October 2016 Articles

LINCOLN CLUB ENDORSES IN EL CAJON CITY COUNCIL RACE 2016

 

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Miriam Raftery also contributed to this article

Photo: Council members Star Bales and Bob McClellan, Sept. 27, 2016

October 4, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The Lincoln Club, a conservative San Diego pro-business lobbying group that favors small government and low taxes, according to its website, has endorsed three candidates in the El Cajon City Council race. They are six-term Councilmember Bob McClellan, a retired car dealer, Councilmember Star Bales, who formerly served on the city’s Planning Commission and the El Cajon Arts and Culture Commission, and former Planning Commissioner Paul Circo.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

East County News Service

October 5, 2016 (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.

General news

Presidential race

WORLD



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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

East County News Service

October 5, 2016 (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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DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS OCT. 5-31

 

East County News Service

October 4, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) --This week’s Destination East County includes the 60th annual melodrama in Julian, the German-American Club Oktoberfest and a Grammy award-winning country music star in El Cajon.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including a barbecue competition in Spring Valley, a fair trade shopping event in La Mesa, a Howl-o-ween pet adoption event at Grossmont Center and a spooky array of Halloween events from the College Area Boo Parade to Night of the Jack-o-lanterns in Alpine, Hauntfest on Main in El Cajon, and a Halloscream Extravaganza in Spring Valley.

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

SYCUAN GOLF RESORT IS PRESENTING SPONSOR OF THE BIG BOYS TOY SHOW, OCT. 15TH

 

East County News Service

October 4, 2016 (East County) –
Sycuan Golf Resort in El Cajon is the presenting sponsor of the Big Boys Toy Show, an all-day interactive event featuring a variety of cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats, electronics, home furnishings, teams and sports celebrities, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, on the scenic San Diego Bay, 1000 North Harbor Blvd., San Diego. The public is invited to attend.

Proceeds will benefit Computers 2 San Diego Kids, a local nonprofit that recycles and refurbishes used computers for families in need. C2SDK believes all children and their families in San Diego, regardless of their economic status, need to be computer literate and have equal access to technology and the crucial educational, occupational, and financial resources that technology can provide to improve their educational options and their futures.

LAST DOG BELONGING TO BORDER FIRE VICTIMS FINDS ADOPTIVE HOME

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 4, 2016 (Potrero) – “Finally! Kendrick was the last of the dogs at our shelter in Bonita which were rescued from the Border Fire in Potrero in June, “San Diego Animal Services posted on Facebook yesterday.

According to Animal Services, “The young man in the photo met Kendrick a few weeks ago and couldn't get him off his mind. His mom said if they came back on Saturday (October 1st) and Kendrick was still here, he could have him for his birthday which is this week. Kendrick hit it off with this family right away and was happy to leave with them today! His new family is going to take him on lots of hikes on the trail near their home!”

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/4: CONFERENCE PLAY BEGINS

 

For more sports stories, visit ECM's sports section

Photos and story by Liz Alper

Quotes courtesy Jamie McConeghy, Assistant Athletic Director - Media Relations

October 4, 2016 (San Diego) - With the University of Nevada-Las Vegas looming on Saturday night and with that, the beginning of Mountain West conference play, San Diego State Aztecs football head coach Rocky Long, senior safety Malik Smith, and junior running back Rashaad Penny took the media's questions today.

DISGRACED EX-JUDICIAL CANDIDATE RUNNING FOR CAJON VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 4, 2016 (El Cajon) – Five candidates are running for two open seats on the Cajon Valley Union School District board, according to the Registrar of Voters site. One of them, Jim P. Miller, ran for Superior Court Judge in 2016 and had his Lincoln Club endorsement revoked after it was exposed that he failed to disclose that he had been removed as a Judge Pro Tem by the Superior Court.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: TRAVIS NICKLAW COLLECTS SECOND STRAIGHT PAC-12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONOR

 

Redshirt senior garners Aztecs’ fourth conference weekly award this season

Source: goaztecs.com press release

October 4, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State forward Travis Nicklaw (San Diego, Calif.) earned his second straight Pac-12 Men’s Soccer Player of the Week award after propelling the Aztecs to thrilling 1-0 overtime victory at home over No. 16 Washington on Oct. 2, as announced Tuesday by the league office.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: ADAM ALLMARAS NAMED TO TOPDRAWERSOCCER.COM TEAM OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec goalkeeper becomes fourth SDSU player to earn national weekly distinction this year

Source: goaztecs.com

October 4, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State goalkeeper Adam Allmaras (San Diego, Calif.) was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week for his performances in the Aztecs’ recent Pac-12 matches against Oregon State and Washington, the website announced Tuesday.

