Rancho San Diego

CUYAMACA COLLEGE SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL OFFERS POTPOURRI OF FREE ACTIVITIES

 

Event showcases ornamental horticulture nursery and water conservation garden

 

April 6, 2011 (Rancho San Diego)--A garden party of sorts is on tap Saturday, April 9, at Cuyamaca College, but don’t expect cucumber sandwiches, tea, and the soothing strains of Pachelbel’s Canon in D at this event. Instead, an international food court, a “bug zone,” and petting zoo for kids, a plant sale, horticulture demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors and exhibitors, and much more is in store at the 18th Spring Garden Festival, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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MEMBERS "PICK" NEW BENEFITS AT RANCHO SAN DIEGO-JAMUL CHAMBER:

  

“CHAMBER MAIDS" TOUR ANNOUNCED

 

April 1, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – A free banjo lesson taken during a Chamber-led tour of Deering Banjo factory in Spring Valley proved music to Valerie Harrison’s ears. “I never knew I had musical talent before,” said the plucky President of the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce. 


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EL CAJON AND RANCHO SAN DIEGO AMBASSADORS CROWNED

 

March 25, 2011 (El Cajon)--At the Cuyamaca College Performing Arts Center this week, the 2011 Ambassadors for El Cajon and Rancho San Diego were chosen.

 

Miss El Cajon for 2011 is Savana Kalfayan, 18, a Valhalla High School student. Miss Teen El Cajon is Katie Hudgins, 16, a student at Grossmont High School. Natalie Potesan, 20, a Grossmont College student, was crowned Miss Rancho San Diego 2011, while MacKenzie Manns, 14, a student at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, was named Miss Teen Rancho San Diego.


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FIND LUCK O’ THE IRISH AT THESE ST. PATRICK’S DAY EVENTS MARCH 17

 

March 14, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Don’t want to fight crowds to head to downtown San Diego for the St. Patrick’s Day parade, or drive home after a night of partying? Sure ‘n’ we’ve got the answer!

 

Irish pubs in La Mesa, Rancho San Diego and Poway are hosting their own celebrations—complete with free cab rides home. For families, an Escondido park is offering a St. Patrick’s Day hike and crafts.  Plus a Scripps Ranch church is holding a special St. Patrick’s Day mass--in Gaelic.

 

Don’t forget to wear green!


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JAZZ CONCERT FEB. 16 AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

 

February 12, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) -- Cuyamaca College of the Performing Arts will present a combo jazz concert led by music instructor Paul Kurokawa on Wednesday, February 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.

Tickets cost $8 for general admission and $5 for students or seniors.


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CHARITY GOLF EVENT TO BENEFIT ETHAN MILLER, 2, CANCER PATIENT IN SANTEE

January 31, 2011 (Santee) – Two-year-old Ethan Miller, son of Darren and Christie Miller in Santee, has neuroblastoma cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. A charity golf event will be held on Thursday, April 7th at Cottonwood Golf Course in Rancho San Diego to benefit Ethan Miller and his family.


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DOG SHOT, RESIDENTS BOUND AND BLINDFOLDED IN HOME INVASION ROBBERY IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO

1 RESIDENT PISTOL-WHIPPED; SUSPECTS ELUDE CAPTURE

December 16, 2010 (El Cajon )- Last night around 10 p.m., deputies from the Lemon Grove Sheriff's Station responded to a report of an armed home invasion robbery at 2966 Wildwind Drive in the Rancho San Diego area of unincorporated El Cajon near Steele Canyon County Park. (View map) Four armedm masked white men entered the home and held four victims at gunpoint while conducting the robbery, Sergeant Chris Davis reports. Victims were also bound and blindfolded.


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SANTA & MRS. CLAUS TO DEBUT AT OLDE TIME CHRISTMAS VILLAGE DEC. 11

 

Rancho San Diego festivities also include snowman contest, bonfire, and more

December 11, 2010 (Rancho San Diego)--The Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Olde Time Christmas Village December 11th from 3-9 pm in the Rancho San Diego Professional Center, 3855 Avocado Bl., La Mesa.

 

This free public event celebrates children and community. Activities include a snowman building contest, a bonfire, free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, holiday treats, sweets and more.


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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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THANKSGIVING DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT AT COTTONWOOD

November 10, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Score a birdie this Thanksgiving Day—and no, we’re not talking about a turkey on the table.

 

Cottonwood Golf Course in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon is serving up a Thanksgiving Day Shotgun Golf Tournament—complete with buffet breakfast on the lake, green fee and cart for $49.

 


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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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PIPE BOMB CAUSED PICKUP EXPLOSION IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO, AUTHORITIES CONFIRM

Injured woman lives in Rolando, just blocks from where an earlier pipe bomb was found
 

September 24, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – The explosion that seriously injured Connie Hoagland yesterday afternoon after she started up her pickup truck in Rancho San Diego was caused by a pipe bomb, Sheriff’s officials confirmed today.


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CAR EXPLOSION HURTS WOMAN IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO

Update 8:45 p.m. - The injured woman was a daycare worker, neigbors have said.  Channel 8 News reports a "large-scale" evacuation that was expected to continue for several hours as the FBI bomb squad searches other vehicles throughout the area.  Officials have not yet stated whether they believe the victim was targeted or not, or what the motive may be.

