Lakeside

BOYS HUNTING RABBITS CAUGHT SHOOTING LASER AT SHERIFF'S HELICOPTER

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

June 14, 2010 (Lakeside) –It was a scene worthy of Elmer Fudd hunting down "wascally wabbits" -- only this time, the hunters were the rascals.

 

San Diego Sheriff’s ASTREA 3 helicopter was struck by a laser around 10:03 p.m. last night while flying over Lakeside.  The chopper crew located two boys, ages 15 and 12,  near Idyl Drive and Lakeview Grenada Drive and notified Sheriff's deputies.  Under questioning, the youths admitted that they had targeted the helicopter at least twenty times while hunting rabbits with bows and arrows. 

JOBS! ECM PUBLISHER MARK HANSON LEADS EFFORT TO TRAIN LOCAL WORKERS FOR GULF OIL SPILL CLEANUP; SAN DIEGO TEAM HEADS TO LOUSIANA JUNE 13

 

HUNDREDS OF JOBS FOR LOCAL WORKERS: 

LMI teams up with Urban League, Heartland Coalition,  Progressive Environmental Services and Job Corps to address nation's worst environmental disaster

 

Update June 14:  LMI's team of 50 trained local workers have been delayed departing for the Gulf because BP has failed to provide payment for their transportation.  Hanson has called for President Obama to set up an escrow fund with BP money to be used to expedite cleanup of the spill. 

  

By Miriam Raftery
 

 

June 5, 2010 (San Diego) – “This is an unprecedented oil    spill,” Lakeside resident Mark Hanson, chief executive officer of Leadership Management International in San Diego, told a crowd of eager job applicants assembled at Urban League in San Diego yesterday. “Oil is now landing on one of the most pristine coasts in Florida and satellite images show a reddish glob of goop in the ocean that’s the size of several states.” 

 

Hanson, who also heads up Heartland Coalition, publisher of East County Magazine, led the successful effort for LMI to obtain a contract from Progressive Environmental Services (PES) of Virginia to provide hazardous materials training locally and ultimately send hundred of San Diego-area workers to Gulf coast states to assist in cleaning up oil from beaches, coastal wetlands, waterways and wildlife.

SLAUGHTERHOUSE FIRE CONTAINED AT 30 ACRES

 

May 29, 2010 (Lakeside) 4:30 p.m. – A 30-acre fire centered at Slaughterhouse Canyon Road just north of Lakeside has been 100% contained at 30 acres. The fire was caused by pieces of a malfunctioning catalytic converter expelled from a vehicle, according to Cal Fire spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik.

 

‘Now is the time of year to keep your vehicles properly maintained, so that fires like this don’t happen,” say’s Fire Investigator Captain Preston Fouts. Also to help prevent fires now that it’s camping season, R.V. owners are asked to check safety chains on the tow hitch and make sure they are tight and not sagging onto the pavement, causing sparks.

EDITORIAL: SDG&E TELLS CHAMBER THERE IS "NO RISK FROM FIRES" FROM THE SUNRISE POWERLINK





By Laura Cyphert

East County Community Action Coalition



At an April 2010 event at the East County Chamber of Commerce, Laura McDonald from SDG&E boldly stated that “there are not any fire risks with this project.”



It is not known if McDonald purposely intended to mislead San Diegans (or if she will someday be fined for misleading San Diegans), but what is known is that the “Fire and Fuels Management” section of the environmental impact report identifies numerous significant fire risks associated with the project, and even states that the project will “significantly increase the likelihood of catastrophic fires.”

POWERLINK MEETING IN ALPINE TONIGHT

 

More meetings set for May 18 in Boulevard and May 27 in Lakeside

 

May 10, 2010 (Alpine) – San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) will host a community meeting on Sunrise Powerlink at 6 p.m. tonight at the Alpine Women's Club, 2156 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine.

 

“Many may think this is a David vs. Goliath fight, but remember, David won the fight. We can, too,” said Sharmin Self, East County Community Action Coalition, an organization representing 79,000 people opposed to the Powerlink project. Self urged community members to attend the meeting, adding, “Numbers do count.”

RUN FOR THE RIVER - SATURDAY, MAY 8

May 5, 2010 (Lakeside) - Hundreds of runners and walkers will gather this Saturday in Lakeside to celebrate the 3rd Annual Run for the San Diego River 5K Trail Run and Walk. The event starts at 8 a.m. with registration at 6:30 a.m and celebrates local efforts to preserve and restore the biological integrity and beauty of the San Diego River in Lakeside.

 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SUSPECT FOUND SHOT IN LAKESIDE IN APPARENT SUICIDE

 

April 6, 2010 (Lakeside) – Yesterday morning, Lakeside Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic violence complaint in the 10000 block of Avenida Real in Lakeside, where a man had assaulted a woman while brandishing a handgun. The suspect threatened suicide and left in his car before deputies arrived. Deputies notified surrounding law enforcement agencies due to the suspect being armed and making threats of suicide.

