December 2009 Articles

CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY TIPS FROM CAL FIRE

 

December 2, 2009 (San Diego)-- Christmas trees bring  beauty to many homes during the holiday season.  But they can also become fire hazards, turning holiday joy to tragedy if safety precautions are not followed.  (View a video  posted at YouTube to see just how fast a dry tree will burn.)


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November Capitol Report: How They Voted

Capitol Report LogoNovember 29, 2009 (Washington and Sacramento) – Do you know how your Congressional and State Legislative representatives voted on important recent bills? Find out here!

For more information on these and other bills, visit www.vote-smart.org, www.govtrack.us, www.opencongress.org and www.aroundthecapitol.com.


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LOCAL ANTI-WAR PROTESTS PLANNED TONIGHT IN RESPONSE TO PRESIDENT’S ESCALATION OF AFGHANISTAN WAR

 

Rep. Hunter supports greater troop escalation than President seeks to deploy

 

December 2, 2009 – Local peace activists are staging rallies to protest President Obama’s announcement yesterday to increase troops in Afghanistan. Organizers say that funds would be better spent to address serious domestic issues, such as the healthcare crisis, unemployment, and more.

 

San Diego Coalition for Peace & Justice (SDCPJ) plans a rally this evening from 5 to 6 p.m. outside Congresswoman Susan Davis’ office at the intersection of University Avenue and Fairmont Avenue in City Heights. Davis has posted a poll on her website  asking constituents their views on the troop surge. An additional candlelight vigil is being planned by the Ramona Forum tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. at 10th and Main Street in Ramona.


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BOOK REVIEW: SAN DIEGO BAY: A CALL FOR CONSERVATION

 

San Diego Bay: A Call for Conservation

 

By the Students at Jacobs High Tech High. Foreword by E. O. Wilson. Preface by Jane Goodall.

University of California San Diego Sea Grant Program. San Diego. 2009. Paperback. Illustrated. 344 pages. $24.95.  Distributed by Sunbelt Publications, El Cajon, CA.

 

Reviewed by Walter Hall

 

Part history, part politics, part biology, part artistic reflection and all heart…a remarkable testament to the power of project-based learning in a complex and changing world. -- Allison Alberts, Zoological Society of San Diego.

 

San Diego teacher Dr. Jay Vavra and his colleagues at Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High have quietly accomplished something extraordinary. Over the past six years, under the rubric of the San Diego Bay Study, they engaged some 250 students in original research leading to ecological assessments that today are invaluable references for San Diego’s civic leaders, policymakers and conservation advocates.


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HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE DEC. 10

 

December 2, 2009 (El Cajon)--The Grossmont College Music Department’s Jazz Ensemble will perform a holiday program starting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Cuyamaca College Arts Center auditorium, 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, in El Cajon. The public is invited to attend.

 


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LOCAL PUBLISHER TURNS 25, THROWS EARLY HOLIDAY PARTY DEC. 3

 

December 2, 2009 (El Cajon)-- San Diego’s own book publisher, Sunbelt Publications, whose latest local-interest book is San Diego’s Finest Athletes: Five Exceptional Lives, turns twenty–five years old in December with a wide array of new books for all ages, and a big holiday party. On December 3, 2009, from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, Sunbelt will host their annual Holiday Party, with presentations by local authors, refreshments (including samples from three cookbooks), open warehouse shopping with discounts on books, and prize drawings.


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HOLIDAY MIXER & GRAND OPENING OF SD EAST VISITORS BUREAU: DEC. 3 AT VIEJAS


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EDITORIAL: ASSEMBLYMAN JOEL ANDERSON “OPTS OUT” OF TAKING A POSITION ON SUNRISE POWERLINK

Is PowerLink the "missing link" tying Anderson donations from Hamann & SDG&E?
 

