DEADLY MANGE LINKED TO RODENT POISONS

THIEVES STEAL $3,000 FROM LEMON AVE. ELEMENTARY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL; GO FUND ME SITE SET UP TO REPLACE LOST MONEY

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CONVENES SESSION WITH GREEEN BUILDING INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BRING MANUFACTURING JOBS TO EAST COUNTY

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SPECTACULAR SUNSET IN JAMUL

ALL LANES ON SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

COUNTY WARNS OF POTENTIAL EBT CARD SCAM

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS NOV. 17-DEC. 16

HOVERBOARDS RECALLED DUE TO FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

LIVING WITH LIONS: NOV. 18 AT RAMONA RANCH WINERY

DID TRUMP TAMPER WITH A WITNESS IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION?

“PROTECT IRAQI CHRISTIANS” DEMONSTRATION THURSDAY IN EL CAJON CALLS FOR PEACE, END TO GENOCIDE

SDSU FOOTBALL: PENNY SETS MORE SCHOOL RECORDS AS AZTECS DOWN NEVADA 42-23

 

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November 19, 2017 (San Diego) - Senior running back Rashaad Penny set an SDSU record for most all-purpose rushing yards in a game, rushing for 429 Saturday night against Nevada as the Aztecs knocked off the Wolf Pack 42-23. 

HOLIDAY CHEER AND MORE AT SAN PASQUAL WINERY

 

East County News Service

November 18, 2017 (La Mesa) – Looking for holiday cheer?  San Pasqual Winery’s tasting room in La Mesa is offering cork wreath making classes, an evening of wine and cheese, and live music nights featuring musicians specializing in jazz, classical, and guitar ranging from country to classic rock and more.  For a full schedule of holiday season happenings, scroll down.

THIEVES STEAL $3,000 FROM LEMON AVE. ELEMENTARY HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL; GO FUND ME SITE SET UP TO REPLACE LOST MONEY

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2017 (La Mesa) – A Go Fund Me page has been set up to restore funds stolen during the PTA Halloween fundraising carnival at Lemon Grove Elementary School in La Mesa.

DEADLY MANGE LINKED TO RODENT POISONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Bobcat with necrotic mange in Deerhorn Valley, 2012

November 18, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Deadly outbreaks of mange in wildlife across California has been linked to second-generation anti-coagulant poisons meant to kill rats and other rodents.  Locally, numerous cases of mange have been reported among coyotes in Lakeside as recently as this month.  In Deerhorn Valley, the Antler documented bobcats dying of necrotic mange from second generation rodenticides in 2012. 

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS WINS THRILLER VS. CAL STATE FULLERTON TO STAY UNDEFEATED

 

SDSU is 3-0 for just the 10th time in program history

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 18, 2017 (San Diego) - With just five seconds on the clock, senior captain Geena Gomez scored the go-ahead basket to give San Diego State women’s basketball its third straight win to open the season, a 59-58 nail biter over Cal State Fullerton Saturday afternoon in Viejas Arena.

CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE CONVENES SESSION WITH GREEEN BUILDING INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BRING MANUFACTURING JOBS TO EAST COUNTY

 

“We can create at least 6,000 jobs here.” – Pete Beauregard

By Miriam Raftery

November 17, 2017 (Ramona) – Out of the ashes of the 2007 firestorm in Ramona, Casa Aguilar arose.  The home of Pete  Beauregard and his wife, Amy McQuillan, just won the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Innovation Award for zero net energy use. It’s also built to withstand wildfires. 

On October 24, Beauregard, a rancher, veteran, ex-rodeo bullrider and candidate for Congress in the 50th Congressional district took the bull by the horns and convened a think tank meeting at his visionary home. The event brought together top green industry leaders to brainstorm ideas for bringing green manufacturing and building jobs to East County.

SEE SMOKE? FIREFIGHTERS TRAINING AT VALHALLA HIGH SCHOOL THIS WEEKEND



By Miriam Raftery

November 18, 2017 (Rancho San Diego)--San Miguel Fire District along with Heartland Fire Rescue and Santee Fire Department will be conducting fire and rescue training this weekend at Vahalla High School, located at 1725 Hillsdale Road in the Rancho San Diego area of unincorporated El Cajon.

The fire rescue drill will be Saturday November 18 and Sunday November 19 from 9am to 3pm.  Smoke machines will be used during training - neighbors might see smoke coming from the school during these training events.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SPECTACULAR SUNSET IN JAMUL

 

East County News Service

November 17, 2017 (Jamul) – UCSD’s HP-Wren video camera atop Lyon’s Peak in Jamul captured this stunning sunset last week. 

You can view a dazzling time-lapse video here, taken November 7th:  http://c1.hpwren.ucsd.edu/…/lp-s-…/large/20171107/MP4/Q6.mp4

ALL LANES ON SOUTHBOUND I-5 CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY NIGHTS

 

 

 

East County News Service

November 17, 2017 (San Diego) — Caltrans crews will close all southbound lanes of Interstate 5 (I-5) from the Interstate 805 merge to La Jolla Village Drive Sunday and Monday night from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for bridge work.

All motorists will be detoured to southbound I-805, to westbound State Route 52, to the SR-52/I-5 interchange.

Crews will be working on two separate bridge projects. One is the construction of the Gilman Drive Bridge project, the other is bridge maintenance at the I-5 Sorrento Valley Viaduct, this pavement work will take place on the main lanes of I-5.

