Reno Dispatch

Reno Dispatch

THE RENO REPORT: SDSU BASKETBALL RE-ENTERS THE ARENA

Viejas invests in a gem By Jamie Reno Exclusive for East County Magazine March 23, 2009 (San Diego)--As a wide-eyed young journalism student making my way across the San Diego State University campus for the first time in the Fall of 1984, I was energized by the thought that I was about to attend a top-notch J school and at the same time get the opportunity to watch some high-quality Division One college basketball. I'd previously played one unspectacular year of baseball at a city college and my competitive athletic days were pretty much done.

THE RENO REPORT - PARDON ME, CAN YOU SPARE A BAILOUT?

Jamie Reno suggests a novel approach to California's state budget
crisis

December
19, 2008 (San Diego) —
This morning I've been boning up on our
state's massive budget problems and the unthinkably deep cuts that loom. It's
not a pretty picture. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's underlings are reportedly
already telling labor unions that the governor will order two-day-a-month unpaid
furloughs for state employees beginning in February to help the state save
money. And that's just the beginning. I'm sure more painful mandates and sacrifices
are coming.

THE RENO REPORT - Good Luck, Chuck!

An Iowa native & SDSU Alum on the Firing of Chuck
Long

By Jamie Reno
Exclusive for East County Magazine

November 25, 2008 (San Diego) — The announcement this week that San Diego
State University head football coach Chuck Long was fired stirred up wildly
mixed emotions in me. On the one hand, as a rabid San Diego State football
fan who attended SDSU in the 1980s and is sick and tired of losing seasons,
I was ecstatic. Get rid of the guy! On the other hand, as someone
who has idolized Long for the last 25 years, I was crushed. How could they
fire my hero
?

THE RENO REPORT: MORNING HAS BROKEN

By Jamie Reno
Exclusive for East County Magazine

Jamie RenoOctober 15, 2008 (Tierrasanta) - Morning has broken. As the sun rises over the East County, a sense of calm permeates my body. Yesterday morning, when I started writing this column for East County Magazine on the new fire threats, it was a different story. I was filled with anxiety. The theme of the piece I was about to write had pretty much been decided for me: Oh, no, here we go again!

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