August 2017 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO NO. 9 UCLA 5-1

 

Aztecs receive goal from Utush

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August 18, 2017 (Pasadena) - San Diego State, which fielded a lineup the featured six first-time starters, dropped its season opener Friday night at UCLA, 5-1. The decision puts the Aztecs at 0-1 on the year, while the ninth-ranked Bruins move to 1-0.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: NON-EXISTENT PADRES OFFENSE GRANTS NATIONALS GAME TWO WIN

 

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Photo:  the Nationals stoned the Padres offensively and defensively.  Via @Nationals on Twitter

August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - Pitching was good for the Padres last night, but Ryan Zimmerman was too tough to beat and the Nats took game one on his eighth inning home run.  Luckily, there’s still three more games left, including tonight’s.  Matt Grace, starting in place of Max Scherzer, started on the hill for the Nationals against Luis Perdomo.


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GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS LEARN USING THE LATEST MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

 

East County News Service

August 18, 2017 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) has awarded a $89,440 grant to Grossmont College’s Allied Health Division. The grant will be applied towards the purchase of three pieces of equipment that will assist in the training of cardiovascular, respiratory and orthopedic technology students.


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READER’ S EDITORIAL: LEMON GROVE RESIDENTS, BEWARE OF PETITION SOLICITORS REGARDING CHANGES TO RECENT MEDICAL MARIJUANA DISPENSARY ORDINANCE

 

By Jennifer Mendoza, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Lemon Grove

August 18, 2017 (Lemon Grove) -- Less than a year ago, the voters of Lemon Grove narrowly approved an ordinance to allow Medical Marijuana Dispensaries (MMD) to operate in our city. This ordinance was written by a coalition of MMD businesses and proponents. This same coalition is now unhappy with some of the language and restrictions they wrote into the ordinance. They wish to force the city to hold a special election in 2017, so that they can change the language.


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JAY MORRIS NAMED MEN'S BASKETBALL DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

 

Dutcher completes coaching staff with hire of Morris

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August 18, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball head coach Brian Dutcher has completed his coaching staff with the addition of Jay Morris as the program’s director of player development. Morris fills the void left by Tim Shelton, who was elevated to the position of assistant coach in May.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: NATS END PITCHERS' DUEL TO WIN GAME ONE

 

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Photo:  Though the Padres lost tonight, they had some shining moments, like this catch by Manuel Margot to save a double.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres are riding high after a sweep of the Phillies, so they decided to try their luck against a tougher (think first-in-the-NL-East-with-a-71-47-record-and-one-of-the-best-teams-in-baseball tougher) NL East opponent, the Washington Nationals.  For four games.  Talk about over-confident.  Edwin Jackson starts for the Nats against Jhoulys Chacin.


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SKETCH RELEASED OF MAN WHO ATTACKED AND INJURED ALPINE WOMAN IN JUNE

 

East County News Service

August 17, 2017 (Alpine) — Authorities seek public help to find the man shown in this artist’s sketch.  He is wanted for attacking a 63-year-old woman who was walking in Alpine on the evening of June 20th, breaking her nose and causing numerous scrapes and bruises.


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SILVERGATE THREATENS LITIGATION AFTER LA MESA CITY COUNCIL DEADLOCKS ON LITTLE FLOWER HAVEN REDEVELOPMENT

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo, left, Susan Wayne, La Mesa resident, speaks out

August 17, 2017 (La Mesa) - Pathfinder Silvergate La Mesa, LLC is threatening litigation following a 2-2 deadlock of the La Mesa City Council in their development proposal at the Little Flower Haven former convent site at 8585 La Mesa Blvd.


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SDSU'S HALEIGH KRAUSE WINS OREGON WOMEN'S STROKE PLAY TITLE

 

Aztec women’s golfer was lone player to card red figure for event

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August 17, 2017 (Portland, Ore.) - San Diego State’s Haleigh Krause (Eugene, Ore.) captured medalist honors at the Oregon Women’s Stroke Play Championship on Wednesday after posting a combined 3-under-par 141 at Rose City Golf Club. The Aztec rising senior led wire-to-wire, carding rounds of 72-69 to become the lone competitor in the 47-player field to finish the 27th annual tournament below par.


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SDSU FOOTBALL NAMES CAPTAINS FOR 2017 SEASON

 

Penny, Rosales, Kelly and Lomax elected captains for 2017 campaign

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Photo:  2017 Aztec captains (L-to-R) Kameron Kelly, Trey Lomax and Rashaad Penny (Antonio Rosales not pictured) exchanging gifts at MCAS Miramar.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football has named seniors Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.), Antonio Rosales (Tucson, Ariz.), Kameron Kelly (Murphy, Texas) and Trey Lomax (San Diego, Calif.) as its captains for the 2017 campaign.


