San Pasqual

VINTAGE LA MESA: CITY MAY LEGALIZE WINE MAKING AND BEER BREWING

 

By Miriam Raftery
Kristin Kjaero also contributed to this report

 
May 26, 2012 (La Mesa) – “La Mesa May End Prohibition” proclaimed a headline in La Mesa Today this week, after Council voted 4-0 to ask staff to prepare an ordinance to legalize making wines and craft beers within the city limits. 

COUNTY WEIGHS DECLARING EYE GNATS VECTORS, LOOKS TO FARM BUREAU TO PROPOSE SOLUTION TO PESKY PROBLEM


By Miriam Raftery

 

Update November 10, 2011--County Supervisors voted 4-0 yesterday to ask the Farm Bureau to craft a proposed solution within 90 days. Supervisor Bill Horn, an organic farmer, abstained.

 

SAN PASQUAL BATTLEFIELD STATE HISTORIC PARK: A PIECE OF HISTORY FACES OBLITERATION

 

Bill in Sacramento may save park from closure; public help sought

 

By Megan McGlamery

Miriam Raftery also contributed to this report

 

September 4, 2011 (San Diego)--Since their inception in 1864, Califonia’s state parks have served to enlighten citizens about nature, history and culture. Unfortunately, severe budget cuts have led to imminent closure of many of these beloved landmarks.

 

Located eight miles east of Escondido, the San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park is just one of many amazing pieces of living history slated to close forever next July, when 70 California state parks will be shut down.

FRUITFUL ENDEAVORS: WINE-LOVERS SAVOR GRAPE STOMP AT ORFILA

 

 

By Jeremy Los

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug. 28, 2011- Sweltering heat couldn’t keep East County wine lovers from kicking off this year’s grape harvest at San Diego’s award winning Orfila Vineyards and Winery’s 18th annual grape stomp in Escondido’s San Pasqual Valley yesterday.

 

Roughly 420 people channeled their inner vintner by stomping freshly picked grapes with their bare feet, leaving many astounded with the sheer gooey nature of the after product.

MOTORCYCLIST INJURED IN SAN PASQUAL

 

July 30, 2011 (San Pasqual) – A motorcyclist suffered a broken nose, broken hip and facial laceration in an accident yesterday at 3:43 p.m. on San Pasqual Valley Road near State Route 78. According to Officer David Stafford with San Diego Police, the man, who is in his late 20s to early 30s, lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guard rail.

“AMERICA’S GOT TALENT” ACROBATIC TROUPE TO HOLD SHOWS AT SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK

 

Story, photos and video by Miriam Raftery

 

June 30, 2011 (San Pasqual)--A talented troupe of Tanzanian acrobats is the newest attraction at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, performing Saturdays starting this weekend through late August.  

 
“We started in East Africa. We are all from the same village,” Konde Kalema, a member of the troupe, told East County Magazine. “We started when we were little, in school, watching Chinese acrobats and combining the Chinese arts with African traditions.”

COUNTY VOTES TO CONSOLIDATE FIRE SERVICES IN 5 BACKCOUNTRY AREAS

 

Volunteers to remain unpaid; reactions mixed among area residents

 

January 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – On Tuesday, San Diego’s Board of Sueprvisors voted unanimously to consolidate five additional volunteer fire departments in unincorporated backcountry areas (Boulevard, Campo, Mount Laguna, Palomar Mountain, and San Pasqual) into the County’s newly created Regional Fire Authority.

KICK OFF YOUR SHOES! GRAPE STOMP AT ORFILA AUG. 28

 

August 26, 2010 (San Pasqual) -- Orfila Vineyards in San Pasqual invites you to celebrate the fruits of their labors at its annual Grape Stomp from 4-8 p.m. on Saturday, August 28. Tickets ($85 each) include dinner, wine-tasting reception with hors ‘de oeuvres, live music, tractor rides, and of course, stomping of the grapes. Reserve early, as this event sells out each year.

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SPECIAL DELIVERY ON VALENTINE’S DAY: BABY ELEPHANT BIRTH AT SAN DIEGO ZOO’S WILD ANIMAL PARK SURPRISES CAMPERS

 

February 15, 2010 (San Pasqual) -- It was a wild stay for campers at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park over the weekend. On Valentine’s morning, they were awakened by festive trumpeting of the park’s African elephant herd at around 2 a.m. when a calf was born.

FLIGHT OF FANCY: NEW ZIPLINE RIDE OFFERS BIRDS-EYE VIEWS OF WILD ANIMAL PARK

By Marisa Kezirian

Editor’s Note: In our quest to bring you the best of everything east of I-15, we sent ECM intern Marisa Kezirian on a fledgling flight to review San Diego Wild Animal Park’s new zip-line ride, which benefits the Park’s program to preserve endangered California condors. It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!

June 1, 2009 (Escondido)—Looking for adventure? Flightline, at the San Diego Zoo’s Wild Animal Park, provides visitors with a great new zip-line experience, as you soar over the park like a bird.

SOAR LIKE A CONDOR AT SAN DIEGO ZOO'S WILD ANIMAL PARK—AND HELP SAVE THE ENDANGERED BIRDS

By Miriam Raftery May 1, 2009 (San Pasqual)—Ever wonder what it’s like to soar above wildlife for a birds-eye view? Now you can find out firsthand. Flightline, the new zip-line adventure at San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park, is now open.

Flightline takes guests on a ride for 2/3 of a mile starting at 400 feet above Asian and African animal exhibits. The ride allows riders to mimic the experience of a bird in flight and reach speeds of up to 47 miles per hour. The Park's Flightline is one of the longest zip lines in North America.