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DRIVER SENTENCED IN FATAL CRASH THAT KILLED RAMONA MOTHER BRIDGETTE HALE


MADD JOINS FAMILY'S EFFORT TO CHANGE LAW, REQUIRE DRUG-TESTING IN FATALITY ACCIDENTS

November 12, 2010 (El Cajon) – John Holsheimer has been sentenced to a maximum of 300 days in jail, five years probation, and 320 hours of community service for killing Bridgette Hale, mother of an infant son, in a head-on collision January 24th on Highway 67. Holsheimer must also undergo 90 days of drug rehab at his own expense, pay $4,700 in restitution costs to the court, and is prohibited from coming within 100 feet of a casino for the rest of his life.

DRIVER, 19, SENTENCED IN FATAL HEAD-ON COLLISION NEAR STEELE CANYON


November 12, 2010 (El Cajon)—Baseball player Andrew Bellati, 19, pled guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter in a head-on collision January 22 that killed David Norman Reid, 50, and injured three others. Yesterday, a judge sentenced Bellati to five years of probation and eight months in custody, with credit for three months time that he has already served.

LAKESIDE FIREFIGHTERS DOUSE CAR FIRE

 

November 12, 2010 (Lakeside)--The Engine 3 crew from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) responded to a vehicle fire in the 13000 block of Highway 8 Business Wednesday night. Engineer Chris Downing had little trouble finding the location of the fire as it was putting up a large, black smoke column visible from a distance. Luckily, the vehicle's driver had stopped in the middle of a parking lot with no other vehicles or structures in close proximity, Lakeside Fire reports.

VETERAN’S DAY TRIBUTE: NAVAL PILOT HONORED AT CRASH SITE IN LAKESIDE

 

On a dark, cloudy night in 1961, Lt. J.G. Thomas Allen Ryan, 23, crashed a Navy jet fighter plane onto a mountainside in Lakeside. Four decades later, a group of Lakeside residents hiked to the crash site to pay homage to the military pilot’s memory.

 

By Betty McMillen

 

November 11, 2010 (Lakeside)--A Lakeside hiking group celebrated Veterans Day in an unique way recently. Dennis Richardson led his hiking group over rocks, through brush, over boulders and up, up a mountain to the site of an old military airplane crash site.  Scroll down for the full story, plus view a video of the event by Billy Ortiz. 

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT BOARD SEEKS TO HEAL RIFT

Board rejects Jim Stieringer’s application for district staff job. Now Stieringer, who retired Friday, asks for his Board seat back--but his future remains in limbo

November 11, 2010 (La Mesa)—Grossmont Healthcare District Board member Jim Stieringer resigned  Friday “in order to be considered for appointment to the Project Liaison Monitor position,” he stated in a letter to Board President Gloria Chadwick. But after questions arose about the propriety and legality of such a move, Stieringer’s application for the $60,000 job was rejected by the Board after a closed-door meeting.   He now wants his $6,000 a year Board seat back.  But the Board and its legal counsel have yet to determine whether or not it can or will comply.

ATTENTION, VETERANS: LIBRARY WANTS YOUR STORIES--& HAS HELPFUL RESOURCES FOR VETS

November 11, 2010 (San Diego)--San Diego County Library is honoring veterans throughout the month of November. Veterans are  encouraged to utilize dozens of online resources featured on www.sdcl.org/veterans-resources.  The Library also invites vets to submit photos and tell their story to the People’s Post online or at designated libraries, including two in East County.

EAST COUNTY VIDEO ADVENTURE: REDISCOVERING LOS COCHES CREEK DAM--AND A TOWERING HIDDEN WATERFALL

 By Billy Ortiz
Adventurist/Historian

November 11, 2010 (Lakeside) – This  video adventure  reveals an exciting discovery in my search for East County history. Reading about the history of the Lakeside Inn, I discovered that the innkeepers needed a water source, so a dam was built on Los Coches Creek back during pioneering days in the 1800s. An old black and white photograph of the dam captured my imagination.

 

I’d assumed that when the flood channel was built in the 1880s, the dam may have been destroyed. So I was excited when Pam Wilmers, a friend, told me a story of riding her horse to a waterfall back in the 1970's. I just had to take a look.

RESCUE TASK FORCE MOUNTS RELIEF EFFORT FOR CHOLERA VICTIMS IN HAITI

 

November 11, 2010 (El Cajon) – Rescue Task Force, a nonprofit organization founded in El Cajon, and World Emergency Relief of Carlsbad are sending relief to victims of the cholera outbreak in Haiti. More donations are sought as the death toll rises. More than 724 people have died since the outbreak began in October, and more than 11,000 have been infected. A thousand new cases a week are being reported, according to BBC news.

CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT AT HOOLEYS NOV. 23

Benefits East County Toy and Food Drive

November 11, 2010 (La Mesa)--The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and Viejas Band of the Kumeyaay Nation invite you to a night of “blues and brews” during Celebrity Waiter Night at Hooleys. The event takes place Tuesday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill in Grossmont Center, La Mesa. All tips and donations will benefit the East County Toy and Food Drive, serving needy children and their families this holiday season.

