March 2015 Articles

LA MESA CHAMBER HOSTS "SPRING FLING BUSINESS EXPO" APRIL 29

 

April 20, 2015 (La Mesa)-- On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to join a unique evening and opportunity to meet some of the local businesses within the community. The “Spring Fling - Business Expo” is a new event that has been requested by local businesses to provide them an opportunity to showcase their goods and services.

FRIENDS OF EAST COUNTY OFFERS "SPECTACULAR" GARDEN TOUR APRIL 25

 

April 5, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--Friends of East County Arts, Inc. presents its 20th Annual Garden Tour on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm.

MIND DIET CUTS ALZHEIMER'S RISK IN HALF, NEW STUDY FINDS

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--What if you could cut your risk of Alzheimer’s disease in half – just by eating certain foods?   That’s exactly what a new study concludes, done by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

10TH ANNUAL DUNCAN L. HUNTER WOUNDED MARINE GOLF CLASSIC MAY 4 AT COTTONWOOD

 

April 3, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)- - For the10th year, golfers will gather to support needs of wounded Army, Navy and Marine Corps  personnel  in the Naval Medical Center San Diego.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS APRIL 1 - 22

 

April 1, 2015, 2015 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes egg-stravaganzas, an Easter bunny train and a harmonica festival.

We’ll also have a preview of coming attractions including a baroque music concert at Cuyamaca College, the Taste of Julian country culinary tour, the world famous Romeros brothers performing classical guitar music, and a Flash Jam featuring hundreds of musicians playing old-time fiddle music across the town of Julian.

BAJA FARM WORKERS ON STRIKE

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 31, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Farm workers in the Valley of San Quintin in Baja California, Mexico staged a strike last week, including many Native Americans protesting low pay and deplorable working conditions.

REVIEW: PETER PAN, BROADWAY'S TIMELESS MUSICAL

 

By Kathy Carpenter, Associate and Youth Reviewer, SDTheatreReviews

Presented by Young Actors' Theatre at the Encore Theatre in Spring Valley March 20-29

March 31, 2015 (Spring Valley) - Neverland the place where we don't have to grow up. Many adults wish they could go back to this imaginary time of their life. For a couple of hours you can visit this fanciful place with Indians, pirates, fairies and lost boys looking for the mother they never knew.

LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS

 

Officers to offer full service---pumping gas and washing windows

Photo credit: Nita Jatar Kulkarni

March 31, 2015 (El Cajon)--The El Cajon Police Department, along with other law enforcement agencies, is helping to launch a two month “Icon” promotion across Southern Californian on behalf of the Special Olympics.

SDG&E USE OF DRONES APPROVED BY FDA

 

East County News Service

March 31, 2015(San Diego) – SDG&E has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use unmanned drones to conduct aerial inspections of its gas and electrical facilities in rural East County.

FIVE CHOICES DREAM DRAWING TO BENEFIT HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM

 

March 31, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)--In conjunction with the Spring Garden Festival at Cuyamaca College, the Heritage of the Americas Museum holds a very special drawing each year,  the "Five-Choices Dream Drawing."  The drawing will take place at the museum on Saturday, April 25, at 2:00 p.m.  The prizes represent the four wings of the Museum:  Natural History, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Art, ranging from pre-Columbian artifacts to a carved amethyst and quartz swan.

SAVOR A TASTE OF JULIAN APRIL 11

 

April 9, 2015 (Julian) - Julian, San Diego’s historic gold community, hosts A Taste of Julian on April 11th from 1 to 5 p.m.   This rural dining adventure features a self-guided culinary tour of restaurants, wineries and breweries.

BUS OUT OF CONTROL: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICIES FLATTEN LIFE, CULTURE.

 
They Got This Great Idea of Putting Panels in the Desert and it Just Doesn't Work. Too Idealistic, Too Fast, Say's ECOreport founder Roy Hales.
 
By Robert Lundahl
 
Photo Credit: Sunrise Powerlink, "Who are My People?" Robert Lundahl
 
Roy L Hales is the founder of the environmental journalism web platform, The ECOreport.com. He has interviewed hundreds of environmental leaders in Government, Business, and Non-Profit spheres.He likes to get a picture also of what journalists are saying, and so he researches the field itself. Here, Roy shares his thoughts about industrial renewable energy facilities and their impacts in the Mojave Desert and beyond.

PARTY WITH THE PRESS! MARCH 31 AT SAN PASQUAL WINERY AS WE UNVEIL OUR LA MESA LIVING SPECIAL SECTION

 

 

 

East County Magazine invites you to join us for a night of wine tasting, wonderful food, spirited merrymaking, plus a sneak preview of our special La Mesa community news section! 

Join the festivities on Tuesday, March 31st from 5:30 to 7:30 at the San Pasqual Winery & Gallery Tasting Room, 8364 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa. Limited space - reserve now to enjoy:

 

  • Delicious foods from Tiramisu Trattoria, Bo Beau's and Grove Pastry Shop
  • Unveiling of Mesa Community special section on www.EastCountyMagazine.org!
  • Live music by “one man band” Paul Nichols
  • Tell us what you’d like to see covered in La Mesa
  • Learn about opportunities to “be the media”
  • Hear about opportunities for your business or organization
  • Plenty of prizes and surprises!

