Monthly Archives: September 2009

Mother Goose Parade Fundraiser Planned

MVD MotherGooseLogo

According to the Mother Goose Parade Association, there will be a parade this year – although somewhat smaller than last year’s.  There will be no big name stars, but there will still be local groups, marching bands, and floats.  Honestly, maybe this is for the best, as the parade had been gradually getting more “Hollywood” in recent years.

But although the parade is still going to happen, there is still a need for funds to help it happen.  That is why the Association is holding a fundraiser on Saturday, October 10, at the East County Performing Arts Center.  The cost is $15 and entertainment will include various tribute artists, music by No Duh (a No Doubt tribute band), and host/organizer Sam Sparrow, a Johnny Depp/Captain Jack Sparrow tribute artist.

San Diego Union Tribune: Gala to benefit Mother Goose Parade

Mother Goose Parade Home Page

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Fire Preparedness

Temperatures are up, humidity is down, and several parts of the state are already in flames. Here is a message from First District County Supervisor, Greg Fox

Prepare for Wildfires

 With temperatures soaring this week and conditions remaining very dry, firefighters throughout the region are on high alert and are preparing for the possibility of wildfires. All San Diego County residents should be preparing as well. One simple step is to register your cell phone with the county’s mass notification system so you can receive evacuation notices and critical information.

 The system’s database already has your land line number. But we need your cell phone number. It takes only a couple of minutes at the most. It’s free, and it’s easy. Residents just need to go to and click on the AlertSanDiegologo. It is a very easy step to ensure your family is contacted in times of a crisis, even if your land line phones are not working.

 With September being National Preparedness Month, there is no better way to prepare you and your loved ones for an emergency than by signing up with AlertSanDiego. I hope you will take the time to do so. In an emergency, it could mean the difference between life and death.

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Work on Mission Gorge Road to Begin

The work has been completed on N. Magnolia between Mast and El Nopal, and now it’s Mission Gorge’s turn for a face lift.  Work will be starting this Sunday, September 27, and will continue until Thursday, October 15, between Fanita Drive and the Post Office.  The same work will go on as was done on N. Magnolia, including patching, laying rubberized asphalt, and installation for traffic cameras.  Because Mission Gorge is the main drag through Santee, construction will take place from 9:00 pm to 5:30 am from Sunday through Friday.  One lane will be open for each direction during work.

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I wanted to let you know, dear readers (sounds a bit goofy, doesn’t it), that I have been very busy with some personal issues, but hope to get back in the swing of writing soon. I have some events to catch up on (like the final Summer Concert) and other topics to work on.  Thank you for continuing to look in on the blog, even though nothing new has been up recently.

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