🌱Mayors Talk Cross-Border Issues + SD Addresses Child Care Shortage


Hello, neighbors! It’s Thursday and I’m back in your inbox to bring you news of what’s happening locally today in San Diego:

  • Unauthorized border crossings and sewage spills from Mexico discussed by mayors at summit. 🌊
  • SD assists parents affected by our local child care shortage.
  • Plan for trolley connecting San Diego to Tijuana moves forward.
  • Orionids, Taurids flying now over San Diego County through mid-November. 🌠

But first, today’s weather:

Partly sunny. High: 76, Low: 65.

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Here are four of the top stories today in San Diego:

  1. They came together to discuss cross-border culture, collaboration and pressing issues at the third U.S.-Mexico Mayors’ Summit. “In San Diego, we have 21 sister cities in 20 different countries and two of those are with Mexico,” said Dr. Michael McQuary of Sister Cities International. Leaders know that what happens on one side of the border affects the other side of the border as well. According to Mayor Todd Gloria, funds have been assembled to clean the Tijuana River Valley, which has been polluting our beaches along the San Diego coastline. In addition, he toured the new border crossing in Otay Mesa which will affect both sides. (FOX 5 San Diego)
  2. As many San Diegans know, wait times at the U.S-Mexico border can be several hours long. Now, there is some positive news. According to SANDAG, a proposed plan to extend the blue line trolly into Tijuana is now under consideration. Officials expect wait times to be much shorter, perhaps 10 – 15 minutes. The plan is one of three possibilities being considered to help improve transportation in San Diego County. (ABC 10 News San Diego)
  3. Parents in San Diego are struggling to pay the high cost of child care. Representative Nathan Fletcher said, “We have taken several actions at the county to help both parents and providers, but this Childcare Board Conference is the first step in a new comprehensive approach to childcare in San Diego County. I am excited the labor council and chamber are in our corner on this issue.” The annual cost of care for one infant in a licensed childcare center costs more than $19K a year. Yet, 25 percent of childcare workers in the state live in poverty. “Pay for most childcare workers is not even enough for them to afford to support their own children,” said Brigette Browning of the San Diego Labor Council. (NBC San Diego)
  4. Look, up in the sky! No, it’s not a bird or a plane, or Superman. It’s the 2022 Orionids and Taurids meteor shower, and it’s streaming a beautiful show across the San Diego skies. Meteors from Orion, Leo, and Taurus constellations are creating their show in the skies now through early November. Stargazers can expect to see up to 20 shooting stars an hour. Don’t miss it! (San Diego Patch)

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  • San Diego Police Department: “Join Southern Division Thursday, Oct. 13th, at 5 p.m. at the Starbucks at 2032 Dairy Mart Rd. for Coffee With A Cop! Enjoy coffee, good company, and great conversations with your local SDPD officers from Southern Division.” (San Diego Police Department via Facebook)
  • City of San Diego: “Join us this Saturday, Oct. 15, for a series of free cooking classes at Linda Vista Community Park! 🥘 🍗 🥙 By Means of Smoke is a free cooking school from San Diego artist Brian Goeltzenleuchter and New York City chef Tessa Liebman. Participants will learn recipes and techniques from members of the diverse communities that make up the neighborhood of Linda Vista.” (City of San Diego via Facebook)
  • San Diego Central Library: “The #IDEAlab at Central is ready for the #spookyseason 👻 Come up to our 4th floor lab and brave the giant spider 🕷on Thursday, Oct. 13. We’re hosting a Halloween Wreath crafting session from 2-5 p.m. Interested? See what our IDEA Labs are all about.” (San Diego Central Library via Facebook)
  • San Diego Botanic Garden: “Bring your budding gardeners to explore the sights, smells, and sounds of the Garden! Kids can challenge themselves in the Junior Quail Trail Children’s Area, connect with nature in the Seeds of Wonder Children’s Garden, and/or choose from the oodles of activities in Hamilton Children’s Garden.” (San Diego Botanic Garden via Facebook)
  • San Diego County Library: “Registered voters who received their ballot for the Nov. 8 Statewide General Election can begin returning them Monday at one of the Registrar’s new official stand-alone drop boxes.” (San Diego County Library via Facebook)
  • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition: “🚨 Calling all volunteers!! 🚨 We’re looking for some awesome volunteers for this years CicloSDias on November 6th! We have plenty of positions and times open to participate and help us make this year roll smoothly.” (San Diego County Bicycle Coalition via Facebook)

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You’re all caught up for today! I’ll see you around.

Bettyann Pernice

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