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COOL!  OUTDOOR ICE RINK OPENS AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER: ICE SHOW, TREE-LIGHTING CEREMONY NOV. 22

By Miriam Raftery

November
17, 2008 (Alpine) —
Looking for the coolest place in East County?

The largest outdoor ice rink in Southern California is now open for the holiday
season at Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine. 


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WINGS & SNOW ART RECEPTION NOV. 20 - GREEN ANGELS & ORNAMENTS

November
17, 2008 (El Cajon) —
This holiday season, Sophie's Art Gallery is going green
with a collection of art made form recycled materials.  Green angels are
made from recycled wood, blue jean jackets saved from the landfill, and ornaments
made from found objects. 


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EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE'S EDITORS AND WRITERS SWEEP SAN DIEGO PRESS CLUB AWARDS

By Miriam Raftery

October
22, 2008 (San Diego) -

Q: Who are those grinning people posing with San Diego State University icon
Monty Montezuma at the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park?

A:  East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery and consulting
editor Jamie Reno, who collectively received 14 awards in San Diego Press Club’s
2008 Excellence in Journalism competition.   ECM reporter E.A. Barrera
also picked up a trio of awards to add to his growing collection. 


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LIBRARY FRIENDS ANNOUNCE ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

November
1, 2008 (San Diego) -
The Library Friends of San Diego County (LFSDC) announced
the winners of its annual essay contest, with this year's theme, "Libraries,
Loud or Quiet?" First, second and third place winners in the youth, teen
and adult categories will be honored by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
at the Tuesday, November 18 meeting, at 9:00 a.m.


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A QUESTION OF POWER ON SDG&E'S PROPOSED SUNRISE POWERLINK:

  Video documentary distributed to CPUC is now online

October 23, 2008 (San Diego, CA) - Stubborn
Mule Productions and Backcountry Against the Dump, Inc. announce that “A
Question of Power” is now available online.

This one-hour locally produced grassroots documentary about the ongoing battle
over the 150-mile “Sunrise Powerlink” transmission line proposed
by San Diego Gas & Electric was premiered recently in Escondido.  


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A PURR-FECT PLACE

At new Tiger Trails haven in Alpine, rescued tigers run, swim for first time

By Miriam Raftery

September 17, 2008 (ALPINE) – Q: What happens when you take four captive-bred tigers and turn them loose in a facility large enough for them to run freely for the first time?

A: A cat-aclysmic event complete with romping, frolicking and caterwauling, much to the delight of media members and donors invited to watch the grand opening of Tiger Trails in Alpine.  View our short video clip.


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THE CITY OF LA MESA'S FIRST ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS FESTIVAL

THE CITY OF LA MESA’S FIRST ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS FESTIVAL

Green LogoLa
Mesa will conduct its First Annual Environmental Awareness “Sustain La
Mesa” Festival on: Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10:00 a.m.
till 2:00 p.m. at Harry Griffen Park, 9550 Milden St.


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Book It: New Library Opens in La Mesa

By Miriam Raftery

La Mesa LibraryLa Mesa’s new library is a bookworm’s delight. 

A
soaring wall of windows fills the library with sunlight, creating an inviting
place for reading, studying, or browsing.   Banks of computers, including
some at child-sized desks, make the library an inviting place for people of
all ages. 


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New Border Patrol Facility Opens

By Miriam Raftery

Border Facility Opens
New Campo Border Patrol facility (photo credit: Leon Thompson)

Public reactions varied to a new Border Patrol/Homeland Security facility in East County varied sharply.

One local conservative blogger thought it was a casino under construction, adding that it resembled “a palace.”

But an immigrant rights supporter observed, “It looks like a prison.”

Beauty, it appears, is in the eye of the beholder.


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"Delana's Dirty Pizza" Wins Charity Cook-Off at New Sammy's in La Mesa

If
you're a fan of Sammy's Wood-fired Pizza,  check out "Delana's Dirty
Pizza" featured on the menu through mid-September. 

The creation concocted by Delana Bennett of Star 94.1 radio’s  “Jeff
and Jer Showgram”  was judged the winner during a charity cook-off
held August 13th to kick off the grand opening of Sammy's newest location in
the La Mesa Trolley Center on Fletcher Parkway. 


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Faith, Science and Anti-Catholicism: "THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE"

By E.A. Barrera

Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

“It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.”
Proverbs 25:2
King James Bible

“THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE” is a solid, if not often campy thriller involving the nightmares and paranoia many science-fiction fans crave.


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