November 20, 2010 (La Mesa)--Holiday offerings of smaller paintings priced for gifting is a tradition in the art world; many galleries feature shows entitled "Little Gems", "Holiday Miniatures Exhibit", and the like.
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.
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.
November 19, 2010 (El Cajon) -- The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who robbed the US Bank inside of the Albertsons grocery store, 1608 Broadway, El Cajon, California, on Thursday, November 18 at approximately 4 p.m.
November 19, 2010 (La Mesa)--On October 2, 2010 at 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.
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).
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.
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.
November 18, 2010 (San Diego) – Break out the umbrellas and winter coats. Rain, gusty winds and cold temperatures dipping below freezing are forecast for this weekend--with snow possible at higher mountain elevations.
November 14, 2010 (Santee) – Volunteers are needed on November 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon to help San Diego River Park Foundation complete creation of an East County native Plant Garden at the Edgemoore Polo Barn—future home to a museum on the history of East County and Santee.
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.
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.
November 19, 2010 (La Mesa) Two prowlers found themselves confronting a startled homeowner after prying off a window screen at a La Mesa residence today. The attempted break-in occurred at 4251 Woodland Drive shortly after 1 p.m. The suspects were arrested a short time later.
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.
November 18, 2010 (Washington, D.C). -- Congressman Congressman Duncan Hunter has been named co-chair of the National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus, replacing Steve Buyer (R-Indiana), who has served as co-chair since the Caucus was started 18 years ago.
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.
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.
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.
November 18, 2010 (San Diego)—A 90-year-old woman driving a Toyota made an unsafe left turn across oncoming traffic on Waring Road in Allied Gardens yesterday at 4:07 p.m., striking a motorcyclist, according to San Diego Police Sergeant David E. Jennings.
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.
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.
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.
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: