City of Del Mar Contractors Using Deadly Chemicals in Public Spaces

Fusilade Used by City of Del Mar ContractorsThe following is an email I sent to Del Mar City Manager Scott Huth on September 7, 2018:

Hi Scott – I hope all is well.

This morning on her 2nd birthday, I was walking my daughter down to the tot lot by the beach.

We stopped to check our mail at the post office and then continued down 15th toward Coast Blvd.  I started smelling noxious chemicals – and then noticed one of the landscapers working on the corner (I assume it is City property) was spraying weed killer.  Before we were overcome with it, I turned around went back up the block and crossed the street.

I have a few questions for you:

1. Were these workers there on a City contract?
2. Does the City know they are using chemical weed killers and spraying them in public without notice or regard to the environment?
3.  Is the City of Del Mar ok with this?
4.  Is anyone thinking about where those chemicals end up?  Gutters, drains, sewers, beach and ocean ….

And most importantly,

5) What can be done to ensure that my daughter is never exposed to dangerous chemicals like in Del Mar again?

Thank you,

Joe Kennedy

To Scott’s credit, he answered the email on the same day, saying the City of Del Mar takes these types of things very seriously and that he would look into it…..   Continue reading “City of Del Mar Contractors Using Deadly Chemicals in Public Spaces”

Open Letter to Senator Maria Cantwell from The Washington State Debate Coalition

Dear Senator Cantwell:
We know that you agree Washington residents deserve highly promoted, visible and accessible candidate debates that are broadcast to voters across the state. That’s why we are especially disappointed in your campaign’s decision not to participate in the two public debates organized by the Washington State Debate Coalition.
We hope you will reconsider.
Publisher’s Note:  Why is Senator Cantwell hiding?  Could it be that she is embarrassed about the way that her party has been acting?  Does she condone and stand for the violence, harassment and smear campaigns that her fellow Democrats apparently think are ok? Continue reading “Open Letter to Senator Maria Cantwell from The Washington State Debate Coalition”

Colocation Northwest Expands Bellevue Data Center to One Megawatt

Bellevue’s Only Public Colocation Data Center Undergoes Significant Upgrade for Multi-Billion Dollar Video Game Publisher

Colocation NorthwestColocation Northwest, a division of IsoFusion, a provider of Internet access and IT services in the Puget Sound region, announced today it has completed upgrades to its Bellevue data center to allow for one megawatt of service capacity.  The data center, located in Bellevue’s Eastgate neighborhood, completed a four-fold capacity increase from 250 kilowatts to one megawatt. The expansion included a state-of-the-art data center wing, immediately occupied by a video game publisher and distributor.
The data center features state-of-the-art power, cooling, fire suppression and security. To comply with the City of Bellevue’s sound impact concerns, Colocation Northwest installed Liebert DSE zero-water cooling units, MC Outdoor Condensers and Econophase pumped refrigerant economizers. Not only is this system whisper quiet, it significantly improves data center efficiencies. Continue reading “Colocation Northwest Expands Bellevue Data Center to One Megawatt”

White Bike Memorial in Del Mar for LA Detective Brian R Villa

White Bike Memorial on Torrey Pines for LA Detective Brian R Villa

This morning while walking home from a nice long beach walk between Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Beach, Ava Kalea and I came across a white bicycle chained to a pole on the side of the bike lane heading south on Camino Del Mar towards Torrey Pines.  I think I noticed this bike because it was painted all white – including the wheels, tires and chain – so we went to examine it.  On the white bike was strapped this flyer:

LA Detective Brian R Villa

When I got home I did some investigating and found this article in Biking in LA about LA County Sheriff’s Detective Brian R Villa getting into an accident while riding in a bicycle race called Orange County Wheelmen’s Amtrak Century.  It is readily apparent that Brian R Villa was a good man who was loved by many.  This really hit home for me, as he was almost a year younger than I – and probably in a lot better condition.  I would like to thank him and his family for his service to our country while in the Marines – and keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.

These Job Sectors are Expected to Grow the Most

If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ll have noticed that unemployment numbers have been decreasing for almost a decade. After the financial crisis, the economy has slowly been improving, and the result is more people finding jobs.
But which job areas are doing the best? If you’re considering a career switch, or you’re just starting off your career, heading towards a job sector that is expected to grow is a good place to start. So with that in mind, here are the job sectors that are expected to grow the most through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Continue reading “These Job Sectors are Expected to Grow the Most”

PACCAR Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

PACCAR Inc’s (Nasdaq: PCAR) Board of Directors declared on September 11, 2018, a quarterly cash dividend of twenty-eight cents ($.28) per share, payable on December 4, 2018, to stockholders of record at the close of business on November 13, 2018.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. The company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ Global Select market, symbol PCAR.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

The core inflation rate slowed to 0.1 percent in August, its lowest rate since April. This brought the year-over-year inflation rate in the core index to 2.2 percent. A 1.9 percent jump in energy prices brought the overall rate to 0.2 percent in August and 2.7 percent over the last year.

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

Core Inflation

Inflation was well contained in almost all areas of the core except shelter. The core index excluding shelter actually fell by 0.1 percent in August. This index is up by just 1.3 percent over the last year and shows no evidence of any acceleration over the last five years.

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Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Over the last several decades, women have made strides in the corporate world, in many cases launching their own enterprises and some taking the helm at Fortune 500 companies.

Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

Sexism

Despite such progress, sexism remains a significant hurdle in business, says Phuong Uyen Tran, a Vietnamese business executive and author of Competing with Giants: How One Family-Owned Company Took on the Multinationals and Won (www.competingwithgiants.net).
“Sexist attitudes are certainly well entrenched in Asia,” says Tran, who is deputy CEO of THP Beverage Group, the leading Vietnamese beverage company founded by her father.

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ResMed ‘s Intrduces Thier CPAP Mask AirFit F30

ResMed (NYSE: RMD) (ASX: RMD) introduced on September 13, 2018, its first minimal-contact full face CPAP mask, AirFit F30, the latest addition to its AirFit mask portfolio, which helps users reduce facial marks, wear glasses in bed and curl up closer to their bed partner.

ResMed ‘s Intrduces Thier CPAP Mask AirFit F30ResMed

Unlike most traditional full face mask cushions, AirFit F30’s sits below the nasal bridge, preventing top-of-the-nose red marks and irritation, and reducing feelings of claustrophobia for some full face wearers.

AirFit F30 also features ResMed’s latest QuietAir vent, so it’s quieter than ambient noise in the bedroom. Plus, magnetic clips make the mask fast and easy to put on and take off, while a one-size-fits-all headgear ensures an accurate, first-time fit.

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Ericsson and T-Mobile $3.5B 5G Agreement

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) recently announced a multi-year, $3.5 billion contract to support T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network deployment. Under the deal, Ericsson will provide T-Mobile with the latest 5G New Radio (NR) hardware and software compliant with 3GPP standards.

Ericsson and T-Mobile $3.5B 5G Agreement Ericsson

Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network to 5G, T-Mobile will leverage Ericsson’s market-leading 5G portfolio to expand existing LTE capacity needs while future-proofing the network.
The contract also encompasses Ericsson’s digital services solutions, including dynamic orchestration, business support systems (BSS) and Ericsson Cloud Core, enabling T-Mobile to rapidly launch innovative and groundbreaking 5G experiences to customers.
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