HILLARY CLINTON SELECTS TIM KAINE AS VICE PRESIDENTIAL RUNNING MATE

FIRE IN RAMONA

SIX DEAD IN SHOOTING IN MUNICH, GERMANY; POLICE "LOOKS LIKE A TERROR ATTACK"

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY FOUR: TRUMP IS OFFICIALLY NOMINEE, IVANKA DEFENDS HER FATHER ON CLOSING NIGHT

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY THREE: PENCE ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, CRUZ DOESN'T ENDORSE TRUMP

TRUMP FORMALLY NOMINATED AT DAY TWO OF REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY ONE: TRUMP VS. ANTI-TRUMP, CELEBRITIES HAVE THEIR SAY

133 ACRE BRUSH FIRE EAST OF BARONA

VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN BATON ROUGE; THREE OFFICERS DEAD, SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE

PROTESTS ERUPT IN TURKEY AFTER MILITARY STAGES MASSIVE COUP

TERROR ON BASTILLE DAY: 70 PEOPLE AND COUNTING DEAD AS TRUCK HITS CROWD IN NICE

DREW POMERANZ TO RED SOX

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL’S MONTHLY ELECTRICITY BILL FROM $180,000 TO ZERO

 

East County News Service

 

July 19, 2016 (La Mesa) – The lights are staying on for patients and medical staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa thanks to a new Central Energy Plant (CEP), the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) reports. And, the hospital’s normal electric bill to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) of about $180,000 per month is now zero.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY ONE: TRUMP VS. ANTI-TRUMP, CELEBRITIES HAVE THEIR SAY

 

East County News Service

July 18, 2016 (Cleveland) - Day one of the Republican National Convention was already filled with drama, as Trump supporters and anti-Trump delegates took the floor for a tug of war.

133 ACRE BRUSH FIRE EAST OF BARONA

UPDATE AS OF JULY 20, 1:08 PM:  FEATHER FIRE 100% CONTAINED AT 100 ACRES/

UPDATE AS OF 2:24 PM:  Fire 90% contained, lawn mower believed to be cause of blaze.

UPDATE AS OF 9:47 AM July 19:  Fire 65% contained, still at 133 acres.

UPDATE AS OF 8:48 P.M.:  Fire 50% contained, still at 133 acres.

East County Alerts

Photo courtesy Geof Applegate

July 18, 2016 (Barona) - A fast moving brush fire east of the Barona Reservation started at around 14:00 hours, and has a rapid rate of spread. Residents on or around Feather Canyon Road are under evacuation orders, with Sheriff's officers carrying out those contacts.

As of 17:00 hours, the evacuation order has been lifted and the acreage has been updated to 133 after more thorough mapping.  The fire is still holding.  Crews are on scene.

Large animals can be taken to Equestrian Center at 16911 Gunn Stage Road in Ramona.

HELP CLEAR THE SHELTERS – COUNTY WAIVES ADOPTION FEES JULY 23

 

Source: County News Service

SAN DIEGO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION REACTS TO THE SHOOTINGS IN BATON ROUGE

 

Source: San Diego Police Officers Association

July 18, 2016 (San Diego) - Brian R. Marvel, President of the San Diego Police Officers Association, has released the following statement on behalf of the association in response to the shooting deaths of three Baton Rouge police officers:

MASS CASUALTY/ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING IN LA MESA THIS THURSDAY

 

Source: Heartland Fire Press Release

July 18, 2016 (La Mesa) - On Thursday July 21st at 9:45 a.m., Heartland Fire & Rescue in partnership with La Mesa Police Department and allied agencies, will be conducting our annual Mass Casualty Incident training. The training will include an Active Shooter element. This training allows Law Enforcement and Fire Department personnel to work together in the event of an actual active shooter, like what we have recently seen in Dallas, Texas and San Bernardino, California. To make this training more realistic, we will have live actors in moulage, simulating injuries that we would encounter in this type of emergency.

PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK SAN DIEGO TO MEET WITH CONGRESSMAN SUSAN DAVIS TODAY AT 3:30

 

Source:  National Action Network San Diego

July 18, 2016 (San Diego) - Reverend Shane Harris, president of the National Action Network San Diego branch, will meet with Congresswoman Susan Davis today at 3:30 p.m. to find common ground in policy and reform in regards to the recent police shootings.

