Free class to be held this Saturday, June 2 at Water Conservation Garden
By Sierra Robinson
May 30, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- Imagine plucking a ripe tomato off your roof, or filtering rainwater through your driveway. Green roofs and permeable pavement can make all of that a reality.
This weekend, the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College is offering a free class from 9-11am about how and why you can install a green roof or permeable pavement at your home or business.
By Miriam Raftery
May 30, 2012 (Santee) – ECM editor Miriam Raftery took a break from the hustle and bustle of news editing for a stroll at Santee Lakes.
May 24, 2012 (El Cajon) -- The 17th Annual Wings Over Gillespie air show will be taking place the weekend of June 2-3, 2012.
This year’s show will feature WWII bombers, F4F Wildcat, the TBF Avenger, the A6M Zero, the SBD Dauntless, and many more "Flying Museums" including the only remaining of their type, the Northrop N9M Flying Wing and the F3F Flying Barrel. Also on hand will be USN/USMC helicopters and other static displays, Navy SEALs, special military and law enforcement vehicles and equipment, daring aerobats performances, and much more.
TEACHERS, STUDENTS JOIN TO SHOW PROGRESS IN COLLEGE PREP MAY 30 SYMPOSIUM TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT’S WORKING
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May 29, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – After spotting a Saturn car driving erratically near 257 East Bradley Avenue in unincorporated El Cajon at 12:08 a.m., three deputies from the Santee Sheriff’s Patrol Station attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver accelerated, leading deputies on a two-minute pursuit. The Saturn then struck a parked car in the driveway of a home at 988 Flint Street, pushing it into the garage.
By President Barack Obama
May 28, 2012 (Washington D.C.) -- Today, all across America, we’re coming together to remember our men and women in uniform who gave their lives so that we could live free. In town squares and national cemeteries, in moments of quiet reflection and parades down city streets, we’ll pay tribute to all those who gave the last full measure of their devotion, from Lexington and Concord to Iraq and Afghanistan.
This Memorial Day also holds special significance because it marks the beginning of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
May 29, 2012 (San Diego) - As temperatures sizzle, many East County residents are heading for the shore. Gary Kelley's got the scoop on the coolest place around.
May 28, 2012 (Spring Valley) – A head-on collision has occurred at 10850 Jamacha Blvd. in Spring Valley. Incident Page Network reports four people are injured, including at least two in serious status.
One vehicle is a Toyota Camry, according to the CHP website. The other vehicle is not yet identified.
Note: ECM apologizes for not sending an alert on this incident. Our editor was away briefly and our assistant editor was left without power due to an SDG&E outage. Thanks to Cal-Fire and Donna Tisdale for the information provided below.
May 28, 2012 (Boulevard) – A vehicle collision severed a power pole near White Star Fire Station,, sparking a brush fire in the 2100 block of Tierra Del Sol in Boulevard this afternoon.
The fire burned four acres but was swiftly brought under control with no damage to structures, though several homes were in close proximity to the blaze.
May 28, 2012 (Otay) - The California Energy Commission staff yesterday released its final analysis recommending the licensing of the proposed Pio Pico Energy Center.
In the final staff assessment (FSA), Commission staff concluded that with the implementation of staff's recommended mitigation measures described in the conditions of certification, the proposed 300-megawatt peaker power plant would comply with all applicable laws, ordinances, regulations, and standards (LORS).
CA BALLOT INITIATIVE WOULD REQUIRE LABELING OF GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS AMID GROWING EVIDENCE OF HEALTH IMPACTS
May 28, 2012 (Sacramento)--California is ground zero in the growing national movement to give consumers the right to know if their food contains genetically engineered food, according to today’s front page story in the New York Times. The California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods “cleared a crucial hurdle this month, setting the stage for a probable November vote that could influence not just food packaging but the future of American agriculture,” wrote Times reporters Amy Harmon and Andrew Pollack.
May 18, 2012 (Escondido) – The San Diego Archaeological Center will be celebrating 10 years in San Pasqual Valley with its annual BBQ on June 2, from noon to 5:00 p.m. at 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido. The catered event will include smoked pork sandwiches, beans, coleslaw, drinks and dessert for $6.00.
May 28, 2012 (El Cajon) – This morning between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., a series of “hot prowl” burglaries occurred at homes in the vicinity of Mollison and Bradley in El Cajon. A “hot prowl” burglary occurs while residents are home, often at night while victims are sleeping.
“Several of these cases involved the suspect gaining entry to homes through unlocked garage doors,” said Lt. Tim Henton with El Cajon Police. Screens were removed from windows in some cases. Losses were mostly small, easy to carry items.
By Brian Lafferty
May 28, 2012 (San Diego) – In November of 2007, Dad called me. He informed me that he put our Rancho Peñasquitos house of twenty years on the market. I was surprised because it was so abrupt, but I understood that it was time for my parents to move on.
May 28, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Approximately 3,012 SDG&E households in La Mesa and Lemon Grove are without power today due to a suspected problem in the overhead electrical system, according to SDG&E. The power went out at 1:47 a.m.
Pack a picnic or fire up the BBQ for your Memorial day mid-day meal, since full power restoration is not expected until around 4 p.m. today, SDG&E indicates.
Update May 28, 2012 with a video news report by Paul Kruz, exclusive to East County Magazine, including interviews with the developer and Councilman Wells:
By Janis Mork and Miriam Raftery
May 23, 2012 (El Cajon)--El Cajon Council drew applause yesterday when by a unanimous decision, Council members rejected a proposal to tear down the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) and build a hotel on the site.
Instead, Council agreed to work with community members and a newly formed ECPAC Foundation to reopen the theater long heralded as a centerpiece of El Cajon's downtown revitalization.
By Miriam Raftery
May 27, 2012 (Mount Helix) – Sipping wine and noshing on chocolate dipped strawberries, a vineyard planting team at Stephanie Young’s Mount Helix home savored a sunset and the camaraderie of friends.
“Our intention is to have 2,000 vines on the mountain,” Young, a member of the newly-formed Mount Helix Wine Growers Association, told ECM at the May 11 planting party. “Our our first meeting, we signed up about 30 members.”
May 27, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – The Banner Fire has burned 5,321 acres and is now 90 percent contained, Cal Fire reports. Full containment of the fire is expected Monday, when acreage estimates are also projected to increase due to more accurate mapping, Roxanne Provaznik at Cal-Fire said.