TRUMP BROADENS ICE SWEEPS TO INCLUDE MANY MORE IMMIGRANTS

SENATOR ATKINS SAYS CALIF. WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT TRANSGENDER STUDENTS AFTER TRUMP ROLLS BACK RIGHTS

MEGADATA WEB MAKES QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD FOR FAST AND SECURE COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

BORDER ANGELS LEADER BLAMES TRUMP POLICIES FOR DEPORTED MIGRANT’S SUICIDE

CONGRESSWOMAN DAVIS TO HOST TOWN HALL SATURDAY AT SDSU

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

ANESTHESIOLOGIST SUES SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS FEB. 25-MARCH 26

ISSA INTRODUCES REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR OBAMACARE: BUT IS IT A FIX, OR JUST A BANDAID APPROACH?

SWAT TEAM IN SANTEE

TRUMP CALLS MEDIA “ENEMY OF AMERICAN PEOPLE”; PROMINENT CONSERVATIVES AND MEDIA LEADERS DENOUNCE WORDS, DRAW COMPARISONS TO INFAMOUS DICTATORS

TRUMP BROADENS ICE SWEEPS TO INCLUDE MANY MORE IMMIGRANTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 23, 2017 (San Diego) — Immigration and Customs Enforcement Secretary John F. Kelly has signed sweeping new guidelines that dramatically expand powers of federal authorities to detain and deport many more undocumented immigrants than in the past – including some who have never been arrested or convicted of any crime.

LEMON GROVE COUNCILMAN JERRY JONES ASKS SANDAG FOR INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO DECEPTIVE INFO ON MEASURE A

 

East County News Service

February 23, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – After Voice of San Diego revealed that SANDAG misled voters on projected revenues for the Measure A transportation initiative (see stories here and here),  seven SANDAG members said they were not informed of the botched forecast and have signed a letter calling for an investigation, VOSD reported.

SPRING CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO CUYAMACA COLLEGE FEB. 24 WITH BLACK HISTORY MONTH TRIBUTE

 

East County News Service

February 23, 2017 (Rancho San Diego) - A celebration of black history that includes music, dance, spoken word and theater performances takes center stage when the annual Spring Concert Series gets underway Friday, Feb. 24, at Cuyamaca College.

SANTEE GARDEN CLUB ANNUNCES MARCH AND APRIL EVENTS

 

East County News Service

February 23, 2017 (Santee) – The Santee Garden Club announces upcoming meetings,  an “All About Worms” vermicomposting workshop, and a plant sale.

The club meetings at the Santee Library (9225 Carlton Hills Blvd., #17) on the third Saturday of each month at 9:30 a.m.

MEGADATA WEB MAKES QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD FOR FAST AND SECURE COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

 

“Diseases could be found in the early stages…Then your doctor could prescribe an appropriate medicine, after processing your DNA analysis on his own machine,” – Nikolai Pepik, CEO, Megadata Web

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  George Toms, PhD, right; Nikolai Pepik, left, demonstrate high-speed processing capabilities of Megadata Web

February 23, 2017 (San Diego) -- Imagine processing data on your own laptop 10,000 times faster than ever before-- with complete security.  That future is here—thanks to revolutionary software devised by Megadata Web, a San Diego-based technology company offering quantum leap improvements for web browsing, data mining, editing and analyzing a treasure-trove of information.

HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION INTO SUSPICIOUS DEATH IN LAKESIDE CAR FIRE

 

East County News Service

February 23, 2017 (Lakeside) – Sheriff’s deputies responded to a vehicle fire on a cul-de-sac in the 11200 block of Mast Boulevard in Lakeside last night shortly after 11 p.m.  They found a vehicle fully engulfed in flames.

SENATOR ATKINS SAYS CALIF. WILL CONTINUE TO PROTECT TRANSGENDER STUDENTS AFTER TRUMP ROLLS BACK RIGHTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Gavin Grimm, transgender student whose case is on appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court

February 23, 2017 (San Diego) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday ordered the Department of Education and the Justice Department to withdraw guidelines that required schools to protect transgender students under Title IX, the federal law which bans sex discrimination in all public schools.

CONGRESSWOMAN DAVIS TO HOST TOWN HALL SATURDAY AT SDSU

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 23, 2017 (San Diego) – Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) invites constituents to attend a town hall meeting Saturday, March 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University (in the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union) at 6075 Aztec Circle Drive, San Diego.

