July 11, 2012 (La Mesa) – La Mesa-Mount Helix Patch reports that Roshawn Lamar Broadnax, 20, a former Helix Charter High School track and field star, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and spousal abuse.
CITY OF LEMON GROVE HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY TO COMMENCE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW MAIN STREET PROMENADE JULY 19
June 11, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- Construction is set to begin next month on the highly-anticipated Main Street Promenade Redevelopment Project in Lemon Grove. The public is invited to join regional public officials for the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, July 19 at 3:00 p.m. on the 3500 block of Main Street, just north of Broadway.
Feds Urged to Avoid Sensitive Lands, Support Renewable Energy;
Critics contend damaging impacts of renewables ignored by settlement
By Miriam Raftery
July 9, 2012 (San Francisco)— A coalition of conservation organizations and a western Colorado county has reached a landmark settlement agreement with federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Department of Energy, requiring the agencies to revise a Bush-era plan creating energy corridors in the West.
The agreement, filed in federal court in San Francisco, requires the agencies to revise a “West-wide Energy Corridors” plan to facilitate renewable energy, avoid environmentally sensitive areas and prevent webs of pipelines and power lines across the West.
July 11, 2012 (San Diego) – Ali Ahmed, a local college student whose name ended up on the no-fly list returned home to San Diego on Monday, according to news partner 10 News. He arrived at Lindbergh Field after a 20-hour ordeal which included a missed flight and lost luggage.
July 11, 2012 (San Diego) – The Sustainability Alliance of Southern California is holding discussion of nuclear power in Southern California on July 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the California Center for Sustainable Energy, 8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100, San Diego. The presenters are Rochelle Becker, Executive Director of the Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility and John Geesman, Former Executive Director and Commissioner of the California Energy Commission.
July 10, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The County Medical Examiner’s office has identified victims of several accidents this week, including residents of El Cajon, Jamul, and Borrego Springs.
By Nadin Abbott
Update July 17, 2012 - Kaderabek has withdrawn his name from nomination and the APCG is now seeking new applicants, who are encouraged to attend the July 26 meeting.
Updated July 13 with a response from Charles Kaderabek
July 10, 2012 (San Diego)--The Alpine Community Planning Group (ACPG) has voted 11-1 to nominate Charles E. Kaderabek to fill an open seat.
But revelations about a string of delinquent taxes, hefty tax liens, and loss of Kaderabek's law license now raise serious qusetions about his fitness to represent taxpayers.
July 10, 2012 (San Diego) -- Flamenco Night at Andiamo Ristorante is July 14 beginning at 5:30 p.m. with a prix fixe menu. The event features Malamana’s Spanish guitars and vocals in a fusion of flamenco and romantic Latin music.
CELEBRATE THE GRAND RE-OPENING OF THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF EAST COUNTY’S NEW TECHNOLOGY CENTER JULY 12
July 10, 2012 (Lakeside) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of East County will be holding a Grand Re-Opening of the Lakeside Clubhouse’s new Technology Center on July 12 at 10:00 a.m. at 12824 Lakeshore Drive, Lakeside. The guest speaker at the event is Senator Joel Anderson.
Light refreshments will be served. Call 619-440-1600 or visit www.bgcec.org for more information.
July 10, 2012 (City Heights)--Join the City Heights community as it celebrates the Fourth Anniversary of the City Heights Farmers’ Market this Saturday, July 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is FREE and features colorful cultural performances highlighting the rich ethnic diversity of City Heights as well as children’s activities (arts & crafts and face painting). The farmers’ market is located on Wightman Street, between 43rd Street and Fairmount Avenue (across from the City Heights Weingart Library). Free parking is provided in the parking structure on 43rd Street (and there is also plenty of free street parking).
By Monica Hampton
By Miriam Raftery
July 8, 2012 (El Cajon) – “It’s a great way to give a local business a shot in the arm,” said Susan Barron, who organized a “cash mob” yesterday to aid her friend, Peggy Harris, owner of the Glamour Girlz Boutique at 124 East Main Street. “July has been a really tough month for her and this was a winner.”
The event was a "cashing" success—with more than 60 shoppers marching into the shop on Main Street to collectively spend over $2,000.
Feds urged to avoid sensitive lands for coal--but development for "renewable" energy pressure intensifies
July 9, 2012 (San Francisco)— A coalition of conservation organizations and a western Colorado county reached a landmark settlement agreement with federal agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service and Department of Energy, requiring the agencies to revise a Bush-era plan creating energy corridors in the West.
The agreement, filed in federal court in San Francisco, requires the agencies to revise a “West-wide Energy Corridors” plan to facilitate renewable energy, avoid environmentally sensitive areas and prevent webs of pipelines and power lines across the West--an action that while protecting lands from coal projects, will accelerate pressures to develop formerly protected public lands for wind and solar projects.
July 9, 2012 (Ramona)—David Humberto Ortiz, 19, has been arrested for the murder and assault of 8-month-old Liliana Velasquez.
According to Lt. Larry Nesbitt with the San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail, Ortiz was babysitting the infant in the 2600 block of Southern Oak Road in Ramona when the fatal assault occurred on July 4 at 11:27 a.m.
Update 7:50 p.m. - A resident at the scene reports the fire is now under control and nearly extinguished.
Update 5:39 p.m. - Incident Page Network reports the fire is now 15 acres, spreading fast and moving toward structures.
July 9, 2012 (Lake Morena) – A three acre fire is burning off Bass Road in Lake Morena, Cal Fire Captain Mike Mohler has informed ECM. “It sounds like crews can hold it,” said Mohler, who called while on the road.
Two additional air tankers and one additional helicopter have been ordered to assist in dousing the blaze, he said. “There are structures in the area but as of now, they are not threatened.”
By Brian Lafferty
July 9, 2012 (San Diego) – Leave it to Oliver Stone to take sleazy, salacious, and lurid material and transform it into art. Very few filmmakers can make graphic violence so lyrical without pretension the way Stone does in Savages. On the surface the film is trashy, but if you look deeper, this trash has class.
According to the police, the clerk told officers that he was working behind the registers when the suspect walked into the store and demanded cash. When the clerk told the suspect that he didn’t believe he had a gun, the suspect pulled a pair of scissors from his pocket and walked behind the cash register counter.