Jovanhy Martinez is committed to hard work, and it shows. A defender for the men’s soccer team, who graduated in May with a 3.96 GPA in Mechanical Engineering, Martinez was recently named MiraCosta College’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year. “It’s a huge honor,” Jovanhy says. “I wasn’t expecting it.”
John Redford has 20 years of experience as a real estate investor, residential property developer, and manager. He and his wife Margo have been North County residents for over 30 years, and have lived in the Fire Mountain area of Oceanside since 2014. John holds degrees in music and library science and serves as organist at SonRise Christian Fellowship in Fallbrook. He also plays piano professionally at private parties and charitable events. Hear John play online.
A COVID-19 Business Sector telebriefing will be held on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM for an online forum and Q&A in light of today’s County press briefing and announcement of Public Health Order changes effective at midnight, June 30, 2020.
Editor’s Note: This feature highlights water utility employees in the San Diego region working during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure a safe, reliable and plentiful water supply. The water industry is among the sectors that are classified as essential. Ron Lutge, City of Oceanside Chief Plant Operator, is the Water Utility Hero of the Week.
Water Utility Hero of the Week: Ron Lutge
Job/Agency: City of Oceanside Chief Plant Operator
Rep. Mike Levin and Orange County Representatives Press OCHCA for More Information on COVID-19 Testing Disparities
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) led a letter with Representatives Gil Cisneros (CA-39), Katie Porter (CA-45), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), and Linda Sanchez (CA-38) pressing the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) for more information regarding testing disparities between Orange County and other counties.
For Southern California residents, preparing and protecting your home or business in the event of a wildfire is a daily reality.
You're invited to join a Roundtable Discussion on the Impact of the Coronavirus on Tourism and the Path to Recovery, hosted by Congressman Mike Levin on Monday, July 6, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM.
Rep. Mike Levin Releases Report from San Onofre Task Force with Proposals to Improve Safety and Move Spent Nuclear Fuel from CA-49
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) released a report today by his San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Task Force, which includes proposals from local stakeholders and experts to improve safety at the San Onofre facility and remove the spent nuclear fuel from the region. Rep. Levin formed the Task Force during his first month in office with the goal of driving solutions to move and safely store sensitive waste located at San Onofre. He appointed Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., USN (Ret.) and former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko to lead the Task Force as co-chairs.
The North County Food Bank will be hosting their annual Drive Out Hunger Golf Classic at the Shadowridge Golf Club in Vista on July 20th. This event is a great opportunity to bring the community together and have taken every precaution necessary to ensure safety for all attendees. If you're looking to get involved, a business or organization can sponsor a hole for as little as $500 which includes signage, and show their commitment and support to the community. Proceeds from the tournament will go back to North County Food Bank support and COVID relief. We’re still feeding nearly 600,000 people every month, which includes seniors, military, working-poor families, children, and those recently unemployed and furloughed. Learn more below:
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month, the Business Sector Support Team for the County of San Diego holds an informational telebriefing to help inform and answer questions for the community about important COVID-19 topics. This week's speakers included Gary S. Johnston, Chief Resilience Officer / Agency Representative, San Diego Office of Emergency Services, and Dr. Sayone Thihalolipavan, Medical Consultant, Public Health Services, Health and Human Services Agency. To recap, the meeting discussed:
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate approved Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (Weber):
SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 934 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would eliminate filing fees for non-profit organizations applying for a state tax exemption. Senator Bates authored SB 934 in partnership with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB).
Many businesses, especially small businesses, are facing new challenges due to COVID-19 and still have ongoing expenses during the pandemic. SDG&E wants to help during these difficult times and offers these solutions and resources.
Transportation Corridor Agencies’ Boards Unanimously Approve Balanced Fiscal Year 2021 Budget with No Toll Rate Increase
Years of fiscal responsibility provide economic protection during pandemic.
The Transportation Corridor Agencies’ (TCA) two Boards of Directors have unanimously approved a Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget that addresses the unknown duration and impacts of COVID-19 and reflects a conservative approach that focuses on core operating necessities while reducing operating and capital expenditures by 51 percent.
Join the Green Oceanside team for Sunday brunch on June 28! This FREE virtual workshop will teach you the basics of creating a zero waste meal, with fun and useful tips to incorporate sustainability into your cooking and household.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the State of California has awarded almost $20 million to help house military veterans in San Diego and Orange counties who are or at risk of becoming homeless.
Oceanside, CA (June 22, 2020)- Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $10,000 grant from The Leichtag Foundation to support their emergency food program. BGCO has been providing meals to the community’s youth since May 4th, offering fresh-made lunches and snacks to children under the age of 18. Due to this generous funding, BGCO will continue to provide curbside lunch pick up throughout the summer. Since beginning the program, BGCO has served over 12,000 meals and snacks.
Please join CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and AARP California State Director Nancy McPherson for a tele-town hall addressing fraud, scams directed towards older Californians and giving you the tools to fight back and protect yourself. With many people experiencing tremendous loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information and resources. Experts from the Department of Insurance and the Department of Justice will also join us. The event will be held on:
MiraCosta College’s Vanessa BustamanteEarns Recognition for Advocacy and Promotion of Latinx/Chicanx Culture
Vanessa Bustamante has dedicated her career to supporting student involvement since she was introduced to an array of campus organizations that helped her thrive as a student at Cal State Northridge more than a decade ago. Now the Interim Program Manager for Student Success and Support Programs at MiraCosta College, Bustamante’s efforts have been recognized with the prestigious Madrina Award from the Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges for her tireless work in promoting the culture, activism, and advocacy of the Latinx/Chicanx community, while facilitating the pursuit of a higher education.
San Juan Capistrano, CA – This Wednesday, U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will hold a virtual press conference to release a report by his San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Task Force, a group of local stakeholders and experts he convened in January of 2019 to address the safety challenges at San Onofre. The Task Force, which is led by Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr., USN (Ret.) and former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairman Gregory Jaczko, met on a regular basis for the past year with the goal of driving solutions to move and safely store sensitive waste located at San Onofre.
Do you have a disinfectant that not only kills bacteria, fungus, mildew, and animal viruses, but also human coronaviruses? MedRev Z-Klean not only eliminates those nasty germs but leaves the disinfected area with a floral scent!
Kaiser Permanente has released a playbook, “Planning for the Next Normal at Work,” to guide workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare to bring employees back to traditional work environments. As the nation’s largest nonprofit, integrated health system serving 12.4 million members, Kaiser Permanente provides health coverage to approximately 14,400 large and 74,000 small businesses.
To support the reopening of the State through Stage 3 of the Resilience Roadmap, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services has made Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to all organizations, public, non-profit, as well as private commercial entities.