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OTAY LAKES ROAD CLOSED AFTER VEHICLE PLUNGES INTO LAKE

 

August 5, 2012 (Otay)—A vehicle has plunged into the Otay Lake reservoir, multiple sources confirm. Divers assisted in rescuing people trapped inside, including two juveniles.  The children were in CPR status, IPN reported, but were later taken to a hospital by medical helicopter. Their condition has not been released.

"INCENDIARY" FIRE DAMAGES RESTAURANT IN LEMON GROVE

August 4, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – The Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson Squad is investigating a fire tht was “incendiary in nature,” according to Heartland Fire.  The blaze began outside Mariscos Negro Durazo restaurant on Federal Boulevard near Broadway in Lemon Grove shortly before 3:15 a.m.

COUNTY’S ACCESS AND CRISIS LINE RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCREDITATION

 
Crisis Center Recognized for High Quality Support to Individuals in Need
 
August 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- San Diego County’s Access and Crisis line has received national accreditation indicating that the crisis line is an effective resource to help people who are contemplating suicide. The Crisis Center Accreditation was awarded by the American Association of Suicidology.

HELIX WATER DISTRICT WILL HOLD PUBLIC HEARING AUGUST 15

 

August 2, 2012 (La Mesa) – The Board of Directors of Helix Water District will conduct a Public Hearing on proposed Water Rates August 15 at 6:00 p.m. at the Helix Water District Administration Office, 7811 University Avenue, La Mesa.  View the proposed water rate hikes here.

 

SAN ONOFRE STEAM GENERATOR FAILURE SUBJECTED TO REVIEW BY CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT

Watchdog group questions revelations of thinner tubes, "exploding" leak, and incorrect plugging threshold

August 2, 2012
 (San Diego) -- Citizens' Oversight Projects (COPS) today submitted a set of 87 questions to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission regarding the recent steam-generator failures and the Augmented Inspection Team (AIT) report, released on July 18, as well as the public meeting, conducted on June 18, 2012.

The submission from COPS included a number of stunning revelations, not previously addressed by the NRC or other oversight groups:

COMMUNITY MEETING AUGUST 13 ON REOPENING EAST COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

August 2, 2012 (El Cajon ) – The public is encouraged to attend a meeting hosted by the ECPAC Foundation on August 13 at 6 p.m. at the Palms Restaurant and Banquet Hall, 143 E.Main Street in El Cajon.

DOGS KILL EMU ON JAMUL-AREA RANCH

 
August 2, 2012 (Deerhorn Valley) – Two dogs running loose attacked and killed an emu inside a pen on the Hornsby ranch on Sierra Cielo in Deerhorn Valley on Tuesday. According to the Deerhorn Valley Antler, the dogs were described as a pit bull mix (white with brown spots) and a brown Shepherd mix. 

EAST COUNTY CHURCH HOSTS FORUM ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

 
By Jane Inglese
 
August 2, 2012 (La Mesa) –An evangelical church led by a prominent conservative pastor may seem an unlikely place for a forum on same-sex marriage featuring prominent voices on both sides of the controversial issue.  But on Sunday, July 29, Skyline Church in La Mesa featured “A Conversation on the Definition of Marriage” Sunday, July 29, moderated by Skyline’s Senior Pastor Jim Garlow. 

ANOTHER POWER OUTAGE SATURDAY MORNING IN LA MESA

August 2, 2012 (La Mesa)—For the second weekend in a row, La Mesa residents will experience a scheduled power outage, SDG&E has announced. The power will go out at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4 and is expected to last up to five hours. 

A previous planned outage occurred July 28.  Traffic signals will be affected at University and Lowell Street as well as University Ave. and Parks Avenue. 

DRIVER TO BE CHARGED IN FATAL VALLEY CENTER CRASH

 

July 29, 2012 (Valley Center) – Salvador Leon, 30, of Valley Center lost control while driving his 2004 Toyota Scion eastbound on Valley Center Road east of Queensbridge last night at 10:47 p.m., hitting a telephone pole. The collision killed his front seat passenger, a 23-year-old man from Valley Center. 

SDG&E CELEBRATES OPENING OF SUBSTATION NEAR ALPINE AND COMPLETION OF SUNRISE POWERLINK

Outside, protesters object to Powerlink and more power projects planned for region

By Miriam Raftery

July 27, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – “That snap, crackle and pop is the sound of success,’ SDG&E president and chief financial officer Michael Niggli declared, referring to the noises emanating from high voltage lines at the newly completed Suncrest Substation.

 Atop a former mountaintop blasted away for the project’s construction, Governor Jerry Brown  and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined with energy industry executives to celebrate what they view as a milestone in meeting the state’s ambitious renewable energy goals.

BOIL WATER ORDER LIFTED FOR POTRERO GENERAL STORE AND CAFÉ WATER SYSTEM

 
Test Result Shows Total Coliform Bacteria Absent in Drinking Water Supply   
  
July 28, 2012 (Portrero) -- The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has lifted the Boil Water Order for Potrero General Store and Café Water System, located at 25125 Highway 94, Potrero, CA 91963 effective immediately. 

HEARTLAND FIRE CHIEF ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

 
July 27, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- The Fire Chief for Heartland Fire & Rescue in El Cajon, La Mesa and Lemon Grove, Mike Scott has announced his retirement. His final day will be July 29, 2012. He had been the Fire Chief for the City of El Cajon since June of 2005, and became the Heartland Fire Chief, overseeing the three cities, in October of 2009.

AWASH IN COMPLAINTS, OCOTILLO RESIDENTS SEEK PROTECTION FROM WIND DEVELOPER’S ACTIONS

By Miriam Raftery

July 24, 2012 (Ocotillo) – On Friday the 13th of July, foaming  floodwaters rushed through the town of Ocotillo, leaving a white chemical residue behind on lawns, streets, and the surrounding desert floor. 

Despite numerous complaints to federal, state and local officials, however, nothing has been done to test the residue or correct a drainage pattern altered by Pattern Energy’s construction at the adjacent Ocotillo Express industrial wind site on Bureau of Land Management property.

The flooding is the latest in a long string of problems tied to Pattern and its subcontractors, which residents say have exhibited a pattern of breaking rules that protect public health and safety, with seemingly no serious consequences. 

PROTEST PLANNED AT SDG&E’S SUNRISE POWERLINK SUBSTATION “CELEBRATION” THURSDAY IN EAST COUNTY

 Governor Brown to be present at event

July 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)—Opponents of Sunrise Powerlink and massive industrial energy projects proposed to tie into the line are encouraging the public to join a protest on Thursday, July 26 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 

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