Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023, San Diego Metro Journal

Aptera unveils ‘Launch’ version
of ultra-efficient photo voltaic autos

Carlsbad-based startup Aptera Motors  has unveiled its inaugural Launch Version, the primary sequence of over 40,000 orders for a fleet of what they describe as “ultra-efficient autos that can carry photo voltaic mobility and freedom from the grid a actuality.”
Aptera’s Launch Version, a two-seater able to going from 0 to 60 in 4 seconds, was created with “one objective in thoughts — power effectivity,” stated Steve Fambro, Aptera co-founder and co-CEO. Outfitted with proprietary photo voltaic know-how, Fambro stated Aptera’s Launch Version will drive “as much as 40 miles per day straight from the solar’s rays, making it potential to by no means plug in to cost once more.” The corporate additionally introduced this month that it’s engaged on closing a Sequence B2 funding spherical. 

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Prime picture: Aptera’s new Launch Version. (Picture courtesy of Aptera)

Metropolis OKs controversial plan for high-rise
housing farther from mass transit

San Diego took a daring step to jump-start manufacturing of high-rise housing and yard residences Tuesday by loosening guidelines that govern the place such properties may be constructed.

The Metropolis Council voted 5-4 to melt guidelines permitting taller house buildings and extra yard models when a property is close to mass transit. Now, the transit line can now be so far as 1 mile away, as an alternative of the earlier half-mile requirement. “This can end in extra properties for moderate-income and low-income San Diegans, which all people is aware of we’d like very badly,” stated Councilmember Vivian Moreno, who voted in favor.

Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, who voted towards the change, stated it might have a “super” and “horrible” influence as a result of research present most individuals gained’t stroll a full mile to transit.

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The colours of the rainbow flag gentle the dome of the state Capitol in Sacramento, in celebration of the united statesSupreme Court docket’s choice legalizing homosexual marriage throughout the US in 2015. Picture by Wealthy Pedroncelli, AP Picture, through CalMatters
Will California defend homosexual marriage in its structure?


California Democrats wish to change the state structure to safeguard a proper that’s already firmly protected throughout the state, simply in case the U.S. Supreme Court docket decides to dispose of it. 

Oh, and placing it on the poll will most likely assist Democrats within the 2024 election.

If that every one sounds acquainted, you may be considering of Proposition 1, the extremely widespread poll measure from final November that cemented the best to an abortion within the state structure and which will have goosed liberal-leaning voters to the pollis.

This time, the best in query is same-sex marriage.

On Tuesday, San Francisco Sen. Scott Wiener and Cupertino Assemblymember Even Low, each Democrats, launched a proposal to expunge language from the state structure that defines marriage solely as a union between an man and a lady.

To change into regulation, the measure will want the help of two-thirds of each the Meeting and the Senate and of a majority of voters on the November 2024 poll.

Poway engineer creates free program to show coding

Poway resident Mike Roberts is doing one thing to assist diversify the software program engineering occupation. In 2019, he shaped Creating Coding Careers (CCC), a nonprofit that teaches coding abilities at no cost with out the boundaries of a standard boot camp. CCC permits for progress on the participant’s tempo, and people within the apprenticeship program receives a commission.

About two-thirds of this system prices are paid by potential employers, usually know-how firms that depend on CCC to assist them rent software program engineers. Apprenticeship alternatives rely on employer availability. Candidates are chosen based mostly upon employer standards and are interviewed by potential employers. These candidates employed are employed and paid by CCC till their apprenticeship is full, and they’re both employed by the employer or enter the market.

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Susan Lusk named GUHSD Counselor of the Yr

The Grossmont Union Excessive College District (GUHSD) has named Susan Lusk of Granite Hills Excessive College as its Counselor of the Yr.

The announcement was made as a part of Nationwide College Counseling Week (Feb. 6–10, 2023) throughout which GUHSD honored its college counselors, all of whose every day work is crucial to GUHSD college students reaching their full potential.

 Mrs. Lusk’s GUHSD counseling profession spans 17 years and contains service at 4 completely different GUHSD faculties.

She has served at Granite Hills since 2011, and he or she has chaired the Counseling Division for the final eight years.

Cubic ITS account govt elected to Clever
Transportation Society of California board

Dustin Hinds, Cubic ITS’s senior account govt of ITS gross sales, has been elected to the Clever Transportation Society of California Board of Administrators. TSCA is a public/non-public skilled group shaped to foster the event and deployment of clever transportation methods in California. By offering training and fostering partnerships within the transportation business, the group goals to drive the implementation and commercialization of know-how in transportation.

Whereas that is Hinds’ first time holding a board seat, his involvement with ITSCA dates again a number of years, collaborating in annual conferences, helping with occasion planning, and presenting at regional conferences.

Hinds has spent the previous 10 years centered on advancing the ITS business, becoming a member of Cubic throughout the acquisition of Trafficware.

Mitchell publishes electrical automobile collision report

SAN DIEGO — Mitchell, an Enlyte firm and main know-how and knowledge supplier for the property and casualty claims and collision restore industries, introduced the supply of its newest developments publication: “Plugged-In: EV Collision Insights.” The brand new quarterly report supplies auto insurance coverage and collision restore executives with up-to-date info on electrical automobile claims and market knowledge. To entry the report, go to You can too subscribe to future points by finishing the online kind.

