Let There Be Lights!

Let There Be Lights!

Your Guide to Holiday Light Displays in San Diego

It’s that time of year again, when we dust off our knotted strands of rainbow-colored incandescent and LED lights, inflate our inflatable Santa and snowmen, and prominently display them for all the world to see—in our yards and on our walls and rooftops. It’s an American tradition that dates back to Thomas Edison (circa 1880), who brought us the first electric Christmas light display as a way to market his “Miracle of Light.” Ever since, we have been mesmerized by their glow and overcome by that unmistakable, child-like feeling of wonderment that could bring a smile to even the grumpiest of Grinchy McScrooges.

We are lucky to have several Holiday light displays in San Diego that will surely twinkle your fancy. Here’s a (nice) list of San Diego neighborhoods with a little extra Yuletide flare:

 

Chula Vista’s Christmas Circle


Located along the loop of  Whitney Street and Mankato Street in San Diego’s South Bay, this neighborhood display usually runs from 5:00 to 10:00 PM through December 26.

Rancho Penasquitos’ Christmas Card Lane


Located in Rancho Penasquitos at Oviedo Street – off Black Mtn. Rd. includes Twin Trails, Carmel Mtn. Rd., Ellingham St., Renato St., Oviedo St., Twin Trails Dr., Barrymore St., Totherham Ave., Talca Ave., Allenbrook Way, Davenport Ave., Amber Sky Ln.

 El Cajon’s Jingle Bell Hill
(a.k.a. Pepper Drive Lights)

Also known as Pepper Drive lights, Jingle Bell Hill is located on Solomon Avenue and Pegeen Place.

La Mesa Neighborhood Lights

Stadler Street – Fairchild residence as featured in the Union-Tribune. Map

5475 Heidi Street – off Lake Murray Blvd. and Marengo, Dec. 10 through Jan.1, 6 to 10 pm. - Map

6761 Jackson Drive – off Cowles Mtn. Blvd. Decorations remain lit until Jan.1. 5 to 9 pm. - Map

 

Source: http://sandiego.about.com/od/thingstodo/a/holiday_lights.htm

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Oktoberfest 2012 in San Diego

Oktoberfest is coming

Where to celebrate Oktoberfest in San Diego

Obviously, when you think of Oktoberfest, you think of Munich, Germany. Six Million people attend the world’s largest fair every year. It is a sixteen day festival held from late September to early October. This event is a very important part of Bavarian culture.

However, if you are limited in time and travel, we have plenty of places right here in San Diego County to go to enjoy some beers, brats, and a little “oom-pah-pah”!

  • The Carlsbad Rotary Clubs’ Oktoberfest being held on October 6, 2012 at Holiday Park from Noon to 10PM.  Go to their website at www.rotaryoktoberfest.org for more information
  • San Diego’s Original and Authentic Oktoberfest is being held at the German American Societies of San Diego September 28,29,30, October 5,6,7. 1017 S. Mollison Ave, El Cajon, CA  92020. www.oktoberfestelcajon.com
  • Ocean Beach Oktoberfest is on Friday, October 12th from 4-10 pm, and Saturday October 13th from 11am-10pm, being held on Newport Avenue.
  • Finally…my personal favorite, The La Mesa Oktoberfest, October 5-7th. Friday and Saturday 11am-11:30pm, and Sunday Noon-5pm. This festival boasts 300 booths, 2 beer gardens, Food, rides, live music…the works.
  • Click on the link below to determine which San Diego Oktoberfest is best for you!

http://www.sandiegomagazine.com/Blogs/Around-Town/Fall-2011/Which-Oktoberfest-Should-You-Attend/

As they say in Germany…Prost!

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Fire Season is approaching, be prepared!

Wildfire season is approaching, are you prepared?

Things you can do around your home to prevent wildfires.

 According to website www.readyforwildfire.org :

Cal fire warns that this fire season may be especially dangerous, as the winter months were relatively dry. Much of the vegetation from the 2007 fires has returned. So, it is not a matter of if we are going to have a large fire…but when!  It is important for us to be prepared.

Preventative steps to make your home defensible:

  • Remove all dead plants, grass and weeds
  • Remove dead or dry leaves from your yard, roof and rain gutters
  • Keep trees trimmed so they remain a minimum of 10 feet from other trees
  • Remove branches that hang over your roof. Keep dead branches 10 feet away from your chimney
  • Relocate wood piles into an area at least 30 feet away from the house.
  • Remove vegetation and items that could catch fire from around and under decks

Assembling an Emergency Supply Kit (as per Cal Fire)

  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person. 
  • Map marked with at least two evacuation routes
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Change of clothing
  • Extra eyeglasses or contact lenses
  • An extra set of car keys, credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Sanitation supplies
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Don’t forget pet food and water!

Always keep a sturdy pair of shoes and a flashlight near your bed and handy in case of a sudden evacuation at night.

 For other tips in preparation for fire season, such as evacuation guides and the best emergency supply kits, http://www.readyforwildfire.org/defensible_space

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La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Annual Events~Oktoberfest

37th Annual Oktoberfest October 1-3

La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa Oktoberfest October 1-3

It’s that time of year again. Come and stroll along La Mesa Village for the largest 3 day Oktoberfest west of the Mississippi. There will be hundreds of craft and commercial booths, a children’s carnival, food courts, and of course…what would Oktoberfest be without BEER GARDENS!!

Parking is extremely limited so take the San Diego Trolley, Orange Line. Get off at the La Mesa Blvd stop. You will be right in the thick of things! Click here for trolley information

Hours will be Friday and Saturday 11am-11:30 pm; and Sunday 12 noon- 6pm. For more information regarding this event Click here

So long…farewell…Auf wiedersehen, adieu!

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