EAST COUNTY CITIES AND COUNTY ISSUE CURFEW ORDERS

SAVING LA MESA: RESIDENTS RALLIED TO PROTECT AND RESTORE CITY

NIGHT OF TERROR IN LA MESA

PROTEST AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE TURNS FIERY IN LA MESA

PROTESTERS CALL ON MAYOR FAULCONER TO BAN CHOKEHOLDS BY POLICE

REV. SHANE HARRIS BRINGS SUPPORT TO FAMILY OF GEORGE FLOYD IN MINNEAPOLIS AND FIGHTS FOR REFORMS TO HALT POLICE KILLINGS

SANTEE EXTENDS PANDEMIC RENT RELIEF TO JUNE, REVIEWS PLANS FOR COUNCIL CHAMBER RENOVATION

PLASMA FROM RECOVERED COVID-19 PATIENTS NEEDED TO TREAT OTHERS LOCALLY

WHERE TO FIND COVID-19 TESTS: NEW RURAL SITES ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 1-6

BACK TO THE BEACH: COUNTY EASES RESTRICTIONS

LOCAL RELIGIOUS GROUPS REACT TO NEWS THAT WORSHIP SERVICES CAN RESUME, WITH CHANGES

WHY ARE LATINOS DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY COVID-19 IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY?

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ONE WEEK LEFT TO GET HELP AT DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER

 

Center Provides Assistance to Residents Impacted by December/January Storms

February 25, 2011 (San Diego)--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it will end operations at its local Disaster Loan Outreach Center at the close of business on Thursday March, 3.


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MAN FOUND DEAD BENEATH WOOD PALLET IN LAKESIDE

 

February 25, 2011 (Lakeside) – An unidentified man around 25-35 years old was found dead beneath a large wood pallet at 10303 Channel Road in Lakeside at 8:30 p.m. last night. His body was found by apparent transients at a drilling site, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office reports.

 


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CA SUPREME COURT REJECTS UCAN APPEAL, SIDES WITH SDG&E ON POWERLINK

 

 

February 24, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Supreme Court has denied without comment an appeal filed by Utility Consumers Action Network (UCAN), which sought to stop the Sunrise Powerlink project on the basis that it violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


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PASSAGES: ESCONDIDO FAMILY GRIEVES DEATHS OF SOMALI PIRATE VICTIMS

 

February 23, 2011 (Escondido) – Jean and Scott Adam, a Southern California couple, have been killed by Somali pirates after being taken hostage last week off the coast of Oman. Phyllis Mackay and Robert Riggle of Seattle also died during an exchange of gunfire between their captors and the U.S. Navy.

 

“Our loved ones were tragically taken from us and our hearts are broken,” said a statement issued by the Sem family of Escondido, relatives of Scott Adam. 


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MISSING MAN, 73, WITH DIABETES

 

Update February 23, 2011 11:40 p.m.  Frank Waines has been found and is currently hospitalized for observation after suffering a medical epidsode, Lt. Andra Brown with SDPD has informed ECM.

 

February 23, 2011 (San Diego) – San Diego Police seeks public help to locate Frank Waines, 73 . “According to his family, he is diabetic and becomes disoriented quite easily,” said Lt. Andra Brown. Waines may also need medical treatment. He was last seen on February 21st at 6:30 p.m. at 5900 Flipper Street in east San Diego. Waines was driving a black 2009 Ford Edge with CA license 4001EDP.


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HIKER WITH INJURED ANKLE RESCUED IN BORREGO

February 22, 2011 (Borrego) -- San Diego Sheriff's Department helicopter, Copter 10, crewed by Cal-Fire and Sheriff's personnel launched from their base at Gillespie Field in El Cajon to assist emergency services personnel already on scene at the trail head of Palm Canyon in Anza Borrego. Initial reports this morning were that a hiker had sustained unknown injuries and was unable to make it out of the canyon and back to the trail head.


