November 2016 Articles

SDSU FOOTBALL CLINCHES SPOT IN MOUNTAIN WEST TITLE GAME

 

Aztecs will play in the MW Championship for a second straight season

Source: goaztecs.com press release

November 6, 2016 (Colorado Springs) - San Diego State has clinched the West Division crown of the Mountain West for the second straight year and a spot in the 2016 Mountain West Football Championship game, the league announced Sunday. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 3 and will kick off at either 4:30 p.m. PT, 4:45 p.m. PT or 5 p.m. PT on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

READER’S EDITORIAL: FIRE TRUCK USED FOR POLITICKING IN SAN MIGUEL FIRE BOARD RACE

 

By Patrick D. Walker, Deputy Vice President—District X,  CAL FIRE Firefighters Local 2881

November 5, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- In reference to your article regarding Santee firefighters' use of a fire engine for political action, it should be known that the same is being done in San Miguel.  Those who oppose the CAL FIRE Cooperative Agreement are using an Engine that the District sold to them (Former Local 1434 / San Miguel Firefighters Foundations) for $1 with the clause that it would not be used for political action, well it clearly is.  Not only are they using it for political action (Displaying at local businesses) they are also sharing the images on Social Media and storing the fire engine at a fire station.  See video.  They are also driving the engine around the District with trucks in front and behind supporting the opposition.  From day one they have done everything to sabotage the CAL FIRE Agreement, this is just another example.

AZTECS VOLLEYBALL LOSES AT FRESNO STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Volleyball drops match to Bulldogs

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Alexis Cage had 14 kills, four blocks and nine digs at Fresno State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 5, 2016 (Fresno) - In a match in which three of the four sets were decided by two points, San Diego State came up on the short end of a 3-1 decision as it fell at Fresno State Saturday afternoon at the Bulldogs’ Save Mart Arena. FSU prevailed by sets scores of 23-25, 28-26, 25-20, 29-27.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: AZTECS' SEASON ENDS IN SHOOTOUT LOSS TO UNLV IN MW TITLE

 

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Story and photo by Liz Alper

November 5, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s soccer played for the 2016 Mountain West championship tonight against UNLV.  Tonight was the lady Aztecs’ fourth game in nine days.

POMEGRANATE DAYS AT OASIS CAMEL DAIRY NOV. 25-27 FEATURES CAMEL RIDES, SHOWS, AND “PARDONED” TURKEY RACING

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 5, 2016 (Ramona) – If you’re looking for an unusual way to spend Thanksgiving weekend,  stop by Pomegranate Days at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona.  The 6th annual event on November 25, 26 and 27 will include camel rides,  feeding pomegranates to camels, family shows,  and a race featuring “pardoned” turkeys.

FIRST ALZHEIMER’S CARE HOMES CONSTRUCTED FOR PEOPLE WITH DOWN SYNDROME

 

East County News Service

November 5, 2016 (Spring Valley) --  Noah Homes, a nonprofit for adults with developmental disabilities, joined by elected officials and more than 30 community partners announced the completion of the first memory care homes in California, two of the first in the nation, specifically for people with developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, Autism, cerebral palsy and others.  A ribbon cutting on this first-of-its kind project was held on November 3rd.

AZTECS SWIMMERS RECORD DUAL MEET WIN AT OREGON STATE 109-89

 

Swimmers win eight of 11 events to down Oregon State

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  McKenna Meyer won three individual events in the dual meet at Oregon State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 5, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - San Diego State concluded it stay in Oregon with a 109-89 dual meet victory over Oregon State today at the Beavers’ Osborn Aquatic Center. Saturday’s meet was an abbreviated program that consisted of nine individual events along with a pair of relays (no diving). With the victory, the Aztecs improved to 6-0 on the season.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SIGN OF THE TIMES

 

November 5, 2016 (El  Cajon)—Anonymous citizens have added commentary above and below a sign touting three conservative candidates for El Cajon City Council: Paul  Circo,  Star Bales and Bob McClellan. 

New signs cheekily note that these three candidates “did not show for debates,  did not show for a prayer vigil” (in response to a  police shooting), and “can’t spell their own name on their own signs,” a reference to a misspelling in McClellan’s name.

