August 2014 Articles

VINES AND WINES: NEWS YOU CAN USE

 

 

 

By Donn Rutkoff

August 4, 2014( San Diego’s East County)--If you are a grower or winemaker, or serious wine drinker, this report covers three recent news items of research going on in the wine world.


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TEEN HIKING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo from Yasmen Vidales’ Facebook page

August 1, 2014 (Ramona) – An 18-year-old woman who died July 22 of heat exhaustion following a hike in the Three Sisters Falls area has been identified as Yasmen Vidales, the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office reports.  A recent graduate of Chula Vista High School, she also played in the school’s orchestra.


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BODY OF SECOND BOATING ACCIDENT VICTIM FOUND

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos: Mendez, left, from his Facebook page; Ingram, right, courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

August 3, 2014 (Lakeside) –A second body has been recovered from El Capitan Reservoir in Lakeside, following a boating collision Thursday.    Russell Mendez, 20, and Jeffry Ingram, 21 were killed after a Nitro vessel struck the boat while they were fishing, ejecting both men into the water.  Two men aboard the Nitro were treated for injuries and released.


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ROBIN HOOD TAX GROUP AT COMICON CALLS FOR "HEROES FOR JUSTICE": SEEKS TAX ON WALL STREET

 

By Nadin Abbott

Photos by Tom Abbott

July 31, 2014 (San Diego)--One of the myriad of groups at Comicon San Diego was Robin Hood Tax on Wall Street, which came fully armed with street theater. The group’s members contend that since the big banks and hedge funds caused the nation’s financial crisis, they should pay their fair share to clean it up.


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ALCOHOL A FACTOR IN FATAL SANTEE MOTORYCLE CRASH

 

July 30, 2014 (Santee) – On July 25, Santee sheriff deputies responded to a report of a possible drunk driver traveling on a motorcycle northbound on Carlton Hills Boulevard at a high speed.  The victim struck a parked vehicle. He was ejected, striking a telephone pole and then landing in the roadway.


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MEET THE NEW CAL FIRE LEADERS AUG. 7

 

July 29, 2014 (Boulevard) – The public is invited to meet new leaders of Cal Fire in rural East County.  Free pizza will also be offered at the event at the Manzanita Diner in Boulevard on August 7, 2014 from 4 to 7 p.m.


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CELEBRATE STONEY'S 89TH BIRTHDAY PARTY AUG. 21

 

August 1, 2014 (El Cajon) – You’re invited to celebrate Stoney’s Kids 23rd anniversary—and Stoney’s 89th birthday.  Proceeds benefit children’s causes in East County.


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READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FROM JULY 27, 2014

 

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LA MESA DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION UNDERWAY; CITY HALTS NIGHTTIME CONSTRUCTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 30, 2014 (La Mesa)--Downtown La Mesa is getting a facelift.

Construction has begun on the Downtown village Streetscape Project, which will include new landscaping, sidewalks, outdoor lighting, benches, and enhanced pedestrian features, as well as upgrades to sewers and street signs.  The project will take several months with construction expected next year.


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"ELECTRIC BRAIN" AND OTHER EXPRESSIVE ARTS CREATIONS CHANGING LIVES OF PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY: GALLERY RECEPTION AUG. 2 AT GROSSMONT CENTER

 

July 30, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - Artistic works by people with epilepsy in the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County’s Expressive Arts program is an art gallery event sponsored by Grossmont Center and La Mesa Arts Alliance which will include artwork by local San Diego artists.


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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIZING VEHICLES AT LA MESA FIRE STATION

 

July 29, 2014 (La Mesa)--Firefighters from La Mesa’s Station 12 called police yesterday at 5:51 p.m. to report finding a man in their secure parking area who was burglarizing their personal vehicles.  As La Mesa Police officers responded, the suspect ran away and hid in the garage of a nearby home – where he began stealing items in the garage.


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U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKED TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED ABUSES IN SAN DIEGO JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES

 

By Miriam Raftery 

July 30, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice is alleging that authorities in San Diego’s juvenile detention facilities are endangering young people in custody through practices that pose substantial risks of serious harm, CityBeat reports.


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JERSEY MIKE'S SUBS TO OPEN SECOND EL CAJON LOCATION

 

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser

July 30, 2014 (El Cajon)--– Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs,  opens in El Cajon on July 30.  Franchise owners Ray Ibrahim and Nabil Somo will hold a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, July 30 to Sunday, August 3 to support the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation.


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MAN FOUND FATALLY STABBED AT HOTEL IN EL CAJON

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 31, 2014 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man found bleeding and unresponsive last night at the Villa Embasadora Hotel.


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FULL AGENDA FOR BOULEVARD PLANNING GROUP ON AUG. 7

By Miriam Raftery

July 28, 2014 (Boulevard) – The Boulevard Planning Group meets Thursday, August 7 at 7 p.m. in the Boulevard Fire Training room, 39919 Ribbonwood Road in Boulevard.  Action items on the agenda include a faux water tower wireless communications facility near Golden Acorn, a presented by the County’s groundwater geologist, concerns over closure of the White Star fire station, and updates to a Park Lands Dedication Ordinance project priority list.

There will also be updates on numerous major projects proposed in the Boulevard area including Tule Wind, Soitec Solar, Rough Acres Ranch campground/conference center, a complaint against the Eco Substation, court actions challenging the county wind ordinance and Tule Wind, and Sempra’s cross-border high voltage transmission line.


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