‘Our Economies Are Completely Tied’: Why Trump’s Threats Worry Business Leaders

 – Photo: San Diego Chamber of Commerce CEO Jerry Sanders, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Tijuana Mayor Juan Manuel Gastélum appear at a press conference in Mexico City.   The peso has taken several plunges tied to President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals, a reality that hurts San Diego’s retail industry. Economic development…

Keep our community Park Host, Chris Gardner, of Jess Martin Park in Julian

  “Chris Gardner has been the Jess Martin Park volunteer park hosts for over 6 years,  for the community of Julian, he is simply irreplaceable!”  – Photo: Chris Gardner receives ‘Volunteer of the Year Award:’ From left to right. San Diego Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Chris Gardner, Jane Gardner, Bob Copper (former director …San Diego County…

Should More Development Be Allowed In Cleveland National Forest?

A proposal to allow more development on private lands within the Cleveland National Forest has split the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The new plan would replace the Forest Conservation Initiative, passed by voters in 1993. That initiative, which has now expired, allowed one house per 40 acres on private land within the forest…

California: $200 Million In Fees For Wildfire ‘State Responsibility Area’ (SRA)

As firefighters bravely fought fires throughout Southern California, many taxpayers were receiving a third round of “Fire Prevention Fee” bills. Given the raging fires, one might think the revenue raised would be used to help pay for hoses, trucks and planes — anything to aid the fire suppression effort. Think again! State Responsibility Area (SRA)…

San Diego’s Second Chance at Drone Domination

San Diego missed out last year on a shot to become a national drone testing hub. Now, leaders have another chance to be at the forefront of drone research, and they’re taking pains to ensure they don’t repeat the mistakes they believe doomed their first bid. A handful of San Diego and state-level officials attended…

C.E.R.T. News – Julian Cuyamaca Resource Center

To: Julian Cuyamaca CERT members, Julian Cuyamaca CERT/TEEN CERT has taught over 400 adults and 250 teens the CERT program with 55 adults having taken the Train The Trainer Program (TTT), program from San Diego, to Beaumont, to Mexico. Johnny has been the Lead Instructor for the CERT program as well as the TTT Instructor…

Southern California Fires Demand New Techniques in Fire Science

Southern California’s fire ecology is unlike that of anywhere else in the United States. Fire control strategies developed for mountain forests don’t have the same results here. So can science help uncover new answers to help Southern California communities manage and live with wildfires? The fires in Southern California are genuinely different than in the…