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THREE-MONTH-OLD GIRAFFE CALF THRIVES FOLLOWING UNIQUE ORTHOTIC LEG BRACE TREATMENT AT THE SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK

Source: San Diego Zoo Safari Park

 

Photo © by Andrew James, courtesy of San Diego Zoo Safari Park

 

May 12, 2022 (San Pasqual) -- A three-month-old giraffe calf at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has received a new lease on life, thanks to swift intervention by the conservation organization’s wildlife health and wildlife care teams to correct abnormalities that threatened the calf’s survival. The female youngster—named Msituni (pronounced see tune neee), which means “in the forest” in Swahili— received a pair of specialized giraffe-patterned orthotic braces that attached to her front legs to help correct a hyperextension of the carpi, bones that are equivalent to those in the human wrist. This disorder had caused the giraffe’s front legs to bend improperly, and made it difficult for her to stand and walk. Wildlife care staff said Msituni’s chances of survival would have been very low without the treatment provided by the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance team in collaboration with orthotists from Hanger Clinic.


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MAN ARRESTED FOR ARSON FIRES

East County News Service

May 2, 2022 (Vista) - A man has been arrested on suspicion of setting several fires in the North County, says Sergeant Anthony Portillo with the Sheriff’s bomb arson unit.


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SHERIFF SEEKS LEADS ON SUSPICIOUS FIRES IN NORTH COUNTY

Man seen setting multiple fires in Vista.

Source:  San Diego County Sheriff

May 1, 2022 (Vista) - The Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit is investigating a series of suspicious fires in the North County. 

On April 28 just before 4:00 p.m., deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Station responded to a report of a brush fire near the intersection of La Tortuga Drive and Hacienda Drive in the City of Vista. 


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NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON STATE ROUTE 67 BEGIN SUNDAY

Source:  Caltrans

May 1, 2022 (San Diego's East County) - A mile-long section of State Route 67 (SR-67) from Poway Road to Mina De Oro Road will be reduced to one lane Sunday through Wednesday nights at 9 until 5 the following morning, according to Caltrans.  


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SECRETS OF A SOCCER MOM - SIDELINE CONFESSIONS AT POWPAC

By Kathy Carpenter 

March 30, 2022 (Poway) - Soccer moms have come a long way, or have they? Once perceived as the happy all-American family, what secrets lay beneath the happy facade?  Find out at PowPac Community Theatre’s production of Secrets of a Soccer Mom, under the direction of Steve Murdock. It’s funny and heartfelt.


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SAN DIEGO FBI SEEKING ASSISTANCE IN ATTEMPTED ROBBERY OF RANCHO BERNARDO BANK

Source:  San Diego Public Affairs

March 15, 2022 (Rancho Bernardo) - The San Diego FBI’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual wanted in connection with an attempted bank robbery in Rancho Bernardo.

On Monday, March 14, 2022 at approximately 4:29 p.m., an unknown male entered the California Bank & Trust located at 16796 Bernardo Center Drive and presented a note to the victim teller demanding money from the bank. The robber did not receive any money and fled the bank.


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RECALL DRIVE AGAINST POWAY MAYOR VAUS FALLS SHORT BY AT LEAST 1,500 SIGNATURES

By Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Poway Mayor Steve Vaus spoke to the media after Chabad of Poway fatal shooting in April 2019. Photo by Chris Stone

February 18, 2022 (Poway) - Poway Mayor Steve Vaus won’t face a recall election over alleged violations of political laws and supposed nondisclosures about his annual Christmas charity concert.


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SUPER BOWL REVELER ARRESTED AFTER RAMMING SHERIFF’S VEHICLES, PROMPTING SWAT STANDOFF WITH SON IN VEHICLE

East County News Service

Photo: CC via Bing

February 14, 2022 (Valley Center) – David Salas, Jr. of Valley Center is charged with assaulting Sheriff’s deputies with a deadly weapon after he rammed his Dodge Ram pickup truck into multiple patrol vehicles and dragged one officer.


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4.0 QUAKE RATTLES REGION

By Miriam Raftery

January 30, 2022 (Palomar) -- A 4.0 earthquake at 9:46 this morning struck approximately 5 kilometers west-southwest of Palomar Observatory in north San Diego County, the U.S. Geological Service reports.  That's about 18 miles northeast of Escondido.

The shaking was felt as far away as Mexico to the south, Santa Maria to the north, and Yuma, Arizona to the east.


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SAPS AT SEA PRESENT "THREE DECADES OF FILM FUN" FEB. 19

East County News Service

January 23, 2022 (Spring Valley) - The Saps at Sea, the San Diego chapter of the Sons of the Desert, the Laurel & Hardy appreciation society, present their February event, "Three Decades of Film Fun," Saturday, February 19 at Trinity Presbytarian Church, 3902 Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley.


