NEED GIFTS? SHOP THESE NEW RETAILERS IN EAST COUNTY: PART 2 – EL CAJON

NEED GIFTS? SHOP THESE NEW RETAILERS IN EAST COUNTY: PART 1 – LA MESA

FAMILY SOUGHT FOR INMATE EARL SMITH WHO DIED AT A HOSPITAL

SANDAG BOARD LEADERS TO ASK STAFF TO FIND ALTERNATIVE FUNDING SOURCES FOR TRANSPORTATION PLAN WITHOUT MILEAGE TAX

MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL ART EXHIBIT COMES TO SAN DIEGO

MUSICAL STARS TO SHINE THIS WEEK AT THE MAGNOLIA

HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 OMICRON VARIANT

241 PINTS OF BLOOD AND OVER 4,215 POUNDS OF FOOD COLLECTED AT SDCCU HOLIDAY BOWL BLOOD AND FOOD DRIVE IN LA MESA

CHABAD OF EAST COUNTY ADAPTS TO CARRY OUT FIRST NIGHT OF HANUKKAH CELEBRATION

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

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

SPOTLIGHT LEMON GROVE: 5 CANDIDATES VIE IN FRUITFUL PURSUIT OF SEATS ON CITY COUNCIL

 

Update October 27, 2010 -- This story has been updated to include comments provided by Councilman Jerry Jones, who was not available when the original story ran.

By Emily Anderson

 

NEW TAGGER HOTLINE NABS 3 IN FIRST DAY

 

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.

 

 

FIORINA HOSPITALIZED

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.”

BLUE FLAYME PROTEST UP IN SMOKE: RESIDENTS FUME OVER HOOKAH LOUNGE GRANTED ALCOHOL PERMIT NEAR HIGH SCHOOL

By Miriam Raftery

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.

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL: COUGARS WIN EPIC BATTLE OVER FOOTHILLERS, 3-2

 

"'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.

CALIFORNIA SECRETARY OF STATE CANDIDATES VIE FOR VOTES

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.

MAN ARRESTED FOR GROPING 3 TEENS

 

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.

GHOULISH TIMES AHEAD AT THE RETURN OF BARONA’S PARTY PIT


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.

WEEKEND GETAWAYS: UP ON THE HILL

 

 

Story and photos by Tom Gatch

 

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.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: AMBUSH IN THE HIGHLANDS - SCOTTIES WIN MUSKET WITH 41-0 BLOWOUT OVER FOOTHILLERS

by Christopher Mohr

 

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.

 

VETERANS’ GROUP ISSUES REPORT CARD ON LEGISLATORS

 

 

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?

SPOOKY CAMP-OUT WITH BIG CATS OCT. 29-30 AT LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS

October 9, 2010 (Alpine) – Lions, Tigers and Bears invites you to come spend a “wild and ghoulish night in the country” with Raja, Bakari, Conga and other wild creatures at this big cat rescue facility in Alpine October 29-30. Camp-outs sell out quickly, so call to reserve space at (619)659-8078.

 

SIGNS OF THE TIMES: THEFT, VANDALISM OF CAMPAIGN SIGNS TAKE NEW TWISTS IN EAST COUNTY

By Miriam Raftery
 

October 24, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A rash of sign-stealing and defacement has marred the campaign trail in East County communities including Santee, Lakeside, El Cajon. The latest targets are large signs criticizing gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman.

 

Vandals in Santee cut the name “Meg” out of numerous 4 x 8 foot signs that read: “What’s Meg Hiding? $200 million to buy election; didn’t vote for 28 years; caters to the rich and corporations. What’s her REAL agenda?” ECM photographer Dennis Richardson spotted at least four of the damaged signs this afternoon--and noticed several others had gone missing completely.

BOO BASH & HARVEST FAIR OCT. 30 AT KROC CENTER


Family-Friendly, Safe Halloween Party and Craft Fair

 

October 9, 2010 (San Diego ) -- Local children are invited to celebrate Halloween in a safe, family-friendly environment at Salvation Army Kroc Center’s annual BOO BASH and Harvest Fair on Saturday, October 30th at 5 p.m.

 

FOREST SERVICE DENIES APPEAL OVER POWERLINK, CLEARS WAY FOR LITIGATION

 

By Miriam Raftery
 

October 24, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The U.S. Forest Service’s Regional Forester Randy Moore has upheld the Record of Decision (ROD) approving construction of Sunrise Powerlink, SDG&E's high-voltage transmission line slated to cross 19 miles of National Forest land in Cleveland National Forest as well as 49 miles of Bureau of Land Management land.

DIRTY DASHING: SAN DIEGO “MUD RUN” KICKS OFF OCT. 31


Halloween event includes prizes for runners with best costumes

October 21, 2010 (El Cajon) – Up to 3,000 participants are expected to take part in a 5K “Mud Run” on October 31st. The charity fundraiser  takes off at Skyline Church, 11330 in La Mesa, raising money to benefit children’s programs with Sonshinehaven.org, programs offered by Skyline Sports, and Rescue Task Force, a world relief organization.

 

SPRING VALLEY SOLDIER KILLED IN AFGHANISTAN; SERVICES MONDAY

 

October 23, 2010 (Spring Valley) – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered flags in the state capitol flown at half-mast to honor Sergeant Rafael Martinez Jr., 36, of Spring Valley. Martinez was serving his third tour of duty when he was killed on October 14 by insurgents who attacked his unit in Afghanistan with an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers, Sgt. Carlos A. Benitz and Pfc. Tremaine J. Billingsley, also died from the explosion.
 

“He served our country with honor, integrity and steadfast loyalty, and in the end he made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty,” the Governor said, extending condolences to the Martinez family. "Rafael will be remembered and honored forever in our hearts."

HOWL-O-WEEN COSTUME CONTEST & OCTOBER YAPPY HOUR OCT. 28

 

October 23, 2010 (El Cajon) – Camp Bow-Wow invites you and your dog to celebrate Halloween early at “Yappy Hour” on Thursday, October 28 from 6-8 p.m. at the Downtown Café. “Bring your pup or pups in costume and win some great prizes,” a press release for the event states. “We will be judging most creative, funniest and owner/pup best duos—so you two-legged folks, come dressed up as well.”

HORSING AROUND IN EAST COUNTY: NEW HORSE CAMP HAS SUCCESSFUL OPENING


East County News Service

October 23, 2010 (Sacred Rocks) -- The inaugural horse camp experience launched October 15-17 at Sacred Rocks Horse Camp, with several participants and many horses visiting for a complementary weekend. “Riding, sitting around the campfire telling tales, and the Saturday night barbeque brought to mind the lifestyle of the old west when time seemed meaningless while folks were enjoying their days,” said Sharon Courmousis, owner of Scared Rocks Reserve and the new Sacred Rocks Horse Camp.

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