East County

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF EAST COUNTY UNVEILS NEW YOUTH FACILITIES

 

December 2, 2010 (El Cajon) -- A crowd of nearly 150 children, parents, community members and government leaders gathered Wednesday November 17 to celebrate completion of the new “Little Rascals Rooms” youth facility constructed at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East County (BGCEC) Clubhouse in El Cajon.


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BEST PHOTOS FROM EAST COUNTY: NOVEMBER 29, 2010

November 29, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- While residents in other parts of the country are shoveling snow, and even coastal residents are contending with foggy winter days, here in East County it's been a week to savor some beautiful moments.  We hope you'll enjoy a few of the best shots captured by our readers and staff this week in East County!


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LAKESIDE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENS CHRISTMAS RESALE SHOPPE

 

By Dennis Richardson

Photo by Trever Richardson

November 28, 2010 (Lakeside)--Lakeside Historical Society opens its annual Christmas Resale Shoppe on December 1st.  The  shoppe will be open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Christmas Eve, December 24th. 

 


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ARTISTS’ RECEPTION AT ST. CLAIR GALLERY DEC. 8


3rd annual holiday invitational art show runs through Jan. 14

 


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GIFTS FROM THE EAST: SHOPPING DELIGHTS IN EAST COUNTY'S MOUNTAIN REGION


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FREE! HOLLY JOLLY TROLLEY RIDES IN DOWNTOWN EL CAJON

November 24, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Enjoy a ride on the Holly Jolly Trolley in downtown El Cajon!  There is no charge to ride the authentic British-style double-decker bus, which passengers can board at East Main Street and Sulzfeld Avenue, across from Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon.

 


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VIDEO ADVENTURES IN EAST COUNTY: THE CUYAMACA FLUME

 

By Billy Ortiz

 

Flume-riding was a popular East County sport in the late 1800s.  What was it like to travel via water flume from Cuyamaca to San Diego?


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HOLIDAY EVENTS ANNOUNCED N DOWNTOWN EL CAJON


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


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64th ANNUAL MOTHER GOOSE PARADE ROLLS OUT SUNDAY IN EL CAJON

 

Also enjoy "After the Goose" shopping specials, rides and activities in downtown El Cajon


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VIDEO ADVENTURES IN EAST COUNTY: SKY HUNTERS’ RAPTOR HAVEN PROVES A RAPTUROUS EXPERIENCE


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JINGLE PAWS WALK & MORE DOG-GONE FUN DEC. 4

 

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon)--The Second Annual Jingle Paws Pet Walk and adoption event, sponsored by the ACES Foundation (Animal Center for Education and Services) and Camp Bow Wow, will be held on Saturday, December 4.  The event runs 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wells Park, 1153 E. Madison Avenue in El Cajon.

 

Following a brisk 9 a.m. walk around the park, pets and their owners can enjoy Santa's Village filled with fun pet  activities, vendors, goodies, and adoptable pets--just in time for the holidays.


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SOMETHING’S UP IN DESCANSO: ARTS FAIR NOV. 20

By: Lisa Lightfoot
 

November 16, 2010 (Descanso) -- Looking for something different to do this weekend? Join local artists in Descanso for an Arts Fair this Saturday, November 20t. Enjoy some free refreshments, listen to some wonderful live music, all while doing holiday shopping as you take in the fresh mountain air along with a little backcountry hospitality.


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SKY HUNTERS: JEWELRY SALE TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ALPINE BIRDS OF PREY CENTER NOV. 13

 

November 13, 2010 (Alpine) - The public is invited to help support birds of prey at Sky Hunters, an Alpine-based center that takes in injured birds of prey, nurses them back to health and reintroduced them into the wild. 

 


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BARONA CHEFS SERVE UP A CORNUCOPIA OF THANKSGIVING FEASTS

 

 

November 11, 2010 (Lakeside)--This Thanksgiving, Barona Resort and Casino’s chefs are preparing a delectable spread at several of their restaurants.

 


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FBI SEEKS PUBLIC HELP TO FIND “OPERATION ECLIPSE” FUGITIVE IN EAST COUNTY DRUG RING

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)--FBI and the East County Regional Gang Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance to find and arrest Manuel Vera, age 37, of Chula Vista, California. Vera is wanted on federal drug charges related to a methamphetamine distribution ring in East County.


