JOIN EAST COUNTY DINING CLUB JANUARY 25 FOR A RUSSIAN-UKRANIAN FEAST AT VILLAGE HOUSE KALINA

HEARTY RUSSIAN AND UKRANIAN FEASTING AT VILLAGE HOUSE KALINA IN LA MESA

EL CAJON POLICE SEEK WOMAN SUSPECT IN FATAL STABBING

HIGH SURF ADVISORY

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO ARREST LEADERS OF SANCTUARY CITIES AND STATES

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

AWARD-WINNING JAZZ PIANIST/COMPOSER DANNY GREEN AND HIS TRIO PERFORM AT MISSION TRAILS GOLF COURSE JANUARY 25

UTILIITES MUST PASS TAX BILL SAVINGS ON TO RATEPAYERS, CPUC ORDERS

LIGHT BULB COFFEE: A SHINING ADDITION TO LA MESA’S DOWNTOWN VILLAGE

INTERNATIONAL PRESS REPORTS ON EL CAJON ARRESTS FOR FEEDIING HOMELESS IN PARK; ACTIVISTS THREATEN LAWSUIT AS CITY STANDS BY ITS BAN

NEW STORMS HEAD TOWARDS OUR REGION

POLITICAL CONSULTANT TO SHARE TALES OF EAST COUNTY POLITICOS AT LEMON GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY EVENT

THE JIM AND ANN SHOW, LIVE IN THE LEE HOUSE MARCH 3

 

February 5, 2011 (Lemon Grove)--Jim and Ann Elliott, for 30 years the last word in printing, mailing and political consulting at Western Graphics in Lemon Grove, will bring tales from the trenches and little-known backstories of politicians on the prowl to "History Alive," the monthly lectures series sponsored by the Lemon Grove Historical Society on Mar. 3 at 7 p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove.

ARREST MADE IN “TOOTSIE BANDIT” BANK ROBBERY SERIES


Cross-dressing suspect accused of robbing banks in El Cajon and San Diego

 

February 4, 2011 (San Diego) -- San Diego Police Department Robbery Unit detectives, in cooperation with investigators from the El Cajon Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations, have arrested Robert Dion Tyndall II for a series of bank robberies that began last summer in El Cajon.

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: BAD SCRIPT, UNDERWRITTEN CHARACTERS LEAVE "SANCTUM" DEAD IN THE WATER

By Brian Lafferty

 

February 4, 2011 (San Diego) – A couple of months ago I came across a National Geographic article that covered underwater cave diving. As with any National Geographic publication, the photographs were stunning and the article offered a lot of insight into this activity. When I learned of Sanctum, I became excited, especially when I saw James Cameron’s name attached to the production.

 

The images in Sanctum are stunning but in the end that National Geographic article provided far more insight on the subject, and more wonder and thrills, than anything in this film.

 

VIEJAS USHERS IN CHINESE NEW YEAR WITH OPENING OF EMERALD ASIAN CUISINE

 

February 4, 2011 (Alpine) – Chinese New Year kicked off at Viejas Casino yesterday with the opening of Emerald Asian Cuisine.

 

Owned and operated by San Diegan Mike Lee and his family, Emerald Asian Cuisine is known for its award-winning Chinese and Vietnamese dishes, including authentic pho, Vietnamese coffee, Banh Mi, and much more.

 

HAVE STORM DAMAGE? FEDS ANNOUNCE LOW-INTEREST DISASTER LOANS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS & BUSINESSES

 

Filing deadlines April 4 for property damage; November 2 for economic harm

 

February 3, 2011 (San Diego)--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) advised San Diego County officials today that residents and business owners affected by the severe winter storms which impacted our region from December 18 through January 4 could be eligible for low-interest loans.

 

EMERALD CALLS ON MAYOR TO RESTORE FIRE ENGINES, LIFEGUARDS

 

Mayor mum on whether he will take action

 

By: Jeremy Los

 

February 3, 2011 – Councilmember Marti Emerald has made an official plea to Mayor Jerry Sanders to reinvest reserve funds in restoring fire engines and lifeguard services.

 

“The primary function of government is keeping its citizens safe,” said Councilmember Emerald. “I will not stand down until adequate public safety resources are restored to our neighborhoods.”

“BOMB HOUSE” INVESTIGATION COSTS OVER HALF MILLION DOLLARS

 

 

February 3, 2011 (Escondido) – San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore has released departmental expenses associated with the investigation of the “bomb house” at 1954 Via Scott in Escondido. Expenses for the investigation, which culminated in burning down the home filled with the largest stash of home-made explosives ever found on U.S. soil, cost taxpayers $541,242.

