August 2022 Articles

August 2022 Articles

ECM PADRES REPORT: A HAPPY REUNION IN WASHINGTON

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 11, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) - After an excellent home series against the Giants, the Padres took their confidence on the road to our nation’s capital for the weekend.  Mike Clevinger started tonight’s game one against Cory Abbott for the Nationals.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: BREAKING: FERNANDO TATIS JR. SUSPENDED 80 GAMES WITHOUT PAY FOR TESTING POSITIVE FOR BANNED SUBSTANCE

East County News Service

Photo courtesy Ryan Casey Aguinaldo on Wikipedia

August 12, 2022 (San Diego) - Fernando Tatis Jr., so close to working his way up back to the big-league roster after being injured, has been suspended for the remainder of the season after testing positive for Clostebol, a performance-enhancing drug, according to MLB.com.

Tatis Jr. claims he was using Clostebol to treat ringworms. According to the National Institute of Health, steroid creams or ointments such as Clostebol can be used for ringworms if it is not used alone, but in combination with anti-fungals.


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LA MESA POLICE SEEK SUSPECT IN FATAL SHOOTING

By Miriam Raftery

August 12, 2022 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police are asking for public help to locate a man suspected of shooting and killing another man this morning in front of the Speedway Express gas station at the corner of University and Park avenues.

Officers responded to multiple calls reporting the shooting. They found the victim on the sidewalk and immediately provided aid.  The victim, a 44-year-old man from La Mesa, was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, but “tragically was pronounced deceased,” says Lieutenant. Katy Lynch.

She adds, “Initial information gathered by investigators has revealed that the victim and suspect were involved in a verbal altercation that turned into a physical fight. The suspect then shot the victim several times before fleeing the scene in a dark colored smaller SUV or similar style vehicle, westbound on University Avenue.” 

The suspect is described as a Black male adult in his early to mid-30s. He was wearing a dark shirt and blue jeans and was accompanied by a heavy-set Hispanic female.


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MEDIA PRAISED FOR EXPOSING FLAWS IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTING BILL; MEASURE DIES IN COMMITTEE

By J.W. August

August 12, 2022 (San Diego) -- The message must have been  clear to leaders in Sacramento.  Assembly Bill 2790 --- the bill seeking to end reporting of domestic violence to law enforcement--failed in the Senate Appropriations Committee.   The “how” is rarely revealed when a bill doesn’t get out of the appropriations committee.  But the “why” can be explained, says Casey Gwinn, co-founder and president of the Family Justice Center. Gwinn led the effort to create the first and “all under one roof” domestic violence help center and strongly opposed AB2790.


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JACKIE HANSON’S ARTWORK FEATURES EAST COUNTY VISTAS

By Shiloh Ireland

August 11, 2022 (Lakeside) -- Jackie Hanson is a gifted artist and local Lakeside resident. I had the pleasure to interview her on August 7th at Trevi Hills Winery in Lakeside, where she has a showing of her paintings running through the month of August.


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CREATIVE USES FOR VINTAGE OR ANTIQUE BUTTER DISHES

By Miriam Raftery

Photos, top left to lower right of antique and vintage butter dishes: EAPG Victorian beaded emerald green, pink Depression glass, Summit Art amethyst carnival glass with embossed holly, Jeanette cobalt blue Depression glass with cherry pattern, vintage ‘60s amber glass, EAPG Delaware glass gold encrusted circa 1899, Fenton hobnail milk glass for weddings, green uranium glass, L.E. Smith aqua Blue Moon and Stars.

August 11, 2022 (San Diego) - Before refrigeration, butter dishes were essentials to keep butter soft and ready to serve.  Many antique and vintage butter dishes from the 1800s and early 1900s are elegant display pieces, some in colored glass or ornately cut crystal.  Older ones are round, from when butter was hand-churned and served in a ball. More recent versions are rectangular, in a variety of colors and styles. 


