Monday, December 5, 2016

RESCUED GOATS — MOMMA & BABY SAFE... but need their peeps!

Good DV Neighbors rescued the Momma goat and baby last night from the Dips area on Honey Springs Road.  They are safe and sound for the moment, just waiting for their peeps to come.  
Thank you, Nigel and Alonna!. It is wonderful to live in a community that takes that extra step.


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

LOOSE PITBULLS — THE ELENAS AREA


8:40 AM LOOSE PITBULLS

AREA OF ELENA LANE, WEST OF MT. ELENA WAY
BOTH ARE GREY AND WHITE, ONE LARGER MALE, ONE FEMALE
NEIGHBOR ATTEMPTED TO GET THEM INSIDE FENCED AREA, BUT THEY GOT LOOSE.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

GRAVEYARD CASINO LIQU0R LICENSE HEARING — 9AM TOMORROW

Fill the seats! 

CASINO LIQUOR LICENSE HEARING 

TOMORROW MORNING (WED 11/16) 

9:00 AM 

ABC HEARING FOR AN UNRESTRICTED LIQUOR LICENSE
HOLLYWOOD CASINO — JAMUL
SKYLINE CHURCH — 11330 CAMPO ROAD — LA MESA, CA 91941
(MAP BELOW) 

THE OUTCOME OF THIS HEARING MAY BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LIFE AND A DEATH.

YES, IT IS A WORKDAY. BUT EVEN IF YOU CAN COME FOR JUST THE FIRST HOUR OR SO YOUR ATTENDANCE IS CRITICAL. 



WITHOUT A CASINO, HWY 94 ALREADY HAS TWICE THE FATALITY RATE OF BARONA, AND FIVE TIMES THAT OF SYCUAN.


SYCUAN AND BARONA WAITED 10-16 YEARS FOR THEIR (RESTRICTED) LIQUOR LICENSES.

ABC AWARDED THE GRAVEYARD CASINO AN INTERIM (UNRESTRICTED) LIQUOR LICENSE BEFORE IT EVEN OPENED.





Saturday, November 12, 2016

MEDIA COVERAGE AND SOME COMMENTS ON WEDNESDAY'S VEGETATION FIRE...

Just when you thought it was safe to restack the firewood.  Last Wednesday we were seriously reminded that Fire Season is year-round. We've been fortunate this year.

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE—
CHANNEL TEN NEWS— 
The view from Bratton Valley / Sierra Cielo area looking south to Eagle's Roost/Bratton Peak
SO WHAT CAUSED IT?  INQUIRING MINDS WANT TO KNOW
We've all been wondering about the cause of the fire that broke out about 2 PM near Deerhorn Valley Rd and Honey Springs.  I reached out to a local (unnamed) friend who is far more knowledgeable than I am about these things.  Their thoughts are interesting: 
The cause of a fire is always a big Q.   They might say right away in the UT, and then again they might not have it determined by then.  An obvious cause such as a camp fire that sparks out in mid day when the wind picks up with no one obvious to blame, they will come right out with the cause.  But if they think there might be a chance to charge someone for negligence —or worse— it could take weeks to go through the legal channels.  Officials do that now days with the premise of sending a bill to the guilty party— a bill that would probably bankrupt most folks.  
I estimate the cost of today's 4-hour fire to be $150K to $200K  based on 25+ vehicles, wages for 60+ people, 2 copters in the air for 3 hours each, two runs by a bomber from Ramona + materials and reloading, 4+ hours spotter plane in the air, and 6-8 Sheriffs.

The house seemed to be close to the start of the fire.   I spotted the smoke within a minute of it starting and it was always the white to brownish white smoke of a chaparral fire and not the black of a structural fire.  
The following are some photos of Wednesday's Fire. The first two are from the Channel Ten coverage, and the rest from neighbors.  We are so fortunate the winds weren't extreme, and there were fire units here to battle it.   

BIG SHOUT OUT TO OUR FIRE FIGHTERS AND THEIR SUCCESS AT THIS FULL-WILDLAND RESPONSE! 

http://www.10news.com/news/crews-battle-jamul-area-brush-fire-110916

http://www.10news.com/news/crews-battle-jamul-area-brush-fire-110916

If an evacuation was necessary in the case of wildfire, our Deerhorn Valley Road could be impassable.  It's important to know what to do if you are trapped and can't evacuate.  
Two copters, one tanker, and a fixed wing spotter plane were called in to support the ground crews.
A good shot from Bratton Valley area

Traffic was stopped at Honey Springs and HWY 94 below the fire, and near the Deerhorn Fire Station above the fire.

BICYCLE RACE TODAY— SATURDAY

TODAY - SATURDAY
November 12, 2016 

PADRES PEDAL THE CAUSE
The 100 Mile Century Course

RIDERS STARTED AT 6:30 AM, SO MAY HAVE ALREADY COME THROUGH

  Riders will be making their way EAST from Chula Vista on OTAY LAKES RD
LEFT onto HWY 94 
Then RIGHT up HONEY SPRINGS RD
Then RIGHT at FOUR-CORNERS onto LYONS VALLEY RD toward Japatul