June 2017 Articles

EAST COUNTY CHALDEAN CHAMBER LOSES TRADEMARK; DETROIT-BASED CHALDEAN CHAMBER OPENS OFFICES HERE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (El Cajon ) -- The U.S.  Patent and Trademark Office has issued an order cancelling Ben Kalasho’s trademark for the San Diego-East County Chaldean American Chamber of Commerce name.  The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board held that the trademark caused confusion with the Chaldean  American Chamber of Commerce based in Detroit, which has been using the name since 2001. 

The board held that the trademarks were similar and that the local group used the entirety of the Detroit group’s name in its branding.

Kalasho founded and served as President of the local Chamber before stepping down earlier this year to avoid conflcts of interest after his election to the El Cajon City Council.  Kalasho’s wife, Jessica, currently serves as President.

AZTEC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES MOUNTAIN WEST SCHEDULE

 

SDSU opens its MW slate with a pair of tough road contests

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s basketball and the Mountain West have announced the Aztecs’ league schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Each team in the conference plays eight of the other 10 teams twice and plays two opponents once. This year, the Aztecs will not host Utah State, nor will they travel to New Mexico.

CALIF. RANKS 37TH IN NATION FOR CHILD WELL-BEING

 

By Suzanne Potter, California News Service

June 13, 2017 (Los Angeles) -- California has made major strides in getting kids insured, but still ranks only 37th in the nation for overall child well-being due to persistent pockets of poverty, according to the latest KIDS COUNT Data Book, out today from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

MEN'S BASKETBALL MOUNTAIN WEST SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED BY LEAGUE

 

Aztecs to open conference slate at Wyoming

Source:  goaztecs.com

June 13, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Mountain West schedule for the 2017-18 campaign has been released by the league. The Aztecs will open conference action at Wyoming on Dec. 27, and will close the slate with consecutive home games vs. Boise State on Feb. 28 and Nevada on March. 3

SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER THREE IDEAS TO HELP THE HOMELESS

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (San Diego) -- The Board of Supervisors will look at ideas next week designed to help get the homeless into homes.  County Supervisors Ron Roberts and Dianne Jacob unveiled the three initiatives to spur the building, renovation and acquisition of affordable housing and stem the growing tide of homelessness.

SECOND APPEALS COURT BLOCKS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN, BUT ON DIFFERENT GROUNDS

 

 

Ruling also affirms block on refugee ban, but allows review of vetting procedures

By Miriam Raftery

June 13, 2017 (San Francisco) --  A second federal appeals court has blocked nearly all of President Donald Trump’s executive order  that included a 90-day travel ban from six mainly Muslim nations, though the two courts found different rationales for their rulings, the New York Times reports.

STARS BASEBALL WINS IN ABSENCE OF BARONA SPIRITUAL LEADER'S PASSING

 

By Nick Pellegrino

June 12, 2017 (Lakeside) - This summer's slogan or the San Diego Stars semipro baseball club is "Beyond Barona," as the Stars moved about half of their home games from Stars Field, located on the Barona Indian Reservation since 1995, to West Hills High School, where Stars owner/field manager Mickey Deutschman had been varsity head coach of the Wolf Pack for two seasons.

GROSSMONT, CUYAMACA GRADUATES RECEIVE MORE THAN 4,830 DEGREES, CERTIFICATES

 

Source:  Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

June 12, 2017 (El Cajon) - The impact on lives that Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have is never more apparent than on commencement day, when speakers talk about their first steps taken in their academic journeys and the encouragement they’ve received along the way.

