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Judge Issues Tentative Ruling On Carbon Offsets For New Development | KPBS

San Diego County’s plans to approve thousands of new homes this summer could be hampered by a court’s tentative ruling this week.

A Superior Court judge has tentatively ruled in favor of the Sierra Club’s petition for a stay in a case involving how to compensate for increased greenhouse gas emissions from new housing development.

Sierra Club attorney Josh Chatten-Brown said the County of San Diego promised in 2011 to be a leader in fighting climate change. He said the county planned to offset increased carbon emissions from new housing developments with programs to improve air quality within San Diego County.

The suit says the county is now approving new housing developments but promising to mitigate for increased greenhouse gas emissions with carbon offsets elsewhere in the world.

The lawsuit attempting to block this strategy could set a precedent, Chatten-Brown said.

“Throughout the state, agencies are looking at San Diego to see what happens here, so I do think there is a real potential to have state-wide impact,” he said.

Chatten-Brown said the county needs to find programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within the county, rather than buying credits in other parts of the world.

“There’s plenty of county land, including the port, in which there is potential to create offset projects,” Chatten-Brown said. “The county, for whatever reason, decided not to go that route and allowed developers to go international.”

The lawsuit could affect Newland Sierra, a proposed master-planned development of more than 2,000 new homes in North County that the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is poised to consider later this month.

San Diego, like the rest of the state, is facing a shortage of housing. The question of how to make up for increased carbon emissions generated by increased traffic is one of several hurdles the region is facing as it struggles to expand to meet the demands of a growing population.

Source: Judge Issues Tentative Ruling On Carbon Offsets For New Development | KPBS

2018 North County 4th of July Fireworks

2018 North County San Diego  4th of July Fireworks

San Marcos 4th of July Celebration
Location: Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos
The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration either entertainment by Liquid Blue at 6 PM. Fireworks begin at 9 PM. Those attending are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating.

Oceanside’s 130th Anniversary and Independence Celebration »
Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road
The City of Oceanside Fireworks Show will take place on Tuesday, July 3, starting at 9 PM. There will be music and food trucks. Recommended viewing location: Rancho Del Oro Road between Mesa Drive and Oceanside Blvd. Parking is in the business park, bring a beach chair, and walk to viewing location.

Fourth of July at the Fair »
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
The San Diego County Fair’s fireworks show starts about 9 PM at the west end of the racetrack. You can see the fireworks from many parts of the Fairgrounds.

Red, White, and BOOM »
Location: LEGOLAND California, 1 Legoland Dr, Carlsbad.
The celebration lasts from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm with fireworks at 8:30 pm. All Red, White and BOOM! activities are included in the cost of admission to LEGOLAND California.

Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration »
2018 Fireworks at Mira Mesa High School
The day begins with a Pancake Breakfast at the Mira Mesa Senior Center from 7 AM to 11 AM, hosted by the Black Mountain Masonic Lodge. Family Fun Day in the Park opens at 11 am with food vendors and entertainment. The annual 4th of July Parade steps off at 11:30 am from the corner of Mira Mesa Blvd and Greenford Drive, traveling down Mira Mesa Blvd and turning north on Camino Ruiz to end at New Salem. Family Fun Day continues until 9 pm, and the Park provides a front row seat for the Fireworks Extravaganza.

Scripps Ranch Fourth of July Run and Ride»
Location: Red Cedar Drive and Aviary Drive, San Diego
Celebrate the 4th of July by being active and being part of the 41st Annual 10K Race & Fun Run and the 32nd Annual Bike Rides. Choose from two running races, the 10K and the 2 Mile Fun Run, or from three bike rides, the 12, 28 or 50-mile bike ride. Get outside and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Miramar Lake, Hoyt Park, and other areas of North County. The event lasts from 6 to 10 AM. There will also be a beer garden to celebrate.

Fourth of July and Fireworks in Poway »
Location: Lake Poway High School, 15500 Espola Road, Poway
Gates for the fireworks show at Lake Poway High School Stadium open at 6 PM. There will be games, activities and a DJ spinning tunes. Fireworks begin at 9 PM. Admission is $5 per person at the gate, but children 11 and under are free.

Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth »
Location: Athletic Field of Bernardo Heights Middle School, 12990 Paseo Lucido, Rancho Bernardo
The evening opens at 6 PM with live music by the local “Us” band. Rancho Bernardo’s “Sky Concert” and fireworks display will begin at 9 PM. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Seating is on the grass and those attending are encouraged to bring blankets or lawn chairs. Parking is free in the student parking lot off Avenida Venusto. A donation of $10 per person or $20 for a family is requested at the entrance of the event to support the fireworks show.

