September 17

Two firefighters injured battling Bay Ho house fire

first_img April 13, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A fire that erupted Friday in the garage of a Bay Ho-area home caused an estimated $200,000 worth of damage and left two firefighters with superficial injuries.The blaze in the 3700 block of Balboa Terrace was reported about 10:45 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.It took crews about 40 minutes to fully extinguish the flames, which spread into an attic space in the residence, SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz said.Two firefighters suffered “very minor” burns to their ears while dousing the blaze, Munoz said. They were treated at a hospital and were expected to return to work later in the day.The fire caused about $150,000 worth structural damage and destroyed contents valued at roughly $50,000, according to Munoz.The cause of the blaze remained under investigation this afternoon. Posted: April 13, 2018 KUSI Newsroom Two firefighters injured battling Bay Ho house fire KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

September 13

In Other News Rooftop Solar to Make a Dent in Energy Costs

first_imgHunt Southern Group, Duke Energy and Shaw AFB, S.C., this week celebrated the completion of a rooftop solar project covering 284 homes at the Sumter, S.C., installation, an initiative projected to offset 40 percent, or 2.4 million kilowatt hours, of Shaw Military Housing’s total annual electrical consumption. The project, made up of 5,865 solar panels, was made possible by state legislation passed in 2014 which provided a framework for customers to install solar on their homes and businesses through strategic programs such as net metering and rebate offerings, according to a press release. Under the initiative, 100 percent of the revenue generated, after the lease of the solar panels, will be used to sustain the housing project. … Air Force testing of 25 private water sites in a four-mile space outside Cannon AFB’s southeast corner identified three locations with elevated levels of PFAS contaminants, according to the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC). Contaminant levels at two other sites in east central New Mexico were below the Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory levels; the remaining 20 locations showed no evidence of the chemicals, reported the Eastern New Mexico News. “And I think that helps tighten this window,” said AFCEC spokesman Mark Kinkade. “I think there’s this fear that this stuff’s all over the place. It’s a very narrow window, it’s a very narrow space that we’re looking at,” said Kinkade. The Air Force is providing bottled water to the owners at two of the sites; the third did not request that. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. William Banton Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

September 12

2018 Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri Chucho Valdés Dyango More

first_img Email Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri & Others 2018-latin-grammy-special-awards-honors-yuri-chucho-vald%C3%A9s-dyango-more NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Nov 14, 2018 – 4:44 pm Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri & Others Facebook 2018 Latin GRAMMY Special Awards Honors Yuri, Chucho Valdés, Dyango & More The celebratory evening honoring these nine people was filled with applause, gratitude and even a few tearful moments as the artists reflected on their achievements and what it took to get there. Latin Recording Academy President and CEO Gabriel Abaroa Jr. and singer Raquel Sofia hosted the event, which, as Abaroa highlighted when opening the event, the awards presented are not “extra GRAMMYs,” as they don’t honor an album or a song, but a career and legacy of an artist. A touching video showcased each artists’ achievements and milestones, and each award was given by a different presenter, who highlighted some of the honoree’s most notable career moments, with Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow handing off the first award. The event was livestreamed on Facebook, with fans from around the world sharing in the excitement and celebrating each artist.”We are proud to pay tribute to this remarkable group of talented artists and music professionals with this year’s Lifetime Achievement and Trustees Awards,” Abaroa Jr. said in a statement. “Our 2018 class has made outstanding contributions benefitting Ibero-American music, providing innovation and a unique vision in favor of all music lovers.” Seven iconic Latin music artists were awarded with the Latin Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, plus two industry veterans received the Trustees Award during the celebratory event last nightAna YglesiasGRAMMYs Nov 14, 2018 – 4:44 pm Las Vegas is the place to be this week for the 19th Latin GRAMMY Awards, taking place this Thursday. The Latin GRAMMY Week festivities officially kicked off Nov. 13 as the Latin Recording Academy honored influential Latin music artists Erasmo Carlos, Dyango, Andy Montañez, José María Napoleón, Chucho Valdés, Wilfrido Vargas and Yuri with their Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Special Awards ceremony. Visionary label executives Horacio Malvicino and Tomás Muñoz received the Trustees Award. Both awards celebrate the honorees outstanding and lasting contributions to Latin music. News Twitter The first to be honored was the great Cuban jazz musician Chucho Valdés, born to a musician father, who he released a touching duet album with, followed by Brazilian rocker Erasmo Carlos, whose music transcended genres, often with psychedelic influences. Next to be presented the award was Barcelona-born singer Dyango, aka “La Voz del Amor” (The Voice of Love), whose passionate ballads gained him a loyal following in Latin America, and Puerto Rican salsa legend Andy Montañez from Puerto Rico, a lead artist of the growing salsa romántica sound in the ’80s. The fifth award went to Mexican singer José María Napoleón, aka “El Poeta de la Canción” (The Song’s Poet), who got teary-eyed with gratitude as he said, quite poetically, “gracias por este tesoro gran precioso” (thank you for this beautiful treasure).The excitement and positivity stayed high throughout the evening, with each presenter having plenty to talk about for each monumental honoree. The second to last Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was Dominican merengue artist Wilfrido Vargas, a trumpet player and bandleader who led the genre forward for years, even mentoring the next generation of artists including Las Chicas de Can, the first all-female merengue group from the Dominican Republic.The final artist honored—which many Facebook viewers seemed to be waiting for the whole time—was Mexican genre-defying popstar and actress Yuri, aka “La Güera” (The Blonde), or as she’s often referred to, the “Global Pop Diva.” She shared how thankful she was to her many fans for making her 40 years of work worth it, although she knows she has plenty more work to do. As the presenter of her award said, “Su talento no tiene limites” (her talent has no limits).Horacio Malvicino, a label executive and jazz musician from Argentina, and Tomás Muñoz, a label executive from Spain who worked with the likes of Julio Iglesias, were both honored with the Trustees Award.As excitement mounts for Thursday’s presentation of this year’s Latin GRAMMYs, which recognize the finest artists and projects of the year, the Latin GRAMMYs Special Awards remind us where we come from, celebrating those artists and industry players who paved the road for so many of today’s stars.Thalía, Fonseca, Miguel Bosé & More To Join 2018 Latin GRAMMY Awards PresentersRead morelast_img read more

September 1

Fair Elections Open Hearing

first_imgThe D.C. Council will hold a public hearing on June 29 at 9am at John A. Wilson building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The hearing will be held on the Fair Elections Act of 2017 that is currently in the Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety. The campaign, backed by more than 70 organizations from across the District, is mobilizing to support the legislation. If passed, the act would strengthen local democracy by allowing candidates and elected officials to spend more time with their constituents.last_img read more