September 21, 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:
September 21, 2016 (La Mesa) — A firefighter was injured battling a blaze at a liquor store in the 6000 block of Lake Murray Boulevard late last night. The liquor store was at the corner of Lake Murray Blvd. and El Paso Street.
Photo: Emma Fuzie had seven kills and three blocks against USD Tuesday night on Aztec Court. Courtesy goaztecs.com
September 20, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State came up short in its annual match against No. 7 University of San Diego as it fell to the Toreros in three sets (25-21, 25-19, 26-24) Tuesday evening on Aztec Court.The win was the eighth in a row for the visitors, who improved to 9-2 on the season while SDSU saw its four-match win streak end and its record fall to 8-6.
September 20, 2016 (Santee) – Santee will soon have a new mayor for the first time in 16 years, as well as an opportunity for new faces on the city council. On Thursday, October 13, a Santee candidate forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rio Seco School, 9545 Cuyamaca Street in Santee.
Quotes courtesy of Jen Heisel, Assistant Media Relations Director, San Diego State
September 20, 2016 (San Diego) - With a much-deserved bye week this week after two big wins against Cal and Northern Illinois, San Diego State football head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman and senior running back/wide receiver Rashaad Penny sat down with the media at their weekly press conference.
September 20, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes a Latin film festival, Julian Apple days, Lemon Grove’s community potluck, Peace Day in La Mesa, and a cowboy swap meet in Descanso.
Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, Marshall Scotty’s scare trail, Haunt Fest on Main, East County’s first over-the-line tournament and a tailgate barbecue cook-off.
So scroll down for all of these events and many more!
September 16, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – East County Magazine invites you to attend a forum with candidates running for Helix Water District’s board and Lemon Grove Mayor. The forum will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Lemon Grove Library (3001 School Lane). You can meet and greet candidates from 5 to 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Come meet the candidates, hear their goals for the future and responses to questions posed by East County Magazine’s editor, plus bring questions on issues that matter most to you!
September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - Five instructors at Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have been selected by their peers as the academic year’s best faculty members. The honorees were lauded at fall convocations for exemplary service to the East County campuses.
1 of 9 community colleges nationwide to net 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award
East County News Service
September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - For the second time, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.
September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - As part of Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Grossmont College is presenting a Latino Film Festival, with free, public screenings of films that explore Latino/a culture and history at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening Sept. 20-Oct. 11 in Building 26, Room 220.
September 19, 2016 (San Diego) - After a disappointing sweep by the Rockies, the Padres came back home to face the Diamondbacks. Braden Shipley would be waiting for them and he would face Clayton Richard.
Updated to include clarification from SDG&E that its sponsorship was short-term, not long-term.
East County Magazine
By Miriam Raftery
September 19, 2016 (San Diego) — Last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune rolled out a much-touted revamp of its website featuring San Diego Gas & Electric, a division of Sempra Energy, as its only sponsor. The deal allows SDG&E to reach news readers directly with messages such as energy saving tips, but also poses potential conflicts of interests for San Diego’s largest newspaper.
SDG&E spokeswoman Stephanie Donovan has clarified that the sponsorship was only for two days, not an ongoing sponsorship. She added thiis perspective on the sponsorship:
Aztec volleyball player sets school hitting percentage record
Source: goaztecs.com pres release
Photo courtesy goaztecs.com
September 19, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State middle blocker Deja Harris has earned Mountain West Women’s Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week honors for matches played through Sunday, September 18, 2016. It is the first Conference weekly award of Harris’ career.
September 19, 2016 (Poway) — The Poway Chamber of Commerce and the Green Valley Civic Association (GVCA) will host a Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Painted Rock Elementary School multi-purpose room, 16711 Martincoit Road, Poway 92064. Candidates for both Poway City Council and the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) Board of Education will be in attendance to answer a variety of questions on the issues facing the community. The event is free and open to the public.
September 19, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The San Diego Blood Bank will accept blood donations at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church (2766 Navajo Road) in El Cajon on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the parking lot. All blood types are needed. Current inventory for the universal blood type, O negative, is at critically low levels.
Pumphrey (offensive) and Blain (special teams) earn MW weekly accolades
Photo courtesy goaztecs.com
September 19, 2016 (Colorado Springs, Co.) - San Diego State football players Donnel Pumphrey (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Tanner Blain (Lindenhurst, Ill.) have each been named Mountain West Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Pumphrey was chosen as the MW Offensive Player of the Week, while Blain garnered MW Special Teams Player-of-the-Week accolades.
By Ryan Alexander, president, Taxpayers for Common Sense
September 19, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to release its Wind and Solar Leasing Rule in the next few weeks. The rule would create a system for competitive solar and wind energy development on federal lands. It would also establish megawatt (MW) capacity fees for wind and solar energy projects in order to capture a fair market value (FMV) and a fair return for taxpayers. View the BLM proposal here.
September 19, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Census Bureau recently decided to double the official federal poverty level for cities with high costs of living, such as San Diego. Under the new calculations, nearly a third (31%) of all households in the city of San Diego are now living in poverty.
September 19, 2016 (San Diego) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton will face off on September 26th at 6 p.m.Pacific Standard Time in the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in New York. Lester Holt from NBC news will be the moderator.
Photo by Nadin Abbott, Reporting San Diego;Volunteer searchers combed burned property where two bodies were located after Sheriff's declined to search hills behind couple's home
September 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)—Campo resident Claudia Millerbragg asked the Sheriff’s Department on July 2nd to launch an internal investigation into what she and other residents described as rude unprofessional treatment by Sheriff’s officials. She says three other residents also spoke with the internal affairs
Frustrating by deputies’ lack of response to citizens’ concerns about two missing people after the Border Fire, Millerbragg was present with other local women who launched their own search and within 10 minutes, found bodies of the missing couple huddled between boulders behind their home.
Now a Sheriff’s internal investigation into the matter has closed, with a disposition of “unfounded” in part and “exonerated” in part. The finding has left residents frustrated over the apparent lack of resolution of their concerns.
September 18, 2016 (Lakeside) – Some residents of Lakeside’s El Monte Valley have voiced surprise to learn after a sand mining project was proposed that the scenic area has zoning that allows for such use. Now Robert Hintgen, a planner with the County of San Diego, has provided a history on the zoning designation.
September 18, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State closed its non-conference schedule on Sunday night with a 1-0 loss to No. 24/23 Texas Tech at SDSU Sports Deck. The difference maker was an own goal, which snapped the Aztecs’ two-game winning streak and dropped them to 2-5. The Red Raiders, meanwhile, improved to 7-1-2.
September 18, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)—Recently we interviewed Ruth Weiss, San Diego coordinator for the Election Integrity Project. The all-volunteer, nonpartisan California organization’s mission is to restore fair and honest elections in our state. It’s motto is “Every lawfully cast ballot accurately counted.”
The Election Integrity Project seeks volunteers willing to be trained to help monitor elections and vote-counting. “Whether a person can give 10 minutes or 10 hours on election day, they can make a difference. Our training is also available online at our website,” says Weiss.
Listen to our interview with Weiss by clicking the orange button above, and scroll down for more information about the organizations.
September 18, 2016 (Palomar Mountain) — Jim Hamerly and Peggy McCauley Hamerly had some unexpected visitors at the home on Palomar Mountain. They were eating breakfast at 7 a.m. when “these two young mountain lions sauntered by our home and stopped and just looked at us,” Jim posted on Facebook.