October 2016 Articles

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

East County News Service

October 25, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting-edge news that could impact your health and our future.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

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HEARING WED. ON RESTRAINING ORDER SOUGHT BY NAACP AGAINST EL CAJON POLICE AND SHERIFF

 

East County News Service

October 25, 2016 (El Cajon) – A hearing is set for tomorrow at 3 p.m. in U.S. District Court in downtown San Diego on a restraining order sought by the NAACP and several individuals who claim they were falsely arrested for holding peaceful protests and vigils in the wake of the Alfred Olango shooting by an El Cajon Police officer.

MUMPS REPORTED AT SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

 

A student at San Diego State University was recently confirmed to have mumps after exposure to another student who had been ill and likely also had mumps, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

The two students are housemates living off campus and were up-to-date with mumps vaccinations.  The students were not hospitalized and have recovered.

JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION COMPLETES REFINANCING FOR HOLLYWOOD CASINO

 

Source: Jamul Indian Village

October 24, 2016 (Jamul) - The Jamul Indian Village Development Corporation (JIVDC) announced today that it has finalized an approximately $460 million refinancing transaction in connection with its brand new facility, Hollywood Casino Jamul- San Diego. Proceeds from the refinancing will be used to refinance the debt associated with the development of the casino, retire tribal debt and for working capital. N.A., Goldman Sachs Banks USA and Fifth Third Bank acted as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners. The loans will be held by commercial banks, an affiliate of Och-Ziff Real Estate, and an affiliate of Penn National Gaming Inc.

MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD IS SET

Aztecs are one of six teams in tournament field

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

October 24, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State is one of six teams set to compete at next week’s Mountain West Women’s Soccer Championship at SDSU Sports Deck. The tournament will commence on Nov. 1 with the quarterfinal round and will be followed by semifinal games on Nov. 3. The title game is slated for Nov. 5.

“BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY” FILM STARTING OCT. 24 IN SAN DIEGO ALLEGES MASSIVE SCHEME TO STEAL MINORITIES’ VOTES

 

Film by investigative reporter Greg Palast asserts GOP has 30-state computer program that can eliminate over 7 million minority voters

East County News Service

October 19, 2016 (San Diego) - Rolling Stone investigative reporter’s new film, “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits” will be shown Monday, Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC Fashion Valley 18 Theatre (7037 Friars Rd.) 

A portion of proceeds will benefit KNSJ radio.

The movie features Ed Asner, Rosario Dawson, Ice-T, Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley and Willie Nelson.  Palast will be there along with special guests.  Reserve your Tickets.

BRUSH FIRE IN ELCAJON

 

Photo credit:  Dave Nunes

October 24, 2016 (El Cajon) -- A SIG Alert has been issued for I-8 east due to a two-acre brush fire burning alongside the freeway just east of Greenfield in unincorporated El Cajon. The fire is burning uphill toward the Wal-Mart store, according to the CHP incident page.

ECM has a reporter en route to the scene; check back for details.

EAST COUNTY MAGAZINE SUPPORTING FREE HEALTHCARE FOR CHILDREN SATURDAY, NOV. 5

 

East County News Service

Oct. 24, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) –  The Heartland Foundation, publishers of East County Magazine, an award-winning community publication, has been named a media partner of the 2016 Kids Care Fest, a free, family-oriented 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.

TRUMP LAWYERS SEEK TO EXCLUDE SEX SCANDALS, CAMPAIGN VIDEOS FROM TRUMP UNIVERSITY CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 24, 2016 (San Diego) -- Federal Judge Gonzalo Curiel in San Diego has turned down a request by Donald Trump’s lawyers who sought to dismiss a case alleging that Trump University defrauded students in its real estate seminars.  So the case is headed to trial—but not until after the election.

Trump’s attorneys have also asked the judge to bar statements from the presidential campaign about his personal conduct to be considered as evidence in the trial.   Judge Curiel will hear that request on November 10th.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS CAL ON SENIOR DAY 1-0

 

Aztecs sweep Golden Bears for first time since 2009

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Travis Nicklaw notched is fourth GW goal of the year on Sunday to lift the Aztecs past Cal.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 23, 2016 (San Diego) - The No. 17 San Diego State men’s soccer team closed out the home portion of its 2016 regular-season schedule Sunday with a hard-fought 1-0 triumph over California to highlight Senior Day festivities at SDSU Sports Deck.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER AND WYOMING PLAY TO DOUBLE OVERTIME DRAW

 

Aztecs and Cowgirls play 110 minutes with neither scoring a goal

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

October 23, 2016 (Laramie, Wy.) - San Diego State completed its trip to the Front Range with a double-overtime scoreless draw at Wyoming on a windy Sunday afternoon in Laramie. The Aztecs, who are unbeaten in six straight, return to America’s Finest City with an 8-6-3 record (6-1-3 Mountain West). The Cowgirls, meanwhile, watched their record move to 9-7-2 (5-4-1 MW).