Vista Independence Day Celebration »
Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Dr., Vista
This event features music by the Mar Dels at on the amphitheater stage at 7:35 PM. The fireworks display will begin at 9 PM. The park opens at 7 AM. The amphitheater opens at 5 PM. Admission to the amphitheater is $5 per person. Admission for children five and under, active and retired military members and their family are free. Parking in the park is $15 per car and $30 per recreational vehicle.

Escondido’s Annual July 4th festival and fireworks »
Location: Grape Day Park and The Center’s “Great Green,” 321 N Broadway, Escondido
This free community event features rockin’ live music by Moonlight Trio, Finnegan Blue, and Casey Hensley, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. The day’s festivities will conclude with a special performance by the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band and, of course, dazzling fireworks display starting at 9:00 pm. The festival begins at 4 PM. The festivities will conclude with a performance by Camp Pendleton’s 1st Marine Division Band and the fireworks display starting at 9 PM. There will also be a ticketed VIP beer tasting event from 4 to 9 PM. The festival is free and open to the public.

Temecula’s Fourth of July Extravaganza »
Location: Ronald Reagan Sports Park, 30875 Rancho Vista Rd, Temecula
Festivities start at 2 PM but the park opens at 6 AM. There will be a kid’s zone and food vendors, with entertainment on the main stage from 2 to 9 PM. Fireworks start at 9 PM.

North County cities launch Innovate78 to drive regional job creation

In an unparalleled show of collaboration, the five North County cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista have launched Innovate78, a branding and economic development initiative that will collectively promote the 78 Corridor as a magnet for talent, companies and investment. Home to more than 600,000 residents and 200,000 innovative businesses, the initiative will continue to fuel regional job creation.

“North County is not only a great place to live, but also a great place to build a company and work. Through this collaboration, Innovate78 is about showing the rest of the world what North County is all about,” said Matt Hall, Mayor of Carlsbad.

The announcement was made at a launch event at Cal State San Marcos this morning, where the five Mayors of each of the cities laid out their plan for prosperity and growth along the 78 Corridor, and unveiled a new website, Innovate78.com. The website will serve as a resource for the cities to attract and retain companies, as well as for companies to attract and retain a skilled workforce.

“We see the benefits in collectively promoting the 78 Corridor cities. For the past two years, we’ve collaborated side-by-side to ensure that we’re recruiting and retaining businesses together. This website will ensure that we’re sending the right message to businesses and employers about the 78 Corridor,” said Jim Wood, Mayor of Oceanside.

Innnovate78.com includes many interactive features including testimonials from companies, resources for building a business, a job portal, content about educational institutions and opportunities and information about living and getting around on the 78 Corridor. Additionally, it also highlights attractions, educational institutions and prominent industries, such as life sciences, craft beer (specialty food & beverages), and manufacturing. A map detailing innovative employers, attractions and interest points along the 78 Corridor will be rolled out next month.

Jim Desmond, Mayor of San Marcos said,“Innovate78 serves as a tool to promote job creation along the Corridor. The business of economic development is changing. If we want to be effective, the goal is not to poach jobs from other regions, but to create jobs and explain why building a business along the 78 Corridor matters. Promoting the culture of North County – particularly for the younger, millennial demographic – is also an essential part of our marketing strategy.”

The initiative is still in its infancy, but has already had much success. Last year, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap, which was headquartered in Escondido, announced it had outgrown its local headquarters. Working together, the cities were able to move the innovative company to a 130,000-square foot facility in Vista, keeping them along the corridor, where they were able to retain employees.

“We have always been a collaborative city, but working with Escondido on the Dr. Bronner’s expansion showed us the true benefit of this partnership. Employees of Dr. Bronner’s contribute to the economy of all five North County cities. Because of the Innovate78 initiative, we will see more collaboration like this in our future,“ said Judy Ritter, Mayor of Vista.

There have been other early successes: In December, the five cities pulled together a roundtable with leaders from the diagnostics industry, a growing and diverse industry along the 78 Corridor. Based on that conversation, UC San Diego Extension, a major driver of industry talent, was able to adapt its model for training clinical laboratory scientists to better meet the needs of the diagnostics industry in the region, as well as the for the region’s health systems.

“Innovate78 is by no means the end of the effort for the five cities. It marks the beginning of a new partnership and a new way of thinking about regional economic growth. Anchored by a comprehensive economic development strategy, the cities will use the brand as a vehicle for growth”, said Sam Abed, Mayor of Escondido. “It’s just the beginning.”

Businesses are encouraged to leverage, and link to, the website to help attract employees and promote their North County location. For more information about the initiative, please reach out to Matt Sanford at San Diego Regional EDC at info@innovate78.com.

2012 North County San Diego Independence Day Fireworks Schedule

2012 North County San Diego Independence Day Fireworks Schedule (All dates are 7/4 except La Costa on 7/1)

La Costa Resort and Spa (Visible from San Elijo Hills):

7/1  (NOTE THE DATE) Fireworks display (for hotel guests and registered members only). Will probably have a second show 7/4. www.lacosta.com.

