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SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION IS COLLECTING TOYS FOR RADY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL THROUGH JAN. 7


December 26, 2011 (San Diego)--San Diego County Credit Union  (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution with three local East County branch offices in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, is collecting toys for Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, the largest children’s hospital in California. As part of SDCCU’s second annual Winter Toy Drive, new unwrapped toys can be dropped off at any one of SDCCU’s 28 branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties through Jan. 7, 2012.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION TO RETURN AS TITLE SPONSOR OF POINSETTIA BOWL

 

December 24, 2011 (San Diego) -- San Diego County Credit Union (SDCCU), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution with three local East County branch offices in El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, has announced it will return as title sponsor of the 2012 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

(from left to right): Chris Sichel, executive director of the Make-A-Wish Foundation in San Diego, Make-A-Wish kids Aidan, Tyler, Emma and Christian, and Teresa Halleck, president/CEO of San Diego County Credit Union president. 

 


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SHERIFF’S YOU ARE NOT ALONE PROGRAM BRIGHTENS HOLIDAYS FOR SENIORS


December 20, 2011 (San Diego) -- Senior  Volunteer  Patrol  (SVP)  members  are  making sure the season is merry and bright for seniors who live alone. They  will  be  delivering  holiday  baskets  or  hot  meals  this month to seniors enrolled in the Sheriff’s You Are Not Alone (YANA) program.
 
The program ensures daily telephone calls and a weekly visit from a Senior Volunteer Patrol team year‐ round. If no one picks up the phone during the daily calls, a welfare  check  is  also  conducted. This  is a  FREE  service  for disabled people and seniors who live by themselves within the jurisdiction of the Sheriff’s Department. To enroll, please call (858) 565‐5200.

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EXPANDED TROLLEY SERVICE FOR POINSETTIA BOWL DEC. 21

Fans encouraged to travel early to see TCU take on Louisiana Tech

December 19, 2011(San Diego) -- The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) is expanding Trolley service for the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on December 21. Kickoff is at 5 p.m. and fans can park for free at MTS park-and-rides to avoid traffic and parking hassles.
 

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF CONTINUES TRAFFIC SAFETY PROGRAM TO COMBAT DUI DEATHS AND INJURIES

 
December 15, 2011 (San Diego County) -- The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has been awarded a new traffic safety grant for a year‐long anti‐DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on our roadways. 


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SANTEE MOUNTAIN LION SIGHTING PROMPTS BRIEF LOCK-DOWN OF HIGH SCHOOL

December 9, 2011 (Santee) – West Hills High School in Santee was briefly locked down this morning after a caller reporting spotting a mountain lion nearby.  Fish & Wildlife officers, along with Sheriff deputies, searched the area with help from a Sheriff’s helicopter but could not locate the animal.


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SNOW AND SANTA SUNDAY AT SANTEE LAKES


December 9, 2011 (Santee) – Santa and snow are in the forecast for Sunday, December 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the annual Santa at the Lakes at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve. Tons of snow for sledding, Santa visits, and s’mores around the fire are highlights of this year’s event.


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ELDERLY DRIVER CRASHES INTO SANTEE POST OFFICE

December 8, 2011 (Santee) – The Santee Post Office shut down briefly yesterday after an 83-year-old driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes while pulling into a handicapped parking space.


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SANTEE COUPLE PICKED FROM DOZENS TO ADOPT $1,000 PUPPY WITH BROKEN LEG

 November 20, 2011 (Santee) -- Parker,  the puppy whose former owner paid $1,000 for her at a pet store only to abandon her a few weeks later when she broke her leg, was adopted into a new home on November 18. The energetic Beagle/Boston Terrier mix pup, marketed by a pet store as a “Boggle,” is recovering from specialized surgery for a broken leg. 

 
Her new owners, a Santee couple, took her home and will provide lots of love and any ongoing care she needs.

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SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL DEDICATES NEW CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION BUILDING, LIBRARY AND CLASSROOM BUILDING

New facilities will equip students with skills needed for the 21st century
 
November 19, 2011 (Santee)--Officials from Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) and Santana High School joined students for a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 16 to celebrate the completion of three modernized buildings on the high school campus.
 

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SANTEE SANTAS PREPARE FOR HIGH DEMAND AMID ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, SEEK HELP FROM BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS

 

Applications for those in need accepted Nov. 12, 16, and 29

 November 11, 2011 (Santee) – As the holiday season begins to pick up steam, the Santee Santas are already in full swing with their holiday preparations to ensure that every Santee resident enjoys some holiday cheer.


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THE SKY’S THE LIMIT: ON THE ROAD WITH THE EAST COUNTY BUS TOUR


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JUVENILE ARRESTSED FOR HATE CRIME, FELONY VANDALISM AT WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL


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CHICKENS CAN COME HOME TO ROOST IN SANTEE

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 12, 2011 (Santee)—Without a squawk of opposition from the audience, the Santee City Council voted 3-2 to let city residents keep chickens. Roosters, however, are still banned, since only hens for egg production are allowed.

 


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RISING WATER RATES FORCE CHANGES IN SANTEE LANDSCAPING: COMMUNITY WORKSHOP OCT. 5


September 27, 2011 (Santee) – The City of Santee will hold a community workshop on proposed changes and long-term financial outlook for landscape maintenance zones currently administered by the City. The meeting is set for Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Building 7 at City Hall Complex, 10601 Magnolia Avenue.

