August 2009 Articles

APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR EAST COUNTY'S LARGEST BUSINESS EXPO SEPT. 23


“Passport to the Future” brings together La Mesa, Santee and East County Chamber for business showcase on September 23

 

August 20, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Applications are now available for the East County’s largest Business Showcase and Expo to be held on Thursday, September 23 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge, 1400 E. Washington Avenue, El Cajon, 92019.


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BOOK REVIEW: SHADOWS AND REFLECTIONS

 

 

Shadows & Reflections, By Lori Brookes, (Blurb Creative Publishing Service, 2010, 31 pages.)
Book Review by Dennis Moore

 


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East County Family YMCA’s URBAN BRANDING SEPT. 26


Event Raises Funds for Special Programs and Projects for Local Youth and Families

 


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HIGH TECH SYSTEM TO SUPERCHARGE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION IN COUNTY


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FATAL CRASH ON 94

 

September 6, 2009 (Dulzura) – A motorcyclist has died from a head-on collision at high speed on Highway 94 at Dulzura, one mile west of the Barrett Junction Café.

 

Emergency medical personnel attempted CPR, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification of the victim is withheld pending notification of kin.

 


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SDG&E MOVES FORWARD ON NEW SUBSTATION IN EAST COUNTY


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WATER WARS: LEGISLATURE TO VOTE NEXT WEEK ON BILLS TO REVAMP STATE WATER SYSTEM


PERIPHERAL CANAL & DELTA PUMPING AMONG KEY POINTS OF CONTENTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

 


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ANDERSON IOU BILL CLEARS COMMITTEE

 

September 1, 2009 (Sacramento) – Residents, business owners, charities and other organizations from around the state flooded the office of Assemblyman Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) with over 1,500 letters in support of AB 1506. The bill, authored by Anderson, would require California to accept its own IOUs as payment for taxes or fees owed to the state.

 


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21% WATER RATE HIKE TAKES EFFECT TODAY FOR HELIX WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMERS


CONSERVATION IS WORKING AS CUSTOMERS CUT WATER USE COUNTYWIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery


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BOOK REVIEW: FIRE, CHAPARRAL, AND SURVIVAL IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 

by Richard W. Halsey

 

Second Edition, Revised and Updated
Sunbelt Publications, San Diego. 2008. 232 pages, illustrated, color plates.

 

Reviewed by Walter Hall

 

“The Viejas fire in ’01, the Galivan fire in ’02, and then again during the Cedar fire in ’03. It’s always the same damn thing.” -- A weary incident commander back on the fire line


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3 WATER MAIN BREAKS CAUSE FLOODING IN LA MESA


48 HOMES WITHOUT WATER; SEVERAL ROADS CLOSED

August 31, 2009 (La Mesa) –Three water line breaks have caused flooding in La Mesa, resulting in traffic congestion and leaving 48 homes without water.

 


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MAN ASSAULTED DURING ROBBERY IN LA MESA

POLICE SEEK DRIVER & PASSENGER OF BLUE PONTIAC VIBE 

August 30, 2009 (La Mesa) -- At 2:54 this morning,  La Mesa Police officers responded to a report of a pedestrian robbery in the 9500 block of Murray Drive, La Mesa.

 


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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: AUGUST

Check out these hot shots--we've got some real beauties this month!

 

 

Deerhorn Valley: photo by Rob Deason

 

 

 


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GUHSD CONSIDERS BUDGET-CUTTING STRATEGIES IN WAKE OF $40 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING CUTS OVER PAST 2 YEARS


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SD FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES DISPATCHED TO BATTLE L.A. BLAZES

SD REGION STILL HAS “SURGE CAPACITY” RESOURCES TO COMBAT FIRE LOCALLY: CHIEF GHIO
 


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5-ACRE FIRE DOUSED IN RAMONA

August 30, 2009 (Ramona) - A five-acre brush fire off Steffy Road near Wilson Road in the Ramona area has been contained shortly after it began, CAL-FIRE reports.   CAL-FIRE dispatched 12 engines, 2 fire crews, 1 bulldozer, 2 airtankers, 2 helicopter, 2 water tenders, and 2 chief officers for a total of approximately 100 fire fighters.