San Marcos: Bradley Park
9 p.m. Food and music are part of the celebration beginning at 6 p.m. 465 S. Rancho Santa Fe.

Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Carnival games, jumpers and food sales available on-site. Funded entirely by donations from the businesses and citizens of San Marcos. To contribute, please send your tax deductible donations to:

San Marcos Fireworks Fund
3 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-9000

Donate NOW!

Rancho Bernardo: Bernardo Heights Middle School
9 p.m.
During the day, a Community Fair at Webb Park. Fireworks and Evening Entertainment at the Bernardo Heights Middle School! Presented by the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Council. Suggested Donation – $20 per family/$5 per individual.
6:00 p.m. – Gates open
6:30 p.m. – Evening Entertainment with Grammy Award winning artists Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek (Set 1)
7:30 p.m. – 2012 RB Idol Winners Perform
8:00 p.m. – Evening Entertainment with Grammy Award winning artists Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek (Set 2)
9:00 p.m. – Fireworks Bernardo Heights Middle School.

Poway: Poway High School

9 p.m.  Celebrate our country’s independence “turn-of-the-twentieth-century-style” at the Old-fashioned Fourth of July at Old Poway Park. Fireworks display at Poway High at 9 p.m.

Escondido: Grape Day Park
9 p.m.  This annual 4th of July celebration invites the community for a festive afternoon of picnicking in the park while enjoying live entertainment, free art activities, games and more. The event will conclude with a dazzling fireworks display in Grape Day Park set to begin at approximately 9:00 p.m. 321 N. Broadway.

Carlsbad: Legoland
8:30 p.m. included with admission.

San Diego County Fair: Del Mar Fairgrounds
9 p.m. included with admission.

Park Hyatt Resort Aviara
7/4- 4th of July Fireworks Show. Locals  gather on the Aviara golf course to watch a  display. www.parkaviara.hyatt.com.

Camp Pendleton
7/4 -Ken Grody Ford Beach Bash is reserved for military members and their families. Del Mar Beach, located on Camp Pendleton, will host a bbq and shoot of fireworks at 9 p.m.

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July 4th Fireworks in San Diego County | KPBS.org


The San Diego County Fair – The Fair will kick off its July 4th celebration with a concert by the Navy Band Southwest at 7:30, followed by Fireworks at 9 p.m. Smokey Robinson is the headliner for the and will take to the stage at approx. 9:30 p.m.

Camp Pendleton – Del Mar Beach: Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. and will be synchronized to KYXY Radio’s patriotic music.

Escondido Grape Day Park – Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and head to Grape Day Park on July 4 for a fun-filled, star-spangled celebration! Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. and will be synchronized to KYXY Radio’s patriotic music.

San Marcos: Bradley Park – The festivities will kick off with live music at 6:15 followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Vista: Brengle Terrace Park – The 41st annual Red, White & Boom Independence Day Celebration will light up the sky on Saturday, July 4 in the newly renovated Moonlight Amphitheatre. The annual Independence Day Celebration held in Brengle Terrace Park, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, is free to the public with fireworks scheduled to begin at 9 p.m

LEGOLAND California’s Red, White and BOOM! Celebration – Legoland celebrates July 4th with family picnic games and entertainment including special performances by The Jumpitz children’s entertainment group. The fireworks will begin at 8:30 p.m.

Poway’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration – The celebration begins at 7 p.m. with entertainment and games. The fireworks are set to begin at 9 p.m.

via July 4th Fireworks in San Diego County | KPBS.org.

Post from San Elijo Hills running group

Hey Runners,

It looks like we will have a good group to kick off our weekly track workouts. Our first one will be next Wednesday, April 23rd at 6 PM (6 seemed to work better for most people). Feel free to bring your kids to play while you run, but the school has asked me to make sure that no dogs are on the premises.

The track is located at the San Elijo Middle School on the corner of Elfin Forest Rd. E. and Schoolhouse Way. This will be a great chance to run at your own pace without fear of getting dropped or going too slow. This workout is for all levels and will pay dividends like no other. You can park at the access gate on Schoolhouse Way or in the main parking lot of the San Elijo Middle School.

A disclaimer: I am not a certified coach, although I am an expert at keeping time with a stopwatch. So, if you just want to come to the track and do your own workout, that is fine with me. Otherwise, plan on doing a one mile time-trial. This will not be a race, but a benchmark so you can measure your progress. Here is the plan:

6 – 6:10 warm up
6:10 – 6:20 stretch
6:20 – 6:30 (or whenever you finish) one mile (4 lap) time trial at 80-85% effort
6:30 – 6:45 cool down

Please bring water, a watch (with a HR monitor if you have one) and a towel if stretching on the grass bothers you.

No charge for the workouts.

Please email me with any questions. Hope you can make it,