FEDERAL APPEALS COURT UPHOLDS CALIFORNIA BAN ON GUN MAGAZINES WITH OVER 10 ROUNDS

COURT TEMPORARILY HALTS SAN DIEGO UNIFIED'S VACCINE MANDATE OVER RELIGION CHALLENGE

BARBECUE BLAMED FOR SPRING VALLEY FIRE THAT DESTROYED TWO HOMES

LA MESA STUDENT, 12, KILLED BY STRAY BULLET IN BACKYARD OF AUNT’S SKYLINE HOME

FIRE-SAFE CHRISTMAS TREE TIPS

LEMON GROVE TOY DRIVE SEEKS GIFTS FOR KIDS

AUTHORITIES IDENTITY WOMAN WHO DIED IN RAMONA FIRE

RENOVATED AND REBRANDED, SAMMY’S IN LA MESA OFFERS CASUAL ELEGANCE AND FULL VARIETY OF FABULOUS FOODS

MAYOR VASQUEZ, IN LEMON GROVE’S STATE OF CITY ADDRESS, HIGHLIGHTS EFFORTS TO ADDRESS HUNGER, HOMELESSNESS AND PANDEMIC

PASSAGES: MIKE HANCOCK, RADIO REPORTER

CONGRESSWOMAN SARA JACOBS CELEBRATES THANKSGIVING WITH SERVICEMEMBERS AND VETERANS IN SOUTH KOREA

HO HO! HOLIDAY WINE TRAIL EVERY WEEKEND FROM THANKSGIVING TO CHRISTMAS

COYOTE TRAPPED IN CAR BUMPER RETURNS TO THE WILD

Coyote rehabilitated at San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center

East County News Service

November 18, 2021 (Ramona) – A not-so-wily coyote has been rescued from inside a car bumper, where it became trapped after being struck by a motorist. (No reports of any roadrunners or Acme products in the vicinity). Fortunately, the senior female coyote is now back in the wild, after treatment at the San Diego Humane Society’s Ramona Wildlife Center.

The amazing rescue was documented on video on November 1, when San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Law Enforcement was dispatched to rescue an animal lodged in the bumper of a car in a San Marcos parking lot. 

The person who hit the coyote did not realize that she was stuck in his bumper and was inside a Ralphs grocery store when another shopper noted a "dog" in the bumper and called for help. The car’s owner was alerted to the situation when he came out of the Ralphs.

SUPERVISOR ANDERSON TAKES ACTION TO EXPAND ACCESS AT LOCAL LAKES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

View our interview by clicking the image at left.

November 18, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – San Diego County Supervisors on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve Supervisor Joel Anderson’s proposal aimed at expanding access to local lakes where hours have been cut back during the pandemic.

The measure directs the County’s Department of Parks and Recreation to start discussions with outside agencies managing East County lakes and reservoirs, with a goal to keep reservoirs open for recreational activities.

"These are great, COVID-approved recreational activities for families," Anderson said of hiking, fishing, boating and other lake-related opportunities. In an interview with East County Magazine also aired on KNSJ radio, he added, "I wanted to fulfill my campaign promise in the first year."

HEALING IN JACUMBA NOV. 21 AT THE DESERT VIEW TOWER

By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2021 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – The Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot Springs will host “Healing Jacumba” this Sunday, November 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

 

 

The event includes energy healing, massage, yoga, meditation, acupuncture, Reiki, herbcraftersAnushi healing salves, cystal bracelets and more.

BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT NAKED, ROCK-THROWING MAN

East County News Service

November 18, 2021 (Otay) – The U.S. Border Patrol reports that yesterday around 7 a.m. in a remote section of Otay Mountain, a naked man hurled rocks at an agent, striking him multiple times including in the head.  “During the confrontation, the agent discharged his firearm, but the suspect was not struck,” says Lieutenant Thomas Seiver with the Sheriff’s homicide unit, which is investigating the case. 

TWO SAN DIEGO CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES CALL ON DEPT. OF JUSTICE TO INVESTIGATE BORDER PATROL “SHADOW UNITS”

By Miriam Raftery

November 17, 2021 (San Diego) – San Diego Congressional members Juan Vargas and Sara Jacobs, along with Congressman Juan Castro of Texas, have sent a letter urging the U.S. Department of Justice to investigation allegations of critical incident teams or “shadow units” within the U.S. Border Patrol.

COUNTY ENCOURAGES COVID-19 BOOSTERS FOR ELIGIBLE SAN DIEGANS

By Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo:  A woman readies herself to receive a COVID-19 vaccine at the Educational Cultural Complex site in Mountain View.

November 17, 2021 (San Diego) - The County of San Diego supports the California Department of Public Health recommendation for a COVID-19 booster dose for anyone 18 and older who wants one and meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for time between doses.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES WEBINAR IS NOW ONLINE

East County News Service

November 17, 2021 (San Diego) - Last week, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma and Assenblywoman Akilah Weber co-hosted a Virtual Small Business Webinar. During this webinar, presenters from State and local agencies discussed a variety of useful resources available to small business owners during these unprecedented times.

MAN DIES AFTER FIGHT IN SPRING VALLEY; SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

By Miriam Raftery

November 17, 2021 (Spring Valley) – Rafael Garcia, 39, of Spring Valley died last night of injuries sustained in a fight on November 11. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting an assault at Harness Street and Canyon Road in Spring Valley, where they found the victim was unconscious and not breathing after suffering head trauma.

EL CAJON POLICE CHARGE TWO SUSPECTS WITH MURDER OF JAYLIN MOORE

By Miriam Raftery

November 16, 2021 (El Cajon) — On February 26, 24-year-old Jaylin Moore was sleeping in his apartment when he was fatally shot through a bedroom window. Shortly after 4 a.m. Following an eight-month investigation, Lt. Keith MacArthur announced today that El Cajon Police Homicide Detectives have arrested two suspects for murder.

LA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROGRAM

Source:  City of La Mesa

November 15, 2021 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Police Department is the recipient of a $25,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) that will prioritize the safety of bicyclists and pedestrians.

LA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT AWARDED $96,000 GRANT FROM THE OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY

Source:  City of La Mesa

November 15, 2021 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Police Department will roll out a police traffic services program to deter dangerous and illegal driving behaviors that increase the risk of crashes in the community.

LANTERN CREST HONORS SENIORS DURING VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

East County News Service

November 15, 2021 (Santee) - Residents of Lantern Crest Senior Living gathered to honor retired men and women who served in the United States Armed Forces. During the ceremony, veterans who live in the Santee community were invited to bring personal military memorabilia to display and share. The retirees, who call themselves The Lantern Crest Veterans, also wore hats emblazoned with the group’s name.

NEW STUDY STATES REGIONAL COLLABORATION KEY TO DECARBONIZATION

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

November 15, 2021 (San Diego) - Reducing carbon emissions to zero regionally can be done, according to a new academic report commissioned by the County.  The reductions will require local governments and agencies to work together, and the County of San Diego is positioned to coordinate that effort, the report states.

COUNTY AWARDED GRANT FOR BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROGRAM

By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

November 15, 2021 (San Diego) - The County Health & Human Services Agency, Department of Homeless Solutions and Equitable Communities has received a $125,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and scooter riders.

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPT A SENIOR PET MONTH: FIVE REASONS TO WELCOME A SENIOR PET INTO YOUR HOME

By Dr. Gary Weitzman, President & CEO, San Diego Humane Society

November 15, 2021 (San Diego) -- November is National Adopt a Senior Pet Month and what better way to celebrate than by opening your home to a senior animal in need? All month long, in a promotion sponsored by Purina, San Diego Humane Society is reducing adoption fees for senior pets (7 years of age and older) by 50% to help these special animals find the loving homes they deserve. Across our campuses, we currently have dozens of senior dogs and cats available for adoption. 

Senior pets often experience longer stays in shelters than younger animals — but these older cats and dogs have plenty of love to give and make for wonderful companions. Here are just a few reasons to consider adding one to your family:

WOMAN DIES IN RAMONA HOUSE FIRE, DEPUTIES TREATED FOR SMOKE INHALATION

East County News Service

November 15, 2021 (Ramona) – A woman called 9-11 screaming for help this morning at 2:31 a.m., but could not provide her address. Deputies with the Ramona Sheriff's Substation drove around the area and discovered a house on fire in the 500 block of Telford Lane. 

POMEGRANATE DAYS RETURNS AT OASIS CAMEL DAIRY NOV. 26-28

 

East County News Service

November 14, 2021 (Ramona) -- On Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28 from 12 to 2 p.m., Oasis Camel Dairy invites you to the return of Pomegranate Days along with an open farm tour.  The festivities include a live show featuring racing turkeys, talking parrots and camels.  

You can also feed apple treats to camels, take a camel ride, or shop for gifts such as camel’s milk soaps, lotions, bath products, chocolates and more. 

9/11 FROM DUST TO DECEIT, FROM BUSH TO BUTCHERY

 

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored, by Ray McGinnis (NorthernStar Publications, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2021, 421 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

November 14, 2021 (San Diego) - Having been a juror in the “San Diego Citizens Grand Jury – Presenting the Evidence of the Crimes of 9/11” on April 14th, 2007 at San Diego State University, this book by Ray McGinnis resonates with me on so many levels.

Unanswered Questions is a brutally persuasive book for  those who want answers to the real origins of the Afghanistan war. Ray McGinnis’ book digs deeper and hammers harder for the unvarnished truths, Ex-President Bush, currently on a good-guy speaking tour speaks without remorse or responsibility for the unmitigated catastrophe he set in motion 20 years ago, according to many. President Bush famously said, in another of his statements that everyone seemed to relish; “Every nation, in every region, now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” But he rejected an offer by the Taliban to hand over bin Laden in exchange for the U.S. to stop bombing their country.

