November 2018 Articles

November 2018 Articles

KINGSTON TRIO COMES TO POWAY NOV. 18

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2018 (Poway) -- The Kingston Trio helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s through the 1960s. Today the legacy continues, guided by the devotion and personal history of a trio closely affiliated with the original group.


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STRONG SHOWING FOR SDSU MEN'S TENNIS ON DAY TWO AT BULLDOG CLASSIC

 

Aztec juniors Arnaud Restifo, Rafael Gonzalez Almazan advance to their respective flight finals

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 3, 2018 (Fresno) - San Diego State juniors Arnaud Restifo (Nice, France) and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan (Madrid, Spain) posted two victories apiece in singles competition on Saturday to lead the Aztec men’s tennis team on the second day of the Bulldog Classic at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.


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POWAY HIGH STUDENT ARRESTED FOR GUN VIOLENCE THREAT

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 3, 2018 (Poway) – A student at Poway High School has been arrested for threatening during an argument with other students to bring a gun to school and shoot them.

The Sheriff’s Poway station received information from several concerned parents via the Poway TIP line.  After an investigation by deputies, including the Poway School Resource Officer and juvenile detective, deputies identified the student and arrested him at his home.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO BOISE STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Aztecs unable to complete comeback attempt

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 3, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team played in four tightly-contested sets on Saturday night at Peterson Gym, but ultimately fell to conference foe Boise State, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 22-25. SDSU falls to 8-19 and 6-8 in the Mountain West this year, while BSU improves to 16-9 with an 8-6 league record. 


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POLICE SEEK MAN WHO STABBED WOMAN IN DEL CERRO PARKING LOT

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2018 (Del Cerro) - A 20-year-old woman was attacked and stabbed Thursday shortly after midnight by a man who opened the door of her car in a Del Cerro parking lot in the 6300 block of Del Cerro Boulevard.


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PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON UTILITIES’ WILDFIRE MITIGATION PLANS BEFORE NOV. 14 PREHEARING CONFERENCE

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2018 (San Francisco) – “We want to hear from you about wildfires!” states a message from Agatha Wein at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).  “The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is examining how well California's electric utilities are prepared for wildfires and we want input from community leaders.”

SDG&E, PG&E, Southern California Edison, and several other utilities are required to develop wildfire mitigation plans that will include details on:

  • wildfire prevention strategies for electric utilities,
  • maintenance and inspection of lines,
  • outreach to first responders and customers, including low-income, elderly, disabled, and those with limited English,
  • restoration of service after a wildfire


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MOTORCYLIST IN FATAL RAMONA CRASH IDENTIFIED

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2018 (Ramona) – Erinn Clarke Edens, 48, of Ramona has been identified by the County Medical Examiner as the motorcyclist killed on October 20th in a solo vehicle accident.

He lost control of the motorcycle in the 15000 block of Wildcat Canyon Road in Ramona and was ejected into the path of an oncoming vehicle, which ran over him and dragged him a short distance until the vehicle was able to stop.


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ELDERLY MAN DIES IN SANTEE FIRE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

November 3, 2018 (Santee) – An elderly, disabled man was found dead in a Santee mobile home that burned overnight.  The man called 911 to ask for help, telling the dispatcher he had difficulty moving around. 


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MOTORCYCLIST IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER EL CAJON CRASH

 

East County News Service

November 3, 2018 (El Cajon) – A 55-year-old rider on a Harley Davidson was traveling with a group of motorcyclists this morning in the 900 block of East Main Street in El Cajon when according to witnesses, he began passing vehicles in the inside left turn lane.  When the lane ended, the rider struck a raised center median and was ejected on the roadway, suffering severe head injuries.


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SDSU MEN'S TENNIS WINS THREE SINGLES MATCHES ON DAY ONE AT BULLDOG CLASSIC

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 2, 2018 (Fresno) - Three San Diego State men’s tennis players recorded victories in singles competition on Friday to open the Bulldog Classic hosted by Fresno State.