LAKESIDE CRASH CLAIMS LIFE OF EL CAJON MAN

 

Updated July 11, 2010 with biographical information and photo provided by Sarah Waldron, the victim's brother.

 
April 1, 2010 (Lakeside) – El Cajon resident Chris Ethan Allen Krum, 34, father of eight children, died from injuries sustained when he lost control of the 1994 Toyota Camry he was driving on Barona Road in Lakeside last night. The vehicle struck a tree and Krum was partially ejected from the vehicle. Despite aggressive resuscitative efforts, he died at the scene.

 

Born September 8, 1975 in Casa Grande, Arizona to Kenneth Arhold Krum and Joan Loreta Allen, Krum's life was marred by tragedy when he was just ten months old.  "My mother's and stepfather's mobile home caught fire in the middle of the night," rcalled Krum's sister, Sarah Waldron, "killing his older sister, Hidey, 3, and brother Kenny, 2, leaving my mother and brother badly burned."

NEW COLUMN! CITIZENS’ PARK REVIEW: STELZER PARK, LAKESIDE


PARK: Louis Stelzer County Park
LOCATION: 11470 Wildcat Canyon Rd Lakeside, CA 92040

OVERALL RATING: 5 OAK TREES

 

By Dennis and Trever Richardson

March 29, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- This secluded park has a family-friendly environment with an educational orientation directed at teaching school children about local wildlife. The park prides itself on education, utilizing its proximity to the outdoors to teach children. Inside the visitor’s center, the park offers views of all types of snakes in enclosures and local plants categorized on the walls.

Stelzer Park recently won the ‘Parents Pick Stelzer Park as County's Best’ award for its great efforts to provide activities and education to children. It is also clean and orderly, with friendly staff who will answer any of your questions with facts and personal stories related to the subject. It is no wonder the park is so popular!

A JUICY STORY: U-PICK STRAWBERRY FARM IS BURSTING WITH FAMILY FUN

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

February 28, 2010 (Lakeside) – What could be sweeter than plump, ripe, just-picked strawberries?

 

Victoria’s Gardens offers guests the opportunity to pick their own berries on a working farm—and also enjoy family fun activities that include a petting zoo, giant slides, train rides, pony rides, hay rides, fun jump and more.

 

LAKESIDE FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE 2 FROM ROLLOVER CRASH

 

February 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) –Lakeside firefighters rescued two passengers from a rollover accident February 22. At 10:08 PM, the Heartland Communications Center dispatched one engine company, one rescue company, and an ALS ambulance and Battalion Chief to the 14000 block of Highway 8 business in the Johnston community, Captain Mark Grow of Lakeside Fire District reported at http://lakesidefiredist.blogspot.com/.

FATAL ROLLOVER ON HIGHWAY 67

 

February 21, 2010 (Lakeside) -- Multiple units from the Lakeside Fire District responded to a single vehicle rollover on rain-slickened Highway 67 in northern Lakeside this afternoon. Several passers-by including off-duty fire and police personnel performed CPR on the seriously injured driver until Lakeside Fire units arrived, Captain Scott Culkin reports.

LAKESIDE WOMAN KILLED BY CAR WHILE JOGGING; MEMORIAL ON SATURDAY

February 17, 2010 (Lakeside) – Amy Beringhaus, 35, of Lakeside was struck by a car and killed yesterday morning on Los Coches Road in El Cajon while jogging with her husband, Shaun, and their dog.  According to authorities, she stepped off the sidewalk into an unmarked crossing area in the northbound land in front of an oncoming car.

HEAD-ON COLLISION IN LAKESIDE INJURES 3

 

 

February 6, 2010 (Lakeside) - A high-speed, head-on traffic collision with entrapment on a rain-slicked road brought a multi-agency response to Lake Jennings Park Road in Lakeside.  Crews used hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the front seat passenger of one vehicle. Firefighter/paramedics provided advanced life support care and transported a total of three patients to the trauma centers at Sharp Memorial and Scripps Mercy hospitals.

CRASH IN LAKESIDE BLOCKS CENTER LANES ON I-8

February 6, 2010 (Lakeside) 9:25 a.m. -- Center lanes remain blocked on I-8 westbound at Lake Jennings Road in Lakeside due to a vehicle accident.  Emergency workers have now freed all people trapped in a vehicle and transported three patients to a hospital, according to Heartland Fire dispatch.

 

Incident Page Network reports that one of those trapped was a baby.  

 

 

LAKESIDE CITIZENS PUT SDG&E OFFICIALS IN HOT SEAT OVER POWERLINK IMPACTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

 “How can you sit there and say it’s safe to be there when that canyon has burned every year—and you’re going to put those towers up, leave us with no power, and we only have one way in and one way out?” -- Myles Thurman, Lakeside

 

February 3, 2010 (Lakeside) – San Diego Gas & Electric officials received a far-from-warm welcome from Lakeside residents at a community forum last night hosted by the utility to discuss impacts of Sunrise Powerlink, the proposed high-voltage power line that SDG&E wants to run through Lakeside's El Monte Valley.

