October 2011 Articles
October 8, 2011 (San Diego) -- Trauma Intervention Programs (TIP) of San Diego County, Inc. is a non-profit organization that partners with emergency responders to assist residents in crisis following a personal tragedy, such as the sudden death of a loved one. TIP is currently seeking volunteers to respond to the East County and National City areas to offer support services to residents.
Volunteers are called to the scene by police, fire, and sheriff and are trained to help fellow citizens who are in distress as a result of a traumatic event. Volunteers respond within their community. The first few hours after a traumatic event has occurred are very confusing for everyone involved and the TIP volunteers are trained to provide the necessary emotional first aid and other temporary support until the persons involved in the crisis are able to depend on family, friends, and others.
October 8, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The next monthly antique show in El Cajon will be held on Wednesday, October 12th! 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. Parking and admission are free and you can receive one free appraisal. Additional appraisals are $5.00 each. There is also a military collectible expert on hand. For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor, please call (619) 887-8762.
October 8,2011 (San Diego) -- CASA will hold a 5K, and a one mile fun run/walk on Sunday, October 16 at Mission Trails Park. The 5K starts at 8:00 a.m., and the 1 mile at 8:30. Their slogan is: Steps for health...for you and your community!
October 8, 2011 (El Cajon) -- City of El Cajon employees, through its Special Events Committee, is currently collecting items for very special care packages that will be distributed to military members before the holidays.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO A LABOR DISPUTE.
San Miguel Fire seeks sponsors and door prize donors for event
October 8, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Bring the family for fun and free activities at the 5th annual Fire Expo at the Rancho San Diego Towne Center on Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event features a children’s zone, rescue demonstrations, fire and rescue vehicles, fire safety and health information, law enforcement demonstrations, music, free food and free prize drawings.
October 8, 2011 (Julian) - A SIG alert has been issued and a portion of Highway 79 has been closed due to a fatality accident. The crash, which involves multiple motorcycles, occurred at 2949 Julian Road shortly before noon today.
By Brian Lafferty
October 7, 2011 (San Diego) – The Mill and the Cross is one of the year’s most original films. That’s not something I’ve been able to say a lot this year…or last year, for that matter. It’s the first movie to the best of my knowledge that combines the art of painting with the art of filmmaking. It’s so original and unique that explaining the concept to my friends presented much difficulty. You’ll just have to take my word for it and head to the Ken Cinema.
Discounts today for shoppers at small businesses
November 26, 2011 (San Diego’s Eat County) – Last year, “Small Business Saturday” rallied Americans to support small, independently owned businesses in their communities on the day after "Black Friday" over Thanksgiving weekend, the start of the holiday shopping season.
Now Google, Facebook and Twitter are helping to support small businesses as part of Small Business Saturday today, November 26. Consumers can sign up on line for special discounts if they support small businesses by making purchases today.
County Reports 379 Pertussis Cases for Region
October 7, 2011 (Ramona)--An East County elementary school student was diagnosed with pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency officials said today. The 9-year-old, who was up-to-date with immunizations, attends Mt. Woodson Elementary School in the Ramona Unified School District.
Bill would allow some court-martialed soldiers to appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
October 7, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – The words on the United States Supreme Court building read “Equal Justice Under Law.” Yet some service members are denied access to the nation’s highest court. To correct what they believe is an inequity in the military justice system, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) introduced legislation to grant these service members access to the Supreme Court.
By Brian Lafferty
October 7, 2011 (San Diego) – The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) is a challenging movie not just in content but also in making me think about my response to it. It’s so easy for a critic to say that he likes or dislikes a film, especially when engaging in dialogue, rather than written expression. When a movie like this comes along, it’s not so black and white.
• The Environmental Sustainability Commission
• Annual "Sustain La Mesa" Environmental Festival
• “Our Planet, Our Home” Environmental Literacy & Art Contest
October 7, 2011 (Santee) --On October 22, 2011, from Healing Hearts at Edgemoor will have a demonstration and display of artworks. Healing Hearts is an art therapy program that delights and inspires patients who are enrolled.
October 7, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--ECM World Watch highlights top U.S. and world news stories, published in other media.