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COUNTY BREAKS GROUND ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMPLEX IN ESCONDIDO

By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

January 12, 2021 (Escondido) - The County today broke ground on a new 50-unit apartment complex for low-income seniors and older people who are homeless and have a serious mental illness.


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WORKER KILLED AT PAUMA ZIP LINE IDENTIFIED

East County News Service

November 27, 2021 (Pauma Valley) – The San Diego County Medical Examiner has identified Joaquin Romero, 34, of Banning, California as the worker who died on November 1st after a fall a day earlier in Pauma Valley at the La Jolla Zip Zoom line operated by the La Jolla Indian tribe. 


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POWER OUTAGES BEGIN: THOUSANDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY ON THANKSGIVING

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 25, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – SDG&E has shut off power to 5,311 customers as of 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.  Another 47,934 are at risk of outages amid a red flag warning for extreme fire danger and high winds. 

So far, these are the communities without power:  Alpine, Boulevard, Descanso, Jamul, Pala, Pauma Valley, and Potrero as well as the Campo, Cuyapaipe, La Jolla, Pauma, and Viejas reservations.Many more areas are on a list of potential outages to come.

View an outage map and click on your community for estimated power restoration times:  https://www.sdge.com/residential/customer-service/outage-center/outage-map   Some areas are listed as likely to be without power until Saturday.

SDG&E has opened several community resource centers where residents can get water, ice, snacks, and preparedness supplies, car power inverters, solar-powered batteries, radios, and update on outages.  View map at https://www.sdge.com/resource-centers.


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DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW - RINGING IN THE HOLIDAYS NOV. 5 – DEC. 5

By Kathy Carpenter

November 10, 2021 (Poway) -- It's the Christmas time of year. PowPac Theatre is presenting "Dashing Through the Snow," a Jones, Hope & Wooten Southern-fried comedy directed by Samantha Goldstein. This is festive entertainment that draws you into the season, ready or not.


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COURT SERVICES IMPACTED BY COLLAPSED ROOF AT VISTA COURTHOUSE

Source: Superior Court of San Diego County

November 8, 2021 (Vista) – The ceiling collapsed in Department 12 of the Vista Courthouse at 6 a.m. Fortunately, no one was present in the courtroom at the time of the collapse. 

The single-story (North) building was evacuated and will remain closed indefinitely until the officials determine what caused the collapse and deem it is safe to reopen. The closure impacts 18 courtrooms, the criminal business office, juvenile court business office, Family Court Services, Family Law Facilitator, and the children’s waiting room.

The South building and annex are not affected and remain open.


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ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIR RETURNS WITH MERRIMENT AND FANTASY: FUN CONTINUES NOV. 6-7

By Henri Migala

November 2, 2021 (Escondido) -- I can’t believe that I have lived in San Diego for over 20 years and have only now discovered the magic and fun of the Renaissance Fair in Escondido! I’m really sorry I never took my children there when they were little. I’m sure they would have loved at least as much as I did.


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GIANT INVASIVE SNAILS TAKE HOLD IN LOCAL LAKES, CITY REVEALS AFTER ECM INQUIRY

These large snails can potentially transmit rat lung worm disease

By Miriam Raftery

Photo by Katasha Cornwell, Florida Dept. of Transportation:  channeled apple snail laying a mass of pink eggs

October 28, 2021 (San Diego) – What are those pink clusters on rocks at Lake Murray and Lake Miramar?  After an East County Magazine inquiry, an official with the city of San Diego confirmed that they are eggs laid by Channeled Apple Snails. Also known as the “golden snail,” the crustacean is an invasive species from South America with potential to become a serious agricultural pest—and also potential to transmit rat lung disease.  They are listed as a restricted species prohibited in California – but they are now found in several California counties and a handful of other states including Florida, Alabama, Arizona, and Idaho.


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ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE: 16TH CENTURY FANTASY WITH A PIRATE FLAIR

Event slated for Oct. 30-31 and Nov. 6-7

By Henri Migala

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

October 14, 2021 (Escondido) -- What can be better than knights in shining armor, jousting, pirates, music, food and Halloween? You can have them all at the upcoming Escondido Renaissance Faire.


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PROPERTY OWNER ASKS JUDGE TO TERMINATE AGREEMENT TO PLACE SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR AT RANCHO BERNARDO HOME

East County News Service

October 5, 2021 (Rancho Bernardo) - The owners of the property where sexually violent predator Douglas Badger was proposed to be housed in Rancho Bernardo has decided they want to terminate the controversial agreement.


