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HEALTHY COOKING WITH CHEF BERNARD: DEC. 13 IN LA MESA

Dec. 3, 2010 (La Mesa)– Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver of the Marine Room team up with Sharp HealthCare’s Registered Dietitian Candy Cumming for a live cooking demonstration in La Mesa--along with a discussion on how carbohydrate content of foods can affect your blood sugar. The famed chefs will share cooking techniques, healthy recipes and information about fresh seasonal ingredients.

HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS

By Miriam Raftery
 

December 3, 2010 (San Diego) – A new program is proving effective at helping chronically homeless people in San Diego County find permanent homes, get medical care and other support services needed to rebuild their lives.

 

Facilitated by United Way of San Diego County, the San Diego County Plan to End Chronic Homelessness (PTECH) has found permanent homes for 177 chronically homeless San Diegans in the past 17 months, including people in East County--and actually saved taxpayers money.
 

DRIVER EVADES POLICE IN HIGH-SPEED CHASE THROUGH LA MESA

 

December 3, 2010 (La Mesa)-- La Mesa Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit through La Mesa. An officer attempted to stop a black BMW for running a red light at the intersection of University Avenue and Allison Avenue at 8:20 last night. When the officer initiated his emergency lights and siren, in an attempt to stop the vehicle, the driver fled.

HOLIDAY IN THE GARDEN LIGHTS UP NIGHT AT WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN DEC. 3 & 4

 

December 3, 2010 (Rancho San Diego)--The public is invited to enjoy holiday-merry making at The Water Conservation Garden’s third annual ‘Holiday in the Garden’ event. The five-acre water-saving garden will be illuminated with thousands of energy-saving lights, courtesy of SDG&E.

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS: LAKESIDE’S SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS ON MAINE DEC. 4

December 3, 2010 (Lakeside) –Santa Claus is coming to town, arriving in Lakeside for the 12th annual Spirit of Christmas on Maine Avenue this Saturday, December 4th, Festivities will be held from 1 to 6 p.m., with a community tree lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The Lakeside Chamber of Commerce invites you and your family to visit with Santa and enjoy holiday music, a petting zoo, hay rides, jump area for kids, games, a Blackhawk helicopter, Christmas shopping, food, and entertainment.

SANTA TO LEAD BICYCLE TOY DRIVE TO KROC CENTER

 

December 2, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Santa Claus will soon be getting some exercise. Instead of riding in a sleigh drawn by reindeer, Santa will utilize pedal power as he leads over150 bicyclists in the San Diego Bicycle Club’s 23rd annual “Light up a Life” holiday toy drive on December 11th.

ELDERLY DRIVER INJURES THREE STUDENTS FROM MOUNT MIGUEL HIGH SCHOOL

December 2, 2010 (Spring Valley) -- San Miguel Firefighters responded in force to a multi-casualty accident which injured a driver and three Mount Miguel High School students who were walking home from school just after 3 p.m. today.  A section of Sweetwater Road was shut down, allowing Mercy Air to transport the most seriously injured student, according to Leonard Villareal, spokesman for San Miguel Fire.

SANTEE MAN, BRYSON LUKACIK, MISSING FROM BIG BEAR VACATION AFTER POSSIBLE HEAD INJURY

December 2, 2010 (Santee) – Santee resident Bryson Lukacik, 22, walked out of a vacation cabin at Big Bear shortly after midnight early on Saturday morning, November 27th. He told family members that he had fallen from a chairlift while snowboarding on Friday. The temperature was below freezing and a foot of snow was on the ground when he stepped out into the night.

He hasn’t been seen since. Lukacik, a graduate of El Capitan High School, is bipolar and does not have his medication with him.

CRIMESTOPPER TIPS LEAD TO ARREST OF FUGITIVE MICHAEL LACHAPPA

December 2, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –The San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force announced today that Michael Edward LaChappa, 33, has been arrested in Winterhaven, California, after Crimestoppers received tips that he was hiding on a Quechan Indian reservation there.

 

LaChappa was wanted on a $250,000 bail felony warrant for robbery, sexual battery and false imprisonment. According to authorities, he has an extensive criminal record that includes attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and domestic violence.

WORK BEGINS IN PREPARATION TO BURN ESCONDIDO BOMB SITE

 

Governor issues emergency declaration; County provides health advice

 

December 2, 2010 (Escondido)--Sheriff’s officials, Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, Escondido Police and Fire, CHP and CALTRANS met today to discuss evacuation and traffic control plans prior to burning a home containing the largest stash of home-made explosives ever found in the U.S. 

 

The Governor has declared San Diego County an emergency zone, meaning that environmental restrictions are waived. Some residents will be evacuated for the burn, while others are advised to shelter in place. However people with asthma or other respiratory conditions are advised to leave shelter-in-place areas during the burn. If ashes fall on your property, do not handle the ashes. Wash fruits and vegetables from your garden and do not allow children to play in ashes. Follow the health tips and cleanup instructions recommended by the county.    

