ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN EAST COUNTY MURDER CASE

JOURNALISM FORUM FEATURES EL CAJON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES OCT. 5 AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

SANTEE MAYOR AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM OCT. 13

CANDIDATE FORUM SEPT. 21: HELIX WATER AND LEMON GROVE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SEPT. 24-OCT. 21

LIGHTNING STRIKES ACROSS REGION—BUT NOWHERE NEAR RECORD 199–MILE BOLT

FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE SEPT. 26 WON’T INCLUDE GREEN OR LIBERTARIAN CANDIDATES

POVERTY ON RISE IN SAN DIEGO

INTERNAL INVESTIGATION INTO DEPUTIES' ACTIONS AFTER BORDER FIRE FIND “NO VIOLATIONS”; CITIZENS VOICE ANGER

SANTEE AND LAKESIDE STORES ABIDE BY LAW, SHERIFF’S “MINOR DECOY” PROGRAM FINDS

POLITICS IN PARADISE, PART 2: CANDIDATES FROM ACROSS OUR REGION SEPT. 29 AT BNS BREWING & DISTILLING IN SANTEE

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

September 27, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

Presidential race

General news

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

September 27, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:

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CIVIL WAR NURSING LECTURE OCT. 1 CANCELED

 

Source: Lemon Grove Historical Society

September 26, 2016 (Lemon Grove) - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Oct. 1 lecture in the Lemon Grove Library by Donna Vitale Lupinacci (an encore presentation about the rise of nursing during the U. S. Civil War) has been postponed to a later date, to be announced.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: GABBY ENGLISH NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Redshirt freshman earns first career weekly honor

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 26, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State redshirt freshman goalkeeper Gabby English has been named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week. The Winter Park, Florida native helped the Aztecs post two shutouts to vault them into first place in the league standings.

#13/11 SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EDGES USD IN OT 1-0

 

Aztecs’ Travis Nicklaw nets second game-winner of the year

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Casey Macias courtesy goaztecs.com

September 25, 2016 (San Diego) - Redshirt senior Travis Nicklaw drilled the golden goal in the fifth minute of the first overtime Sunday to lift the No. 11/11 San Diego State men’s soccer team to a thrilling 1-0 triumph over crosstown adversary San Diego at SDSU Sports Deck. With the win, the Aztecs recorded their sixth shutout of the year, improving to 5-1-2 overall, while the Toreros slip to 3-3-3 on the season.

FUGITIVE ARRESTED IN EAST COUNTY MURDER CASE

 

 

Update:  The victim has been identified as Brandon Deguzman, 21.  Cause of death has been determined to be homicide by shooting,outside the victim's home. 

By Miriam Raftery

September 25, 2016 (Santee) – A fugitive wanted in connection with a deadly shooting in unincorporated El Cajon yesterday morning is now under arrest.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS COLORADO COLLEGE 1-0

 

Milan Moses scores the game-winner in 64th minute

Source: goaztecs.com press release

September 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State defeated Colorado College, 1-0, on a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon at SDSU Sports Deck. With their second straight win, the Aztecs improved to 4-5 on the season and 2-0 in Mountain West action. The Tigers, meanwhile, fell to 5-5 and 1-1 in conference.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS COME BACK TO DEFEAT UTAH STATE IN FIVE SETS

 

Volleyball downs Utah State in MW opener

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Danielle Bolden had a career-high five service aces in the win over Utah State Saturday night on Aztec Court.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 25, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State rallied from a 2-1 set deficit to defeat visiting Utah State in five sets (26-28, 25-19, 24-26, 25-7, 15-13) Saturday evening on Aztec Court. The win was the fifth in the last six outings for the Aztecs, who improved to 9-6 overall and 1-0 in the Mountain West. Utah State, meanwhile saw its record drop to 6-7 (1-1 MW).

SDSU’S HOMELAND SECURITY PROGRAM DEVELOPS PROGRAM TO STOP ACTIVE SHOOTERS

 

Source:  Press release, SDSU Homeland Security graduate program

September 24, 2016 (San Diego) -- What can be done to stop active shooter incidents such as the one at the Washington Mall this week?  Two San Diegans who recently graduated from San Diego State University’s Homeland Security Program, have developed an innovative mobile app solution for preventing, mitigating and responding to active shooter situations. The Active Shooter Identification (ASI) application has the ability to detect a gunshot that supersedes 125 decibels.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES DAY ONE OF WEEKEND TOURNAMENTS

 

Five Aztecs competing in Tucson, San Francisco

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Marko Goles-Babic was victorious in his opening match at the Battle in the Bay Classic on Friday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 24, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team opened its 2016 fall schedule on Friday with five players competing in two tournaments at the Wildcat Invitational in Tucson, Ariz., and the Battle in the Bay Classic in San Francisco, Calif.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF LEADS AFTER DAY ONE IN NEW MEXICO

 

Aztecs’ PJ Samiere tied for first individually

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Pablo Montesanz courtesy goaztecs.com

September 23, 2016 (Alberquerque) - The 23rd-ranked San Diego State men’s golf team surged to an eight-stroke lead at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate on Friday after carding a combined 3-under par 573 during the first two rounds at the par-72, 7,555-yard UNM Championship Course.