By Laura Cyphert, Co-founder

East County Community Action Coalition

 


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CUYAMACA COLLEGE NAMES NEW PRESIDENT

 

Pennsylvania community college leader Stuart Savin is unanimous choice

 

December 1, 2009 (El Caj on)– The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District Governing Board has unanimously approved appointment of Dr. Stuart J. Savin as Cuyamaca College president, effective April 12, 2010.

 


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DON'T GET TOWED! PARKING REMINDERS FOR DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

 

December 1, 2009 (El Cajon) --When visiting the East County Regional Center and Superior Court House, downtown businesses ask for your support in parking in the appropriate designated parking areas as shown on the map link below.The City asks for public cooperation during construction of the new Public Safety Center. 


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LAST STANDUP COMIC DOUG WILLIAMS TO PERFORM IN LEMON GROVE DEC. 12

 

November 30, 2009 (Lemon Grove) – If laughter is the best medicine, this may be the cure for those mid-winter blues.  Doug Williams, dubbed one of America’s most popular actors/comedians by Starz.com, will be performing at Sews and Shows in Lemon Grove on Saturday, December 12th.

 

Williams is host of “Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand Up.” Filmed in Washington D.C.’s historic Lincoln Theater, it features star comics and up-and-coming edgy talent performing before a live audience.’

Also named a BET's Comic View All Star, Williams will be starring in a 2010 Comedy Central Stand Up special. He has also appeared in The Mind of the Married Man, Ally McBeal, Comic View, It’s Showtime at


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CAROLING ATOP MT. HELIX DEC. 13

December 13, 2009 (Mt. Helix) - One of East County's unique holiday traditions is the annual caroling party atop Mt. Helix, where hot cocoa, coffee and baked goods await community members who join the free holiday caroling event in the Mt. Helix ampitheater.


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RANCHO SAN DIEGO-JAMUL CHAMBER HOSTS ANNUAL HOLIDAY BREAKFAST & TOY DRIVE DEC. 11

 

November 28, 2009 (Rancho San Diego) – Rusty Nails, a.k. “The Executive Imposter” will entertain guests at the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce annual holiday breakfast. Festivities take place on Friday, December 11 at Peter Piper Pizza, 2983 Jamacha Road in El Cajon from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.


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POINSETTIA BOWL DEC. 23 AT QUALCOMM STADIUM: SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION IS TITLE SPONSOR OF EVENT TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

 

November 28, 2009 (San Diego) -- San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), with three local branch offices in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, has announced it has extended its title sponsorship of the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl through the 2010 game, with options for 2011 and 2012. 


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SOPHIE’S GALLERY PRESENTS “WINGS OF SNOW” EXHIBITION DEC. 4

 

November 18, 2009 (El Cajon) –Sophie's Gallery invites you to “rekindle the magic of the season” at its 10th Annual Holiday Show celebration, “Wings of Snow.” The exhibit features a collection of unique angels and winged mosaic pieces hand-crafted by developmentally disabled individuals from St. Madeline Sophie’s Center.

 


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HUMBUG! SCROOGE RETURNS TO STAGE IN JULIAN PRODUCTION OF "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"

November 16, 2009 (Julian) -- Julian Stage Company and the Julian Chamber of Commerce present the 2009 production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol--a Julian holiday tradition.

 

Give your holiday spirit a boost with the classic story of a lonely, miserable, hard-hearted old man who finds the true meaning of life and love during one haunted Christmas Eve. Editor's hint:  Allow time to take in the quaint holiday charm of small-town, historic Julian, with its horse-drawn carriages, strolling carolers, and hot spiced cider.


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CNN CONFIRMS RACY VIDEO SPURRED CARRIE PREJEAN SETTLEMENT WITH PAGEANT OFFICIALS

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 4, 2009 (San Diego) – A settlement agreement has been reached in two lawsuits between pageant officials and Carrie Prejean, a senior at San Diego Christian College in EL Cajon who lost her Miss California USA crown. The website TMZ claimed that revelation of a sex video made by Prejean prompted a hasty settlement.


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