Penny becomes third consensus All-American in program history
Photo courtesy goaztecs.com
December 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) has been named a 2017 FBS Consensus All-American, the NCAA announced Thursday. Penny is the third Aztec to earn consensus All-America honors, joining Marshall Faulk 1992 and 1993 and Kyle Turley in 1997.
By Helen Ofield, President, Lemon Grove Historical Society
Photo: Marcos and Concepcion Ortega
December 14, 2017 (Lemon Grove) -- The City of Lemon Grove will honorIlse Hanning and Marcos Jewelry on Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. in the Community Center, 3140 School Lane, as part of the city council's year-long observation of the 40th anniversary of civic incorporation. Businesses and community builders that have played key roles over four decades are recognized at council meetings.
December 14, 2017 (Julian) — The Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District is the only volunteer fire department in our region that has chosen to remain independent. The department’s board voted recently 4 to 1 vote against dissolving the district and joining the San Diego County Fire Authority (SDCFA), sparking heated debate.
December 11, 2017 -- It's time for East County Magazine's annual festive and fabulous "Feasting and Merrymaking Holiday Party!"
This year's event will be held on Sunday, December 17th from 3 to 7 p.m. at 4438 Hideaway Place, La Mesa, 91941. The event is open to our newsletter and wildfire alert subscribers, dining club members and invited guests. Subscriptions are free! Sign up here: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/wild-fire-alerts.
This year's party includes a potluck international feast, so bring your best holiday dish or international dish to share. We will also have live music with Paul Nichols playing folk, pop and holiday carols (yes, you can sing along!). Plus we'll have a treasure trove of prizes and surprises.
Home office deductions and deductions for service businesses, self-employed and independent contractors are also slated for elimination
By Miriam Raftery
December 13, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – Nonprofits are voicing concerns over a provision in the Republican tax bill now in Congress that could harm charities by taking away incentives for the vast majority of Americans to donate to nonprofit organizations.
December 13, 2017 (La Mesa) — On December 5th, Helix Charter High School dedicated its new Student Services building, and celebrate the modernizations of its Career Technology Education (CTE) classrooms and labs for Computer Technology and Sports Medicine, weight rooms, team rooms, student leadership classrooms, and activation of its new 2.36 megawatt solar carport.
Photo: Santee middle school age youth and high school students learn about the health risks associated to secondhand smoke and how tobacco waste like cigarette butts hurt their environment.
December 13, 2017 (Santee) – Santee is the last city in San Diego County to still allow smoking in public parks. But that could soon change.On Thursday, December 14th at 6:30 p.m., the Santee Parks and Recreation Committee will consider a smoke-free ordinance and recommendation to the City Council to make parks and open spaces smoke-free.The meeting will be held at Santee City Hall’s Community Services building #7, 10601 North Magnolia Avenue in Santee.
Photo: Supervisor Greg Cox delivers computers for foster kids.
December 13, 2017 (San Diego) - About 300 foster families and children got an early holiday present: a computer.
The gifts came from the County of San Diego and the San Diego County Futures Foundation, which join forces every year to refurbish used computers and give them to foster families in need. The families and children received the computers over two days at the San Diego State University Foundation Building in City Heights.
December 13, 2017 (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:
December 13, 2017 (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:
December 13, 2017 (El Cajon) – A 20-year-old man is dead and a 17-year-old has been treated for stab wounds following an altercation in the 700 block of East Park Avenue in El Cajon around 7:30 last night.
December 13, 2017 (Alpine) -- If you think there should be more county parks in Alpine, or have ideas on what future parks should include, you’re invited to an open house at the Alpine Library on December 18th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
December 13, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - A red flag warning for high fire danger is in effect today through Thursday. In addition, the National Weather Service is forecasting strong Santa Ana winds this weekend over the mountains, foothills and passes in San Diego County. Wind gusts could reach 50 to 60 miles and hour with sustained easterly or northeasterly winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour.
December 13, 2017 (Deerhorn Valley) -- Michelle Grimaldo got out of her car and hugged her mom goodbye on a fiery night in October of 2007. They were in the middle of the road, with flames on both sides, their way blocked by more fire. She called her husband, but they couldn't hear each other, so she just yelled “Get out! Get out! Get out!” into the phone.
Photo: County officials take part in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pine Valley Station 44.
December 13, 2017 (Pine Valley) -- County and fire officials broke ground Wednesday on a new $8.2 million fire station that will serve the Pine Valley community for the next 50 years.
“This new station helps deliver on our promise to boost wildfire protection in our most fire-prone communities,” said Supervisor Dianne Jacob, chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors. “Since the deadly Cedar Fire in 2003, the county has spent $460 million on fire and emergency service improvements in the backcountry — and this new station builds on that.”