“TIGER QUEENS” CELEBRATES SAVIORS FOR CAPTIVE FELINES, HIGHLIGHTS THE DANGERS OF BIG CAT PSEUDO-SANCTUARIES

Bobbi Brink, founder of Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine, is among sanctuary founders highlighted in new video

East County News Service

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November 14, 2021 (Alpine) -- More tigers are held in captivity across the U.S. than remain in the wild globally, estimates suggest. The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance (BCSA) is a coalition of wildlife rescuers, reputable sanctuaries, and animal advocates working to eliminate the trade in “pet” wildcats and the commercial exploitation of exotic felines nationwide. Seeking to raise awareness about the plight of captive big cats held in inhumane conditions, the BCSA earlier this month released a new video titled Tiger Queens.

SANTEE DEDICATES NEW VETERANS MEMORIAL

Story and photos by Scott Lagace

November 14, 2021 (Santee) -- On November 11, 2021, on the 11th hour at the 11th minute, Santee Chamber of Commerce CEO Kristen Dare began a Veterans Day ceremony which attracted many veterans and East County patrons to celebrate the unveiling of a new Veteran’s Memorial and dedication of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over Santee Lakes on Mast Blvd.   

FREE SPEECH ADVOCATES THREATEN LEGAL ACTION OVER SUPERVISORS’ NEW RULES LIMITING PUBLIC COMMENTS AND INPUT

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  attorney Cory Briggs contends the county’s limits on public comments violate civil rights, free speech rights and open meeting requirements

November 14, 2021 (San Diego) – Last week, San Diego County Supervisors enacted changes limited public input in an effort to address racist and threatening comments made at a recent public meeting. But the new policy goes farther, also eliminating the public’s ability to ask that consent calendar items be fully discussed, severely restricting speaking times and prohibiting group presentations on some topics.

SAN DIEGO ZOO WILDLIFE ALLIANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN 2022 ROSE PARADE; FLOAT HONORS ENDANGERED WILDLIFE AND SCIENTISTS WORKNG TO ENSURE ALL LIFE THRIVES

A California condor will soar above a rhino, a lion and a globe showcasing SDZWA’s worldwide conservation partnerships

Source:  San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

November 14, 2021 (San Diego) - On New Year’s Day, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance will participate in the 133rd Rose Parade presented by Honda, with a float representing the organization’s past, present and future in wildlife conservation—depicting a lion, a California condor and a rhinoceros. San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is an international conservation organization with “two front doors”: the San Diego Zoo near downtown San Diego and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California. The float’s theme, “Creating Wildlife Allies,” brings to life San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance’s commitment to conservation in eight major regions across six continents, with over 200 collaborative conservation partners.

JOIN SDCCU FOR FREE WEBINARS AND RESOURCES FOR INTERNATIONAL FRAUD AWARENESS WEEK NOVEMBER 14 - 20: WEBINARS NOV. 17 PART OF FINANCIAL WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Source:  San Diego County Credit Union

November 14, 2021 (San Diego) -  San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, is proud to provide free community resources for International Fraud Awareness Week, November 14 – 20, 2021. Scams are on the rise and International Fraud Awareness Week is a global effort to minimize the impact of fraudulent activity through the promotion of awareness and education. SDCCU is here to help the community not fall victim to fraud by offering blog articles, additional resources and three complimentary fraud awareness webinars on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 as part of our Financial Wellness Wednesdays.

HOME START TO HOST EAST REGION RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH WALK AND RALLY NOV. 17 IN EL CAJON

East County News Service

Photo: CC via Bing

November 14, 2021 (El Cajon) – A walk, rally and resource fair aimed at raising awareness of runaways and ending youth homelessness will take place Wednesday, November 17 in downtown El Cajon. According to Home Start, the nonprofit organizing the event in honor of National Runaway Month:

SWEET TREATS: LEMON GROVE LIONS CLUB HOSTS HOLIDAY SEE’S CANDY SALES

By Miriam Raftery

November 14, 2021 (Lemon Grove) – If you’re looking to indulge or need a gift for a loved one with a sweet tooth, Lemon Grove Lions Club is having a Holiday See’s Candy fundraiser.  The candy is on sale now through Dec 3.

HEAT WAVE, FIRE RISK SUNDAY AND MONDAY

East County News Service

November 13, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – High temperatures 10 to 18 degrees above normal are forecast to continue through Monday across San Diego County, with near-record highs Sunday, weak Santa Ana winds and elevated fire risk in all inland areas.

Look for brief relief with cooling temperatures along the coast starting Monday, spreading inland Tuesday and Wednesday. Heavy fog is also forecast early this week in San Diego valleys including Alpine and Ramona.

PUBLIC TURNS IN NEARLY 300 UNWANTED GUNS FOR GIFT CARDS IN LA MESA

East County News Service

November 13, 2021 (La Mesa) -- This weekend, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department teamed up with its law enforcement and community partners to help get unwanted weapons off our streets through a Guns for Gift Cards event in East County.

STRIKE AVERTED AT KAISER PERMANENTE AS UNION REACHES DEAL OVER PAY AT 3 A.M.

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Hospital staffers and union organizers waved signs and banners in protest over staffing shortages at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Roseville. Photo by Fred Greaves for CalMatters

November 13, 2021 (San Diego) - Pharmacy and laboratory workers at Kaiser Permanente sites in Southern California will not strike Monday, a union leader said Saturday.

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