Commission Staff. The manta themed roller coaster ride will include a 9,900 square foot loading and unload station, an aquarium viewing tank and ray pool. Also proposed is a two level building that would house a marine conservation exhibit located adjacent to the ray pool, where the public would be able to interact with live rays.
SeaWorld park in Orlando already has a manta ride that may well be the model for what is planned in San (2 comments)
Local Tree Climber Contest To Be Held At Balboa Park, In San Diego, Ca. - 01/28/11 09:51 AM
Local Tree Climber Contest To Be Held At Balboa Park, In San Diego, Ca, this Saturday & Sunday, January 29th& 30th. Tree Climbing contest will be held at Balboa Park featuring arborists showing off their skills. Time 8:30AM located at Morley Field in Balboa Park. Just the mention of tree climbing and many adults will harken back to the time they were children and the many happy memories that spending time outdoors, and they enjoyed climbing trees, building tree houses, or a swing was constructed. This Saturday and Sunday the weather here in San Diego with be perfect in the mid (4 comments)
Winter Heating Safety Tips For 2011. - 01/27/11 03:35 PM
With the cold weather and chilly nighttime temperatures, its time to remind everyone of the safety tips that should be a priority in cold weather heating. Never use your outdoor barbeque range or oven to heat a home because these appliances are not designed for this purpose. If used indoors they can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. Vacuum and clean regularly around the furnace particularly around the burner compartment to prevent a build-up of dust & lint. Most forced air units have a filter that cleans the air before heating & circulating it throughout the home. Check the filter monthly for (0 comments)
Local San Diego Builders Using Outrageous Incentives To Seal Deals! - 01/26/11 10:08 AM
Buy downs and other discount are being offer at local new home builders in the San Diego community. With the local real estate market being sluggish, some local area new home builders are offering a variety of financial incentives to spur sales some of which sound almost too good to be true. Shea Homes offered a 1.875 interest rate for thefirst year on a 30 year fixed rate mortgage. That's a full two points below a 3.875 percent mortgage Shea was offering a few months earlier one eight Chula Vista homes and better than last weeks lowest mortgages for 30-year fixed (1 comments)
Population--- is approximately $125,000 give or take.
Miles of Coast line ---- Nearly 7 miles.
Median Age: 41
Total Square miles ---42
Average High Temperatures ---68 degrees in January (coldest month) and 84 in August (hottest month.)
Average rainfall---10 inches.
Number of Parks: 25 and one municipal golf course, The Crossings @ Carlsbad.
Number of Lagoons: 3 ---Buena Vista, Agua Hedionda & Batiquitos.
Trials-more than 40 miles of trails are maintained by the City of Carlsbad.
Open Space---more than a third of the city is set (0 comments)
Get Your Credit Card Out Toll Road Ca 125 In Chula Vista, Ca. Is Accepting. - 01/23/11 07:03 PM
Paying by credit card is coming to Chula Vista, Ca toll road Ca125 know as The South Bay Expressway. Starting this Monday - January 24,2011, this toll road first credit card machines will go into operation at the Olympic Parkway ramp booth. By mid-February, machines will be operating at all of the roadway's toll ramps as well as the Otay Mesa Toll Plaza. This is something our customers have asked us for, if you don't have Fastrak now you don't have to worry about having cash or the exact toll amount with you. Just insert and remove your credit card just (2 comments)
"New" Surfboard Ride Being Developed @ WaveJet In Santee, Ca. - 01/22/11 01:42 PM
WaveJet Technologies, based in , Santee, California, is debuting its most recent line of self-propelled surfboards. WaveJet employs a patented miniaturized jet drive that helps boards & other watercraft travel at a pace of 8 to 10 knots in still water about three times faster than paddling. Lifeguards, for instance can reach swimmers and boats quicker and kayakers can cruise against strong currents and wind. This new technology and related gear was at the Surf Expo in Orlando, Fla. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ (1 comments)
Coming To San Diego, Ca. Shuttle Service To Convention Center & Beyond! - 01/22/11 12:42 PM
The Port of San Diego has been awarded a $625,00 federal grant to implement waterfront shuttle service between the San Diego Convention Center & The Cabrillo National Monument. Local port official said the money will be used to implement the proposed Cabrillo Circulator Shuttle, which would take visitors along a route of approximately 12 miles. It will run from the convention center along Harbor Drive, through the Point Loma community to the Cabrillo Monument and tide pools. With the upcoming shuttle service, several stops have been included: Seaport Village: Local Cruise ship terminals. USS Midway Museum. America's Cup Harbor. The funds (3 comments)
