Posts Tagged ‘San Diego’

San Diego Sunrise Photo – January 2009

Monday, January 19th, 2009

This morning my cat was being crazy and woke me up a few times. I eventually got up to try to let her out and noticed a orange-ish red light that seemed to be glowing outside. I looked out and had to grab my camera to capture the sunrise that greeted me. Not only has it been near 80 degrees for the past week, in January, but also I get this beautiful sight. Enjoy this San Diego sunrise photo.

Sunrise, San Diego, California, January 19, 2009
San Diego Sunrise - January 19, 2009

Sunrise, San Diego, California, January 19, 2009

Water Conservation – A letter to the city

Friday, January 2nd, 2009

A few weeks ago, while driving into work in the rain, I noticed that the sprinklers on the side of the freeway were on. Not only is this ridiculous, but it is especially ridiculous being that San Diego is basically a desert with very little of its own water supplies, and the city has recently said that unless water usage is decreased soon we will have mandatory water rationing. So I decided to write a little letter to the mayor’s office. Here is is:

Hello Mayor Sanders,

I have read in the past months of your efforts at promoting water conservation in the city. Also, I had seen that you declared a water shortage emergency this past summer which called for residents to voluntarily cut back there usage or face mandatory cutbacks later on.

I am writing because I would like to see the city take further initiative […]

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Graffiti – Ocean Beach, San Diego, California

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

During my recent trip to Spain, I had seen some pretty cool graffiti. In keeping with that theme, here is some right around the corner from where I live in Ocean Beach, San Diego. Both of these are located on Bacon St, I believe on the Seedless Clothing office. On the second one, you can see the artist’s name next to the woman if you look closely. Also, notice the electrical box next to the car, hehehe… I’m not sure who the artist is, but the whole thing is pretty cool.

Update 5/8/2009: The artist’s name is Caleb Aero. Check out his Myspace and Facebook.

Update 6/18/2009: I’ve been getting a lot of traffic on this post lately. I think people might be Googling for info about the graffiti in OB of the vandalism type? Not sure. I don’t actually live in Ocean Beach […]

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A letter to the City of San Diego

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

It just came out in local news here in San Diego that Mayor Jerry Sanders is proposing some serious budget cuts. Among some of the cuts are the following:

Four of seven deputy chief operating officers will lose their jobs
Operations suspended at nine recreation centers, seven libraries and all six of the city’s customer service centers
The number of civilians in the SDPD’s admin staff and community service officers will be reduced by 37
The number of fire companies active on any given day will decrease from 60 to 58

On the bright side, they claim that all cuts are in the office, and that the number of police officers and fire fighters won’t be affected.

I realize times are tough and you have to do what you have to do, but to me Rec Centers and libraries are what make communities … well, uh, communities. So I went ahead and wrote a […]

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Apartment recycling

Saturday, July 8th, 2006

Here in San Diego, there is a problem with trash. I keep hearing that the landfills are filling up much to fast, and that they will be at capacity soon. Ok, so recycling is the quickest way to lessen the burden on the landfills.

The problem is that approximately 80-90% of people in San Diego rent. If you’re renting a house in a neighborhood, the chances are probably pretty good that you’ll have a recycle bin provided, however if you’re like me and you live in a complex, you’ll more than likely have a dumpster only.

So once again, the city misses the boat. Recycling isn’t mandatory, and apartment owners probably choose to have only a dumpster because it’s the cheapest solution. So yet again, a place where you could make a fairly big difference, where the population density is highest, they’re not doing it.

I myself keep […]

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