September 2010 Articles
July 15, 2011, (Santee) -- Participate in a refreshing morning sprint, or a leisurely jog close to nature around the beautiful Santee Lakes at the annual "Lap the Lakes" 5K fun run on September 25th.
Update 8:30 p.m. - SDG&E has cleared the scene and determined that no carbon monoxide was present. The initial call was for a woman suffering stomach pains, a Heartland Fire dispatcher said. Twelve patients were transported to Grossmont Hospital. It is not yet known what caused the symptoms.
November 26, 2010 (Santee) – Twelve people in a large family are believed to have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning in a home at 9165 Paseo Cresta in Santee tonight. Incident Page Network reports that Sheriff’s officials, emergency medical responders and SDG&E have been summoned to the scene.
October 5, 2010 (Carroll Canyon) – All southbound lanes on I-15 are closed due to a truck carrying a backhoe that struck the Carroll Canyon Bridge at 12:32 p.m. The truck cleared the bridge, but the backhoe struck a beam. After striking the bridge, the backhoe fell off onto a van in a roll-over collision.
October 2, 2010 (San Diego) – Mlitary clean-up and haz-mat specialists have been called to a residence in the 13000 block of Fontanelle Place, where a cargo plane spilled fuel and a fuel hose onto the roof of a residence.
“It’s considered a hazard and the military is handling it,” San Diego Police officer Frank Cali confirmed. The spilled fuel is believed to be from the air show at Miramar Marine Corps Air Base.
Fontanelle Place is located south of Ted Williams Parkway and east of I-15. Click here for a map.
Shelters inundated with lost pets; now you can search online for lost animals
October 1, 2010 (Bonita) -- Thunder and lightning from yesterday’s storms resulted in a flood of stray dogs and cats coming into the County’s three animals shelters. On Thursday, the shelters took in a total of 133 dogs and cats. In comparison, the previous Thursday saw 79 stray dogs and cats brought in. The biggest increase in dogs was at the County’s animal shelter in Bonita, where 50 dogs came in on Thursday.
Jeremy’s on the Hill California-style Bistro
4354 Highway 78 (between Santa Ysabel and Julian)
By the East County Eater
October 1, 2010 (Julian) – Not every Cordon Bleu-trained chef started his career at age ten. Nor does the typical chef run an acclaimed restaurant at age 23 or pedal past mountain lions on his way home from work. But Jeremy Manley has accomplished all of that and more, tempting patrons from all over to savor his creations at Jeremy’s on the Hill, a fine-dining establishment located between Santa Ysabel and the historic gold rush town of Julian.
September 30, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Wild weather created the perfect storm for some spectacular skies over East County during the past couple of days. Here are a few of our favorites.
Scroll down for more amazing images of skies over East County.
POINTS OF CONTROVERSY: SHERIFF DEPUTIES’ TREATMENT OF 3 KIDS JOGGING IN RURAL AREA RAISES COMMUNITY CONCERNS
15-Year-old faces felony arraignment Sept. 28 for carrying hunting knife while jogging in rural area where kids were stalked by mountain lion
East County News Service
“My 12-year-old daughter was put against the car and she was searched by an adult male officer; the kids said they were touching their butts. My son said they put their hands up between their legs. They were crying and they were all shocked…No one in my household has ever been involved in illegal activities.” – Carmen Gomez Villeda Wagner , mother of two children stopped, including a 15-year-old boy charged with a felony
"I would never in a million years say that wearing camouflage clothing constitutes reasonable cause for anything." -- Rebecca Jones, president, Criminal Lawyers Defense Club, San Diego, who questions the legality of the stop made by Sheriff's officers.
“If they were three white children, would it have happened at all? I think it’s racial profiling.” – a concerned mother in the neighborhood who asked that her name not be published.
Whitman denies claim; husband's handwriting on letter revealed today bolsters maid's case. Allegation may be tip of a larger iceberg, Social Security spokesman suggests.
By Miriam Raftery
September 30, 2010 (Sacramento) –Meg Whitman, Republican candidate for Governor, is under increasing fire as evident mounts that she knowingly employed an illegal immigrant and that and her husband ignored a 2003 warning from the Social Security administration that a maid working in their home did not have legal documentation.
