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For information about resources available to assist those in crisis, or those who care about them, please see the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website at www.namisandiego.org or call NAMI San Diego at 1-800-523-5933. The County Crisis Hotline is also available 24 hours to provide help to individuals in need at 1-800-479-3339 or after Feb 14, 2012 the new number will be

(888) 724-7240.

VINE PLANTINGS: THE NEW BARN RAISINGS

Fruitful wine industry restores farmers’ dreams in rural East County
 

Story by Miriam Raftery

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

July 22, 2011 (Spring Valley) – Friends and neighbors turned out to help plant 600 grapevine rootstocks from Napa Valley last weekend at the Vineyard Mansion in Spring Valley. Afterwards, guests savored a poolside tri-tip barbecue and sampled estate-bottled vintages in a stone-lined wine cellar. 

 

Their efforts are all part of a vision by East County vintners to establish a wine-making region along Highway 94—revitalizing the local economy with a new agricultural market to reward the fruits of their labors.

TOWN HALL THURSDAY SEEKS FORECLOSURE SOLUTIONS, BANK ACCOUNTABILITY

Town hall forum: "Stand up for Our Neighborhoods" Thursday, June 9

Memorial Prep School Auditorium, 2850 Logan Ave., San Diego

 

June 8, 2011 (San Diego)-- A town hall forum on foreclosures is planned by a coalition of interests on Thursday, June 9 at  6 p.m. at Memorial Prep School.  San Diego City Councilmember David Alvarez will participate in the forum, which also will include testimony from people affected by foreclosures and new data illustrating the damage foreclosures do to neighboring property values and city revenue, as well as individual homeowners.

RED-LIGHT CAMERAS: OUR GUIDE TO LOCATIONS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 

 

May 9, 2011 (San Diego) -- Getting a ticket for running a red-light equipped with camera can be a costly mistake, with fines that can run hundreds of dollars in some areas. Fortunately, ECM reader Jan Hedlun has compiled a  list of locations for all red-light cameras in San Diego County--including East County, North County, and other communities in our region. 

 

Check out our handy guide to red-light camera locations below, then pass this link along to other drivers.  

LIVE ACTION DRAMA AT EX-BLOCKBUSTER SITE: FIREFIGHTERS HOLD DRILL

May 2, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- On Sunday May 1, 2011, a training event gave East County agencies an opportunity to work together to improve mutual-aid responses. In addition the Multi Agency Drill provides fire agencies such as CALFIRE, Sycuan and San Diego Rural a rare opportunity to participate in a commercial structure drill. The San Miguel Fire District hosted the Multi Company/Multi-Agency Drill. The training took place at the former Blockbuster Video on Campo Road and Conrad Drive, Casa De Oro.

 

All personnel from Heartland Fire & Rescue Department, serving the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove, participated in vehicle extrication training. The special training was made possible by C&D Towing, which provided 20 vehicles for emergency personnel to practice vehicle extrication & rescue techniques. 

 

LIVE ACTION DRAMA AT EX-BLOCKBUSTER SITE: FIREFIGHTERS HOLD DRILL

 May2, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- On Sunday May 1, 2011, a training event gave East County agencies an opportunity to work together to improve mutual-aid responses. In addition the Multi Agency Drill provides fire agencies such as CALFIRE, Sycuan and San Diego Rural a rare opportunity to participate in a commercial structure drill. The San Miguel Fire District hosted the Multi Company/Multi-Agency Drill. The training took place at the former Blockbuster Video on Campo Road and Conrad Drive, Casa De Oro.

 

All personnel from Heartland Fire & Rescue Department, serving the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove, participated in vehicle extrication training. The special training was made possible by C&D Towing, which provided 20 vehicles for emergency personnel to practice vehicle extrication & rescue techniques. 

 

LIVE ACTION DRAMA AT EX-BLOCKBUSTER SITE: FIREFIGHTERS HOLD DRILL

 May2, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- On Sunday May 1, 2011, a training event gave East County agencies an opportunity to work together to improve mutual-aid responses. In addition the Multi Agency Drill provides fire agencies such as CALFIRE, Sycuan and San Diego Rural a rare opportunity to participate in a commercial structure drill. The San Miguel Fire District hosted the Multi Company/Multi-Agency Drill. The training took place at the former Blockbuster Video on Campo Road and Conrad Drive, Casa De Oro.

 

All personnel from Heartland Fire & Rescue Department, serving the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, and Lemon Grove, participated in vehicle extrication training. The special training was made possible by C&D Towing, which provided 20 vehicles for emergency personnel to practice vehicle extrication & rescue techniques. 

 

HELP DESIGN A WHEEL PARK AT LINDO LAKE

 HELP DESIGN A WHEEL PARK AT LINDO LAKE

 

(April 26, 2011 -- Lakeside) Skaters, bikers, scooter riders and everyone  is Invited to share Ideas. Interested young people and adults are encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting

to help design a proposed wheel-friendly plaza for Lindo Lake Park.

The meeting is scheduled for 6- 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Lakeside

Community Center, 9841 Vine St. 

 

 

WEDDING RESOURCES GUIDE

 East County Magazine’s Guide to vendors for your perfect wedding

 

Note: See our full "Weddings in East County" section with lots more info on getting hitched in East County at this link:  http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/taxonomy/term/3941

May 2010 (San Diego's East County) -- Is the simple task of choosing wedding cutlery with your betrothed establishing a basis for irreconcilable differences? Planning a wedding can be a nerve-racking ordeal. From researching the perfect florist to booking a reliable caterer, someone must attend to every detail of your wedding day.

 

East County Magazine has taken the guesswork out of this process by handpicking local vendors in eight important categories. After all, the wedding march should not be a call to arms!

DID YOU FEEL THAT? EARTHQUAKES -- AND WHAT TO DO WHEN ONE STRIKES

earthquake warning

 

February 17, 2010 (San Diego's East County) --- Early last Sunday morning, a magnitude (M)4.5 earthquake along with subsequent aftershocks struck Baja California, Mexico.  It was felt in East County and as far north as Oceanside. 

 

Although we experience these temblors often, it is beneficial to know what to do if we find ourselves inside a building while at work, enjoying a meal at a restaurant, taking in the latest blockbuster movie at the theatre, or cheering on our favorite team in the stadium.

East County Resource List

 

 

 

A collaborative effort of Project PEACE, SHIELD, SDYS, and East County Community Collaboratives
This quick reference is an alphabetical listing of some of the services in East County.
We do not endorse or support any organizations/resources on this list.

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