AROund The Ranch...Ah-Ha hits 256,000 indexed Google pages; #518,992 in US traffic...
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This just in: Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News now ranks #518,992 in US web traffic. (contrast: coast news ranks #924,601 with an -5.17 decline last month)
Ah-Ha Rancho Santa Fe News now has 256,000 indexed Google pages. (rsf review has 6,740).
AH RSF News has 11,000 indexed Bing pages (rsf review has 3,900)
So, who do you think is the actual local media moving forward? Expanded sponsorship opportunities soon will be available.
DON'T BE THINKING of robbing no avocado groves
In an effort to fight avocado theft in the area, San Diego County recently formed an Avocado Anti-Theft Task Force. The task force is a joint effort between Agriculture, Weights and Measures (AWM), the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office and the Department of Environmental Health (DEH).
AWM and DEH inspectors, along with representatives from the Sheriff’s office, will look for proper proof of ownership documents, avocado inspection stamps and labels on boxes and bins during routine visits to roadside stands, restaurants, markets and other businesses where stolen avocados may be found.
Representatives from those agencies toured Henry Avocado in Escondido, where they received valuable training in how to recognize the differences between commercially packaged and purchased avocados versus stolen avocados
OK SO WHY DOES SOLANA BEACH executive david OTT get $193,250 a year in base pay? FOR WHAT?
It is being reported locally that Solana Beach city manager David Ott got a 7.2 percent raise in base pay, hiking his annual salary to $193,250.
Ott said the hike in base pay was actually 3.75 percent when adjusted to account for a cellphone and car allowance he no longer receives.
Ott had left Solana Beach after U-T San Diego conducted a similar city manager compensation survey in 2010. He rejoined the city last December, and said he has taken on several more supervisory duties than he previously had because of cutbacks.
The city eliminated its finance director and deputy city manager positions, transferring most of those duties to Ott.
“I have much more responsibility now, including parks and recreation and human resources and information technology,” he said.
The city avoided having to lay anyone off during the recession, but has eliminated some positions through attrition, he said.
Carlsbad City Manager Lisa Hildabrand, who resigned Oct. 22, was being paid $230,492 — a 6.1 percent increase from $217,200 in the last survey.