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RIVER WOMAN RIVER DEMON WEAVES A SPELLBINDING TALE

Reviewed by Pennell Paugh

August 11, 2022 (San Diego) - River Woman River Demon by San Diego author Jennifer Givhan weaves together the threads of folk magick, with personal and cultural empowerment in a first-person spellbinding psychological thriller. (The term `magick’ is used by spiritual believers in in supernatural powers, to differentiate from `magic,’ or staged magicians’ tricks.)


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CANDIDATE FILING PERIOD FOR LOCAL ELECTIONS CLOSES ON AUGUST 12

By Elijah McKee

 

Photo:  former Councilmember Kristine Alessio will challenge La Mesa Mayor Mark Arapostathis.

 

Updated August 11 with additional candidates qualified

 

August 10, 2022 (San Diego's East County) — Each city in East County will have elected seats up for grabs in the approaching November election — but the deadline to file for candidacy ends this week on August 12.

 

Along with each city’s elected positions, filing periods for school, fire and water districts will close too, as well as community planning groups. 

 

Incumbents can be granted a five-day extension for filing their nomination, but time is almost up for challengers and political newcomers. Those interested in running for an office can refer to the appropriate city or board clerk for nomination paperwork.

 

Local councils and staff members have a wide scope of impact on ground-level development and policy changes that matter to residents, as they are tasked with designing priorities and implementing budgets. City council terms are typically four years, while staff positions may be longer.

 

ECM asked East County's four cities for information on who has filed to run so far. Below are the responses.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: COMEBACKERS CATAPULT PADRES TO SERIES WIN

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 10, 2022 (San Diego) - The Padres walked the Giants off last night in style and now they tried to take the series with Jakob Junis on the mound for San Francisco against Sean Manaea.

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APRIL BAKER INTRODUCED AS WEST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

Experienced administrator and educational technology leader will lead the Wolf Pack

Source:  Grossmont Union High School District

August 10, 2022 (Santee) - At its August 9, 2022 meeting, the Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) Governing Board (Board) appointed Mrs. April Baker to serve as Principal of West Hills High School (West Hills). Mrs. Baker will succeed Mrs. Robin Ballarin who accepted a leadership position as a Director of GUHSD Human Resources. 


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SUPERVISOR ANDERSON LAUNCHES COUNTY’S FIRST SAFE PARKING AREA FOR HOMELESS

By Shiloh Ireland

August 10, 2022 (El Cajon) – County officials today launched the county’s first “safe parking” lot at the site of a former homeless encampment as 1297 North Magnolia Avenue in unincorporated El Cajon.


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SUPERVISOR ANDERSON INVITES PUBLIC TO JULIAN COMMUNITY COFFEE AND TOWN HALL MEETING AUG. 11

By Miriam Raftery

August 10, 2022 (Julian) – Supervisor Joel Anderson and the Julian Chamber of Commerce will host a Julian community coffee and town hall meeting on Thursday, August 11 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The event will be held in the Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street, in Julian.

Residents are invited to discuss issues that are important to you and your family.

RSVP to 619 531-5522.


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CANDIDATES TO CONSTITUENTS TOWNHALL SEPTEMBER 18 IN ALPINE

East County News Service

August 10, 2022 (Alpine) – Voters are invited to a “Candidates to Constituents Town Hall” on Sunday, September 18th, 2022 at the Alpine Community Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Doors open at 12:45 p.m. Food and beverage provided. The event is hosted by Alpine resident Anne Tillmond and features local, state & federal candidates Barbara Bry, Steven Houlahan, Joseph Rocha as well as special guest candidate for S.D. County Superior Court Seat 32, Commissioner Peter Singer.

Below is information on the candidates featured, provided by Tillmond:


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ECM PADRES REPORT: MACHADO WALK-OFF IS GOOD

By Liz Alper
 
Photo:  Juan Soto hit his first home run as a Padre.  Via @padres on Twitter
 
August 9, 2022 (San Diego) - Last night, the Padres were taken down by only one run.  Kind of pathetic.  But they tried again tonight against Alex Cobb for San Francisco against Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove.