WHY IS CPUC PAYING $882 AN HOUR FOR PEEVEY'S CRIMINAL DEFENSE?

 

State’s own defense lawyers could do the job for $30 to $65 an hour

By Miriam Raftery

March 30, 2015 (San Diego)—As we reported last week, the California Public Utilities Commission’s Chairman, Michael Picker, unilaterally authorized the PUC to pay a criminal defense firm to mount a defense for the PUC’s former chairman, Michael Peevey and others  who are the targets of both state and federal investigations. Picker initially authored $49,000 and then bumped it up to $5.2 million – a 100-fold increase.

FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS CHARGED WITH STEALING DIGITAL CURRENCY

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 30, 2015 (Washington D.C.) - Two federal officials assigned to probe a black market in digital currency are accused of becoming black marketers themselves—allegedly stealing bitcoins from Silk Road, the company they were investigating.

HOLY COW: ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA HAVE GONE AIRBORNE FROM CATTLE YARDS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 30, 2015 (San Diego’s East County) - Time Magazine reports that a new study has found antibiotic-resistant bacteria from cattle yards in Texas have become airborne—meaning they could spread to people.

NESTLE BOTTLES CA WATER EVEN AS NEIGHBORS' WELLS RUN DRY

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 29, 2015 (Sacramento)—The Courage Campaign has mounted a campaign asking the state to stop Nestlé from bottling scarce California water during the drought and selling it out of state for profit. The activist group has an online petition asking the state to intervene.  Nestle’s operations are impacting public, private and tribal water supplies.

JAMUL ADDS PARAMEDICS TO FIRE ENGINES

 

East County News Service

March 30, 2015 (Jamul)—Jamul’s Fire Station now has paramedics on every fire engine.  Starting in mid-March, Jamul has had three paramedics to provide advanced life support services that emergency medical technicians can’t provide—such as administering IV medications and defibrillation of heart attack patients.

SOLAR POWER PROLIFERATES IN SAN DIEGO

 

By Leon Thompson

March 30, 2015 - (San Diego) - Dan Jacobson, Program Director for Environment California states,“San Diego is one of the country’s brightest stars when it comes to solar power.”

The results of a study done by the Environment California Research & Policy Center found San Diego ranks second in the nation overall in solar photovoltaic installations and fourth in the amount of megawatts of solar power generated per capita.

TAKE OUR POLL: SHOULD AMBULANCE RESPONSE TIMES IN EAST COUNTY BE IMPROVED?

 

March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--San Diego County only requires that ambulances response within 30 minutes in rural areas, unlike urban areas where the limit is 10 minutes. The American Heart Association reports that brain death and permanent death start to occur in 4–6 minutes after someone experiences cardiac arrest.  The County's response time requirements are far too long for a heart attack patient to survive without brain damage. In addition, these times mean it sometimes takes more than the "golden hour" to reach a hospital following a trauma, stroke or other medical emergency, the time frame that medical experts recommend for saving lives. 

Take our Poll:  Should San Diego County require faster ambulance response than the 30 minutes currently required in rural areas?

Vote here: http://eastcountymagazine.org/poll/should-county-require-faster-ambulanc...

LEMON GROVE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT

 

East County News Service

March 28, 2015 (Lemon Grove) – An after-school assistant at Lemon Grove Academy was arrested Wednesday after she began acting bizarrely and barricaded herself in a classroom along with several children from 1st through 7th grade.

ASSEMBLYWOMAN LORENA GONZALEZ RECEIVES CESAR CHAVEZ FOUNDATION'S LEGACY AWARD

 

Honored for Long Record Supporting Immigrants and Working Families

East County News Service

March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--  Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, a San Diego Democrat, was honored Thursday night with the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Legacy Award for her career supporting immigrants and working families. In commemoration of Cesar Chavez Day, the awards are presented to those who exemplify excellence and unparalleled commitment to community empowerment and advocacy.

SAINT JUNIPERO SERRA?

 

By Leon Thompson, host of East County Magazine’s Tribal Beat on KNSJ Radio

March 30, 2015 – (Vatican City) – Pope Francis, on a flight to Rome, declared to reporters, “In September, God willing, I will canonize Junipero Serra in the United States.”

In other words, the Pope intends to make Junipero Serra a Roman Catholic saint.   However Junipero Serra is no Saint to indigenous people.

EXPLORE MISSION TRAILS DAY: FREE FAMILY FUN MAY 16 AT MISSION TRAILS

 

March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--Connecting with Nature is the theme of the 2015 Explore Mission Trails Day at Mission Trails Regional Park on  Saturday, May 16th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This popular event features free guided nature walks, talks and programs throughout the park, including live animals and special programs for children from pony rides to a climbing wall.

"THROUGH OUR EYES" ART EXHIBIT AT MISSION TRAILS MARCH 28 - APRIL 24

 

East County News Service

March 29, 2015 (San Diego)--The Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation is pleased to present an exhibition featuring Vicky DeLong - Ceramic Art and Michelle Gonzalez - Acrylic and Watercolor paintings.

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