Vista fire department plans to renumber units

VISTA — At a recent Vista Fire Protection District meeting, Fire Chief Jeff Hahn talked about a big endeavor the fire department has scheduled in August. According to Hahn, they will be renumbering their components across the north west zone. Hahn pointed out that present numbers are four digits. The reason for instituting a different […]

First pitch: Searching rare series win over LA

Andy Green will helm the Padres through at least 2021 season, since the Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee broke this afternoon. We’ll have player reaction a bit afterwards. For the time being, the Padres are a win away from handing the Dodgers their first series loss since June 5-7, at Dodger Stadium, against the Nationals. Some brief […]

Medical marijuana Accessibility, early polling results discussed

VISTA — At the past Vista City Council Meeting, the dilemma of bud and preliminary polling results were an issue of discussion. Reporting to the council was Assistant City Manager Aly Zimmerman. She started her presentation by describing this agenda item resulted in the spring when team members were directed from the City Council to […]

River sand removal project moving forward

OCEANSIDE — Following a wait for needed permits and final year’s bird nesting season, excess sediment removal in the San Luis Rey River is about to start. “The expected timing for sediment removal, taking ecological constraints into consideration, is by mid-September to mid-March,” Greg Fuderer, senior public affairs specialist for Army Corps of Engineers Los […]

Alternate proposal Could bring homeless tent to Brown Field

From the third-story art studio in which he has painted for 20 decades, George Mullen has experienced an unobstructed view of the rising homeless population in downtown San Diego. “As the years went on, it has gotten dramatically worse downtown,” the native San Diegan said from Studio Revolution in the historical Agents Construction. “One evening […]

Authorities to Offer supplementary service at transit Facility

OCEANSIDE — To curtail offenses in the Oceanside Transit Center, authorities will provide supplementary support on a trial basis. The presence of uniformed police officers is believed to have an important impact in reducing episodes. City Council gave the OK for authorities to enter into a 30-day Court of know with North County Transit District […]

Firefighters extinguish half-acre vegetation fire

Firefighters immediately prevented a plant fire from burning beyond half an acre in the 24000 block of state Route 78 Thursday night. The flame on the east end of Ramona happened around 9 p.m., had a slow rate of speed and didn’t threaten any structures, according to Cal Fire. After extinguishing the flame, dubbed Creek […]

Smoke Across SR-52 canyon made by Movie crew

Fire crews checking on smoke billowing from a Clairemont canyon Wednesday discovered the source: A movie team with a smoke machine. Several motorists called 911 about 7:10 a.m. to report heavy smoke from the canyon south of state Route 52 at the eastbound Genesee Avenue on-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP officers were […]

Mayor’s Minute: As Everywhere, city elections likely headed for a change

The City of Encinitas lately had its at-large election system contested under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001, such as several other North County cities. In mid-July, we received a letter in the Malibu law firm of Shenkman & Hughes, which was demanding that cities and school boards throughout Southern California alter how their […]