MISSING LA MESA WOMAN AT RISK MAY HAVE DRIVEN TO RURAL EAST COUNTY

 

Update:  KNSD reports Teresa Hudson has been found and is safe.  Authorities have not provided further details.

East County News Service

October 23, 2016 (La Mesa)—The family of missing La Mesa woman Teresa Hudson is pleading for help to find her.  She left home near  Dallas  Street and Lubbock  Avenue Saturday morning shortly after midnight and is believed to have driven her daughter’s car, a gray Kia Sportage, license plate 6RQX374.  She suffers from a psychiatric condition and left without her medication,  money, cell phone, food, or water.  She was last seen wearing a pink nightgown.

On Sunday, her husband, John, asked people to check back roads in East County. “We’ll be looking in the Dehesa area ourselves,  believing she went for a joy ride and got lost and ran out of gas with no way to get help.” The car was low on gas, the family has indicated.

EARTHTALK®: HOW TO GREEN UP YOUR HALLOWEEN

 

From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine

Caption: Green Halloween encourages parents to organize costume swaps & give out healthy snacks or treasures instead of candy this year at Halloween. Credit: Cascadian Farms, FlickrCC.

Dear EarthTalk: Any tips for how to green up my Halloween this year? -- Jason Falcone, Bern,NC

 

October 22, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - Halloween may be fun, but...this most ghoulish of holidays is also cause for lots of waste, given the preponderance of one-time use costumes that end up in a box or in the trash come November 1. And sustainability proponents also decry Halloween for promoting unhealthy eating habits, as obesity and diabetes rates among American kids continue to skyrocket. So what’s a green Halloween reveler to do?

SPRING VALLEY PLANNING GROUP LOSES TWO MEMBERS SUDDENLY

 

By Jake Christie

October 22, 2016 (Spring Valley) - In a move that was totally out of the blue, Spring Valley Community Planning Group members L. Ben Motten and Hezikiah Herrera have tendered their resignations this month.

While Motten would not respond to any emailed queries, Herrera emailed Jake Christie his resignation letter in which he stated: “.….I am currently selling my home in Spring Valley and will no longer be residing within the group’s jurisdictional boundries.….please accept this as my official planing group resignation letter.” Herrera was with the SVCPG for nearly two years, a very quiet man.

MONDAY IS LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN NOV. 8 ELECTION

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

October 22, 2016 (San Diego) -- If you want to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential general election, you must register by Monday, Oct. 24. Voters may register online until midnight.

If you’re not sure about your registration, check your status online at sdvote.com.

You will need to register if you:

LISTEN NOW: OUR SEPTEMBER 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

 October 23, 2016 (San Diego's East County)-- Our September 2016 radio shows are now online! (sound files may take a minute to load).  For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here.

You can hear full candidate forums we moderated with Helix Water District and Lemon Grove mayoral candidates. We also interviewed candidates for other local offices and chatted with La Mesa’s Mayor and Vice Mayor on Oktoberfest and the future of La Mesa. Hot topics in September included the shooting of Alfred Olango by El Cajon Police, water quality issues, the presidential race and more.  Plus hear our interview with a La Mesa Historical Society museum curator on an exhibit about Japanese-American students at Grossmont High School who were interned during World War II.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our September shows:

EL CAJON’S HAUNTFEST 2016 SAFE AND SUCCESSFUL

 

(L-R) Lady Molly (Christine Robbins), Councilman (Gary Kendrick), Boo (Crystal Clark), Assassins Creed (Gary Wachtler)

By Jonathan Goetz

October 22, 2016 (El Cajon) -- Hauntfest was a big success again this year with carnival rides, costume contests, games, live music and dancing along Main Street in El Cajon on Friday. Police concerned about marauding bands of Vikings were out in force.

