January 2019 Articles

January 2019 Articles

CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN DAVIS ANNOUNCES SUBCOMMITTEE SELECTIONS FOR HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE

 

 

East County News Service

January 24, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) - Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, has been appointed to serve on the Military Personnel Subcommittee and the Strategic Forces Subcommittee. Davis returns to Military Personnel as a member. She was Chair of Personnel from 2007 to 2011 and served as Ranking Member from 2011 to 2017. Davis will be the second highest ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee.

BARONA CASINO AND RESORT WELCOMES “YEAR OF THE PIG” WITH LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION FEB. 5-19

 

 

East County News Service

 

January 24, 2019 (Lakeside) -- Barona Resort & Casino invites you to welcome the Lunar New Year beginning Tuesday, February 5 through Tuesday, February 19 with traditional performances, lion and dragon dancers, lucky Hong Bao, all-you-can-eat lobster, and lobster specials, Party People games, Dragon Alley bonuses as well as over $518,888 in cash giveaways. Visit www.barona.com for entertainment times, restaurant specials and other details.

AZTECS WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO FRESNO STATE 87-81

 

 

Najé Murray led the team with 22 points

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 24, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs women’s basketball team fell to Fresno State 87-81 Wednesday evening inside Viejas Arena. SDSU trailed by 10 points early in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie the game with three minutes left, but the Bulldogs quickly responded with a 6-0 run and improved to 5-1 in league play.

AIRLINES, SAN DIEGO FOOD BANK, AND USO SAN DIEGO TEAM UP TO PROVIDE MEALS AND MORE TO FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES THIS THURSDAY

 
 
East County News Service
 
January 24, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego International Airport (SAN) airlines, along with community partners including San Diego Food Bank and USO San Diego, will provide free meals and resources for 500 federal employees impacted by the government shutdown.  

CHOLERA KILLS OVER 1,200 WATER BIRDS AT SALTON SEA

 
 
Source: California Department of Fish and Wildlife
 
January 23, 2019 (Salton Sea) -- Thousands of water birds died of an avian cholera outbreak at the south end of the Salton Sea between Jan. 8-17.
 
“Outbreaks like this one occur annually as a result of birds flocking closely together during migration,” says California Fish and Wildlife spokesman Jordan Traverso.

MEET COUNCILMEMBER AKILAH WEBER MARCH 6 AT LA MESA CHAMBER BREAKFAST

 
 
East County News Service
 
January 23, 2019 (La Mesa) -- La Mesa Chamber of Commerce invites you to meet La Mesa’s newest City Councilmember, Dr. Akilah Weber. She will be the featured speaker, sharing her goals at the chamber’s breakfast meeting on Wed. March 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Marie Callendar’s restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego.

JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE OF CALIFORNIA JOINS LARGEST NONPROFIT FUNDER OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH IN THE COUNTRY TO FIND A CURE

 

 

Source: Jamul Indian Village

January 23, 2019 (Jamul) -- The Jamul Indian Village of California joined the ranks of other outstanding local organizations that contribute to the overall mission of Susan G. Komen® San Diego. 

In an effort to raise awareness and educate the community, the Jamul Casino established a fundraising effort and matched contributions from guests who supported Susan G. Komen San Diego.    Today’s presentation of a check for $10,000 was a culmination of these efforts showing strong community support for the mission.

GROSSMONT ADULT SCHOOL PARTNERS WITH VIEJAS CASINO & RESORT TO EQUIP EMPLOYEES WITH VITAL SKILLS FOR CAREER SUCCESS

 
 
Source: Grossmont Union High School District

January 23, 2019 (El Cajon) - Grossmont Adult School is completing its second round of multi-level English as a Second Language (ESL) classes with Viejas Casino & Resort. In these classes, employees – and local community members – spend three hours, twice a week in class improve their on-the-job English skills.

ILLEGAL POT SHOP SHUT DOWN IN SPRING VALLEY

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
January 23, 2019 (Spring Valley) — Cookiez Collective, a marijuana dispensary operating illegally at 2913 Sweetwater Road in Spring Valley, was shut down today by county authorities.
 
Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s detectives and crime suppression team members assisted County Code Compliance in serving an abatement warrant. According to Sergeant Matt Cook II, “the abatement warrant was the direct result of numerous complaints from concerned citizens” as well as violating of the county’s zoning ordinance. 

JOE MACKEY ANNOUNCED AS INTERIM CEO OF SAN DIEGO EAST COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

 

 

Longtime community leader to ensure organization continues as strong voice for business community during transition

Source:  Barry Jantz
 
Photo via Facebook 
 
January 23, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce today announced the appointment of former board chairman Joe Mackey as interim CEO, while the organization continues its search for a permanent CEO/President following the departure of Eric J. Lund.

