Keep our community Park Host, Chris Gardner, of Jess Martin Park in Julian

  “Chris Gardner has been the Jess Martin Park volunteer park hosts for over 6 years,  for the community of Julian, he is simply irreplaceable!”  – Photo: Chris Gardner receives ‘Volunteer of the Year Award:’ From left to right. San Diego Supervisor Dianne Jacob, Chris Gardner, Jane Gardner, Bob Copper (former director …San Diego County…

Clandestine Expansion of the Sunrise Powerlink: Backcountry Power Pole Conversion Project

SDG&E’s ‘Wood to Metal Power Poles,’ which weave in and out through the Cleveland National Forest and private lands, have raised some legitimate concerns amongst residents and numerous community Organizations. The U.S. Forest Service renewed the utility’s’ Master Special Use Permit and Power Line Replacement Project permits in order for SDGE to continue to operate its’…

Powerlink: High-Voltage Power Lines in San Diego’s Back Country

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for the environmental review for the construction of the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Tie–Line 637 Wood-To-Steel Project located in central San Diego County, near the communities of Ramona and Santa Ysabel, California. An application for this project was submitted to the CPUC on March 13, 2013 (Application A.13-03-003) and…

BILL TO REGULATE DRONES, PROTECT PRIVACY INTRODUCED

November 7, 2013 (Washington D.C.) –The Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act was introduce November 4 in the Senate. “The FAA’s plan falls far short of putting in place the necessary privacy protections for the commercialization of drone use in U.S. airspace,” Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)said in a statement. “This disregard for the need for…

San Diego Supervisor Bill Horn Interview – Bill, for Real

‘I made it over to the Borrego Sun newspaper office well before my interview appointment with Supervisor Bill Horn, but when I arrived, he was already sitting out front visiting with Ellen and Anita.  He called out as I picked up my pace, “I’m early.”  I mumbled something about seeing him the other day (at…

DRONE TESTING AREA CREATES HUGE LIABILITY, AND MANY QUESTIONS

READER’S EDITORIAL: Dave Patterson November 18, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – On September 24, the County of San Diego: Board of Supervisors threw their support behind a Southern California Drone Testing zone. This rash decision puts San Diego County at risk for $2.7 billion in liability for the property alone if a Drone goes…

Proposed drone test site worries the backcountry

At the Pines Hills area home of Lisa Elkins, Lisa’s cat “Phineas” relaxes next to a map of California that depicts the area of the state that’s planned for a federal drone test site. Planning how they’ll fight it are local residents John Raifsnider, left, and Laurel Granquist, at right. — Charlie Neuman San Diego…