March 2012 Articles

LEMON GROVE DEPUTIES TALK SUICIDAL MAN INTO SURRENDERING

 
March 2, 2012 (Lemon Grove) -- Sheriffs from the Lemon Grove Substation responded to a call yesterday afternoon from a woman in the 7900 block of Mt. Vernon Street. The caller told the dispatcher that her son had a gun and was threatening to hurt himself. After making the call, the woman left the house with her adult daughter.

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ECM WORLD WATCH: GLOBAL AND NATIONAL NEWS

 

March 2, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County) – ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include: 
 

U.S.
 
General news
  • 7 U.S. soldiers wounded after Afghan naval base attacked (Reuters)
  • Cruiseline: 22 passengers robbed in Mexico resort (CNN)
  • National gas prices up 18 cents in last two weeks (San Francisco Chronicle)
  • House GOP leaders announce vote on jobs creation package as early as next week (The Hill)
 
Presidential Election 
  • Romney wins Michigan, Arizona, in big night (CNN)
  • Presidential race highlights California GOP convention (KPBS)
  • Obama mocks GOP on gas price issue (USA Today)
  • Poll: Romney overtaking Santorum nationally (The Hill)
  • UAW to protest Romney at Daytona 500 (Detroit News)
  • Maher donates $1 million to Obama super pac  (USA Today)
  • Santorum says he “almost threw up” after reading JFK speech on separation of church, state (Washington Post)
 
WORLD 
  • Karzai urges Afghans to avoid violent retaliations over Koran burnings  (Washington Post)
  • Children left behind in world’s city boom: UNICEF (RawStory)
  • Nigeria unrest: Suicide bomb targets church in Jos (BBC)
  • Iran poised for big nuke jump (UT San Diego)
 
HEALTH 
  • FDA adds new safety warnings to statin drugs (USA Today)
  • Why doctors die differently (Wall Street Journal)
 
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SAN DIEGO’S HIGH SUICIDE RATES—AND HOW TO GET HELP

 

By Nadin Abbott
 
March 1, 2012 (San Diego) -- One San Diegan commits suicide every day. We read of the most spectacular cases in the press, but on average, 365 local residents take their own lives. According to the County, “…as a cause of non-natural death, suicide ranks second, behind only drug/alcohol overdoses, and ahead of motor vehicle crashes.” http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/hhsa/programs/phs/documents/CHS-SuicideReport_2011.pdf

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25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE" SPELLS OUT, “F-U-N” AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE'S STAGEHOUSE THEATRE, MARCH 8– 17

 

March 1, 2012 (El Cajon) -- Travel back in time to your school days when the excitement of a spelling bee seemed like the most important thing in the universe! Grossmont College- Theatre Arts Department presents the musical comedy, "Putnam County Spelling Bee" from March 8 to 17 at the Stagehouse Theatre.

 


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FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVE LANDS MEETING IN ALPINE MARCH 15

 

March 1, 2012 (Alpine) -- On March 15,there will be a meeting of land owners/residents in the former Forest Conservation Initiative lands of Eastern Alpine at 6 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center.  The residents will hear a presentation from the County and then conduct a working group to create the densities/zoning for their property.

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CAL FIRE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: GREASE FIRES

 
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
 
March 1, 2012 (San Diego) -- Never put water on a grease fire, slide a lid sideways away from you, using the lid as a shield, over the pan - or use baking soda. CAL FIRE warns that you or your home could catch fire if you do not remember this simple technique. Never move a pan with burning contents from the stove - that can spread the fire.  Be fire safe, not sorry!

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NEW COMEDY RADIO SHOW DEBUTS IN EAST COUNTY

 
March 1, 2012 (Alpine) -- A new comedy show airs Thursdays from 8-10 p.m. on www.my107.9 FM in Alpine. Need some laughs? Listen in to hear "The Week You Missed With Diane and Chris" and "The Amazing Al Gavi."

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VIEJAS DONATES $2,500 FOR RECOVERY OF “CHANCE” THE DOG

 

March 1, 2012 (East San Diego County) -- The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has announced that they are donating $2,500 for the recovery of “Chance,” the dog that was found shot on the Viejas Reservation earlier this month.


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PETITION LAUNCHED TO OVERTURN BOUNDARY CHANGES IN GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT


By Miriam Raftery

 
January 7, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – A petition has been launched by residents of the Grossmont Union High School District asking the Board to rescind boundary changes that impact approximately 3,675 current students as well as many more future students.  Gregory Kerrebrock, who launched the online petition, says many homeowners and parents were never notified.  “Our voices were not heard in the original decision making process,” the petition reads.  “Do you know how this may affect you or your school children or property value?” 

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