INTERIOR SECRETARY JEWELL ISSUES ORDER TO ENCOURAGE TRIBAL ROLE IN MANAGING INTERIOR LANDS WITH NATIVE AMERICAN CONNECTIONS

 

Cooperative initiative builds on progress to advance tribal self-determination and self-government

East County News Service

October 22, 2016 (San Diego's East County) - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Friday a Secretarial Order encouraging cooperative management opportunities between the Department’s land and water managers and federally-recognized tribes. The Secretarial Order sets out a framework to ensure that Native communities have the opportunity to assume meaningful and substantive roles in managing public lands that have special geographical, historical and cultural connections to the tribes.

AZTECS FOOTBALL: PUMPHREY BREAKS ANOTHER FAULK RECORD AS AZTECS BULLDOZE SAN JOSE STATE 42-3

For more sports stories, visit ECM's Sports section.

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

October 22, 2016 (San Diego) - Aztec football continued Mountain West play tonight against San Jose State.  It was also their second Friday night game in a row.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER RALLIES FOR 2-1 WIN AT COLORADO STATE

 

Aztecs net two second-half goals to win on the road

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

October 21, 2016 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - San Diego State women’s soccer earned a 2-1 victory at Colorado State on Friday afternoon. The win was the Aztecs’ fourth straight and moved them to 8-6-2 overall and 6-1-2 in the Mountain West. The Rams, meanwhile, fell to 3-12-2 (1-7-1 MW).

HEAR OUR INTERVIEWS: HELIX WATER DISTRICT’S MIKE UHRHAMMER AND MARK UMPHRES

 

East County News Service

October 26, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Recently we interviewed  Mark Umphres director of water quality and systems operations, and Mike Uhrhammer, senior public affairs representative from the Helix Water District.  We talked about water rates, water quality issues including a recent state report on mercury levels in fish,   and some exciting new additions at Lake Jennings—including tipis!

You can listen now to our interview, which originally aired on our East County Magazine Radio Show on  KNSJ 89.1 FM, by clicking the audio link. (Note: audio file may take a few moments to load.)

Audio: 

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DRAWS WITH STANFORD 1-1

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Casey Macias scored his first goal of the year on Thursday vs. Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 21, 2016 (San Diego) - With the stalemate, the Aztecs move to 7-3-4 on the year and 2-2-2 in Pac-12 play, while the Cardinal find themselves at 8-2-4 overall and 5-0-1 in the conference.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DROP FIVE-SET MATCH AT UTAH STATE

 

SDSU rally falls just short in loss to Aggies

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Alexandra Psoma had 12 kills. six digs, four blocks and an assist in the match vs. Utah State Thursday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 20, 2016 (San Diego) - Utah State got a measure of pay back against San Diego State as it defeated the Aztecs in five sets (22-25. 25-20, 25-13, 20-25, 15-11) Thursday night at the Wayne Estes Center in Logan, Utah. The result was the reverse of the decision achieved by SDSU in late September when it downed the Aggies in five sets on Aztec Court in San Diego.

LISTEN NOW: OUR AUGUST 2016 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

 

October 20, 2016 (San Diego's East County)-- Our August 2016 radio shows are now online! (sound files may take a minute to load).  For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviewsclick here.

Our newsmaker interviews included bighorn sheep expert and author Mark Jorgensen, La Mesa City Council candidate Colin Parent, Helix Water District candidates Mark Gracyk and Dan McMillan, author and wordsmith Charles Harrington Elster, plus Mark Umphries andMike Urhammer from Helix Water District on water quality issues and more. We talked about hot issues, from the County’s controversial Border Fire report to local council actions to the presidential race.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our August shows:

ATTEMPTED KIDNAPPING IN SANTEE: $1,000 REWARD OFFERED

 

East County News Service

October 20, 2016 (Santee) — Public help is sought to locate a suspect wanted in connection to an attempted kidnapping of an 18-year-old woman at Mast Park in Santee on October 6th around noon.  Now the San Diego County Crime Stoppers and Santee Sheriff’s station investigators released a sketch of the suspect.

CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC RAISES $77,938 FOR VETERANS' PROGRAMS AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

East County News Service

Photo: Left to Right: Volunteers of America Southwest President & CEO Gerald McFadden, LPGA Professional Katherine Kirk, Volunteers of America National President & CEO Mike King

October 20, 2016 (San Diego) - Volunteers of America Southwest held its 17th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic on Monday, September 12, 2016. The all-day event was held at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo located at 12280 Greens East Road, San Diego.

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