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FLEEING SUSPECT HITS VEHICLE, THEN CAUSES DEPUTIES TO COLLIDE IN LAKESIDE

APARTMENT FIRE DISPLACES 23 PEOPLE IN UNINCORPORATED EL CAJON

ISSA CALLS FOR TRUMP TO PARDON REP. HUNTER, THEN RECEIVES SENIOR HUNTER ENDORSEMENT

YOU'RE INVITED TO OUR FEASTING & MERRYMAKING HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 15!

SUPERVISORS CHANGE LANGUAGE ON BALLOT MEASURE SUBMITTED BY OPPONENTS OF NEWLAND SIERRA, ADOPT DEVELOPER’S DESCRIPTION

WILDFIRE INSURANCE CRISIS LEADS COMMISSIONER TO CALL FOR FIRST-EVER STATEWIDE NON-RENEWAL MORATORIUM

HUNTER TO RESIGN AFTER HOLIDAYS: MAY FORFEIT CONGRESSIONAL PENSION

POWAY BOIL-WATER ORDER LIFTED: PUBLIC URGED TO DINE AT POWAY RESTAURANTS TO HELP WORKERS HURT BY SHUTDOWN

MERCY AMBULANCE SKIDS OFF ROAD, LEAVING JULIAN WITHOUT MEDICAL RESPONSE FOR HOURS AS TOURISTS AND RESIDENTS EXPERIENCE “SNOWMAGEDDON”

SEN. ATKINS SAYS NEW TRUMP RULE COULD CUT FOOD STAMPS FOR 700,000 CALIFORNIANS

HOUSE ETHICS COMMITTEE STRIPS HUNTER OF VOTING IN BIPARTISAN ACTION AFTER GUILTY PLEA

LAKESIDE DAIRYMAN DAVE VAN OMMERING NAMED FARMER OF THE YEAR


Farmer powers dairy operations with electricity from cow’s methane waste, diversified business by opening pumpkin patch and Christmas tree patch for visitors

 

November 20, 2010 (Lakeside) – Dave Van Ommering, co-owner/operator of Van Ommering Dairy in Lakeside, was honored as the 2010 Farmer of the Year for San Diego County at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Thursday night. 

SALUTE TO HEROES AT MOTHER GOOSE PARADE SUNDAY

 

November 20, 2010 (El Cajon)--The theme for the 64th Annual Mother Goose Parade on Sunday, November 21st, is a “Salute To Heroes!” A special World Memorial float will carry a New York Firefighter and an EMT, both disabled at 9/11, and a Port Authority Police Officer also survived the attacks at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Officer David Lim was among a handful of survivors found in "Stairwell B" after the collapse.

A HEARTWARMING STORY: HEART ATTACK VICTIM RETURNS TO THANK FIREFIGHTERS

 

Story and photo provided by Heartland Fire

November 19, 2010 (La Mesa)--On October 2, 2010, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Richard Morse, 59, of La Mesa collapsed outside the beer garden at the annual La Mesa Oktoberfest. An off-duty Pasadena firefighter and a Scripps Hospital nurse witnessed Morse collapse and determined that he went into cardiac arrest and began CPR. Two La Mesa Firefighters, Captain Todd Feneis and Captain Steve Pullen were working EMS Bike Patrol and responded to the incident.

EXPLOSIVE SEARCH: I-15 SHUT DOWN AT ESCONDIDO TODAY

Update 5:30 p.m.  The freeway is now reopened.  Authorities used a robot to detonate six explosive devices, Incident Page Network reports.  More details at 10 News:  http://www.10news.com/news/25843031/detail.html 

Update 11:45 a.m.:  Closure was delayed but the highway is now closed as of 11:21 a.m.  in the southbound direction only.  Authorities have decided to leave the northbound lanes open.

Explosives have been found in a home in the 1900 block of Via Scott, where homeowner George Jakubek has been arrested.  A gardener, Mario Garcia, was seriously injured yesterday when an explosive went off, damaging his foot.  Several homes in the neighborhood have also been evacuated as the investigation continues. 

 

November 19, 2010 (Escondido) -- ECM news Partner Channel 10 reports that discovery of explosives at an Escondido home will result in a shut down of both sides of Interstate 15  from 9 a.m. to noon today (Friday).  

MEMORIALS, FUNDRAISERS PLANNED TO HELP FAMILIES OF SADDLETRAMPS RIDERS

 

Information courtesy of Alpine Community News Network

November 19, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A memorial/celebration of life and fundraiser will be held this Sunday, November 21st at 2 p.m. for members of the Saddletramps motorcycle club in Lakeside who lost their lives Nov. 13th in a tragic accident in Ocotillo.

 

SANTEE TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING NOV. 19

 

 

November 14, 2010 (Santee) -- The city of Santee is doing its part to prevent the holidays from becoming ho-ho-ho-hum.A special events team from the Community Services Department has choreographed an event that features some unlikely holiday pairings: Santa Claus, live Doo-wop music, skating on synthetic ice, and an old-fashioned horse-and-carriage ride.