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FATALITY CRASH IN LAKESIDE, POWERLINE DOWN IN RAMONA ROADWAY

February 21, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Two serious accidents have occurred tonight in East County. Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside is closed down due to a fatality accident at Mile Marker 1, as of 9:45 p.m. reported by Incident Page Network. In Ramona, power lines are reported down in the road and sparking on Vista Ramona Road at Timber Passage, according to the CHP website at 10:49 p.m.


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AUTHORITIES SEARCH DESCANSO AREA AFTER 2ND BODY FOUND

 

February 21, 2011 (Descanso)-- Sheriff’s deputies, U.S. Border Patrol agents and CalFire personnel responded to a call of a dead body in rural Descanso around 7:15 a.m. Authorities found a Hispanic man dead at the scene. He may have been with a group of illegal border crossers who entered the U.S. this weekend during sub-freezing temperatures.

  

A man hospitalized in San Diego has identified a woman found dead in the same area as his wife. He told authorities that members of the group became separated from each other near Descanso. U.S. Border Patrol agents are now searching the area for other potential victims, said Lt. Dennis Brugos with the Sheriff’s homicide detail.


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IN HONOR OF PRESIDENT'S DAY: WISE QUOTES FROM GEORGE WASHINGTON


 

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -- George Washington

 


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COMMENTS DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR TULE WIND, ECO SUBSTATION & RELATED PROJECT IN EAST COUNTY


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SNOW MAKES TRAVEL HAZARDOUS IN EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS

February 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Heavy snowfall is making travel hazardous on East County roadways in mountain areas, resulting in numerous accidents and traffic delays tonight.

“The Cuyamaca area has received between 6 to 8 inches of snow and Mt. Laguna more than that,” Cal Fire’s Mike Mohler informed ECM in an e-mail. He advised people to avoid visiting these areas unless prepared.


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2 SERIOUS ACCIDENTS BLOCK I-8 AT PINE VALLEY ROAD

February 19, 2011 (Pine Valley) – Two separate serious accidents have just occurred on both sides of I-8 near the Pine Valley exit.

At 4:16 p.m., CHP reports that a small sedan spun out and rolled onto the center divider. A pedestrian was hit on the westbound side. Two additional vehicles then spun out.
 

The second accident occurred nearly simultaneously on eastbound I-8 just east of the Pine Valley bridge around 4:15 p.m. At least two vehicles have rolled over and injuries are reported, with one vehicle on its roof as of 4:21 p.m.


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ROLLOVER ACCIDENT AT I-8 & WILLOWS ROAD IN ALPINE, ROCKSLIDES ON SUNRISE HIGHWAY

 

February 18, 2011 (Alpine) – A solo vehicle spun out of control, rolling overall several times shortly before 10 p.m. tonight on eastbound I-8 just west of Willows Road in Alpine. According to the California Highway Patrol website, one patient is bleeding from the head.

 

In addition CHP has received a report of a mudslide or rockslide on Sunrise Highway near mile marker 17. A separate caller reported a boulder on the southbound side of Sunrise Highway near old Highway 80.


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RESCUE IN PROGRESS: I-8 NEAR HIGHWAY 79

Update 10:25 p.m.: CHP reports only minor injury in this accident, which is now cleared.
February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A Ford vehicle has plunged 200 feet over the side and rolled down into a canyon after losing control on rain-slicked I-8 just east of Highway 79. According to California Highway Patrol’s website, at least one person is trapped inside.

A rescue effort is in progress, involving 200 feet of cable down the steep side of the canyon.


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CA SUPREME COURT TO INTERVENE IN PROP 8 CASE

February 18, 2011 (Sacramento) -- Do opponents of gay marriage have legal standing to challenge a decision overturning Proposition 8 in federal court after the state’s two top officers opted not to defend the measure? California’s Supreme Court has announced it will take up that legal question.


