April 16, 2012 (La Mesa) -- On the fourth Thursday of each month, the Space Bar Internet Café at 7454 University in La Mesa presents open mike night at 7:30 p.m. The featured performer on April 26 will be Liz Huerta, a writer, who composes verse of truth and beauty interspersing moments of existential angst with human realizations. Liz has lived in Barcelona, Mexico City and San Diego.
What can be done to make Highway 94 safer? April 19 meeting set at Barrett Junction Cafe
“Pray for me, I drive Highway 94”
April 16, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)--That’s a bumper sticker spotted now and again on cars, SUVs and trucks traversing State Route 94 as it departs suburban San Diego out past Rancho San Diego and Jamul and enters a world quite different.
The people who live along SR 94 “out east” toward Dulzura and Barratt Junction, Potrero and Campo are a different breed — a blend of distinctly Mid-Western American values of land and open space with a spirit of entrepreneurship to raise horses and sheep and to plant vineyards and bottle and brand their own wines.
April 16, 2012 (Lakeside) – The 48th Annual Lakeside Rodeo will take place at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. The annual event has been a tradition since the first rodeo was held back in 1920. It encompasses a series of events April 20-22 that celebrate the community’s Wild West heritage.
Each day’s rodeo performances include seven events: saddle bronco riding, tie down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, and barrel racing. Other events, including Saturday’s Western Days Parade sponsored by the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce, are also slated.
April 16, 2012 (Dehesa) – San Miguel Fire District’s Engine 23 and its three person crew was the first on the scene of a chimney fire in a home on the 1200 block of Avenida Elisa on April 15 at 10:46 p.m. The fire, which began in the chimney box, quickly moved to the attic. Containing the blaze was problematic because the flames burning in the attic compromised the strength of the roof, according to Leonard Villarreal with the District. The blaze was knocked down in approximately 30 minutes.
Santee Teen receives Miss Teen San Diego Cities Honor
April 16, 2012 (San Diego) -- On Sunday, April 15, 2012 Kayla Ross of Rancho Bernardo was crowned Miss San Diego Cities 2012 while Savannah Keener of Santee was crowned Miss Teen San Diego Cities 2012. Young women from across San Diego County had entered the pageants in hopes of becoming the new city ambassadors. The contestants were scored on personal interview, speech, poise and personality, physical fitness and beauty, evening gown and an on stage impromptu question.
April 16, 2012 (La Mesa)--This year, to celebrate La Mesa's 100th anniversary, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce is expanding its 4th Annual Taste of La Mesa to be the Taste of the Century.
The event, set for June 11, will feature an expanded venue & more restaurants than ever before, as well as VIP opportunities.
- CSU faculty members set to vote on strike (Sacramento Bee)
- Jerry Brown turns to robocalls and mailers to qualify his ballot initiative (Sacramento Bee)
- San Diego County: Rents are Rising (KPBS)
- Palomar campgrounds reopen after successful fundraising drive (KPBS)
- Rattlesnakes cruise for females, find people (North County Times)
- Caregiver sentenced in elder abuse of Pearl Harbor victim (San Diego Union-Tribune)
- Taliban hits Kabul, other Afghanistan cities in coordinated attack (Washington Post)
- Man in nursing home awakens listening to music from his past (Time)
- U.S. condemns North Korea missile launch, warns on nuclear (Reuters)
- Politifact: Romney claim on women job losses under Obama is “mostly false” (Politifact)
- Just a few states could decide battle for Obama, Romney (Los Angeles Times)
- US homebuying season finally signaling a recovery (AP)
- Residents dig out after Midwest tornadoes (NPR)
- Don’t wait for Social Security check in the mail (Bloomberg Businessweek)
- 15 mind-blowing facts about wealth and inequality in America (Business Insider)
By Miriam Raftery
April 15, 2012 (La Mesa) – An unarmed, uniformed security guard was robbed of cash and a cell phone by two men, one armed with a hunting knife. The incident occurred on April 13 at approximately 9:49 p.m. at the Parkway Pointe Condominium Complex located at 7500 Parkway Drive in La Mesa. La Mesa police have released descriptions of the suspects.
By Miriam Raftery
April 15, 2012 (McCain Valley) –Winds of change are blowing in McCain Valley, where Iberdrola Renewables hopes to build the 200 megawatt (MW) Tule Wind energy facility that could power an estimated 60,000 homes.
On May 18, the County Planning Commission is slated to hear the project, with a hearing before the Board of Supervisors anticipated in June.
LATINO LEADERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS RALLY FOR SOLIDARITY IN DISTRICT 9: EMERALD URGES GREATER CIVIC PARTICIPATION
By Nadin Abbott
JULIAN’S FIRST FILM FESTIVAL, “WILD AND SCENIC ON TOUR” SHOWCASES FILMS, FILMMAKERS AND MUSIC MAY 4-6
Event will showcase student talent
April 14, 2012 (San Diego) – More than 1,000 high school business students from over 65 high school Virtual Enterprise programs from California and Illinois will participate in the 11th annual Southern California Virtual Enterprise Trade/Fair Business Competition on April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Avenue, San Diego and features more than 65 booths staffed by students marketing virtual products or services showcasing their student-run businesses.
April 14, 2012 (San Diego) – The College Area Business District is holding its 2nd Annual College Area Taste on April 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Old Town Trolley will be available to drop patrons off in front of every participating restaurant’s door. The tour starts at the BID Office at 4704 College Ave., San Diego.
By Kate Yapjoco
April 14, 2012 (Spring Valley) -- The annual free Spring Valley Community Health and Wellness Festival is being held April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Spring Valley County Park, 8735 Jamacha Blvd., Spring Valley.
April 14, 2012 (Lake Morena) -- Take a relaxing and easy hike at Lake Morena Regional County Park on April 21 at 2:30 p.m., at 2550 Lake Morena Drive, Campo. During the hike you will learn about native plants in the area, and how the Kumeyaay Indians utilized the natural vegetation in their daily lives. You will also learn the history of Lake Morena.
April 14, 2012 (Santa Ysabel) -- Spring is the perfect time to enjoy a guided hike in the beautiful Santa Ysabel Preserve. Join park Rangers and explore the many wildflowers of the area, and watch for the varied wildlife. The April 22 hike will depart from the Highway 79 Staging area at 9:00 a.m. The April 28 hike will leave from the Farmer Staging area located at 500 Farmer Rd.