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ESCONDIDO ARTS ASSOCIATION HOSTS ARTISTS' RECEPTION OCT. 9

East County News Service

September 27, 2021 (Escondido) - The public is invited to the monthly Escondido Art Association artists’ reception held at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, on Saturday, October 9 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Come on by the gallery, meet the artists and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

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STATE SEEKS PLACEMENT OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR DOUGLAS BADGER IN RANCHO BERNARDO; HEARING OCT. 29

By Miriam Raftery

September 22, 2021 (Rancho Bernardo) – After two failed attempts to place sexually violent predator Douglas Badger in Campo or the Mt. Helix area, the state of California is now seeking conditional release of Badger at 17936 Frondoso Dr. in San Diego’s Rancho Bernardo community.


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REVIEW OF NATIVE GARDENS - DUELING NEIGHBORS, NOW PLAYING IN POWAY

By Kathy Carpenter 

September 12, 2021 (Poway) - Powpac Community Theatre presents "Native Gardens," a comedy written by Karen Zacarias.   It’s described as "humorous, neighbors feuding," showing the best and the worst of new neighbors. "Family, life and growing together to become bigger than the issue at hand."  Zacarias had one simple hope for her play:  the audience would take a few moments to ponder the question, how can I be a better neighbor?


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PASSAGES: VERN MARSTON, "MR. POWAY"

Source:  Poway Chamber of Commerce

September 2, 2021 (Poway) - The Poway Chamber today announced the passing of long-time Chamber member and former Chamber President, Vernard “Vern” Marston. Vern, a 49-year resident of Poway, died with his family at his side on August 24, 2021. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, community banker, retired USAF Lt. Colonel, and dedicated member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. Vern was often referred to as "Mr. Poway".


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MEET THE NEW OWNER OF KEYS CREEK LAVENDER FARM AT HIGH TEA CLASS ON SEPT. 4

East County News Service

August 24, 2021 (Valley Center) – You’re invited to meet the new owner of Keys Creek Lavender Farm, Heidi Blanton and bid farewell to outgoing owner Alicia Wolff at an English High Tea class.  Dress up, don a hat and bring flat shoes to celebrate the joy of lavender at the high tea class on Saturday, September 4 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. outdoors under shady pepper trees.


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SUSPECT ARRESTED IN MURDER OF SHANNON BETZ

Source:  San Diego County Sheriff

August 15, 2021 (Vista) - Sheriff's Homicide detectives continued their investigation and identified 22-year-old Jheran Beverson as the suspect in the murder of Shannon Betz, who was found by his roommate murdered in the 1100 block of Delpy View Point in Vista on August 8. Beverson was arrested yesterday and booked into Vista Detention Facility for one count of murder. 


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EAA ARTISTS' RECEPTION AUGUST 14

Source:  Escondido Art Association

Image via Monika Grafik from Pixabay

August 3, 2021 (Escondido) - The public is invited to the monthly Escondido Art Association artists’ reception held at the Artists Gallery at 121 W. Grand Avenue, Escondido, on Saturday, August 14, 2021 from 4pm until 6:30pm. Come on by the gallery, meet the artists, and enjoy complimentary refreshments.


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THREE COUNTY PARKS CLOSED IN AUGUST DUE TO SUMMER HEAT

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

August 1, 2021 (San Diego's East County) - Three San Diego County parks will be closed for the month of August starting Sunday, a measure taken each year because of the month’s typically high temperatures.

Parks officials announced that El Capitan Preserve near Lakeside, Hellhole Canyon Preserve in Valley Center and Mt. Gower Preserve in Ramona will be closed.


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TICKETS FOR POWAY ONSTAGE “DELAYED” 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON GO ON SALE AUGUST 7; GATLIN BROTHERS OPEN SEASON

East County News Service
 
July 27, 2021 (Poway) - Poway OnStage announces its “Delayed 30th Anniversary Season" featuring a series of one-night-only performances in the 800-seat Poway Center for the Performing Arts.  The 2021-2022 Season presents a sensational selection of nationally and internationally recognized artists, and runs from September 2021 through May 2022.

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POWAY SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER TO GET LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association 

Photo:  Defendant John Earnest during a witness’ testimony in 2019.  Pool photo

July 20, 2021 (Poway) - John Earnest pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and other state charges in the 2019 shooting at the Chabad of Poway synagogue that killed one woman and injured three other people.


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GABRIEL FIRE IN VALLEY CENTER

East County News Service

Photo via @CALFIRESANDIEGO on Twitter

July 12, 2021 (Valley Center) - Cal Fire is at scene with cooperating agencies at a vegetation fire near San Gabriel Way east of Couser Canyon Road in Valley Center.

The fire has burned three acres, moving at a slow rate of spread with potential structure threat.

 


 

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