January 2010 Articles

LUNAR NEW YEAR CONCERT JAN. 21 AT SYCUAN

 

January 13, 2012 (El Cajon) – Ring in the year of the dragon at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon on January 21, where a  Lunar New Year Concert will be held at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.  The two shows will include performances by  Thien Kim, Manh Quynh, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Tien Dung, Tam Doan, Hoai Tam, Viet Huong, Trina Bao Tran, and Pham Thai Tha.

SLATER-PRICE DELIVERS STATE-OF-THE-COUNTY ADDRESS 2010

 

February 14, 2010 (San Diego) – “Now is not the time to run scared. It’s the time to run smart,” Pam Slater-Price, chair of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors said in state-of-the-County speech delivered Thursday at Qualcomm Hall. 

 

EDITORIAL: MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH BIODIESEL

 

"The year in which we were supposed to send U.S. and Russian astronauts to Jupiter began with two death blows to the biodiesel industry."--Tyson Gustus, broken-hearted Jezebel admirer/owner

 

By Tyson Gustus

 

I love my car. I even named her. Jezebel. Jezebel and I go back a long time. (In today's disposable society, seven years is a long time.) The story of Jezebel is a simple one. Back in late 2002, I decided to trade in my Jeep Wrangler for something more fuel-efficient, comfortable, and overall better-to-commute in. I was also in a long distance relationship at the time, so that only amplified all of the above needs.

SIMPLY STEINBECK: PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT FEB, 12-MARCH 17, SPRING VALLEY

 

February 11, 2010 (Spring Valley) -- From his quiet beginnings in the small farming town of Salinas, California, John Steinbeck went on to live a larger-than-life existence. Steinbeck achieved worldwide recognition for his keen observations and powerful descriptions of the human condition. He championed the forgotten and disenfranchised while affirming the strength of the human spirit. Steinbeck drew inspiration from the Salinas Valley, which he immortalized in The Grapes of Wrath and other works, receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.

MARKETING MATTERS: FEATURES VS. BENEFITS – WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS AND GROWTH

By Rama Beerfas

February 10, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – If you’ve ever taken a sales training class, you have probably heard the features vs. benefits marketing approach. I call this technique the WIIFM Factor – What’s in It for Me. When it comes right down to it, when you are stressing the benefits, rather than the features of a particular product or service, you are telling your prospects what is in it for them when they purchase from you.

25 WAYS TO ROMANCE YOUR VALENTINE IN EAST COUNTY

 

February 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Looking for some creative ways to romance the sweetheart on Valentine’s Day weekend? San Diego’s eastern region has many unique options for romance, ranging from free hiking and picnic spots to gourmet dining, upscale resorts and sweetheart spa retreats.

LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS FROM EAST COUNTY

 

 

February 6, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The League of Conservation Voters’ San Diego chapter seeks new board members from the East County area.

 

“Our goal is electing and monitoring public officials relative to their positions on environmental issues,” says  Nikki Symington, board member of the nonpartisan organization. “We need more representation from the East County and meet monthly.”

 

LEASH YOUR FITNESS EXPANDS TO EAST COUNTY: BOOT CAMP CLASSES FOR PEOPLE & DOGS

 

February 5, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)--People with dogs often struggle to find the time to exercise themselves and their dogs.However, at the newly expanded Leash Your Fitness (LYF) boot camp classes for humans and dogs, pet owners can accomplish exercise for both--all at one time.

NEED WORK? HUNTER HOSTS JOB FAIR FEB. 19

 

February 4, 2010 (El Cajon) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) will host a community job fair in conjunction with the East County Career Center on February 19, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Avenue in El Cajon next to the El Cajon Library).  Job applicants are urged to bring your resumes and dress for success.
 

NEW REPORT DETAILS IMMIGRANTS IN OUR REGION

 

February 2, 2010 (San Diego) – A statewide report on immigrants released this week reveals that 23% of residents in San Diego County are immigrants—and nearly half (45%) of those immigrants are citizens. Of all children in the region, 43% have at least one immigrant parent. These and other intriguing findings are based on data collected in the 2005-2007 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

FIRE DESTROYS MOBILE HOME IN VALLEY CENTER

 

February 2, 2010 (Valley Center) Cal Fire responded to a structure fire in Valley Center today at approximately 3:21pm, finding a double wide mobile home fully engulfed in flames. The elderly resident told fire officials that when he returned home, he noticed the house was full of smoke when he opened the front door and a neighbor called 911 on his behalf.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: EAGLES SOAR OVER HIGHLANDERS, 64-55

by Christopher Mohr

February 2, 2010 (La Mesa) - Last Friday's basketball game at Helix High School between the host Highlanders and the visiting Eagles of Granite Hills High School had its share of scoring runs by both teams. The only problem for Helix was that Granite Hills' scoring runs were longer in duration as the Eagles prevailed with a 64-55 win.

