April 2011 Articles

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SMOKED OUT: COUNTY SHUTS DOWN CREMATORIUM OVER "HORRIFIC" VIOLATIONS

 

Owners of El Cajon facility may apply to reopen if costly equipment changes are made to eliminate smoke, odors

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

April 28, 2011 (San Diego) – By a unanimous 4-0 vote, San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District Board ordered an immediate shut down of  a Neptune Society crematorium  on Lake Jennings Road in El Cajon  to abate a public nuisance. 

 

“This was clearly a violation of public policy and a public health hazard,” Michael Drake, public affairs officer for the County’s land use and environmental group, told East County Magazine after the hearing.  He praised the Board for “doing the right thing” and expressed hope that the owners will upgrade or replace antiquated equipment so that they can “comply and come back into business.”

CLERK FOILS TEEN GUNMAN

pril 28, 2011 (Kensington) – A clerk refused to hand over cash to a suspect armed with a handgun last night at the New Money Express, 4202 El Cajon Blvd. in San Diego’s Kensington neighborhood east of the college area. The would-be robber, described as a black male juvenile age 15-17 with short curly black hair, showed the clerk a handgun in his waistband, according to Officer David Stafford with the San Diego Police.

BRITISH SHOP IN LA MESA PREPARES TO FETE ROYAL WEDDING DAY AT GRAND REOPENING CELEBRATION

April 28, 2011 (La Mesa) – At All Things Bright and British, a La Mesa shop specializing in British goods from scones to fine china, new owner Bill Jaynes invites the public to a week-long “Changing of the Guard” celebration. Festivities begin on Friday, April 29—just in time for the royal wedding of Prince William of Wales and his bride, Catherine Middleton.

“Watch the royal wedding with us—and bring a chair,” said Jaynes, who has taken command of the business from his parents, making this a double celebration. A piper band will perform Friday morning, followed by an Elton John tribute band from 2-6 p.m. Traditional English food, prizes and free gifts are all part of the fanfare.

EAST COUNTY VIDEO ADVENTURE: SNEAK PREVIEW! NEW ADDITION TO SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK IN SANTEE

 

May 7 5K Run/walk will give public glimpse of new park lands—see it first in our ECM video adventure

 

By Miriam Raftery
Photos by Pam Wilmer
Video by Billy Ortiz

April 27, 2011 (Santee) – San Diego River Run is moving its 5K fun run/walk to the Walker Lakes property in Santee this year.  Participants will be the first members of the public to experience this site, which will soon become part of the San Diego River Trail, which is not yet open to the public.

 

East County Magazine’s Billy Ortiz got a special preview tour.  View his video adventure here.

ARRIBA! CAJON CLASSIC CRUISE CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO ON MAY 4

April 28, 2011(El Cajon) -- The theme next week for the Cajon Classic Cruise is Cinco de Mayo.  Featured cars from Latino car clubs and collectors will be on display in addition to the classic souped up, and dressed out cars always on display. To see the Cajon Classic Cruise schedule, and other information see: Cajon Classic Cruise information

Mariachis will be performing, and the downtown merchants will be serving Cinco de Mayo food and drink specials May 4 (a day before cinco de Mayo) from 5-9 p.m. Car Show Ambassador, Steve Lordigyan, a car collector himself, says "This night is always fun because we often see cars we rarely see throughout the season."

WILL POWER REPORT: SUPREME COURT BANS CLASS ACTIONS


Nothing but the Truth!

 

Action Violates Seventh Amendment to US Bill of Rights

 

By Will Power

 

April 28, 2011 (San Diego)--In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise examined by any Court of the United States, than according to the common law.

 

The US Supreme Court ruled this week (on a straight party-line 5-Republicans and Four Democrats) that corporations can avoid class-action suits by demanding consumers waive their constitutional rights and use Arbitration procedures instead. In what clearly is unconstitutional, the Bill of Rights is superseded by the Contract Law, America's Sacred Cow. What were the Justices thinking?

KIESEL'S LATEST TECH SUCCESS

 

By Caleb Trainer
 

ESCONDIDO -- Jason Kiesel shares a creative, hands-on ingenuity with his late grandfather, Lowell Kiesel. The younger is the founder and chief architect of Freedom Speaks Inc., the company that created the advanced software application program, CitySourced. (See related story on CitySourced “Escondido, Report It.”) Last century, the elder Kiesel was the founder and “chief architect” of the company that is now known as Carvin Inc., manufacturers of trail-blazing electronics for the music industry.

146 TORNADOES RIP DEADLY SWATH ACROSS U.S: 77 DEAD, HUNDREDS INJURED AS NEW WARNINGS ISSUEDIN NUMEROUS STATES

April 28, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A string of powerful tornadoes is moving across the U.S., with more than 146 twisters reported in southern and eastern states and as far north as New York. At least 77 people have died from the tornadoes thus far, including 61 in Alabama alone. Hundreds more are injured. 

