Geography of California

Metropolitan Statement on Offer to Compromise to San Diego County Water Authority

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:45am

Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:

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  • Gloria Gray, chairwoman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors, issued the following statement on Metropolitans offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority:
    Today, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has made a statutory offer to compromise to the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) to resolve several rate cases filed by SDCWA, leading to nearly a decade of ongoing litigation.
  • With another trial upcoming, and our Board and many prominent leaders in San Diego desiring a more collaborative approach to providing water services in our region, this is an opportune time to end these disputes.
  • The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provide water for nearly 19 million people in six counties.
  • The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.

Healthcare Services to Expand Along 34th Street Medical Corridor with New State-of-the-Art Medical Facility

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 11:17pm

Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is based in Scottsdale, AZ and is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, investing primarily in medical office buildings.

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  • Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. is based in Scottsdale, AZ and is the largest dedicated owner and operator of medical office buildings in the United States, investing primarily in medical office buildings.
  • Construction will be completed by S.C. Anderson, Inc., a full service general contractor specializing in general construction, lease-lease back, design/build, and construction management services.
  • S.C. Anderson has partnered with Dignity Health on many construction projects including the Robert A. Grimm Children's Pavilion for Emergency Services at Memorial Hospital and the new Mercy Hospital Southwest Tower Expansion.
  • Memorial Hospital is a Children's Miracle Network Hospital and is home to the Bakersfield Ronald McDonald House.

Hayward Unified School District Launches Sustainable Energy Program Across 33 Sites, to Save $65 Million in Energy Costs

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 10:03pm

The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings that can go directly back to the General Fund.

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  • The program is expected to generate $65 million in energy savings that can go directly back to the General Fund.
  • During the celebration event, Superintendent Dr. Matt Wayne recognized the far-reaching impact of new sustainable energy across the District.
  • With meaningful alignment with STEAM opportunities tied to our program, these upgrades produce positive dividends for our students in multiple ways."
  • About Hayward Unified School District: Learn more at https://www.husd.us/ or contact Dio Ramos, Public Information Officer, at 510-784-2600, ext.

Last Chance for Animals To Hold 33rd Annual Fur-Free Friday Protest In Beverly Hills

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:31pm

Each year, millions of fur-bearing animals are raised in horrific conditions on farms only to be brutally killed for the sake of fashion.

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  • Each year, millions of fur-bearing animals are raised in horrific conditions on farms only to be brutally killed for the sake of fashion.
  • The new law, which is a monumental victory for fur-bearing animals, goes into effect in January 2023.
  • WHERE: Demonstrators will gather at Beverly Gardens Park at the northwest corner of N. Beverly Dr. and Santa Monica Blvd.
  • in Beverly Hills before marching down Rodeo Drive along the protest route.

Mickie's Miracles announces the Raise It Up for Pediatric Epilepsy Gala & Poker Tournament to benefit CHOC Children's Foundation & Neuroscience Center in the fight against Pediatric Epilepsy

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:54pm

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Mickie's Miracles and Co-Sponsors Charity Series of Poker and Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition will be hosting the Raise It Up for Pediatric Epilepsy Gala & Poker Tournament on Saturday, November 23rd, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm at the Fashion Island Hotel.

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  • NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Mickie's Miracles and Co-Sponsors Charity Series of Poker and Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition will be hosting the Raise It Up for Pediatric Epilepsy Gala & Poker Tournament on Saturday, November 23rd, from 5:00pm to 11:00pm at the Fashion Island Hotel.
  • "More people live with epilepsy than autism, Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy combined yet treatment and funding research for it is severely lagging," says Kristie Griess, CEO & Visionary Founder of Mickie's Miracles.
  • The Raise It Up for Pediatric Epilepsy Gala and Poker Tournament will begin at 5:00pm on Saturday, November 23rd, at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach and proceeds will benefit Mickie's Miracles, CHOC Children's Foundation and CHOC Children's Neuroscience Center.
  • The evening will feature a culinary extravaganza custom designed by Fashion Island Hotel's premier chefs, a first class silent& live auction featuring unique and experiential items,and captivating music& special features revealed throughout the night.

Athena CEO Holly Smithson Awarded Business Woman of the Year

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 9:00pm

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Athena announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson is awarded San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) Business Woman of the Year for 2019.

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  • SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Athena announces that its Chief Executive Officer, Holly Smithson is awarded San Diego Business Journal (SDBJ) Business Woman of the Year for 2019.
  • The SDBJ annually recognizes San Diego business leaders contributing with distinction to their workplaces and communities.
  • Prior to joining Athena as CEO in 2017, Smithson served as Vice President, Business Strategy at the California Life Sciences Association, the nation's largest statewide advocacy organization for the life sciences sector.
  • She has been recognized by multiple organizations, including San Diego Business Journal (CEO of the Year, 2019), Xconomy (Diversity Champion Finalist, 2019), San Diego Magazine (Woman of the Year Finalist, 2019).

C2 Education Celebrates New Locations in Illinois and California with Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

The center held its official ribbon cutting ceremony, which was hosted by Chamber630, on Tuesday, October 22nd.

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  • The center held its official ribbon cutting ceremony, which was hosted by Chamber630, on Tuesday, October 22nd.
  • C2 Education of Huntington Beach is located at 7151 Yorktown Ave, Suite 101 and is C2 Education's 54th location in California.
  • On Wednesday, October 30th, the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce welcomed the new C2 Education with an official ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • For more information about these new locations, visit the C2 Education location finder at c2education.com/locations.

World Leading Auto-Tech Trade And Press Event Releases Full Schedule

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

For additional information on AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show, please visit http://www.automobilityla.com/ and http://laautoshow.com/ .

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  • For additional information on AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show, please visit http://www.automobilityla.com/ and http://laautoshow.com/ .
  • Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show) is the first major North American auto show of the season annually.
  • LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater LA New Car Dealer Association and is owned and operated by ANSA Productions.
  • For more information about AutoMobility LA, please visit http://www.automobilityla.com/ and follow AutoMobility LA on Twitter , Facebook or Instagram .

Zephyr Real Estate’s Ted O’Connell and His Canine Volunteer

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 5:00pm

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ted OConnell , Zephyr Real Estate agent, has another vocation in addition to his successful career as a Realtor.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ted OConnell , Zephyr Real Estate agent, has another vocation in addition to his successful career as a Realtor.
  • Ted OConnell is a third-generation San Francisco resident with a distinguished range of knowledge on the many aspects of home ownership.
  • Zephyr Real Estate is a member of the international relocation network, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; global luxury affiliate; the local luxury marketing association, LuxeSF; and the regional luxury real estate affiliation, the Artisan Group.
  • Media contact: Melody Foster Zephyr Real Estate San Francisco, CA 415.426.3203 melodyfoster@zephyrsf.com

City of Solvang, California Announces Plans for Saturday, December 21, First Annual "Only in Solvang" Christmas Drone Show during 2019 "Solvang Julefest" Holiday Event

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 1:30pm

Although viewable from five-plus miles, the optimal viewing experience for the Christmas Drone Show will be within a few thousand feet.

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  • Although viewable from five-plus miles, the optimal viewing experience for the Christmas Drone Show will be within a few thousand feet.
  • In the event that the December 21 drone show cannot happen due to weather conditions, the show will occur on Sunday, December 22.
  • Front-of-house Santa's Little Helpers for the 2019 Solvang Julefest Christmas Drone Show, will be provided by Solvang Rotary ( http://www.SolvangRotary.com ).
  • Firefly's team of professionals is thrilled to bring this illuminated experience to the City of Solvang for Julefest 2019.