December 2011 Articles
LEMON GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY WILL PRESENT "ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS" DEC. 10: FUNDRAISER FOR THE 8TH GRADERS’ CLASS TRIP TO DC.
The center for adults with developmental disabilities urges supports to give BIG on December 14-15
THE CHARLES I. CHENEWETH FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PLANS TO CEASE OPERATIONS AND JOIN HOME OF GUIDING HANDS
The mission is to strengthen and enhance services to those with developmental disabilities in San Diego County
December 7, 2011 -- Home of Guiding Hands (HGH), which provides quality services, training, and advocacy for people with developmental disabilities, their families, and others who will benefit, has announced plans to assume the operations and assets of The Charles I. Cheneweth Foundation (CICF).
Second Annual Outdoor Community Production Features a Candlelit Procession with Mary, Joseph and the Donkey and a Live Nativity Scene
Editor’s note: When Governor Jerry Brown spoke at San Diego State University last year, he pledged to support public education and fight to restore funding. Now he seeks support from voters for a ballot initiative to raise funds to restore deep cuts made in funding for public schools including grades K-12, colleges, and universities in California.
December 7, 2011 (Sacramento)--When I became Governor again -- 28 years after my last term ended in 1983 -- California was facing a $26.6 billion budget deficit. It was the result of years of failing to match spending with tax revenues as budget gimmicks instead of honest budgeting became the norm.
December 7, 2011 (San Diego)--Kroc Kids Junior Theatre Company is performing the Broadway classic Pirates of Penzance, Jr. on December 9, 10 and 11 at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre.
December 7, 2011 (San Diego)--Last night, comedian Rick Gene was on stage at the bistro at San Diego Desserts, making people laugh when suddenly his language was inaudible and he started looking very strange. 911 was called and he was taken to Alvarado Hospital. The emergency room doctor did tests and said he had a mild stroke.
Brew Ha Ha Comedy, organizer of the event, has asked Rick Gene back next week to finish what he started on stage.
SDSU News Center
December 7, 2011 (San Diego)--For the first time in the program's Division I history, the San Diego State football team (8-4) will participate in back-to-back postseason bowl games, as the Aztecs accepted an invitation Sunday to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl against the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (8-4) at 8 p.m. CT/6 p.m. PT, Saturday, Dec. 17.
The game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, and will be televised on ESPN.
History comes to life in upcoming December events
If so, you may be a candidate for a new study at the La Jolla VA
By Dennis Moore
December 6, 2011 (San Diego)--Sidney Zisook, M.D. and his research team at the V.A.San Diego Healthcare System are conducting a research study to find out more about the effectiveness of a medication called Celexa (citalopram) in treating complicated grief. Complicated grief is a bereavement reaction in which acute grief is prolonged, causing distress and interfering with functioning. Symptoms o might include:
By Millicent Arko
By Sierra Severson
December 6, 2011 (Mt. Helix)--Put on those sweaters, collect your family and head up to Mt. Helix Park on Sunday, December 11 at 6 p.m. for free sing-along caroling.
December 6, 2011 (Santee) -- Talented singers of the combined adult and children's/youth choir will present an evening of Christmas Music entitled, "And His Name Shall be Called Wonderful." One performance only will be held at 6:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 10052 Magnolia Avenue in Santee.
The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a variety of musical performances, including a handchime choir and a violinist, along with a live nativity. Refreshments will be served following the performance.
December 6, 2011 (Alpine) – The Alpine Community Network reports that two mountain lion cubs were spotted the night before last in the 3000 block of North Victoria Drive. The sighting was reported by Bill Randall, who said he spotted the two lions in his driveway two nights ago.
December 6, 2011 (Mt. Helix) --We joyfully invite our readers to join us in an afternoon of festivities at our annual holiday party! Come join the fun -- and help support the East County Toy and Food Drive as well as East County Magazine.
The event will be held Saturday, December 10 from 2-6 p.m. at our editor's home on Mt. Helix. (Address/directions provided with RSVP). Join us for feasting and merrymaking, wine tasting, live music by jazz pianist Danny Green, prizes, drawings, and games galore!
