November 11, 2011 (San Diego) Looking for a lively time over Thanksgiving weekend? The public is invited to America's Finest San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival November 23 - 27 at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel, 500 Hotel Circle North in San Diego. The Festival features over 25 bands and guest artists from across the U.S. as well as bands with East County ties.
November 14, 2011 (San Diego) -- The holidays are right around the corner and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) wants to help San Diegans become more energy efficient this holiday season. For the sixth year, SDG&E will be offering complimentary light-emitting diode bulbs (LEDs) to customers throughout San Diego County during the company’s annual LED Holiday Lighting Exchanges.
November 14, 2011 (National) -- It’s you against the turkey. Are you going to come out of this thing a butterball or a better woman for it? Don’t succumb to stuffing yourself this Thanksgiving, says internationally-renowned fitness and nutrition expertJJ Virgin, co-star of TLC’s hit series Freaky Eaters. If you’re like most people during Thanksgiving, you mindlessly slip back into the kitchen to “clean” and nosh on seconds… and thirds… initiating the holiday-season binge that carries through New Year’s Eve.
Don’t give in and pack on the pounds unnecessarily! Instead, put the leftover triple-layer pumpkin pie back in the fridge and replace eating with these suggestions:
Targets of koala “hate tabloid” demand remedy for harassment allowed by university
November 13, 2011 (San Diego) — Students at California State University San Marcos filed a complaint Wednesday, against California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, under Titles IX, VI and II of the Americans With Disabilities Act. The complaint seeks immediate injunctive and remedial action against CSUSM, with regard to its decision to allow the distribution of a publication on campus known as The Koala because of the hostile environment the university has allowed the publication to develop at CSUSM.
November 15, 2011 (Valley Center) -- Bates Nut Farm will host the Annual Santa’s Coming-Craft Fair over Thanksgiving weekend. The Craft Fair will be open November 25, 26 and 27; Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Approximately 80 artisans will be selling a variety of handmade crafts and fine art, just in time to start your holiday shopping.
Jewelry, woodworking, candles, toys, fabric arts, and more will be available through vendors. Kids can enjoy face painting, Kids’n Paint, the farm zoo and kettle corn.
November 16, 2011 (San Diego) – Talented musicians from 41 schools in the East County Youth Symphony will perform a concert of classical music at 7 p.m. tonight in the Joan B. Kroc Theater, 6611 University Avenue in San Diego (one block east of La Mesa).
Update: The deceased has been identified as Mark Andrew Jones, 52, who resided with his family in Ramona.
November 14, 2011 (Ramona) – A Ramona resident who was not wearing a seatbelt died after being ejected from a vehicle in a rollover accident yesterday afternoon. Two other men were taken to a hospital with injuries. The driver faces charges for driving under the influence, ECM News partner 10 News reports.
According to a witness, the driver of the car, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda, may have been trying to avoid hitting a woman who was unlading her horse from a horse cart.
November 14, 2011 (El Cajon) -- Los Coches Middle School's EnviroFair is an all-day event, with students cycling through a series of booths, presentations and hands-on activities. The cleanup is open to the public and will remove trash and recyclables from the areas around Los Coches Creek School.
November 13, 2011 (San Diego) The public is invited to a unique presentation regarding the Hubble Telescope at the Mission Trails Regional Park Theater, by amateur astronomer in residence and Trail Guide member, George Varga, and Charles Carter, a Volunteer Entertainment Coordinator. They will present "Above the Ozone", a one-hour program featuring photos from the Hubble Telescope. The presentation takes place on Saturday evening, November 19, at 7:00 p.m.
November 13, 2011 (Santee) -- On Monday, November 7th, Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors honored Ray Stoyer and celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Santee Lakes by renaming the Santee water recycling facility the Ray Stoyer Water Recycling Facility.
San Diego Sheriff Crime Prevention Specialist, Alpine
November 13, 2011 (Alpine) -- Thanksgiving. It's the busiest travel time of the year, and it's here! Travel safety and prevention tips have taken on a new meaning during tough economic times. Opportunistic thieves may be looking for unprotected homes or pre-occupied travelers. The Sheriff's Alpine and East County Rural Deputies wish you a safe Thanksgiving Holiday with these safety tips to avoid problems at the beginning of a joyful season!
November 13, 2011 (San Diego)--Amy Lynn Kanner returns to the Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor Center Theater with her Celtic Harp, for a performance on Sunday, November 20, at 3 p.m. The concert will be followed by a public reception in the Visitor Center Gallery.
