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AUTHOR AND ANTI-BULLYING ACTIVIST TO APPEAR ON EAST COUNTY RADIO SHOW DECEMBER 15

 December 12, 2011(Alpine) -- San Diego author, Walter G. Meyer, who has been speaking around the country about the bullying crisis, will be the first guest on the new radio show “The Week You Missed with Diane & Chris” on My107.9FM. The Alpine-based radio station is also available online at ww.my1079.com

 
Diane Jean and Chris Clobber have been doing stand-up comedy around San Diego for decades and are the originators of the Brew HaHa Comedy nights that have been running for years. Their new radio show has been on the air for three weeks and highlights news, current events, strange occurrences, comedy, music, and the occasional serious topic. The show airs Thursday nights from 8-10, and Meyer will be the guest for the second hour, starting at 9 p.m. on December 15.

 


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EAT, DRINK AND BE LITERARY! SUNBELT PUBLICATIONS HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 8 IN EL CAJON

 
November 21, 2011 (El Cajon) – While the book industry abounds with change and uncertainty, one local publisher continues its holiday tradition that has spanned over a quarter of a century. Sunbelt Publications invites the public to its warehouse for a celebration of literature in the holiday season.

On Thursday, December 8 from 4:30 to 8:30, Sunbelt Publications will host its annual holiday party with the 2011 theme: Eat, Drink, and be Literary.


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'VULTURES' IN THE CROSSHAIRS

An ECM Exclusive Interview with Greg Palast
 
Story and photos by Ron Logan
 
"Last night my story was leading the nightly news [in the United Kingdom], and on the front page of The Guardian. Right? But where it matters, here [in America], it disappears. I hate it." – Greg Palast

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BOOK SIGNING SAT. DEC 3 AT JULIANʼS QUILTS PLUS

 
December 1, 2011, (Julian) -- The Pig and the Dragon, a fantasy novel by La Mesa author Cindy Schuricht, is available for purchase at Julianʼs Quilts Plus, 2125 Main St., Julian. Come meet Cindy, have her sign your copy, and have a cup of hot apple cider on Sat. Dec. 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 
The Pig and the Dragon is an intergenerational fable that alternates between the parentʼs and the childʼs points of view. A discussion booklet suggests topics and questions for conversation.
 

 


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ANZA BORREGO SCULPTOR’S ARTISTIC JOURNEY RECOUNTED IN RICARDO BRECEDA: ACCIDENTAL ARTIST

Ricardo Breceda: Accidental Artist, By Diana Lindsay (Sunbelt Publications, San Diego, California, 2012, 240 pages.)
 
Book Review by Dennis Moore
 
“For weeks, for months, I’d been hearing about this crazy-loco artist who does huge life-size metal sculptures of elephants, giraffes, and dinosaurs. Well, the moment we drove up to Ricardo’s compound off of the 215, I’d, too, begun grinning – I just couldn’t help it, I mean, it’s every kid’s dream to travel back in time and come face to face with gigantic mammoths and huge sloths. And all these metal sculptures looked so real and menacing. Then here came Ricardo himself to greet us. He, too, was all smiles and full of happy crazyloco energy.” – Foreword by Victor E. Villasenor

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BOOK REVIEW: MRS. CUBBISON’S BEST STUFFING COOKBOOK OFFERS SAVORY RECIPES FOR THANKSGIVING AND YEAR-ROUND


By Miriam Raftery

Mrs. Cubbison’s Best Stuffing Cookbook, by Leo Pearlstein and Lisa Messinger (Square One Publishers, 2005)
 


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ACCLAIMED JOURNALIST GREG PALAST RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO NOV. 17 WITH NEW BOOK, VULTURE'S PICNIC

 

By Ron Logan

Wednesday, November 9, 2011 (San Diego) – Internationally recognized investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Greg Palast will be speaking and signing copies of his latest book, Vultures’ Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pigs, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores (available in stores November 14) on Thursday, November 17th at 7 p.m. in Hillcrest.


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A GHOULISH DELIGHT FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT OCTOBER 17

 

 

 

October 15, 2011 (La Mesa) --  Readers, Inc., a children's book store in the heart of La Mesa Village,  will hold a Spooky Children’s Poetry event on Monday, October 17 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for children aged 10 and up. Meet Author Laura Wynkoop and her book, An Eyeball in My Garden. Author-signed books will be available at a special event price of $15.00.

RSVPs are requested and refreshments will be available.

 


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AUTHOR DAVID HORGAN OFFERS TIPS FOR "WHEN YOUR PARENTS MOVE IN"

Medical Educator Offers Tips for an Easy and Harmonious Living Arrangement 

By David Horgan 
 
 
October 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--There is a rising trend of parents moving in with their adult children. All across the country, the return of multi-generational living is having an impact. The pluses include a closer relationship with mom or dad and more time for grandchildren to share with their grandparents. The arrangement can work for both parties, but preparation is the key to harmonious family living.

