VEBA Unveils Innovative Mission Valley Resource Center to Improve Physical and Mental Health for Nearly 150,000 Members
New VEBA Resource Center empowers members with a personalized approach to well-being, including individual and group counseling, healthy cooking classes, yoga and resources to improve access to care.
MNM Advertising & Public Relations Appoints Tanya Mannes Castaneda as Vice President, Public Relations
Castaneda was named 2018 CAPIO Communicator of the Year, served as Public Information Officer at the Port of San Diego and holds elite Accreditation in PR credential.
In 2015, the City of Flint, Michigan became a symbol for the national crisis of lead in our drinking water. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha found children in Flint were being severely damaged by their exposure to lead. Next week, Dr. Hanna-Attisha will be in San Diego, and she has bold advice for local officials on responding to the lead issue.
“Lead is unfortunately in school water throughout the nation," Dr. Hanna-Attisha said. “Schools are meant to be places were children learn and develop, not places where you can potentially be exposed to a neurotoxin which impedes learning and development.”
San Diego Unified began targeted testing for lead in school drinking water in 2017, working with its water provider, the City of San Diego, to assess the extent of the problem. Tests found elevated levels of lead in about 20 percent of schools tested. Outlets with elevated levels of lead were turned off, so students could not drink from them until they were repaired or replaced. The district also made plans to expand testing to include every outlet at every school.
Many critical questions remain
SAN DIEGO – The City of San Diego should carefully weigh the costs and benefits of government-controlled energy before flipping the switch and moving residents and businesses into such a program.
Our coalition has said we would support government-controlled energy in San Diego, also known as Community Choice Aggregation or CCA, if it were cheaper, greener and did not shift costs by forcing ratepayers in neighboring communities to subsidize the city’s new program.
Measure W in National City and Prop. 10 propose flawed plans that will actually increase rents and make it harder for new renters to find an apartment.
The airport’s selfish plan to capture all the new revenue from revamping Terminal 1 while making others pay to solve related transportation problems is shameful.
Local political leaders from across the spectrum agree the airport’s more than $2 billion plan to renovate Terminal 1 is a big regional priority that could boost the economy. Yet officials from several agencies have weighed in to express exasperation and frustration with the airport’s approach to the project.