July 3, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - - -Our May 2015 radio shows are now online! You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in May, click here and scroll down.
Our interviews included Jana Clark with Cleveland National Forest Foundation (on their suit over the county’s transit plan), internationally acclaimed wildlife photographer Roy Toft, , environmental activist Cindy Buxton (on progress toward Eagle Peak wilderness designation and on an ECM investigation that helped stop dumping on public lands) and Leticia Sandoval with Stronger Communities, a new nonprofit bringing help to East County residents.
Youth from the Juvenile Ranch Facility will be moved to the Camp Barrett facility by early August.
County News Service
July 3, 2015 (Camp Barrett)--Plunging juvenile populations are prompting San Diego County Probation to consolidate operations of its two camps for young people: Juvenile Ranch Facility in Campo and Camp Barrett youth facility in rural Alpine. Both camps house male youths.
June 30, 2015 (San Diego's East County)--Our April 2015 radio shows are now online! You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load). For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in April, click hereand scroll down.
Our interviews included Megan Hamilton with Surfrider Foundation on water-saving ideas, Author Deborah M. Pratt, Ashley Mazanec, San Diego Energy District Foundation, Ken Woodward, Ramona’s Woodward Museum, Jim Cooper, Ramona Old West Days, Joel Gossett, Circle Players on Café Murder, and Estela de los Rios on human trafficking.
July 3, 2015 (La Mesa)--Mama’s Kitchen, www.mamaskitchen.org, prepares and delivers nutritious meals to San Diego men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. Additionally, they provide pantry services (Mama's Pantry) and nutrition education to its clients.
The people of The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa invite you to join them in overfilling a collection barrel for Mama July 8 through July 28. She needs nonperishable food items (no expired food, please): canned tuna, chili, salmon, fruit and soup; peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce, boxed cereal and dry milk (small boxes).
July 3, 2015 (La Mesa) - The FBI and La Mesa Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the suspect responsible for robbing the U.S. Bank, located inside of the Albertsons grocery store located at 8920 Fletcher Parkway, La Mesa, California, on Thursday, July 2 at 10:07 a.m.
July 3, 2015 (Ramona) – On June 29, we reported that this could be the last year for the Ramona fireworks show, since the Ramona Rotary Club had fallen short of raising the enormous funds needed for the display. Fortunately, the Club has now reached its fundraising goal, the Ramona Home Journal reports in an e-mail sent to its readers.
July 2, 2015 (La Mesa) –June Takekawa Hsu, an 85-year-old La Mesa resident, has died of injuries sustained in a crash on northbound I-5 in Del Mar on June 24th shortly before 5 a.m. , the County Medical Examiner’s office reports.
July 2, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - The Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, is having a very special fundraiser that really highlights the history and beauty of San Diego’s East County. “Plein Air paintings of East County,” features the original art of Gloria Chadwick. An open reception, fine art show and sale will be held on the museum’s Tropical Garden Patio on Friday, August 28, 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.View more of Chadwick’s paintings.
July 2, 2015 (Ramona) – The San Diego County Fire Authority and CAL FIRE are making a major upgrade to fire and emergency medical services at the County’s Intermountain fire station. Starting July 1, new, around-the-clock paramedic service will be offered for the first time ever. The station is located east of Ramona along CA-78, a main route to Julian.
July 2, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for Outdoor World RV Park located at 1331 Shasta Way, Boulevard, CA 91905 effective immediately. The water system serves a recreational vehicle park with a swimming pool, office, gift-shop and camp sites.
July 1, 2015 (Lakeside) – The Lakeside Sheriff is looking for you! Neighborhood watch captains, those who don’t yet belong to a neighborhood watch group or would like to establish one in your neighborhood are invited to attend a Neighborhood Watch training put on by the new Lakeside Sheriff substation staff on Friday, July 17 at the Lakeside Community Center 99841 Vine Street) form1 0 a.m. to 2 p.m.
