August 2011 Articles

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OFFICER ATTACKED BY KNIFE-WIELDING SUSPECT IN CITY HEIGHTS

August 15, 2011 (City Heights) – Michael Anthony Gonzales, 43, has been arrested after attacking a police officer and two citizens who came to the officer’s aide. All three suffered stab wounds in the attacks, which occurred Saturday at 12:35 p.m. in the 4200 block of 43rd Street in City Heights.

 

TARGET SHOOTING CAUSED 10 FIRES THIS YEAR; CAL FIRE ISSUES SAFETY GUIDELINES

August 15, 2011 (El Cajon)—Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire Authority has experienced a major increase of fires caused by recreational shooting across the County. To date, CAL FIRE/San Diego has had 10 fires caused by target shooting this year, up from only two the prior year.

 

READER’S EDITORIAL: PENNY WISE POUND FOOLISH—CUTS IN FREE FLU VACCINES

 

By Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH

 

August 15, 2011 (San Diego)--According to an article in Friday’s Union-Tribune (Aug 12), “State to reduce supply of free flu vaccines,” San Diego County will receive 30,000 “fewer free flu vaccines available for low-income adults than in previous years.”

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: WHISTLEBLOWIN' IN THE WIND

By Brian Lafferty

 

August 15, 2011 (San Diego) – The subject of sex trafficking is a serious one. Here in San Diego, teenage girls are taken by gangs and forced to become sex slaves. This subject deserves a better exploration and treatment than that seen in The Whistleblower, a film that is nothing more than 35-millimeter TV.

 

BOOK REVIEW: MOORE DELIVERS A COURAGEOUS WORK IN "THE CITY THAT WORKS"

By Linda Loegel
 

My how the tables have turned. I have gone from having my books reviewed by Dennis Moore to now reviewing Moore’s courageous book, The City That Works: Power, Politics and Corruption in Chicago, Part One, "Pay to Play."

 

THERAPY DOG TRAINING IN BLOSSOM VALLEY

August 14, 2011 (Blossom Valley) – Does your dog have what it takes to become a therapy dog, comforting patients in hospitals and other special settings?

 

“Any dog can become a therapy dog if the owner has time and commitment to do the work,” says Cate Sacks at Shelter Dogs to Dream Dogs in Blossmon Valley.

 

MISSING TEEN: ELIZABETH RODRIGUEZ, 16, LAST SEEN IN LAKESIDE

 

 

August 14, 2011 (Lakeside) – Parents of Elizabeth Rodriguez, 16, have been posting flyers and seeking public help to locate their daughter. She was last seen August 11, 2011 in Lakeside, California at 12:45 a.m. Click here to view and print a flyer: http://cbskscf.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/erica-rodriguez.pdf.

 

 

BENEFIT TONIGHT IN SAN DIEGO TO HELP STARVING PEOPLE IN SOMALIA

 

August 12, 2011 (San Diego) -- Somali Youth League of San Diego in collaboration with the American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA), will be hosting a benefit dinner tonight to help address the urgent humanitarian needs in Southern Somalia, where millions of people are in need of immediate help due to severe drought.

 

JUDGE CANCELS HEARING ON POWERLINK INJUNCTION

By Miriam Raftery

August 12, 2011 (San Diego) – U.S. Southern District Judge Roger Benitez has cancelled today’s hearing on local plaintiffs who seek an injunction to stop Sunrise Powerlink construction on federal lands. He will issue a ruling without hearing arguments, based solely on the written record.

WILL POWER REPORT: WHAT IS A JOB?

 

Nothing but the truth!

By Will Power

 

August 12, 2011 (San Diego) --The U.S. government says currently we have around 11% "unemployed." But that figure just means these people are receiving unemployment compensation. Millions of other Americans have given up on finding work, gone into premature "retirement", or simply dropped out of the job market completely. The real rate is over 20%.

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: GRAND "TREE"

OTAY WATER DISTRICT APPROVES FREE LIFETIME HEALTHCARE FOR RETIREES & FAMILIES IN LIEU OF COST-OF-LIVING RAISES

 
Taxpayer group calls move “outrageous”; district defends action as "revenue neutral"

August 12, 2011 (Otay) – By a 4-1 vote, the Otay Water District Board of Directors on Wednesday approved free lifetime healthcare for retirees and their dependants. Director Mark Robak cast the sole “no” vote.

