October 2010 Articles

VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER OFFERS A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO TRICK-OR-TREAT ON THE STREET THIS HALLOWEEN

 

October 21, 2010 (Alpine) – Viejas Outlet Center is once again offering a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating.  Stores will welcome little ghosts, goblins and parents to participate in this free family event, which runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 31.

MUSIC TO THEIR EARS: VALLEY MUSIC'S OPEN MIKE NIGHT OCT. 30

By Anne Spencer and Hub Thompson

 

October 21, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Valley Music Store hosts its next open mike nights  from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sasturday, October 30th. For many years now, the 58-year-old music store has had a reputation for drawing some of the best musical talent around at its open mike nights. These events are free and open to the public at the store’s new location at 1611 Magnolia Ave. in El Cajon.

SUPERVISORS STALL ON PROPOSED GENERAL PLAN UPDATES UNTIL AFTER ELECTION


Public turns out primarily in opposition, though majority of planning groups support

 

By Lola Sherman

 

October 21, 2010 (San Diego) - After listening to seven hours of testimony from dozens of speakers for and against a controversial General Plan Update affecting much of East County, the county Board of Supervisors yesterday put off a decision until Nov. 10.

 

On that date, the board expects to hear from 150 more speakers over another seven-hour period—and it plans to vote on the entire Update package.

FBI & SAN DIEGO POLICE SEEK PUBLIC HELP TO IDENTIFY MAN WHO TRIED TO ROB BANK AMERICA

October 22, 2010 (San Diego)-- The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male who attempted to rob the Bank of America branch, located at 6801 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, on Wednesday, October 13th.

BODY OF MISSING SAN DIEGO MAN FOUND

October 21, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A body found by hikers in a vehicle that plunged into a ravine off I-8 has been identified as David Mow, 56, who has been missing since July 22nd.

 

"My brother rests peacefully now. Thank you all for your support, prayers, love," Dot Darragh posted on a Facebook page devoted to the search for Mow. "I will forever love and miss my brother and be grateful for all of you have touched our lives."

READER'S EDITORIAL: WHY WE NEED TO RETURN TO MAJORITY RULE FOR PASSING A BUDGET

 

By Paul Garver

 

October 20, 2010 (San Diego) -- Last week, Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher cut a deal for his crucial yes vote on the long delayed budget. What did he demand for voting yes?

 

Elimination of the $386 million cap on San Diego’s downtown redevelopment. Fletcher claims the resulting building boom, funded by taxpayer dollars, will do wonders for our economy. Then why did he have to do it in secret, in the dead of night? Fletcher says because L.A. lawmakers would scuttle it. Why? They knew the real reason behind lifting the cap—so the Chargers can use taxpayer dollars to build a downtown stadium. You see, L.A. wants an NFL football team and if we build the Chargers a stadium, the Chargers will supposedly stay here.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: COUGARS DOMINATE EAGLES IN 49-16 ROUT

"This is our most balanced, complete team we've had. That's what makes it special."

-- Steele Canyon head football coach Ron Boehmke

 

by Christopher Mohr

 

October 20, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) - It might come across as arrogant if Steele Canyon High School changed their motto, 'You Cannot Bend Steele', by tacking on 'especially with Granite' to the end, but after Friday night's (10/15) homecoming game it would be hard to argue with such a statement. The host Cougars scored early and often against the visiting Eagles of Granite Hills High School in a 49-16 rout. 

WHOA! HORSE SMUGGLERS NABBED BY BORDER PATROL

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

October 19, 2010 (Campo) -- A tip from the Campo Minutemen led to apprehension of two men charged with smuggling horses across the international border on Friday.

 

“Campo Minutemen have twice observed a new occurrence at the border this month—horses,” a blog entry posted by the group stated.

SWAT TEAM SNIPERS SHOOT COMBAT VET IN ALPINE


Veteran Michael Foster was hero who saved Alpine woman from burning home

October 19, 2010 – Michael Foster, a U.S. Army combat veteran who barricaded himself into his home in Alpine after firing shots at his wife this morning, has been shot by S.W.A.T. team snipers, ECM news partner 10 News reports.

SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS IN SANTEE KICKS OFF EFFORT TO HELP HEROES CALL HOME


National mens’ and boys’ hair care chain teams up with VFW Operation Uplink™ to make calls home possible for U .S. service members overseas
East County News Service
(October 13, 2010) – Beginning Sunday, October 17, Sport Clips in The Marketplace at Santee and in La Jolla will join the franchise’s over 700 stores across the country to kick off their annual “Help A Hero” fundraising campaign. The effort supports the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW) Operation Uplink™. Now in its fourth year, Operation Uplink offers free call days for deployed and hospitalized American service members. Sport Clips hopes to raise $300,000.

BOO! PARADE TO HAUNT COLLEGE AREA ON SATURDAY, OCT. 23

October 22, 2010 (San Diego)--The Boulevard BOO! Parade travels through the College Area near San Diego State University starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2010.  Guests are invited to watch the parade of floats, costumed coeds and community members.  Visitors  can also enjoy carnival rides, vendors, and new this year--a haunted pumpkin patch. 

 

ASID KITCHEN TOUR SERVES UP 9 SAVORY REMODELS OCT. 23

 

October 20, 2010 (San Diego) -- The American Society of Interior Designers’ self-guided Kitchen Tour, set for Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., will showcase nine  remodeled kitchens in San Diego County designed by some of the top designers in the region.

 

Tour sites include three in San Diego's inland regions (La Mesa, Rancho Bernardo and Poway), as well as San Diego, La Jolla, Carlsbad and Vista.  

MULTI-CAR PILE-UP ON HIGHWAY 67

October 17, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – California Highway Patrol has received reports that as many as 15 cars have collided on State Route 67.  The problem began with an accident around 6:30 p.m in a curve near Scripps Poway Parkway; additional vehicles have repeatedly struck the stopped cars. There is also a second accident approximately 1/4 mile away, north of Vigilante Road on Highway 67.

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: "NOWHERE BOY" COMES TOGETHER IN PORTRAYAL OF TEENAGE JOHN LENNON

By Brian Lafferty

 

October 17, 2010 (San Diego)--Nowhere Boy doesn’t offer anything revelatory about John Lennon but that doesn’t matter. It is easy to go into this movie expecting something extraordinary. But if the film were to take such an approach, it would have been wrong. We know Lennon is a legend but that began as a member of The Beatles. The filmmakers could have made a film about his time with the Fab Four or his relationship with Yoko Ono. But writer Matt Greenhalgh and director Sam Taylor-Wood elect to explore a time in this man’s life that hasn’t really been touched on: his teenage years.

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: THREE CHEERS FOR "RED"

By Brian Lafferty

 

October 17, 2010 (San Diego)--There isn’t a lot in Red that is original. We get the usual shootouts, chases, and other typical action movie staples. But director Robert Schwentke and screenwriters Jon and Erich Hoeber take what could have been a standard action movie and make it both refreshing and funny. They take scenes that could have been clichés and reinvigorate them by filming and editing them in ways that are both refreshing and surprising.

 

HIGHWAY 67 TO SHUT DOWN FOR 5 NIGHTS STARTING TONIGHT

 

October 17, 2010 (Santee) – Caltrans will completely shut down all northbound lanes on State Route 67 between Prospect and Woodside in Santee from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for five nights, starting tonight. The shut-down is needed for construction as part of a $520 million extension of State Route 52 to connect with State Route 67.

FISHERMAN BITTEN BY RATTLESNAKE AT CUYAMACA DIES

 

Swift death heightens concern over deadlier toxins in local snakes

 

October 16, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A 67-year old fly fisherman from La Jolla stopped breathing minutes after being bitten by a rattlesnake while wading across a stream near Cuyamaca Reservoir.

HELP SOUGHT FOR SANTEE CHILD WITH CANCER

October 15, 2010 (Santee) – The Santee Chamber of Commerce sent in a request for help for the family of Ryan O’Dell, an eight-year-old student at Rio Seco School in Santee who was diagnosed in August with a malignant brain tumor. He has already had two brain surgeries and his family also has a disabled five-year-old child who requires full-time care.

 

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