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AZTECS ATHLETICS PRESS CONFERENCE 8/17: A NEW SEASON

 

 

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Videos and quotes courtesy goaztecs.com

Click read more to see Mike Friesen's (women's soccer head coach) video

August 17, 2017 (San Diego) - A new Aztecs football and soccer season is upon us and today, head coach Rocky Long and SDSU women's soccer head coach Mike Friesen sat down with the media to give the inside scoop.


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LA MESA VICE MAYOR QUITS REPUBLICAN PARTY OVER RACISM

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 17, 2017 (La Mesa, California)—La Mesa Councilmember and Vice Mayor Kristine C. Alessio has quit the Republican Party over the party’s failure to take a stand against racism.

“I’m out of the Republican Party,” Alessio announced on her Facebook page yesterday. “I’ll never be pro choice, never be against the second amendment, but I cannot stand with anyone who will not say no to racism and prejudice. Count me as decline to state and in favor of liberty.”


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READER’S EDITORIAL: WHITE SUPREMACIST VIOLENCE IS NOT FREE SPEECH

 

 

Statement by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of California

 August 17, 2017 (San Diego) -- Our country’s greatest strengths are the diversity of its people and the principles of equal dignity and inclusion that unite us all. There are troubling events planned in our state in the coming weeks. This is an incredibly painful and difficult time for millions of Californians. 

For those who are wondering where we stand – the ACLU of California fully supports the freedom of speech and expression, as well as the freedom to peacefully assemble. We review each request for help on a case-by-case basis, but take the clear position that the First Amendment does not protect people who incite or engage in violence.


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TRUMP SHIFTS STANCE ON KKK AND NEO-NAZIS, HAS CANCELLED FUNDING TO COMBAT THEIR RECRUITING EFFORTS

 

 

Update August 17, 2017 -- President Trump has backed off his words from Monday  in an angry speech to reporters  yesteraday, where he claimed counterprotesters were "very violent" and that there were "good people" on both sides. His appeasement and excusing of those in a march with Nazi flags prominently displayed has appalled many, prompting resignation of numerous CEOs off his business advisory panel which Trump dissolved as more and more quit in protest over his racial views. Watch video on CNN.

By Miriam Raftery

Rally organizer tells HBO Vice reporter on video, "A lot more people are going to die."

August 15, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – President  Donald Trump on Monday issued a strong statement denouncing groups by name  that participated in the Charlottesville, Virginia gathering of radical racist hate organizations, at which a Nazi sympathizer plowed a vehicle into a crowd of protesters, killing a woman and injuring 19 others.

the president's announced came two days after the attack – and following a barrage of criticism including leaders in both parties who faulted Trump for not specifically denouncing white supremacism earlier.

"Racism is evil -- and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans," Trump said Monday."Those who spread violence in the name of bigotry strike at the very core of America," he added.  View the President’s full statement: http://www.10news.com/news/national/trump-expected-to-condemn-hate-group... .


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HEATED DISCUSSION ABOUT STATION 19 AT SAN MIGUEL FIRE BOARD MEETING

By Kendra Sitton

August 16, 2017 (Spring Valley) -- Finding a new home for Bostonia’s Station 19 dominated the San Miguel Consolidated Fire Protection District Board meeting on Aug. 9.

Upon a motion by Director McKenna, seconded by Director Kim Raddatz, the board voted unanimously to direct the Fire Chief to hire a consultant to plan, direct and oversee the due diligence processes and respective timelines, and make recommendations back to the Board on options for placement of a short-term and/or permanent fire station at 657 E. Bradley, El Cajon.


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ISAAC ARTENSTEIN: TELLING FRONTIER JEWISH STORIES

 

By Mimi Pollack

Photos courtesy Cinewest Productions

August 16, 2017 (San Diego) -- Filmmaker Isaac Artenstein likes to tell good stories, especially unknown ones, and if those stories inform and entertain others, even better. He feels that the Jews of the Southwest have an untold story as the narrative has been mostly about the Anglo westward expansion; whereas other immigrants are also part of the history. He wants to show one of the missing pieces of the puzzle. To that end, he is working on a four part series of documentaries, Frontier Jews, which covers Jews of the Southwest, including New Mexico, San Diego, Arizona [Tucson] and El Paso. The documentary on New Mexico, Challah Rising in the Desert has just been completed and the one on San Diego, To the Ends of the Earth is near completion.