ECM WORLD WATCH: THIS WEEK'S TOP GLOBAL & NATIONAL NEWS HEADLINES

NEW! You asked for national and world news. Now we've got it.

 

December 2, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--East County Magazine has scoured publications from around the world to compile this week’s top news stories. Stay informed!  Never heard of Wikileaks? Want the latest on those bare-all airport scanners? Need current info on economic indicators and top international news? How about Congressional actions that affect you (such as today’s vote on tax cuts)?

 

Find out here! Top world and national news headlines this week include:

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: MOUNT MIGUEL'S SEASON ENDS WITH TURNOVER-PLAGUED LOSS TO PT. LOMA 34-10

by Christopher Mohr

 

December 2, 2010 (Spring Valley) - The Mount Miguel Matadors' 2010 football season came to an end Friday night (11/26) with a 34-10 loss to the Point Loma Pointers. Mount Miguel surrendered a total of seven turnovers in a game where disaster seemed to strike just as momentum appeared to shift in the their favor. 

 

EXPLOSION DAMAGES SANTEE HOME

 

December 2, 2010 (Santee)—Fire crews have extinguished a blaze that started with an explosion in a garage in the 9400 block of Domer Road in Santee around 11 p.m. last night. Fire spread to the home and deputies reportedly heard smaller explosion inside the residence.

KIDS GO “NUTS" WITH GIFT FOR LOCAL HEROES

 

December 2, 2010 (Spring Valley)—Firefighters and Sheriff Deputies received a special gift on November 16. Elizabeth Swoyer, a Brownie with Troop 6107, and her brother Nathan, a Webelo Scout, stopped by San Miguel Fire Station 15 in Spring Valley to present firefighters and Sheriff’s officials with the fruits--or rather, nuts--of their their labor.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF EAST COUNTY UNVEILS NEW YOUTH FACILITIES

 

December 2, 2010 (El Cajon) -- A crowd of nearly 150 children, parents, community members and government leaders gathered Wednesday November 17 to celebrate completion of the new “Little Rascals Rooms” youth facility constructed at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) Clubhouse in El Cajon.

READER’S EDITORIAL: PARTNERING FOR GUHSD’S NEW 12TH HIGH SCHOOL IN ALPINE

 

Something new, different, and state-of-the-art

 

By Bill Weaver


December 1, 2010 (Alpine)--It is widely acknowledged by most experts that our classrooms of today are outdated. We are not offering a state-of-the-art education to our current young generation, nor meeting the technological needs of students. They say that we are sending our kids into the world under-educated and not well prepared. Experts argue that our system of education at the primary and secondary level is in dire need of reform.

EL CAJON SEEKS VOLUNTEERS FOR NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP DEC. 11

 

December 1, 2010 (El Cajon)--You're invited to join downtown El Cajon businesses in a special neighborhood clean up day scheduled for Saturday, December 11th from 9:00 to11:00 am at Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon.

FBI OFFERS TIPS TO AVOID BEING SCAMMED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

December 1, 2010 (San Diego)--As the holidays approach, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) reminds the public to use caution when making online purchases. Cyber criminals continue to create ways to steal your money and personal information. If a deal looks too good to be true, it likely is.

 

Special Agent Darrell Foxworth with the San Diego FBI offers these tips to protect yourself from scamsters online:

MARKETING MATTERS: THE PRE-TRADE SHOW PLAN

 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS AND GROWTH

 

 

By Rama Beerfas

 

December 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – We’ve identified the three components of a successful trade show marketing plan:

• Have a system in place for attracting potential customers to the exhibit.
• Qualify those people who visited the booth.
• Follow up with those visitors who left contact information.
 

The fact is that exhibiting successfully at a trade show means developing good pre-show plan to ensure that the people with whom you would most like to make contact know you will be there and have a reason to come visit your booth.

KROC THEATRE PRESENTS A CHRISTMAS CAROL DEC. 10-12

 

 

November 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The Salvation Army Kroc Center Kroc Kids Junior Theatre Company will A Christmas Carol on December 10-12. The beloved holiday production retains its emotional power and pure joy thanks to the marvelously-told story by Ockrent and Ahrens and the powerful Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. Sixty youths ages 7-19 will perform.

TIME FLIES: SHORT PLAYS AT GROSSMONT’S STAGEHOUSE THEATRE

 

November 5, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Grossmont College Theatre Arts Department will present Time Flies and Other Short Plays by David Ives, directed by Beth Duggan. Performances will be in the Stagehouse Theatre on December 2-4 and 8-11 at 7:30 p.m. as well as matinees on December 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.

 

A press release issued by Grossmont states, “Don’t miss this collection of witty and wildly original one-acts teeming with hilarious characters pondering life’s metaphysical questions."

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