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The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA), a watchdog organization that promotes accountable, cost-effective and efficient government, recently honored KNSD-TV NBC 7 San Diego and the Voice of San Diego (VOSD) with a Media Watchdog award at its recent Golden Watchdog and Fleece Awards, held May 16 at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. SDCTA said the NBC 7 Responds Team, including Bob Hansen, Dorian Hargrove and Tom Jones, along with VOSD reporter Ry Rivard, uncovered a “glitch” in faulty meter readers that led to billing errors and higher water bills for San Diego Public Utilities Dept. customers. “After disproving several allegations made by the Public Utilities Dept, this series of stories prompted an internal review of the agency that culminated in a structural reorganization,” SDCTA said.
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San Diego-based Chuze Fitness, a fitness club chain in the western U.S., has announced the hiring of Billy Grenham as chief marketing officer (CMO). Grenham previously spent the past five years with Taco Bell Corp., most recently as global director of marketing and communications. Prior to Taco Bell, Grenham led brand management and digital marketing at IZZE Sparkling Juice, PepsiCo’s natural beverage division. He also worked at Old Spice, where he headed “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” campaign. Grenham grew up in Southern California and graduated from California State University Long Beach in 2005. His mother and father founded and have operated a youth-focused, community gym for the past 30 years. Chuze Fitness operates 30 outlets in California, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.