November 2010 Articles
November 25, 2011 (Lemon Grove)-- Lemon Grove will kick off the Holiday Season with the 14th Annual Community Bonfire, Friday, December 2 from 6--8 p.m. at Civic Center Park. The celebration features games, face painting, laser tag, live music and horse-drawn carriage rides. This family event is free, and features an Open House at the Parsonage Museum and H. Lee House. Free Refreshments are available.
December 7, 2010 (La Mesa) – Former Congressman Duncan Hunter (father of the current Congressman) is the author of a new book, Victory in Iraq: How America Won. He will be signing copies of his book on Saturday, December 18 from 3-6 p.m. at Maxwell’s House of Books at 8285 La Mesa Blvd. in La Mesa.
December 3, 2010 (San Diego) – Two 16-year-olds have been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon following the stabbing of a 22-year-old woman in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood last night around 10:38 p.m. Additional suspects have been identified and are currently being sought by police.
Alpine artist’s work celebrates Tchaikovsky’s homeland and her own Russian heritage
December 3, 2010 (Poway)—Enchanting Russian scenes created by Alpine Artist Catherine Hand, MA, MFA frame Southern California Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker on December 4, at 1:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts, 15498 Espola Road, Poway. Inspired by her mother’s legacy and her own travel in Russia, Hand designed backdrops rich in Russian art and architecture for SCB’s performance. Russian-themed sets are rare among Nutcracker productions.
UPDATE DEC. 2: The council has voted 5-3 to override a veto by the mayor to enact this law. The same members who initially supported the ban voted for the override.
Requires impact study before a Supercenter could be built; mayor may veto measure
November 29, 2010 (San Diego) – Negative TV advertising by Wal-Mart didn’t dissuade members of the San Diego City Council from voting against Wal-Mart. By a 5-3 vote last week, Councilmembers voted to require a neighborhood impact study be conducted before a building permit may be issued for big-box vendors such as Wal-Mart that want to open stores over 90,000 square feet that sell groceries.
December 2, 2010 (Lemon Grove) -- The City of Lemon Grove hosts its annual community holiday bonfire on December 3 from 6-8 p.m. at Civic Center Park, corner of Olive and Church Streets. Rain or shine, this free family-orientated event features live music, horse-drawn wagon rides, free refreshments, game booths, crafts, face painting, and more.
In addition, the Lemon Grove Historical Society will hold its traditional open house at the Parsonage Museum, 3185 Olive, and the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, both in Civic Center Park, on Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m.
December 2, 2010 (Alpine) – Alpine Boulevard transforms into a winter wonderland on December 3, when the town hosts its annual Alpine Village Christmas celebration.
Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m., riding in the 15th annual Parade of Lights. Afterwards, Santa and his helpers will light a holiday tree at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd., and join in a holiday sing-along. Kids and the young in heart are also invited to stay and play in a free mountain of snow, complete with sledding.
“If he did make it out of there, someone must have seen him or knows what happened to him, and we need them to call and tell us.” - Sgt. Don Parker, San Diego Sheriff Department
By Caleb Trainer
December 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) --The blue Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by 16-year-old Mickey James Guidry was found abandoned in the Anza Borrego desert two days after Thanksgiving. That was Thanksgiving a year ago. No one has reported seeing him since.
Store targeted by measure reveals today that it is going out of business
December 1, 2010 (La Mesa) – On December 14 at 4 p.m., La Mesa’s City Council will consider an ordinance proposed by San Diego Stop Puppy Mills. The proposed law would prohibit pet stores from buying dogs from puppy mills and other breeders.
Since February 2009, the group has been protesting against Pet Works in Grossmont Center, alleging that the store sells dogs raised in puppy mills with inhumane conditions. Today, East County Magazine contacted Pet Works and learned that the store plans to shut down.
December 1, 2010 (San Diego)--On any given day, 50 to 75 foster children are waiting for permanent adoptive homes in San Diego County.
A court ceremony in November celebrated the successful adoption of many foster children locally. Those are the lucky ones. Many more children remain in need of a permanent home this holiday season.
November 30, 2010 (Washington D.C.) By a 73-25 vote, the Senate has approved S.510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein voted for the bill, which aims to protect consumers following widespread outbreaks of e-coli and salmonella involving foods such as spinach, eggs, peanut butter. Those outbreaks results in deaths and thousands of illnesses. The bill will next be heard by the House, which is expected to pass the bill and send it to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.
December 1, 2010 (Dulzura) – A semi-truck carrying 39,000 pounds of concrete rolled over last night on Highway 94 west of Dulzura. On person received minor injuries, Cal-Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler reports.
County declared disaster area; top disaster official seeks state disaster declaration--a move that would waive environmental laws
By Miriam Raftery
November 30, 2010 (Escondido) – An Escondido home described by a prosecutor as a “bomb factory” will be burned down to destroy the largest cache of homemade explosives ever found on U.S. soil. Protective barriers will first be erected around the property at 1954 Via Scott.
Ex-inmate and author of I Was...I Am is now an advocate for the formerly incarcerated
By Dennis Moore
November 30, 2010 (San Diego) -- Author Allison "Tammy" Moore will bring her message of hope and redemption to San Diego during the Christmas season, speaking at an Urban League reception as well as to women prisoners at Las Colinas and a church prison ministry group.
