DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: JULY 29-AUG. 13

GROCERY STORE BOYCOTT BEGINS: STORES IN LA MESA AND SPRING VALLEY AMONG THOSE TARGETED

PETITION LAUNCHED TO SAVE EAST COUNTY LAKES--AND PROTECT LIVES DURING WILDFIRES

ROARING ‘20S PARTY JULY 31 AT SAN PASQUAL WINE BAR IN LA MESA BENEFITS EAST COUNT MAGAZINE

CLINTON WINS DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IN CONVENTION TOUTING HOPE AND UNITY

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

BLUE JAYS WIN MELVIN UPTON JR. SWEEPSTAKES

SANDERS: HILLARY CLINTON WILL MAKE AN OUTSTANDING PRESIDENT”

SAN MIGUEL FIRE BOARD TO CONSIDER CANCELLING PEPPER DRIVE FIRE STATION, PURSUING ANNEXATION OF CSA 115 BY LAKESIDE FIRE

PASSAGES: PHILANTHROPIST CONRAD PREBYS PASSES AWAY AT 82

LIONS, TIGERS & BEARS ASSISTS IN RESCUE AT WILDLIFE FACILITY THREATENED BY FIRE IN LOS ANGELES

WANT TO RUN FOR A LOCAL OFFICE? FILING DEADLINE IS OPEN NOW THROUGH AUGUST 12

BLOWN LEAD COSTS PADRES AS NATIONALS WALK IT OFF

 

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 23, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - It felt good to win last night.  So good, in fact, that the Padres wanted to do it again tonight in game two against the Nationals.  Edwin Jackson, who pitched a sensational game last Sunday at Petco, started on the hill against Max Scherzer for Washington.

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: BRISTLING IN THE DARK (LIGHTS OUT)

By Brian Lafferty

July 22, 2016 (San Diego) -- Lights Out (David F. Sandberg, 2016) is for those who haven't seen Insidious (James Wan, 2011), Annabelle (John R. Leonetti, 2014), or any other horror movie James Wan produced or directed this decade. It isn't just a matter of "if you've seen one, you've seen them all." It is far too complacent in an era where the standards for these types of flicks are higher than ever.

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PADS TAKE GAME ONE IN PATRIOTIC FASHION AGAINST NATIONALS

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 22, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – After a frustrating loss last night that resulted in a sweep by the Cardinals, the Padres looked to be patriotic and rebound in our nation’s capital against the Washington Nationals.  Luis Perdomo started for the Pads against Tanner Roark for the Nats.

FIRE IN RAMONA

UPDATE AS OF 8:26 P.M.:  Fire holding at 28 acres, 75% contained.

UPDATE AS OF 9:49 A.M.:  fire is 28 acres and 50%  contained

UPDDATE AS OF 6:20 P.M.:  Fire at 20 acres, 5% contained.  All evacuation orders lifted.  UPDATE AS OF 6:05 P.M.:  Fire holding at 30 acres.  Forward spread has been stopped.

UPDATE AS OF 5:49 PM:  SIGALERT, NB and SB SR-67 BETWEEN ARCHIE MOORE AND POWAY ROAD, ALL LANES CLOSED, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

UPDATE AS OF 4:47 P.M.: Air attack notes "I've got mud all around it, now just working way back in"

"Currently: 30 acres

Light threat to structures

Potential: 250+ acres"

Road closures will be posted for I-15 and I-8, may impact commute traffic

East County Alerts

Photo:  Mt. Woodson looking east, credit to Dennis on the Brush Fire Partyline on Facebook

July 22, 2016 (Ramona)--A 12-acre fire that started from a car fire is burning now in Ramona at Highway 67 and Rockhouse Road.



Highway 67 is backed up bumper to bumper.  AVOID THIS AREA. 



A 5th air tanker has been ordered from Hemet and incoming crews are coming to Rockhouse Rd. for immediate structure threat.  No mandatory evacuations have been issued, but possible evacuations are:  Rockhouse Rd., Jackie St., Tommie Ln., and Hedy Dr.