Adoption fees are being waived for all animals, courtesy of generous donors’ gift
December 13, 2017 (San Diego) - Hundreds of homeless animals are at San Diego Humane Societyin need of homes, so pet adoption fees are being waived for all animals from Dec. 15 through 24 at all campuses and satellite adoption centers. For the 10 days before Christmas, all animal adoptions are sponsored by Sharon Blanchet of ABC Family Law and Phil and Pam Reed, Reed Team at Willis Allen Real Estate in La Jolla.
Image Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department
December 13, 2017 (San Diego) - The County Board of Supervisors Monday adopted a resolution to waive permit fees for those who have lost their homes in the Lilac Fire.
The resolution means fire victims who plan to rebuild their homes or other damaged structures will get a waiver of plan check fees for the rebuilding of structures damaged or destroyed in the unincorporated area, or other areas where County approvals are required.
December 13, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – By a slim 1.5% margin, Democrat Doug Jones, a prosecutor, won Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat over Roy Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice. Moore’s race was marred by allegations from numerous women who claimed sexual improprieties by Moore, including alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old when he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations.
The victory means Republicans will have only a 51 to 49 majority in the U.S. Senate after Jones is sworn in. If even a single Republican votes with Democrats or is absent, Republicans could only secure passage by having Vice President Mike Pence cast a deciding vote. If two members defect or are absent, key measures such as legislation or judicial appointments could be blocked.
Commissioner also asks insurers to expedite claims handling to aid wildfire victims
Source: California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones (left)
December 12, 2017 (Sacramento) - In response to insurers imposing moratoriums on writing new private passenger auto policies or prohibiting additions to existing auto policies in the Southern California wildfire areas, Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued a formal notice to insurers directing them to cease any and all moratoriums on auto insurance and reminding them that California law prohibits this practice.
The Time Bandit Solution: Structured Time & Workflow, by Edward G. Brown (Cohen Brown Picture Company, 2014, Los Angeles, California, 249 pages).
Book Review by Dennis Moore
Edward G. Brown, philanthropist, entrepreneur and noted Hollywood mover and shaker, has written a book that resonates with me for a variety of reasons; The Time Bandit Solution: Structured Time & Workflow. I actually suffer from some of the same Time Bandit issues that he points out in his book. Coming on the heels of my review of his wife Shari Sharifi Brown’s book; The 7 Commandments for Happiness and Prosperity, this author’s book is more than a book about business solutions, but actually gives a portrait of his life and legacy. This is really a capsule of the author’s entire life, weaving his personal experiences into a well thought out book on how to recover your lost time.
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Story by Liz Alper
Videos courtesy goaztecs.com
For videos of Tyler Morris and Christian Chapman's portions of the press conference, as well as Brian Dutcher's portion, click "read more" and scroll down.
December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Nothing fun this week, but a bowl game looms on the horizon and head coach Rocky Long had a lot to say about the Army. Uh, the Army Black Knights football team, that is. He was joined by senior linebacker Tyler Morris and junior quarterback Christian Chapman. Men's basketball head coach Brian Dutcher was also on hand.
Tyler Roemer and Tariq Thompson each honored by USA Today
Photo: Tyler Roemer courtesy goaztecs.com
December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Tyler Roemer (Fernley, Nev.) and Tariq Thompson (San Diego/St. Augustine HS) were each named to the USA Today Freshman All-America team on Tuesday. The Aztecs are one of just five schools (also Arizona, Georgia, Northwestern and Wisconsin) with multiple athletes on the team.
December 12, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior Rashaad Penny (Norwalk, Calif.) was named a first-team All-American by The Sporting News and CBS Sports on Tuesday, and by USA Today late on Monday, bringing his total to eight first-team All-America selections on the season.
December 12, 2017 (La Mesa) - What would you do if you were stuck for hours with strangers with no connection to the outside world? Will Masters says, "A man does not deserve the things he loves, unless he kin be a little humble about gettin'' em." Reach out and connect to those around you is the theme for this play. A perfect sentiment for the season. A slice of life story bringing strangers together.
December 12, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes the North Pole Limited train rides with Santa, the Ramona Holiday Wine Trail, a Christmas Cabaret in La Mesa, reindeer at Grossmont Center, A Christmas Carol in Julian, Tony Orland at Sycuan, and a big band holiday concert in El Cajon.
Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including New Year’s Eve parties at Viejas and in Jamul, Sinatra and friends at Borrego Performing Arts, and Carnaval Fantastique in Sycuan.
So scroll down tuned for all of these events and many more!
December 12, 2017 (Alpine) – East County’s biggest New Year’s festivities happening at the Viejas Resort and Casino. On New Year’s Eve, December 31st, you’re invited to ring in the new year at one of two celebrations.