November 28, 2011 (Escondido) --Children and families can celebrate winter at Westfield North County’s Family Fun Days, featuring a “Snowy Days” theme on Monday, December 5, 10– 11:00 a.m., at Westfield North County, Level 1, Center Court, 272 East Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido. The event also features story time with readings of “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats and “A Hat for Minerva Louise” by Janet Morgan Stoeke. Children will design and create their own snow globe jars to take home and enjoy a healthy snack.
Strategic planner urges employers to proceed with caution
By Ginny Grimsley
November 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--Small business owners should be planning now for how best to invest their windfall if Congress passes all the American Jobs Act incentives, says consultant Richard B. Sanford. Otherwise, they may quickly find themselves overextended.
“:…The newly hired [CDC] executive director Cindi Fargo was thrown to the wolves. None of the problems brought out by the Blue Ribbon Commission were her doing. I believe Cindi is probably the best person now to work with the reformed PBID.”
November 27, 2011 (Santee) -- La Mesa's own Bob Berry was one of three wood carvers who met patrons of the Mission Trails Regional Park's 14,000 sq. ft visitors' and interpretive center, last weekend, Saturday, Nov. 19. Joining Berry was John Rieger,as well as two-time world champion Del Herbert. The trio, which combines for about a century of wood-carving experience, chatted with visitors at the center about the craft of wood-carving while providing a live demonstration.
Transaction results in savings of $1.3 million for district taxpayers
November 27, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) has announced the successful implementation of Proposition H 2004 series bond refunding, which was approved by the Board at its meeting on Oct. 13, 2011. The transaction represents a savings of $1.3 million for taxpayers in the district over the next six years.
November 27, 2011 (La Mesa)—La Mesa Police have arrested Sterling Joseph, 27, and Richard Goodman, 26, for stealing a cell phone at gunpoint. The robbery occurred on November 21 at 7:30 a.m. at the 70th Street Trolley Station, located at 7255 Alvarado Road.
November 27, 2011 (Escondido) – Escondido Police are searching for a peeper caught on videotape rubbing up against female shoppers and taking photos up their skirts. The incidents occurred at the Westfield North County Fair in Escondido yesterday around 2:30 p.m. during the “Black Friday” shopping rush.
November 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – While much of the nation braces for snow or rain, San Diegans can look forward to possible record high temperatures Sunday. Highs could hit the upper 80s in inland valleys and the low 80s in high desert areas.
If you’re planning to travel east, however, use caution since wind cuts up to 45 mph are forecast for I-8 east of El Cajon and SR-78 east of Escondido.
November 26, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation, which graciously donated space at its beautiful visitor center to benefit our nonprofit with our "Summerfest" event, has asked for our help--and yours.
November 26, 2011 (San Diego) Updated 3 p.m.—California Highway Patrol reports 60 arrests in San Diego County for driving under the influence (DUI) from 6 p.m. Wednesday evening through 6 a.m. Saturday morning. Two fatalities have occurred thus far over the Thanksgiving weekend locally.
November 26, 2011 (San Diego) – Startled shoppers in two San Diego Walmart stores received a message delivered by 75 Occupy San Diego protesters forming a human microphone. The protesters urged Walmart shoppers to support locally-owned small businesses instead of corporate-owned mass merchandizers.
Reading about the new elevators at the Grossmont Trolley Station in East County Magazine, made me wonder about other news regarding the trolley system. When I went to the website for the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System, I found it had done an excellent job providing information for its riders about the Trolley Renewal Project that will affect the schedules and locations for catching the trolley.
November 25, 2011 (San Diego) -- Councilmember Marti Emerald, Council President Tony Young, the San Diego Police Department and Rebuilding Together teamed to launch the “Safe Light Project” on November 22, beginning with the neighborhoods of Mt. Hope and Mountain View. The organizations are teaming with community volunteers to install solar lighting on homes in neighborhoods that lack adequate lighting.
November 25, 2011 (East County – San Diego) The fourth annual San Diego Pottery Tour is a free, self-guided tour of open studios and beautiful handmade pottery by some of the best potters in San Diego County. The dates for the 2011 Pottery Tour are December 3 and 4, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 25, 2011 (Alpine) -- Gretchen Rossi of Bravo's hit reality series "The Real Housewives of Orange County" will join 11 other local celebrities at Viejas Casino on Monday, November 28 in a Celebrity Slot Tournament at Viejas Casino. 100 percent of the winnings from the tournament, which begins at 10:30 a.m., will be donated to the local Salvation Army.
November 25, 2011 (El Cajon) – Stephen Anthony Harris, 20, has been arrested following an all-night stand-off at 118 West Chase Avenue in El Cajon. Residents called 911 at 10:20 p.m. to report that Harris showed up in violation of a court order and began vandalizing property inside the home. Residents fled the home in fear of their safety.
November 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Looking for a traditional Thanksgiving feast—or a totally untraditional experience?Our guides at East County Magazine have left no stone unturned in our quest for the most unusual, delightful and delectable offerings in San Diego’s inland regions this Thanksgiving weekend.Here are our favorite finds:
November 23, 2011 (La Mesa) – On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, Grossmont Center will unveil new holiday décor complete with bright-colored pencil trees, retro colored lights and peace signs, bringing back nostalgic memories of holidays in the 1960s for the shopping mall’s 50th anniversary holiday season.
November 23, 2011 (Lakeside) – A three hour stand-off with a SWAT team has ended with the suicide of a 75-year-old Lakeside man. The man, a hospice patient, reportedly had leukemia and had been told he had only days to live, a neighbor told 10 news.
November 23, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Senator Joel Anderson is inviting the local community to a holiday open house, Wednesday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. - 8 pm. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 East Douglas Avenue in El Cajon.
The holiday season is a time to reflect on the experiences of the past year and this open house will provide legislative updates. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided (Paid For With Private Funds, Not Tax Dollars). RSVPs are requested to ensure there are enough hors d’oeuvres and refreshment.
November 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- How many people have been bullied at school? When Councilman Todd Gloria asked that question of adults during a screening of the film “Bullied” at Lestat’s West in Normal Heights, the vast majority raised their hands.
November 23, 2011 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Historical Society invites you to A Knox House Christmas on December 3, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at the Knox House Museum, 280 N. Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon CA 92020.
Enjoy tours, an antique police car, sale of handmade and holiday crafts, home baked goods, antique items, art, dolls, old lace, photos plants, new and gently used items, etc., and the Broken Strings band will play. Donations are welcome.
November 23, 2011 (La Mesa)— A lone gunman forced a female employee to open the door after closing time at the Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt, 5640 Lake Murray Blvd., around 9:46 p.m. on November 21. He ordered two employees to a back room and tied up the hands of one behind her back, using zip ties. He then ordered the other employee to hand over money from a safe.