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Tuesday, November 8, 2022, San Diego Metro Magazine

How can California increase its water supply?

By Rachel Becker | Cal Matters

Time and again, drought throws California into a familiar rush to provide enough water. Cities and towns are calling for conservation and preparing for shortages. Fallow cultivators and herders sell cows. And thousands of people are finding they can’t get another drop out of their well.

So where can California get enough water to survive the last dry stretch – and the next, and the next?

Can it pump more water from the salty Pacific Ocean? Dealing with waste flushed down toilets and sewers washed? Capturing runoff from streets to storm sewers? Towing icebergs from Antarctica to Los Angeles?

The Newsom administration unveiled a roadmap to bolster the state’s water supply. But the plan – which contains few details, distant deadlines and few plans for agriculture – has been the subject of criticism.

Each time another drought occurs, an array of suggestions rise to the surface. We look at the strategies that might work – as well as the wackier ones – and the obstacles they face.

Top photo: Pipelines from the Poseidon water desalination plant in Carlsbad. (Photo by Mike Blake, Reuters, via CalMatters)

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Rejuvenating Bio’s New San Diego Office
Rejuvenate Bio opens new office in San Diego

Rejuvenate Bio announced the launch of its new office in San Diego, which will help foster and accelerate the discovery and development of gene therapies for human and animal health. The office will support all functions, including business development and clinical operations functions.

“The launch of our new office in this premier biotech hub allows us to actively pursue our business development efforts and leverage the talent and expertise San Diego has to offer,” said Daniel Oliver, CEO and Co-Founder. “This will help us in our recruitment efforts as we launch our first-in-human gene therapy clinical trial next year.”

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on November 18 at 2 p.m. at 3560 Dunhill St., San Diego 921221.

Medvantx launches pharmacy platform
and appoints five key leaders

Medvantx, a San Diego-based healthcare technology and services company, on Monday launched Medvantx Insights, a fully integrated, non-commercial pharmacy platform, and announced the expansion of executive leadership to continue its mission to advance the access to medicines and health care for individuals across the country. , including those who are underinsured or uninsured.

Medvantx Insights merges the company’s decades of experience with advanced technology solutions to leverage its 99.98% prescription order accuracy, expansive deliveries and affordability. The platform provides operational, compliance and financial information to manufacturers through advanced analytics and uses API-based integration between technology platforms for seamless access.

Under the leadership of CEO Prasanna Parthasarathy, appointed in May 2022, Medvantx has restructured its operations. Key leadership appointments include Joy Neely as Chief Commercial Officer, Micah Benford as Chief Medical Affairs Officer, Evan Brugger as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Jennie Metenosky as Vice President of customer experience and Courtney Ray as vice president of people and culture.

UC San Diego Health Awarded
advanced certification in spine surgery

UC San Diego Health has earned the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery (ACSS) by meeting or exceeding the highest level of National Performance Standards. The Gold Seal represents a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s demonstrated ability to implement results-driven processes and advance patient outcomes. Certification was achieved through an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Neurological Surgery and the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health.

“More than 100 people have come together on our spine care teams to prepare for this certification process,” said Susan Bukata, MD, orthopedic surgeon and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health. “The team-centered approach ensured coordination of best practices and brought together diverse perspectives and expertise to provide the highest quality care for patients with spinal disorders.”

Tony Chung appointed chief information officer
California state officer in San Marcos
Tony Chung

Cal State San Marcos has named Tony Chung as chief information officer, effective January 1, 2023. Chung comes to CSUSM from San Diego State, where he serves as Associate Vice President for Enterprise Information Systems.

In this role, he oversees the strategic direction and stewardship of SDSU’s enterprise information systems ecosystem.

He has worked at the university for over 14 years, with a diverse portfolio spanning technical and programmatic units in Information Technology, Student Affairs, and Academic Affairs.

Prior to joining SDSU, Chung served as Senior Director of Technology for Student Affairs at UC Riverside.