September 30, 2010 (El Cajon) – Lawrence “Larry” Hoagland pled not guilty today to rigging his wife’s vehicle with a pipe bomb in an effort to murder her. According to 10 News, authorities found bomb-making evidence on his computer.
A Superior Court judge in El Cajon today denied bail for Hoagland, whose wife was seriously injured after her car exploded near the Rancho San Diego day care center where she works.
September 30, 2010 (Sacramento)-- Governor Schwarzenegger this week signed legislation by Senate Republican Leader Dennis Hollingsworth (R-Murrieta) providing for two free hunting days in California per year. The bill, SB 1179 is similar to the existing two “free fishing” days per year for fishing without a license.
September 30, 2010 (San Diego) – The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for dry lightning across San Diego County through 3 p.m. today, continuing in high desert areas through 11 p.m.
September 30, 2010 (Lakeside) – Lightning struck a transformer on a power pole on Main Street in Lakeside, causing a power outage. Moments later, a second strike ignited a palm tree in the area, an eyewitness has told East County Magazine. Power is now out to about 2,000 customers in Lakeside.
September 29, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – Who won last night’s gubernatorial debate? You decide! Here is a link to the video of the complete debate: http://debate.ucdavis.edu/webcast.html
Held at the University of California, Davis, this was the first of three debates between the candidates vying for California’s top office. The next debate is set for Saturday in Fresno.
Overall, analysts indicate that Whitman stayed on message and remained unruffled. Brown showed flashes of humor and warmth. Each presented their plans for California's future--and landed some zingers as well. Scroll down for highlights and fact checks, or view the full video at the above link.
GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT ANNOUNCES IT MUST BORROW $5 MILLION A MONTH DUE TO STATE BUDGET CRISIS
“The failure to sufficiently accommodate student needs is heartbreaking,” – Chancellor Cindy L Miles
September 30, 2010 (Sacramento) -- The continued lack of a state budget has hit home in the East County as the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District runs short of revenues to make payroll. The September payment owed by the state is one of the largest of the year and its delay has forced the district to borrow $5 million from restricted funds.
By Miriam Raftery
September 30, 2010 (El Cajon ) – Johnney P. Minarick prays perserverance will pay off. He ran for Grossmont Health Care district board in 1998, getting just 4.92% of the vote, and for Grossmont Cuyamaca Community College District’s board in 2000, drawing 18.5%. Now he’s running for Mayor of El Cajon against four other candidates (incumbent Mayor Mark Lewis and challengers John “Mike” Garcia, Todd Moore, and Darris Mroz.)
Minarick says his biggest concern is that “nonbelievers took the Bible out of schools” and belives that kids "need the Bible to learn right from wrong.” As Mayor, he would seek to “bring reading the Bible back into schools again like we used to do when we were kids in Pennsylvania.”
September 29, 2010 (Washington D.C.) - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to stop using all infant sleep positioners.
East County News Service
September 30, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – October marks the anniversaries of the deadly 2003 Cedar Fire and tragic 2007 wildfires. Fire season in San Diego County is year-round, but with the current hot, dry conditions, Heartland Fire & Rescue urges residents to be prepared now for wildfires. The agency has posted two important guides on our fire department website to help you and your family prepare.
September 30, 2010 (Alpine) – “Honoring our Heroes” is the theme of this year’s Alpine Viejas Days Parade this Sunday, October 3rd at 2 p.m. A full day of family-friendly events from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. also include an Alpine Craft and Vendor fair, a Health Fair, as well as opening ceremony at 10 a.m. The Viejas band of the Kumeyaay nation sponsors the day’s events, along with the Alpine Stagecoach Lions Club presenting the parade.
September 28, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa, the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Village Merchants’ Association invite you to La Mesa's annual Oktoberfest celebration in the downtown Village October 1-3. This year's event will feature 400 vendors, two beer gardens, live music, carnival rides, and an estimated 200,000 visitors.