December 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) –Nearly 3,000 customers are without power this morning in Dulzura, Potrero, Campo, Jamacha, Jamul, Indian Springs, La Presa, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, Barrett Lake, and Lyons Valley. According to San Diego Gas & Electric Company, the power outage is due to a suspected problem in the overhead electrical system.
Power went out at 8:42 a.m. and restoration is expected by 9:44 this morning on two circuits affected. There are additional outages, however, in Bonita and Pala with separate causes and later restoration times projected.
By Miriam Raftery
November 21, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – This holiday season, why not support our local economy by buying your gifts locally? Below are our picks to some of this year’s most unique and special offerings from San Diego’s eastern regions.
December 6, 2011 (Alpine) -- On Wednesday, December 7 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians will be holding the Stoney & Robs holiday party & auction in the Viejas Dream Catcher Lounge at Viejas Casino. All proceeds will benefit the East County Toy and Food Drive serving the needy East County children and other families this holiday season.
December 5, 2011 (La Mesa) – A man who claimed to have a gun robbed the Baskin Robbins Store at 8807 La Mesa Boulevard this afternoon. La Mesa Police received a call at 4:22 p.m. but could not locate the suspect, who fled sound on Jackson Drive.
The suspect is described as white, 35-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a thin build. He was unshaven and wore a tan long-sleeved hoodie with dark writing, blue jeans, a dark baseball cap and black sunglasses.
Zeytoon Restaurant at VineRipe Market
Persian and Mediterranean cuisine
8191 Fletcher Parlway
La Mesa, CA 91942 (next to CostCo)
By Megan McGlamery
Nestled in La Mesa next to the VineRipe Market is Zeytoon, a delicious Persian and Mediterranean restaurant now under new ownership. Zeytoon, which translates to olive, serves a wide variety of flavorful appetizers, salads, entrees and sandwiches, all of which are reasonably priced and generously sized. The market is also a treasure-trove of specialty foods from around the world.
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December 5, 2011 (Poway) – Two Poway schools, Stone Ranch Elementary and Oak Valley Middle School, were briefly locked down this afternoon following a report of a large mountain lion sighted in a canyon at 4S Ranch Parkway near Dove Creek Road. The big cat was close to a boys and girls club as well as the schools, the Union-Tribune reports.
By Megan McGlamery
December 5, 2011 (Jamul) -- Tucked away in the scenic countryside of Jamul, California is the five-star Jamul Haven Inn, an exquisite bed and breakfast featuring a beautiful Victorian farmhouse. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom inn is especially spectacular during the holiday season, when innkeeper Marianne Roetzheim brings the holiday spirit to life with her stunning decorations.
December 5, 2011 (Descanso) -- The Medical Examiner's office has identified Gabrial A. Edwards, 40, as the victim in a fatality accident that occurred late last night in Descanso. Edwards was the driver and sole occupant of a pickup truck which struck the rear of a parked truck tractor semi-trailer on the Japatul Valley Road offramp from westbound I-8.
December 5, 2011 (Spring Valley) -- Dominic Estevan Penney, 20, died of head injuries sustained when he was struck by a black Ford Mustang near Mount Miguel High School. According to the CHP, he was hit while crossing Sweetwater Road at Blossom Lane in Spring Valley at 9:40 p.m. on December 3.
New nesting pair found near McCain Valley, an ECM reader reports
By Miriam Raftery
December 4, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has been granted a variance to continue flights within 4,000 feet of golden eagle nests through December 7 and, in the event of exceptional unforeseen circumstances, as late as December 15 for completion of Sunrise Powerlink work.
December 4, 2011 (San Diego) –The driver of a Land Rover has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after causing a crash that sent a family of four to the hospital. The accident occurred about 10 a.m. on eastbound I-8 near Waring Road.
December 4, 2011 (Anza Borrego)Winter is a beautiful time to visit our desert region. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is offering a series of interpretive events in December to help you explore the area’s many wonders. Options include hikes to hidden canyons and caves, bird watching walks, lectures on paleontology and archaeology, animal tracking, a sunset/moonlit hike, and much more. Scroll down for a complete list of activities and links to register.
December 4, 2011 (Ramona) – A child who died Tuesday at his adoptive parents’ home in Ramona has been found to be a victim of homicide. The Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that 6-year-old Samuel Isaiah Dahlke died from complications of a head injury inflicted by his father at age two months.