The nine best family hotels in San Diego that I review below really do offer something for all ages. They’re scattered across the county — on the beach, near the beach, and further inland — and are perfect for vacations and staycations. If you’ve been a reader for a while, then you know that I look at hotels with an eye toward family-friendliness. The kid-friendly San Diego hotels I recommend to friends and family have plenty of amenities for adults, as well as for children, and top-notch service. Below, I’ve summarized what stands out about the best kid-friendly hotels in San Diego, CA so you can find a great place to stay. TIP: If there’s a clear way to book that will give you the best value, I’ve mentioned it here. If not, there will be a link that will help you find the best price across multiple travel sites. I’m not a fan of paying full price when I don’t have to, so in addition to sharing hotel discounts and … [Read more...] about 9 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in San Diego
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Only one set of railroad tracks on a fragile sandstone bluff in Del Mar connects San Diego with all points north and south.Multiple landslides on that bluff in the past year forced officials to temporarily halt trains for safety inspections on the nation’s second-busiest rail line.But what would happen if the cliffs were to suffer a major collapse, damaging some or all of the track and putting the rail line out of commission for months?The results, officials say, would be costly and far-reaching, touching everything from transportation to commerce to tourism to telecommunications to air quality. Even the nation’s military readiness.“This is not something that you can allow to happen,” said Matt Tucker, executive director of North County Transit District, the agency that owns the tracks, operates the Coaster commuter trains, and leases the rights to freight trains and Amtrak passenger trains that run on the route.Bluff collapses increased significantly last … [Read more...] about Del Mar is weak link in San Diego’s coastal railroad
There is little dispute that hate has largely moved from community clubhouses into virtual spaces, making it easy for like-minded people to fellowship from afar, no membership required.But organized hate groups have not entirely lost their appeal.The Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit that tracks hate and extremist groups across the U.S., found 1,020 such organizations in 2018, up 7 percent from the previous year.Its latest “hate map” places seven such groups as being active in San Diego County last year, with many tied to larger national movements. The groups don’t have to be violent or have committed hate crimes to be included in the annual list. Rather, the center explains its criteria as follows: “All hate groups have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics.”Still, its criteria has been controversial at times, with many of the groups, including some in San Diego, … [Read more...] about Which ‘hate’ groups are operating in San Diego?
It’s official. For the first time since July 2015, the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in San Diego has surpassed the $4 mark.The price flew past the $4 threshold on Saturday and by Monday morning the average price in the San Diego area reached $4.04 a gallon, according to data from AAA of Southern California.The price has soared 70 cents a gallon in the past month and 21 cents since last week, April 8.“The rise is nothing short of spectacular,” said Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy, a tech company that helps consumers find the lowest gas prices in their areas. The average price in Orange County on Monday was $4.04 while the average in Los Angeles County was $4.07, according to AAA. The statewide average came in at $4.01 a gallon for regular. One of the major reasons for the sudden increase stems from a spate of recent refinery issues on the West Coast. McTeague said another issue came up about 10 p.m. Sunday when a unit breakdown … [Read more...] about Gasoline prices in San Diego soar above $4 per gallon
A report by San Diego Workforce Partnership and Measure of America has found progress is being made in reducing the number of youth living in the county who are not in school and unemployed, factors that put them at greater risk of becoming homeless. But more work needs to be done.“Things are definitely improving,” said Laura Kohn, San Diego Workforce Partnership’s director of communications and local income mobility. “What we learned in this latest data release was the rate of youth disconnection continues to decline, and the rate of improvement in San Diego County was faster than the nation as a whole.”The official report will be released May 2 at the partnership’s third annual Opportunity Summit at the Town and Country Resort, but its findings were discussed at a recent webinar attended by Kohn, Workforce Partnership’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Hall and Kristen Lewis, director of Measure of America, a nonpartisan research and advocacy … [Read more...] about Report: Progress made to increase number of youth working, in school in San Diego County