June 14, 2012 (Santee) – Yesterday morning at 10:46 a.m., several neighbors in the 8700 block of Van Horn Street in La Mesa saw three people pull up in a car and park. One exited the car and rang the doorbell of a residence in an apparent attempt to see if someone was home. When no one answered, the male walked around to the rear of house. Several neighbors who witnessed this called the La Mesa Police Department.
By Susan Brinchman
June 15, 2012 (Escondido) – Westfield North County hosts “Be A Sport” Family Fun Day on June 18 at 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido on Level 1 at Center Court. The event will include Little Kids and Big Kids activities.
June 15, 2012 (Folsom) -- The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) is making it easier for media and the public to track power grid conditions and conserve electricity, if necessary. The real-time information is just a click away thanks to new web tools on the ISO homepage: http://www.caiso.com.
BLOCK’S BILL TO REDUCE CAMPUS TENSIONS DURING STUDENT DEMONSTRATIONS PASSES SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
June 15, 2012 (Valley Center) – The lavender is still blooming at Keys Creek Lavender Farm, 12460 Keys Creek Road, Valley Center. The farm is offering free walking tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the end of June. The tours start at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
June 15, 2012 (San Diego) – A Kumeyaay instructor from Baja California will teach how to make an authentic willow basket at the Kumeyaay Lake Campground, 2 Father Junipero Serra Trail San Diego on June 23. The baskets will be smaller copies of the large willow granaries that were historically woven to store each family’s annual crop of acorns.
June 15, 2012 (San Diego) – The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation and the California Art Club present Treasures of the Mission Trails Regional Park Art Exhibit and Benefit on July 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego. The event will include fine art, fine wine, cheese and chocolate.
June 15, 2012 (San Diego) – Malamana will be performing flamenco at Andiamo Ristorante on June 16 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The prixe fixe menu is $29.95 per person and includes 3 courses.
June 13, 2012 (Julian)—Music lovers will want to head east to Julian this weekend for a pair of popular events, both at the Menghini Winery.
On Saturday, Robb Bower presents the annual Julian Blues Bash, ‘Key to the Highway.’ Then on Sunday, bring Dad and the whole family to the Julian Father’s Day Jam for “All American Country Music" for a day jam-packed with fun.
By Miriam Raftery
June 15, 2012 (San Diego) –Who will be squaring off in the November run-off to represent East County and San Diego in Congress and the State Legislature?
With all but 7,000 votes counted locally, according to the Registrar, here’s a rundown on these important race--including our assessment of the odds for those vying in the November run-off election:
June 14, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – Animal Control officers have removed three apparent pit bull dogs from a home in the 3500 block of West Street in Lemon Grove, where an eight-month-old baby boy was attacked late this afternoon.
By Sierra Robinson
2506 Alpine Blvd, Alpine, CA 91901
June 12, 2012 (Alpine)- Janet’s Montana Cafe, a cozy little hideaway in Alpine, definitely shows the true meaning of western-style. The Old West theme was apparent the moment we walked in, greeted by a large bull moose head on the wall.
- Corporate political efforts don’t guarantee results—study (Reuters)
- Romney energy plan includes drilling virtually every part of U.S. – no protections even for national parks (Think Progress)
- Issa demands documents on green energy loans (Fox News)
- Presidential projections on wind power flawed according to new book (KXXV)
- Justice Department sues Florida over voter purge (Huffington Post)
- Mojave desert: Military wants to limit wind development (Riverside Press Enterprise)
- Sebelius: Medicare stronger than ever due to healthcare law (The Hill)
- Family net worth drops to level of early ‘90s (NY Times)
- Colorado wildfire moving fast, not contained (BBC)
- California tribes suing to halt construction of wind factory on sacred land (Indian Country Today)
- Open letter asks Obama to meet with Tribal leaders on Ocotillo Express wind project (Indian Country Today)
- Russian protesters demand Putin resignation (CNN)
- U.N.: Syria children tortured, used as human shields (CNN)
- Syria in Civil War, says U.N. official (BBC)
- Solar-powered “super trees” breathe life into Sinagapore urban oasis (CNN)
- Scottish Power (a division of Iberdrola, developer of Tule Wind) tests U.S. tax breaks on interest (Reuters)
- Ruling on wind farm says countryside as important as climate change targets (UK Telegraph)
East County Magazine to form carpools from San Diego to desert vigil June 23-24
By Miriam Raftery
June 13, 2012 (Ocotillo) – As bulldozers raze their ancestors’ graves, Native American tribes across the southwest are asking for the public’s help to stop the desecration.
If you believe this heartbreak funded by taxpayer dollars is wrong, please join with tribes of all nations to take a spiritual stand together against despoilment of these once protected desert lands for private corporate gain.
Determined to halt the Pattern Energy's Ocotillo Express wind energy project, tribes of all nations will gather for a traditional dusk-to-dawn ceremony to mourn disruption of their ancestors' burial sites. From 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 to dawn on Sunday, June 24, members of the public are encouraged to join with Native American neighbors in the Ocotillo desert for these spiritual ceremonies.
- Carlton Oaks land agreement will connect Mission Trails to River Trail (Santee Patch)
- Victim in fatal Alpine crash was to graduate from UCSD (UT San Diego)
- La Mesa Spring Valley School District faces negative bond rating (San Diego Reader)
- Giant SDG&E line sparks rural activism (UT San Diego)
- A closer look at executive pay at Sempra, Qualcomm and other companies (UT San Diego)
- The local newspaper makes national news- NYT criticizes UT San Diego for using newspaper as pulpit for business interests (Voice of San Diego)
- ‘Third strike’ and GMO foods labeling initiatives qualify ballot (Sacramento Bee)
- Sacramento leaders eye pension changes, sales tax (Sacramento Bee)
- Election officials: get used to uncounted ballots (Sacramento Bee)
- California likely to need to cut spending more (Reuters)
- California Highway Patrol Officers union agrees to monthly furlough (Sacramento Bee)
June 13, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- Scroll down to view a list of this week's obituaries here, or visit www.EastCountyObits.com to read the full obituaries.