September 29, 2010 (SanDiego’s East County) – Four Hispanic men with guns staged a home invasion robbery at 344 Cardiff Street in the Jamacha/Lomita neighborhood in East County this afternoon. According to officer David Stafford with San Diego Police, the suspects tied up the victim, ransacked his house, and used a motorized drill found at the scene to puncture a hole in the victim’s back.
By Billie Jo Jannen
Firefighters shoot back at border fire
September 29, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) -- A Mexican fire that threatened the border area between Castle Rock and Bell Valley over the weekend was turned back handily at the border fence Sunday night by a line of firefighters armed with a variety of ignition devices.
That’s right—I said ignition devices.
September 29, 2010 (Ramona) – Ramona resident Raul Leyva, 35, pleaded guilty today to five felony counts of owning and training dogs for fighting with other dogs.
100,000 MORE SAN DIEGANS FELL INTO POVERTY OR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP IN 2009; EL CAJON HAS HIGHEST POVERTY RATE IN COUNTY AT 22.4%
30% are economically challenged; 17% of region’s children live below federal poverty line
East County News Service
September 29, 2010 (San Diego) -- More than 100,000 San Diego County residents fell from the middle class into poverty or severe economic hardship in the past two years. The County's highest poverty rate (22.4%) is in El Cajon.
East County News Service
September 29, 2010 (El Cajon) –The German American Societies presents the 39th annual Oktoberfest in El Cajon over the first two weekends of October, the 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th, 2010. Hours of this traditional, family-friendly festival are Fridays from 5:00 to 10:00 PM, Saturdays from noon until 10:00 PM, and Sundays from noon until 9:00 PM.
September 29, 2010 (Bonita) – Last night at about 9:05 p.m. Christina Green left on foot, without her shoes, from the 2900 Block Sylvia Street Bonita. The missing person is at risk, and her mindset fluctuates from that of a five-year-old child to her current age of 30, San Diego's Sheriff Department reports. She has disappeared three times in the last year, and the last time she was located on Briarwood Road, Bonita.
September 29, 2010 (Alpine) – “Alpine is experiencing Auto Burglary and Window Smashes,” Paula Dickenson, USN Ret., crime prevention specialist with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Alpine substation said in release sent to media and area residents. “It's an opportunity for the thief…When it occurs, contact Sheriff's Dispatch, 1-858-565-5200, for our Alpine Deputy to take a report,” she said, also offering tips to protect your vehicle.
September 29, 2010 (Sacramento) – Four San Diego County tribal leaders were presented honors by the California Justice Department’s Office of Native Affairs in Sacramento last week during the 43rd Annual Native American Day.
Local honorees were the Honorable Anthony Brandenburg, Chief Judge of the Intertribal Court of Southern California; Bo Mazzetti, Chairman of the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians; Daniel Tucker, Chairman of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation; and Bill Denke, Chief of Police, Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.
September 27, 2010 (El Cajon ) – Retired after 19 years as an El Cajon police officer, Todd Moore now says he has a new vision for El Cajon. “We need leadership that we can count on to do what is right, to serve the residents of El Cajon," he said, "and to move this community to a place where it thrives…not just survives.”
Public safety is a priority for Moore. “We can not allow our community services to be decimated,” his website states, noting that the Police Department is down 21% in staffing and the Fire Department is facing station closures. “With the passing of Prop J we were told that emergency services would not be cut.”
ON THE SILVER SCREEN: PROPAGANDA FILM MAY HAVE BEEN "UNFINISHED" BUT THE IMAGES STILL TELL OF HORRIFIC DETAIL BEHIND WARSAW GHETTO
By Brian Lafferty
September 28, 2010 (San Diego)--Playing until Friday at the Ken Cinema is A Film Unfinished. The title refers to an uncompleted Nazi propaganda film shot in the Warsaw Ghetto in the early 1940s. The majority of the movie consists of footage from the propaganda film. Director Yael Hersonski isn’t content to just show the film. Behind each shot is a story and the narrator goes into deep, articulative, and informative detail into each of them. Diaries from the overseer of the Ghetto and letters from one of the filmmakers are read.