TRUMP HAS ZERO NEWSPAPER ENDORSEMENTS FOR NOV. PRESIDENTIAL RACE

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 4, 2016 (San Diego) — Republican presidential contender Donald Trump may be the first major party candidate in U.S. history to not be endorsed by a single newspaper for the general election. His rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, has been endorsed by dozens—including prominent newspapers that have never endorsed a Democrat before.

Far from making America great again, the editors across America agree that a Trump presidency would be disastrous for our nation.

READER’S EDITORIAL: DISCERNMENT ON PROPOSITIONS 62 AND 66

 

By Michael Peddecord, Member, California People of Faith Working Against the Death Penalty

October 3, 2016 (San Diego) -- Discernment is the ability to judge well. In Judaic and Christian traditions, it can be understood as seeking spiritual direction and understanding prior to making a decision. Discernment can also be regarded as a spiritual gift allowing us to judge or appraise a person, statement, situation or proposal.  To achieve this gift, one can be aided by reading scripture and informed texts, prayer, contemplation and discussion of the issue.  Trusted spiritual advisors and religious leaders are also useful in discernment.

SEIU SUPPORTS STANDING ROCK SIOUX IN OPPOSITION TO DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE

 

East County News Service

October 3, 2016 (San Diego) -- Today, the Service Employees International Union issued the following statement in support of the Standing Rock Sioux’s efforts to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline from disturbing their sacred lands and burial grounds and to avoid the threat of contaminating the Missouri River which provides the Tribes’ drinking water. The pipeline has drawn opposition from Native American tribes across the nation include those here in San Diego County.

PASSAGES: DEBORAH MCELRAVY, FORMER PRESIDENT, GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT

 

East County News Service

October 3, 2016 (La Mesa) — Deborah McElravy, former board member and president of the Grossmont Healthcare District, passed away on September 19, 2016.

A native of Glassport, Penn., McElravy graduated from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. She spent 40 years in the healthcare industry as a practicing pharmacist and over a decade on the Grossmont Healthcare District board of directors, working improve healthcare for the community.

MUMPS CASE AT SAN DIEGO CHRISTIAN COLLEGE IN SANTEE: VACCINES URGED FOR THOSE EXPOSED

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo courtesy of cdc.gov

October 3, 2016 (Santee) -- A person at San Diego Christian College in Santee has been diagnosed with mumps and may have exposed others on the campus on Sept. 16, 19 and 20, the County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN EL CAJON OVER THE WEEKEND

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 3, 2016 (El Cajon) – Saturday night, El Cajon Police declared an unlawful assembly and arrested 14 people at a makeshift memorial site at 800 Broadway, where Alfred Olango was fatally shot last Tuesday by a police officer.

According to Lieutenant Rob Ransweiler, on Saturday night a vehicle was stopped for a traffic infraction leaving the protest area. The driver, who was under 21, was arrested for driving under the influence. Two passengers were also arrested for being drunk in public.  After the arrest, a small group of protesters gathered near800 Broadway.

MAN ARRESTED FOR STABBING ROOMMATE IN SPRING VALLEY

 

East County News Service

October 3, 2016 (Spring Valley) – Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a man threatening his roommate with a knife early this morning in the 8600 block of Valencia Street in Spring Valley.  At the residence they found John Borja covered in blood.  The victim, Justin Lacsamana, was stabbed multiple times and had been driven to a nearby gas station by a neighbor.

LA MESA CONSIDERS NEW WAY TO GET GREENER POWER

 

By Mike Allen

October 3, 2016 (La Mesa) -- As the issue of climate change becomes more elevated, more cities are taking a harder look at their carbon footprints and mulling alternatives.

