Wednesday, February 23, 2011

whats in your water

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Escondido Creek has high levels of nitrogen and the
Tijuana River has rising levels of raw sewage, including fecal matter, San
Diego Coastkeeper announced today.
The environmental organization released its 2010 Water Quality
Monitoring Data, which tabulates monthly sampling throughout nine of the 11
watersheds in San Diego County.
The high nitrate levels in Escondido Creek could come from fertilizer
runoff, sewage or animal manure, and could clog water flow and impact acquatic
organisms, according to Coastkeeper.
``The Regional Water Quality Control Board does not currently list
Escondido Creek for nitrates,'' said Travis Pritchard, the organization's water
quality lab coordinator. ``We submitted our data showing the elevated levels to
the regulators to be considered under the next listing process. This is how our
Water Quality Monitoring program and its team of volunteers are making San
Diego's water healthier.''
Escondido Creek runs 28 miles from near Lake Wohlford through Elfin
Forest and Rancho Santa Fe to the San Elijo Lagoon.
Raw sewage flows into the Tijuana River during rainstorms and fouls
beaches in the South Bay, according to Coastkeeper.
Pritchard said the data will help government decision-making regarding
bodies of water.

San Diego State Student Frenzy

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego State University students began lining up
today to get their hands on the 2,500 general admission student tickets
available for Saturday's men's basketball showdown with Brigham Young
The tickets won't be handed out until Friday at 4 p.m.
Abigail Goode told NBC 7/39 that she was the first in line outside the
Viejas Arena ticket office at 1:30 a.m., and has since been joined by groups of
The students say working together in groups allows them to attend class
and handle other matters before re-claiming their spot in line, and cover for
others in the group who leave temporarily.
``If you're not in class, you should be here saving spots in line,''
Goode said.
Other students were splitting their gatherings between the ticket office
and the Viejas Arena gate, which is scheduled to open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday --
90 minutes ahead of the contest, which will be nationally televised on CBS.
Camping out for basketball tickets is typical at hoops hotbeds like Duke
University, but is only a recent phenomenon in San Diego, where the Aztecs
have compiled a best-ever record of 27-1 and climbed to a No. 6 national
Excitement for the game also extended to City Hall, where Mayor Jerry
Sanders encouraged San Diegans to wear red and black, the school's colors, on
Friday, when a downtown rally is scheduled for 10 a.m.
City Councilman Kevin Faulconer, an SDSU alumnus, placed a sign in his
office window that reads ``Brigham Down Aztecs!''
The Aztecs are seeking to avenge their only loss of the season in the
game against the No. 7 Cougars.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Missing Woman

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Downey woman.

Amy Serrano was last seen late last night at the La Cita Bar in Los Angeles.

Serrano is Hispanic- Five feet tall, one hundred pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information call the Downey Police.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Ft. Hood update

The Muslim Public Affairs Council condemned today's fatal shootings at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
The Executive Director of the organization said he also wants to learn more about the both the gunmen,Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and the shooting.
``Our entire organization extends its heartfelt condolences to the
families of those killed as well as to those wounded and their loved ones,''
said Salam Al-Marayati, executive director of MPAC. ``We stand in solidarity
with law enforcement and the U.S. military to maintain the safety and security
of all Americans.''
Hasan was a 40-year-old Army medical worker who was about to be deployed to Iraq at the end of the month.
Two other soldiers were detained for questioning but were later released.
Thirteen people were killed and 30 were wounded in the shooting.
More details to come as we learn them

Thursday, September 24, 2009

SAG new President

Ken Howard has been elected president of the Screen Actors Guild.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Station Fire Update

Firefighters are focusing today on the eastern and western flanks of the Station Fire.

Investigators say the cause of this massive blaze is a result of arson.

Since it broke out more than a week ago, the fire has claimed the lives of two firefighters and scorched 147,418 acres -- 230 square miles -- and was 56 percent contained as of Monday night.

Full containment is projected in a week.The fire has destroyed 64 residences, three commercial buildings and 27 outbuildings.

suicide strikes young teen

NORTHRIDGE -- A died today in an apparent sucide after being struck by a train.
The collision occurred at around 3:40 in the afternoon on Nordhoff Street and Business Center Drive.
The woman, described as being between the ages of 19 and 21, is believed
to have committed suicide and left a note in her purse, which she placed
right next to the tracks, said Lt. Steven Stein.