I fell in love with the Celtic harp the first time I heard it. Playing the harp is pure bliss,” Kanner said. “The music of the harp is simply ethereal and enchanting, transporting us to another world. The gorgeous tones envelope us, and can make us cry, or dance for joy. I love sharing my passion for the harp with audiences." “Playing the harp is my passion.”
November 13, 2011 (San Diego) -- Green Experts Academy, San Diegois offering a recession-friendly registration of $23 base ticket price to its workshops and seminars at the academy. The fee includes a catered meal, beverages, parking and reports from the seminar briefings. The seminar includes top Green leader briefings, a workshop for attendees to focus on thier career, business or organizational goals, and real-time policy brainstorming that wil be shared with the staff of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders.
November 13, 2011 (San Diego County) -- The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Rancho San Diego Station on Friday, November 18t at 10:00 a.m. Sheriff Bill Gore, Supervisor Dianne Jacob, community leaders and local law enforcement agencies in the East County will be in attendance.
November 14, 2011 (Poway) – A westbound vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing Poway Road just west of Tarascan Drive at 8:55 p.m. last night. According to Sergeant B. Jenkins with the San Diego Sheriff, “The pedestrian was transported to Palomar Hospital with significant injuries.”
November 12, 2011 (San Diego)—Over a hundred women walked from the other side of Third Avenue downtown, pushing wheelbarrow and carrying trash bags filled with supplies such as dry socks. The rain came down hard, soaking them. Many East County women were among the crowd, including a Jamul mother and her son.
They chanted “We are the ninety-nine percent,” and “Banks got bailed out, we got sold out.” The occupiers peeked out from under plastic tarps, or came out from whatever cover they were allowed by San Diego Police, and cheered. To them, it was a surprise. A few faces, filled with emotion, had tears. View a video:
November 12, 2011 (Jacumba) - A white truck plunged 50 feet into the Carrizo Gorge off of I-8 at Jacumba. The accident was reported at 8:18 p.m. According to the California Highway Patrol website, people are trapped inside and a medical helicopter has been requested.
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November 12, 2011 (Alpine) -- Santa arrives in Alpine Friday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. riding down Alpine Boulevard for the 16th annual Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights.
Immediately following the parade, Santa and his helpers will help light the Alpine Community Christmas Tree at the Alpine Creek Town Center, 1347 Tavern Road. Join a holiday sing-a-long, and stay for the free snow hill sledding.
November 12, 2011 (Poway)-- Celebrate the life and work of America's first "teen idol" Ricky Nelson with twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, in a live concert tribute to their legendary father. Ricky Nelson emerged from "The Adventures of Ozzy and Harriet" to establish himself as a popular singer in the early '60s.
His sons will present an interactive, multi-media rock and roll concert experience at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway on Saturday, November 19, from 8-10 p.m.
November 12, 2011 (Blossom Valley) -- News from Facebook, Therapy dog Howard has passed all the training to become a therapy or service dog. This boy is simply awesome. He is gentle, submissive and kind. I have never heard him bark, and he is happy just "being"..whether than means with the other dogs, people, children or just by himself. He is a young boy who has been rounded off to a year old. His body is that of a boxer but his look is that of a chesapeake bay retriever...an amazing combination that is hard to find. He sleeps quietly in his crate and learns quickly.
November 12, 2011 (San Diego) -- You see it all of the time at a very busy dog event, farmers market, or walking event; people are using retractable leashes on their dog. The person’s dog is roaming all over the place, the leash is at full length, and it trips somebody or worst cuts their leg.
Retractable leashes are dangerous and should never be used at a busy event. If the dog starts running and somebody grabs the leash, a dangerous cut or worse a finger amputation could happen and it has, many times.
November 12, 2011 (California) -- Veterans now have a new smart phone tool to help them connect with their benefits and find services that will help them successfully transition from military to civilian life.
November 12, 2011 (Sacramento)—The California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection has approved a $150 fire parcel fee on rural property owners. Those living in a fire district will receive a $35 discount, dropping the fee to $115. The state estimates that 90 percent of structures will quality for the savings.
Tree-lighting and ice show extravaganza light up the night tonight
November 11, 2011 (Alpine) -- Skate into the holidays on Southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink, now open at Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. The nearly 10,000-square-foot rink, one of our region’s most popular winter playgrounds, will remain open through Jan. 8, 2012.