BORDER ANGELS LEADER BLAMES TRUMP POLICIES FOR DEPORTED MIGRANT’S SUICIDE

 

By Chris Stone

Reprinted from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo via Facebook: Guadalupe Olivas Valencia, gardener who jumped off bridge at border after deportation, unable to support his three children after wife’s death

February 23, 2017 (San Diego) -- The founder and head of San Diego-based Border Angels blames President Donald Trump’s “extreme” immigration policies for the apparent suicide of a deported Mexican immigrant.

CLIMATE MOBILIZATION RALLY ENERGIZES SAN DIEGANS

 

By Bill Wellhouse, SanDiego350

Photo, left: Rally stage. Photo by Bill Wellhouse

The local affiliate of The Climate Mobilization, led by Derek and Nancy Cassady, held a rally Tuesday evening, February 21, 2017 at the Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building on Front Street in downtown San Diego. An energetic crowd gathered at 6:00 p.m.to protest the Trump administration’s national climate policy and to promote The Climate Mobilization’s solution to the climate crisis. The group’s primary mission is to induce the federal government to adopt a World War II-style mobilization to bring the nation to zero greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. This effort, they state, will revitalize American jobs and boost the economy.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS DOWN NO. 7/11 CAL STATE FULLERTON 5-4

 

 

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  CJ Saylor got the final three outs to record his first save of the seaon in the win over CSU Fullerton Wednesday night.

February 23, 2017 (Fullerton, Calif.) - In a game that went back and forth, San Diego State had the final say as it defeated No. 7/11 Cal State Fullerton, 5-4, Wednesday evening at Goodwin Field. With the win, the Aztecs improved to 3-2 on the season while Fullerton saw its recorded drop to 2-2.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: LACKLUSTER EFFORT LEADS TO 63-55 LOSS TO FRESNO STATE

 

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Story and photo by Liz Alper

February 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball looked to win their fourth game in a row and go to 17-10 (9-6 in MW play) against 16-11 (8-7 in Mountain West play) Fresno State and sweep the season series with the Bulldogs tonight at Viejas Arena.

CLIMATE & SECURITY CONFERENCE REVEALS DISTURBING ATTITUDE SHIFT

 

By Mark Hughes, SanDiego350

February 22, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - On February 21, 2017, an audience of approximately 75 attended the Security & Climate Change: Issues and Perspectives conference, held in the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park. Organized and funded by The Center for Climate and Security (with the support of The San Diego Foundation and Skoll Global Threats Fund). The program focused on the threat climate change imposes on world stability, the burden it puts on the US military, and what they, as well as our local and state governments, are doing to plan for the consequences. The conference was followed by a screening of a new documentary entitled "The Age of Consequences."

LAKESIDE RIVER PARK CONSERVANCY ANNOUNCES 2017 SPECIAL EVENTS

 

East County News Service

February 22, 2017 (Lakeside) – From a 5K run/walk to the ever popular Boars and Brew fest, classes, hikes, a gala and a haunted trail, Lakeside  River Park Conservancy has a wealth of fascinating events coming up this year.

PICKWICK PLAYERS BRING CHARACTERS TO LIFE IN TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

 

By Kathy Carpenter, Associate/Youth Reviewer www.sdtheatrereviews.com

February 22, 2017 (Santee) – In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch admonished his children to walk in someone else's shoes before judging them. You cannot know another clearly until you have considered things through their eyes. That’s a lesson we could all benefit from if we chose to exercise the option more.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS IN TOUGH DEFENSIVE BATTLE AT FRESNO STATE

 

SDSU did not allow a Fresno State field goal for 6:10 in the fourth quarter

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Geena Gomez courtesy goaztecs.com

February 22, 2017 (Fresno) - San Diego State women’s basketball battled Fresno State until the clock ran out, shutting out the Bulldogs from a field goal for over six minutes in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell in a defensive juggernaut, 59-50, against its Mountain West foe Fresno State Wednesday night in Save Mart Center.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

East County News Service

February 22, 2017 (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:

LOCAL

STATE

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ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

East County News Service

February 22, 2017 (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.