GREATER SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS LAUNCHES ELDER INITIATIVE ON WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY, JUNE 15

 

County Supervisor Dianne Jacob and District Attorney Valerie Tanney to speak

East County News Service

June 12, 2017 (San Diego) - The Greater San Diego Association of REALTORS® (SDAR) is launching a local initiative to help combat the heartbreaking and devastating instances of financial elder abuse, specifically through fraudulent real estate transactions.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES PILE ON RUNS TO BEAT REDS

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Luis Perdomo had his first quality start in a while, going 6.2 innings and giving up seven hits, three runs, two walks and four strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 12, 2017 (San Diego) - The series with the Royals wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but now the Padres return to the National League to face a team with hot bats, the Cincinnati Reds.  Bronson Arroyo started for the Reds against Luis Perdomo.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION - DAY ONE: RETURN TO PADRES HIGH

 

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Photo:  MacKenzie Gore, Youtube screenshot.

June 12, 2017 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The first day of the 2017 MLB Draft was today and some of the hottest prospects were on the market as first rounders, second rounders and competitive balance rounders started their professional baseball careers.  Here’s who the Padres took:

AZTEC ROWING RECRUITS COMPETE AT USROWING YOUTH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Four incoming freshmen have noteworthy finishes in Sarasota, Fla.

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 12, 2017 (Sarasota, Fla.) - Four Aztec rowing signees competed in the 2017 US Rowing Youth National Championships over the weekend at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, Fla., where two freshmen recruits medaled in events.

CHECK OUT A FREE SAN DIEGO MUSEUM OF ART PASS AT ANY SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIBRARY

 

Source:  County News Service

Photo:  Creative commons image by Bernard Gagnon via Wikipedia

June 12, 2017 (San Diego) -- San Diego County Library and The San Diego Museum of Art are partnering to provide free museum passes to library customers. This innovative partnership allows library customers to check out a pass for the museum just as they would a book.

COLD CASE MURDER IN LEMON GROVE SOLVED 31 YEARS LATER WITH NEW DNA TESTING TECHNOLOGY

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 12, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – Stacy Littleton, 52, of San Diego has been arrested and charged with murder.  Littleton is accused of stabbing to death Cyrus Jefferson 31 years ago in Lemon Grove, when the victim was 20 years old and the suspect, 21.

SIX AZTECS NAMED USTFCCCA ALL-AMERICANS

 

Henderson leads SDSU with three selections, including first-team honors in both the 100 and 4x100

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 12, 2017 (San Diego) - Six San Diego State athletes have been named All-Americans by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced Monday. Honors are awarded for performances at the final site of the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held last weekend in Eugene, Ore.

ALPINE TO HOLD FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND CARNIVAL

 

East County News Service

June 11, 2017 (Alpine) — Alpine will celebrate Independence Day with a Fourth of July Parade starting at 10 a.m.  along Alpine Boulevard between West Victoria Boulevard and Tavern Road, bringing back a tradition that’s been dormant for years. Everyone is invited to participate or come watch.

CLEAN EL CAJON DAY JUNE 17 AT WELLS PARK

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 11, 2017  (El Cajon) – The city of El Cajon invites you to participate in “Clean El Cajon Day” on Saturday, June 17th at Wells Park.   Councilman Ben  Kalasho introduced the measure that created  Clean El Cajon Day and the first 100 people who sign up online will receive free T-shirts.  Click here to view a special video from Councilman Kalasho and Waste Management. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: HOMERS GIFT ROYALS SERIES WIN OVER PADRES

 

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Photo:  US Marine Corps via @Padres on Twitter

June 11, 2017 (San Diego) - One bad inning can be shaken off.  The Padres tried to do that with the eighth inning last night today in the series finale against the Royals.  Jake Junis started for Kansas City against Dinelson Lamet.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: FETCHING IMAGES FROM FIDO FEST

 

By Rebecca Williamson

Photo:  El Cajon resident Ace Saunders, and his pit bull, Saturn.

June 11, 2017 (Santee) -- El Cajon resident, Ace Saunders, and his pit bull, Saturn, won best trick contest at Santee's 2nd Annual Fido Fest for performing a variety of commands.  The event, held June 10th in Santee, drew an estimated 2,000-- with smallest dog, largest dog, and a cake walk all part of the festivities. 

