August 2018 Articles

August 2018 Articles

SDSU FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 8/28: BACK TO WORK

 

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By Liz Alper

August 28, 2018 (San Diego) - With the Aztecs taking the field for their first home game of the season against Stanford on Firday night, head coach Rocky Long, senior defensive tackle Noble Hall and junior tight end Parker Houston spoke with the media today.

POLL SHOWS HUNTER LEAD SLIPPING OVER PRIOR RACES FOLLOWING INDICTMENT

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 28, 2018 (San Diego) – In his prior five campaigns for Congress, Duncan D. Hunter waltzed easily to victory over his Democratic opponents with margins of victory ranging from 17% in 2016 to a whopping 42.8% in 2014. But a new poll by Survey USA of likely voters released Monday, days after Hunter’s indictment on federal corruption charges, shows him with a mere 7%  lead over Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.

THIS LABOR DAY AND EVERY DAY: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

 

 

By Sgt. K. Trotter, El Cajon Police

August 28, 2018 (El Cajon) — As we enter the final stretch of summer spending time at the pool or barbequing with friends and family, El Cajon Police Department is driving home the importance of celebrating responsibly by not driving, or riding a motorcycle, impaired. 

LEMON GROVE BUSINESSES TO BE HONORED

 

 

By Helen Ofield, President, Lemon Grove Historical Society 

August 28, 2018 (Lemon Grove) -- A new series from the Lemon Grove Historical Society honors businesses founded in Lemon Grove in the past 40 or more years, including those that moved on to become major national brands. The series kicks off on Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Lemon Grove City Council meeting, Community Center, 3140 School Lane.  Businesses will be honored at each city council meeting through June 19, 2018 in honor of the city's 40th anniversary of incorporation. 

LA MESA FAIR TRADE SHOPPING EVENT OCT. 14 AT ST. MARTIN OF TOURS PARISH HALL

 

East County News Service

August 28, 2018 (La Mesa) – You’re invited to “shop with joy and purpose” at the annual La Mesa Fair Trade Shopping event on Sunday, October 14th from 8 a.m. to 1 :30 p.m. at St. Martin of Tours Parish Hall, 7710 El Cajon Blvd. in La Mesa.  La Mesa.  Enjoy Fair Trade Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and lots of samples while perusing the aisles of hand made baskets, jewelry, purses, belts, wallets, handbags, jackets, scarves, toys, pottery, Christmas ornaments, gift baskets, coffee, tea, chocolate and lots more from many vendors.

AIR PARADE TO SWEEP SKIES AT 53RD ANNUAL BORREGO DAYS FESTIVAL OCT. 20

 

East County News Service

August 28, 2018 (Borrego Springs) -- What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a parade—a holiday? Decorated floats? Marching bands? What about thousands of people gathered in the middle of the desert for a parade themed “eyes to the skies?” Far from your average hometown parade, the 53rd annual Borrego Days Desert Festival on October 20th will feature an all new gravity-defying air parade.

SANTEE JOGGER KILLED; DRIVER ARRESTED FOR DUI

 

Update August 29, 2018: The victim has been identified as Susana Gotell, 41, of Santee.

By Miriam Raftery

August 28, 2018 (Lakeside) – A woman jogging on North Woodside Avenue near Riverford Road in Santee was struck by a Chevy work truck driven by Michael Woodfill, 46, tonight at 6:40 p.m.  

Susana Gotell, 41, was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital with major injuries, but died shortly after arrival.  She was the mother of two teens, ages 16 and 18, Fox 5 News reports.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

August 28, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) - East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen on important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

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COUNTY, STATE URGE BACKYARD BIRD OWNERS TO WATCH FOR NEWCASTLE DISEASE

 

It hasn’t shown up here in San Diego County yet, but County Agriculture, Weights and Measures officials are urging backyard bird owners to be on the lookout for a highly contagious bird-killing disease: virulent Newcastle disease.

LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY PRESENTS ART EXHIBIT BY SENIORS AND DISABLED ADULTS IN NEW StARTs PROGRAM

 

East County News Service

August 27, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now presenting its Summer Art Exhibit showcasing 24 oil paintings created in a collaborative process by seniors and disabled adults living at Del Cerro Manor, a San Diego private residential care facility for the elderly. The exhibit runs through September.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF HEAD COACH RYAN DONOVAN SIGNS NEW FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT

 

Aztec head coach to remain on The Mesa through 2022-23 season

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men's golf head coach Ryan Donovan has signed a new five-year contract that runs through the 2022-23 season. The new pact comes three months after Donovan guided the Aztecs to their school-record 20th consecutive NCAA regional appearance.

SDSU SWIMMING AND DIVING RELEASES 2018-19 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs begin season with annual pentathlon meet against San Diego on Sept. 14

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - Head coach Mike Shrader of the San Diego State swimming and diving team has released the team’s 2018-19 schedule, it was announced on Monday. The Aztecs begin its 2018-19 season on Sept. 14, when they host San Diego for the annual crosstown pentathlon meet at the Aztec Aquaplex.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES FULL NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play eight regular season home games and an exhibition

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State released today its 2018-19 men’s basketball non-conference schedule. The Aztecs will play 13 games prior to the start of Mountain West action with eight coming at Viejas Arena. The challenging slate features five teams that advanced to the postseason, including three that earned NCAA tournament berths.