This week's top headlines include:
- Killed cleric had ties to 9/11 hijackers who lived in Lemon Grove (Lemon Grove Patch)
- Apple founder Steve Jobs is dead: transformed the industry (Wall Street Journal)
- Wall Street protests swell after union endorsements (CNN)
- To boost flagging economy, U.S. wants to import more shoppers (Washington Post)
- Palin says she won’t run for President (USA Today)
- At Rick Perry’s hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name still lingers (Washington Post)
- Marchers shut down central Athens in financial protest (CNN)
- UNESCO clears way for Palestinian membership vote (BBC)
- Arctic ozone loss at record level (BBC)
- 10 years on, Afghan-Americans see lost opportunities (Washington Post)
October 7, 2011 (Lakeside) – A tour of East County’s economic development opportunities will be offered on Wednesday, October 26th by the East County Economic Development Council
“East County offers a wide range of industrial, office and retail opportunities. With Gillespie Field located in the heart of East County, the sky's the limit,” a Lakeside Chamber of Commerce announcement states.
Update 6 p.m.: The line has been repaired and residents have been allowed to return home.
View a map of the area at La Mesa Today.
October 7, 2011 (La Mesa)-- La Mesa Police have been called to assist with evacuations in the vicinity of 8351 Alpine Way in La Mesa, due to a gas line that is "hissing and blowing", Incident Page Network reports. Watch for updates as details become available.
By Miriam Raftery
October 7, 2011 (Washington D.C.) – Congressman Duncan D. Hunter has sent a letter to the Secretary of Defense recommending that medals be reviewed to see if some should be upgraded to a Medal of Honor.
Rep. Hunter specifically cites four cases that “stand out” for consideration of a Medal of Honor:
By Nikki Symington
October 6, 2011 (San Diego)--On October 8, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) will host Walk for Warriors in San Diego to raise funds to support and care for wounded warriors and their families. Part of WWP’s Believe in Heroes campaign, the walk is the second in a series of walks/runs being held around the country leading up to Veterans Day. The campaign honors the sacrifices of those who have answered the call to serve in the ten years that followed the events of Sept 11th.
During the day, many activities will be available for family fun as well as teaching the public how to be safe and prepared for a fire or other emergency.
October 6, 2011 (La Mesa)--Today, investigators with the La Mesa Police Department’s Traffic Unit located a vehicle suspected in an August 25, 2011 hit-and-run accident in which a 27-month old toddler was seriously injured. The boy had wandered away from a nearby apartment complex and was struck by a car while walking across Fletcher Parkway at Trolley Court in La Mesa.
The Planning Commission then passed it on to the La Mesa City Council. Apparently, the church decided that with or without permission from the City Council it would enroll as many students as it wanted and that it would not follow law as outlined in the CUP. At the City Council meeting, Pastor Troy Wagner asked, "What are we supposed to do? Send 80 students home, 60 of which are La Mesa residents?" He indicated that they want to enroll 259 students next year.
October 6, 2011 (San Diego) -- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Did you know that one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime and most cases are not reported to law enforcement? A study also finds dating abuse is difficult for most students to identify and stop. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Violence against Women Survey and Knowledge Works).
October 6, 2011 (San Diego and East County) -- Sharp Healthcare announces a series of flu clinics in San Diego and East County. A $2 donation is suggested. Scroll down for details on locations. No appointments are necessary. These flu vaccination clinics are for seniors aged 60 and over, adults with chronic illness and family caregivers of older adults. Call 619-740-4214 for details.
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September 30, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories in our region and state, published in other media outlets. These week's top Roundup headlines include:
- Tribe attempts to evict private military contractor: Los Coyotes band in a legal standoff with Blackwater-tied company (San Diego CityBeat)
- Ballot effort to repeal fire fee falls short (Sacramento Bee)
- San Diego family of 3 needs $63,000 to be self-sufficient (KPBS)
- San Diego ATM fees second highest in nation (KPBS)
- Tankers for Sunrise Powerlink project upsets residents (10 News)
- Palomar Mountain State Park campgrounds close for good (signonsandiego.com)
- California breaks from 50 state probe into mortgage lenders[will conduct own probe] (Los Angeles Times)
- Education lawsuit would impact future California budgets (Sacramento Bee)
- Advocates for disabled to sue over state budget cuts (Sacramento Bee)
- FPPC looks at easing candidate reporting requirements (KPBS)
November 4, 2011 (Santee CA) - Teachers, parents, alumni and supporters from throughout the community are anticipated to attend the 25th Anniversary Celebration of West Hills High School.
This event will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7 p.m. at the Carlton Oaks Country Club, 9200 Inwood Drive, in Santee. A ribeye steak dinner will be served; entertainment will include live music from Ramshackle, along with dancing and a live auction.
October 6, 2011 (El Cajon ) – A motorist involved in an accident at Bradley and Magnolia in El Cajon this morning was combative towards California Highway Patrol officers and medics, according to the CHP website.