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Fire chief addresses response times with One Paseo

Fire chief addresses response times with One Paseo

CARMEL VALLEY — A mixed-use development slated for the corner of Del Mar Heights Road and El Camino Real will negatively affect emergency response times, according to an April 14 memo from Javier Mainar, fire chief for the city of San Diego.

‘Above normal’ fire season predicted for this year

‘Above normal’ fire season predicted for this year

REGION — The green tops of brush filling the canyons and terrain throughout San Diego County is merely masking a potentially dangerous situation.

Bringing bonobos to the forefront

Bringing bonobos to the forefront

Solana Beach resident looks to raise awareness of the fourth great ape

North County Earth Day healing fest

North County Earth Day healing fest

VISTA — Organic gardens, music, art, plant sales and healing arts were celebrated for Earth Day at Alta Vista Gardens on April 12.

Marines dedicate 4 more ocean-view cottages

Marines dedicate 4 more ocean-view cottages

CAMP PENDLETON — With four new cottages dedicated on April 15, a project to provide low-cost vacation rentals to active duty and retired military personnel is one-third complete.

Residents voice opposition to Escondido’s charter proposal

Residents voice opposition to Escondido’s charter proposal

ESCONDIDO — Local residents expressed opposition to and confusion about City Council’s proposition to place a revised charter city proposal on the November ballot during a public hearing on Wednesday.

Police aim to make neighborhoods safer with visual upgrades

Police aim to make neighborhoods safer with visual upgrades

ESCONDIDO — In his 17 years working as an officer for the Escondido Police Department (EPD), Detective Jeff Valdivia has noticed a correlation between gangs and dilapidated neighborhoods.

MiraCosta appoints interim superintendent

MiraCosta appoints interim superintendent

REGION — Prompted by the resignation of MiraCosta College’s Superintendent/ President Dr. Francisco Rodriguez in mid-March, the school’s Board of Trustees acted by appointing Dr. Dick Robertson as interim superintendent and president.

SeaWorld crews busy with marine mammal rescue calls last weekend

SeaWorld crews busy with marine mammal rescue calls last weekend

Numbers of rescues lower than that of last year though

Escondido develops ‘critical’ recycled water project

ESCONDIDO — The city of Escondido has approved initial plans for new recycled water and potable water reuse systems with the intention of securing a local, drought-proof water source for future generations.