February 2014 Articles

STORM TO HIT REGION TONIGHT, BRINGING RAIN COUNTYWIDE AND SNOW IN MOUNTAINS

 

February 2, 2014 (San Diego’s East County )—An urgent winter weather message has been issued by the National Weather Service as a low pressure system sweeps into San Diego County bringing cold air, rain west of the mountains.  Two to four inches of snow are possible above 4000 to 4500 feet.  There is a chance of thunderstorms and over coastal areas, possible waterspouts tonight through Tuesday.

While rain is good news for our drought-parched state, a winter weather advisory means travelers may face difficulties. 


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FIRE DAMAGES TWO RESIDENCES IN LA MESA

By Miriam Raftery, photos by Jake Christie

February 2, 2014 (La Mesa) --  Heartland Fire and Rescue, assisted by San Diego and Cal Fire crews, are working a residential duplex structure fire in the 4700 block of 4th Street in La Mesa.

ECM  photographer Jake Christie happened to be in the neighborhood when a fire began in a blue house around 3:30 p.m. and soon spread to an adjoining unit.  “I saw no people, just smoke, then fire,” he said. “I may have been the first person to call in the fire.”


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ACCLAIMED ART EXHIBIT HELD OVER THROUGH FEBRUARY

 

 

February 2, 2014 (San Diego County) - "An American Family:  The Art of Kathleen Strzelecki" will be held over through February in the Lemon Grove Library, 3001 School Lane, at the direction of Amanda Heller, head librarian of the library.  Increased foot traffic for the exhibit, a rave review in the East County Californian, and attention from art educators have made the solo show one of the most successful of the current season.


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WATER CRISIS WILL LEAD TO SEVERE PROBLEMS, CA FARM BUREAU FEDERATION WARNS

 

Source: California Farm Bureau Federation

January 31, 2014 (Sacramento)-As California’s water situation worsens, the leader of the state’s largest farm organization said rural areas face “severe economic problems” from water shortages.

The State Water Project warned today it will not deliver water to its customers. The federal Central Valley Project—the largest single supplier of agricultural irrigation water in the state—is expected to do the same, unless significant rainfall occurs before its first allocation announcement next month.


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ANNIE TAKES STAGE FEB. 14-23 IN EL CAJON

 

February 1, 2014 (El Cajon)--The play Annie goes on stage during the weekend of Friday, February 14 and for the following weekend ending February 23. Performed by the Christian Youth Theatre, with such songs as “Tomorrow” and “It’s a Hard-Knock Life,” this production of Annie is appropriate for the whole family.


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ALPINE LIBRARY TO HOST PROGRAM ON COVERED CALIFORNIA HEALTHCARE CHANGES ON FEB. 20

 

February 1, 2014 (Alpine) – Healthcare in California is changing. Are you ready?

Professionals from Mountain Health will give a presentation about the new Covered California health care marketplace ( California’s approach to the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare).  The event will be held Thursday, February 20 at 6 p.m. at the Alpine Library, 2130 Arnold Way in Alpine.


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SUPERVISORS TO VOTE WEDNESDAY ON ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS ON FOREIGN FLIGHT STUDENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 1, 2014 (San Diego) – A proposal to require background checks on foreign pilots training at local airports, including Gillespie Field in El Cajon, will be heard by San Diego Supervisors at their Wednesday meeting at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in the County administration building, 1600 Pacific Coast Highway.

Two of the Al Qaeda terrorists who flew planes into buildings in the 9/11 attacks in 2001 had flight training at Montgomery Field in San Diego.


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SUSPECTED METAL THIEVES ARRESTED







February 1, 2014 (Spring Valley) – Man caught in act of stealing air conditioning components, Sheriff reports. On January 30, James David Solak, 22 and his girlfriend, Jace Tanay Hernandez, 29, were arrested in conjunction with a series of thefts of recyclable metals.

“At this time, we believe Solak is responsible for more than 15 of these thefts, ranging from schools to commercial buildings, with a total damage estimate in excess of $200,000,” said Sergeant Greg Hampton.


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RENO DISPATCH: CRAMMING FOR FINALS--CAN SAN DIEGO STATE REALLY WIN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP THIS SPRING?

 

By Jamie Reno

The Reno Dispatch

Jan. 28, 2014 (San Diego) -- The San Diego State Aztecs, who passed a tough road test at Utah State University Saturday night with a 74-69 overtime win, are headed toward the top of the 2014 class. Now ranked #5 in both major national college basketball polls, the 18-1 Aztecs, winners of 17 straight, are cramming for the Final Four in April and a possible national championship.


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41ST CALIFORNIA OPEN WILDLIFE ART FESTIVAL FEB. 15 & 16

 

February 3, 2014 (San Diego) – Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, Inc. is holding the 41st California Open Wildlife Art festival on February 15 & 16 at the Corky McMillan Event Center, NTC Promenade – Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego.  The event will run from 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days.  The festival will feature art exhibits, antique decoys, auctions, a carving competition, a youth painting event and vendors.


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