EL CAJON COUNCIL MOVES FORWARD ON ALCOHOL INITIATIVE

WINONA LADUKE SPEAKS APRIL 22 AT SDSU’S GREENFEST

RED FLAG WARNING: HIGH FIRE DANGER

MWD APPROVES 15% CUTS TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY WATER SUPPLIES

BLACKWATER GUARDS SENTENCED: 30 YEARS TO LIFE FOR MASSACRE IN IRAQ

BEECH-NUT RECALLS BABY FOOD DUE TO BROKEN GLASS IN JARS

CLAIMS OF ISIS CAMP ON TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER DEBUNKED

LATEST DROUGHT NEWS: DUST BOWL COMPARISON, IMPACTS ON LOCAL GROWERS, AND WATER THEFT CONCERNS

COUNCILWOMAN EMERALD TO RETIRE

HILLARY CLINTON, MARCO RUBIO JOIN GROWING CROWD OF PRESIDENTIAL CONTENDERS

TEDDY AND BALOO MOVE INTO NEW HABITAT IN ALPINE

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS & EVENTS APRIL 16 - MAY 4

SCIENCE AND HEALTH HIGHLIGHTS

March 19, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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JUSTICE DEPT. ISSUES REPORT, RECOMMENDS REFORMS ON SAN DIEGO POLICE MISCONDUCT

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 18, 2015 (San Diego)--The U S. Justice Department has completed an investigation into officer misconduct at the San Diego Police Department.  The report found serious problems with supervision and failure to hold employees accountable for their actions over a five-year period.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: LYONS PEAK SUNRISE

 

March 18, 2015 (Jamul)—The HP Wren UCSD webcam atop Lyons Peak in Jamul caught this dazzling sunrise on St. Patrick’s Day.  Sure ‘n’ those glistening jewels in the sky look like a Leprechaun’s treasure!

CHEERS FOR BASEBALL AMERICANA!

March 18, 2015 (La Mesa) -- Cheers for Baseball Americana! On April 2, baseball fans can savor the exquisite flavors of San Pasqual Winery’s selection of hand-crafted wines while listening to baseball’s most famous readings.

Who’s on First? That would be Write Out Loud founders Walter Ritter and Veronica Murphy, and the evening’s host, La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis.

This La Mesa Arts Alliance event will begin with no-host wine bar reception at 6:30 p.m., and a curtain time of 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, but seating is limited.

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HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY AT THE TABLE APRIL 12

March 18, 2015 (La Mesa) - The people of The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa invite you to celebrate Holy Humor Sunday with us.  Bring your funny bones and happy faces and come prepared to laugh in the joy of the Christian faith!

FBI ACCEPTING JOB APPLICATIONS

 

Deadline Extended to March 31, 2015

March 18, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - “Joining the FBI is like no other career choice you have explored. It is challenging. It is exciting. It is rewarding and every day you have a chance to serve your country,” says Special Agent Darrell Foxworth.

AZTECS TO FACE RED STORM FRIDAY

 

By Ed Barrena

March 17, 2015 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team will face off against the St. Johns Red Storm, this Friday night in North Carolina as March Madness begins with SDSU making its 6th straight appearance at the NCAA Tournament.

BILL WOULD CAP MINIMUM WAGE FOR TIPPED EMPLOYEES

 

East County News Service

March 15, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) --Here’s a tip:  If you’re a waiter or waitress who earns a lot from tips, you might be left out of the upcoming minimum wage increase – if a bill backed by the California Restaurant Association wins approval in the state Legislature.

TIERRA DEL SOL MIDDLE SCHOOL HOSTS 2015 S.T.E.P. PROGRAM

 

By Spurgeon Thomas, photographer and blogger, http://urbanitylife.com

March 16, 2015 (Tierra del Sol)--Tierra Del Sol (TDS) Middle School hosted hundreds of 4th and 5th graders from neighboring Lakeside Union elementary schools in their third annual Student Teachers Educating Peers (S.T.E.P.) program on Saturday, March 7th.

