May 2011 Articles
May 9, 2011 (El Cajon) -- If you haven’t been yet, don't miss the next monthly antique show in El Cajon on Wednesday, May 11th! See all the great collectibles, including jewelry, photos, artwork, dolls, textiles, dishes, pottery, and glassware.
This event is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Ronald Reagan Community Center located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
By Brian Lafferty
May 6, 2011 (San Diego) – The good news: Thor delivers the goods you’d expect from a Marvel comic book movie. The not-really-bad-but-could-be-better news: Thor delivers the goods you’d expect from a Marvel comic book movie.
May 8, 2011 (Ramona) -- It's Wildfire Awareness Week in California and a quick -moving brush fire that threatened homes in Santee on Tuesday, May 3rd is a reminder that Fire Season is upon us. Your Sheriff’s Department wants you to be ready so the Ramona Substation is holding a Wildfire Evacuation Community Forum on Monday, May 16th at the Ramona Library 1275 Main Street at 2:00 p.m. for the public.
May 8,2011 (El Cajon) --Kennedy Skatepark will now allow BMX Bikes and Scooters in the Skatepark. Ages 7 and up will be admitted. Helmets, knee pads ,and elbow pads are required. All park users will be required to purchase a new Skatepark ID Card for $5.00. Kennedy Skatepark is located at 1675 East Madison Avenue in El Cajon.
The hours will be as follows:
May 7, 2011 (El Cajon) --The El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club will present its 2nd annual Gun Smoke Casino Night on May 13th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan El Cajon Community Center. "Gamblin n Carousin" in an old west saloon features all the excitement of professional casino-style gaming which includes roulette, craps, blackjack and poker.
The El Cajon Valley Host Lions Club will present its 2nd annual Gun Smoke Casino Night on May 13th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Ronald Reagan El Cajon Community Center. "Gablin n Carousin" in an old west saloon features all the excitement of professional casino-style gaming which includes roulette, craps, blackjack and poker.
May 8, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Looking to start a green business—or find a job in a green industry?
Learn the keys to success at the Green Business Symposium hosted by Cuyamaca College on May 26th. For program details and information on registration, scroll down.
May 8, 2011 (Sacramento)--Assembly Higher Education Chair Marty Block (D-Lemon Grove) has authored legislation that calls on campuses of the California Community Colleges (CCC), California State University (CSU), and the University of California (UC) to enforce local and system-wide smoking and tobacco laws and ordinances already in place. AB 795 would give these institutions the authority to enforce current policies and fine perpetrators.
The measure was overwhelmingly approved this week by the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee.
May 8, 2011 (Ramona) – A man who swerved to avoid hitting an animal has suffered injuries in a roll-over crash that killed his own dog inside the vehicle. The accident occurred yesterday around 4:30 p.m. on Ramona Oaks Road in an unincorporated area near Ramona.
May 8, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for San Diego’s mountain and desert regions. The warning is in effect through midnight tonight. Sustained winds of 40 mph or more are forecast with gusts up to 60 mph possible.
May 7, 2011 (Lakeside) – A fatality accident on the new section of Highway 52 has claimed the life of Gary Leroy York, 68. York was driving his three-wheel motorcycle westbound on State Route 52 when he was rear-ended by a sedan and ejected just west of Fanita Drive in Santee on Friday at 8:40 a.m.
May 7, 2001 (Allied Gardens) -- The Spring Fest will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 13, and 14 at Allied Gardens Community Park at 5155 Greebrier Avenue.
On Friday, from 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. There will be a beer garden and food, carnival rides, and a concert by Acme Rhythm & Blues Review. In addition, on Saturday there will be the annual Kiwanis parade, a car show, carnival rides, merchandise booths, the beer garden, and food. The concert will be by the Zippers.
May7, 2011 (El Cajon) – Braulio Soliven Ellorin, 61, of Paradise Hills was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident shortly after midnight Friday morning, May 6th. He was driving westbound on I-8 at a high rate of speed when he missed a curve at Harbison Canyon in El Cajon and veered onto the median, then back across traffic lanes. His Mazda Protage sedan went up onto the shoulder and rolled over multiple times down into a steep ravine, according to the San Diego Medical Examiner.