 

SDG&E plans to hold a follow-up meeting within 30 days.


POWERLINK MEETING IN LAKESIDE: TONIGHT AT 6 PM

 

 

February 2, 2010 (Lakeside)  SDG&E will host a community meeting with the Lakeside Community Council  tonight at 6 pm. to discuss impacts of Sunrise Powerlink on Lakeside.   Members of the East County Community Action Coalition will also be on hand to provide information on citizens' efforts to halt the controversial high-voltage line. The meeting, whichi is open to the publicf, will be held at the VFW hall at 12650 Lindo Lane.

EDITORIAL: LAKESIDE FIRE CHIEF MARK BAKER, YOU ARE GOING TO BE MISSED

 

FIRE BOARD AXES ITS CHIEF

 

 By Dennis Richardson

 

January 16, 2010 (Lakeside) -- The Lakeside Fire Board fired our Chief for doing his job far above the expectations. The rushed lynching of Chief Mark Baker was not announced or publicized to the public by the Fire Board.

 

This firing was done with the hearing room filled with his supporters who all voiced their heart-filled opinions to keep him; standing room only. The board went against the public outcry to keep Chief Baker.

FIRES MAR HOLIDAY SEASON FOR FAMILIES IN DESCANSO, LAKESIDE, VALLEY CENTER & LA MESA

December 14, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Residential fires have caused major damage to homes in Descanso, Lakeside, Valley Center and La Mesa this month. The latest blaze occurred this morning at 4:17 a.m. in a condominium complex at 9320 Earl Street #25 in La Mesa, where fire crews arrived in less than five minutes and ran hose lines inside through thick, dark smoke down to the floor. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to locate the fire in the kitchen.

HORSING AROUND: MAGIC HORSE ART SHOW FEATURES ART CREATED BY THE HORSES

The Magic Horse Therapeutic Riding Center hosts an art fair and live auction on Sunday, December 13th from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Lakeside VFW Hall, 12650 Lindo Lane, Lakeside 92040. Admission and meal costs $25, or reserve a table for six including wine for $150. The event includes a live auction, opportunity drawing, creative activities for children, and T-shirt. Auction and drawin include items donated by local businesses and art by local artists, and artwork created by the horses!

MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING 2 IN LAKESIDE

December 4, 2009 (Lakeside) – Jacob Otto Hume, 22, has been arrested and will be booked on two counts of attempted murder, San Diego County Sheriff Department reports. Hume will be charged in the stabbing yesterday of David H. F Fleming, Jr., 29, and another young adult male victim.

WATER, WATER EVERY WHERE: WATER MAIN LEAKS CAUSE FLOODING IN LA MESA & LAKESIDE

 

November 16, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – A series of water main breaks in East County over the weekend have led some area residents to ask what’s caused so many infrastructure failures.

 

On Friday, November 13th, a water main break at the corner of La Mesa Blvd. and 4th Street sent large amounts of water flowing down La Mesa Blvd. and Allison Ave., causing damage to at least two businesses including the new Bella Mesa Art Gallery. Heartland Fire dispatched a response at 11:29 a.m. Fire crews closed roads and evacuated some businesses and restaurants. But damage could have been worse. 

GARDEN FARMS MARKET CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING IN LAKESIDE

November 15, 2009 (Lakeside) - Community leaders turned out for a grand opening at Garden Fresh Market in Lakeside last weekend, where children frolicked down a giant inflatable slide as parents shopped and savored free barbecued hotdogs and tacos.

“We have more products now,” said owner Noko Kako, an Iraqi Chaldean immigrant who also owns markets in Chula Vista and San Diego. “We have a pizza restaurant—and we do delivery.” The in-store deli counter also serves up sub sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, calzones, fish and chips, shrimp baskets and more.

CAR SEATS SAVE INFANT, TODDLER IN HEAD-ON CRASH ON HIGHWAY 67

Story By: Captain Mark Grow

November 4, 2009 (Lakeside) --The Lakeside Fire Protection District received a call of a multi-patient vehicle accident at the intersection of State Highway 67 and Gold Bar Way. This accident was a high velocity head-on collision between two SUV- type vehicles. One vehicle was occupied by a mother, small child, and an infant.

WRANGLING RATTLESNAKES: A TRUE TALE FROM EAST COUNTY

By Sandra Millers Younger

 

Editor’s note: We’re so inspired by this reader’s “unrattled” attitude over a common backcountry fear that we'd like to make “Tales from East County Readers” a regular feature. Do you have a memorable East County experience to share? If so, please send your essay to editor@eastcountymagazine.org.

 

Pages