June 2017 Articles

STUDY REVEALS PERCEPTION OF AGING ACROSS THE GENERATIONS

 

By Joey Collado, General Manager at The Montera 

June 14, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - WESTliving, the organization that operates our senior living community, is a private family business founded through the efforts of Gary and Mary West. The Wests are also philanthropists and committed to successful aging. They have established a nonprofit institute that funds research into successful aging and develops solutions to support seniors and their quality of life. The Gary and Mary West Health Institute recently shared some interesting findings about aging.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS & EVENTS

 

East County News Service

June 14, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes Father’s Day adventures, the Julian Blues Festival, a Passport Through Time ride along Historic Highway 67, an outdoor movie at Santee Lakes, and historic train rides at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum in Campo.

Plus, preview coming attractions including Broadway Tenors at Sycuan, Fourth of July parades in Alpine and Julian, fireworks in Santee, El Cajon and Alpine, more parades and festivals during Descanso Days and Pine Valley Days, astronomy on Mount Helix, plus music superstars Mariah Carey and Lionel Richie set to rock the stage at San Diego State.

So scroll down for all of these events and many more!

KEEP YOUR HOME SAFE WHILE YOU'RE AWAY

 

Reprinted with permission from www.Safety.com. Find more home safety tips at their website.

June 14, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - Over 70% of burglaries in 2015 took place at residential homes — with each of these burglaries costing homeowners an average of $2,316, according to a recent FBI Crime Report. Not to mention the lost peace of mind suffered by burglary victims. But did you know there are many easy ways to reduce your chance of becoming one of these statistics? Keep burglars away by putting into practice these five simple home security tips.

SEX OFFENDER BACK IN CUSTODY

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 14, 2017 (Santee) – Just one day after the Sheriff’s Department sent a notice alerting Santee residents of sex offender Michael Bauer’s release into the community, he was arrested again today for violating his parole terms.  The Sheriff’s Department has not provided details on the nature of the parole violation.

FOUR AZTECS SELECTED ON FINAL DAY OF MLB DRAFT

 

Adkison, Reyes, Saylor, Trejo chosen on Wednesday

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Alan Trejo was the first Aztec selected in the MLB draft on Wednesday when he went to the Colorado Rockies in the 16th round. Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 14, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - After San Diego State Aztec pitcher Brett Seeburger (St. Louis, 10th rd.) was taken on Tuesday during day two of the annual Major League Draft, four fellow Aztecs heard their names called on Wednesday during final day of the pro selection process. That foursome included seniors Marcus Reyes (LHP) and CJ Saylor (RHP) plus juniors Alan Trejo (2B) and Tyler Adkison (OF).

WHISTLEBLOWING VS. LEAKING: THREAT AGAINST COMEY SPARKS BACKLASH

 

By Jordan Damond

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) -- President Donald Trump and his attorney have accused fired FBI director James Comey of being a “leaker” for providing what they claim was privileged information in memos that Comey arranged for media to receive. But many legal experts contend that Comey may be protected as a whistleblower--and that any actions to retaliate against him could be construed as obstruction of justice. The controversy raises a key question:

Is James Comey a leaker?

SAN DIEGO STATE ATHLETICS ANNOUNCES 2017 HALL OF FAME CLASS

 

Five selected to join elite group of Aztecs

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Department of Athletics announced today its 2017 class for the Aztec Hall of Fame. The group of five inductees for this year’s class include former men’s basketball head coach Steve Fisher, men’s basketball guard D.J. Gay, track and field star Whitney Ashley, and football players Craig Penrose and Whip Walton.

TWO AZTECS EARN POSTSEASON BASEBALL HONORS

 

Adkison, Sheehan honored for play during 2017 season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Tyler Adkison is an honorable mention Perfect Game/Rawlings All-American as well a a member of the NCAA Division I All-West Region first team.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztec outfielder Tyler Adkison has been named a 2017 Perfect Game/Rawlings Honorable Mention All-American and both he and shortstop Danny Sheehan have been named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA)/Rawlings NCAA Division I West All-Region First Team. Sheehan was previously announced as a 2017 third team All-American by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY THREE: PADRES SWEEP THE MOUND

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Troy Conyers (LHP, USD/El Capitan HS) drafted 680th overall by the Atlanta Braves.  Via usdtoreros.com

June 14, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - Yesterday in day two of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres expanded their horizons and picked from the broad pool of college prospects.  Here’s who they picked on the third and final day in rounds 11-40.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET THE SWEEP OF THE REDS

 

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Photo:  another strong outing for Jhoulys Chacin:  seven innings pitched, five hits, two runs, one walk and four strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 14, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night was as good an outing as we’ve seen from the Padres so far this season.  If we’re being honest, and this isn’t an insult, nothing will top it.  But today, the Padres went for the sweep against the Reds in this Wednesday matinee.  Amir Garrett started for the Reds against Jhoulys Chacin.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

June 14, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen about important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to a wide variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views.  Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

Trump-Russia probe

Other national news

WORLD

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

June 14, 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:

LOCAL

STATE

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

HELIX REMOVES LAST LARGE SEGMENT OF CAST IRON PIPE FROM CITY OF LEMON GROVE

 

Source:  Helix Water District

Photo:  from right: Helix Boardmember Mark Gracyk, who represents Lemon Grove, Boardmember DeAna Verbeke, Board President Joel Scalzitti and Lemon Grove assistant city manager and public works director Mike James.  Via Helix Water District

June 13, 2017 (Lemon Grove) - Helix Water District Board President Joel Scalzitti operated the excavator this morning, lowering a segment of PVC pipe into the trench at the corner of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Golden Avenue in Lemon Grove.  The pipe was signed by the Lemon Grove City Council and Helix board members, and its installation marks the removal of the last large segment of cast iron pipe in the water distribution system serving the city of Lemon Grove.