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BOOK REVIEW: THEY SAY THAT I AM BROKEN

 

Review By Joshua Romero

 

 September 29, 2011 (San Diego) -- At age 8, San Diego writer Terry Angel Mason began his love affair with poetry. And in his latest book, They Say That I Am Broken ($20.00, iUniverse), that affair is inflamed with a passion that illuminates the struggles and triumphs of the gay male of color. A collection of seemingly unrelated stories, essays, and poems reveals the depth and breadth of what it means to be gay in Black America.

 

 


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EDITOR/AUTHOR DEL HOOD TO SPEAK AT KNOX HOUSE MUSEUM’S SALON SERIES OCT. 7

 

 
 
 
September 24, 2011 (El Cajon)--The Salon Series at the Knox House Museum continues Friday, October 7, with guest Del Hood, executive editor of the former Daily Californian newspaper before his retirement. Hood, who is currently writing a book,  will share stories of the newsroom.  He has also written an article on El Cajon history which is featured on the elcajonhistory.org website. 

 


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ECM COLUMNIST LAUNCHES WRITER’S GUILD SEPT. 17 AT SACRED ROCKS RESERVE


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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."

 


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GATHER ALL YOUR PLANT KNOWLEDGE IN ONE PLACE


Looking for a new plant for your garden or architectural endeavor?

 

By Matt Kopjak

 

August 4, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--Choosing the right plant for your garden can be a daunting task, but with Plants-Pedia you can sift through 48,000 plants from the USDA plants database and narrow down your choices, complete with charts and images. You can filter your options by growth period, soil texture, lifespan, shade tolerance, temperature, toxicity, fire tolerance, drought tolerance and more, depending on your needs. This tool is simple enough for the average gardener and has enough advanced options to be useful for even the most experienced botanist.


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HOW SAFE IS SAN DIEGO’S DRINKING WATER? “FLUORIDEGATE” TOWN HALL MEETING AUG. 1 TO FEATURE AUTHOR/CHEMIST

 

July 30, 2011 (San Diego) – Effective February 2, a water fluoridation program went into effect in San Diego. All other water districts in the County also have fluoridated water, according to a researcher with Citizens Oversight Panels. Is your tap water more toxic as a result?

 


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ALPINE LIBRARY IS GOING TO THE BIRDS ON SATURDAY, JULY 30


July 30, 2011 (Alpine) – Exotic birds from around the world will flock to the Alpine Library on July 30th at 1 p.m. for a very special program. Be sure to bring your camera! Learn about different bird species, habitats and behaviors, then come and play with the birds at this free family event.


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DIAMOND LITERARY DINNER CRUISE ELEGANTLY CELEBRATES LOCAL AUTHORS

By TJ Dunnivant

 

July 18, 2011 (San Diego)--As an East County resident and local news writer, attendance at the 7th Annual Diamond Literary Festival Authors Dinner Cruise at the Bahia Resort Hotel aboard the “William D. Evans” boat was all but mandatory for me.

 

East County Magazine’s own writer and book reviewer, Dennis Moore, was the honorary guest speaker and to miss such an occasion would have been a travesty both in nature and professional human interest.


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MEET THE AUTHOR OF CAMPO THE FORGOTTEN GUNFIGHT AT EL CAJON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

 

 

July 14, 2011, (El Cajon) -- Bryon Harrington, local Alpine author, will appear at s meeting of the El Cajon Historical Society on Thursday, July 28 at 11:30 a.m.  Mr. Harrington will share stories and sign copies of his self-published book,Campo, The Forgotton Gunfight. See the East County Magazine review here.

 

History buffs will enjoy this true local history of the gunfight which occurred in December, 1875, in Campo--a confrontation that surpassed the famed OK Corral shootout in duration and bloodshed. 


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CAMPO, THE FORGOTTON GUNFIGHT BRINGS EAST COUNTY'S COLORFUL PAST TO LIFE

 

Campo, the Forgotten Gunfight by Bryon Harrington (www.CampoGunfight.com, 2009 Campo, 372 pp.)
 

Review by Miriam Raftery
 

July 3, 2011 (Campo) –Few San Diegans are aware that a Wild West shoot-out deadlier than the famed O.K. Corral confrontation occurred in our own East County.

 

A patron in a Tecate cantina overheard a notorious group of banditos boast of plans to rob the entire town of Campo, a frontier settlement near the Mexican border. So he rode north and tipped off the Gaskill brothers, owners of the Campo Store. The brothers asked San Diego’s Sheriff to send a posse for protection—to no avail. Left to fend for themselves with their lives on the line, the townspeople planned a defense. Then they mounted a vigil that lasted for weeks, until the fateful showdown on December 4, 1875. 