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SYCUAN POW-WOW SEPT. 8-10 HONORS TRIBAL TRADITIONS

 

East County News Service

August 16, 2017 (El Cajon) - The Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay Nation will host its 28th annual Powwow on September 8th, 9th and 10th at the Sycuan reservation’s powwow grounds, next to the Sycuan Casino (5459 Sycuan Road, El Cajon).


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BEHIND THE SCENES WORLD OF U.S. INTELLIGENCE

 

Whistleblower At The CIA: A Path Of Dissent – An Insider’s Account Of The Politics Of Intelligence, by Melvin A. Goodman (City Lights Books, San Francisco, 2017, 421 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - Melvin A. Goodman, a former Soviet analyst at the CIA and the Department of State for 24 years, and a professor of international relations at the War College for 18 years, has written an intriguing and thought provoking book about espionage and politics; Whistleblower at the CIA. This is a timely and definitive book on the current state of affairs between America and Russia.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET FIRST SWEEP IN AN ETERNITY WITH 3-0 WIN OVER PHILLIES

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers was acrobatic today; a single and a triple steal in the fourth gave the Padres the lead.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres pounded the Phillies with offense last night to take the series and today, they looked for the sweep.  Nick Pivetta started for the Phillies against Clayton Richard.


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SDSU'S RASHAAD PENNY NAMED TO THIRD PRE-SEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAM

 

Penny named a 2017 CBS Sports preseason third-team All-America selection

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August 16, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State football senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 CBS Sports Preseason Second-Team All-American as a kick returner, which was announced today on CBSSports.com. It is the third preseason All-America team that Penny has made as a kick returner as he was also a second-team honoree by Phil Steele Magazine and a third-team pick by Athlon Sports.


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FUN, FOOD AND PRIZES AT LA MESA CHAMBER'S SUMMER BASH BUSINESS EXPO AUGUST 17

 

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August 16, 2017 (La Mesa) – The public is invited to join members of the business community to view the goods and services they provide, mix and mingle on Thursday, August 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa.). You can also taste foods from many local restaurants and win over40 door prizes from participating vendors.


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WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

August 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

For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.


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AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE: JULIAN APPLE DAYS FESTIVAL SEPT. 23-24

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 16, 2017 (Julian) -- If you love apples, the Julian Apple Days Festival on September 23rd and 24th is the place to be.  Located at Menghini Winery (1150 Julian Orchards Drive) in historic Julian, the event features Julian’s famous apple pie, gold panning demonstrations, a falconry performance, live music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests and more.


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS


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CLEAR THE SHELTER DAYS: COUNTY WAIVES ADOPTION FEES ON AUGUST 19

 

Looking for a new pet to add to the family? Take advantage of Clear the Shelters day Saturday, August 19.

County Animal Services is joining shelters around the region in waiving adoption fees for the day in a coordinated effort to get as many pets as possible into homes.


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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS


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DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: AUG. 20-OCT. 22

 

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August 16, 2017 (San Diego's East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes a jazz concert at Mission Trail, the Heroes in concert in El Cajon, and the finale of Santee’s summer concert series with the Mighty Untouchables.

Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including the Ramona Country Fair, the Barona and Sycuan pow-wows, Descanso’s Deep Pit Barbecue, Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, the Alley Cat Artwalk, Julian Apple Festival, Julian Music Festival. Laguna Mountain Rendezvous and more.

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


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ECM PADRES REPORT: PADS PUMMEL PHILLIES WITH OFFENSE

 

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Photo:  Cory Spangenberg had a three-RBI night in the Padres' 8-4 win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 15, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night’s game one against the Phillies was a successful one for the Padres; they fought hard and got a three-run sixth and then some for the win and looked to get it again in game two tonight.  Mark Leiter Jr. started on the hill for the Phillies against Dinelson Lamet.


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TIES TO WHITE RACIAL HATE GROUPS BY TRUMP CABINET AND WHITE HOUSE ADVISORS DRAW SCRUTINY

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 15, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- President Donald Trump’s long tolerance of violence and hate speech by white  hate groups has long drawn criticism, brought to the forefront following his two-day-belated denouncement of deadly violence in Charlottesville at the hands of a neo-Nazi during a white supremacists  rally. 


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HELIX WATER TO CONSIDER CREATING A CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT WEDNESDAY’S MEETING

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 15, 2017 (La Mesa) -- Choosing a citizens’ advisory committee will be on the agenda (item 9) this Wednesday for the Helix Water Board. The board is considering creating the advisory group to allow ratepayers to provide feedback on assigned topics that could include water rates, budgets, conservation, strategic planning and more.


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