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July 29 – 60th Annual City of San Diego Lifeguard Relay

District Two Councilmember (and club member) Ed Harris invites you to the 60th Annual City of San Diego Lifeguard Relay Where Mission Beach Lifeguard Tower 3141 Ocean Front Walk, San Diego, CA 92109 When July 29, 2014 6:00 PM The San Diego Lifeguard Relay pits the four beach districts of the City of San Diego Lifeguard Service against one another in a 12‐leg race which highlights the skills necessary to perform ocean rescues, such as running, swimming, and paddling. This year’s relays will provide each district an opportunity to raise money for exceptional, local nonprofits: The Southern District, co‐captained by Councilmember Emerald and Councilmember Kersey, will be supporting the OBCDC Veterans Plaza Memorial Project The Central District, co‐captained by Councilmember Alvarez and Councilmember Cole, will be supporting the The Jackie Robinson YMCA The Northern District, co‐captained by Councilmember Gloria and Councilmember Lightner, will be supporting the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation The Boating Safety Unit and Mission Bay, co‐captained by Councilmember Sherman and Councilmember Zapf, will be supporting Rady Children’s Hospital Photos courtesy of the …

San Diego Lifeguards Endorse David Alvarez for Mayor

San Diego’s Lifeguards, including club member Ed Harris, joined Councilmember David Alvarez today to announce their endorsement for Mayor. The lifeguards endorsed Alvarez, citing clear differences in the two candidates and times where Alvarez’s opponent, Kevin Faulconer hasn’t delivered for public safety. Ed Harris, spokesperson for the San Diego Lifeguard Association said it was Alvarez who pushed the public-private partnership with Toyota forward providing new equipment for lifeguards and saving the City over a million dollars. “Councilmember Alvarez does more than just listen, he has consistently pushed for staffing, training funds and innovative programs that support safe beaches,” Harris said. “Kevin Faulconer voted to cut Lifeguard staffing and eliminate lifeguard training. It was David who provided the leadership lifeguards needed to reinstate staffing and training.” Harris finalized, “David does what he says he will do, Kevin just talks about it.” Alvarez stated that the coastal communities and San Diego’s economy rely on safe beaches and he’s been clear and consistent in supporting lifeguards and public safety since joining the City Council. “When I joined the City Council, …