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2011 CHEF JEFF ROSSMAN'S COOKBOOK TIES FOR BEST COOKBOOK 2011

June 28, 2011 (San Diego) -- Executive Chef Jeff Rossman’s farm-to-table cookbook-come-love story to local growers, From Terra’s Table: New American Food Fresh From Southern California’s Organic Farms (Chefs Press, 2010), adds a new honor to its list of accolades.


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ANAT TOUR, EAST COUNTY’S RENAISSANCE WOMAN

 

By Dennis Moore

 

 

June 20, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- East County resident Anat Tour, originally from Canada, is our community’s own Renaissance woman—a master of  mathematics, art, music, writing and much more.  By day, she is a mother of four and a math teacher at a local high school; by night, she is the lead singer for Possession, a local band. In between, she is a writer and illustrator of children’s books, as well as an animator.  She has also been an international model, which is easily discernible by her stage presence and how she carries herself.


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TRACKING DOGS INSPIRE KIDS TO “READ FOR A REASON”

 

June 16, 2011 (Poway) --To kick off the County Library’s Summer Reading Club, a team of search and rescue beagles visited children at the Poway Library today. Some kids even read their favorite books aloud to the friendly animals.


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DOLLAR-WISE DIVA: SALLY GARY’S 25+ FREE THINGS TO DO IN SAN DIEGO

 

Have more fun this summer…and spend less money!

By Nancy Clement

 

June 3, 2011 (La Mesa) - Sally Gary is the author of the new $Best Freebies, Bargains, Deals & Steals in San Diego book, 9th Edition. This is a MUST Have book for your home library! Her ideas will enable you to have more fun and to save more money this summer. She generously shared her list of favorite FREE things to do in San Diego. Now you will never be at a loss for what to when out of town company comes to visit you, just open the book and you will find countless, terrific ideas. Enjoy!


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TRIANGLE: THE FIRE THAT CHANGED AMERICA BY JOEL CASTELLAW

 

There will be a free reading on Saturday of "Triangle: The Fire That Changed America"" by Joel Castellaw. The haunting story of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire of March 25, 1911 is told. This horrific event changed labor laws throughout the United States, and is a powerful, historic story.

 


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SAN DIEGO BOOKSHELF--DIVINITY OF DOUBT: THE GOD QUESTION



Divinity Of Doubt: The God Question, By Vincent Bugliosi (Vanguard Press, New York, NY 2011, 338 Pages)

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

 

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen (Hebrews 11:1)."

 

May 24, 2011 (San Diego)--New York Times number one bestselling author of Helter Skelter and one of America's foremost prosecutors, Vincent Bugliosi, has written a provocative book that indicts organized religion, theism, and atheism alike. In Divinity of Doubt he brings his case for agnosticism.


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LIBRARY SHOW AND TELL STORY WITH SLIDES

 

 

April 26, 2011 (Alpine) -- On Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm, Linda Loegel, former owner of Fred's Old Fashioned Burgers (Mrs. Fred), will present a show and tell evening featuring her new book, Bumps Along the Way.


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AUTHORS SHARE SECRETS OF SUCCESS AT BARNES & NOBLE EVENT HOSTED BY EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE


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EAST COUNTY’S MUSIC MAN, BOB TAYLOR, PRESENTS LESSONS ON LIFE AND BUSINESS IN HIS BOOK, GUITAR LESSONS

 

Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion Into Business, By Bob Taylor, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011, 230 pages.)

 

Book Review by Dennis Moore

 

April 8, 2011 (El Cajon)--Bob Taylor, co-founder and president of Taylor Guitars in El Cajon, California, has added a new title to his repertoire: author. in Guitar Lessons: A Life’s Journey Turning Passion Into Business, Taylor masterfully crafts a story in which the guitar becomes a metaphor for much more—sharing secrets for success in business and in life.


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AUTHORS TO SIGN INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS AT RAMONA LIBRARY APRIL 16

 

April 16, 2011 (Ramona) – Ramona authors o inspirational books will be signing copies of their works on Saturday, Aprl 16 at the new Ramona library, 1275 Main Street in San Diego. Authors include Barbara McBride, Byron Mettler, Mike Mulligan, and Peter Zindler. The signing will be held from 9-11 a.m.


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WANT TO GET PUBLISHED? GET TIPS FROM LOCAL AUTHORS APRIL 9 AT BARNES & NOBLE, LA MESA

 

Authors will offer writing tips and sign copies of books at Grossmont Center store

 

By Dennis Moore

 

April 2, 2011 (La Mesa)—Are you an aspiring author? Barnes & Noble bookstore in Grossmont Center will host ”How to get published” on April 9 at 1 p.m.

 

Moderated by ECM book reviewer Dennis Moore, The event will feature  best-selling novelist Joshua Graham as well as local authors Max Sturman and TJ Johnson. The authors will field questions and offer helpful tips about the business, as well as sign copies of their books.


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