CELEBRITY WAITER NIGHT AT HOOLEYS NOV. 23


Proceeds benefit East County Toy & Food Drive


November 11, 2010 (La Mesa) – The San Diego East County Chamber of commerce invites you to a night of “blues and brews” during Celebrity Waiter Night at Hooleys. The event takes place Tuesday, November 23 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Hooleys Irish Pub & Grill in Grossmont Center, La Mesa. All tips and donations will benefit the East County Toy and Food Drive, serving needy children and their families this holiday season.

BARONA CHEFS SERVE UP A CORNUCOPIA OF THANKSGIVING FEASTS

 

 

November 11, 2010 (Lakeside)--This Thanksgiving, Barona Resort and Casino’s chefs are preparing a delectable spread at several of their restaurants.

 

From the upscale Barona Steakhouse to a cornucopia of variety at the Seasons Fresh Buffet , as well as the casual ambience at Sage Café with views of Barona Creek golf course and the Barona Valley, you'll find savory holiday choices to fit every budget while enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving Meal.

DOLLAR-WISE DIVAS: YOU EARNED IT-- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF VETERAN’S DAY FREEBIES!

 

“We can’t all be heroes. Some of us have to stand on the curb and clap as they go by.” --Will Rogers

 

 By Nancy and Dawn Clement

November 5, 2010 (San Diego) - Today’s column is dedicated to our military in East County, and to active duty military and veterans worldwide--especially Dollar-wise Divas’ good friend Katie R. who is serving in Kabul, Afghanistan. Thank you for your service to our country. 

JROTC HONORS OUR VETERANS

 

On Wednesday, November 10, the Mount Miguel High School JROTC held its 21st Annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony. More than 175 JROTC Cadets participated in the ceremony honoring all military personnel who have served our country throughout history.

EL CAJON SALUTES OUR VETERANS

 

November 11, 2010 (El Cajon) – In honor of Veterans Day on November 11th, Supervisor Dianne Jacob will join the El Cajon Flag Committee for a flag display by Boy Scouts of America at 9:30 a.m. Congressman Duncan D. Hunter will also make an appearance at 5:30 p.m.

CSU TRUSTEES VOTE TO HIKE STUDENT FEES --AGAIN

 

"Increasing the cost of attending a CSU or UC translates to more money from the pockets of students already struggling with multiple jobs and heavy class loads.” -- Assemblyman Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove)

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 10, 2010 (Sacramento) - California State University trustees today approved a two-step tuition increase that will raise fees by 15.5 percent over the next year. Tuition for students at CSU's 23 campuses, including San Diego State University and CSU San Marcos, will rise 5 percent in January and another 10 percent in the fall, a total of $4,884. Average fees at each campus add an additional $950--for a whopping $5,834 total hike that students must pay.

HOOKED ON BAJA WILL LURE YOU SOUTH OF THE BORDER

 

Hooked On Baja, By Tom Gatch, (The Countryman Press, Woodstock, Vermont, 2007, 206 pages.)

 

Book Review: By Dennis Moore

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego) -- Tom Gatch, who has built a solid reputation as one of the foremost writers and photographers focusing on outdoor and recreational topics in Southern California and the Baja Peninsula, has written the definitive book on where and how to fish Mexico’s legendary waters, Hooked On Baja.

FBI SEEKS PUBLIC HELP TO FIND “OPERATION ECLIPSE” FUGITIVE IN EAST COUNTY DRUG RING

 

November 11, 2010 (San Diego’s East County)--FBI and the East County Regional Gang Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance to find and arrest Manuel Vera, age 37, of Chula Vista, California. Vera is wanted on federal drug charges related to a methamphetamine distribution ring in East County.

EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. HOSTS COMMUNITY FORUM NOV. 13

 

 

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon)--The El Cajon Police Department invtes all City of El Cajon residents to a family friendly meeting to discuss issues facing our community. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Police Department, as well as other City services. This  presentation will be held on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E Douglas Avenue in El Cajon.

ALL ABOARD! NORTH POLE EXPRESS CHRISTMAS TRAIN RIDES BEGIN NOV. 26

 

November 10, 2010 (Campo) -- In association with Santa Claus, the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo announces the sixth annual North Pole Limited Christmas Trains. Rides begin Thanksgiving weekend on November 26 and run through December 18.

FRIENDS OF EAST COUNTY ARTS CELEBRATES ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA DEC. 9

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon)—You’re invited to begin the holiday season with the warmth of friendship at Friends of East County Arts’ Annual Holiday Tea on Thursday December 9 the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 East Douglas Avenue, El Cajon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m.

 

This year’s event promises participants a stimulating afternoon of delicious tea and sandwiches, entertainment, a silent auction and raffle prizes. Entertainment will be provided by rising new vocalists Jody Bagley and Christy Phares, with accompaniment by Sally Brumfield.

