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GET READY FOR THE NEXT BIG EARTHQUAKE AND SHAKEOUT

 

 

October 8, 2011 (SAn Diego) -- Would San Diego residents survive a major earthquake? They would greatly improve their chances of escaping serious injury or death by taking the safest action: Drop, Cover and Hold On. San Diego County residents have three more weeks to join the nearly eight million Californians, including more than 646,000 people in San Diego County, who have already signed up for the Great California ShakeOut earthquake drill, which will take place at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 or 10:20 on 10/20.


“We are challenging our residents, community and business leaders to register for the ShakeOut drill and make earthquake preparedness part of their emergency plan,” said Chairman Bill Horn, Board of Supervisors. “The Great California ShakeOut drill starts the community thinking about personal preparedness and workplace safety.”
 

MTS ROLLS OUT NEW LOW-FLOOR TROLLEYS WITH IMPROVED ACCESS FOR DISABLED

 

 
October 4, 2011 (San Diego) –Yesterday, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) rolled out  a new model low-floor Trolley. MTS has received the first six of a 57-vehicle order of the new Trolleys. Two of these cars will begin service on the Green Line with the first trip out of Old Town to Santee at 5 a.m. By 2014 the new fleet will operate on the Blue Line in Downtown and South Bay and on the Orange Line in East County.
 

ATTENTION, MILITARY WIVES: CASTING COMPANY IS RECRUITING IN SAN DIEGO

 
  
 
September 30, 2011 (San Diego) – Doron Ofir Casting, the star-making company behind Jersey Shore, Millionaire Matchmaker, and The A-List officially confirms and announces the search for the most fascinating Military Wives of San Diego! Military Wives will prove once and for all that behind every man stands a great woman, none more so than the man in service to his country.
 
 

RISING WATER RATES FORCE CHANGES IN SANTEE LANDSCAPING: COMMUNITY WORKSHOP OCT. 5


September 27, 2011 (Santee) – The City of Santee will hold a community workshop on proposed changes and long-term financial outlook for landscape maintenance zones currently administered by the City. The meeting is set for Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Building 7 at City Hall Complex, 10601 Magnolia Avenue.

 

EL CAJON POLICE TO HOLD FIVE COMMUNITY FORUMS STARTING OCTOBER 5TH

September 29, 2011 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon Police Department will hold five Sector Watch Community Forums starting in October.  Previous meetings have been very well received and will again involve all five sectors in the City. This is a n opportunity for residents to ask Police and other City department representatives questions,  voice any concerns about your neighborhood, or say “thank you” for a job well done.  You can also sign up for a Neighborhood Watch program. All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 

LOCAL GROUP TO DEBATE IDEAS FOR FIXING THE ECONOMY SEPT. 29

 
  
September 26 – On Thursday, September 29, San Diego’s Civilized Conversation Club will hold an open forum titled “To Fix the Economy, We Must…?” The long-time community discussion group meets each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at Filter Coffee House, 4096 30th St. in San Diego (map). According to the club’s leader, David Genser of Poway, Civilized Conversation was formed because “It’s hard to find open, respectful discussions of controversial topics, especially in today’s political climate."

A FRUITFUL VISION: DEMOLITION STARTS SEPT. 22 IN DOWNTOWN LEMON GROVE FOR CREATION OF NEW MAIN STREET PROMENADE


September 18,2011 (Lemon Grove) – The public is invited to witness history on Thursday, Sesptember 22 at 12:30 p.m. City, county and state officials will be on hand to announce details of the Main Street Promenade Redevelopment Project—and watch demolition of vacant buildings near the trolley station.

 

5 SALES, 1 LOCATION: HERITAGE OF THE AMERICAS MUSEUM FUNDRAISERS BENEFIT CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

 
Art, Jewelry, Gems & Minerals, Rummage, and Fossils
 
September 16, 2011 (Rancho San Diego, CA) The Heritage of the Americas Museum, located on the campus of Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, is holding a huge benefit sale to support the Museums programs for local elementary school children. Sales run from now through October 8.

FREE WESTFIELD FAMILY FUN DAY CELEBRATES FALL AND CHANGING SEASONS

 

 

 

September 12, 2011 (Escondido) -- Fall is Here” at Westfield North County shopping center.  For the month of September, the Westfield Family program will feature fall-themed Westfield Family Fun Days, kid and family-friendly activities celebrating the new season, starting September 19.

 

 

FREE HOME CLINIC FOR MILITARY, RESERVISTS & RETIREES SEPT. 10 IN SPRING VALLEY

September 8, 2011 (Spring Valley)--Fleet & Family Support Center in partnership with Housing Opportunities Collaborative, and the San Diego County Library will hold a FREE Home Clinic for active duty military, reservists and retirees. The home clinic will be held on Saturday, September 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the recreation center behind the Spring Valley Library, 836 Kempton Street in Spring Valley.
 