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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS RALLY PAST BIOLA 63-53

 

Naje Murray & Mallory Adams had double-doubles

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 2, 2018 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team knocked off Biola 63-53 in an exhibition contest at Viejas Arena Friday evening. After falling behind by double-digits in the first quarter, the Aztecs used a 15-2 run in the third quarter to take the lead and then held off the Eagles down the stretch.


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MCNELIS LEADS ALL SANTEE CANDIDATES IN CONTRIBUTIONS

 

By Mike Allen

November 2, 2018 (Santee) -- Running in his fourth city election, Santee Councilman Rob McNelis has been around the block a few times asking for funds to pay for such things as campaign signs and mailers so it’s no surprise that he easily leads the pack of seven candidates for the City Council with about $23,000 collected as of late October.


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DEVELOPMENT IS KEY ISSUE IN SANTEE CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 1 RACE: HEAR OUR INTERVIEWS



 

East County News Service

November 1, 2018 (Santee) – This is the first election in which Santee residents cast votes by district. In District 1, Councilman Rob NcNelis, a market leader with a mortgage banking company and former Chamber of Commerce president, is running against Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfield, a software engineer and business owner who worked at U.C. Berkeley’s school of public health as a program manager and chair of the staff advisory council.

Key issues are development vs. quality of life, as well as how to address the city’s budget deficit. Andrade-Heymsfield claims her opponent puts developers’ interests over those of residents; she pledges to oppose Fanita Ranch. McNelis says he’s voted against some developer donors’ projects and votes for what's best for Santee. He pledges to keep government small and out of people’s pockets; Andrade-Heymsfield says she has ideas for new revenue sources to address the city’s deficit without raising taxes. 

We interviewed both candidates on KNSJ 89.1 FM radio. Hear the full interviews by clicking the audio links (Evlyn Andrade Heymsfield audio and Rob McNelis audio) plus read highlights below.

Audio: 

Evlyn Andrade-Heymsfield interview
Rob McNelis interview

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HOW A CHILD'S BREATHING PROBLEM CAN BE MISDIAGNOSED AS ADHD

 

By Ami Barakat, DDS

November 2, 2018 (San Diego) - They are two conditions that might seem to have nothing in common: mouth breathing and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Yet children who breathe through their mouths because of a dental issue may be easily misdiagnosed with ADHD, resulting in a lifetime of being given powerful drugs unnecessarily.


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BOULEVARD MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF BROTHER

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 2, 2018 (Boulevard) – David Smith, 52, has been arrested for the murder of his brother, Danny Smith, 63.  Rural Sheriff’s deputies responded to multiple 9-1-1 calls yesterday at 4:17 p.m. reporting  a shooting at the large rural property at 38326 Highway 94 in Boulevard, where the brothers lived in separate residences.

Deputies found the victim inside the home, dead, with a traumatic gunshot wound, says Lt. Rich Williams with the Sheriff’s homicide unit.


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SDSU MEN'S HOOPS RALLIES PAST CHAMINADE 66-63

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 1, 2018 (San Diego) - In a tale of two halves, the San Diego State men's basketball team rallied for a 68-63 triumph over a pesky Chaminade squad in its lone exhibition game of the season Thursday night at Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena.


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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: AZTECS DROPPED BY NO. 6 STANFORD 2-0

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 1, 2018 (San Diego) - The Aztec men’s soccer team fell to No. 6 Stanford 2-0 at the SDSU Sports Deck Thursday evening. The Cardinal scored goals in the 48th and 72nd minute to give the Aztecs’ their third straight loss.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS BY UTAH STATE

 

Hannah Turnlund recorded a match-high 13 kills

Source:  goaztecs.com

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November 1, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team used a .300 hitting percentage in a 3-0 (25-22, 25-15, 25-21) sweep of conference foe Utah State at Peterson Gym on Thursday night. With the win, the Aztecs improve to 8-18 (6-7 Mountain West) while the Aggies drop to 5-19 (3-10 MW). 


