October 28, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce invites the public to a “Pancakes & Politics” breakfast on October 29th from 7:30-9 a.m. at Press Box Sport Lounge & Restaurant, 2990 Jamacha Road in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon.
Congressman Duncan Hunter and his opponent, Ray Lutz, are both confirmed. So are many other candidates, from state Assembly to fire board.
October 28, 2010 (San Diego) – Christopher Wilson, a veteran police officer was shot last night and died early this morning, San Diego Police report. “Officers were assisting U.S. marshals and probation units in doing a compliance check, when there was an exchange of gunshots,” Lt. Andra Brown told East County Magazine. “The officer was fatally wounded and a police canine was injured as well.” The shooting occurred at the Canyon View Apartments at 479 S. Meadowbrook Drive in the Skyline area of southeast San Diego, near Paradise Valley Road.
October 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery is among the nominees for a Women in Leadership Award. Winners will be announced Friday, October 29 at the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women in Leadership luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.
October 27, 2010 (Borrego) – California Overland Desert Excursions invites you to learn about the spirits who roam the desert in a unique, overnight ghost tour on Saturday, October 30th. Spend the night next to a haunted cemetery near a historic stagecoach stop, or opt for an evening-only rate. Historians will relate true tales of people who met their demise along the Southern Overland Trail—and whose restless souls are said to still haunt the region.
October 27, 2010 (El Cajon)--Just hours after announcement of the new El Cajon Tagger Tip Line on Monday, an El Cajon resident saw a group of individuals using spray paint to vandalize the rear of a business. The reporting party kept watching the suspects as he called the El Cajon Police Department. He directed officers to the location of the vandals and three juveniles were arrested.
October 27, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Carly Fiorina, the Republican candidate for Senate in California, is in the hospital due to an infection resulting from reconstructive surgery in July. Her chief of staff, Deborah Bowker, assured that Fiorina, who underwent a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation last year for breast cancer, has been free of cancer since October 2009 and “is anxious to get back on the campaign trail later this week.”
October 26, 2010 (Spring Valley) Despite disapproval of two County agencies and community groups, the County’s Planning Commission gave the thumbs up for an Alcoholic Beverages commission (ABC) license allowing beer at Blue Flayme, a new Hookah lounge in Spring Valley. The Commission overturned a decision by the Department of Planning and Land Use (DPLU), which opposed the license.
Hookahs have been linked to serious health hazards. Now, the new trend of combining Hookah smoking and alcohol consumption locally has many in the community up in arms.
"'Expect a lot of ups and downs', because both teams were great teams and we're in their house, and we expected a big crowd, loud, and that's pretty much what it was" -- Steele Canyon head volleyball coach Karolyn Kirby
by Christopher Mohr
October 26, 2010 (El Cajon) - Monday night's (10/25) girls high school volleyball match at Grossmont High School between the host Foothillers and the visiting Cougars of Steele Canyon High School had about everything you could want in a sporting event. No one could have gone home feeling cheated with two contenders for the Grossmont Hills league title facing each other in a highly competitive, playoff-like atmosphere.
By Miriam Raftery
Gail Lover also contributed to this article
October 26, 2010 – The California Secretary of State’s race pits two candidates who each represent historic milestones. Democratic incumbent Debra Bowen won a national John F. Kennedy “Profile in Courage Award” for ordering hack tests on electronic touch screen voting machines—then decertifying some machines after tests at universities proved that tampering could change votes. She was the second woman elected to the office (March Fong Eu, in 1974, was the first).
Her opponent, Republican Damon Dunn, aspires to be the first African-American elected to the office. A Stanford alumnus, he told Chamber members that he was mentored by Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State. Founder of a real estate business and an active community volunteer, he also had an award-winning career as a college and NFL football player.
October 26, 2010 (San Diego) – City Heights resident Alejandro Muzquiz, 30, was arrested this morning following a traffic stop in the 4400 block of University Avenue. According to Lt. Rick O’Hanlon with San Diego Police Department’s sex crimes unit, Muzauiz is suspected of the recent assaults on three victims—ages 14, 16, and 17 – who were walking near a school in the Talmadge area.
Table Game Halloween-Themed Party on Oct. 30 to Feature Treats and Cash Giveaways
October 27, 2010 (Lakeside) – Barona Resort & Casino is getting in the Halloween spirit with the return of its popular Party Pit with a fun trick-or-treat theme. On Saturday, October 30 from 6 p.m. to midnight, table game players will have a chance to win prizes and cash.
October 26, 2010 (San Diego) 9:45 a.m.-- A collision involving several vehicles on I-8 near San Diego State University has prompted a SIG ALERT to be issued. The accident has resulted in several injuries, blockage of an offramp at College and some lanes on I-8 westbound, as well as a vehicle up an embankment.
October 25, 2010 (Baja)--Punta Banda is a narrow, mostly barren, finger of land that pokes out into the Pacific Ocean at the southern end of Bahia Todos Santos near the City of Ensenada. Standing not far from the tip, bus loads of bug-eyed tourists regularly stare out at the myriad of sharp, guano covered outcroppings as they munch on fish tacos and wait for the next influx of water to surge through the legendary blowhole, then spurt up in the air and dissolve into a fine, cool mist.
October 25th, 2010 (La Mesa) - Domination. That word best describes how the Highlanders of Helix High School played last Friday night (10/22) in their homecoming game at Jim Arnaiz Field against the Foothillers of Grossmont High School. Not only did the Foothillers not score in this game, they could not get a first down from their own effort until near the end of the third quarter. The Highlanders' offense was as good at scoring points as their defense was at denying them and the end result was a 41-0 blowout win.
San Diego’s Congressional representatives earned grades from A to D. Who scored the highest--and the lowest? The answers will surprise you.
October 25, 2010 – Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)'s Congressional Report Card grades members of Congress on support for combat veterans in the past two years. San Diego’s Congressional delegation includes the Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, two veterans, a mlitary spouse, the wife of a military contractor, and a veterans' subcommittee member. So how did our legislators rank on supporting the many veterans in their districts?