May 2, 2016 (San Diego) -- With temperatures rising early this week and the West Nile virus season ahead, the County of San Diego is starting its annual aerial drops of mosquito-fighting larvicide on local waterways.
May 2, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Treaty of Versailles was signed with almost no German participation on June 28, 1919. The Great War had ended bringing embarrassment and hard financial times to a once proud nation. German leaders were looking for scapegoats and they were easy to find. Jews, homosexuals, Poles and even the disabled were targeted for extinction during the ensuing 25 years. Sound familiar?
The French have an old saying:“The more things change, the more things stay the same.” The candidacy of presidential contender Donald Trump is not one of assimilation but rather one of annihilation. It is a furtive movement to maintain America’s white identity. His followers disavow political ideology in favor of a dream of what not America could be but rather what America was several generations ago.
May 2, 2016 (La Mesa) - On May 5, officers from the La Mesa Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee. All community members are invited to attend. The event begins at 8:00 AM at Starbucks, 5020 Baltimore Drive La Mesa.
May 2, 2016 (Boulevard) – Jacumba Solar, Tule Wind, a county presentation on groundwater monitoring, updates on lawsuits over big energy projects and discussion of Live Oak Springs water rate hikes are among the many important items on the Boulevard Planning Group’s agenda for its meeting Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. in the Boulevard Fire Training Room (39923 Ribbonwood Road in Boulevard). For the full agenda, click here. For highlights, scroll down.
May 2, 2016 (San Diego) --“Build a box. Fill it with Mel’s Mix. Add a grid…and start planting.”Mel Bartholomew, creator of Square Foot Gardening, has passed away at the age of 84 in La Jolla, California. His easy, innovative method of growing vegetables revolutionized the way millions grow their own food.
May 2, 2016 (San Diego) – The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) board voted last week to send a ballot measure that would fund transit, freeway and infrastructure improvements to voters in November. Next up, Supervisors must decide whether to let voters have the final say. If approved the $18.2 million plan would raise county sales tax a half cent to fund freeway projects, road repairs, public transit, open space management and complying with state water quality mandates.
May 2, 2016 (Santee) - The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation welcomes acclaimed musician Gregory Page performing his One Man Show in a free concert on Sunday, May 29, 2016: 3 to 4 p.m. at Mission Trails Regional Park (1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego).
May 2, 2016 (East County) – My earliest childhood memories are of my grandfather’s dairy farm in Solway, Minnesota, where I learned to love cows. The sign on the barn read “Our Cows Are Outstanding In Their Field.” We moved to Poway in 1959 less than two blocks from the DeJong Dairy. I naturally got up at 5:00 a.m. to help with chores and was rewarded with a giant breakfast with the DeJong family and bottles of fresh milk to take home.
May 1, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – San Diego Supervisors, Lakeside’s Community Planning Group and the Lemon Grove Council all meet this week, with hot agenda items that include legalizing catering at wineries and breweries, building a Lakeside Equestrian Center, and putting SANDAG’s transit tax measure on the ballot. Below are details on these issues and more, plus links to full agendas.
May 1, 2016 (Sacramento) - If you have a credit card or a job, have ever seen a doctor or needed a nursing home, you've probably signed an arbitration agreement that requires you to give up the right to sue, and go through mediation in the event of a dispute.
May 1, 2016 (San Diego) – Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has requested that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) conduct an audit of the campaign committee for Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine). CREW has also asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Hunter violated House ethics rules through thousands of dollars in questionable expenditures charged to his campaign including a Hunter family trip to Italy, charges to department stores such as Nordstrom’s, an Italian jeweler, and a company that provides uniforms for a school attended by Hunter’s children. View CREW complaint.
April 30, 2016 (Los Angeles) - The Padres had great success last night in their revenge against the Dodgers. They looked to continue their revenge tour tonight. Colin Rea got the start for San Diego against Ross Stripling for Los Angeles.
April 29, 2016 (Ramona) -- East County Magazine extends our hearty thanks to all who sponsored and attended our "Magic Mountain"benefit event at Vineyard Grant James in Ramona! We raised over $1,200 from the event, helping us keep you safe and informed.
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April 29, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – Recently, East County Magazine sat down with George Gastil, Mayor Pro Tem of Lemon Grove and a candidate for Mayor. Our two-part interview originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio earlier this month.
In our series, he talked about key issues facing Lemon Grove and changes the city has seen through the years. In addition, Gastil, who has also served on the Metropolitan Transit board and the Lemon Grove School District Board, discusses transportation, education and politics--including his upcoming bid to become Lemon Grove's Mayor, after long-time Mayor Mary Sessom announced her retirement.
April 29, 2016 (Los Angeles) - The Padres started a three game series against the Dodgers tonight, hoping for a better result than their opening series, in which they were swept and did not score any runs.
April 29, 2016 (Chicago) - On day one of the NFL draft, the Chargers added to their defensive line by drafting Joey Bosa. On day two, they sought to change the fact that Philip Rivers has almost no one to throw to by drafting tight end Hunter Henry as their 35th overall pick in round two.
April 29, 2016 (San Diego) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was forced to cross a barricade and walk into the Republican National Convention hall in the Bay area, California today amid heavy Secret Service protection after hundreds of protesters blocked the street, preventing his motorcade from reaching the Hyatt Regency hotel.
April 29, 2016 (Alpine) - We are in the beginning stages of forming an art league here in Alpine. We want to meet with local artists who are interested in becoming active in the community by participating in open studios as well as art shows. We have already reserved www.alpineartleague.org and will be designing that website shortly through FASO (Fine Art Studios Online). If you would like more information on us, please visit our current website at www.carefreefineartstudio.com or feel free to contact us at 619-609-8304.
April 29, 2016 (Ramona) – The Ramona Rodeo takes play May 19-22, along with other activities including a parade down Main Street on the 21st and dancing to the country band Patrick Howard Trampus on the 20th and 21st after the rodeo. There’s also a free slack rodeo performance on the 19th, as well as a kids day on the 22nd featuring the youngest cowboys and cowgirls riding sheep in the mutton bustin’ competition.
Adult rodeo events include bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing, a tie-down competition, steer wrestling and more. Winners may advance to the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association national rodeo championship.
April 28, 2016 (San Diego) — The most unconventional presidential primary race in recent memory just got even more so. Texas Senator Ted Cruz, one day after being mathematically eliminated from getting enough delegates to beat Donald Trump on the first ballot at the upcoming Republican convention, announced that if he wins the nomination, Carly Fiorina will be his running mate. Fiorina is the former Hewlett Packard CEO who previously ran for president and U.S. Senate in California.