Program proves winning formula for algebra students
Story and photos by Tanya Huang
November 29, 2010 (Lakeside) — Lakeside Middle School students' math scores have risen dramatically ever since its teachers incorporated new learning methodologies last summer from GEMDAS® Educational Services, LLC, a company founded by Lora Kermode, a former teacher with vast experience helping at-risk youth in inner-city schools overcome their math phobias.
November 30, 2010 (San Diego) – The Drug Enforcement Agency(DEA)'s Narcotics Task Force in San Diego, in partnership with local law enforcement, seized over 378,243 marijuana plants county-wide in 2010. More than half (294,175) were removed from public lands—including U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management properties utilized by hikers, campers, and other members of the public.
November 30, 2010 (La Mesa)--The next time that third grade teachers of the La Mesa Spring Valley School District need students to look something up in a dictionary – they can. Thanks to the Rotary Club of La Mesa, all third-graders in the District now have dictionaries of their own to keep.
By Sharon Courmousis, Sacred Rocks Reserve
Increase your enjoyment of living
November 30, 2010 (Boulevard)--This is the time of year when we turn our eyes toward celebration. The thesaurus also calls celebration by the words commemoration, festivity, party, gala, observance, and remembrance. Unless a person is a true hermit, it is hard to celebrate by oneself. Some folks have few or far flung families. Some folks feel alone. Others create their own families, their own circle of friends that are like family.
November 30, 2010 (Lemon Grove) – A fire reported shortly after 4 a.m. in the 2000 block of Massachusetts Avenue in Lemon Grove caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to a garage and its contents. . After attempting to douse the blaze with a fire extinguisher, the resident alerted other family members, who evacuated safely.
November 29, 2010 (La Mesa) -- All but one eastbound lane on I-8 at Spring Street have been shut down late tonight due to football-sized rocks spilled by a dump truck, CHP reports. A Sig-Alert has been issued, along with a long-term closure order in order to clean up the debris.
November 29, 2010 (El Cajon)--Grossmont College Music Department will present “Jazz Night,” an evening of Grossmont College students performing a recital of various styles of jazz music, starting at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5, in Room 220 on the Grossmont College campus. The public is invited to attend. Also performing at the event will be Grossmont College Music Dept. co-chair Derek Cannon and Kamau Kenyatta of the Cannon/Kenyatta Project.
November 29, 2010 (Spring Valley) – A mother with two children smelled smoke and discovered her bed on fire this morning. Fortunately, the family as well as two guests all evacuated safely from the duplex apartment, located in the 3100 block of Bernis Court in Spring Valley.
November 29, 2010 (La Mesa)—A Heartland Fire & Rescue engine from La Mesa was driving northbound on Bancroft Drive when crew members smelled a strong odor of natural gas yesterday morning. The fire crew stopped to investigate the smell and determined that there was gas coming from underground at 5033 Bancroft Drive.
November 29, 2010 (El Cajon)--Nominations are now open for the selection of El Cajon's 2010 Citizen of the Year. The City invites all of El Cajon's civic, service and fraternal organizations to nominate a candidate. Nominees will be honored at the Citizen of the Year luncheon to be held on February 14, 2011 at the Community Center.
November 29, 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- While residents in other parts of the country are shoveling snow, and even coastal residents are contending with foggy winter days, here in East County it's been a week to savor some beautiful moments. We hope you'll enjoy a few of the best shots captured by our readers and staff this week in East County!
WHY ARE SOME EAST COUNTY CITIES CHARGING 100 TIMES MORE THAN OTHER LOCAL CITIES FOR COMMERCIAL SOLAR FEES?
East County News Service
High fees violate state law, and discourage rooftop solar, Sierra Club says
November 29, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – The Sierra Club has launched a campaign to urge local municipalities charging exorbitant permit fees for commercial rooftop solar installations to lower those fees to actual cost-recovery levels. A survey by Sierra Club found that fees in San Diego County ranged from a low of $155 to a high of $14,940 for a 131 kw system.
November 29, 2010 (La Mesa)—During La Mesa’s Christmas in the Village holiday celebration on December 10 and 11, the Readers, Inc. bookstore will have numerous authors speaking. Below is a schedule of events.
(November 29, 2010 ) San Diego--Hundreds of DREAM Act students and supporters are expected to light up San Diego County bridges with banners displaying the word “DREAM” and a candlelight vigil during rush-hour on Monday, November, 29, from 5:30—7 p.m.
They are raising awareness for the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) bill, which will come to a vote in Congress as early as Tuesday, November 30. The DREAM Act would provide an opportunity for undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. as babies or children to obtain permanent residency and eventually citizenship.
By Walter Davis
November 29, 2010 (San Diego) --According to a recent CNN report, the number of billionaires in this world had nearly tripled since 2000. With Americans losing their homes in record numbers and the Seventh Fleet headed to waters off the coast of Korea, catastrophe is in the air. Our gridlocked government is unable to respond effectively to the needs of Americans.
Tips and Tricks for Business Success and Growth
By Rama Beerfas
November 1, 2010 (San Diego’s East County) – It’s a sad, sad story and one that I have heard many times: A company spends anywhere from a few hundred dollars for a local tabletop show to tens of thousands of dollars for a national trade show and ends up with little or nothing to show for it – not even a breakeven on expenses.