JUDGE DENIES INJUNCTION SOUGHT BY PROTESTERS AGAINST EL CAJON POLICE AND SHERIFF

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 5, 2016 (San Diego) -- U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino on Friday denied a temporary restraining order sought by the NAACP and protesters. The plaintiffs wanted the court to stop El Cajon Police and Sheriff officers from arresting protesters at the site where Alfred Olango was fatally shot by an El Cajon policeman on September 27th.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER

 

Update: The victim has been identified as Richard Kent Chartier. The cause of death was a penetrating gunshot wound to the abdomen. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. Chartier was a resident at the 1321 Oro Street property in unincorporated El Cajon.

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 5, 2016 (El Cajon) – Vincent Frank Peterson,42, has been arrested and will be charged with the murder of a man found with mortal wounds Friday night in unincorporated El Cajon.

Deputies were called to a home on Oro Street near Greenfield Drive after a caller to 911 reported an assault with a deadly weapon around 10 p.m. Friday.  The victim, 42, was found with injuries to his torso and died on the way to a hospital.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOPS CAL STATE SAN MARCOS 74-53

 

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SDSU opens the regular season on Fri., Nov. 11 at UC Riverside

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

November 4, 2016 (San Diego) - Shooting 50 percent (11-for-22) from beyond the arc, San Diego State women's basketball topped Cal State San Marcos, 74-53, in its lone exhibition of the season on Friday night at Viejas Arena.

READER’S EDITORIAL: LA MESA COUNCIL RACE CAREENS INTO THE GUTTER

 

By Gene Carpenter and Anthony Mc Ivor

November 4, 2016 (La Mesa) -- Earlier this week, many La Mesa residents found a rude surprise in their mailboxes. It was a particularly vile attack mailer targeting La Mesa Council candidate Colin Parent.  The piece is slick, but  intellectually dishonest and shabbily written.  After three polite debates in city venues, who would use the post for such a vulgar purpose? 

SDSU SWIMMERS DEFEAT OREGON STATE 139-113 IN DUAL MEET ACTION

 

Aztecs win 10 of 12 individual races to defeat Beavers

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Martina Marks won both the 500 and 1000 freestyle races in Friday's dual meet at Oregon State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 4, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - San Diego State swimmers won 10 of 12 individual races as they defeated Oregon State, 139-113, Friday afternoon at OSU’s Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis, Ore. The win was the fifth straight for the Aztecs, who improved to 5-0 on this season.

UNION BANK AND KPBS HONOR LOCAL HEROES DURING AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH

 

East County News Service

November 4, 2016 (San Diego) -- In celebration of American Indian Heritage Month and as part of its ongoing commitment to inclusion, diversity and responsible banking, Union Bank has partnered with KPBS to honor two inspiring local heroes. The 2016 American Indian Heritage Month honorees are: Joely Proudfit, associate professor/director at California Indian Culture & Sovereignty Center, Cal State University San Marcos; and Randy Edmonds, founder and director, Indian Human Resource Center. The honorees will be recognized at a private dinner with their families and executives from KPBS and Union Bank.

DUNCAN HUNTER SAYS HE WILL REPAY $49,000 IN PERSONAL AND UNAUTHORIZED EXPENSES CHARGED TO HIS CAMPAIGN

 

Hunter opponent Patrick Malloy claims use of campaign funds for personal expenses was “corruption”

By Miriam Raftery

November 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) announced yesterday that he will repay nearly $49,000 in personal or unauthorized expenses charged to his campaign, the Riverside Press Enterprise reports.  The action comes months after revelations that Hunter charged up large sums for an Italian vacation with his family last Thanksgiving, as well as money paid to his children’s private school, a Hawaiian resort, an oral surgeon, as well as and purchases of jewelry, groceries, video games and more.

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT OFFERS FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS FOR CHILDREN AT KID CARE FEST SATURDAY NOV. 5 IN LAKESIDE

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November 3, 2016 (Lakeside)--The Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County, will present the 2016 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented health event open to the public. Featuring free health care screenings, Kids Care Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds,12584 Mapleview St., Lakeside.

Now in its 15th year, Kids Care Fest is an opportunity for children to receive free, potentially life-saving health care screenings, including vision and dental screenings and children’s wellness checkups. The event will also feature information from dermatologists, pharmacists and other medical professionals, along with free kids fingerprinting and free flu shots (while supplies last).

HEAR OUR HOT INTERVIEWS: SAN MIGUEL FIRE BOARD CANDIDATES

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – The future of the San Miguel Fire District hangs in the balance.  Should San Miguel keep its contract with Cal-Fire or return to being a stand-alone district, as the current board recently voted by a slim margin?  We interviewed a representative from  each of the two slates running for our East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ. Listen now by clicking the orange audio link.

