November 2010 Articles

RESIDENTS REACT TO NEWS OF MOUNTAIN LION IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO

 

Lions are attracted by deer and other prey.  Learn how to plant deer-proof landscaping and protect yourself when living or hiking in lion territory.


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MOUNTAIN LION PROMPTS LOCKDOWN OF JAMACHA ELEMENTARY


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GROSSMONT & CUYAMACA COLLEGES HONORED CONTRACTORS FOR IMPROVING CAMPUSES

 

November 9, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – With construction finishing on 14 projects at Grossmont and Cuyamaca College, leaders of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District recently took time to honor the architects, engineers and contractors who led the work to transform the two East County campuses.

 


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THE DOG BLOG: HOLIDAY NUTRITION TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG

 


By Dawn Celapino

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego's East County)--'Tis the season for cakes, cookies, pies and a lot of food! The average person gains between 7 - 10 pounds from now until the end of the year. Along with the parties, dinners and social events comes the end of daylight savings time. People tend to get more sedate and eat more. Not a good combination!

 


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SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS OF BANK ROBBER RELEASED; AUTHORITIES SEEK PUBLIC HELP TO IDENITFY SUSPECT

 

 November 8, 2010 (San Diego) -- The FBI and San Diego Police Department seekthe public’s assistance to identify a man responsible for robbing the Chase Bank at 6116 Mission Gorge Road, San Diego, on Saturday, November 6th at 3 p.m. The robber made a verbal demand for money in a soft but intense tone of voice, according to FBI special agent Darrell Foxworth. At one point during he stated “don’t mess with me.” The teller provided the robber a sum of money and he left on foot.


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CONTROLLED BURN NEAR PINE VALLEY NOV. 9-10

 

November 8, 2010 (Pine Valley) – Cal-Fire will be burning brush piles on the Corte Madera Ranch south of Pine Valley during the next two days. Smoke will be visible from through the eastern portions of San Diego County. Weather permitting, the burns will begin around 10 a.m. and should be completed by 2 p.m. both days as part of an ongoing vegetation management plan, said Nick Schuler, Cal-Fire battalion chief.


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HOLIDAY TOY & FOOD DRIVE


Does your family need help? Register Nov. 20th

November 8, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The 35th annual East County Toy and Food Drive is now underway.

Scroll down for a complete list of events and see how you can help brighten the holidays for those in need. 

If your family needs help this holiday season, submit your application in person on November 20th at the Salvation Army office, 1011 E. Main Street in El Cajon. Appointment numbers will be distributed starting at 5 a.m. Toys are for children under age 12 and space is limited.


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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT SUMMERS PAST HERB FARM NOV. 11

November 8, 2010 (Flinn Springs) – Summers Past Herb Farm invites you to a holiday open house on Thursday, November 11 from 5 to 8 p.m.


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LOCAL IRAQI CHRISTIANS MOURN LOSS OF THOSE KILLED IN MASSACRE AT BAGHDAD CHURCH

 

MONDAY PROTEST DOWNTOWN JOINS GLOBAL EFFORT TO HALT GENOCIDE OF 

CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ AMID ESCALATING VIOLENCE


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1 DEAD, ANOTHER INJURED IN ALPINE DOUBLE STABBING

November 7, 2010 (Alpine) -- Last night at 8:20 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies as well as firefighters from Alpine, Lakeside and Viejas responded to reports of a stabbing victim.  They found a man with a stab wound in his upper body sprawled on the street in front of 2721 Alpine Blvd. near Rock Terrace in  Alpine. A second victim identified as Edward “Ted” Barton was found behind the premises. He had also been stabbed.


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PASSAGES: ANNA PRIETO SANDOVAL, SYCUAN’S FIRST WOMAN TRIBAL CHAIR

 

Sandoval helped lead tribe from poverty to prosperity

 

“Our people need to understand the importance of honoring our ancestors and our traditions and to never forget the hardship and depravation our people went through to get where we are today.” –Anna Prieto Sandoval
 

By Miriam Raftery
 

November 7, 2010 (El Cajon)—Anna Prieto Sandoval, 76, former chairman of the Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation, died October 28 at her home on the Sycuan reservation from complications of diabetes. She served as Sycuan’s elected chairman from 1972 to 1990 and was a leading voice in bringing Indian gaming to the reservation, helping to create one of the most successful Indian gaming establishments in the nation. Also a historian who advocated for preservation of native traditions, she was inducted into the San Diego Women’s Hall of Fame in March 2010.
 