FIREFIGHTERS DOUSE CAR PORT FIRE IN LA MESA

 

East County News Service

March 16, 2015 (La Mesa)--Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from La Mesa, with assistance from San Diego Fire, were dispatched to reports of a car fire in the 7900 block of La Mesa Blvd Saturday night.  The call was quickly upgraded to a residential structure fire after dispatch received multiple cars of a fire.

DOOMED TO DESTINY

 

A review of Oedipus El Rey  at the Lyceum Theater, by Mimi Pollack

March 19,2015 (San Diego)--Is a young man doomed to destiny or can he overcome his fate? Since the play, Oedipus El Rey, is based on a classic Greek tragedy, Oedipus Rex, we all know what the answer will be. Nevertheless, this adaptation written by acclaimed playwright, Luis Alfaro, set in a modern Chicano background or urban barrio, asks this age old question.

CHILLING NEWS: POLAR ICECAP MELTING FASTER THAN WE THOUGHT

SPRING BREAK ART CAMP ON MT. HELIX

 

March 17, 2016 (Mt. Helix)-- Following a successful fall run, Art Smarts and Mt. Helix Park are partnering up again this spring to bring a one-of-a-kind kids’ art camp to East County. From March 30 through April 3, Art Smarts, which hosts after-school art programs throughout San Diego, will be offering Art In The Park - at Mt. Helix Park for kids ages 5 to 12.

IF YOU CALLED OUR MAGAZINE'S OFFICE AND DIDN"T GET A CALL BACK., PLEASE TRY AGAIN

March 17, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - Our office mascots have been mischievious.  Our editor discovered her phone unplugged and her answering machine messages erased! Rex, our cat with a personality like Garfield, is the principal suspect, thought the dog did have a slightly guilty expression...must be the spirit of the leprechauns!

If you left a message and did not get a call back, please call us again at 619-698-7617 or for longer messages, please e-mail editor@eastcountymagazine.org.  (Thankfully these little rascals have not yet figured out how to delete e-mails...we hope.)

COUNTY, CITY, AND FIRE CHIEFS LAUNCH AED APP AND CROWDSOURCING CAMPAIGN

 

County News Service

March 16, 2015 (San Diego)--Someone collapses nearby you at the gym, the store or even at work. They are showing the classic signs of sudden cardiac arrest: no heartbeat, no breathing. What do you do? How can you help?

GANG CONSPIRACY CHARGES DROPPED IN CONTROVERSIAL CASES

 

East County News Service

March 16, 2015 (San Diego)—Earlier this week, we reported on controversial gang conspiracy charges filed by San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis against men who were accused of benefiting off crimes that they were not accused of committing. Specifically, those crimes included nine shootings committed by the Lincoln Park gang.  The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the charges on constitutional grounds in an amicus, or friends of the court, brief.

VFW DONATES SOUND SYSTEM FOR DEHESA SCHOOL



 

East County News Service



March 16, 2015 (Dehesa) -- The Dehesa School now has a brand new sound system, thanks to a donation from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9578 in Alpine. The donation enabled the school to purchase a new mixer, two speakers with stands, cables and three wireless microphones.

BILL TO DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL CANNABIS

 

By Leon Thompson

March 17th, 2015 (Washington D.C.)--Senators Cory Booker, Kristen Gillibrand, and Rand Paul introduced SB.683, the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States Act.

DOG RECOVERING AFTER FALL OFF BRIDGE IN LEMON GROVE

 

East County News Service

March 14, 2015 (Lemon Grove) –A dog that fell 30 to 40 feet off a bridge in Lemon Grove is recovering and will soon be up for adoption.

BIPARTISAN SENATE BILL WOULD REFORM MARIJUANA LAWS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 15, 2015 (Washington D.C.) –Legislation introduced this week in the Senate would protect patients, doctors and clinics from federal prosecution in states where medical marijuana is legal.  The bill would also allow Veterans Affairs physicians to recommend medical cannabis in those states.

SILVER LININGS TRANSITIONS... HELPS PUT A "SPRING" IN STEPS OF PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY CHALLENGES

 

March 15, 2015 (San Diego's East County) -- Spring is a time of fresh beginnings.  Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, new animals are being born.  For local seniors in wheelchairs or using canes or walkers, it'll be an opportunity to decorate their largest accessory and celebrate life.

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