 In this heated session,  incumbent Bill  Kiel, a retired engineer, makes the case for staying with Cal-Fire, while retired fire chief Kim Raddatz argues for giving Cal-Fire the boot and returning to an independent district.  Each side claims their position will be best for taxpayers and public safety.  One side is backed by Cal-Fire firefighters, the other by leaders of the former San Miguel firefighters.

Audio: 

San Miguel Fire interviews: Kim Raddatz and Bill Kiel, candidate slate representatives

AZTECS VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN FOUR SETS AT SAN JOSE STATE

 

Volleyball drops match at SJSU

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Freshman Hannah Turnlund had 10 kills in the match at San Jose State Thursday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (San Jose) - San Diego State was unable to find it offensive rhythm as it fell to San Jose State in four sets Thursday evening at SJSU’s Spartan Gym. The home side won by set scores of 25-18, 25-12, 23-25, 25-21 as it avenged a loss at the hands of the Aztecs earlier this season.

DECEPTIVE MAILERS IN EL CAJON AND LEMON GROVE

 

By Jonathan Goetz

November 3, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Deceptive mailers have been sent to voters in El Cajon and Lemon Grove, readers tell ECM.

The San Diego County Democratic Party has endorsed Vickie Butcher, Stephanie Harper and Ben Kalasho in the El Cajon City Council Race. But a reader has alerted ECM that a mailer claims El Cajon Democrats endorsed Butcher as well as Humbert Cabrera and Steve Goble.  Cabrera and Goble have not been endorsed by any political party.

SYCUAN TRIBE PROPOSES 11-STORY, 300-ROOM HOTEL AS FIRST PHASE OF LARGER EXPANSION

 

By Mike Allen

November 3, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay nation has plans to build a high-rise hotel and expand its casino.

The plans call for an 11-story, 300-room, hotel plus an additional 21,000 square feet of gaming space with 500 new devices, bringing the total to 2,500. The project would also include a 2,030-car parking garage, an upscale restaurant, a spa, fitness center, and larger outdoor area with two swimming pools.

EL CAJON SHOOTING SUSPECT MICHAEL RIORDAN ARRESTED IN LEMON GROVE AFTER PURSUIT

 

Source: El Cajon Police

November 3, 2016 (Lemon Grove) -- A suspect has been arrested at a Lemon Grove residence for a shooting that occurred in El Cajon on October 28th at 12:40 p.m.

During the incident, witnesses described an argument occurring between two males and the suspect, near a kiosk in the 1000 Block of Decker Street. The suspect walked away from the argument to a vehicle parked a short distance away and retrieved a handgun. He then walked back to where the kiosk was at and fired numerous shots at the victims striking one of them in the leg. The suspect fled the scene in the vehicle.

CALIFORNIA COAST CREDIT UNION AND COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION LAUNCH SOCK DRIVE TO HELP HOMELESS YOUTH

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - California Coast Credit Union is partnering with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and the San Diego Unaccompanied Youth Task Force this holiday season to launch a sock drive to collect thousands of new, unused socks for youth experiencing homelessness in San Diego County.

AZTECS WOMEN'S SOCCER ADVANCE TO MOUNTAIN WEST FINAL WITH 2-0 WIN OVER SAN JOSE STATE

 

Goals by Mitchell, Barba send SDSU to tournament championship contest

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Victoria Barba's penalty kick gave the Aztecs a 2-0 lead over San Jose State and helped the Aztecs move into the final of the 2016 MW Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State gained a measure of revenge and moved into the final of the 2016 Mountain West Championship Tournament with a 2-0 victory over San Jose State Thursday evening on the SDSU Sports Deck.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS START SEASON RIGHT WITH EXHIBITION ROMP OF UCSD

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

November 3, 2016 (San Diego) - The San Diego State Aztecs men’s basketball team kicked off its 2016 season with an exhibition game against UCSD tonight.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS TO OREGON STATE IN OVERTIME 3-2

 

Aztec comeback comes up short vs. Beavers

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Dallin Cutler notched his first two assists of the year at Oregon State on Thursday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

November 3, 2016 (Corvallis, Ore.) - After a furious rally late in the second half, the No. 21/15 San Diego State men’s soccer team suffered a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat in overtime Thursday at the hands of host Oregon State in a Pac-12 match at Lorenz Field. With the loss, the Aztecs slip to 8-4-4 overall and 3-3-2 in conference play, while the Beavers move to 6-7-2 on the season and 2-4-2 in the Pac-12.

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