READERS’ EDITORIAL: THE POT PEDDLER NEXT DOOR

 

By Jack and Helen Ofield, Lemon Grove

September 22, 2016 (Lemon Grove) - -Measure V on our November 8 ballot would bring up to 15 marijuana storefronts to Lemon Grove, according to Mayor Mary Sessom, serving about 4,000 pot smokers apiece, yielding a mob scene of some 60,000 addicts (more than twice the size of Lemon Grove's population).

GROSSMONT COLLEGE MEN'S LACROSSE FUNDRAISER AT THE HILLS OCT. 5

 

By Liz Alper

September 23, 2016 (La Mesa) - The Grossmont College men's lacrosse team will host their third annual Grossmont College Men's Lacrosse Fundraiser at The Hills Pub in La Mesa on October 5 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

GOODWILL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KICKS-OFF THE HALLOWEEN SHOPPING SEASON WITH ITS HALLOWEEN BOO-TIQUES

 

East County News Service

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) – Goodwill Southern California (GSC) will officially kick-off its Halloween shopping season at 8 am (one hour early), Saturday, September 24 at all of its 81 stores. The retailer brings back its popular Halloween BOO-Tiques, providing shoppers with EVERYTHING Halloween.

SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOST FREE MAMMOGRAM EVENT FOR UNDESERVED WOMEN

 

Source: Chargers media release

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Susan G. Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support will team up with the San Diego Chargers along with Family Health Centers of San Diego, Family Medical Clinic and La Maestra to host a free mammogram event for the community. Individuals who are underinsured or uninsured are encouraged to obtain breast cancer screenings at this event.

GIANTS BULLPEN DOESN'T FALTER THIS TIME; SAN FRAN TAKES GAME ONE FROM PADRES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

September 22, 2016 (San Diego) - After a good series against the Diamondbacks (albeit not getting the sweep), the Padres welcomed the Giants to Petco Park.  Jeff Samardzija would be their first pitcher to face against Christian Friedrich.

ALPINE CHAMBER PREPARES BRIGHTER COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DEC. 2

 

Source: Alpine-Mt. Empire Chamber of Commerce

Photos courtesy of the Alpine Sun

September 22, 2016 (Alpine) -- The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present new year-end holiday opportunities for residents, businesses, organizations and vendors.

NEW BILL WOULD HELP PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER

 

Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016 would set stage for improved funding and stronger warnings from EPA

Source: Environmental Integrity Project

September 22, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers introduced a new bill today in Congress that would increase funding to improve the safety of public drinking water systems in California and across the U.S. and set the stage for stronger warnings about contaminated tap water.

TARIQ KHAMISA FOUNDATION MAKES IMPACT IN SCHOOLS TO HELP END YOUTH VIOLENCE

 

By Janis Russell

September 22, 2016 (San Diego) - In 1995, 20-year-old Tariq Khamisa was shot and killed by 14-year-old Tony Hicks, a gang member. Hicks was convicted as an adult and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), a nonprofit, was established in 1995 by Tariq’s father Azim Khamisa along with Tony Hicks’ grandfather, Ples Felix.

LEMON GROVE COUNCIL APPROVES “CONNECT MAIN STREET” CONCEPT FOR CITY’S HISTORIC HEART

 

Council also advises public that Prop A transportation initiative would double road repairs in Lemon Grove

By Jonathan Goetz

Pictured: Karen Beth Pearlman, UT Reporter, taking pictures of a Connect Main Street Powerpoint 9/20/16

View the Powerpoint here

September 22, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – Lemon Grove’s City Council approved a theme for the Connect Main Street concept to commemorate the city’s historical heritage, limit traffic and create a walkable heart for the city between Broadway and Central Avenue.  Council members also informed the public that Proposition A, the regional transportation initiative, would double street repairs in Lemon Grove as well as funding freeways and bringing the trolley to UCSD.

JOURNALISM FORUM FEATURES EL CAJON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES OCT. 5 AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 22, 2016 (El Cajon) –El Cajon residents are invited to attend a Journalism  Forum featuring candidates running for the  El Cajon City Council.  The forum, co-moderated by journalists from four major media outlets, will be held on Wednesday, October 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Grossmont College in the Griffin Gate building (next to Griffin Center.)

Bring your questions, meet the candidates and hear their ideas and goals for El Cajon.

The moderators will be: Miriam Raftery,  editor of East County Magazine, Karen Pearlman, reporter for the San Diego-Union Tribune, Albert  Fulcher,  editor of the East County Californian, and Marya Fani, broadcast journalist at Mega Network. 

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