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ON THE SILVER SCREEN: EXPECT SOLID SOPHISTICATED HUMOR FROM "DUE DATE"

By Brian Lafferty

 

November 7, 2010 (San Diego) – Due Date feels like an in-between job for Todd Phillips. His previous film, last year’s The Hangover, is one of the funniest comedies I’ve ever seen and that is not something I say lightly. The sequel is set to release next year. Due Date doesn’t have anywhere near the number of laughs as The Hangover, which I don’t fault; that movie achieved a seemingly impossible feat in which every single gag was not only funny but downright hilarious. But Due Date has enough laughs for me to recommend it.

 


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WARM HAVARTI AND TURKEY SANDWICH: A TASTY WAY TO USE UP THANKSGIVING LEFTOVERS

 

Recipe courtesy of Home Made Simple (See our review of Home Made Simple in our San Diego Bookshelf section—and scroll down for this scrumptious recipe!)


November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – One of the first things we associate comfort with is warm, homemade food. Nothing feels better than making meals your family will love. This Thanksgiving season, cozy up with this new leftover turkey recipe that will show your friends and family just how much you care. This tasty turkey recipe is sure to become a new Thanksgiving favorite at your table--served open-face on warm, homemade bread and topped with sweet and simple Mango Chutney.


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BOOK REVIEW: HOME MADE SIMPLE IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOUR HOME

 

Home Made Simple, By Proctor & Gamble (St. Martins Press, New York, N.Y., 2010, 328 pages.)



Book Review by Dennis Moore

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- Proctor & Gamble has now delved into the book writing business with Home Made Simple, a how-to book for everyone on organizing and simplifying tasks, be it preparing delicious foods or cleaning window blinds.


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MAKE MERRY THIS SEASON WITH MANGO CHUTNEY

 

Recipe courtesy of Home Made Simple (See our review of the Home Made Simple book in our San 

Diego Bookshelf section--and scroll down for this sweetly simple recipe.)

  

 

November 6, 2010 – Chutney, a sweet and spicy relish originally from India, was imported to merry old England in the 17th century, where it swiftly gained popularity. Jelly-like in consistency, chutney is customarily made with fruits, vinegar, and spices of East India.  Now you can brighten up your holiday table with these festive flavors!

 

 


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MMMM.....PUMPKIN-BLACK BEAN SOUP RECIPE

 

Recipe courtesy of Home Made Simple

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)—The flavors of fall abound in this tasty autumn dish provided by the publisher of Home Made Simple. See our San Diego Bookshelf section for a review of this new book—but first, scroll down for the authors’ flavorful recipe for pumpkin-black bean soup.

 


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HOLIDAY CHEERS? KNOW THE REAL COST OF DRINKING AND DRIVING

November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Before you head out for some holiday cheer this season, the Alpine Sheriff’s Station reminds you that the cost of drinking and driving can be staggering—far more than the price of a taxicab ride home.


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CHASE BANK ON MISSION GORGE ROBBED

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego) – Chase Bank at 6116 Mission Gorge Road in the Grantville area was robbed at 3:02 p.m. this afternoon, Sgt. Ray Battrick with the San Diego Police reports.


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HOW WILL HEALTHCARE REFORM IMPACT PEOPLE SERVED BY YOUR ORGANIZATION, SCHOOL OR BUSINESS? FIND OUT NOV. 12

November 6, 2010 (San Diego) -- Are you wondering what provisions of the health reform law are now in effect? Do you know what the Health Exchange is or how it works? Do you have questions about how families can take advantage of these new provisions?

 


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TURKEY DELIVERIES FOR SENIORS IN ALPINE

November 6, 2010 (Alpine) -- Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you’re a senior citizen, or know a senior who will be alone or housebound on Thanksgiving Day in Alpine, here's a service to be thankful for this holiday season.


