ICYMI: Shark Video, Razor Bandit, and Transgender Bathroom Bill

A weekend review of top stories and blogs from our Patch sites in San Diego County.

In case you missed it, here's a look at some of the best stories in the county this week, Sept. 1-7:

Carlsbad Patch

With a little help from her friends, Kelly "Kels" Kirkland is asking the community to Bring Used Shoes to Ralph's in Carlsbad to Help Local Dying of Lung Disease. Kels is battling Pulmonary Fibrosis, and is holding the shoe drive to bring attention to September being Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Month.

Encinitas Patch

There was good news this week when Mutilation Victim Puppy Finds his Happy Ending was announced. Pongo, the little pup whose ears were cut off then left for dead in the trash, found a new home with a San Diego Couple.

Del Mar-Carmel Valley Patch

Looking for a reboot? Health and weight-loss blogger Sara Christensen gives us the low-down on a one-day cleanse from B Bar in Del Mar in her post Be Beaming.

La Jolla Patch

Local Editor Michelle Mowad is a sharkaholic who’s always looking beneath the surface for cool shark news. Take a peek at herYouTube Clip of Week: Killer Images of Leopard Sharks at La Jolla Shores showing leopard sharks swimming at La Jolla Shores.

Coronado Patch

Talk about a smooth criminal. Local police were faced with a “hairy” situation when a thief made off with $564 Worth of Razors Stolen from Vons in Coronado. The suspect also picked up Olay products valued at $389 before dashing out the door.

Imperial Beach Patch

Meet the T-shirt pastor, who wants to know if you Wanna Have Coffee Sometime? John Edwards, the new minister at IB United Methodist Church, is on a mission to make new friends. You can find him blogging on IB Patch, in the pulpit Sundays or at West Coast Café most other days. 

Ramona Patch

Local Editor Steven Bartholow featured a video segment from a local politician called “Are You Kidding Me?” in his storyAssemblyman Jones Calls for Public Input on ‘Transgender Bathroom Bill,’ which addresses new legislation that allows students to be on a sports team or use bathroom and locker facilities with the gender they identify with, regardless of their actual gender. 

La Mesa Patch

Local Editor Khari Johnson featured local shutterbugs when he shared photos and videos with a #LaMesa hashtag published on sites like Instagram, Twitter and YouTube in #LaMesa Life: A Local Social Media Roundup.


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