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READER'S EDITORIAL: DEVELOPERS BUYING SANTEE CITY COUNCIL SEATS THROUGH PAC'S DARK MONEY

 

By Santee City Councilman Stephen Houlahan and Preserve Wild Santee Director Van Collinsworth

November 1, 2018 (Santee) - A flood of developer dollars are backing incumbents/status-quo candidates (McNelis, Hall & Koval) in this city council election. The dark money backing for these candidates show that this election is about resident versus developer control of city government and the ability to approve the massive Fanita Ranch project.


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EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE PICKS UP MORE AWARDS

 



By Miriam Raftery

November 1, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Three East County Magazine writers received honors in San Diego Press Club’s 2018 Awards of Excellence presented this week.  All were entered in the online and daily newspapers category, bringing our total to 112 journalism awards as we celebrate our 10th anniversary.


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PITTSBURGH SYNAGOGUE SHOOTINGS DENOUNCED LOCALLY AND AROUND THE WORLD

East County News Service

Photos: Pittsburgh memorial to slain synagogue victims, White House flag at half mast, Eifel Tower in Paris dark in commemoration, Pittsburgh Steelers logo with star of David.

November 1, 2018 (San Diego) – Around the world and locally, the world grieves the slaughter of 11 Jewish people during a worship service and baby-naming ceremony at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this week.   

In San Diego, people of all faiths came together to show solidarity in the face of the attack by an avowed anti-Semitic mass shooter.  Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego), who is Jewish,  posted on social media, “An overflowing and diverse crowd of thousands brought love and resolve to Temple Beth Israel - demonstrating how strongly San Diegans reject hate and division. So proud of everyone who stood up and said: Not Here! Not Anywhere!”

Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine) has been silent on the issue on his social media. 

His opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, issued this statement: “I am horrified by the heinous attack,” adding, “There are no words to fully convey our sadness and horror at the murder of Jewish people who were worshipping with their community on Shabbat."


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LAKESIDE PLANNERS VOTE AGAINST SAND MINE EIR AS OPPOSITION GROWS, SHADY PAST OF DEVELOPER RAISED

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Lakeside Planning Group members unanimously cast votes to reject EIR on sand mine

November 1, 2018 (Lakeside) --The Lakeside Community Planning Group has voted unanimously to oppose the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for a massive sand mining project proposed by El Monte Nature Preserve LLC, the deceptively named company that wants to mine sand on the 479 acre site for the next 12 years in Lakeside’s El Monte Valley. The decision drew applause, cheers and hugs from the large crowd present.  View video of the LPCG meeting by Billy Ortiz.

Meanwhile, opposition to the project is growing – and serious questions over the property owner’s ethics are being raised.


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VIEJAS OPENS HIGH LIMITS ROOM AND NEW CENTER BAR

 

By Miriam Raftery

November 1, 2018 (Alpine) — A grand reopening of  Viejas Casino & Resort in October celebration completion of a seven-year expansion project. The property now includes three hotel towers, a gleaming new center bar and high limit gaming area.


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TRICK-OR-TREATERS BEWARE: MOSQUITOES VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD!

 

 

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

 

October 30, 2018 (San Diego) - Halloween is here, but it’s still warm outside — and that means it’s a good idea to add some insect repellent under your costume, because Dracula won’t be the only bloodsucker wandering neighborhoods with trick or treaters.


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STORM FORECAST

 

 

East County News Service

October 12, 2018 (San Diego)-- A storm is forecast to bring rain across our county tonight through Saturday night.  Rainfall will be heaviest over the mountains with thunderstorms predicted.


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PADRE DAM BOARD FREEZES WATER RATES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019

 

 

A previously approved water rate increase will not be implemented

Source: Padre Dam Municipal Water District 

October 10, 2018 (Santee) – Padre Dam Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved to freeze water rates for Fiscal Year 2019. The decision to freeze rates was based on an increase in water sales the previous year compared to the District’s Budget and the strong financial position of the water operation funds. 


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