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STORM WATCH: SNOW DOWN TO 3,000 FEET; FLASH FLOODING FORECAST

February 18, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Heavy rains, thunderstorms, and flash flooding are forecast for tonight and tomorrow with snow falling down to 3,000 feet. That’s low enough to dust the tops of El Cajon Mountain (El Capitan and Tecate Peak, as well as communities such as Pine Valley and Warner Springs. A slight chance of severe weather including hail, waterspouts and tornadoes also exists through tomorrow night.


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SQUEEZED: RATEPAYERS ASK HELIX TO CUT EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, FORM TAXPAYER WATCHDOG GROUP FOR EAST COUNTY

February 18, 2011 (La Mesa) –Two La Mesans announced this week that they are forming a watchdog group to monitor spending by public agencies in East County. David Smyle, president of Benchmark Commercial Mortgage Bankers, and retired teacher Russell Buckley cite scandal at the City of Bell as an example of why city, county, water and other agencies need scrutiny of how tax dollars are used.

 


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GIRL, 10, ESCAPES KIDNAP ATTEMPT IN CITY HEIGHTS

 

February 16, 2011 (San Diego) – A Hispanic man in his 50s, driving a white four-door car attempted to abduct a 10-year-old girl walking to Euclid Elementary School at 8 a.m., San Diego Police report. 

 

According to Sgt. Ray Battrick, the girl was walking northbound in the west alley of 4000 46th Street approaching Polk Avenue when the man asked if she wanted a ride. She refused and kept walking. The man got out, grabbed her from behind, and pulled her by the arm towards his car.


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MISSING WOMAN WITH MEMORY LOSS

 

February 16, 2011 (San Diego) – San Diego Police seek the public’s help to locate Sarita Esquilin, 71. According to police, “Esquilin has recently begun to experience memory loss and has trouble finding her way home.” She was last seen at 110000 Westonhill Drive in San Diego  at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14th . She was driving a 2003 silver Honda CRV with California license ## 5AUD254.


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HWY 94 SHUT DOWN EASTBOUND AT RANCHO JAMUL ROAD


February 15, 2011 (Jamul) – A SIG ALERT has been used for an accident that has shut down eastbound Highway 94 at Rancho Jamul Road just east of Jamul Estates. The crash involves a big-rig truck and another vehicle, Incident Page Network reports.


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BRRR! COLD FRONT TO BRING SNOW, RAIN TO EAST COUNTY

 

 

February 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Rain is forecast starting Wednesday, with snow levels dropping to around 4,000 feet Wednesday night. The weather will break Thursday, but another storm system will bring heavy rain and mountain snow Friday night and Saturday, with scattered showers Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts.


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HIKER FALLS FROM ROPE SWING AT CEDAR CREEK FALLS, BREAKS LEG


 

Third major injury in a week at East County waterfalls

February 13, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A 24-year-old woman fell from a rope swing at Cedar Creek Falls and broke her leg this afternoon. San Diego Sheriff’s personnel launched a rescue at the popular East County swimming hole near Ramona, which is bordered by steep canyon walls in the Cleveland National Forest.


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HIKER INJURED AT THREE SISTERS FALLS TELLS HER STORY

Wants falls to stay accessible to public; offers safety suggestions for hikers--and for the U.S. Forest Service
 

By Miriam Raftery
 

February 13, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – “Someone was watching out for me,” says Ofelia Gutierrez , 56, who is home from the hospital after two surgeries for serious injuries sustained when she tumbled head-over-heels at Three Sisters Falls in East County on February 6th. In an exclusive interview with East County Magazine, the seasoned hiker shares her dramatic story.
 


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ELDERLY MAN HIT BY PICKUP TRUCK IN RAMONA DIES

 

February 13, 2011 (Ramona) – Manuel Alba, 85, has died of injuries sustained when he was struck and killed by a pickup truck pulling a wood chipper in Ramona. Alba, a widower who lived in Ramona, was crossing the intersection at Main Street and Seventh Street in Ramona when he was hit on February 11th at 7:47 a.m.