NEARLY 100 BIRDS, DOZENS OF MICE DIE AFTER EATING BIRD SEED SOLD AT LOCAL WAL-MART, EAST COUNTY LEADERS REPORT

 

 

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2, 2010 :  The FDA has taken samples to test and launched an official investigation, also pulling seed bags from other local retailers, ECM has learned. In addition, samples have been sent to the manufacturer to test for toxins or contaminants.

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

FREE TAX HELP FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

Many aren’t aware of tax credit that can be claimed, County says

February 1, 2010 (San Diego)--The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) has launched the 2010 Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) campaign, an effort to get more low-income families and individuals to take advantage of the federal government’s largest cash assistance program.

UNDERCOVER OPERATION: 5 SNAGGED IN EL CAJON PROSTITUTION STING

 

February 1, 2010 (El Cajon) – Five women were arrested January 28 in El Cajon on prostitution charges. El Cajon Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover operation targeting individuals involved in prostitution.

 

Upon conviction of prostitution related charges, arrestees may be placed on geographic probation and ordered to refrain from certain activities in specified areas of El Cajon. One of the arrestees, Georgina Garcia (photo), was in violation of these conditions and was also charged with violation of a court order.

CROWD PIGS OUT AT GRAND OPENING OF SMOKIN’ JOES IN SANTEE

 

January 31, 2010 (Santee) – The owner of Smokin’ Joes Barbecue in Santee made a whole-hog effort to please guests at the grand opening of his new restaurant yesterday. After slow-roasting a whole pig on a spit, Joe Jones and his restaurant crew served up succulent results to a hungry crowd lined up for “pig pull” samples.

 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: “THE LOVELY BONES” OVERCOMES ROUGH START, BUOYED BY CONVINCING PERFORMANCES

 

 By Brian Lafferty

January 31, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- The Lovely Bones is a movie that had me sitting on the fence the entire time I was watching it, right down to the end credits. This was a film where it isn’t as easy as yes or no in terms of recommending it and strong arguments can be made from either side.

RAW FOOD PRESENTATION: ABNA HOSTS FEB 18 EVENT AT THE VINES IN ALPINE

 

January 31, 2010 (Alpine) -- Want to get fit and healthy in the New Year? Certified raw culinary chefs Diane Haworth and Michael Varbaek will be guest speakers for the Alpine Business Networking Association (ABNA) on Thursday, February 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Vines Bistro & Wine Bar, 2502 Alpine Boulevard in Alpine. Guests are invited for a raw food presentation and information on healthy eating.
 

EAST COUNTY RV RESORT RECEIVES NATIONAL ARVC “PLAN-IT GREEN AWARD” FOR ECO-FRIENDLY PRACTICES


Sacred Rocks Reserve and RV Park, located at 3,900 feet in the mountains east of San Diego, pledges to become the “Greenest RV Park in America”

EARTHQUAKE RATTLES SAN DIEGO COUNTY

February 1, 2010 – An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale struck off the Baja California coast at 6:19 a.m. The quake’s epicenter was 41 miles southwest of Imperial Beach, at a depth of four miles under the ocean floor, the U.S. Geological Service reports. It was felt throughout San Diego County, including East County, though no reports of damage have been received.

 

CONTROLLED BURN AT MIRAMAR FRIDAY NIGHT

 

January 29, 2010 (Miramar) – If you see smoke near I-15 this evening, don’t panic. Military emergency services crews at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar will be conducted a controlled burn as part of a night-time training operation. The burn, on the base airfield, is slated to start at 6 p.m. and continue for several hours.

 

GROSSMONT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT UNVEILS NEW STATE-OF-THE-ART SCIENCE BUILDING FEB. 1

 

El Cajon Valley High is 1st of 8 East County campuses to get new science buildings through Prop H

 

January 29, 2010 (El Cajon) Say goodbye to portable buildings and science classrooms built during the Eisenhower administration. Grossmont Union High School District ushers in a new era for its East County high schools with opening of the first of eight new state-of-the-art science classroom buildings.

LOCAL DOCTORS DONATE MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR HAITI, SEEK MONEY FOR SHIPPING

 

January 29, 2010 (Mt. Helix) – Dr. Carolle Jean-Murat, founder of Angels For Haiti and Health Through Communications, was among the first to bring food and water to quake victims. Now she has teamed up with other local doctors to obtain thousands of dollars in donated orthopedic supplies. They seek additional supplies--and money to pay shipping costs.

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