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NEED CHILDCARE? FIRST 5 SAN DIEGO APPROVES CHILD CARE BRIDGE LOANS

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego, Calif.) — The First 5 Commission of San Diego will provide $2.25 million in bridge funding to maintain child care assistance for parents previously on welfare who are now working. The action comes after Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed $256 million from the “welfare-to-work” Stage 3 Child Care program.
 


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ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE AWARDS $1 MILLION IN GRANTS TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE ACCESS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY


San Diego’s Poor and Vulnerable Communities to Benefit

 


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RETURN TO THE DAYS OF CHIVALRY AT RENAISSANCE FAIRE IN ESCONDIDO NOV. 6-7

November 4, 2010 (Escondido) – Visit Falconbridge Village for a trip back in time to merry old England at this weekend’s Renaissance Faire and Fall Festival in Felicita Park, Escondido. Enjoy period music, jousting, pageanty, Shakespearean theater and reenactors representing Queen Elizabeth I and her royal court. Vendors, children’s activities and continuous entertainment are also slated.

 


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OUT OF CONTROL VEHICLE ROLLS OVER ON I-8 IN LAKESIDE, BLOCKING LANES

November 6, 2010 (Alpine) – A vehicle reported as a runaway rolled over on the center divide on westbound I-8 freeway near Lake Jennings at 1 p.m., knocking the 60-year-old woman driving unconscious. Several children were also reportedly in the vehicle. According to CHP’s incident report page, the car may have suffered brake failure as the driver repeatedly applied the brakes but could not slow the vehicle down.


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ARREST MADE IN UCSD MURDER


Editor’s note: While ECM normally only covers crimes east of I-15, because many East County students attend UCSD we are providing this information to our readers.

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego) -- San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives have arrested Julio Angel Garcia-Puente for the murder of a woman whose body was found in a burning vehicle at a University of California San Diego parking lot on October 29 at 9:20 p.m. An autopsy revealed that the victim was murdered.


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SUSPECT IS ARRESTED, CONFESSES TO ROBBING BANK IN SPRING VALLEY, FBI REPORTS

 

November 6, 2010 (Spring Valley)--FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department announce the arrest of Christoff Arthur Michael Lerczak, 36. Charges were filed with the U.S. District Court yesterday against Lerczak, who is accused of robbing Bank of the West at 9832 Campo Road, Spring Valley on November 4.  


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FBI & SDPD SEEK PUBLIC HELP TO ID SERIAL BANK ROBBER


Thief may drive a beige Mitsubishi sedan

November 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) --The FBI and San Diego Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man believed responsible for robbing three San Diego banks within the last month. The latest robbery was the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 5624 Mission Center Road on Tuesday, November 2. The same robber is also suspected of bank robberies in the College and Mission Gorge areas, according to special agent Darrell Foxworth with the FBI’s San Diego office.


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BOOK REVIEW: CIRCLE THE WAGONS SDG&E REKINDLES DEBATE OVER UTILITY LINES' ROLE IN LOCAL WILDFIRES

Circle The Wagons SDG&E: The Perfect Corporate Cover Up, By Ed Clark (Self-Published, Huntington Beach, CA, 2010, 30 pages.)

"Updated Version July 30, 2015"

With Cause of Witch Creek Fire Video

Book Review: By Dennis Moore


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LOCAL AUTHOR SUE RUSSELL'S BOOK, LETHAL INTENT, IS RE-RELEASED AS TRUE CRIME CLASSIC


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ON THE SILVER SCREEN: "GAME" HAS RIVETING SECOND HALF BUT FIRST HALF IS TOO "FAIR" IN RETELLING OF PLAME AFFAIR

By Brian Lafferty

 

November 6, 2010 (San Diego)--I remember following the Valerie Plame scandal. I was astonished when I heard a CIA operative’s name was leaked to the press. I was mad when I learned of the motive and whom it allegedly came from. I was happy when Scooter Libby was convicted. Soon I was beyond outraged when George W. Bush commuted Libby’s sentence. When Bush left office, I could not be any more relieved when he refused to pardon him.

 


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