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VALLEY CENTER MAN DIES IN PAUMA MOTORCYCLE CRASH



February 14, 2011 (Valley Center) – A motorcyclist was killed February 13th in an accident on SR 76, west of South Grade Road in Pauma Valley. According to the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office, the man was driving his 2011 Harley Davidson eastbound on SR 76 around 12:45 p.m. when he came out of a curve at a high speed and ran onto a grassy shoulder. He lost control and crashed. The driver was ejected and his motorcycle caught on fire.


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DRIVER KILLED AS PICKUP PLUNGES 150 FEET IN SAN CARLOS

 

 

February 12, 2011 (San Carlos) – The driver, 33, of a 1993 Chevy truck is dead after rolling 150 feet down a steep cliff.  He was traveling northbound on Golfcrest and went straight through the intersection at Mission Gorge Road, crashing through a guardrail around 10:30 a.m., according to San Diego Police.


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DISASTER LOAN OUTREACH CENTER OPENS MONDAY, FEB. 14, TO HELP STORM VICTIMS

February 12, 2011 (San Diego)--The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will open a Disaster Loan Outreach Center in San Diego to help residents and businesses impacted by severe winter storms which slammed our region December 18 through January 4.The SBA is making low-interest loans available to San Diego and 10 other counties.

 


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MISSING MAN FOUND IN MEXICO

 

 Update February 13, 2011 -- San Diego Police report that Richard Johannis has been found safe in Mexico. 

 

February 12, 2011 (San Diego) – San Diego Police seek help to locate an elderly man who has medical issues from a recent stroke. Richard Johannis, 79, has been missing since Thursday night, Feb. 10 at 9 p.m. and has no coat or warm clothing with him.

 

He was last seen at 7600 Alvarado Road in San Diego, near Alvarado Hospital. Johannis was driving his 1997 white, four-door Chevy Lumina, California license 5GJF330.


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ROCK CLIMBER IDENTIFIED IN MILDRED FALLS TRAGEDY

 

Feb. 12, 2011 (11 p.m.) - The San Diego Medical Examiner has identified the victim in this accident as Matthew David Pack, 24, of San Juan Capistrano.  Cause of death has not yet been determined.  

 

Update Feb. 12, 2011 9:30 a.m. - The rock climber has been confirmed as a fatality, San Diego Sheriff Lt.. David Brown said.  "He was dangling halfway down the rock face, in the water underneath the waterfall," he confirmed.  The body recovery effort continues in the rugged canyon area.  No additional details on the identity or description of the man have been released at this time. 

 

 Update 11:50 p.m.

February 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Efforts to recover the body of a climber presumed dead at Mildred Falls have been called off for the night, San Diego Sheriff's Lt. Jim Duffy informed ECM moments ago.

 

The rock climber is believed to have died while awaiting a rescue helicopter this evening, East County Magazine has learned.  Officials believe that the victim, a male, "was trying to rappel into the waterfall when he became entangled in ropes and was drawn into the water," Duffy said, adding that three different people reporting hearing the individual calling for help.

 Incident Page Network reported at 6:05 p.m. that San Diego Sheriff’s Copter 1 was en route for a technical rescue of the hiker, who was unconscious hiker halfway down the falls, possibly a rock climber who had been rapelling. Lt. Duffy said rescuers initially responded to a man yelling for help at mile marker 9 on Eagle Peak near Mildred Falls in the Julian area at 5:17 p.m.


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NORTHBOUND HIGHWAY 67 TO CLOSE ALL DAY SUNDAY

 

February 11, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Major delays are expected all day Sunday, February 13 on State Route 67 northbound as construction crews close the highway from 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. between Bradley and Woodside avenues. The connector ramp from eastbound Interstate 8 to northbound SR-67 will also be closed. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to use alternate routes.

 


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