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ALL ABOARD! NORTH POLE EXPRESS CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES BEGIN NOV. 26

 

November 10, 2010 (Campo) -- In association with Santa Claus, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo announces the sixth annual North Pole Limited Christmas Trains. Rides begin Thanksgiving weekend on November 26 and run through December 18.

 


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THANKSGIVING POTLUCK FEAST AT SACRED ROCKS RESERVE

By Miriam Raftery

Savor stargazing, a nature scavenger hunt, community bonfire and the bounties of nature—or cozy up to watch football in the clubhouse
 


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FOOD FOR LIFE: FREE RAW FOODS WORKSHOP NOV. 13 IN ALPINE

 

by Cindy Douglas

Cindy Douglas, a certified raw foods educator from Whole Raw Food Now (www.wholerawfoodnow.com), will host a free workshop on raw foods November 13 from 1-3 p.m. in Alpine.  The even will feature cooking tips, the latest science, and free smoothie samples.


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CHAMBER MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA: NOV. 13 IN ALPINE

 

November 9, 2010 (Alpine)  Artists perform in period costumes and even guests are invited to attend in historical fashions at the Chamber Music Extravaganza on November 13 at 4 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1460 Midway Drive in Alpine.

 


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MASTERS OF THE FIDDLE: NOV. 6 IN POWAY

 

November 4, 2010 (Poway) - Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, two of the world's most celebrated Celtic fiddlers and the power couple of the Canadian fiddling world, return to Poway for a concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 6th.

 


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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN TRAIL HIKE AT DOS PICOS

 

October 29, 2010 (Ramona)--What could be spookier than a haunted hike in the woods?  Dos Picos CountyPark in Ramona is offering a haunted trail hike on Saturday, October 30th at 7:30 and 8 p.m.

 

The scary but kid-friendly trail hikes will include a moderate walk with some hills and uneven surfaces. Younger hikers must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone is encouraged to bring a flashlight.

 


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SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER HOSTS WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP AWARDS OCTOBER 29

 

October 28, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – East County Magazine editor Miriam Raftery is among the nominees for a Women in Leadership Award. Winners will be announced Friday, October 29 at the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Women in Leadership luncheon at the Doubletree Hotel in Mission Valley.

 


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MMMMM! SPRING VALLEY TAILGATE PARTY & BBQ FESTIVAL SUNDAY OCT. 17

October 15, 2010 (Spring Valley) – The first annual Spring Valley Tailgate & BBQ Festival will be hosted this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. In front of Cali Comfort  Restaurant & Sports Bar. Troy Street will be closed down between Bancroft and Central avenues for the event, which includes BBQ samples, family activities, a children’s fun zone, street vendors, and more.


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SUPERVISORS TO HEAR PRO-DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL FOR MAJOR CHANGES TO GENERAL PLAN OCT. 20

 

Development interests seek to make it easier to build housing projects in rural areas

 

Photo credit: https://precondo.ca/

 


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FACULTY ARTWORK ON DISPLAY AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE THROUGH OCT. 28

 

October 5, 2010 (El Cajon) -- Artwork created by faculty members of the Grossmont College Art Department will be on display through Oct. 28 at the Hyde Art Gallery, located on campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition of approximately 55 pieces from 29 different art department instructors.

 


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SACRED ROCKS TROTS OUT A NEW ACTIVITY: HORSE CAMPING OCT. 15-17

October 3, 2010 (Boulevard) – Sacred Rocks campground and RV park in Boulevard is kicking off a new activity for its two- and four-legged friends: horse camping October 15-17. If you bring a horse, you camp for free! Or if you prefer, enjoy trail riding through beautiful backcountry scenery – all free for a day.

 


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OH DEER! JULIAN BACKCOUNTRY TRIP HAS DELIGHTS IN STORE

Story and photos by Miriam Raftery
 

October 1, 2010 (Julian) –If you’re heading up to the Julian Apple Festival this weekend, you’ll find plenty of sights to see along the way.

 


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SKY'S THE LIMIT!

 

September 30, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Wild weather created the perfect storm for some spectacular skies over East County during the past couple of days. Here are a few of our favorites.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scroll down for more amazing images of skies over East County.

 


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JULIAN APPLE DAYS FESTIVAL OCT. 2-3

 

September 30, 2010 (Julian) -- As part of Julian’s Apple Days Centennial Celebration, a two-day Apple Days Festival will be held October 2nd and 3rd.  Festivities take place at Menghini Winery in the historic gold rush town of Julian, located on Highway 79 in East County's mountain region.

 


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