Archives for: March 2008
A councilwoman said Thursday that the panel's decision this week to study the potential purchase of county-owned land was another example of an item being put forth for a routine vote when it really required more discussion.
On March 26th, a fee study will be reviewed to determine if fees should be increased in the San Dieguito Water District. The study has not been located on the city website. The city's document organization is fractured so it is difficult to confirm the absence of the study.
Let us know if you can find it.
NCT Many people worked for President Ronald Reagan, but only a handful are considered to be among his closest advisers; included on that short list is Edwin Meese.
Meese, who worked alongside Reagan for more than 30 years, will be imparting personal anecdotes and leadership lessons left by the former president at an upcoming fundraiser for Friends of Ronald Reagan Sports Park, a local nonprofit organization.
In his keynote speech, the former attorney general and Reagan's longtime policy adviser said he will stress the importance of being a concerned and proactive citizen.
"Too often people are so absorbed with everything from the Internet to their own affairs that they sometimes neglect serving the community as well," he said.
Reports from the county grand jury don't usually get much attention. A recent one should be the exception.
Earlier this month the grand jury released a report on San Diego's water future. While we've heard a lot in the last year about water problems, it typically involves pleas by water authorities for people to conserve water.
UT Sprinter ready to run at last
fter three decades of planning and $478 million in construction costs, the North County Transit District will launch its Sprinter passenger train tomorrow. ETA note: The Escondido Avenue station will not be open.
NCT Sprinter project fined $685K for pollution
ust days away from its long-awaited Sunday opening, North County's Sprinter light rail project has been fined $685,000 for polluting Buena Vista Lagoon, Loma Alta Creek and Lake San Marcos with sediment that environmental groups say could kill the waterways.
NCT The Sprinter's long road to today
When Sprinter trains carry their first paying passengers as early as this morning, the trip will represent the culmination of a long and often divisive quest to reinvent public transportation in North County.
It took three decades of planning, design, engineering and politics to bring the Sprinter to its opening day. Though many have questioned the wisdom of the new $480 million rail link between Escondido and Oceanside, few would deny the tenacity it took to bring the project to fruition.
UT Sprinter's problems being ironed out
For the North County Transit District, it's not going to be enough that the new Sprinter trains run on time when they are scheduled to begin carrying passengers next Sunday.
...A team from the University of California Berkeley is studying the traffic signals along the Sprinter corridor, and Bullock said he hopes that research eventually will help.