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SDSU CROSS COUNTRY ANNOUNCES 2022 SCHEDULE

The Aztecs will compete at eight meets during the 2022 season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

August 9, 2022 (San Diego) - San Diego State cross country has revealed their 2022 schedule. After a strong finish to the 2021 campaign, the Aztecs will take part in eight meets during the 2022 season.


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WHERE TO GET THE MONKEYPOX VACCINE LOCALLY

Source: San Diego County News Service

August 9, 2022 (San Diego) – The County of San Diego continues to receive a limited number of monkeypox vaccines from the state. The vaccines are available to people at highest risk of contracting the disease and to those whose immune systems are compromised, though the risk to the general public remains low.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ONE RUN IS ALL IT TAKES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 8, 2022 (San Diego) - After getting shut down in L.A., the Padres returned home and tried their luck against someone in the NL West who’s doing worse than them, the Giants.  Alex Wood started tonight’s game one against Blake Snell.

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FLASH FLOOD WARNING IN EFFECT FOR EAST COUNTY

Flash Flood Warning for southeastern San Diego County today 8/8/22 4:31 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Flash Flood Warning for southeastern San Diego County until 7:30 p.m.

  • This storm may intensify, monitor local radio stations and available television stations for additional information and possible warnings from the National Weather Service.

Some locations that will experience life threatening flash flooding of creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses include: I-8 Between Pine Valley and Boulevard, I-8 Between Boulevard and Imperial County Line, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, Pine Valley, Boulevard, Lake Morena, Campo, Hwy S2 Between Agua Caliente and Canebrake, Hwy S2 Between Canebrake and Imperial County Line, Hwy S2 Between Shelter Valley And Agua Caliente, Hwy S1 Between Lake Cuyamaca and Mount Laguna, Hwy S2, Potrero, Descanso, Manzanita Indian Reservation, La Posta Indian Reservation and Live Oak Springs.


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SANTEE FILMMAKERS WIN FIRST PLACE IN SAN DIEGO MOVIE AWARDS

By Christianne McCormick

Photos by Miriam Raftery

August 7, 2022 (Santee) -- San Diego’s first annual San Diego Movie Awards featured two film makers from the East County area who have been nominated and won the Best First Time Film Makers Award.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: SHUT OUT AND SWEPT

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 7, 2022 (Los Angeles) - Tonight was just a game for funsies since the Padres have lost the series against the Dodgers.  Yu Darvish started against Tyler Anderson for L.A.

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ECM PADRES REPORT: DODGERS TAKE SERIES

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 6, 2022 (Los Angeles) - The Padres were shellacked last night against the Dodgers, so they tried again tonight with Mike Clevinger on the mound against Andrew Heaney for the Dodgers.

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A WEEKEND OF WINE TASTING AND MORE IN TEMECULA

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Mark and Miriam Raftery

August 6, 2022 (Temecula) – If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway in Southern California, enjoy an idyllic stay at Europa Village Winery Resort in Temecula. Nestled among rolling foothills and vineyards in Temecula’s wine country, Europa Village evokes the ambience of Old World Europe with elements of Spain, France, and coming soon, Italy.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: NO MORE PARTIES IN LA

By Liz Alper
 
Photo via @padres on Twitter
 
August 5, 2022 (Los Angeles) - After a great series against the Rockies, the Padres left home for a weekend in L.A. against the NL West-leading Dodgers.  Sean Manaea started game one tonight against Tony Gonsolin for L.A.

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FIRST SAFE PARKING LOT FOR HOMELESS IN EAST COUNTY IS SET TO OPEN

East County News Service

August 5, 2022 (San Diego) – On August 10, East County’s first safe parking site for people living in their vehicles will be open beneath a freeway overpass on Magnolia in unincorporated El Cajon. The county-run safe parking area will be on the same site where homeless people have camped out for years.