Members of the military and their families face unique financial challenges but also have a variety of financial options available to them.  HUD Approved housing counselors will be on hand to provide members of the military and the general public all possible options in their home ownership situation.

LA MESA AMONG 151 “PLAYFUL CITY USA” COMMUNITIES TO CELEBRATE SEPTEMBER 24

City to host “play day” Sept. 24 during KidsCare Fest at Briercrest Park
 
September 8, 2011 (La Mesa)--For the fourth year in a row La Mesa has earned recognition from the national non-profit KaBOOM! as a 2011 Playful City USA community for its efforts to increase play opportunities for children.
 
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, play is important to healthy brain development and allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Only one in five, or 20%, of US children live within walking distance of a park or playground.
 

FREE HOME CLINIC FOR MILITARY, RESERVISTS & RETIREES SEPT. 10 IN SPRING VALLEY

 

September 8, 2011 (Spring Valley)--Members of the military and their families face unique financial challenges, but also have a variety of financial options available to them whether they are buying a home, renting, refinancing, or fighting to avoid foreclosure.

 

9/11 BLESSING: A HEALING EVENT IN LEMON GROVE

 
 
 
 
 
September 6, 2011 (Lemon Grove) – Spiritual groups in the greater San Diego will host a “9/11 Blessing” healing event on Sunday, September 11 from 2-4 p.m. at the Sun Temple Gardens, 2315 Berry Street in Lemon Grove.  
 
“We will have light refreshments and a simple ceremony that ties with like ceremonies taking place around the world,” said John Falchi, community coordinator with Plan of Action in a Changing Era and SANDIONS, two co-sponsors of the event.  “We hope that you will consider taking part in this movement from fear and anger to love and unity, by joining us that day.”

  

 

 

 

KIWANIS CLUB HOSTS YARD SALE SEPT. 10 IN CAMERON CORNERS

 

The Mountain Empire Kiwanis Club will hold a community yard sale on Saturday, September 10 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at the intersection of Highway 94 and Buckman Springs Road in Cameron Corners.

 

Space rentals are available to community members, such as the Mountain Empire Historical Society, which will be raising funds for the Stone Store Museum.

 

CALLING ALL EVENT PLANNERS: COUNTY HOSTS FORUM ON NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITS & LICENSES SEPT. 8

 

Special Event Procedures Also On Agenda

August 27, 2011 (Alpine)—The Alpine and East County Rural Sheriff’s Stations will host a Community Permit & Licensing Awareness Forum on Thursday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd in Alpine.

 

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED "MOUTH PAINTER" TO TEACH ART CLASSES TO ALVARADO HOSPITAL REHABILITATION PATIENTS

 

 

August 25, 2011 (San Diego) –  Robert Thome, an internationally acclaimed mouth painter, will be teaching Alvarado Hospital rehabilitation patients/former patients how to use art as a therapeutic tool on Friday, Aug. 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

 
 

HAPPY HOUR FOR YOU AND YOUR DOG AUG. 31


Looking for a cool place to chill out with your dog? Andiamo’s Ristorante Italiano & Bar in Tierrasanta will host “K9s & Frozen Cocktails” on Wednesday, August 31 for customers and their canine companions. Patio doors open at 5 p.m.

 

Andiano’s is located at 5950 Santo Road, San Diego 92124. For more information, visit www.andiamo-ristorante.com
 

REPORTERS, LAW ENFORCEMENT RECALL 9/11 FOR ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM SEPT. 8 AT 10 NEWS

 

 

 

August 17, 2011 (San Diego) -- The Society of Professional Journalists will mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a program looking back at coverage of what was one of the most important news events in recent history.

RARE VIEW OF AURORA BOREALIS (NORTHERN LIGHTS) TONIGHT IN EAST COUNTY & ALONG WEST COAST

August 5, 2011 (Borrego) – Famed stargazing columnist/expert Dennis Mammana informs ECM that the aurora borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, may be visible tonight on the West Coast starting around 9:45 p.m.(View the "aurora webcam" in Alaska here)

“Sky watchers in Europe are getting one whale of an auroral display right now,” Mammana wrote at 3:45 today, adding that viewing will be best and high and middle latitudes, though the spectacular sky show is also expected to be visible at low latitudes.

WANT TO BE A FIREFIGHTER? RESERVE APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH AUG. 12

August 2, 2011 (El Cajon)--Heartland Fire & Rescue is  accepting applications for the "reserve" portion of the Heartland Fire Academy now through August 12th. Applications will be accepted Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at 100 E. Lexington Ave. in El Cajon.

 

DIG THIS: ARCHAEOLOGY & OTHER VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN CLEVELAND NATIONAL FOREST


July 31, 2011 (Cleveland National Forest) – On Saturday, August 13, the San Diego Archaeological Center will host a presentation on volunteer opportunities including the Cleveland National Forest heritage program, “Passport in Time.” The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the San Diego Archaeological Center, 16666 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido.

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