August 25, 2011 (San Diego) San Diego Women's History Museum invites you to grab your banners, your signs and your 1911 hats and join with women from all over San Diego and our state in the California Suffrage Parade today.
Meet at 4:30 p.m. at the Kate Sessons Statue on the 6th Avenue side of Balboa Park. The parade will march across the Laurel Street Bridge to the Organ Pavilion and beyond. At 5 p.m., a program wll be held feature Christine Kehoe and Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. The march will begin at 5:30. A free concert in the organ pavilion will follow.Participants may also join a picnic on the grass next to the United Nations Building.
August 21, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The California Department of Fish & Game has launched a new hotline phone number for reporting mountain lion sightings at (951)443-2944.
What happens when a lion sighting is reported?
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.
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.
The program, “9/11 Remembered: How Media and Law Enforcement Responded,” is set for Thursday, Sept. 8 at KGTV 10News Studio and will feature reporters who covered 9/11 as well as local law enforcement who responded to the attacks. Find out what these reporters learned about covering a major, breaking international story, including their successes and their mistakes.
August 17, 2011 (El Cajon)--The City of El Cajon Teen Coalition kicks off another year of leadership and community service. Candidates must be residents of El Cajon or attend a school within the City limits, in grades 6th through 12th, and be under age 19 as of September 1, 2011. Those interested in becoming coalition members need to complete an application and return it to the Recreation Department at City Hall by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 3rd, 2011.
August 11, 2011 (Alpine) – Brew Ha Ha's hilarious comedians Chris Clobber and Diane Jean are starting up their own radio show, promising “current events made funny as well as weird news from all over the planet.”
The laughs start Monday, August 15 from 4-6 p.m. You can listen live to the "Chris and Diane Show" online at www.my1079.com from anywhere on earth, or in San Diego East County’s backcountry communities at 107.9 FM on your radio dial.
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.
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.
A reserve firefighter is an auxiliary position with Heartland Fire & Rescue, serving El Cajon. It’s an opportunity for those interested in a fire service career to get important hands-on experience while giving back to the community.
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.
July 27, 2011 (El Centro) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will hold two public meetings August 10 as part of an environmental review of the proposed Ocotillo Sol solar energy project in Imperial County.
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has applied to the BLM for a right-of-way on public lands to construct the Ocotillo Sol project, a solar photovoltaic power plant facility on approximately 115 acres about nine miles southwest of El Centro and 82 miles east of San Diego.
July 16, 2011 (La Mesa) -- The City of La Mesa is planning for the future and would like to hear from you! The City will host a community workshop featuring Safe Routes to Transit and City-Wide Parks Master Plan on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Nan Couts Cottage located in MacArthur Park, 5054 Memorial Drive in La Mesa. The City also invites you to review several ongoing General Plan efforts including: Health & Wellness, Sustainability, Land Use and Circulation.
Juggler/comedian David Lucas joins lineup July 17 at Moxie Theater
July 15, 2011 (San Diego)—Something funny is happening in San Diego’s eastern region. Brew Ha Ha, the popular comedy group founded by Diane Jean and Chris Clobber, is now performing regularly at two locations near San Diego State University: San Diego Desserts and the Moxie Theater.
On Sunday, July 17, international juggler and comedian David Lucas will headline a show at the Moxie Theater, 6663 El Cajon Blvd.
Expect a surprising range of surplus government property from the County and other local agencies. Vehicles and equipment will include Ford Expedition SUVs; a mobile command center bus; 35-passenger school busses; a Caterpillar backhoe tractor; a horse trailer; flatbed trailers; a forklift; Ford, Nissan and Honda sedans; pickup trucks; semi-trucks; golf carts; generators; computers and wheelbarrows.
July 12, 2011 (El Cajon) -- If your dream is to stop renting and own your first home – the City of El Cajon may be able to help you fulfill that dream with its newest housing development: Birchwood Lane, a Weiland Development project.
All units will be affordable to low-and moderate-income “first-time” homebuyers and substantial first-time homebuyer assistance will be available.
July 12, 2011 (San Diego, CA) – The San Diego River Park Foundation will be celebrating its tenth birthday on July 17 from 4-7p.m. at Mosaic Wine Bar
The Mexican wolf is one of the rarest land mammals in the world, with fewer than 50 in the wild and about 350 in the global population.
July 5, 2011 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove Historical Society will hold open casting calls on July 10th and 11th from 6:00p.m. until 9p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove. The play will be the amusing, 19th century melodrama, "He Ain't Done Right by Nell."
By Miriam Raftery
June 30, 2011 (San Pasqual) – Capable of accelerating from 0 to 70 mph in just seconds, the world’s fastest land animal bounded across a track at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Cheetah Run in a premier run for media this morning.
(View our Cheetah Run video by Miriam Raftery.)
This adventure will be unleashed to the public starting Saturday, July 2nd at 5 p.m. daily.
June 25, 2011 (El Cajon) --Whether you're looking for swim lessons, youth sports, instructional classes or an exciting summer camp, El Cajon Recreation has it all! Log onto the website at www.elcajonrec.org to secure a spot for your child. Forgot your password? Just click on the "eRecreation" icon then "Forgot My Password".
Late Registration began June 6 which means registrations are accepted online, by mail or by walking into one of our Recreation centers during operation hours. For more information on instructional programs and general registration questions, call (619) 441-1516. For information on aquatics, call (619) 441-1672; and for information on youth sports, call (619) 441-1678. Our professional and dedicated Recreation Department staff will be happy to assist you.
June 22, 2011 (San Diego) -- Wildfires are increasing in both absolute number and severity in the American southwest and this trend is predicted to continue over decades to come. Wildfire prevention has now become a major priority, and scientists at the University of California, San Diego have received federal funding to devise descriptive and predictive simulation tools to help prevent or suppress wildfires.
With a one-year grant* from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure, effective June 1, the UC San Diego researchers have opened a new phase for their SDFireSight project. They will develop a technical framework and computer models that will simulate the conditions that can spark a wildfire in San Diego’s ‘backcountry’.
June 20, 2011 (East County) -- Summer programs at the three East County YMCAs are available for all people in the East County community. Programs include chlid care, swimming, sports, summer camps and more.
* Child Care – Licensed Child Care, After School Programs (at Benchley, Dailard,
Green, and Golden Avenue Elementary Schools), and Free Child Watch while
working out for Family YMCA Members.
* Swim, Sports & Play – Gymnastics (beginning at age 12 months), Teen Clubs, Youth
Sports (beginning at age 2 years), Swim Lessons (beginning at age 6 months) and Teams.