RESIDENTIAL STRUCTURE FIRE IN EL CAJON

 

East County News Service

July 18, 2016 (El Cajon) - At approximately 12:00 p.m. Sunday, Heartland Fire & Rescue units from El Cajon were dispatched to reports of a single story, single family residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Leslie Road in El Cajon.  Fire crews arrived within 5 minutes to discover smoke and fire coming from a room attached to the rear of the structure. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the area of origin with some attic involvement.The fire was controlled within 10 minutes.

THE SWEEP CURSE IS GONE; PADRES SWEEP GIANTS 5-3 ON OUTSTANDING OUTING FROM EDWIN JACKSON

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  National Ice Cream Day at Petco Park.  Courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 17, 2016 (San Diego) - It's that day again, folks.  Sweep day.  Do the Padres finally break the curse?  Surprise:  they did.  And they did it in a dramatic way.  The kind of dramatic that's way more dramtic than it should've been.  Not the good kind of dramatic.

VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN BATON ROUGE; THREE OFFICERS DEAD, SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE

 

East County News Service

Slideshow photo courtesy @CNN on Twitter

July 17, 2016 (Baton Rouge, La.) - Three police officers and one shooter are dead and three officers are wounded in a shooting in the latest incident of police violence, this time in the capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, this morning, CNN reports.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY: PADRES, GIANTS EXCHANGE GIFTS, GO TO EXTRA INNINGS, PADRES COME AWAY WITH WIN TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 16, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres looked to capitalize on the momentum from beating the Giants for the first time this season last night.  Jeff Samardzija took the mound against Luis Perdomo.

FDA APPROVES FIRST INTRAOCULAR LENS WITH EXTENDED RANGE OF VISION FOR CATARACT PATIENTS

 

Source:  FDA news release

July 16, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the first intraocular lens (IOL) that provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their sharpness of vision (visual acuity) at near, intermediate and far distances.

PROTESTS ERUPT IN TURKEY AFTER MILITARY STAGES MASSIVE COUP

 

By Jonathan Goetz

July 16, 2016 (Ankara) - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has survived what he calls a coup attempt. Military officials who closed a CNN office were arrested by police, who guarded the military men in custody from an angry crowd. 161 people are confirmed dead as three bombs exploded at Parliament, which went into lockdown. 

SANTANA HIGH COACH ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WITH A STUDENT

 

Source: San Diego Sheriff's Press Release

July 15, 2016 (Santee) - Detectives from the Sheriff's Child Abuse Unit arrested Santana High School Campus Supervisor/track coach Keith Silvia, 49, for engaging in sexual conduct with a female student.

EAST COUNTY POSSE STRIVES TO GIVE PEOPLE "A HAND UP, NOT A HAND OUT"

 

By Janis Russell 

 

Photo: Mark Allan

July 15, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - The East County Posse was founded a little more than 10 years ago. The mission is to help East County residents “in need of a hand up, not a hand out.” ECM met with East County Posse’s board member, Mark Allan, and chairman/CEO, Greg Brown, for an interview about this organization.  

SOMALIANS PROTEST UNFAIR TREATMENT

 

By Janis Russell 

July 15, 2016 (San Diego) - Somalians have endured unfair treatment as employees at GTS (Glacier Technical Solutions).  On Tuesday, many of them lined up outside 555 W Beech St, where the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is located, to protest and make the public aware of their situation. 

TERROR ON BASTILLE DAY: 70 PEOPLE AND COUNTING DEAD AS TRUCK HITS CROWD IN NICE

UPDATES AS OF 9:35 PM PT:  80 dead, 16 critical condition, one police officer dead.  Terrorist investigation HAS been opened. 

Updates:  French police now saying there are at least 70 dead.   

East County News Service

Photo courtesy Eric Gaillard, Reuters

July 14, 2016 (Nice, Fra.) - Today is Bastille Day, the French Fourth of July.  But the celebration was cut short tonight in the city of Nice, a popular tourist destination in France, as a truck accelerated into a crowd of revelers, killing at least 70 and injuring at least 100 people and French authorities say the death toll is rising.  The incident IS being treated as a terrorist attack. 

EL CAPITAN EXTREME HIKING CHALLENGE JULY 16

 

Source: County News Service

July 14, 2016 (Lakeside) - Are you ready for a challenge? El Capitan is arguably one of the most rugged and difficult trails in San Diego County. Bring a gallon of water and snacks, a hat, sunscreen and wear sturdy shoes for this very difficult 7-hour, 12-mile round-trip hike up to the top of El Cajon Mountain.

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