GREGORY PAGE AND SKY LADD IN CONCERT SEPT. 22 AT SCHWAESDALL WINERY

 

 

East County News Service

August 27, 2018 (Ramona) - Gregory Page & pianist Sky Ladd will perform at the Schwaesdall Winery September 22nd from 1-4 p.m. for an afternoon of vintage and perhaps even some brand-new music on the vineyard stage. To borrow Gregory's famous lyrics: "Let's wine & dine" on Schwaesdall's estate wines and artisan pizzas while savoring music from the GP Duo.  

STATE CONTROLLER: CANNABIS INDUSTRY NEEDS TO CONFRONT STONED DRIVING PROBLEM

 

By Judy Lin, CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  Caltrans billboard warns of the dangers of drug use while driving. Courtesy Caltrans

August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - California Controller Betty Yee, injured last month in an auto collision suspected to have been caused by a 25-year-old driver under the influence of marijuana, used sharp language last week to demand  that the state’s nascent cannabis industry “step up” and address pot-related traffic accidents.

READER’S EDITORIAL: FUTURE OF WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH ON THE LINE IN NEXT ELECTION

 

By Ellen Holzman, Julian, California

August 27, 2018 (San Diego) - With the November election on the near horizon, it’s vital that we all understand why we must vote for Ammar Campa-Najjar for Congress: Ammar believes “women are capable of making their own choices regarding their bodies and reproduction.”

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT LONG BEACH STATE 1-0

 

Aztecs allow goal in 65th minute

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 26, 2018 (Long Beach) - San Diego State took its first road trip of the season and suffered a tough 1-0 loss to Long Beach State Sunday night at George Allen Field. The Aztecs’ dropped to 1-2 on the year, while the 49ers improved to 3-1 in 2018.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS USF TO 1-1 DRAW

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 26, 2018 (San Francisco) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team (0-1-1) tied San Francisco 1-1 on the road Sunday afternoon to wrap up the Aztecs’ Bay Area road swing.

VICTIMS OF PLANE CRASH IN DESCANSO IDENTIFIED

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Runway at Gillespie Field, where the plane departed from on Wednesday

August 26, 2018 (Descanso) — David Alan Derby, 77, of Santee and Ryan Michael Willis, 36, of San Diego were killed in a plane crash near Descanso on Wednesday.  The plane, a single-engine 1682G Champion 7KCAB, was owned by Derby’s company, Three Point Partners Inc.

HYUNDAI DRIVER KILLED AFTER CHASE THROUGH EL CAJON

 

East County News Service

August 26, 2018 (El Cajon) — A suspected drunk driver died after crashing into a tree and a retaining wall near the intersection of East Main and North Second Street in El Cajon early Saturday morning. The driver of the vehicle, a Hyundai, fled from California Highway Patrol Officers who tried to pull him over after they spotted him speeding and weaving on eastbound Interstate 8 near Severin Drive around 2 a.m.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SLIPPED UP BY PORTLAND IN FOUR SETS

 

Ashlynn Dunbar set a new career high with 22 kills

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 25, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team fell in a closely contested four-set (25-27, 22-25, 25-21, 22-25) contest against Portland to conclude the 2018 Aztec Invitational on Saturday night at Peterson Gym. Junior outside hitter Ashlynn Dunbar and senior middle blocker Deja Harris were both named to the 2018 Aztec Invitational All-Tournament team after standout performances over the weekend.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL RALLIES FOR FIVE-SET WIN AGAINST SEATTLE U

 

Deja Harris set a new career-high with 12 block assists

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 25, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team evened its 2018 record to 1-1 after overcoming a 2-1 deficit against Seattle U to defeat Redhawks in five sets (26-24, 25-27, 21-25, 25-23, 15-12) at Peterson Gym during the 2018 Aztec Invitational.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: PACK SLAY NORSE, MOVE TO 2-0

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

August 24, 2018 (El Cajon) - Week two of ECM Friday Night Lights takes us to El Cajon for a huge early season East County matchup between the Valhalla Norsemen and the West Hills Wolf Pack.  The Norsemen are coming off a 41-14 loss at University City last week, while the Pack come back to San Diego carrying the momentum from a 20-3 win against Southwest El Centro.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER'S COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN 2-1 LOSS TO TEXAS TECH

 

Lauren Dicus scored her first career goal

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 24, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State fell behind early and cut its deficit in half right before intermission, but could not find the equalizer in the second period of a 2-1 home loss to Texas Tech. The Aztecs dropped their first game of the season to move to 1-1, while the Red Raiders won for the third time in three tries.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FIVE SETS AGAINST CSU BAKERSFIELD

 

Deja Harris matched her career-high with 19 kills

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

 

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August 24, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team dropped a five-set decision (19-25, 25-17, 25-14, 23-25, 14-16) in its season opener against CSU Bakersfield at Peterson Gym to begin the 2018 Aztec Invitational.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT SANTA CLARA 2-0

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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August 24, 2018 (Santa Clara) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell in their season opener 2-0 at Santa Clara Friday evening. The Broncos scored the game-winning goal on a PK in the 64th minute and then added an insurance goal in the 88th minute.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES WALK OFF PADRES WITH TWO-RUN HOMER IN NINTH

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  despite the loss, Joey Lucchesi had a great outing:  six innings, five hits, two runs, two earned runs, one walk and six strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

August 23, 2018 (San Diego) - The Padres are even in the series with the Rockies and today’s series finale featured some day baseball from Denver as they went for the series win.  Joey Lucchesi started against Denver native Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

August 28, 2018 (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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