He brings over 25 years of experience in the private and public sectors, including the last 17 years in higher education at major public universities serving a diverse region and student body.

As an entrepreneur and business and technology professional, he has worked with clients ranging from Major League Baseball to Carnegie Hall.

Beyond King Tut Exhibition
Upcoming Beyond King Tut Exhibition
at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on January 27

San Diego Community Newspaper Group

One hundred years to the day after the historic discovery of King Tut’s tomb, ‘Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience’, a new exhibit created in partnership with the National Geographic Society, will bring the magic and mystery of ancient Egypt to San Diego. area, opening at the Wyland Center at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a limited time starting January 27.

The multi-gallery, multi-sensory exhibit takes visitors on a time travel adventure to ancient Egypt. With nine galleries to explore, Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience unravels the 3,300-year-old story of King Tut – his reign as a child pharaoh, his family, the discovery of his tomb and the mysteries surrounding his untimely death , and his journey to the afterlife. Tickets are a sale at

A group of real estate agents honor military veterans in real estate

The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors will hold a ceremony Wednesday to honor local real estate professionals who are military veterans on this year’s Veterans Day. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at SDAR Headquarters, 4845 Ronson Court, San Diego 92111. The event, which is open to the public and all SDAR members, will recognize honorable achievement and selfless service by men and women who helped preserve our freedom and security. All veterans in attendance will receive a flag as a token of appreciation and a complimentary breakfast will be served after the ceremony.

Sempra named Trendsetter for 7e consecutive year

For the seventh consecutive year, sempra has been recognized as a pioneer in corporate political disclosure practices and accountability in the CPA-Zicklin Index 2022. The index is published annually by the Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. It measures political disclosure and accountability policies and practices for election-related spending by S&P 500 and Russell 1000 companies, including political spending policies and board oversight. Companies that score 90 points or more on the index are considered Trendsetters.

IT TechPros Inc. introduces Jeff David, President and CEO

IT TechPros Inc., a managed IT services provider in Escondido, introduces President and CEO Jeff David.

David has over 20 years of IT experience, including a decade in project management and finance. David served as Technical Manager for the San Diego County Refreshment Project in 2000.

He managed all aspects of the hardware refresh project, from planning, testing, implementation, planning and coordination.

He also successfully managed the deployment of over 15,000 end-user devices in San Diego County. He then became an IT manager at Genetech, a biotechnology company.

He founded IT TechPros in 2006.

Procede Software partners with DocuPhase

Procede Software, a provider of heavy-duty vehicle dealership management systems and solutions, has partnered with DocuPhase, a provider of business process automation (BPA) and document management solutions, to bring the management of end-to-end document and workflow automation to heavy-duty utility vehicle customers. The companies have built an integration between their solutions that will allow users to not only digitally capture, sort and store documents, but also automate the workflows associated with many of their most common processes.

Northwest Pipe Company will supply
water transmission pipe for the city of San Diego

Northwest Pipe Company, a manufacturer of water-related infrastructure including engineered pipe systems and pre-engineered products, has been selected by Sukut Construction and the City of San Diego to fabricate engineered steel pipe for the Pure program Water Morena Conveyance South and Middle Project.The Pure Water Pipeline includes 11 different projects that will clean recycled water to produce 30 million gallons per day of high quality purified water. The city uses proven water purification technology to turn recycled water into safe, high-quality drinking water while reducing the amount of treated water discharged into the ocean.

Webb Foodservice Design
acquires Dieli Murawka Howe

Webb Foodservice Design Consultants has acquired Dieli Murawka Howe (DMH), a foodservice design firm with offices in San Diego and Las Vegas. DMH, an industry leader and innovator in the highly specialized field of foodservice design, has provided award-winning services for projects across the country and in multiple international markets for the past 45 years. DMH specializes in K-12 school design, large centralized production kitchen design, culinary arts design, and healthcare design. As a result of this transaction, DMH will expand the K-12 and Healthcare divisions of Webb Foodservice Design.