November 20, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Volunteers at the El Cajon Valley High School Parent, Teachers and Students Association are hosting a school supply drive on Tuesday, November 29 at 7am-9am and again at 6pm-8pm. Community members are asked to add ECVHS to your holiday shopping list. Below is a sampling of items that classrooms need.
November 20, 2011 (San Diego) –Media reform and citizens’ groups have voiced concern over purchase of the San Diego Union-Tribune, a self-proclaimed “watchdog”, by a team led by real estate developer and political activist Doug Manchester. His major pending development projects are the very sorts of deals an independent media outlet would ordinarily report on and investigate.
November 20, 2011 (Encanto) – A man treated at Paradise Hospital for gunshot wounds to his back and arm told officers that he was shot late last night in the area of 66th and Herrick Street. According to the victim, two Hispanic males age 18-25 drove up to him in a gold Nissan Sentra. One of the occupants shot him several times.
November 19, 2011 (Lakeside) -- Esaw O'Guin, Jr., 27, has died of injuries sustained in a crash that occurred November 17 on southbound Highway 67 near Slaughterhouse Canyon Road in Lakeside. O'Guin, who was wearing a seatbelt, was driving a Toyota Camry when for unknown reasons, he crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle.
November 19, 2011(San Diego’s East County) – A Pacific storm is forecast to bring several inches of snow on Sunday to East County mountain areas above 5,500 to 6,000 feet. Gusty winds up to 40 mph are also forecast in the mountains, with thunderstorms possible. Countywide, morning showers are expected to intensify in the afternoon and evening.
November 18, 2011 (La Mesa) – A woman walking in the 5600 of Lake Park Way near Lake Murray called 911 yesterday at 5:34 p.m. to report that a man pushed her to the ground and forcibly took her backpack, which was dark blue and contained her phone and medications.
November 19, 2911 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) board of directors has unanimously voted to approve a $150,000 grant to Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego, Inc. (VIM), a non-profit that brings together medical professionals and patients who don’t have health insurance.
New facilities will equip students with skills needed for the 21st century
November 19, 2011 (Santee)--Officials from Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) and Santana High School joined students for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 16 to celebrate the completion of three modernized buildings on the high school campus.
Amptran is developing an electric engine with capacity to travel 400 miles between charges using lithium air technology. The break-through could revolutionize the car industry --and eliminate U.S. dependence on OPEC Mideast oil
November 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) The National Weather Service advises that a trough of low pressure moving inland will bring strong, gusty west winds of 35-55 mph in San Diego’s mountain and deserts tonight. High winds will make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Blowing dust and sand may also reduce visibility.
November 18, 2011 (El Cajon) The Third Annual Jingle Paws Walk for Pets will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Wells Park in El Cajon, 1153 East Madison Avenue, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., sponsored by El Cajon Animal Center for Education and Services (ACES) Foundation and Camp Bow Wow.
November 18, 2011 (San Diego)--County health officials today urged residents to throw out Ready Pac bagged salad products containing romaine lettuce and stamped with a “Use by” Nov. 18 date because they may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria. The recall applies to the following items; some also carry other labels including Safeway. See ink at bottom of story for product photos:
November 17, 2011 (San Diego)-- The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) will close the eastbound and westbound State Route 94 (SR-94) connectors to southbound Interstate 15 (I-15) Saturday morning from 3-8 a.m. for guardrail repair.
November 18, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1235 Avocado Avenue, El Cajon, California, on Thursday, November 17, 2011.
On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at approximately 2:10 p.m. the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1235 Avocado Avenue, El Cajon, California, was robbed by an unknown male.
A Photography Exhibit By Eileen Madell At Mission Trails Regional Park
November 18, 2011 (San Diego) The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation presents Traveling Light - A Photographic Journey, a photography exhibit featuring the work of Eileen Mandell. The exhibition will be on display in the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center Gallery from November 5 through December 2.
Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor and Interpretive Center is located at One Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119, and it is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
November 18, 2011 (Julian) -- In a town where everyone knows everybody, the latest go-to place is the Julian Fitness Center, opened in April 2011 by Matt Kraemer. The popularity of the gym is due to Kraemer’s close connections within the community, a business plan that focuses on excellent service, and a marketing plan that complements the town culture.
November 19, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Danamarie McNicholl-Carter is not your average La Mesa teenager. Besides being an honor student and athlete at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, she spends her spare time playing the piano and volunteering in her community.
The company financed $53.7 million in loans to local small businesses
November 18, 2011 (San Diiego)–Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is the No. 1 SBA lender for the second consecutive year, in both dollars and units, to San Diego and Imperial Counties’ small business owners. For the federal fiscal year 2011, October 1, 2010- September 30, 2011, Wells Fargo extended 108 loans totaling $53.7 million in SBA 7(a) financing to San Diego and Imperial Counties small business owners.
November 18, 2011 (Lakeside) --After 31 years of service to San Diego County, Undersheriff Jim Cooke is calling it a career. His last day on the job is Friday, December 2. Assistant Sheriff Ed Prendergast is taking his place.
Cooke’s career including service in many high-profile East County incidents ranging from the Santana and Granite Hills high school shootings to the Cedar Fire.
15 million available, Board Member Ron Roberts presents first check in San Diego
November 18, 2011 (San Diego) — San Diego County Supervisor Ronald Roberts, a member of the California Air Resources Board (ARB), presented the first rebate check issued from $15 million allocated by ARB for clean vehicles to Kim Adelman of Poway, Calif.
November 18, 2011 (Alpine) – A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today for Devon Sambhi, 16, and his father, Sunil Sambhi. The service will be held at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd., according to Tyler Smittle, general manager of the Ayres Lodge where Natalia Sambhi, mother and wife of the deceased, works.
November 17, 2011 (San Diego) – Wells Fargo & Company announced today that its team members donated $545,000 to nonprofit organizations and schools in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties as part of the company’s annual Community Support and United Way Campaign. All donations were funded personally by team members. This year’s campaign resulted in a 22% percent year-over-year increase in donations from 2010.
November 17, 2011 (La Mesa)--As the public education establishment’s quandary over shortfalls in funding reaches critical mass, the time may be ripe for introducing sweeping changes to the entire system.
During a recent broadcast of the Ladona Harvey Show, a education establishment insider asserted (paraphrasing) that among the more important elements in revamping the education system is a higher degree of parent - teacher communication; and that parents must be more involved in the overall education experience.
November 17, 2011 (Poway) – A quick-thinking emergency room nurse at Pomerado Medical Center in Poway helped reunite a Caltrans worker with his arm, which was severed in a freak accident at 1:45 p.m. The nurse suggested calling the San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team to find the missing arm.