Good morning, neighbors! I’m back with your fresh copy of the San Diego Daily. Let’s get this Thursday started off right, with a quick guide to what’s happening around town:

  • 100+ Pigs Abandoned On Road In East County🐖— Oh, my!
  • Environmentalists vs. SD Climate Plan — A tight-lipped lawsuit⚖️
  • If you see it, kill it! — Spotted Lantern Fly may become a threat to vineyards in San Diego🍇
  • 30th season for City Ballet Of San Diego🩰— With holiday, romance classics, nod to the masters

But first, today’s weather:

Low clouds, then sun.🌤️ High: 76, Low: 66.

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

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  1. An unknown person abandoned over one hundred pet pigs on a road outside of Santa Ysabel. “They say there’s like between 100 and 150 of them,” said Julian resident Denise Bendl as she filled a children’s pool with bags of pig feed. She is one of several East County residents watching over the pigs. “I can’t imagine not helping them,” she said. Local residents think that the pigs had become too costly for someone to feed. “A lot of people with farms are having trouble making ends meet. So, with 150 pigs, you can imagine,” Bendl shrugged. A plan will be made to care for the pigs in future. (NBC San Diego)
  2. It comes down to this. Environmental Activists do not believe in a climate plan that has no strength or money behind it. So, the Climate Action Campaign and the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation have joined together to sue the City of San Diego. They argue that the City’s plan has no roadmap, timeline, or dedicated funding. Livia Beaudin of Coast Law Group is the lead attorney on the case. “We agree with everything in the CAP,” Beaudin said. “We need to do it all, but we don’t think it’s achievable unless we hold ourselves to standards, fund it, and have an implementation plan in place yesterday.” The San Diego City Attorney’s office in an email said they are reviewing the complaint and a response would be filed within 30 days of compiling its case. (Patch)
  3. Today, there are more than 115 wineries here in San Diego County, and the local industry is booming. However, there is a threat coming that may devastate the industry. It is the invasive Spotted Lanternfly, and right now it is spreading throughout the northeast. They are only one inch in diameter, but they are invasive and can do great damage to our economy. It may not be an inspector who finds the flies. Many eyeballs are needed. The flies are brightly colored red and white. So, keep an eye out for these critters. The slogan is: ‘If you see it, kill it!’ (NBC San Diego)
  4. Although their regular home at the Spreckels Theatre is currently under construction, the City Ballet of San Diego will perform at theaters throughout the region. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the ballet company will expand its season with productions of ‘The Nutcracker.’ Featured this season are:

*** ‘From Balanchine to Martins,’ At the Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego on Nov. 12-13, and the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, Nov. 17.

*** ‘The Nutcracker,’ at the California Center for the Arts from Dec. 21-23.

***’Inspiration in Motion’ at the Conrad in La Jolla from March 17-19, and the California Center for the Arts on March 22.

***’Romeo & Juliet,’ Shakespeare’s classic California Center for the Arts, in a full-length production May 6-7.

Single tickets are available from $29. Packages are also available. (Times of San Diego)

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Today in San Diego:

  • Virtual Exploring the Science of Harry Potter — San Diego Public Library. (9 a.m.)
  • Qi Gong — University Community Branch Library. (9:30 a.m.)
  • Fun & Games for Seniors — Scripps Miramar Ranch Library Center. (10 a.m.)
  • Toddler Storytime — North Clairemont Branch Library. (10 a.m.)
  • Preschool Storytime — Rancho Bernardo Branch Library. (11 a.m.)
  • CalFresh Workshop — San Diego Public Library/Central Library. (12:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • San Diego Police Department: “One of the many reasons people love San Diego is its diversity in culture. People from all walks of life live in America’s Finest City and display their heritage proudly. This month we celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth Meet Officer Castillo from Southeastern Division. He’s been with our department since 2018. Officer Castillo became a police officer to serve his community, specifically the youth at risk for gang violence” (San Diego Police Department via Facebook)
  • San Diego Humane Society: “Love is out there, and we know just where you can find it! It isn’t on an app — this type of love has paws and a wet nose, and is always unconditional. Through Oct. 31, you can adopt an adult dog or cat (and a whole lot of love) for $10!” (San Diego Humane Society via Facebook)
  • City of San Diego: “Transportation is the No. 1 contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego, so choosing to walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation are all great ways that San Diegans can help the environment and support the 2022 Climate Action Plan community-wide goal of net-zero emissions by 2035.” (City of San Diego via Facebook)
  • San Diego County Bicycle Coalition: “🚨🚨 BIG NEWS!! 🚨🚨 You can now report bike lane obstructions on the Get It Done app! This is a great move by the City, @cmwhitburn, and @RyanDarsey! Make sure to download the Get It Done app via your android or apple devices.” (San Diego County Bicycle Coalition via Facebook)
  • San Diego County Library: “Filipino American History Month commemorates the first recorded presence of Filipinos in the continental United States, which occurred on October 18, 1587, when “Luzones Indios” landed at what is now Morro Bay, California.” (San Diego County Library via Facebook)
  • San Diego Central Library: “We’ve got plenty to celebrate in October—if your family is looking for something to do, don’t forget about Kids Free San Diego! All month long kiddos 12 and under can go FREE to many museums, local attractions, venues and more. Even better, many places make it free for the whole family!” (San Diego Central Library via Facebook)

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Alrighty, you’re all good for today! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

Bettyann Pernice

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