Platform Science brings CAT S
cale’s app to fleet options

SAN DIEGO — Platform Science, a number one related automobile platform, and CAT Scale, the world’s main truck scale community, introduced a brand new collaboration to supply CAT Scale’s Weigh My Truck and CAT Scale Locator apps in Platform Science’s catalog of options. Platform Science’s revolutionary transportation options make it simpler for fleets to develop, deploy, and handle cell units and functions on business autos. The Weigh My Truck app permits drivers to weigh after which get the weights displayed on their cell machine with out ever leaving the cab.

iCIM to host fourth annual
INSPIRE convention in Could

SAN DIEGO – iCIMS, the expertise cloud firm,  introduced it’ll host its fourth annual,

award-winning convention, INSPIRE, on Could 9, 2023, reside from San Diego. INSPIRE unites hundreds of expertise leaders from across the globe every year to unlock greatest practices and uncover the most recent improvements to construct profitable workforces. Register to witness the alchemy of teamwork and see what occurs when the iCIMS group of collaborators and game-changing leaders get collectively at INSPIRE.

BRIDGE to host its inaugural occasion: BRIDGE 2023

SAN DIEGO – BRIDGE, an unbiased DEI commerce group serving the worldwide advertising and marketing business, introduced the launch of its first annual summit BRIDGE 2023: Pioneering DEI Subsequent Practices, April 23-25 at Zachari Dunes in California. The occasion which coincides with the group’s first yr anniversary, has been curated to ship an intentional agenda that guides attendees via a journey starting with a basis steeped in knowledge and culminating with tangible enterprise practices of what it means to construct an inclusive firm or model.

Third Wave Automation publicizes funding
from Qualcomm Ventures and Zebra Applied sciences

UNION CITY, Calif. — Third Wave Automation, supplier of high-reach autonomous forklifts, introduced a strategic funding by Qualcomm Ventures and Zebra Applied sciences, bringing complete funding to $70 million. The strategic funding will allow TWA to speed up new improvements as its first product expands its choose pilot program. With the funding, TWA plans to increase its market choices, speed up new options for automating different lessons of forklifts, together with slim aisle and counterbalance vehicles and combine with automation options, similar to Fetch Robotics, which is now a part of Zebra Applied sciences.

Petco expands partnership with prime 
Canadian life-style retailer Canadian Tire

SAN DIEGO  — Petco introduced a major growth to its present unique retail partnership with Canada’s iconic retail model, Canadian Tire. The growth varieties a part of Canadian Tire’s renewed retailer idea and broader product assortment being rolled out as a part of the corporate’s Higher Related technique. With an estimated 90 p.c of Canadians dwelling simply quarter-hour away from a Canadian Tire retailer, this growth will allow Petco to additional attain into Canada’s assessed $5.3 billion pet market with an expanded, unique Petco product assortment in devoted Canadian Tire retailer areas in addition to on-line at

Nuvve strengthens measures 
to safeguard shareholder pursuits

SAN DIEGO – Nuvve Holding Corp., a pacesetter in vehicle-to-grid know-how, has entered right into a service settlement with Shareholder Intelligence Providers LLC to help in efforts to assist determine and fight suspected unlawful bare quick promoting actions and different potential buying and selling violations or market manipulation. Amongst different providers, ShareIntel will monitor buying and selling exercise, together with shareholder, important broker-dealer and clearing agency buying and selling patterns as a part of its mission to guard buyers and maximize shareholder worth.

Nuvve believes it could have been the goal of a market manipulation scheme involving unlawful bare quick promoting of its widespread inventory which will have artificially depressed its share value and has engaged ShareIntel to watch and examine.

Procede Software program is the main
Navistar Licensed DMS Companion

SAN DIEGO — Procede Software program, a main heavy-duty business automobile seller administration system (DMS) and options supplier, introduced it’s the main Navistar Licensed DMS Companion when it comes to the variety of Worldwide and IC Bus dealership places utilizing its Excede enterprise system. The achievement is the results of Procede’s long-term technique to proactively interact with OEMs and dealerships to construct collaborative, wholesome relationships and to leverage its open API to construct highly effective integrations between Excede and OEM-proprietary methods.

Camp Run-A-Mutt celebrates 15 cage free years

All month lengthy, Camp Run-A-Mutt is celebrating its 15-year anniversary of offering cage free doggie daycare and in a single day boarding to pups throughout the nation. Camp places are internet hosting a fundraiser for his or her native shelters, and clients can drop off donation objects. Particular promotional merchandise can even be given away in appreciation for patrons and their Campers. The thought behind Camp Run-A-Mutt was impressed by a canine named Andy, a candy English Springer Spaniel. The co-founder and president wished to pay tribute to his beloved companion by constructing a spot he knew Andy would love.

MedCrypt expands cybersecurity partnerships

SAN DIEGO — MedCrypt Inc., the proactive cybersecurity resolution supplier for medical machine producers, introduced its work with six diabetes care know-how suppliers, together with the main producers of insulin pumps and steady glucose screens, to allow the subsequent technology of diabetes know-how to get to market sooner with safety inbuilt by design. MedCrypt presently supplies enhanced safety services for seven of the highest 10 medical machine producers and startups and mid-sized firms

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