March 30, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Time Magazine reports that a new study has found antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle yards in Texas have become airborne—meaning they could spread to people.
March 30, 2015 (Julian) - Julian, San Diego’s historic gold community, hosts A Taste of Julian on April 11th from 1 to 5 p.m. This rural dining adventure features a self-guided culinary tour of restaurants, wineries and breweries.
March 29, 2015 (Sacramento)—The Courage Campaign has mounted a campaign asking the state to stop Nestlé from bottling scarce California water during the drought and selling it out of state for profit. The activist group has an online petition asking the state to intervene. Nestle’s operations are impacting public, private and tribal water supplies.
March 30, 2015 (Jamul)—Jamul’s Fire Station now has paramedics on every fire engine. Starting in mid-March, Jamul has had three paramedics to provide advanced life support services that emergency medical technicians can’t provide—such as administering IV medications and defibrillation of heart attack patients.
March 30, 2015 - (San Diego) - Dan Jacobson, Program Director for Environment California states,“San Diego is one of the country’s brightest stars when it comes to solar power.”
The results of a study done by the Environment California Research & Policy Center found San Diego ranks second in the nation overall in solar photovoltaic installations and fourth in the amount of megawatts of solar power generated per capita.
March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--San Diego County only requires that ambulances response within 30 minutes in rural areas, unlike urban areas where the limit is 10 minutes. The American Heart Association reports that brain death and permanent death start to occur in 4–6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest. The County's response time requirements are far too long for a heart attack patient to survive without brain damage. In addition, these times mean it sometimes takes more than the "golden hour" to reach a hospital following a trauma, stroke or other medical emergency, the time frame that medical experts recommend for saving lives.
Take our Poll: Should San Diego County require faster ambulance response than the 30 minutes currently required in rural areas?
March 28, 2015 (Lemon Grove) – An after-school assistant at Lemon Grove Academy was arrested Wednesday after she began acting bizarrely and barricaded herself in a classroom along with several children from 1st through 7th grade.
Honored for Long Record Supporting Immigrants and Working Families
East County News Service
March 29, 2015 (San Diego)-- Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat, was honored Thursday night with the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Legacy Award for her career supporting immigrants and working families. In commemoration of Cesar Chavez Day, the awards are presented to those who exemplify excellence and unparalleled commitment to community empowerment and advocacy.
March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--Connecting with Nature is the theme of the 2015 Explore Mission Trails Day at Mission Trails Regional Park on Saturday, May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children from pony rides to a climbing wall.
March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Vicky DeLong - Ceramic Art and Michelle Gonzalez - Acrylic and Watercolor paintings.
March 25, 2015 (La Mesa)—Supervisor Dianne Jacob will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Marie Callender's, 6950 Alvarado Road San Diego, CA 92120.
March 28, 2015 (Washington D.C.) - The House of Representatives has passed broad changes to our nation’s Medicare system. The bill would raise premium costs for higher income earners and extend a health insurance program for children, also setting a new formula for paying doctors.
The bill passed by a 392 to 37 vote and now advances to the Senate.
March 27, 2015 (San Diego)--Looking to get away from the stress of everyday life? Or perhaps you have a new personal fitness goal for 2015? Maybe you just enjoy nature or have an adventurous spirit and want to get out and explore your surroundings. Spring is here- and it’s a great time to put down the electronic devices and participate in a sport you can do at your own pace.
No matter your motivation, the San Diego County Parks and Recreation Department has more than 300 miles of trails throughout the County. The County has picked out ten trails for you to check out in 2015 with a wide variety of lengths, skill levels and sights.
March 27, 2015 (San Diego) – The City of San Diego’s Ethics Commission will make a presentation at its next meeting on a potential increase in registration fees for lobbying firms and organization lobbyists. Information on this matter can be found in this City Clerk Report.
March 27, 2015 (La Mesa) - Noted author, five-time Emmy nominee and co-executive producer and head writer of the award-winning science fiction series, Quantum Leap, Deborah Pratt, will lead an array of local literary talent at an event titled Romancing San Diego 2.0. With her latest book, The Tempting: Seducing the Nephilim, this promises to be an entertaining and informative session. This accomplished actress will be the featured celebrity guest at the Grossmont Center in La Mesa., which will feature an author panel and book signing.
March 26, 2015 (San Diego)--If you think San Diego is having some growing pains, you may be right. The Census Bureau’s numbers are in, and San Diego County is now the fifth most populous county in the nation.
March 26, 2015 (Santee) – Randy Voepel, Santee’s Mayor for the past 15 years, has thrown his hat in the ring to run for the 71st State Assembly seat that Brian Jones is vacating due to term limits, SD Rostra reports. He’ll be running against Michael Harrison, who works for Congressman Duncan Hunter and previously worked for Hunter’s father when he served in Congress.
March 25, 2015 (Washington D.C.) – The Supreme Court this week is hearing arguments in the case of San Francisco v. Sheehan to determine whether or not San Francisco police officers were justified in shooting and killing a mentally ill woman in her own home. The officers fired five rounds and the case centers on whether non-lethal force should be used first in such cases.