 


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SANTEE WINE & BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

September 23, 2011 (Santee)--Sip wine while tapping your toes to some lively music at the Santee Wine and Bluegrass Festival this Saturday, September 24.   The festival runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at 550 Park Center Drive, Santee, CA 92071. Advance tickets are $30; tickets purchased after September 12 are $35.

 


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UNITING WITH SKEPTICS TO FIGHT THE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS


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SANTEE MAYOR TRASHES LOCAL CLEAN ENERGY GROUP

 

Voepel's beliefs share much in common with Flat Earth Society views

By Miriam Raftery
 


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ATHEISTS, AGNOSTICS & SCIENTISTS TO PROTEST CREATION MUSEUM SEPT. 24 IN SANTEE


Tom Cantor, owner of Scantibodies and founder of Life and Light Foundation that runs museum, is accused by employee of providing “bad science” to public

 


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SANTEE SHERIFF STATION TO TAKE PART IN AMERICA’S “NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME” AUG. 2

July 30, 2011 (Santee) – Santee’s Sheriff Station will be among law enforcement outlets nationwide to participate in National Night Out, America’s Night Out Against Crime on August 2 from 5-7 p.m. Activities include block parties, cookouts, a neighborhood walk, safety fairs, child fingerprinting, raffles, free shredding, free disposal of expired or unwanted prescription drugs, games, entertainment and more.


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FIRE DAMAGES HOME IN SANTEE

July 12, 2011 (Santee)--The Santee Fire Department along with units from Lakeside and La Mesa responded to the report of a residential structure fire at 9117 Fonteyn Ct. in Santee this afternoon. The first fire unit arrived just over eightminutes after the time of dispatch; 19 firefighters quickly brought the blaze under control and restricted the damage to the garage area.


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FAMILY FUN AT SANTEE SALUTES 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION

 

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

 
July 6, 2011 (Santee) -- The City of Santee hosted its annual "Santee Salutes" patriotic celebration on July 4th, drawing families from across East County for this major event.

 

Scroll down to view photos of participants enjoying fun in the sun, followed by fireworks in the park after dark.


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MISSED THE FIREWORKS? WATCH FINALE HERE FROM SANTEE SALUTES!

  

July 4, 2011 (Santee) - An estimated 7,000 people turned out for Santee Salutes, including families from throughout East County as well as local dignitaries including Assemblyman Brian Jones and Mayor Randy Voepel.  Live music, patriotic presentations, carnival rides and a spectacular fireworks show were all part of the festivities.  


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FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS ANNOUNCED IN EAST COUNTY & SAN DIEGO'S INLAND REGIONS

 
June 28, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Communities across San Diego's inland regions will host a variety of events celebrating Independence Day on Monday, July 4th including festivals, parades, picnics, an ice cream social, Western-themed events, and of course, fireworks. 
 
 
Below are highlights of celebrations planned in numerous East County and inland San Diego areas:


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SANTEE SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES MOVES TO NEW VENUE

 

June 10, 2011 (Santee) -- The Santee Summer Concert Series, now in its 28th year begins June 16 and features a live band from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. every Thursday through August 18 (Except July 7). The series features the return of four bands that last year were crowd favorites, plus six other bands that range from doo-wop to authentic blues.

 

Bands will perform on a raised stage overlooking a lawn at the east side of Town Center Community Park just north of the former concert at Trolley Square.

 


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GROUND BROKEN AT NEW VILLAS AT MISSION TRAILS COMMUNITY

 

May 29. 2011 (Santee)--Villas at Mission Trails, a new condominium project located east of Mission Trails Regional Park, has broken ground.

 


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LA MESA MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED PURSE-SNATCHING IN SANTEE

 

May 24, 2011 (Santee) –Sean Breese, 28, of La Mesa has been arrested for attempting to rob a woman at the Santee Town Center this morning. The victim told Sheriff’s detectives that the suspect tried to forcefully grab her purse out of her hands as she stood in front of Panda Express.

“During the violent struggle with the suspect, the victim was able to scream, alerting others around her,” said Sgt. Tom Poulin.


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THE SANTEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOSTING THIRD ANNUAL STREET FAIR

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2011 (Santee) --The Santee Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Third Annual Street Fair on Saturday, May 28, 2011 from 10am to 7pm to support the Santee Food Bank. The Street Fair will be on Riverview Parkway at Mission Gorge Road, next to the Trolley Square shopping center. Around 300 Food booths and vendor displays, and rides will be open from 10am to 7pm. A beer garden sponsored and operated by Santee Sportsplex will be open from 6 pm to 11pm.


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LAKESIDE MAN DIES AFTER ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 52 IN SANTEE

May 7, 2011 (Lakeside) – A fatality accident on the new section of Highway 52 has claimed the life of Gary Leroy York, 68. York was driving his three-wheel motorcycle westbound on State Route 52 when he was rear-ended by a sedan and ejected just west of Fanita Drive in Santee on Friday at 8:40 a.m.


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EAST COUNTY VIDEO ADVENTURE: SNEAK PREVIEW! NEW ADDITION TO SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK IN SANTEE

 

May 7 5K Run/walk will give public glimpse of new park lands—see it first in our ECM video adventure

 

By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Pam Wilmer
Video by Billy Ortiz

April 27, 2011 (Santee) – San Diego River Run is moving its 5K fun run/walk to the Walker Lakes property in Santee this year.  Participants will be the first members of the public to experience this site, which will soon become part of the San Diego River Trail, which is not yet open to the public.

 

East County Magazine’s Billy Ortiz got a special preview tour.  View his video adventure here.


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