February 2010 Articles

RESIDENTS HOPE TO BUY POWAY MOBILEHOME PARK FROM CITY

 

By D.R. Schwab

 

February 3, 2010 (Poway) -- It would be a first for Poway: Converting a city-owned mobile home park to resident ownership.  For the second time in six years, it's something that residents of Poway Royal Mobile Estates, the City's largest mobile home park, are attempting to do.

LOCAL GROUPS JOIN VIGIL FOR BAHÁ’Í LEADERS JAILED FOR RELIGIOUS VIEWS IN IRAN; DEFENDANT’S FAMILY TO SPEAK FEB. 7 IN EL CAJON

 

February 4, 2010 (El Cajon)—On February 7, East County Bahá’í members will join supporters around the globe in offering prayers for Baha’i leaders in Iran, known as the “Yaran,” who have been held in prison for nearly two years for their religious beliefs.

 

The gathering will be held at 1:30 pm at the Rancho San Diego Branch Library, 11555 Via Rancho San Diego, in El Cajon. Relatives of Mrs. Kamalabadi, one of the prisoners, will be present for comment. The Baha’i community asks people of all faiths to “join in prayers and show their support for religious freedom.”

YEE-HA! LAKESIDE COMMUNITY EXPO AT RODEO GROUNDS PROVES CROWD-PLEASER FOR YOUNG AND OLD

 

 

February 3, 2010 (Lakeside) – Gunshots rang out on Saturday at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, where historical re-enactors from the Hole in the Wall Gang staged a mock Western-style shootout.  Members of the Victorian Roses Ladies Riding Society looked on, clad in elegant period attire.

 

It was all part of the Lakeside Community Expo sponsored by the Lakeside Chamber of Commerce.

LAKESIDE CITIZENS PUT SDG&E OFFICIALS IN HOT SEAT OVER POWERLINK IMPACTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

 “How can you sit there and say it’s safe to be there when that canyon has burned every year—and you’re going to put those towers up, leave us with no power, and we only have one way in and one way out?” -- Myles Thurman, Lakeside

 

February 3, 2010 (Lakeside) – San Diego Gas & Electric officials received a far-from-warm welcome from Lakeside residents at a community forum last night hosted by the utility to discuss impacts of Sunrise Powerlink, the proposed high-voltage power line that SDG&E wants to run through Lakeside's El Monte Valley.

 

SDG&E plans to hold a follow-up meeting within 30 days.


MAYOR MADRID’S PERSPECTIVES: THE PAST YEAR, THE NEW YEAR, AND THE FUTURE OF LA MESA

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 2, 2010 (La Mesa)--In an exclusive interview, La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid offered his perspectives on the past year and the coming one. Despite challenging economic times for communities across America, La Mesa has weathered the storm in better shape than many.  Mayor Madrid provides insights into the city’s successes, future challenges, and new initiatives on the horizon—including consolidating some services with neighboring communities, revitalizing the downtown village, starting a community garden, and gearing up for the city’s centennial celebration in 2012.

POWERLINK MEETING IN LAKESIDE: TONIGHT AT 6 PM

 

 

February 2, 2010 (Lakeside)  SDG&E will host a community meeting with the Lakeside Community Council  tonight at 6 pm. to discuss impacts of Sunrise Powerlink on Lakeside.   Members of the East County Community Action Coalition will also be on hand to provide information on citizens' efforts to halt the controversial high-voltage line. The meeting, whichi is open to the publicf, will be held at the VFW hall at 12650 Lindo Lane.

QUICK RESPONSE SAVES SPRING VALLEY HOME FROM KITCHEN FIRE

 

February 1, 2010 (Spring Valley) – On Saturday evening, San Miguel Firefighters responded to a kitchen fire in the 600 block of Water View in Spring Valley. When crews arrived, they saw flames coming out an attic vent of the single story home.The homeowner and his 14-year-old daughter were inside at the time, and were alerted when several smoke detectors sounded. A pan on the stove super-heated, creating a flash flame which set the back splash on fire, the homeowner told firefighters.

PLANE WITH ENGINE OUT LANDS SAFELY

 

 

February 3, 2010 - An American Airlines MD-80 plane has just landed safely at San Diego's Lindbergh Field after failure of one of its two engines, ECM has learned. There 111 people on board and 22,000 pounds of fuel, Incident Page Network reports.  

 

Emergency responders were dispatched and ECM notified readers via our Viejas Emergency Alert during the distressed plane's approach into San Diego. If you are not not yet signed up to receive our emergency alerts, click the "subscribe" button above the Viejas Wildfire Alert logo at the top right side of our page.

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