RANCHO SAN DIEGO LIBRARY TO HOLD INDEPEDENCE DAY CELEBRATION ON JULY 1ST

 

East County News Service

June 13, 2017 (Rancho San Diego) -- Families and folks of all ages are welcomed to the Rancho San Diego Library at 11555 Via Rancho San Diego for their annual Celebrate the USA event, an old-fashioned Fourth of July festival. This event will be taking place Saturday, July 1st  from 11am-1pm, and is free for all ages. As part of the event, the Friends of the Rancho San Diego Library will be holding a half-price book sale in the library courtyard from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

ECM PADRES REPORT: TWO HOME RUN GAME BY CORDERO, PITCHING LIFTS PADRES OVER REDS FOR SERIES WIN

 

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Photo:  Clayton Richard nearly pitched a complete game shutout before he gave up two runs in the ninth. Via @Padres on Twitter

June 13, 2017 (San Diego) - Last night’s offensive showing against the Reds was what the Padres needed more of.  They hoped to continue that tonight in game two with Scott Feldman on the mound for the Reds against Clayton Richard.

PASSAGES: GORDON BOSMA, RETIRED POSTAL UNION LEADER AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER

 

East County News Service

June 13, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Gordon Bosma, a long-time resident of East County, died on May 29, 2017.   Bosma was a retired United States postal worker.  While working there, he led his local union, American Postal Workers, AFL-CIO.

VOTE FOR WINNERS IN OUR PHOTO CONTEST!

 

East County Magazine

June 3, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Thanks to all who entered our East County photo contest!    There were many great entries , making it tough to narrow it down to semi-finalists. We added extra categories to give more people a chance to be winners!  Please vote for your favorites in each category/

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EDCO RECEIVES E.A.R.T.H. AWARD FROM SAN DIEGO EARTHWORKS

 

East County News Service

June 13, 2017 (San Diego) - At the May 24, 2017 V.I.P. (Very Important Planet) Reception held at the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department, San Diego EarthWorks recognized EDCO with the E.A.R.T.H. (Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps) Award for EarthFair efforts. There to accept the award on EDCO’s behalf was John Snyder, EDCO’s Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, and Elmer Heap, EDCO’s Division Manager.

SEEBURGER SELECTED BY ST. LOUIS IN MLB DRAFT

 

Aztec senior lefty taken in 10th round by Cardinals

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 13, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - San Diego State pitcher Brett Seeburger has been selected in the 10th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. The senior left-hander was the 304th selection in the draft, which concluded the second of three days on Tuesday.

SANTANA HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER FIGHTS RARE FORM OF LEUKEMIA IN ADULTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) — Family members of Santana High School teacher Janelle Pasquale Garrison are asking help to cover medical bills as she battles an acute form of leukemia that rarely occurs in adults.

CELEBRATING VALERIE VICTOR’S GOLDEN JUBILEE JUNE 25

 

50 years as organist/pianist at The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa

By Mary Domb Mikkelson

June 13, 2017 (La Mesa) -- A national treasure right in our midst-- that’s the incomparable Valerie Victor, organist/pianist at The Table:  United Church of Christ of La Mesa (UCCLM).

Born in National City (as were her mother and grandmother), Valerie was seven when she started to play the piano, eight when her elementary school music teacher asked that she not return to class – it was “too easy” for her.  Taken on as the teacher’s private student for the next seven years, young Valerie thrived.  Another teacher followed, working with her for the next 25 – 30 years.  Once a month a “bonus” was added:  organ lessons. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY TWO: COLLEGE PLAYERS JOIN UP

 

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Photo:  Mason House via @MLBDraft on Twitter  

June 13, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - Yesterday in day one of the 2017 MLB Draft, the Padres kept it young, drafting three straight high schoolers in a pitcher and two catchers.  Click “read more” to see who they took today in rounds 3-10.

LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON QIGONG MEDITATION ON JUNE 28TH

 

East County News Service

June 13, 2017 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “Qigong: Meditation in Motion,” a free program on Qigong, an ancient breathing technique originated in China, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 28. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

ADULTS REMINDED OF PENALTIES FOR GIVING ALCOHOL TO MINORS

 

While summer is a welcome break from school for most students, it can also present unforeseen risks for teenagers.

That’s because minors are more likely to drink alcohol during their summer break when parents are at work and teens often go unsupervised.

HELIX WATER TO HOLD SPECIAL MEETING ON BUDGET AND RATES TONIGHT

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (La Mesa)—Helix Water District’s board will hold a special meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the district headquarters (7811 University Avenue, La Mesa) to consider the proposed fiscal year 2017-18 budget of $88,282,730. Click to view the complete board package.  Scroll down for details on a proposed rate increase, most due to a hike in rates from the County Water Authority:

HELIX RESCINDS DROUGHT LEVEL 1 DECLARATION, BUT LEAVES WATER EFFICIENCY RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (La Mesa) – In light of Governor Brown declaring an end to the statewide drought due to record rainfall, the Helix Water Board voted last week to rescind its drought level 1 declaration.

But the board left in place its policy 4.9 water efficiency measures, which ratepayers are still required to follow.  The following uses are still prohibited, except as noted:

FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL MENU AT ANDIAMO RISTORANTE JUNE 18

 

East County News Service

June 13, 2017 (Tierrasanta) – If you’re looking for a delicious way to celebrate Father’s Day in inland San Diego, Andiamo Ristorante in Tierrasanta is offering a prix fixe menu starting at 5 p.m. on June 18th for $29.95 per person – and kids under 12 eat free.

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