D.A. ANNOUNCES TRAFFICKING EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR ALL LOCAL SCHOOLS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 23, 2019 (San Diego) — San Diego ranks among the 13 worst regions in the nation for human trafficking, according to the FBI.  The underground sex economy locally is worth an estimated $810 million a year. To combat this crisis and help protect vulnerable young people, District Attorney Summer Stephan has announced three new programs to bring human trafficking education, prevention and awareness training to kids and teens in all public schools countywide.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: EAST COUNTY’S NATIVE AMERICANS HAD PROMINENT ROLES IN WOMEN’S MARCH

 

 

East County News Service

Photo credits: San Diego Women’s March

January 22, 2019 (San Diego) — Kumeyaay women were among the groups participating in the 2019 San Diego Women’s March and program at Waterfront Park.

Virginia Christman, Kumeyaay elder and cultural educator from Viejas, offered a traditional blessing and bird song at the start of the program. Christman has also served over a decade on the Viejas Tribal Council, including a term as Vice Chairperson.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER TO HOLD SPRING ID CAMP

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 22, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women's soccer program is set to conduct an ID camp Saturday and Sunday, March 2-3, on the SDSU campus.

The ID camp, which will be led by head coach Mike Friesen and assistant coach Chassion Griggs, is designed for players to get maximum exposure in front of the Aztec coaching staff and allows attendees an opportunity to receive valuable instruction on the fundamental and advanced skills of soccer, an introduction to the tactical elements of the game, as well as exposing campers to the mental aspect of soccer.

ONE LANE CLOSED ON THE NORTHBOUND I-5 TO NORTHBOUND SR-163 RAMP

 

 

Source:  Caltrans

January 22, 2019 (San Diego) - Beginning tonight, Caltrans will close one lane of the northbound Interstate 5 connector ramp to northbound State Route 163 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for approximately four weeks. Crews will be working Sunday through Thursday nights to fix a slope that is underneath the San Diego Air & Space Museum at Balboa Park.

PAINT YOUR SWEETHEART FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: ART CLASSES IN FEB. AT NAINSOOK IN LA MESA

 

 

East County News Service

 

January 21, 2019 (La Mesa) – Get creative!  Nainsook Framing + Art in La Mesa is offering a variety of art classes in February.  Enjoy an evening of wine, art and friendship while learning how to create mosaics, watercolor paintings, pendant jewelry and more.  Special for Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 7 you can also learn how to turn a black and white photo of your sweetheart into a painting.

A HEART-WRENCHING MEDICAL MYSTERY

Newsom proposes $7.5 million to fight black infant mortality.

By Dan Morain, CALmatters

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

January 21, 2019 (San Diego) - African-American women experience a far higher risk of pregnancy-related death than women in other ethnic groups, and black infants die at far higher rates, a threat that has promped Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose spending an extra $7.5 million to confront the issue next fiscal year.

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT SEEKS TO HONOR VOLUNTEERS WITH 2019 HEALTHCARE HEROES AWARDS

 

 

East County News Service

Photo:  (Back Row, left to right) GHD board members Virginia Hall and Randy Lenac, Jan and Chuck Vermillion, GHD board member Michael Emerson, Shawn Kelley. (Front Row, left to right) Rick Doremus, Dee Davis, Ally Kellogg, GHD board member Bob Ayres and Gloria Chadwick.

January 21, 2019 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD) is seeking nominees for its 2019 Healthcare Heroes awards. Now in its 13th year, the Healthcare Heroes is GHD’s annual awards program recognizing volunteers who advance the delivery of quality health services in the East County region.

SEN. KAMALA HARRIS ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT ON MLK DAY

 

 

By Chris Jennewein

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Kamala Harris answers questions from the media on Harbor Island. Photo by Chris Jennewein

January 21, 2019 (Oakland) - Senator Kamala Harris made her candidacy for President in 2020 official on Monday, symbolically choosing the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday for the announcement.

SDSU DIVERS COMPLETE UCLA DIVING INVITATIONAL

 

 

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez leads SDSU for third consecutive day

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 20, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State divers finished action at the UCLA Diving Invitational on Sunday, competing in 1-meter competition. Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez led the Aztecs for the third consecutive day, finishing the day with a ninth-place finish with a final score of a 532.10.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO UCSB IN SPRING OPENER 5-2

 

 

Aztecs net two victories in singles

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 20, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team opened its 2019 spring schedule on a sour note Sunday, dropping a 5-2 decision to visiting UC Santa Barbara in a non-conference dual match at Aztec Tennis Center.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS BLANKS SACRAMENTO STATE

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 20, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis kicked off its season Sunday afternoon with a dominant win over Sacramento State, 7-0, at the Aztec Tennis Center. The Aztecs did not drop a single match on the afternoon, winning all three doubles matches and finishing off singles with ease.

SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO T-NO. 6 HAWAII

 

 

Aztecs go 1-2 in Rainbow Invite

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 20, 2019 (Honolulu) - The No. 19 San Diego State water polo team (1-2) lost to T-No. 6 Hawai’i 17-9 in the finale of the Rainbow Invite Sunday morning. The Aztecs won their season opener against Sonoma State then fell to Marist 7-6 before today’s defeat at Hawai’i.

TRUMP LEAK OF LAWMAKERS’ DELEGATION TO AFGHANISTAN PUT LIVES AT RISK, SAYS STATE DEPARTMENT AND REP. SUSAN DAVIS

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
Photo: Speaker Pelosi in Afghanistan on a prior visit.
 
January 20, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have ratcheted up the battle over the government shutdown.
 
Last week, Pelosi sent a letter to the President asking him to delay his State of the Union speech to Congress or submit it in writing. "Sadly, given the security concerns and unless government re-opens this week, I suggest we work together to determine another suitable date after government has re-opened for this address or for you to consider delivering your State of the Union address in writing to the Congress on January 29," Pelosi wrote.

FULL 2019 SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR “SECOND SUNDAY” MISSION TRAILS CONCERTS AT NEW LOCATION

 

 

East County News Service

January 20, 2019 (San Diego) – A full schedule of all 12 “Second Sunday” community concerts is now available, showcasing talented local performers.  The concerts, formerly held at Mission Trails Regional Park, have moved to a new home at Mission Trails Church, 4880 Zion Ave. SD 92120.  They are held the second Sunday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Concerts are free to the public. Below is the 2019 schedule:

JULIAN FIREFIGHTERS HOST SPAGHETTI DINNER TO FILL “BLESSING BOX”

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

January 19, 2019 (Julian) – The community is invited to a spaghetti dinner hosted by the Julian Cuyamaca Firefighters Association on Sunday, January 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Bring a non-perishable food item to share for the Julian Blessing Box, a free food pantry that helps people in need.

SDSU WATER POLO: AZTECS SPLIT DOUBLE HEADER TO OPEN SEASON

 

 

SDSU beats Sonoma State then falls to Marist

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 19, 2019 (Honolulu) - The 19th-ranked San Diego State water polo team split their first two games of the season at the Rainbow Invite Saturday. The Aztecs opened the season with an 11-6 victory over Sonoma State and then lost later in the afternoon to Marist 7-6.

SDSU DIVERS FINISH ACTION ON PLATFORM BOARD AT UCLA DIVING INVITATIONAL

 

 

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez leads SDSU with eighth place finish

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 19, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State divers competed on the platform board on the second day of the UCLA Diving Invitational and were led by Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez, who placed eighth in the 44-diver event. 

SDSU TRACK & FIELD SETS TWO NEW SCHOOL RECORDS IN SEASON OPENER

 

 

Bonnie Draxler beats her own record in pole vault and Nyjari McNeil sets new high mark for 600m

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 19, 2019 (Albuquerque) - The Aztecs wrapped up their first day of the 2019 indoor season at the Dr. Martin Luther King Invite at the Albuquerque Convention Center Friday evening. Freshman Nyjari McNeil highlighted the evening by setting a new school record in the 600m in her first collegiate race with a time of 1:30.22.

SDSU DIVERS FINISH DAY ONE AT UCLA DIVING INVITATIONAL

 

 

Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez leads SDSU with a 10th-place finish

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

January 18, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State divers finished 3-meter competition at the UCLA Diving Invitational on Thursday. Ximena Lechuga Gonzalez and Delaney Gallagher led the Aztecs, recording 10th and 18th place finishes, respectively, in the 60-diver competition. 

DEMOCRATS HOLD ASSEMBLY DELEGATE ELECTIONS: ALL PARTY MEMBERS INVITED TO VOTE

 

 

 

East County News Service

Election for East County’s Assembly District 79 delegates is January 26

January 18, 2019 (San Diego) -- Every two years, Democratic voters in California elect Assembly delegates to the state Democratic Party.  In the past, these elections have not been widely attended or promoted, but local progressive activists and organizers have been working to change that.

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