GATE FIRE CONCERNS ON AGENDA FOR JAMUL-DULZURA COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP JUNE 13

 

East County News Service

June 10, 2017 (Jamul-Dulzura) -- The Jamul-Dulzura Community Planning Group's meeting on Tuesday night will include a discussion of concerns raised by the Gate Fire, including shooting on Bureau of Land Management property.  Also on the agenda are a Jamul Indian Village update and the County's strategic plan to reduce waste in unincorporated areas.

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD'S 4x100 TAKES FOURTH AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

4x100 takes fourth, while Henderson comes in sixth in 100

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

June 10, 2017 (Eugene, Ore.) - San Diego State’s 4x100-meter relay team finished fourth at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which concluded Saturday at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Coupled with Ashley Henderson’s sixth-place showing, the Aztecs finished in a tie for 32nd at the meet.

HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST TO SPEAK IN RAMONA ON DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY

 

East County News Service

June 10, 2017 (Ramona) – Nonie Darwish, a human rights activist, will speak on “The Difference between Biblical and Islamic Values” at a Ramona Tea’d forum on Saturday, June 24th.   Darwish was born and raised in Egypt as a Muslim, but converted to Christianity after moving to the United States.  She is an author, lecturer and Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROYALS OVERCOME PADS WITH EIGHTH INNING SURGE

 

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Photo: Eric Hosmer celebrates after his two-run homer that tied the game in the eighth.  Via @Royals on Twitter

June 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres got a good start to the weekend series with the Royals yesterday, but could they keep it going today knowing that they were on national TV?  We’d find out as Ian Kennedy started for Kansas City against Miguel Diaz, a guy who normally doesn’t start, but got the nod today.

“LITTLE FIELD OF DREAMS” IS OPEN ON MOUNT HELIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 10, 2017 (Mt. Helix) – “This is a little field of dreams,” Cajon de Oro Little League President Josh Bailey declared at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the new facility on Russell Road in the Mount Helix community.

The new  field  at 10400 Russell Road, L a Mesa serves the League’s youngest  athletes:  T-ball players ages 4-6 and Rookies ages 6-7. The new T-ball and Rookies field is adjacent to the existing Mosher field for older Little League players—a field where several major and minor league baseball players got their start.

ECM PADRES REPORT: EIGHTH INNNING SURGE GIVES PADRES GAME ONE WIN OVER ROYALS

 

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Photo:  Jhoulys Chacin finished the night with seven innings pitched, three hits, two runs, two walks and six strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 9, 2017 (San Diego) - We’re going to skip what happened yesterday and move right into tonight.  The Padres returned home for some interleague action against the Kansas City Royals.  Eric Skoglund started on the hill for the Royals against Jhoulys Chacin.

TEDXTALKS CHANGE KIDS--AS KIDS SEEK TO CHANGE THE WORLD

 

By Devorah Fox

Photo:  Isela and Kalani Creutzburg

June 8, 2017 (El Cajon) -- More than a ray of hope, the students of Cajon Valley Union School District delivered to their community the sun of a bright tomorrow with their TEDxKids@ElCajon Talks last Saturday. Using an expertly produced mix of live and videotaped audiovisual performances the children danced, and sang and played and talked their way into the hearts of all present.

COUNTY, CITY GET $6 MILLION GRANT FOR PROP. 47 COMMUNITY TREATMENT

 

The County and City of San Diego will receive $6 million to provide substance abuse and mental health services to hundreds of people cited or charged with misdemeanor drug and property crimes across the region.

FIRE I-8 SOUTH OF LOS COCHES

 

East County News Service

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

June 9, 2017 (El Cajon) - Cal Fire crews are at the scene of a 10-acre brush fire south of I-8 at Los Coches.  Lanes are re-opened and the forward spread has been stopped, but be advised.

No structures are threatened or injuries to residents are reported, according to Cal Fire.

The fire is 10% contained.

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