WORLD

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ANESTHESIOLOGIST SUES SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL

 

Update February 23, 2017 -  Hear our interview with Dr. Patrick Sullivan, originally aired on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio, by clicking the audio download link.

Dr. Patrick Sullivan alleges he was harassed into resigning after blowing the whistle on secret videotaping of female patients and other concerns; hospital denies wrongdoing

February 5, 2017 (La Mesa) – Dr. Patrick Sullivan, an anesthesiologist with 25 years’ experience locally, has filed a lawsuit in Superior Court against Sharp Grossmont Hospital and retained a high-powered trial lawyer.

Audio: 

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS FEB. 25-MARCH 26

 

East County News Service

February 22, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - This week’s Destination East County includes black history celebrations in Spring Valley and Cuyamaca College.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Jungle Book for Kids, concerts, carnival rides, a daffodil show, open house at a camel dairy, a healthcare fair and a stargazing party.

So scroll down for all of these events and many more!

THOUGHTS ON EMMETT TILL DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH

 

The Blood Of Emmett Till, by Timothy B. Tyson (Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, 2017, 291 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

“Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  • Sir Winston Churchill

February 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The Blood Of Emmett Till is perhaps the most painful and disturbing book that I have ever read, and I am a professional writer and book reviewer, having written more than 200 book reviews. Two of those book reviews contributed towards the authors winning the NAACP Image Award in Literature; Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Gregory Reed’s Obama Talks Back. It parallels Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America by James Allen and Hilton Als, which I also had written a review of.

ISSA INTRODUCES REPLACEMENT PLAN FOR OBAMACARE: BUT IS IT A FIX, OR JUST A BANDAID APPROACH?

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 22, 2017 (San Diego) — San Diego Republican Congressman Darrell Issa on Tuesday announced that he has released a “discussion draft” of his bill to repeal Obamacare and replace it with a new plan.  Issa’s “The Access to Insurance for All Americans Act” would give all Americans access to buy in to same insurance plans provided to federal employees and their families—but not at the heavily discounted rates provided to federal workers.

ATKINS COAUTHORS UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE BILL IN CALIFORNIA

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 22, 2017 (San Diego) – California could become the first state in the nation to have universal healthcare coverage for all residents, if a bill introduced by State Senators Toni Atkins from San Diego and Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens becomes law.

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS DROP 7-5 DECISION TO UC IRVINE

 

Five-run deficit proves too much to overcome

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  David Henslety had a pair of RBI in the contest at UC Irvine Tuesday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 22, 2017 (Irvine, Calif.) - San Diego State was unable to recover from a five-run deficit after four innings as it dropped a 7-5 decision to UC Irvine Tuesday night at Anteater Ballpark. With the loss, the Aztecs evened their early season ledger at 2-2 while the Anteaters improved to 2-1.

SANTEE COUNCIL VOTES TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR MOVIE THEATERS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 21, 2017 (Santee) – For the past 20 years, Santee has lacked an indoor movie theatre, having only a drive-in that’s a throw-back from the ‘50s. But soon, city residents will be able to choose from multiple films to view without leaving town or parking at the drive-in venue.

SDSU SOFTBALL: BIG FIRST INNING AND INSURANCE RUNS GIVE AZTECS 10-4 WIN OVER SIENA

 

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February 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Since the rest of the Campbell/Cartier Classic last weekend was rained out, SDSU softball didn't returne to Aztec Softball Stadium until tonight when they hosted the Siena University Saints on Tuesday night.  Senior righty Erica Romero got the start for the Aztecs against Siena’s freshman righty Maddie McMahon.

PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM ORGANIZATIONS URGE OFFICIALS TO ALLOW REPORTERS TO COVER STANDING ROCK WITHOUT HARASSMENT OR ARREST

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 21, 2017 (Indianapolis) -- The Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism groups are urging officials in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to allow journalists to do their jobs at Standing Rock.  SPJ and the Committee to Protect Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, National Press Photographers Association and Online News Association sent a letter today as the planned enforcement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ evacuation order to protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline camp in is underway. 

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 21: FRESNO STATE

 

Story and photo by Liz Alper

February 21, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs men's basketball has won three straight.  Again.  They have only won four straight once this season.  They're looking to do it again tomorrow night against Fresno State at home.  Coach Steve Fisher, junior guard Trey Kell and junior forward Malik Pope sat down with the media today at the team's weekly press conference.

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