May 19, 2016 (Washington D.C.) - The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has left the high court split 4-4 among conservative and liberal to moderate justices. The Republican-controlled Senate has refused to hold hearings on President Barack Obama’s nominee, Merrick Garland, a judicial moderate—or any other Obama nominee during the president’s remaining time in office.
May 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Strong wind are blowing into our region as a storm system approaches. Driving may be difficult in the mountains and deserts, particularly for high profile vehicles. Gusts of up to 45 to 60 miles an hour are possible along desert slopes, passes and canyons Thursday and Friday.
May 18, 2016 (La Mesa) – Crime Stoppers is offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of a couple caught on surveillance video at the Amaya Drive trolley station in la Mesa on March 28th. They are suspected of using a credit card stolen from an unlocked parked car in Encinitas the night before.
May 18, 2016 (El Cajon) - A busy academic year highlighted by new leadership at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges culminates with commencement ceremonies June 1 and 2, where more than 4,200 degrees and certificates will be awarded.
May 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell warned Tuesday that the Sierra snowpacks are melting “faster than we have ever seen.” Despite El Niño rains, he predicts, “We anticipate a very active fire season in California.”
By Helen Ofield, President, Lemon Grove Historical Society
May 18, 2016 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove Historical Society takes great pleasure in announcing five winners in its 2016 Bobby Carroll 8th Grade History Essay Competition. All are from Lemon Grove Academy for the Sciences and Humanities and were mentored by History teacher, Frank Wulftange. The topic was "Achieving Virtue and Freedom in a Democratic Republic Form of Government."
May 17, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres returned home to start a three-game homestand against the NL West rival San Francisco Giants. Madison Bumgarner started for the Giants against Colin Rea, so that pretty much gives you an idea of how this game was going to go.
May 17, 2016 (San Diego) - Zach Mettenberger was released by the Tennessee Titans two days ago. Always in need of a backup quarterback, the Chargers pounced on the opportunity with their second priority waiver claim.
May 17, 2016 (Lemon Grove) -- San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Lemon Grove Sheriff's Substation want the public's help in identifying and locating those responsible for stealing 43 laptops from San Miguel Elementary School April 27th or 28th.
May 17, 2016 (La Mesa) - La Mesa Historical Society has partnered with the Rotary Club of La Mesa in celebrating the unique and inspiring history of La Mesa with the installment of eleven new photo plaques spread throughout the downtown "village". The photo plaques are part of an effort to educate the community and its visitors of the rich La Mesa history.
Attackers use compromising information to force victims to engage in sexual activity online
East County News Service
May 17, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch urging the Department of Justice to begin specifically tracking criminal offenses involving acts of sexual extortion, or "sextortion."
Photo: Senator Lara and Kevin Mattson, Board Chair of Health Center Partners and President and CEO of San Ysidro Health Center, the host of Friday’s press conference. They are pictured with several kids impacted by this law.
May 17, 2016 (San Diego) -- Effectively today under the “Health for All Kids” law, an estimated 185,000 undocumented California children are now eligible for healthcare coverage through expansion of Medi-Cal.
May 17, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:
May 16, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:
May 16, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) --Prom and graduation season is here again. You want to make sure you graduate ‘with’ your class! Unfortunately, these happy occasions sometimes involve underage drinking which can result in tragedy.. It is therefore critical that parents keep the lines of communication open when it comes to talking to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving.
May 16, 2016 (El Cajon) – Pope Francis has named an interim replacement for the Chaldean Catholic Diocese of San Diego after the resignation of former Bishop Sarhad Jammo. Bishop Jammo drew controversy for his efforts to prevent local priests from being sent back to Iraq, where their lives would be in danger due to ISIS attacks on clerics.
May 16, 2016 (Alpine) -- In celebrating of hemp history week, a Hemp Road Trip bus will be rolling out in East County on Monday June 6th from 12 noon to 2 p.m. In partnership with Mountain Hempire in Alpine (2535 Alpine Blvd.).
May 16, 2016 (Lakeside) - Lakeside’s River Park Conservancy in Lakeside (12108 Industry Road) will host its second annual Boars and Brew on Saturday, June 18th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You’re invited to sip and stroll along the banks of the San Diego River at this event, which drew over 600 guests last year and also includes tasty foods.
Photo: Jackson Cummings of Stanford gets pushed out of bounds by Jimmy Pruitt in the second quarter of a game at Stanford Stadium on August 31, 2012 in Palo Alto, California. (Source: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images North America)
May 16, 2016 (New Orleans) - Talk about a change of scenery. Jimmy Pruitt has gone from the small town of La Mesa to the campus of San Jose State and now, he's going to the Big Easy.
May 16, 2016 (Ramona) – The Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural project has already brought seven beautiful murals commemorating Ramona’s history to this town nestled in the mountains of San Diego’s East County. Soon, two more murals of epic significance will be on display, thanks to a recent vote by Ramona’s Design Review Board approving the projects.
May 16, 2016 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – A Honda Civic belonging to a missing Buena Park man, Jonathan Barmaki, has been found by Border Patrol agents on Old Highway 80 near a welcome sign to Jacumba Hot Springs on May 9th. Agents found Barmaki's cherished 15-year-old dog, Andy, dead inside the vehicle.
The vehicle was not out of gas and Barmaki’s wallet and keys were missing, though his cell phone, along with dog food and a dog bowl, were left in the car. The car windows were rolled up and footsteps from the vehicle led 70 feet to a border fence 25 feet high. Authorities are investigating the disappearance as"suspicious,"10 News reports.
Photo: seniors catch the ceremonial first pitch from their moms on Senior Day.
May 15, 2016 (San Diego) - The Aztec baseball team looked to end their home season on a strong note on Senior Day and boy, did they ever. Cody Thompson started on the hill for SDSU against Nick Biancalana for Air Force.
May 15, 2016 (El Cajon) - Saturday, May 21st is the day to mark your calendar this year. The annual America on Main Street in El Cajon is back. This year’s theme is “The Beach Comes East” and admission is free. You can bring the entire family to this friendly, safe event and enjoy hours of good old-fashioned, wholesome fun. I’m quite sure you won’t be disappointed.
May 15, 2016 (San Diego) -The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in San Diego’s 8th Annual International Documentary Film Seriescontinues May 16, and 23, screening three compelling documentary films that shed light on what life is like for refugees around the world. Plus, each film will be followed by Q&A with a guest speaker who has relevant firsthand experience providing humanitarian response to conflict and disaster. See flyer on the website for schedule and details.