July 2, 2015 (La Mesa) – There have been reports of a young man with dark hair observed going through people’s mailboxes as he goes door to door in La Mesa. He then mentions neighbor’s names, supposedly to sell educational material.
In response, Claudia Ortega of the La Mesa Police Department provided a refresher on solicitors in La Mesa and how to stay safe:
July 1, 2015 (Rancho San Diego) – The American Public Gardens Association (APGA) this week announced the winners of its 2015 member awards. Now in its 39th year, the APGA awards honor the professional horticulture industry's most influential and pioneering individuals and organizations.
June 28, 2015 (San Diego)--Bill Burke, the chief of police for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), passed away today of unknown causes. He was 68 years old. Burke started with MTS in 2001, was promoted to director of security in 2004 and became its first chief of police in 2011. Prior to working with MTS, Burke was the chief of police for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department in Chicago, Ill.
July 1, 2015 (San Diego's East County)-- East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
July 1, 2015 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:
July 1, 2015 (La Mesa) – There is a lot of free summer entertainment in La Mesa this month, including concerts in the park, a movie under the stars, community theater and a walking club, not to mention a host of club activities for all ages and interests at the library.
July 1, 2015 (San Diego) – Law enforcement agencies across the United States, including here in San Diego, have been warned to be on heightened alert for potential terror threats over the July 4th weekend. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that his agency, along with the FBI are “encouraging all law enforcement to be vigilant and prepared.
June 30, 2015 (El Cajon)—A suspected vehicle thief who tried to ram an El Cajon Police officer with a stolen vehicle has been arrested and charged with assault. The suspect, 27-year-old Jose Maldonado of El Cajon, was bitten on the leg by a police dog after a pursuit that covered four miles from El Cajon into Spring Valley.
June 30, 2015 (La Mesa)--Sharp Grossmont was honored with a 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for cancer care. Sharp Grossmont is just one of 331 hospitals to have earned the award by meeting the highest cancer care accreditation standards of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer and other robust criteria that consider female patient satisfaction.
July 1, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Spring Valley resident Gabriella Martinez, 7, who goes by Ella, recently received a special haircut and found a way to give back to children needing hair replacement.
June 30, 2015 (Washington D.C.)--The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday the lethal-injection drug midazolam does not violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment – clearing the way for states like Florida to resume using the drug in capital cases.
June 30, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--A thunderstorm soaking many parts of San Diego County this afternoon means residents and businesses must turn off their irrigation systems for at least 48 hours after the rain ends. By state law, it’s illegal to irrigate landscapes during measurable rainfall and for 48 hours afterward. As a practical matter, irrigation systems can be left off for much longer after a significant rain event.
June 30, 2015 (La Mesa) -- On Friday, July 24, at La Mesita Park, the City of La Mesa presents the movie “Despicable Me 2” (rated PG). The Movie starts at 8:00 pm with pre-show entertainment at 7:30 pm. La Mesita Park is located adjacent to the Junior Seau Sports Complex at 8855 Dallas Street, La Mesa. This is FUN family entertainment at its best -“Movie Night Under the Stars.”
June 30, 2015 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber invites you to attend the upcoming “Summer Bash” Business Expo on Wednesday, August 12, 2015. This unique evening provides the public, as well as other business members with the opportunity to meet and enjoy conversation with over 50 local businesses that will be there. In addition to the fun-filled evening, the majority of the businesses participating will be giving away a free raffle item to lucky winners throughout the evening.
June 30, 2015 (El Cajon)--Camp Bow Wow and Behavior Buddies of El Cajon will host their 5th Annual Yappy Hour season at the Downtown Café in El Cajon. The Yappy Hour is held every third Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. The event includes “puptinis” for pups, a happy hour menu and more.
In addition to a fun social event, each Yappy Hour is dedicated to raising money for a local charity, with this year’s proceeds benefitting Labs and More Dog Rescue.
Through sales of opportunity drawing tickets, participants will be entered to win many fabulous opportunity-drawing prizes. The pups will enjoy free Puptini’s while owners can order off of the Downtown Café’s delicious Happy Hour Menu.