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BILL TO HELP VETERANS EXPOSED TO TOXINS SUCH AS AGENT ORANGE OR BURN PITS HEADS TO BIDEN’S DESK FOR SIGNATURE: REP. ISSA OPPOSED

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Toxic burn pit, cc via Bing

August 5, 2022 (San Diego) – A bill to provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans exposed to toxins during their military service has passed the Senate by an overwhelming 86-11 vote, including 37 Republicans as well as all Democrats. The measure earlier passed the House 256-174.

Four of San Diego’s Congressional representatives voted in favor, but Rep. Darrell Issa, a former Army captain, voted against it despite his San Diego County district having one of the nation’s largest populations of active duty military members and veterans.

HR 3967, the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, is known as the  PACT Act. It will provide coverage for veterans exposed to burn pits in Afghanistan and Iraq, Agent Orange in Vietnam and more.


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PASSAGES: JAMES PEASLEY, VP OF PADRE DAM MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT

By Mike Allen

August 5, 2022 (Santee) -- James Peasley, who served on the board of the Padre Dam Municipal Water District for 12 years starting in 2010 and was its current vice president, died Aug. 2, the Santee-based water district announced.


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RAMONA SHOOTING VICTIM NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE

Update August 9, 2022 -- The victim died August 6 at a hospital.  The autopsy report ruled the death a homicide caused by a gunshot wound to the head.  A press release from the Sheriff states that at request of family, the department is not releasing the victim's name at this time. He was a Ramona resident.

By Miriam Raftery

August 5, 2022 (Ramona) – The Sheriff’s department has opened a homicide investigation into the shooting of a 59-year-old man in Ramona.

Deputies found the victim on the ground with gunshot wound to his upper torso near the side yard of a home in the 1800 block of La Brea Street in Ramona.


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ALPINE COUNTRY DELI: A MEATY FIND AT VIEJAS OUTLET CENTER

By Henri Migala

August 3, 2022 (Alpine) -- If you’ve lived in San Diego for any length of time, or have raised a family here, then you’ve probably visited the Viejas Outlet Center in Alpine, only a short 15-minute drive from East County. With attractions, events, performances, activities and shopping, there is literally something for everyone in the family at the Viejas Outlet Center.


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ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES AVOID SWEEP

By Liz Alper

Photo via @padres on Twitter

 

August 4, 2022 (San Diego) - Five games is a lot, but the Padres have been phenomenal and are on their way to sweeping the Rockies.  Kyle Freeland started today’s finale for Colorado against Grossmont High alum Joe Musgrove.


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LOCAL INDIGENOUS LEADERS ORGANIZE TO GET LEGAL STATUS FOR INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES

By Michael Odegaard

Reprinted with permission from Indian Voices

Photo: Rotary Club of San Luis Rey President Michael Odegaard awards 2022 Peacebuilder Nominee Mel Vernon.

Rotary clubs are well known for leaders among the ranks of doctors and lawyers, but one San Diego County Rotary club may have just made history (again) in the recent installation of its first Indian chief: “Captain” of the San Luis Rey Band of Mission Indians, Melvin J. Vernon assumed the office of President of the Rotary Club of San Luis Rey (Oceanside) last July 1, accepting the gavel from Native Hawaiian Michael Odegaard who in 2019 qualified the Club as Rotary District 5340’s (San Diego & Imperial County) first “Peacebuilder Club” for teaching the principles of Positive Peacebuilding.

Whereas “negative peace” is simply the absence of violence, “positive peace” represents the cultivation of the values and institutions that create peaceful societies according to the Eight Pillars of Positive Peace proposed by Rotary International’s partner, the often quoted think-tank Institute for Economics & Peace (www.economicsandpeace.org) who annually publishes their peacefulness rankings both of nations and American states.


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