Luxury Park Hyatt Aviara Resort-Carlsbad, Ca. Gets Second Chance! - 01/21/11 10:39 AM
The swanky Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbads, Ca. will get a new lease on life today when the owners of the 329 room resort are schedule to announce a five-year extension their $186 million loan. This provides the resort with tremendous amount of financial stability & manageable debt service going forward for the next year. The hotel open in 1997. Talks are under way to continual improvement on the product, thats already in place. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, was thrown into turmoil last year when Broadreach ousted the operator. Four Seasons replaced it with the Hyatt chain's top luxury (1 comments)
Local San Marcos, Ca. Water District Gives Rewards To Customers! - 01/18/11 07:27 PM
As customers come up with more innovative ways to conserve water, Vallecitos Water District coming up with more innovative ways to reward them. Starting this month Vallecitos field crews will be part of a new program where they will drive past front yards distribute letters of recognition to customers that exemplify unique or exceptional examples of a water-efficient landscape. In addition to thanking the residents being leaders in the community the letters will also contain a nice surprise ---donated gift cards from local businesses. By collaborating with local businesses in the community Vallecitos was able to secure the donation of gift (0 comments)
City of San Marcos, Ca. Plans To Expand Local Parks. - 01/16/11 10:50 AM
The City of San Marcos plans to significantly expand current parks by designing and building an additional five new parks in the next few years. This will bring the total number of parks located within the City boundaries to 17 neighborhood/community parks and 12 mini-parks. The City of San Marcos has just launched it 18th park called Buelow Park, names after the City of San Marcos, first mayor on January 15, 2011. Stop by and enjoy.
Long Winded Or Just Plain Greedy? - 01/16/11 08:12 AM
Ever wonder why some deed description are so verbose? Particularly properties surveyed before the turn of the century? Deed preparers got two cents a word to transcribe sale information onto heavy parchment paper. Consider this example: Received the day of the date of the above written indenture from the above name Christian Cornelious the sum of Two Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00) the full consideration hereof, in hand well and truly paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged. Translated. "Paid In Full" That will be .82 cents. Long winded or just plain greedy? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ (0 comments)
Coming Back To Sea World San Diego,Ca -Dining With Shaum! - 01/15/11 11:01 AM
Ever wanted to have your own personal ring side seat for what its like to look a killer whale in the eye, well, it won't be long before dining with Shaum is back at the San Diego Sea World. You will be seated eye level with this killer whale, this event will be held just for a limited time. A buffet lunch/dinner will be served and your proximity to Shaum is so very close that you will be hard press to fit his entire killer whales body into your camera's view finder. If you are on the proverbial fence about attending such an (0 comments)
Sad News For The Employee's Of Avarado Hospital, In San Diego, Ca. - 01/13/11 10:08 AM
Two Hundred Forty nine pink slips were sent out this week to employees of Alvarado hospital in San Diego Ca. Letters were mailed to 249 employees, including 91 nurses that gave a 60 day notice of termination effective March 13. Other positions slated for elimination run hospital wide, although the pharmacy may be among the hardest hit, with 10 pharmacists and 13 technicians slated for layoffs. Alvarado's owners Prime Healthcare Services issued a statement saying the layoffs were due to a reorganization & multimillion-dollar reductions in state and federal funding. Having its contract with the states prison system terminated on 12/31/2010. Left (1 comments)
Charter School Coming To Vista, Ca. Soon. - 01/13/11 08:41 AM
An Escondido based charter school plans to open a satellite campus in Vista, Ca. The Classical Academy has been looking to expand into Vista for the last couple of years. Classical Academy will open a satellite campus in Vista's business park in February 2011. The 12,000 square foot building was recently vacated by another charter school. North County Trade Tech High School which moved to a larger campus.