 


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FELONY WARRANT SUSPECT WANTED FOR BURGLARIES IN EAST COUNTY


$1,000 Reward offered

 

August 10, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) --San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Lemon Grove Substation are asking for the public’s assistance to locate a suspect wanted for burglary. On August 5, 2010 , a felony arrest warrant was issued for G. R. Arkwright for burglary. He has been linked to several burglaries in the Rancho San Diego and Spring Valley areas of the County.


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SWEEPS OF HOMELESS CAMPS IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO

 
 

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 31, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – San Diego Sheriff deputies along with U.S. Fish and Wildlife officials conducted sweeps of homeless camps in wooded areas of Rancho San Diego in the grey light of early morning.

 

East County Magazine accompanied officers on the first sweep, behind Savanna Grill. More sweeps were held near Cuyamaca College, the YMCA, Target, and the old Steele Canyon bridge off Highway 94. No homeless people were present or arrested, though many left behind trash and/or treasures that could not be toted away in a backpack or shopping cart. Makeshift tents, lean-tos and mattresses were found, along with more poignant items: a large stuffed monkey, a cracked mirror with ornate frame, a pushcart, cooking utensils, nail polish, and a chipped china pitcher.

 

All lay forgotten in the mud, symbols of shattered lives and broken dreams.


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MUSIC, MAGIC, & MORE AT SUMMER MUSIC & CULTURE FESTIVAL AUGUST 8

 

 

July 20, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Where can you see a snake charmer and fire dancers, sample foods from around the world, savor music and dancing by top performers, enjoy beer and wine gardens, find face-painting for kids and a mesmerizing magic show—all free? Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce invites you to the first-ever Summer Music & Culture Festival on Sunday, August 8.

 

 


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ANDERSON RESOLUTION PASSES LEGISLATURE: GRANTS HISTORIC DESIGNATION TO HIGHWAY 94


Story and photos by Miriam Raftery

 

June 11, 2010 (Sacramento) - The California State Senate unanimously passed Assembly Concurrent Resolution 131, which grants historic designation to the portion of Highway 94 from Jamacha Road in Rancho San Diego to the junction with Historic Route 80. Authored by Assemblyman Joel Anderson (R-El Cajon), the Resolution previously passed the Assembly and is now law.


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SCOUTS PITCH IN TO HELP CLEAN UP COMMUNITY & TOUR WATER RECYCLING FACILITY

 

May 22, 2010 (Rancho San Diego)—Cub Scouts from the Wolf Den of Pack 391 donned gloves and helped pick up trash around Steele Canyon Bridge earlier this month—all as part of their recycling requirement to earn Wolf badges.

The Pack includes students at local elementary schools in first through fifth grade. Second graders from the wolf Den picked up three bags of trash as well as some items to be recycled.


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SPRINT NEXTEL GRAND REOPENING FEATURES FOOD, FREEBIES, AND A TEXTING CONTEST

 

May 5, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) -- After nine years of doing Sprint Nextel business in the Rancho San Diego Community, Connect Direct has remodeled and will hold a Grand Re-Opening/Customer Appreciation Day on Friday, May 7th from 1-4 p.m. at 2656 Jamacha Rd. #106 in El Cajon.


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CONSERVATION IN BLOOM: REAP REWARDS AT SPRING GARDEN FESTIVAL APRIL 24

 

 

Event highlights water conservation, cultural conservation, and Cuyamaca College’s biggest plant sale of the year

April 3, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) -- On Saturday, April 24, from 9am-4pm, Cuyamaca College’s campus will bloom with activity as three of its on-campus venues—the Ornamental Horticulture Department, the Water Conservation Garden, and the Heritage of the Americas Museum—invite the public to celebrate spring at their 17th annual Spring Garden Festival.

 

“Conservation in Bloom” is the theme at this family festival that includes tips on green living. Admission and parking are free. A range of crafters and vendors from throughout San Diego County will be featured, in addition to activities ranging from live music to a birds of prey show.


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HISTORY TO COME ALIVE AT LEWIS & CLARK BOOK PRESENTATION SEPT. 12


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4TH ANNUAL SAFE & SOUND FIRE EXPO IN EL CAJON SATURDAY, SEPT. 12

 

On September 12, 2009, the San Miguel Fire District will host our 4th Annual “Safe and Sound” Fire Expo. The event will be held at the Rancho San Diego Towne Center/YMCA, 2891 Jamacha Rd. El Cajon 92019, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 


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YMCA RISES IN EAST COUNTY; PUBLIC INVITED TO "TILT UP" RISING MONDAY AUG. 17

 

McGRATH FAMILY YMCA GETS ONE STEP CLOSER TO OPENING DOORS TO THE COMMUNITY


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WORLD’S BIGGEST TENT CIRCUS COMES TO EAST COUNTY: CARSON & BARNES BRINGS BIG TOP TO ALPINE, LA MESA & POWAY

April 9, 2009 (San Diego’s East County)—The 73rd edition of Carson & Barnes Circus will bring nearly 100 performers and a traveling zoo to East County in April, with proceeds helping to benefit local hosts. “From time to time, special opportunities take place that benefit everyone,” says Valerie Harrison, president of the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the circus performances at Skyline Church in Rancho San Diego/La Mesa on April 27 and 28 at 4:30 and 7:30.


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