 

WHAT A HOOT! OWL PROWL AT MISSION TRAILS

August 11, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Join Mission Trails Regional Park's trail guide and resident birder, Jeanne Raimond, for a special evening guided walk in search of resident owls on August 12 and August 19.

 

 

Meet at 7:30 p.m. in the dirt parking lot on the corner of Bushy Hill Drive and Father Junipero Serra Trail, across from the Kumeyaay Lake Campground entrance.

 

FOR THE BIRDS: LAKESIDE EXOTIC BIRD BREEDER FIGHTS TO SAVE HER FLOCK

Owner attributes deaths to helicopter flyovers for SDG&E Sunrise Powerlink Construction

“The mitigation will be handled by the courts. Well by then, they will all be dead.” – Catherine Gorka, Pampered Parrots owner

 

“SDG&E should do the right thing TODAY to protect these endangered birds, up to and including relocating the birds to a safe location...It is unconscionable that they would knowingly allow the deaths to occur instead of proactively doing the right thing.” – Laura Cyphert, East County Community Action Coalition

August 11, 2011 (Lakeside) – “The house was shaking. It terrified me,” Catherine Gorka, owner of Pampered Parrots in Lakeside’s El Monte Valley, recalls the first flyover above her home and aviaries by an SDG&E helicopter working on Sunrise Powerlink on February 25, 2011. “I was waiving my arms, calling out for them to stop.”

LA MESA TO HONOR ITS TINSELTOWN ROOTS AUG. 12-13


Historical Society Honors 100th Anniversary of Flying A Movie Studio

 

August 11, 2011 (La Mesa)-- Hollywood’s long-forgotten roots in La Mesa will be commemorated on the 100th anniversary of San Diego County’s first movie studio with two events honoring the Flying A Movie Company studios.

 

ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

August 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.

 

Top world and U.S. headlines include:

 

WORLD


• England riots: Fight back underway, says PM (BBC)
• Riots: The underclass lashes out (London Telegraph)
• Worst day for world markets since ’08 (Washington Post)
• U.S. urges citizens to leave Syria immediately (Jerusalem Post)
• After the revolution, Arab women seek more rights (NPR)

 

U.S.

• Republican tax hardliners on debt superpanel (Reuters)
• Wisconsin recall elections: Democrats fail to take Senate majority by one seat (Washington Post)
• Government considers turning foreclosures into rentals (AP)
• Foreign-born blacks hit hardest of all immigrant groups by jobs crisis (Huffington Post)
• United States loses AAA credit rating (Reuters)
• S&P Fallout: Fannie and Freddie downgraded (CNN Money)
• Blowing money in the wind: lawsuit filed over wind energy (Toronto Sun)

LA MESA APPROVES CITY BUDGET, ENDS CITY FUNDING FOR OKTOBERFEST SECURITY


Councilman Dave Allan announces he will not seek reelection

 

August 10, 2011 (La Mesa) – La Mesa’s City Council by a 5-0 vote approved a revised biennial budget. Revisions included a state takeaway of $215,000 in vehicle licensing fees formerly allocated to La Mesa.

SHERIFF HOSTS WOMEN’S CAREER EXHIBITION AUGUST 13

 

August 9, 2011 (San Diego)—“Put a star in your future and become a part of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department,” states in invitation for a career exhibition Saturday, August 13. The Sheriff’s Department is creating a large pool of diverse and qualified female candidates for the 2016 opening of the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee.

 

HIGH-SPEED CRASH KILLS MERCEDES DRIVER IN POWAY

August 10, 2011 (Poway)--Thomas Cantrell, III, 30, of Poway died of injuries sustained August 7th at 2:41 a.m. in an automobile accident.  According to witnesses, he was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Poway Road when he lost control of the Mercedes he was driving and skidded down an enbankment, striking trees.

 

Bystanders called 911.  Poway fire and San Diego Sheriff deputies responded, confirming death without resuscitation due to multiple blunt force injuries, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner's office.  

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