May 7, 2011 (San Diego) – A man in his 20s grabbed an 18-year-old woman and tried to pull her into a black , older model Honda Accord yesterday. The attempted kidnapping, which occurred in a Clairemont Mesa parking lot in the 3500 block of Ashford Street, was reported to San Diego Police around 12:15 p.m.
A second man seen with the attacker moments before may be an accomplice.
May 7, 2011 ( La Mesa) -- You're invited to purchase tickets today for C. Hook Theater's upcoming production, Once Upon a Mattress. It will be held at the Performing Arts Center at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at 6845 Universtiy Ave., San Diego.
The play will be performed by C. Hook Theater's cast of high-school-aged students June 22, 2011 through June 24 at 7.00 p.m. with the June 25 performance at 1:00 p.m. Be our guests as you enjoy a delightful evening of entertainment and comedy.
May 7, 2011 (El Cajon) -- San Diego Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call from a victim of a carjacking around 5:30 last night. The driver had stopped at a stop sign while traveling north on Vista Grande Road in El Cajon, where a man with no shirt, covered in tattoos, asked for a ride to get gas. The victim refused and tried to accelerate away, Sergeant William Hout reports.
The suspect jumped in the vehicle through the open convertible top and placed the victim in a headlock, ordering the driver to stop and surrender his vehicle.
May 7, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--With fire season around the corner, Governor Jerry Brown declared May 1-7 “Wildfire Awareness Week.” CAL FIRE urges homeowners to be prepared. So far this year, California has experienced above average rainfall, leaving many areas green and overgrown. As warmer temperatures occur, grass and brush will dry out and fire danger will dramatically increase, experts warn.
“This year’s fire season has not started as early as it has in years past,” said Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE acting director. “That's why residents should take the time now, while the grass is still green, to make sure they are ready for California's wildfires.” Visit www.ReadyForWildfire.org and scroll down for more info.
UPDATE MAY 11: This missing person has been found in National City and is now at Paradise Hospital being treated for confusion.
May 10, 2011 (San Carlos)11:50 p.m. – San Diego Police seek public help to find a missing 85-year-old man with early-stage Alzheimer’s. John Morreal was last seen at 7 p.m. driving toward a grocery store at Jackson Drive and Navajo Road. He was driving a 2010 black Ford Ranger pickup, with California license #8Y06548. He was wearing a blue flannel shirt and tan pants.
May 6, 2011 (Lake Murray) -- The Lake Murray 4th of July Music Fest Bake Sale will be held this Saturday, May 7th. Each year the Music Fest committee budget runs short, so we are starting early to give them a fund-raising boost. Most of us look forward to watching the fireworks from our favorite viewing point above Lake Murray, so let's work together to ensure it's success again this year. Everyone can do their part by donating a baked goodie and/or stopping by our booth to support the cause. The bake sale will be held at the corner of Del Cerro Blvd. and Marne Ave. (across from the Chevron).
By Walter Davis
May 8, 2011 (San Diego)--The rise in nationalism surrounding the death of Osama bin Laden is curious to me. It demonstrates just how easy it is to put out a story and have Americans believe it. In all of the discussions showing the history of September 11, none of the news casters have said anything about Tower Seven falling without being hit. They point to bin Laden and people accept that as truth. They accept his death as truth even with no body and a story that changes moment by moment.
By Brian Lafferty
May 6, 2011 (San Diego) – The Princess of Montpensier is a movie that demands your utmost attention. I barely wrote down any notes out of fear I’d miss something important. The entire film hinges on every line of dialogue and every character’s actions. This likely explains why the two hour and nineteen minute running time flies by rapidly.
By Brian Lafferty
May 6, 2011 (San Diego) – Looking at it one way, Meek’s Cutoff is an absorbing and spellbinding film. Looking another way, it can be aggressively boring. I viewed it from the former angle. Meek’s Cutoff presents one of the year’s biggest challenges so far to people’s attention spans. My severe ADHD, however, was no match for it.
May 6, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Looking for an unusual and sure-to-please place to take your Mom for Mother's Day? East County Magazine has compiled our list of top Mother's Day events in East County. If you know of one we missed, please post in the comments section below!
May 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) -- ECM World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflecting all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.
