Monthly Archives: September 2018

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

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… Continue Reading

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 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… Continue Reading

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

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

PACCAR Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend

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… Continue Reading

Core Inflation Slows to 0.1 Percent in August

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… Continue Reading

Sexism Battling Strategies For Millennials

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 Despite such progress, sexism remains a significant hurdle in business, says Phuong Uyen Tran, a Vietnamese business executive and author of… Continue Reading

ResMed ‘s Intrduces Thier CPAP Mask AirFit F30

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 F30 Unlike most… Continue Reading

Ericsson and T-Mobile $3.5B 5G Agreement

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 Bridging from a nationwide LTE Advanced network… Continue Reading