November 2010 Articles

NEW MIRAMAR NATIONAL CEMETERY OPENS: PROVIDES BURIALS FOR AREA VETERANS AND FAMILY MEMBERS

 

November 22, 2010 (San Diego)-- Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego officially opened today by providing its first burials of veterans and family members at the new facility.

 

Military honors at the opening ceremony included a rifle salute and the playing of “Taps.” Acting Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Steve Muro gave remarks and was joined by VA and local officials in the interment of cremated remains. Casket burial options will be available in early 2011.


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FUNDRAISING WITH A HEART: $256,000 RAISED FOR SHARP GROSSMONT'S CARDIAC SERVICES

Proceeds from Grossmont Hospital Foundation gala supports heart and vascular center


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PASSAGES: GILBERT PALAST 1921-2010


“We mourn his passing and honor his life of courage and service to others.” -- Linda Armacost, president of the La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club


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A “BEARY” MERRY STORY


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READER'S EDITORIAL: PREMATURE OBITUARY ISSUED FOR FEDERAL CASE AGAINST SUNRISE POWERLINK THAT IS STILL GOING STRONG


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: NOVEMBER 22, 2010


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TALKING TURKEY: TRAVEL DAY SAFETY TIPS

By Paula H. Dickenson, USN, Retired Crime Prevention Specialist
Alpine & Rural Crime Prevention, San Diego Sheriff's Alpine substation

 

November 22, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--Travel safety and prevention tips have taken on a new meaning during tough economic times. Opportunistic thieves may be looking for unprotected homes or pre-occupied travelers.

 

The Alpine Sheriff's Deputies wish you a safe Thanksgiving Holiday with these following safety tips to avoid problems during the start of the busiest travel season of the year.


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HIGHWAY 67 CLOSURE TODAY AND TONIGHT IN EAST COUNTY

 

November 22, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -Construction crews from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) have day and night work scheduled for State Route 67 (SR-67) on Tuesday. Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. crews will close the southbound on-ramp at Magnolia Avenue. The northbound Bradley Avenue on-ramp and Prospect Avenue off-ramp will close along with the southbound Magnolia on-ramp.Then at 9 p.m. all lanes of State Route 67 between Prospect and Woodside Avenues will close.


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TWO BOYS RESCUED FROM FLOODED CREEK IN LAKESIDE

 

November 21, 2010 (Lakeside)—Emergency responders rushed to the rain-swollen Los Coches Creek earlier today, saving two youngsters who were swept downstream while playing near the water.


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HOLIDAY EVENTS ANNOUNCED N DOWNTOWN EL CAJON


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RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN SPIRITS AT MOTHER GOOSE PARADE

November 21, 2010 (El Cajon) - The Mother Goose Parade rolled on despite heavy rainfall this morning in downtown El Cajon, where crowds cheered on heroes honored in the event, including first-responder heroes from the 9-11 Twin Towers collapse in New York City.  

 

 

Photographer Dennis Richardson has provided these images from today's parade.


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FATAL CRASH ON I-15

November 21, 2010 (San Diego) – Angela Dawn Mendez, 33, died in a pre-dawn 4:45 a.m. yesterday morning on I-15 south of State Route 76 in Fallbrook. She was the driver and sole occupant of a 2004 Range Rover Discovery that veered off the highway, rolled down an embankment several times, and landed on its roof on a service road below.


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SPORTS FANS WELCOME ON THANKSGIVING FOR FEASTING & FOOTBALL ALL DAY AT CALI COMFORT


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BLACK COMEDIANS ON BLACK COMEDY WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH AND CRY

 

Black Comedians On Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us To Laugh, By Darryl Littleton (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, New York, NY, 2006, 343 pages.)

 

Book Review: by Dennis Moore

 

November 20, 2010 (San Diego)--If laughter Is the medicine that cures all ills, then Darryl Littleton’s Black Comedians On Black Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us To Laugh will cure any ailment we might have. I was introduced to Littleton and his brand of humor at a comedy club in El Cajon, California in 2009, where I was fortunate enough to win his book in a raffle. Littleton was gracious enough to autograph his book to me, stating: “To Dennis Moore, keep supporting black comedy and keep laughing.” I have been laughing ever since!


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MULTIPLE ACCIDENTS CLOG AREA HIGHWAYS; FLOODING ALSO REPORTED

November 20, 2010 (San Diego) – Rain-slicked highways this evening are the scenes of numerous vehicular accidents, including serious accidents on highways 67, 52, 8, 15 and 805 as well as surface streets. 

 

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“WITCH’S BREW” OF EXPLOSIVES LINKED TO TERRORISM FOUND AT ESCONDIDO HOME


I-15 may be shut down again as officials detonate more powerful explosives

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 20, 2010 (Escondido) – More than nine pounds of Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD), a powerful explosive used in suicide bombings and terrorist plots including the planned Millennium bombing in L.A., have been discovered by authorities at an Escondido home.


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RANCHO SAN DIEGO OLDE TIME CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: DEC. 11

 

November 20, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce invites you to enjoy a traditional Christmas holiday social. The Rancho San Diego Olde Time Christmas Village will be held on December 11 from 4-9 p.m. featuring carolers, a snow sculpture contest, and a visit from Santa, Mrs. Claus and the elves.


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MISSING LAKESIDE TEEN MAY BE VICTIM OF FOUL PLAY

November 20, 2010 (Lakeside) – Christopher Cory Carioscia, 17, told his family he was going surfing at Pacific Beach on the evening of October 26th. The former El Capitan High School student hasn’t been seen by his family since.