Top global and national news stories include:
• U.S. employment jumps 244, 000 jobs in April (CNN)
• House passes restrictive anti-abortion package (Los Angeles Times)
• 500-year floods: Eyes on the Mississippi River (Fox)
• EPA halts extra radiation monitoring: Focus shifts to food (Forbes)
• Appeals court overturns stem cell research ban (NPR)
BIN LADEN DEATH
• Official: Bin Laden material shows threats to railways, key cities (CNN)
• Obama decides against releasing bin Laden death photo (Los Angeles Times)
• The killing of bin Laden: Was it legal? (CNN)
• Fears of Qaeda violence after U.S. kills Osama (Reuters)
OTHER WORLD NEWS
• Palestinians end four-year rift in Cairo ceremony (Reuters)
• Fukushima prepares for cold shut-down (Christian Science Monitor)
• Three suspected al Qaeda members held in Germany (Reuters)
• ‘Egypt to permanently open Rafah border crossing’ (Jerusalem Post)
• Members of Syria’s Baath party resign in protest (NPR)
May 5, 2011 (La Mesa) – Heidi Durfey, 24, has died after her sports utility vehicle (SUV) with her three young children inside rolled backward 60 feet and ran over her. The tragedy occurerd on the driveway of her home in the 8700 block of Glenira Avene in La Mesa around 9:20 a.m.
She became caught under the SUV as it rolled and was dragged beneath the vehicle. “It came to rest in the street with the front end of the vehicle on top of the victim’s head and chest,” said Sonny Saghera with Heartland Fire & Rescue.
May 5, 2011 (San Diego) – Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San Diego) announced today that her legislation to better educate juries about the severity of unlawful strangulation between partners passed the Senate Public Safety Committee by a vote of 5-0 and now advances to the Senate Appropriations Committee.
“Almost half of domestic violence homicide victims experienced at least one episode of attempted strangulation before experiencing a lethal or near-lethal violent incident, and victims of attempted strangulation are seven times more likely to become homicide victims,” said Kehoe. “By providing clear legislation to guide judges and juries in addressing this lethal form of violence which occurs particularly often in domestic violence cases, homicides will be reduced, lives saved, and surviving victims will enter a more informed and responsive criminal justice system.”
May 5, 2011 (Alpine) -- Lions Tigers & Bears (LTB), San Diego's only big cat sanctuary, is once again hosting the "Wild in the Country" event on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m.to help raise awareness and funds for the plight against exotic and wild animals held in captivity.
The event will take place at the LTB facility at 24402 Martin Way, Alpine, CA 91901. Wild in the Country is LTB's signature event to raise funds that go to support the many big cats and other wild animals that have been adopted by LTB. The money raised through this annual event goes to pay for such services as veterinary needs, food, facility maintenance and future construction needs such as the bear enclosure.
May 5, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The public is invited to an open house for the new East Region Public Health Center in El Cajon at 460 North Magnolia Avenue, Suite 110 in El Cajon on Friday May 6 from 10:30 a.m. untill noon.
“The new health center location will provide an improved environment for the community to obtain the health services they need,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, San Diego County Board of Supervisors.
May 5, 2011 (Lemon Grove) – A packed audience turned out Tuesday in Lemon Grove, where the cash-strapped city’s council voted 3-2 to eliminate the Recreation Department. Around 20 members of the community addressed the council, which also opted against outsourcing programs to the YMCA.
“All the community people who spoke were in favor of keeping the city’s youth programs,” said Councilman George Gastil, who voted against axing the department.
GUHSD STUDENTS DIVE INTO JEWELRY DESIGN: GOLDEN ARTISTRY WINNERS TO BE HONORED MAY 5 AT EVENT TO BENEFIT EAST COUNTY ARTS
May 5, 2011 (La Mesa)--Approximately 300 students from the Grossmont Union High School District plunged into designing water-themed jewelry in the 3rd Annual Golden Artistry Jewelry Design Competition. The twenty-two finalists will be honored this Thursday evening, May 5th from 5-9 p.m., at La Mesa’s Community Center.
This FREE event is a fundraiser for the arts, with funds distributed by Friends of East County Arts, Inc. The evening will have FREE food from Tiramisu Trattoria and El Cajon Applebys. Wine and beer will be available for purchase. The evening also includes a live auction and opportunity drawing prizes. The event is open to all who want to support the arts.