PARTY PLEASER: LA FIESTA CEVICHE


Recipe courtesy of Chef Raul Delgadillo; originally published in Hooked on Baja by Tom Gatch

November 10, 2010 (San Diego)--Mexico is surrounded by the sea, so it is easy to understand why seafood plays such an important role in la cocina Mexicana. One of the most popular appetizers is ceviche. Almost every coastal state has its own rendition of this mixture of raw shrimp, fish or scallops, which naturally ‘cooks’ itself in fresh citrus juice. This particular recipe is a specialty of Executive Chef Raul Delgadillo at La Fiesta, a popular restaurant in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter, and is typical of the version served in Acapulco.

WINTER TREAT: SCALLOP CEVICHE

 

Recipe courtesy of Tom Gatch, author of Hooked on Baja

 

November 10, 2010 (San Diego) -- During the winter months, there always seem to be an abundance of those tasty little bay scallops on the market. While they are a bit too small to cook individually, bay scallops are generally used effectively in appetizers, pastas and perhaps most deliciously, in Mexican-style ceviche. Here’s a simple recipe that is bound to get your guests smacking their lips!

SATURDAY NIGHT FIGHT: VIEJAS CASINO TO BROADCAST PACQUIAO-MARGARITO


WBC Championship Title Fight

 

 November 11, 2010 (Alpine) – Viejas Casino will be airing a live broadcast of the WBC championship title fight featuring Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Antonio “The Tijuana Tornado” Margarito on Saturday, November 13. The highly-anticipated 12-round super welterweight championship fight will be broadcast live starting at 6 p.m. from Dallas Stadium, where a crowd of 70,000 is expected.

WENDY STEWART NAMED NEW GROSSMONT COLLEGE DEAN


Former Miramar College administrator will head counseling, enrollment services

 

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon)-- Outside of her professional career in higher education, Wendy Stewart is a self-taught songwriter and musician who dreams of turning on the radio one day to hear one of her pieces being performed by a famous recording artist.

WASTE MANAGEMENT ELIMINATES EAST COUNTY’S PAPER TRAIL ON AMERICA RECYCLES DAY NOV. 15


East County Residential Customers Invited to Drop-Off Documents for Free Shredding

 

November 10, 2010 (El Cajon) – On November 15, Waste Management of San Diego will help to eliminate East County’s paper trail with a complimentary document shredding service in celebration of America Recycles Day.

THANKSGIVING DAY GOLF TOURNAMENT AT COTTONWOOD

November 10, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – Score a birdie this Thanksgiving Day—and no, we’re not talking about a turkey on the table.

 

Cottonwood Golf Course in the Rancho San Diego area of El Cajon is serving up a Thanksgiving Day Shotgun Golf Tournament—complete with buffet breakfast on the lake, green fee and cart for $49.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK FEAST AT SACRED ROCKS RESERVE

By Miriam Raftery

Savor stargazing, a nature scavenger hunt, community bonfire and the bounties of nature—or cozy up to watch football in the clubhouse
 

November 11, 2010 (Boulevard, California) -- Sacred Rocks Reserve owners Dimitri and Sharon Courmousis invite you to celebrate at their annual Thanksgiving Family Potluck Feast. “Thanksgiving is all about family and being grateful for the simple, good things in your life,” says Sharon Courmousis. “There’s no better place to connect with family than in nature, where there are few distractions.” 

FOOD FOR LIFE: FREE RAW FOODS WORKSHOP NOV. 13 IN ALPINE

 

by Cindy Douglas

Cindy Douglas, a certified raw foods educator from Whole Raw Food Now (www.wholerawfoodnow.com), will host a free workshop on raw foods November 13 from 1-3 p.m. in Alpine.  The even will feature cooking tips, the latest science, and free smoothie samples.

November 10, 2010 (Alpine)--So much of our focus on food is guided by products that are quick, easy, and advertised as nutritious and delicious. Unfortunately, our focus is often not based on what science has revealed are the most critical types of food to provide sustainable energy and healing for the human body. If we were paying attention to the science behind the food we ate, we would definitely be eating less processed and cooked food--and consuming more whole, raw, plant-based food.

CHAMBER MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA: NOV. 13 IN ALPINE

 

November 9, 2010 (Alpine)  Artists perform in period costumes and even guests are invited to attend in historical fashions at the Chamber Music Extravaganza on November 13 at 4 p.m. at Christ the King Episcopal Church, 1460 Midway Drive in Alpine.

 

Enjoy the music of Mozart, Brahams, & Schumann directed by Sylvia Lorraine Hartman,featuring the Alpine Chamber Players Piano Quartet with cello, vocal and flute solos, and the Christ the King Singers.

VIEJAS KICKS OFF HOLIDAY SEASON WITH TREE-LIGHTING FRIDAY--& SKATING AT LARGEST OUTDOOR ICE RINK IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Viejas Outlets Center transforms into a winter wonderland with ice skating, Midnight Madness shopping, holiday tree lighting and more
 

SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2010 – The Viejas Outlets Center officially kicks off the holiday season this weekend with a holiday tree lighting ceremony on Friday at 6 p.m. in the park area, followed by premiere of the Legend of the Ice Princess show at 7:30 p.m. in the show court.  Both are free to the public.  You can also enjoy skating on southern California’s largest outdoor ice rink starting Friday. All the fun is topped off with the traditional Midnight Madness shopping on November 26, featuring super holiday savings at all retail stores.

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