 

SPORTSPLEX USA AND SOCCERNATION.COM TO HOST 1ST ANNUAL ARMED SERVICES APPRECIATION INDOOR SOCCER TOURNAMENT MAY 21

 

April 27, 2011 (Santee) – Sportsplex USA has teamed up with SoccerNation to organize an indoor soccer tournament to recognize and honor active, non-active military friends and family as well as local area veterans.

 

GROSSMONT DISTRICT ANNOUNCES 2011-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES


Sandra Galea-Martinez and Paula Delgado Selected to Represent GUHSD in Prestigious San Diego County Teacher of the Year Competition

 

April 27, 2011 (El Cajon)—At its Governing Board Meeting on Thursday, April 14, the Grossmont Union High School District honored Teacher of the Year nominees from its school sites. These nominees are selected by their peers.

POWAY FIRE DISPLACES FAMILY OF FOUR

Neighbor hospitalized with chest pains

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Ron Logan

 

April 27, 2011 (Poway) – A fire in the 13600 block of Sycamore Tree Lane this afternoon forced evacuation of 16 homes and has displaced a family with two children.
 

“The fire gutted the home and the fire department needed to cut a hole in the roof to control the fire,” photographer Ron Logan, who was at the scene, informed East County Magazine.

YEE-HA! MOUNTAIN EMPIRE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION HOSTS 5TH ANNUAL ROUNDUP MAY 7

 

 

 

 April 27, 2011 (Campo) -- On Saturday, May 7, 2011 the Mountain Empire Business Association is presenting its 5th  Annual Campo/Lake Morena Round Up at the Eagles Wings Ranch in Campo. The event will feature Old West  gunfights, vendors, antique tractor display, ranch branding competition, petting corral and pony rides.

 

 

 

CHILD SAVED BY GUEST AT BARONA RESORT AFTER FALLING INTO POOL

 
April 27, 2011 (Lakeside) – A five-year-old girl who slipped and fell into the pool at Barona Resort in Lakeside this afternoon has been transported to Children’s Hospital, East County Magazine has learned.

“A guest jumped in, pulled her out and gave her CPR,” a source at Barona who asked not to be named confirmed. “Our EMTs showed up and she was fine, breathing on her own.”

NETFLIX STREAMING PICK OF THE WEEK: "DINER" IS A SMALL FILM THAT RANKS AMONG THE GIANTS OF 1982

By Brian Lafferty

 

April 25, 2011 (San Diego) – Growing up I have witnessed firsthand a revolution in movie watching. My family went from having a VCR to a DVD player to a Blu-Ray Disc player in a span of twenty-five years. We went from renting movies from Blockbuster and Hollywood Video to Netflix.

 

EAST COUNTY MAYORS REACT TO HOMELESS COUNT FINDINGS

 

By Jeremy Los

 

“This issue has received band-aid approaches to fix it when it needs a tourniquet.” – La Mesa Mayor Art Madrid

 

“We look at them as a resource… they are the eyes and ears of the community… they certainly know when something is going on.” – El Cajon Mayor Mark Lewis, on the homeless in his town

 

 "I do not feel there needs to be a regional center for the homeless in East County." -- Lemon Grove Mayor Mary Sessom

 

"I am not in the homeless business." - Santee Mayor Randy Voepel

 

April 26, 2011 – Four East County mayors shared their reactions on a new study on the many homeless in our region. Their views differed dramatically on how to address the homeless problem.  In addition, three of the four mayors questioned the study findings and voiced doubts on the numbers of homeless people listed in their cities. 

 

According to the 2011 Point-In-Time Count by the Regional Task Force on the Homeless, East County is now home to 8.9% of San Diego County’s homeless population, with El Cajon staking claim to the highest number of homeless people. However, the majority of El Cajon's homeless are in shelters--while in other East County communities, the homeless are living on the streets, in cars, or camped along riverbeds.  

YAHOO! MANZINITA HIGH MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS APRIL 28-MAY 8

 

April 26, 2011 (Santa Ysabel) – See history come alive at the Manzinita High Rendezvous april 28-May 9 at the Santa Ysabel Ranch in East County’s mountains. Visit a pre-1840 North American fur trade encampment complete with teepees, old tents, period clothing, and shooting competitions.

 

JAZZ CONCERT MAY 2 AT HUMPRHEY'S TO BENEFIT GROSSMONT COLLEGE MUSICIANS

April 26, 2011 (San Diego)--A jazz concert benefiting the Grossmont College Music Dept. Scholarship Fund will be held starting at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at Humphrey’s By the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr. on Shelter Island.

 

SAN DIEGO A GHOST REGION FOR 10,000 YEARS? NUCLEAR SAFETY QUESTIONED AS SAN DIEGANS BEGIN A MOVEMENT TO SHUT DOWN SAN ONOFRE

 

Nuclear Regulatory Hearing April 28 on San Onofre safety

By Helen Villines
Editor Miriam Raftery also contributed to this report

 

“What if you had just 15 minutes to evacuate, looking around your apartment or house, trying to quickly decide what you will take, how overwhelmed would you be – knowing you couldn’t return for ten thousand years?” he asks.

 

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