The campus will serve students in kindergarten through 12th grade who now commute to one of the school's two campuses in Escondido or the Coastal Academy in Oceanside,. Classical Academy serves children (0 comments)
Voicemail Etiquette - 01/12/11 03:44 AM
Voicemail etiquette, I know its happen to us all, we go to make a call & reach a person voicemail, what is annoying is a message that states so & so will be out of the out until December 28, and its January 15, or you wait patiently for the message to end and yes you need to speak to a Representative/assistant or preferably to a live breathing person--- leave three messages much to your chagrin with no return calls. Or the flip side you are left a message and you need to replay the message several times before you can understand (6 comments)
City of Vista, California to Sideline Ambulance: - 01/11/11 01:18 PM
The City of Vista, Ca. is determining which of the four ambulances will be taken out of service. The City of Vista has decided to remove one of the ambulances due to budget issues,many residents are up in arms about this reason development, that will mean slower responding time. Fire Chief Gary Fisher said he expects the ambulance to be taken out of service Tuesday or as late as Saturday. What is of concern also is the border drop -- agreements has yet to be reached. Probably the ambulance is to be cut from Fire Station No.3 in norther Vista on Old (1 comments)
Local Real Estate Economy Impacted By Buyers Uncertainty! - 01/10/11 08:26 AM
What seem to be a local turn around in our housing market in the early part of 2010, came to a grinding halt mid year, with government incentives expiring buyers have raised the cautious flag on moving ahead with purchasing a home. As to when the checker flag will be out again is up for speculation. Buyers locally have adapted a attitude of uncertainty/lack of confidence. With many buyers leaning to the side of just "waiting it out" instead of buying. With sales declining from mid year 2010 --buyers are saying that prices will be declining some more SO WHY BUY NOW? Real (1 comments)
Robertson Ranch In Carlsbad, Ca Now Building! - 01/09/11 10:40 AM
Housing is popping up @ Robertson Ranch in Carlsbad, Ca. Shapell Homes a Beverly Hills community developer brought 211 acres of land from the Robertson family trust for $30million-plus to build the second half of the ranch. Brookfield Homes: Brought the eastern half 7 now Shapell has purchased the western half. The new project will include 8 to 10 acres of commercial development, probably a shopping center, with apartment buildings, senior housing, affordable housing & townhomes. The master plan allows Shapell to build 680 units. Brookfield portion was partnered with William Lyon Homes & D.R. Horton, Inc. to build 600 homes. (0 comments)
Top Five (Favorite) Kitchen Counter Tops! - 01/08/11 10:29 AM
One of the busiest rooms in a home is the Kitchen, and it were collaborations of all sort take place from what meal is being prepared to mini conferences, school projects. Kitchen counter tops come in all sort of materials, & options which makes it important when selecting counter-tops for a remodeling job or new construction. Here are the top five -favorite countertop choices. Granite, for those with a desire for the best, and deep pockets, is the number one choice for those that are looking to remodel, or new home construction. Granite is graded on a A B C level, with C being the (2 comments)
Tasting Room Opening For Olive Oil Company In Solana Beach, California. - 01/07/11 07:38 AM
Temecula Olive Oil Company is opening its third retail tasting room in the design district in Solana Beach, California, in late November 2010. Store is located @ 342 S. Cedros Ave. Solana Beach, Ca. General managers Alexa Hokanson as at there sister location in Old Town Temecula & Old Town San Diego the Temecula Olive Oil Co. Solana Beach offers complimentary tasting of cold, pressed extra virgin oilive oils, and balsamic vinegars. Olive oil is also the main ingredient in locally made soaps, lip balms, lotion sticks, lotion bars, butter for the skin, shampoos & candles. Temecula Olive Oil Co. is (3 comments)
Star Wars Coming To Legoland In Carlsbad, Ca. - 01/07/11 07:05 AM
With Star Wars theme music blaring the President of Legoland announced the newest attraction coming to Legoland in March 2011. Legoland California will be the first theme park to feature a Star Wars theme miniland area to be follow by Legoland Deutschland & Loegoland Biliund. Legoland is located right off Interstate 5 in the town of Carlsbad, California. This location, is nestle in among many other attractions, great Restrauants, Premium Outlet shopping center, Carlsbad State beach, & the famous Carlsbad Flower Field, (Ranuculus flowers). Fresh strawberry picking also right out of the fields when in season.
Open Casting Call For "Hairspray" Being Held In Escondido, Ca. - 01/05/11 09:31 AM
Arts Off Broadway in Escondido, Ca., is seeking energetic dancers and singers of all colors, shapes and sizes, ages 13 & older to audition for its production of the musical "Hairspray" to be performed at the California Center for the Arts, in March. Auditions will be held in Studios 3 & 4 from 6 to 8:30PM. Starting January 6. Participants are required to bring a photo that will be kept, a CD with pre-recorded accompaniment to sing one minute of a song & prepare a 1 minute comedic monologue.
Vacation Patrol Offer For Vacation Homes In Rancho Bernardo, California. - 01/04/11 06:40 PM
San Diego Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol trained by the San Diego Police Department is available to check the homes of vacationing families six days a week for a minimum of five days or maximum of 30. A vacation House check form for permission on the property must be filled out a few days before @ the Rancho Bernardo Police Storefront, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, upstairs in the Library. Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 to 11:30 AM, & 1 to 3:30 PM. Residences that are currently for sale or for rent are not eligible for the program. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
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