Saturday, March 18, 2017

OUR HOODED ORIOLES HAVE ARRIVED!

FIRST REPORTS OF HOODED ORIOLES!

Sandra Ignosci reports a pair of Hooded Orioles has made their appearance today near The Elenas. 

These warm-weather visitors are such a delight.  They will feed on sugar water (1sugar : 3water) along with the hummers. Just remove one or more of the bee cages or little flowers to allow their beaks to fit. They like fresh fruit too— orange slices placed where the ants won't find them.

With all the rain and the blooms that are about to burst, I hope we see a big resurgence in our bird populations this year!  Our mud swallows haven't yet returned, but always do on or about St. Joseph's Day (tomorrow, March 19th!)

Male Hooded Oriole at Hummingbird Feeder 

Female Hooded Oriole

SOME LOCAL CRIME STATS... Why we live where we live.

There is an interesting online tool out there called CrimeMapping.com  I pulled up the last 4 weeks of reported crimes and this one picture probably answers why a lot of us love living where we do.

Obviously our population density is far lower than in town, and we have few commercial areas likely to experience petty crimes (shoplifting, grafitti, for example).  

The map for the last month shows just two crime incidents in the Honey Springs/Deerhorn/Lyons/Lawson areas during that time: An arrest for underage drinking/driving (2 actual persons in the car), and a controlled substance arrest.  I didn't count the 4 crimes reported at Otay Lakes Rd and Hwy 94.  All were for Possession of a controlled substance (4 individuals on 3 separate dates)

The app is free, and you can sign up for crime alerts up to a two-mile radius.  Just thought I'd share.

NOTE: This covers Sheriff only, so DUI on HWY 94 would be a CHP report I believe, not SDSO and not included here.  There is also some kind of regulation or safety issue that prevents law enforcement from having a Drunk Driving Checkpoint on 94.  

CRIMES* MAP — JAMUL & NEARBY AREAS
Feb 18—Mar 17, 2017
http://crimemapping.com
*Arson, Assault, Burglary, Disturbing the Peace, Drugs / Alcohol Violations, DUI, Fraud, Homicide, Motor Vehicle Theft, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Theft / Larceny, Vandalism, Vehicle Break-In / Theft, Weapons

REMINDER: YARD SALE POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 20TH!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CRASH— 94 AT VISTA SAGE

3-VEHICLE CRASH
94 AT VISTA SAGE
10:00 AM
T


UPDATE:  ROAD CLEAR.  
Traffic is still diverting to Jamul Drive from crash that first reported at 8:32 AM on CHP LOG.  Last CHP update was at about 9:00 AM, but drivers report the road still closed AT 10 AM.

3-cars crash: white Lexus sedan vs. white Honda van vs. silver Dodge van at Vista Sage. 94 closed in both directions.
  • Mar 15 2017 8:58AM [11] [Rotation Request Comment] ~*~*~* 1039 RESCUE W/2 TKS 619-696-0997 
  • Mar 15 2017 8:33AM [3] 1039 CDF-SD
  • Mar 15 2017 8:33AM [5] [Appended, 08:34:22] [1] 3 VEH T/C POSS A HEAD ON T/C BLOCKING 
  • Mar 15 2017 8:33AM [2] VEHS BLOCKING BOTH DIRECTIONS 
  • Mar 15 2017 8:32AM [1] 3 VEHS - WHI LEXUS SD VS WHI HOND VAN VS SIL DODG VAN

Monday, March 6, 2017

CRASH 94 & Otay Lakes Rd.


CRASH— 94 & Otay Lakes Rd.
Vehicle is 30 ft off the side of the road.  Emergency vehicles on scene.  Awaiting tow at 12:32.  Injury status unknown.
Possibly in clearing stages now.  You may wish to take alternate, or allow extra time.





ALSO ON 94:
Backup on 94 at Casino. One-lane traffic control due to roadwork. Info reported on KPBS radio (!).