 

FILNER CALLS FOR CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON TSA FULL-BODY SCAN AND PAT-DOWN SECURITY PROCEDURES

 

November 18, 2010 (San Diego) – Congressmen Bob Filner (D-San Diego) is calling for the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee to hold a hearing to examine the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) security screening procedures at airports, including full-body scans and pat downs.

ALVARADO HOSPITAL BOUGHT BY PRIME HEALTHCARE


Company is under federal and state investigation for allegations of fraud, high rates of life-threatening infections

By Miriam Raftery

 

November 18, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. has acquired Alvarado Hospital, a 306-bed facility east of San Diego State University, from Plymouth Health. But the buyer's troubled trackrecord raises concerns about the quality of patient care and more.

ARTISTS CONVERT VACANT BUILDING TO GALLERY: “RUINS” EXHIBIT EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER

 

November 18, 2010 (El Cajon) – A coalition of artists calling themselves the 50/50 the group converted a vacant building at 140 East Main Street into a dynamic art gallery. A showing which opened last week has been extended for the full month of November.

A KNOX HOUSE CHRISTMAS: DEC. 4 IN EL CAJON

 

November 18, 2010 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Historical Society invites the public to “A Knox House Christmas” at the Knox House Museum on Saturday, December 4 from 2-4 p.m. Handcrafted gifts, ornaments, textiles, period items, jams, jellies and bakery items will be offered for sale—along with free cider with purchase.

COUNTY, MARINES TEAM UP TO COLLECT TOYS FOR TOTS


Donations Collected Through Early December at Five County Airports

 

November 18, 2010 (San Diego)--You can help the U.S. Marine Corps and San Diego County put smiles on the faces of less fortunate children this holiday season by donating new, unwrapped toys at County airports in Fallbrook, Ramona, Carlsbad, El Cajon and Borrego Springs during the Marines’ annual Toys for Tots campaign. County residents can drop off their donated toys at each of the airports any time up until Dec. 4, with the exception of Fallbrook Airpark, which will continue collecting donations until Dec. 11.

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: MAKE TRACKS FOR "UNSTOPPABLE"

By Brian Lafferty

 

November 12, 2010 (San Diego)--Tony Scott’s last movie, The Taking of Pelham 123, had exciting action and suspense on an immobile subway train hijacked by John Travolta with Denzel Washington trying to stop him. In Unstoppable, we get equally exciting action and suspense on a runaway train loaded with toxic chemicals with Denzel Washington trying to prevent it from careening towards a populated town.

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: YOU'LL BE SURE TO GET YOUR MONEY'S WORTH - AND MORE - BY SEEING SMALL, INDEPENDENT "THE FREEBIE"

By Brian Lafferty

 

November 12, 2010 (San Diego) – The Freebie has a simple story, and it runs only seventy-eight minutes, but director Katie Aselton has crafted a movie that is more than mere premise. In addition to having two likeable characters and dialogue that is real, honest and rich, the movie also kept me guessing until the very end.

 

COMMUNITY RALLIES TO HELP LAKESIDE SADDLETRAMPS AFTER FATAL CRASH


Funds to help families, blood drive, and card collection planned

By Miriam Raftery

 

November 18, 2010 (Lakeside) – Two funds have been established to help the families of four members of the Saddletramps motorcycle club in Lakeside who lost their lives in a tragic accident November 13th.  Community members have also rallied to organize a blood drive and collect sympathy cards.

 

“These families include one who lost both a mom and dad, leaving behind two young sons. The families are in need of aid to help with funeral costs as well as money for food, utilities and the basics of life,” a press release from the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce states.

COLLEGE DISTRICT BIDS FAREWELL TO TRUSTEES RICK ALEXANDER AND DEANNA WEEKS

 

November 18, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Two departing Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board trustees who helped oversee the transformation of the Grossmont and Cuyamaca College campuses were honored Tuesday for their years of service to the district.

 

WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDS PRESENTED BY SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 


November 19, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Women leaders in six categories were honored at the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce 2010 Women in Leadership luncheon. More than 350 guests attended the event on October 29th at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley. Each year the Chamber sifts through and considers a host of qualified candidates to honor in six different categories – Business, Non-Profit, Education, Government, Healthcare and Arts/Culture/Media - at its annual luncheon. The following were this year’s winners:

SPRING VALLEY'S HISTORIC BANCROFT ROCK HOUSE GETS MAKEOVER


Changes Enhance Historic Charm

 

November 17, 2010 (Spring Valley)--The public is invited to come glimpse what life was like for San Diego pioneers in the 1800s. Yesterday, County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation officially opened the newly restored Bancroft Rock House in Spring Valley.

 

VIEJAS, PADRE WATER AND NATIVE HERITAGE COMMISSION AGREE TO FURTHER CULTURAL ASSESSMENT AT SACRED SITE

 

November 17, 2010 (Alpine) – The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians and Padre Dam Municipal Water District today announced an agreement to conduct further tribal cultural resource investigations at a proposed development site which has been declared a sanctified Native American burial ground and ceremonial site.

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