Born more than a century ago as a purely local attraction, The San Diego Zoo has metamorphosed over the decades into a world-famous center dedicated to conservation and ending extinction.Yet as the zoo has expanded its ambitions, it has also had to adapt its public outreach and messaging to reach a more diffuse, fragmented audience that in today’s Internet era has a limited attention span.When a new 10-part TV series showcasing the zoo and its keepers debuts Aug. 10 on Animal Planet, San Diego Zoo leaders are hoping it will mark a pivotal step toward reaching the very audience it depends upon for its continued growth — and mission. It’s called simply, “The Zoo: San Diego.”Given the proliferation of online media and other diversions, it’s harder than ever to get the public’s attention, says Rick Schwartz, a zoo spokesman and “ambassador.” Long gone are the days when someone like conservationist Joan Embery could captivate a nation … [Read more...] about In 2019, can the San Diego Zoo make new fans out of TV viewers?
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Los Angeles (AFP) – A man opened fire at a synagogue in California on Saturday, killing one person, injuring multiple others, according to reports. “A man has been detained for questioning in connection with a shooting incident at the Chabad of Poway synagogue,” tweeted San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. “@SDSOPoway Deputies were called to Chabad Way just before 11:30 a.m. There are injuries. This is a developing situation.” Local news outlet KGTV reported at least four victims have been transported. It added that the synagogue was hosting its Passover Holiday Celebration, which was scheduled to begin at 11:00 am. The shooting comes exactly six months after a gunman killed 11 people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in the history of the United States. … [Read more...] about 1 Dead, Multiple People Injured in San Diego-Area Synagogue Shooting
Barona Resort & Casino1932 Wildcat Canyon Road, Lakeside. (619) 443-2300. barona.com.The deal: A full-scale casino resort with a hotel, championship golf course, day spa and multiple dining venues. The casino floor offers 2,640 slot machines and about 100 table games. Longtime favorite restaurants include the Barona Oaks Steakhouse and Seasons Fresh buffet. Convenient options are the Barona Coffee Company for pastries, fresh cinnamon buns, sandwiches and salads, the Soup Stand for six varieties of eat-in or take-out soup and the Creamery, serving premium ice cream, soft serve, shakes and sundaes.Golden Acorn Casino1800 Golden Acorn Way, Campo. (866) 794-6244. goldenacorncasino.com.The deal: A respite for truckers and the road-weary, Golden Acorn is a compact-sized casino with a Travel Center and dining venues. The casino floor features 750 slot machines and eight table games, including $3 blackjack and Ultimate Texas Hold ’Em. Golden Acorn’s 24/7, 3,000-square-foot … [Read more...] about Your guide to the San Diego-area’s 10 casinos
KUSI News, a television news outlet based in San Diego, California, said Thursday that CNN invited — and subsequently rescinded the invitation — for it to provide a reporter to give “a local view of the debate surrounding the border wall and government shutdown.” The San Diego-based outfit speculated on CNN’s rationale for the decision:We believe CNN declined a report from KUSI because we informed them that most Border Patrol Agents we have spoken to told us the barrier does in fact work. We have continuously been told by Border Patrol Agents that the barrier along the Southern border helps prevent illegal entries, drugs, and weapons from entering the United States, and the numbers prove it. KUSI News shared a segment of its programming related to CNN’s editorial move, writing on Twitter: The transcript is below: ANNA LAUREL: As a sign of the times in this debate on the shutdown, CNN asked if KUSI would provide a reporter to offer our local view of … [Read more...] about San Diego-Based KUSI: CNN Disinvited Our Journalist Because We Reported Border Wall ‘Does Work’
World Immigration Thousands of Central American migrants traveling with a caravan that has been stationed in Mexico City for days have decided to push on towards the U.S., opting to take the longer, but likely safer, route to Tijuana, which borders San Diego, California. While Mexico has offered refuge, asylum and work visas to those who choose to stay in the country, the Associated Press has reported that migrants made the decision late Thursday to leave the Mexico City sports stadium where they have been taking shelter and continue their journey to the U.S. on Friday. If caravan members do decide to make their way to Tijuana, they will have a roughly 1,775 mile journey ahead of them. A group of Central American migrants heading in a caravan to the US, and who are staying at a shelter set up at the Sports City in the Mexican capital, during a stop in their journey, march towards the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Mexico City on … [Read more...] about Migrant Caravan on the Move Again: Thousands to Depart Mexico City for San Diego Border, As Trump Plans Asylum Ban