The Sheriff’s department never notified the media about the teen’s disappearance, although it’s been reported on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Chldren website and other missing children sites. Now, the Union-Tribune reports that Carioscia’s car was found burned on the Barona reservation the day after he vanished.


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FREE JOB TRAINING PROGRAM IN GREEN BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY PRACTICES


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CALTRANS BLOOD DRIVE NETS 42 PINTS FOR SADDLETRAMPS CRASH SURVIVORS

November 20, 2010 (San Diego) – Yesterday, Caltrans District 11 hosted a blood drive with the San Diego Blood Bank, capturing 42 pints to help members of the Lakeside Saddletramps motorcycle club who were injured in a November 13 crash in Ocotillo that also killed four club members.


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POLICE INVESTIGATE DEATH OF GIRL, 16, IN TIERRASANTA

 

Update: The victim has been identified as Emily Palmeter, who resided on Via Vallarta in San Diego, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner.  An autopsy has not yet been conducted.  

November 20, 2010 (Tierrasanta)--San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the death of a 16-year-old girl inside a Tierrasanta apartment last night.


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LITTLE JEWELS: ART SHOW OFFERS GEMS FOR BUYERS AT SPECIAL HOLIDAY RATES

 

November 20, 2010 (La Mesa)--Holiday offerings of smaller paintings priced for gifting is a tradition in the art world; many galleries feature shows entitled "Little Gems", "Holiday Miniatures Exhibit", and the like. 

 


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COMPETITION WINNERS FROM STEELE CANYON HAVE PLENTY TO CHEER ABOUT

November 20, 2010 (Spring Valley) –The Steele Canyon Youth Flag Cheerleaders won first place at the San Diego Youth Football and Cheer Competition at the San Diego Sports Arena on November 14.  

 

The youngsters, ages 5-7, were cheered on by head coach Megan Chambers.


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LAKESIDE DAIRYMAN DAVE VAN OMMERING NAMED FARMER OF THE YEAR


Farmer powers dairy operations with electricity from cow’s methane waste, diversified business by opening pumpkin patch and Christmas tree patch for visitors

 

November 20, 2010 (Lakeside) – Dave Van Ommering, co-owner/operator of Van Ommering Dairy in Lakeside, was honored as the 2010 Farmer of the Year for San Diego County at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Thursday night. 


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SALUTE TO HEROES AT MOTHER GOOSE PARADE SUNDAY

 

November 20, 2010 (El Cajon)--The theme for the 64th Annual Mother Goose Parade on Sunday, November 21st, is a “Salute To Heroes!” A special World Memorial float will carry a New York Firefighter and an EMT, both disabled at 9/11, and a Port Authority Police Officer also survived the attacks at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Officer David Lim was among a handful of survivors found in "Stairwell B" after the collapse.


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U.S. BANK ROBBED IN EL CAJON: SUSPECT SOUGHT

 

November 19, 2010 (El Cajon) -- The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who robbed the US Bank inside of the Albertsons grocery store, 1608 Broadway, El Cajon, California, on Thursday, November 18 at approximately 4 p.m.


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A HEARTWARMING STORY: HEART ATTACK VICTIM RETURNS TO THANK FIREFIGHTERS

 

Story and photo provided by Heartland Fire

November 19, 2010 (La Mesa)--On October 2, 2010 at 5:15 p.m., Richard Morse, 59, of La Mesa collapsed outside the beer garden at the annual La Mesa Oktoberfest. An off-duty Pasadena firefighter and a Scripps Hospital nurse witnessed Morse collapse and determined that he went into cardiac arrest and began CPR. Two La Mesa Firefighters, Captain Todd Feneis and Captain Steve Pullen were working EMS Bike Patrol and responded to the incident.


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EXPLOSIVE SEARCH: I-15 SHUT DOWN AT ESCONDIDO TODAY

Update 5:30 p.m.  The freeway is now reopened.  Authorities used a robot to detonate six explosive devices, Incident Page Network reports.  More details at 10 News:  http://www.10news.com/news/25843031/detail.html 

Update 11:45 a.m.:  Closure was delayed but the highway is now closed as of 11:21 a.m.  in the southbound direction only.  Authorities have decided to leave the northbound lanes open.

Explosives have been found in a home in the 1900 block of Via Scott, where homeowner George Jakubek has been arrested.  A gardener, Mario Garcia, was seriously injured yesterday when an explosive went off, damaging his foot.  Several homes in the neighborhood have also been evacuated as the investigation continues. 

 

November 19, 2010 (Escondido) -- ECM news Partner Channel 10 reports that discovery of explosives at an Escondido home will result in a shut down of both sides of Interstate 15  from 9 a.m. to noon today (Friday).  


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MEMORIALS, FUNDRAISERS PLANNED TO HELP FAMILIES OF SADDLETRAMPS RIDERS

 

Information courtesy of Alpine Community News Network

November 19, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – A memorial/celebration of life and fundraiser will be held this Sunday, November 21st at 2 p.m. for members of the Saddletramps motorcycle club in Lakeside who lost their lives Nov. 13th in a tragic accident in Ocotillo.

 


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SANTEE TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING NOV. 19

 

 

November 14, 2010 (Santee) -- The city of Santee is doing its part to prevent the holidays from becoming ho-ho-ho-hum.A special events team from the Community Services Department has choreographed an event that features some unlikely holiday pairings: Santa Claus, live Doo-wop music, skating on synthetic ice, and an old-fashioned horse-and-carriage ride.

 


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