"CHRISTMAS IN ALPINE" HOME TOUR DEC. 16TH

 

East County News Service

November 16, 2017 (Alpine) - The Alpine Woman’s Club will hold its Twelfth Annual “Christmas in Alpine” Home Tour on Saturday, December 16th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You will have an opportunity to view five stunning country estates and stroll through Kathy and Mario’s quaint and spectacular Alpine Country Garden and Gifts Shop and the beautifully decorated Alpine Community Church. The Historic Town Hall will be open from 1pm till 4pm. Andrew Piondexter will display his incredible Nutcracker collection. He originally started his collection about five years ago for one of his teachers. He added to his collection and now has almost 300 Nutcrackers. They range in size from two inches to five feet tall.

PROTEST IN EL CAJON FRIDAY 11/17 OVER PROPOSAL TO CURTAIL WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN IRAQ

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo: Iraqi Democratic Current

 

November 16, 2017 (El Cajon) - A proposal that would reduce a girl’s marriageable age to puberty, right to decline sex to a husband, eliminate inheritance rights and child custody decisions for women passed its first reading in the Iraqi Parliament on October 30. The bill still requires a second reading to become law.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

November 16, 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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UBER DRIVER SENTENCED TO 80 YEARS FOR RAPES

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 15, 2017 (El Cajon) – An El Cajon judge has sentenced John David Sanchez, a former Uber driver, to over 80 years in prison after Sanchez pled guilty to 34 counts of raping or sexually assaulting nine unconscious women and teenage girls as young as 13.  Superior Court Judge Evan Kirvin called Sanchez a sexual predator.

TAX PROPOSAL WOULD REVERSE PROGRESS IN ENSURING ALL CALIFORNIA VETERANS HAVE A PLACE TO CALL HOME

 

East County News Service

November 15, 2017 (Sacramento) – CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani has issued a stating warning veterans about the impacts of the tax proposal in Congress.

He says, “Former service members living in California could end up on the streets if Congress passes its draft tax proposal. This hasty plan would eliminate tax-exempt bonds, which help us fight homelessness and find affordable housing for California veterans.”

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS NOV. 17-DEC. 16

 

East County News Service

November 15, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - This week’s Destination East County includes a Swing with Santa charity golf tournament, live music at La Mesa Wine Works, a meteor shower watching event at Oakoasis Park in Lakeside, and the ever-popular Mother Goose Parade.

Plus we’ll have a preview of coming attractions over the next month including Pomegranate Days at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona, Holiday Lights on Main in El Cajon, holiday hay rides in Santa Ysabel, a Julian Country Christmas, a bonfire and ice skating in Lemon Grove, Lakeside’s Spirit of Christmas on Maine, a Christmas Cabaret, La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village, and the San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra’s “Sounds Good” performance of Handel’s Messiah and other holiday favorites.

So stay tuned for all of these events and many more!

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

November 15, 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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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

HOVERBOARDS RECALLED DUE TO FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 15, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – If your child’s holiday wish list includes a hoverboard, you may want to tell Santa to think twice before delivering one.  The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued seven more hoverboard recalls Tuesday due to fire and explosion hazards.  The Commission has previously recalled many other hoverboard models.

CITIZENS' OVERSIGHT TO SUBMIT FORMAL PETITION TO NRC CALLING FOR NATIONAL MORATORIUM ON USE OF THIN, SINGLE-LAYER CANISTERS FOR NUCLEAR WASTE

 

Moratorium may block planned movement of nuclear spent fuel into thin canisters at San Onofre

Source: Citizens’ Oversight

November 15, 2017 (San Diego) -- Ray Lutz, Founder of Citizens Oversight, announced last week that the "HELLMSS-MELO Proposal" will be submitted as a component of a petition to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), calling for a national moratorium on the use of thin, single-wall nuclear waste canisters.

LIVING WITH LIONS: NOV. 18 AT RAMONA RANCH WINERY

 

East County News Service

November 14, 2017 (Ramona) - Shy, but by no means cowardly, our hills are alive with mountain lions. 

If you’re interested in learning about local wildlife, you’re invited to attend “Living with Lions” this Saturday, November 18th at 1 p.m. at the Ramona Ranch Winery. 

You’ll hear about local mountain lions roaming San Diego County in this special presentation by the Mountain Lion Foundation. In addition, learn about the Julian Project focused on increasing safety for people, pets, livestock and lions.

SCHOOL SHOOTING IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA RAISES SAFETY CONCERNS FOR STUDENTS

 

By Jonathan Goetz and Miriam Raftery

November 14, 2017 (San Diego) -- Another mass shooting has occurred, this time northern California, where a gunman killed four people  and injured 10 before being shot dead in a shoot-out with law enforcement on Tuesday.

ADOPTION FEES WAIVED FOR ALTERED SHELTER ANIMALS

 

If you want to be sure to take home a new furry friend the same day you meet, here’s a deal for you. County Animal Services is waiving fees on all dogs, cats and rabbits that have already been spayed or neutered.

DID TRUMP TAMPER WITH A WITNESS IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION?

 

By Miriam Raftery

Judicial nominee Brett J. Talley failed to disclose that his wife, a White House lawyer, is a witness in the Mueller investigation

November 14, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – A former White House ethics lawyer is accusing President Donald Trump of tampering with a witness in special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia and whether Trump has obstructed justice.

HEPATITIS A OUTBREAK IS SHOWING SIGNS OF SLOWING

 

The hepatitis A outbreak appears to be slowing as the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today it had topped 100,000 vaccinations in the effort to bring the outbreak under control.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 11/14: BACK IN ACTION

 

 

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For videos of David Wells’ and Parker Baldwin’s portions of the press conference, click “read more” and scroll down.

November 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football is back in action this week after a bye week, taking on Nevada this Saturday.  Head coach Rocky Long, senior tight end David Wells and junior safety Parker Baldwin sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

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