May 28, 2015 (Lemon Grove) – If you’re looking for a wedding cake that’s personalized, beautiful and delicious, you’ll find your heart’s desire at Grove Pastry Shop in Lemon Grove. When San Diego Style Wedding magazine held a competition for wedding cake bakers last year, Grove Pastry Shop won six of eight categories (and didn’t enter the other two).
In business since 1947, the bakery has evolved with the times, now offering an array of options ranging from specialty cake flavorings from mango to margaritas, as well as decorating options from tiered chandeliers to tattoos. One thing that hasn’t changed, however, is the bakery’s commitment to quality –with all cakes hand-crafted and baked the old-fashioned way, with the finest ingredients using many personal recipes from owner Teresa Johnson.
May 28,2015 (Spring Valley)—The La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club honored five local women with its Paul Harris award, named for Rotary Club's founder. The awards, presented at Noah Homes in Spring Valley On May 17th, were presented for outstanding community service to Supervisor Dianne Jacob, retired Grossmont College administrator Eve Lill, Noah Homes CEO Molly Nocon, Water for Children Africa executive director Vickie Butcher, and Jazzercise entrepreneur Susan Shofner.
The tea included catering of delicacies by Aubrey Rose Team Room in La Mesa , a display of vintage museum-quality dolls by Gail Pogue, and china place settings loaned by Rotary Club members.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego) – The House of Representatives will soon be voting on a controversial proposal to fast-track the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, after the Senate approved the fast-tracking. On Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., activist groups led by the Sierra Club and SD County Democrats for Environmental Action plan a rally at Scripps Institute of Oceanography, where they will call on Peters to oppose the fast-track deal.
May 25, 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:
May 26,2015 (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:
May 26, 2015 (Santee) – West Hills High School in Santee was placed in lockdown today after staff received a call at 9:15 a.m. claiming that several bombs had been placed around the campus.
Sheriff’s deputies swiftly responded and found suspicious items, prompting a call to the Bomb Arson unit and a lockdown order for the campus. Additional agencies were summoned including the Santee Fire Dept., San Diego Fire Bomb Squad, federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cal Fire, El Cajon Police and numerous Sheriff’s detectives.
May 26, 2015 (Sacramento) – The California Assembly has passed a controversial measure, Assembly Bill 775, that would require crisis pregnancy centers to disclose if they have no licensed medical provider on staff and to provide women with a list of options including public programs offering free or low-cost prenatal care for those wishing to carry pregnancies to term and abortions for those who don’t.
The bill comes in response to a year-long undercover investigation of the centers by the National Abortion Rights League, which claims the centers are mostly set up by anti-choice groups and that women are given misleading information.
But opponents call the measure a “bully bill” that they contend threatens the existence of abortion-alternative clinics and violates constiutionallly protected religious freedoms.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes a classical guitar concert, a living legends art and photo exhibit, a Flag Day Parade, a fiddle picking contest, women’s health fair and more. Plus we’ll also have a preview of coming attractions including the Taste of La Mesa, Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and the Julian Dance and Back Country Barbecue. So stay tuned for all of these events and much, much more!
May 26, 2015 (San Diego) – More than a dozen young great white sharks have been spotted recently off the Southern California coast, mostly off Huntington Beach. But this week, a six-foot-shark that lifeguards indicate could be a great white was seen off the shore in Oceanside.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - May is national Foster Care month. The Children’s Defense Fund is voicing concerns over the high number of children in foster care who are being given mind-altering drugs—in many cases to control behavior, not address real medical problems.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) – Stands of coastal redwoods have occupied California for millions of years. But now these towering giants are under threat following four years of drought and now, state mandates for cities to cut water.
May 26, 2015 (Warner Springs) – A Fullerton couple missing for two weeks after leaving Valley View Casino has been found. An off-road vehicle rider spotted their vehicle on the Los Coyotes reservation in a remote are near Warner Springs. That’s far off the route searched by authorities, since the couple was believed traveling north to a Mother’s Day celebration at a family member’s home in La Quinta.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego)—A new documentary called ‘The Hunting Ground’ is shining a light on the increasing rate of campus rapes nationwide—and the failure of campuses to take action, particularly when the accused perpetrator is a college sports star.
May 26, 2015 (San Diego)--For the third year in a row, San Diego State University’s men’s baseball team has won the Mountain West Tournament Championship. The Aztecs scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind, adding another later in the game for a 6-4 victory over New Mexico’s Lobos.
May 26, 2015 (La Mesa) -- The annual pancake breakfast is stacked up to be a fun time for the whole family, Sunday June 7 from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the La Mesa Fire Station #11 in the city's civic campus (8034 Allison Ave, La Mesa).
May 25, 2015 (Julian) - Julian’s Sons of the American Legion invite you to the annual Julian Dance and Back Country Barbecue on Saturday, June 13th from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will be held at Menghini Winery (1150 Julian Orchard Drive) and will feature three live bands: Shotgun Wedding, Freight Shakers, and Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash.
May 25, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)--The Community Planning Group for Rancho San Diego, Mt. Helix and Casa de Oroneeds volunteer members to represent the community in planning and land use issues. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. It is a fifteen member advisory body reporting to the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. Applicants must be registered voters residing in the community.
May 25, 2015 (Carlsbad) - The battle for Carlsbad’s power is not over. San Diego Gas & Electric’s proposal to replace the now retired San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is not popular in San Diego County. The City of Carlsbad tried to stop the developer, NRG Energy, from obtaining a license.
May 24, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)—Rescue Task Force, a nonprofit which started in East County and is now headquartered in San Bernadino, is helping deliver relief supplies to survivors of two devastating earthquakes in Nepal.
May 25, 2015 (Borrego Springs)--An emergency order issued by Governor Jerry Brown is having a harsher impact on some communities than others, since the slash-water-use requirements make no distinction between northern forested communities and places like Borrego Springs, which is located in the Anza-Borrego desert.
May 25, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Alicia Previn’s new book, Give Bees A Chance, was written for children. Though most of the words are simple, the author also uses more sophisticated terms that she is confident younger readers will pick up by context. Her passion comes through every page, because Alicia Previn has worked closely with gardens, insects and the earth for most of her life. Gives Bees A Chance was written for children, but the message is for all of us.
May 23, 2015 (Lemon Grove)--On hand to tell how and why on June 4 at 7 p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center will be historian Robert P. Case and his riveting lecture, "A Tale of Two Cities," the story of the San Diego and San Francisco expositions in 1915.
May 24, 2015 (Sa Diego) – Soitec launched its solar manufacturing facility in San Diego with a $25 million federal grant. The company touted its cutting edge, utility-scale solar collectors as ultra-efficient.
But now the French-based company has announced it is selling off its manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo and other solar assets. The buyer is ConcenSolar. The deal includes all technology assets, manufacturing operations in Freiburg, Germany and San Diego, a company press release indicates.
May 24, 2015 (Mt. Helix) – Can you say “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?” Christian Community Theatre San Diego celebrates its 35th anniversary at the beautiful Mt. Helix Park amphitheater with this summer's production of Mary Poppins.
May 24, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - NOTICE: On May 27th, the staff of the SDWriteWay, me, will be moving to the southern Mexican resort beach town of Zipolite. The calendar may be a bit erratic for a while until I get set up.
May 24, 2015 (Mount Laguna)--The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has lifted the Boil Water Order for the Mount Laguna Recreation Area Water System, operated by the U.S. Forest Service.