Jacumba Hot Springs

JUDGE SHORE POSTPONES DECISION ON PLACEMENT OF SEXUAL PREDATOR IN JACUMBA

 

 

By Nadin Abbott

December 31, 2013 (San Diego)—On December 23rd, Judge Howard Shore delayed his final decision on the placement of Mikel Wayne Marshall, a convicted sexual predator, in Jacumba Hot Springs on a conditional release. Shore said that he wants to personally inspect the property recommended by state officials before making his final decision after hearing compelling testimony from residents, including a survivor of sexual abuse who resides in Jacumba Hot Springs.


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HEARING MONDAY ON STATE PLAN TO HOUSE VIOLENT SEXUAL PREDATOR IN JACUMBA

 

Supervisor Dianne Jacob aims to attend a hearing Monday, December 23 in San Diego Superior Court  to protest the state’s latest plan to house a sexually violent predator in rural East County.  The court will consider whether to place Mikel Wayne Marshall, a convicted child molester, in Jacumba Hot Springs.  Jacob contends he would pose a menace to the community.


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JACUMBA WALK ABOUT SATURDAY

 

November 28, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – The Jacumba Hikers and Walkers have a new schedule with many interesting outings coming up.  A favorite among participants is the Jacumba Walk About coming up this Saturday, November 30 to explore Jacumba’s hidden treasures.

This three to four mile roundtrip walk is rated easy.   It is also dog friendly, though dogs must be on a six foot leash.


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PREDATOR PROPOSED FOR RELEASE IN JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS

 

November 20, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – A hearing on December 23 will determine whether  or not Mikel Marshall, a sexually violent predator, will be released in rural East County.

Marshall spent 14 years in prison for molesting four boys, ages four to eight.  In each case, he was known to the families of his victims. He was later committed to a state mental hospital and completed an in-patient program for sex offenders.  A court has ruled that he can now be released; the Department of State Hospitals has proposed that he be placed at 42920 Desert Rose Ranch Road in Jacumba Hot Springs.


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READERS EDITORIAL: SOUNDING THE ALARM AS COUNTY BREAKS PROMISES FOR FIRE PROTECTION IN RURAL EAST COUNTY

 

By Howard W Cook, Jacumba Hot Springs Sponsor Group Chair

September 30, 2013 (Jacumba) -- When the Jacumba Hot Springs Community showed up to attend The Real East County Fire Safe Council(Ken Daubach, President) tonight 09/30/2013 at the Jacumba Hot Springs Fire station, the station was completely dark. Shutdown as it has been frequently in the past month. Likewise, Boulevard Fire Station was also dark tonight as it has been for most of the past several months.

Yet, in the EIR's for all of the recent electrical projects, Eco at Jacumba and the Boulevard substation as well as the Tule wind farm project the Fire Dept. establishment promised 24/7 coverage.

East County doesn't know who in the Fire establishment they can trust.

We had an medical emergency today out at De Anza Resort(probably a fatality). Eventually the station at White Star responded after an hour.


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ART GONE WILD IN JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 11, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – “The  people of this town came together,”  said famed sculptor Ricardo Breceda after hoisting a 1200-pound metallic rattlesnake sculpture into place in front of the Jacumba Community Park.  

Best known for his larger-than-life sculptures of present and prehistoric wildlife in the Anza-Borrego desert, Breceda yesterday sold additional sculptures to Jacumba Hot Springs art fans – works that will soon grace rocks and roadways in this high desert community seeking to reinvent itself as an arts colony.

It all started with a winged dragon.


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TWENTY FOOT HIGH RATTLESNAKE CAPTIVATES JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS

 

 

Photo: Artist with a similar snake sculpture; installation set for Sept. 10

September 1, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs)--On Tuesday, September 10, Jacumba Hot Springs welcomes a giant striking rattlesnake sculpture by artist/designer Ricardo Breceda at the Community Park on Old Highway 80. The sculpture is constructed of welded metal and weighs over 800 pounds. It was a gift to the community from an anonymous community booster.

The artist , who is best known for his gigantic metal sculptures in the Anza-Borrego Desert, will be on site for the September 10th installation--and the community is planning festive activities all day from 9 am to 5 p.m. to celebrate the event.


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JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS CELEBRATES CENTENNIAL & NEW LOGO

 

September 1, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- Next year marks the century milestone of the founding of Jacumba Hot Springs. Although the community of Jacumba was settled in the mid- 1800s, the first time the community appeared in an official document as Jacumba Hot Springs was in a State of California Railroad Commission document dated1914.

Four major festivals are planned for the Centennial: a third annual Blues Festival May 3, a Healing Waters and Arts Festival the weekend of May 24, a Centennial Fall Festival October 4 and a Christmas Festival December 6.  More details on the festivals will be announced at a later date.


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JAMMIN' AND WAILIN': BLUES FEST AT JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS MAY 4

 

 

By Ali McCall

April 12, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs)--Spend a cool afternoon jammin’ to some blues that won’t “tax” your wallet at  the free Jacumba Blues Fest on Saturday, May 4 in Jacumba Hot Springs. 

The festival, sponsored by the Jacumba Arts Council, runs from 12-8 p.m. at Highland Community Center on Olde Highway 80. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy food as well as cold, non-alcoholic beverages while you listen to some “smokin’ blues,” organizers suggest.


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TALK OF THE TOWN: JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS REGAINS HISTORIC NAME – AND HOPES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

Town sells to owner of clothing optional resort.

Hear our interviews: audio link at end of this article.

By Miriam Raftery

February 25, 2013 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – Hoping to revitalize tourism in their community, leaders in the small eastern San Diego County community of Jacumba petitioned the State to change the town’s name back to Jacumba Hot Springs, as it was known in a bygone era.  Now it’s official, community members learned today.

“I am excited to announce that Jeff Chambers of the State of California Geographic Names Commission called Dave Landman, Mark Ostrander and Howard [Cook[ this morning to say that the Federal Geographic Names Commission has approved our name change (back to Jacumba Hot Springs) effective February 14th of this year,” Danielle Cook with the Jacumba-Boulevard Revitalization Alliance nformed ECM. 

Audio: 

On The Road in Jacumba Hot Springs

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JACUMBA SEEKS TO RECLAIM HISTORIC NAME

September 13, 2012 (Jacumba) – In its heyday, Jacumba Hot Springs housed a resort that drew Hollywood elite and tourists from far and wide.  But somewhere along the way, the official name got shortened to Jacumba. 

Now a group of Jacumba residents seeks to restore the original name. On Tuesday, County Supervisors voted to support the change.  Next up,  state and federal geographic name change commissioners will consider whether to formally approve the return to the town’s historic name.


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