LA MESA PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 100 YEARS AT THE CROSSROADS

 

ECM pauses to ask for your reflections

By Kristin Hobbs Kjaero

 

February 3, 2011 (La Mesa) -- On February 16, 2012, La Mesa will turn 100, and city leaders hope to celebrate throughout the year, from special commemorative events to putting a centennial spin on annual events such as Oktoberfest. The city has extended an invitation for civic organizations to collaborate with events of their own. All, it hopes, will be underwritten -as the Flag Day Parade is- by sponsorships and volunteer efforts.

THE BROWN ACT: RULES OF THE GAME FOR PUBLIC MEETINGS

 

Editor’s note: Recently, elected boards throughout California were put on notice that Californians Aware will file suits to enforce open meeting laws that are routinely being violated. Your rights to open government are protected under the Ralph M. Brown Act. Below is a guide to what it requires—and how you as a member of the public can enforce those rights.

 

By E.A. Barrera

February 4, 2011-- The rules of procedure by which all elected boards conduct their meetings are spelled out in a 1953 statute signed by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice and California Governor Earl Warren. Called the Ralph M. Brown Act, it establishes rules for conducting public meetings - and under what specific circumstances a public agency may operate in secret. All political and public agencies in the state of California are subject to the Brown act, unless specifically exempt.

AVOID ELDER ABUSE: USE CARE IN CHOOSING A CAREGIVER

By: Jeremy Los

February 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- The recent mistreatment of 93-year-old Pearl Harbor veteran Max Bauer in El Cajon has left a black eye on the profession of care giving. His caregiver is accused of leaving Bauer to wallow in filth, also allegedly robbing him. His case is among hundreds of elder abuse cases documented each year in San Diego.

Baby Boomers are quickly reaching the age where they, or their parents, may need assistance with daily tasks. But how do you find a qualified and compassionate caregiver—and avoid nightmare scenarios such as Max Bauer’s?

DESERT RACERS EAGER TO START SEASON

 

By Duane Swainston

 

February 2, 2011 (Ocotillo)- The Over The Belt (OTB)-promoted Jeff Cady 100 Motorcycle/ATV race kicked off the District 38 season on Sunday.  A crowd estimated at 500-800 turned out, including 140 racers and their families, making this one of the highest attended season openers in years.

 

OTB club president Steve Orton said, "This kind of turn out just shows that local racers are eager to start the season and willing to support racing in the local desert."

CARJACKING SUSPECT ARRESTED IN LA MESA

 

February 2, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Around 9:28 this morning, a man flagged down a La Mesa Police Officer in the 7500 block of El Cajon Boulevard to report a carjacking. Officers immediately searched the area and found Lachapelle Chenda, 30, of San Diego, in the back lot of an apartment complex in 4800 block of Parks Avenue.

WILL POWER REPORT: EMERGENCY ROOM “RESERVATIONS”


Nothing but the Truth!

 

By Will Power

 

February 2, 2011 (San Diego)--While rich people can get to see their MDs practically at will, the working poor are limited in the number of appointments they receive. As a result, people with common chronic diseases like asthma, diabetes, or heart failure often wait until the last minute to seek emergency care. The working poor, with no insurance at all, use the ER as their primary health care provider.

 

The latest idea to come down the pike is "Emergency Room Reservations", which is a form of Health care rationing. If you are planning to have a heart attack, get in a car accident, or get shot, make sure you have reservations at the ER. Sure!

MAN STABBED IN ROBBERY ON EL CAJON BLVD.

 

February 2, 2011 (San Diego) – San Diego Police report that a man, 20, was punched and stabbed in the hand after refusing to hand over his wallet and cell phone to two robbers. The victim was walking on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of El Cajon Blvd.  in the Talmadge neighborhood when the altercation occurred around 10:15 last night.

MAYOR KICKS OFF GROUND-BREAKING CLEAN ENERGY "SMART CITY SAN DIEGO" COLLABORATION


Smart City San Diego kicks off at UC San Diego, unveiling one of most comprehensive electric vehicle infrastructure plans in U.S. ;Mayor Sanders says San Diego can become foremost resource-conscious region in America

 

VALLEY CENTER MAN INJURED IN BURGLARY; 2 ASSAILANTS ARRESTED

 

February 1, 2011 (Valley Center) – Cameron Manning, 19, has been hospitalized with head trauma, a skull fracture and broken bones after he was attacked by two burglary suspects. According to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department, shortly after midnight on January 28, Manning entered his residence at 24586 Lake Wohlford in Valley Center. There he was beaten in the head with a hammer, kicked, and left bound and injured on the floor.

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