Hotels and motels in El Cajon have been put on notice: provide clean and safe lodging free from criminal activity or face the consequences.A staff report shared with the City Council last week explained that a number of incidents at motels -- from drug and gang activity to fires to roach-infested rooms -- have prompted the city to step in.The City Council unanimously approved a change to the city’s zoning code that will hold accountable its 20 lodging establishments. The “Deemed Approved Lodging Establishment Ordinance” requires hotels and motels to comply with specific performance standards. It also gives El Cajon a way to modify or revoke the permits of properties considered problematic. The process, which could ultimately lead to closing down a motel, would include an investigation, written warning, time to remedy the violation and a public hearing at a Planning Commission meeting. The staff report said that most of El Cajon’s motels were built at a time when … [Read more...] about El Cajon sets stricter standards for hotels and motels
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By R.A. Schuetz and Susan Carroll Updated 9:34 pm CDT, Sunday, June 16, 2019 The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for the Houston area. Frequent lightning strikes are occurring with the thunderstor The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for the Houston area. Frequent lightning strikes are occurring with the thunderstor Photo: NWS Photo: NWS Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for the Houston area. Frequent lightning strikes are occurring with the thunderstor The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather advisory for the Houston area. Frequent lightning strikes are occurring with the thunderstor … [Read more...] about Flash flood watch for Houston and surrounding area until 7 a.m.
Bayer AG, the global leader in life sciences and innovation, is raising the bar in transparency, sustainability, and engagement, reflecting its heightened responsibility and potentialas a new leader in agriculture. The aerial view of Bayer Group headquarters “We are making good progress on integrating the acquired agriculture business and are now starting to implement a series of measures to drive transparency and sustainability across our business,” Werner Baumann, chairman of the Board of Managementof Bayer AG, said on Friday. “We will continue to advance our standards, driven by our commitment to a better life for this generation and the many generations to come,” he noted. These measures aim to address the questions and concerns Bayer has heard about its role in agriculture in the year following its acquisition of Monsanto. Innovation will cut the ecological footprint of Bayer’s agricultural portfolio. With its solutions, the company … [Read more...] about Bayer raising bar for transparency and sustainability
By Matt Holmes on Jun 04, 2019 in Africa, Asia, Bhutan, Europe, Featured, Iceland, Japan, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Oceania, Pacific Islands, Portugal, Regions, Spain, Tanzania, Vietnam, Western Europe We know from experience that travelers often begin planning their trip 4-6 months in advance, which means that at this point in the year, people are thinking about their fall adventures. October and November are really great months to travel. Families with school-age kids are home, and there aren’t any college students on spring break. You’ve had a moment to regroup after the flurry of summer activity, yet the craziness of the Christmas season hasn’t hit yet. These months also offer fabulous weather for being outside—it’s not as hot as summer, but still warm (with one exception on this list!). Tanzania in October Tanzania’s Great Migration is an incredible natural phenomena. Almost two million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle travel over 1,000 miles … [Read more...] about 8 of the best destinations for October and November
An NHS boss who helped to turn around the fortunes of Morecambe Bay hospitals trust is among four people from across the district to have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. An NHS boss who helped to turn around the fortunes of Morecambe Bay hospitals trust is among four people from across the district to have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year Honours list. Sue Smith from Morecambe, executive chief nurse and deputy chief executive at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, has been awarded the OBE for services to the NHS and to patient safety.Helen Bingley of Caton was also given the OBE for her voluntary service in the UK and abroad. Meanwhile, an MBE has been awarded to John Blowes of Halton, for services to renewable energy and to the community in Lancaster, and British Red Cross volunteer David Taylor of Holme has been awarded the British Empire MedalAt UHMBT, Sue Smith is a key member of a team that has overseen the … [Read more...] about New Year Honours for Lancaster and Morecambe residents