 


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“BILLIONAIRES FOR WEALTHCARE” GROUP MOCKS OPPONENTS OF HEALTHCARE REFORM AT TOWNHALL FORUM HOSTED BY CONGRESSWOMAN DAVIS IN SPRING VALLEY


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RUN WOMEN RUN TO HOST CANDIDATE RECRUITFEST IN EAST COUNTY

 

August 30, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) -- Whether you've played an active role in improving the state of our political and social environment or wanted to but didn't know how to get involved, joining Run Women Run provides opportunities for you to make a difference.

 


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CELEBRATE EAST COUNTY!" DISCOVER OUR AREA'S BEST-KEPT SECRETS SAT. AUG. 29

Discounts for pre-reservation--RSVP now!

WIN PRIZES:  A pirate for your next party, Padres tickets, private wine-tasting party & more!

 


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CAR PLUNGES INTO RIVER IN SANTEE; 4 KILLED, BRUSH FIRE ENSUED

August 28, 2009 (Santee)--After striking another vehicle near I-125 and SR-52 in Santee at 3:47 p.m. this afternoon, a car plunged into the San Diego River in Santee. The car burst into flames, igniting a brush fire.  A call to 911 reported a stuck accelerator pedal. 


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POWER OUTAGES IMPACT 2,403 IN EAST COUNTY & SAN DIEGO

August 28, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Power outages have been reported in multiple locations through San Diego County. A map of affected areas can be viewed here: http://www.sdge.com/outages/outageMap.shtml


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BRUSH FIRES IN JAMUL & VALLEY CENTER

 

August 28, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – A brush fire in Jamul has caused a power outage in the vicinity. The fire, caused by a traffic accident, has been contained at ¾ an acre, CAL-FIRE spokesperson Roxanne Provaznik reports.

 


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CAL-FIRE SUSPENDS BURNING PERMITS & OPEN FIRES

 

OFFICIALCITE FIRE DANGER, DEPLOYMENT OF LOCAL FIREFIGHTING RESOURCES TO BATTLE BLAZES ELSEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA


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CA VETERANS TO GET FULL GI BENEFIT

 Agreement between State of California and VA Will Result in Dramatic Increase in Benefits for Yellow Ribbon Program

 

August 27, 2009 (Washington, D.C.) – A recent agreement between the State of California and the Veterans Administration will result in a dramatic increase in benefits for the Yellow Ribbon program, which helps veterans afford tuition and fee costs at colleges and universities.

 


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100-ACRE FIRE AT PENDLETON; NO THREATS TO STRUCTURES AT THIS TIME


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VIEJAS ADDS A "STRIKING" NEW DEVELOPMENT

 

 

 

VIEJAS BOWL continues Viejas Outlet Center’s transformation into “lifestyle center”

August 27, 2009 (Alpine) – Viejas announced plans today for a new, boutique bowling center, to be called Viejas Bowl, at the Viejas Outlet Center, across from the award winning Viejas Casino.


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GARAMENDI OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO ATTAIN A SUSTAINABLE CALIFORNIA

GARAMENDI OFFERS SOLUTIONS TO ATTAIN A SUSTAINABLE CALIFORNIA

 

By Jackie Hanson

 


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MISSING GIRLS RETURN HOME

By Miriam Raftery

August 27, 2009 (San Diego’s East County) – Two girls missing since Friday have returned home, police now report.  The teens left home voluntarily and no charges have been filed, according to police.

 


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YO-HO! A PIRATE’S LIFE: EAST COUNTY RESIDENT SAM SPARROW FINDS LUCRATIVE CAREER AS “CAPTAIN JACK” CELEBRITY IMPERSONATOR


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PHOTOS OF MOTEL SHOOTING SUSPECT & VEHICLE RELEASED BY LA MESA POLICE

ATTEMPTED MURDER BELIEVED TO BE GANG-RELATED

August 25, 2009 (La Mesa) -- Surveillance photos and video of a shooting suspect and his vehicle have been released today by the La Mesa Police. The suspect is wanted for alleged attempted murder at the Heritage Inn, 7851 Fletcher Parkway that occurred on August 23, 2009.

 


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