In California, at least two counties and a few smaller cities have already formed new entities that purchase a larger share of their energy from renewable sources and are doing it at cheaper rates than was previously provided by the investor owned utility.

SDSU'S MATT CALLAHAN NAMED TO COLLEGE SOCCER NEWS TEAM OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec defender recognized for two exceptional performances vs. OSU, UW

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

October 3, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State defender Matt Callahan (Newton, Mass.) was named to the College Soccer News Team of the Week Monday after helping the Aztecs to an undefeated start in the opening weekend of Pac-12 conference play.

PUBLIC FORUM THURSDAY ON SHOOTING OF ALFRED OLANGO

 

East County News Service

October 3, 2016 (El Cajon) - The San Diego chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) will host a community forum this Thursday to discuss the tragic death of Alfred Olango. The forum, open to all community members, will be 6:30-8:30 pm October 6, at the College-Rolando branch library, 6600 Montezuma Rd, San Diego. 

TARIQ KHAMISA FOUNDATION’S CIRCLE OF PEACE CURRICULUM TEACHES KIDS ABOUT FEELINGS AND NEEDS

 

By Janis Russell

Photo (L to R): foundation intern Malena Habib, foundation program director Benita Page, site mentor Rocio Hernandez, and foundation executive director Tasreen Khamisa.

October 3, 2016 (La Mesa) - The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) has been going through its safe school model at La Mesa Arts Academy for two years. The safe school model includes class curriculum, a restorative practice educational curriculum (TKF Circle of Peace Curriculum). Founded by the sister of Tariq Khamisa, who was killed by a gang member, the program has resulted in a 72% reduction in suspension and 72% increase in school attendance in San Diego schools where it has been implemented.

SHERIFF HOSTS COFFEE WITH COMMUNITY IN CASA DE ORO OCT. 27

 

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Spring Valley) - Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The Rancho San Diego Sheriff's Station will provide an opportunity for the public to discuss issues related to safety and security at Coffee with the Community on Thursday, October 27 from 8-10 a.m.at Butler’s Coffee House,9631 Campo Road in Casa de Oro.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER EDGES WASHINGTON IN OT THRILLER 1-0

 

Aztecs’ Travis Nicklaw scores golden goal in second minute of overtime

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Travis Nicklaw notched his third game-winning goal this year vs. Washington on Sunday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Travis Nicklaw recorded his third game-winning goal of the year as the No. 22/19 Aztec men’s soccer team emerged with a 1-0 triumph over 16th-ranked Washington Sunday in a Pac-12 clash at SDSU Sports Deck. With the victory, the Aztecs raise their record to 6-1-3 on the year and 1-0-1 in conference play, while the Huskies slip to 7-3 overall and 1-1 in the Pac-12.

EL CAJON COUNCIL SOUGHT HELP FROM COUNTY FOR POLICE ON MENTAL HEALTH CALLS IN JUNE, APPROVED BODY CAMERAS IN AUGUST

 

By Jonathan Goetz

October 2, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The shooting of a black man reportedly suffering a mental health crisis in El Cajon by police has led to protests, and police crack-downs. After an officer advanced toward Alfred Olango, gun drawn at close range, Olango allegedly pointed a vape pen, or smoking device, at the officer, who mistook it for a gun and fired the deadly shots.

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, a clinician and former Director of Psychiatric Intake Services and Director of Outpatient Services, voiced support and empathy for both Olango’s family and for police in the City’s carefully crafted official response.

But many may not be aware that El Cajon’s City Council has been trying to address problems with the homeless and the mentally ill for quite some time. At its June 14th 2016 meeting, the El Cajon City Council voted to join San Diego County Mental Health and the Sheriffs in the East County Homeless Outreach Team, which embeds social workers with police and travels weekly to homeless hot-spots.

BEWARE OF EXPLODING SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES

 

Photo: exploded washer, via SaferProducts.gov.

By Miriam Raftery

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Washington D.C.) –The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a warning about Samsung top-loading washing machines made between March 2011 and April 2016.  Some have exploded and others jolted violently, smashing holes into walls and hurling out chunks of metal and plastic, ABC news reports.

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