Following a month’s long search the San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors approved a contract with Sandra L. Kerl to be the new general manager of the region’s wholesale water agency

Kerl has served as the agency’s acting general manager — since the departure in March of longtime General Manager Maureen Stapleton — working closely with the board to lead a staff of approximately 250 employees at offices in Kearny Mesa, Escondido, the Imperial Valley and Sacramento.

“We’ve made great progress diversifying our water supply portfolio to sustain our thriving regional economy, but we have critical work ahead to ensure reliability in the face of climate change and other factors,” Kerl said. “Increasing partnerships, maintaining efficient operations and ensuring fiscal sustainability will help us meet future challenges while benefitting the region’s ratepayers.”

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You can now add some AR to your kids’ D.D.S. adventures.

The Super Dentists, a pediatric dentistry, orthodontics and parent dentistry practice with offices throughout the county, is offering the augmented reality via a singing toothbrush app.

According to The Super Dentists, “The Super Toothbrush Collector’s Edition includes a 4-pack of toothbrushes, targeted for kids ages 4 to 7, that features some of The Super Dentists’ most popular characters, augmented reality, a two-minute tooth-brushing song and a year’s worth of toothbrushes all in one convenient package.”

The latest twist takes a page from “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” with 5 golden tickets hidden in packs of the toothbrushes. The winner gets a four premium theme park passes a lifetime supply of The Super Toothbrush and a VIP tour of The Super Dentists’ Operations.

Dr. Kami Hoss, D.D.S., MS an author, consultant, inventor, speaker, and philanthropist in the fields of dentistry, health care, and education founded Super Dentists with his business partner and wife, Dr. Nazli Keri 23 years ago.