Content for Friday, August 17, 2012

News & Stories

Pot Farming Probationer Will Get Another 16 Months

John Alan Paul, the Bonsall man who was caught growing $200,000 of marijuana while San Diego Sheriff’s deputies were conducting a probation sweep, has pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana for sale, the North County ...

Van Fire in Hillcrest

A commercial van was destroyed by fire at about 11 a.m. on Friday, August 17, near the intersection of Park Boulevard and Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest. The fire generated a plume of black smoke and ...

Niagara Falls, Like Grandpa Used to Love

My grandfather was born in what is now the Ukraine, but was then known as Czarist Russia. When he later emigrated to the U.S. and got married to my grandmother, he wanted to go on ...

First Tower Arrives for Ocotillo Wind Energy Project

On August 16 at 8 a.m., the first of 111 towers for the Ocotillo Wind Energy Project arrived via trucks passing through the small community of Ocotillo. Traffic was halted as the trucks had to ...

Drought Drains Lakeside’s Lindo Lake

In Lakeside there’s been recent thunder and lightning, flash-flood warnings, and ominous skies, but not a drop of rain in sight. It’s a sad scene at Lindo Park. The upper lake is almost completely dried ...