Another section of cliff between the train tracks and the Pacific Ocean has collapsed into the sea. It slowed down train service throughout the morning (we noticed that as the trains passed much more slowly through Del Mar) and took out a portion of a trail used by surfers to get to the beach.
This is at least the 4th partial collapse in recent months. One has to wonder how much longer the Amtrack and Coaster trains will be able to operate safely on the same tracks …
The 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?
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:
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.
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 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.
Kyocera has been awarded Mexico’s highest honor for environmental protection — the national “Recognition of Environmental Excellence” award — for the third consecutive year. Presented by Mexico’s Federal Environmental Protection Agency (PROFEPA), the award recognizes state-of-the-art environmental compliance practices at Kyocera’s manufacturing facilities in Tijuana, Baja California, especially the reduction of energy and water consumption. Kyocera was one of 58 companies in Mexico to receive the “Excellence” award, and one of just seven to receive the award for three consecutive years.
Kyocera ‘s Award for Third Consecutive Year
This award recognizes Kyocera’s ongoing environment programs in multiple areas including environmental management systems, social participation, education, emergency preparedness, and emergency response. It strives to increase water-use efficiency at its Tijuana facilities each year as well.
Patricia Caro, Outside Sales Professional at FASTSIGNSⓇ of San Diego – Mira Mesa, received the Bronze Sales Award at the 2018 FASTSIGNS Outside Sales Summit recently held in Arlington, Texas. This award recognizes sales employees who achieved sales of $300,000 to $499,999 during the 12-month period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
Mira Mesa ‘s FastSigns Top Performance Award
Caro is one of 82 Outside Sales Professionals to receive the Bronze Sales Award. Catherine Monson, President and CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., the franchisor of almost 700 independently owned and operated FASTSIGNS locations worldwide, presented the award.
Caro was also recognized with the Outside Sales Certification Award, which is presented to sales professionals who complete an extensive certification program including curriculum and activities designed to heighten and expand sales skills. Upon completion of the program, recipients receive the distinction of ‘Certified FASTSIGNS Sales Executive.’
Organics Unlimited, San Diego-based grower and distributor of organic tropical fruit, will celebrate its 13th annual GROW Month throughout the month of September.
Organics Unlimited Celebrating GROW Month
The GROW Month celebration raises awareness of GROW’s social responsibility programs. These programs promote sustainability, education and health care to underserved communities in banana growing regions of Mexico and Ecuador through the sale of organic bananas.
Since 2005, through retailer and distributor support, GROW organic banana purchases have provided more than $2 million in aid. A percentage derived from the purchase of each box of GROW organic bananas is earmarked for the GROW fund. These funds are used for youth educational programs, health clinics and dental and vision care in Mexico, clean water and early childhood education programs in Ecuador, disaster relief and environmental initiatives.
On August 28, 2018, T-Mobile unveiled the AT&T and Verizon #HallofLame sand sculpture at the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition, built by Archisand Professional Sand Sculptors. The Un-carrier is applying a little “pier” pressure to get Verizon and AT&T to treat customers better, calling out the carriers for charging customers tons of extra taxes and fees, forcing them to endure frustrating phone mazes and bots when they need help and more.
T-Mobile ‘s Message To AT&T and Verizon
“No matter how many times I’ve told the carriers to listen to customers and do what they tell you, they just won’t listen – they’ve got their heads in the sand, so we’ll try to reach them where they’re at…in the sand,” said John Legere. “AT&T and Verizon, it’s time for change – stop gouging customers. Kill your phone maze. Give customers technology for today, not relics from yester-year. It’s time to take another page from the Un-carrier book and treat your customers like rock stars!”
The Broadway Pier and Pavilion in the Port of San Diego: 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
Video and photos of the sand sculpture will also be available today on the T-Mobile Newsroom at: https://www.t-mobile.com/news/heads-in-the-sand.
Friday, August 31 – Monday, September 3
Friday, August 31 Preview Night – 5pm – 9pm
Saturday, September 1: 10am – 9pm
Sunday, September 2: 10am – 9pm
Monday, September 3: 10am – 7pm
T-Mobile thinks every customer ought to be treated like a rock star – yep, even carrier customers. And the Un-carrier takes rock star treatment seriously – T-Mobile ONE customers get unlimited LTE data on America’s best unlimited network, Netflix included on family plans, free stuff every Tuesday, incredible Live Nation and Pandora extras, free texting all flight long and a free hour of Gogo Wi-Fi…and, of course, taxes and fees included. PLUS, T-Mobile recently unveiled their revolutionary customer care model – postpaid customers now get a dedicated Team of Experts – no bots, no bouncing, no BS.
Team of Experts is for our postpaid wireless customers. Qualifying service required for T-Mobile Tuesdays.
Fusion of Traditional Media and Modern Technologies at Maker Faire San Diego. The San Diego Art Institute brings groundbreaking art to Maker Faire San Diego, October 6-7. Distinctive programming for the weekend event will include artist lectures and interactive art activities inspired by the exhibition Beyond the Age of Reason. This exhibit features artists who use traditional media and modern technologies to contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture.
Fusion of Traditional Media and Modern Technologies at Maker Faire San Diego
BEYOND THE AGE OF REASON
Beyond the Age of Reason features artists who contemplate how faith meshes with contemporary life, the role of ritual and symbolism, and the metamorphosis of traditional symbols as they become immersed in popular culture. Using materials and principles of design that place them firmly in the world of contemporary art, this show incorporates both traditional media and modern technologies.
This exhibition is multicultural and addresses many faiths, as seen through the filter of artists who pose questions, make comparisons, find commonalities, challenge customs and encourage discussion. Some viewers may find parts of these works irreverent, but the presence of religious iconography in contemporary art indicates that questions of faith are still relevant. Throughout history, artists and their images have played an integral part in shaping religion and religious leaders have found power in pictures, often commissioning artists to create works to validate or nullify beliefs. Beyond the Age of Reason acknowledges these historical underpinnings of faith-based iconography as the exhibition’s individual artists put this iconography through its full range of plastic possibilities.