ATTORNEY GENERAL KAMALA D. HARRIS JOINS U.S. AND 12 OTHER STATE ATTORNEYS GENERAL IN FILING ANTITRUST LAWSUIT TO BLOCK MERGER OF INSURANCE COMPANIES ANTHEM AND CIGNA

 

Source:  California Department of Justice news release

July 21, 2016 (San Francisco) - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that California, along with 11 other states and the District of Columbia, has joined the United States Department of Justice in filing a civil antitrust lawsuit to block the proposed $48.3 billion merger of two major insurance companies, Anthem and Cigna.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY FOUR: TRUMP IS OFFICIALLY NOMINEE, IVANKA DEFENDS HER FATHER ON CLOSING NIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

Slideshow photo credit to Bede735 on Wikipedia

July 21, 2016 (Cleveland) – On Closing Night, Day Four, perhaps the biggest day of the Republican National Convention, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump formally announced his election as Republican presidential nominee.

PADRES NEARLY AVOID SWEEP BY REDBIRDS, BUT PISCOTTY THREE RUN HR AND DIAZ WALK-OFF MAKES THEM LOSE IT ALL

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 21, 2016 (St. Louis) – It has been a very bad series for the Padres in St. Louis.  But tonight they got one more chance to avoid a sweep.  Andrew Cashner—despite swirling rumors that he could’ve been traded before his scheduled start tonight—was on the mound for San Diego against Adam Wainwright for the Cards.

SDG&E AWARDS SAFETY GRANTS TO MORE THAN A DOZEN COMMUNITIES IN SAN DIEGO'S EAST COUNTY

 

Contribution provides critical support for community fire preparedness and prevention programs

By Stephanie Donovan

Photo: getting prepared; on July 14, SDG&E hosted a breakfast at the utility’s Kearny Mesa headquarters to distribute dozens of grants to support community partners focused on fire and emergency preparedness. John Sowers, SDG&E’s vice president of electric distribution operations, applauded the efforts of these grassroots groups to help improve regional safety.

July 21, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - More than a dozen East County community-based organizations dedicated to fire and emergency-preparedness programs recently received a financial boost, thanks to a $900,000 grant from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). SDG&E distributed the grants July 14 to more than 80 representatives of San Diego County Fire Safe Councils, Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) and other regional safety partners.

FULL CLOSURE OF STATE ROUTE 67 IN LAKESIDE SCHEDULED FOR TWO WEEKENDS

 

Source: Caltrans news release

July 21, 2016 (San Diego) - Construction crews will close northbound State Route 67 (SR-67) from Winter Gardens Boulevard to Lakeside Avenue and southbound SR-67 from Lakeside Avenue to Mapleview Street Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23 from nine at night until 11 the following morning. Mapleview Street at SR-67 will also be closed intermittently during these hours. Motorists are advised to expect delays and to avoid the area if possible.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY THREE: PENCE ANNOUNCES VICE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION, CRUZ DOESN'T ENDORSE TRUMP

 

By Liz Alper

Slideshow photo courtesy Gage Skidmore on Wikipedia

July 20, 2016 (Cleveland) - As ECM reported last night, Indiana governor Mike Pence formally announced his vice presidential nomination by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on day three of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland tonight.

SCHIMPF'S KNOCK NOT ENOUGH; PADRES LOSE 4-2 IN GAME ONE OF DOUBLEHEADER

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

July 20, 2016 (St. Louis) – Thanks to rain, the Padres and Cardinals are now playing two games today, the first of which is a morning (for us) matinee for game two which should’ve been last night.  Colin Rea started for San Diego against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TO HOLD SUMMER CAMPS FOR GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL IN AUGUST

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Lady Aztecs head coach Stacie Terry via goaztecs.com

July 20, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State University women's basketball team has scheduled another session for its Elite Camp for August 5 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the new Jeff Jacobs JAM Center at SDSU.  Also, the team announced that spots are still open for the Girls High School Team Camp August 6 and 7.

SANTEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S GALA AT GILLESPIE ON AUGUST 20

 

East County News Service

July 20, 2016 (Gillespie Field) - Join the Santee Chamber of Commerce at their first-ever Black Tie Car Show Gala on Saturday, August 20th from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. at High Performance Aircraft at Gillespie Field.

HEALTH CARE LIBRARY IN LA MESA WILL HIGHLIGHT MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM FOR ELDERLY

 

East County News Service

 

July 20, 2016 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “More than a Meal,” a free presentation about Meals on Wheels San Diego County, from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27. The program is part of the library’s Wellness Wednesday series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Speaking will be Brian Midkiff, community outreach coordinator with Meals on Wheels San Diego County, a community nonprofit organization. 

THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN INVITES HELIX WATER DISTRICT CUSTOMERS TO CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY

 

East County News Service

 

July 20, 2016 (East County) – The Water Conservation Garden, a six-acre conservation demonstration garden in El Cajon, will host a customer appreciation day for customers of the Helix Water District. This free event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, July 31. The Water Conservation Garden is at 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, adjacent to Cuyamaca Community College, in El Cajon’s Rancho San Diego area.

TRUMP FORMALLY NOMINATED AT DAY TWO OF REPUBLICAN CONVENTION

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy Anythingyouwant on Wikipedia

July 19, 2016 (Cleveland) - Republican delegates formally nominated their frontrunner, millionaire businessman and reality TV star Donald Trump as their candidate for president at day two of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena.

COMMUNITY COLLEGES TO TAKE A LARGER ROLE IN PREPARING SDSU AND CAL STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS FRESHMEN NEEDING BASIC SKILLS COURSEWORK





East County News Service



July 19, 2016 (San Diego) - A new $2 million grant will give area community colleges a larger role in helping many students get a successful start at San Diego State University and California State University San Marcos by sharpening their math and English skills.

When "East meets West": C.K. Thomas Tseng and Anat Tour

A is Not Only for Apple: English Alphabet Rhymed and Illustrated, by C.K. Thomas Tseng (NOOK Book, 2016, 38 pages).

Illustrated by Anat Tour

Book Review by Dennis Moore

July 19, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) - A classic case of “When East Meets West” is this book written by author C.K. Thomas Tseng of Taiwan; A is Not Only for Apple: English Alphabet Rhymed and Illustrated, and illustrated by San Diego’s East County’s own Anat Tour, an established author in her own right. Combining two familiar literary figures of speech – alliteration and end rhyme – A is Not Only for Apple: English Alphabet Rhymed and Illustrated helps very young learners of English obtain their early sensitivity to the sounds of the English alphabet in a natural and linguistic way. This collaboration on the part of Tseng and Tour seems to be the perfect marriage of cultures, East and West.

AMATEURPIANISTS SAN DIEGO INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION FOR OUTSTANDING AMATEURS

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

July 19, 2016 (San Diego) - The first ever AmateurPianists San Diego International Piano Competition For Outstanding Amateurs was held in San Diego from July 15 – 17th at Point Loma Nazarene University. The creator behind it, Glenn Kramer, is to be given credit for not only making it happen but for growing the largest amateur piano Meet Up Group (an online way to organize special interest groups) in the country.  Kramer’s AmateurPianists Meet Up members include residents in East, North, and South County, as well as San Diego proper.

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL’S MONTHLY ELECTRICITY BILL FROM $180,000 TO ZERO

 

East County News Service

 

July 19, 2016 (La Mesa) – The lights are staying on for patients and medical staff at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa thanks to a new Central Energy Plant (CEP), the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) reports. And, the hospital’s normal electric bill to San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) of about $180,000 per month is now zero.

REPUBLICAN CONVENTION DAY ONE: TRUMP VS. ANTI-TRUMP, CELEBRITIES HAVE THEIR SAY

 

East County News Service

July 18, 2016 (Cleveland) - Day one of the Republican National Convention was already filled with drama, as Trump supporters and anti-Trump delegates took the floor for a tug of war.

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