October 2016 Articles

TOAST TO EAST COUNTY: MANESS VINEYARDS TO INDUCT SIX NEW TRAIL BLAZERS AT WINE MIXER AWARD CEREMONY OCT. 22

 

East County News Service

October 2, 2016 (Jamul) – You’re invited to join Maness Vineyards and Highway 94 Wineries to celebrate the Fourth Annual Trail Blazers Awards Ceremony at Cottonwood Golf. Awards will be presented during the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s “Toast to East County” on October 22 from 12 to 4 p.m.

AZTECS CLAIM THREE SET VICTORY AT AIR FORCE

 

Volleyball downs Air Force 3-0

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo: Senior Emma Fuzie had eight kills, three blocks. three digs, an assist and a servce ace in the win at Air Force Saturday evening.

October 1, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State got back on the winning track with a three-set victory (25-19, 26-24, 25-22) over Air Force Saturday night at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. The win was the sixth in the last eight matches for the Aztecs, who improved to 10-7 overall and 2-1 in the Mountain West.

REPTILES OF EL MONTE VALLEY: PRESENTATION OCT. 17 IN LAKESIDE

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (Lakeside) – The U.S. Geological Survey has completed and published its report, “Rare Alluvial Sands of El Monte Valley, California” confirming the rich diversity of reptile species found here.  Jonathan Richmond, PhD, of the USGS will present findings on Monday, Oct. 17 from 7-9 p.m. at the Lakeside Christian Church, 13739 El Monte Rd. in Lakeside.

BIG CROWD TURNS OUT FOR OPENING NIGHT FESTIVITIES AT LA MESA'S OKTOBERFEST

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

October 1, 2016 (La Mesa)-- Crowds thronged the streets of  La Mesa last night for the opening of Oktoberfest , savoring an array of international foods,  Bavarian beer, root beer, arts and crafts vendors, and dancing the night away in the beer garden to the strains of a German band.

View video of La Mesans and visitors partying hearty:

 

SUPERHEROES NEEDED: STUDENTS TELL ADULTS “IT’S TOO EASY” TO GET ALCOHOL

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (Spring Valley) -- In the world of fictional superheroes, Ironman’s alter-ego is Tony Stark, a business-minded intellectual and ingenious engineer.  It fits the theme of what East County Youth Coalition (ECYC) members at Mt. Miguel High School are stressing for their school’s superhero-themed homecoming. The teens are pressing adults to use their intellects to stop providing alcohol to minors.

ALPINE EDUCATION FOUNDATION GRANTS FUNDS TO ALPINE SCHOOLS

 

Source: Alpine Education Foundation

October 1, 2016 (Alpine) - To celebrate the new school year, the Alpine Education Foundation hosted its sixth annual President’s Reception Thursday, September 29th at Campbell Creek Ranch. This invitation-only event gave the Foundation the opportunity to thank their donors and present grants to Alpine schools. AUSD Teachers and Employees of the Year were also acknowledged.

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO LET VOTERS UNABLE TO GO TO POLLS TO DESIGNATE ANOTHER PERSON TO RETURN BALLOT

 

Source: press release from Lorena Gonzalez

October 1, 2016 (San Diego) -- A bill by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) allowing voters to designate a person of their own choosing to return a completed mail ballot to the proper drop-off location or post office was signed into law by the Governor last week.  It will take effect in 2017.

GOVERNOR SIGNS BLOCK MEASURE INCREASING CONSUMER PROTECTIONS FROM INSURANCE SCAMS

 

Source: press release from Marty Block

October 1, 2016 (San Diego) -- Proposed consumer protections related to insurance coverage for natural disasters, insurance fees, contract language and other practices were approved this week by the governor.  The proposal, SB 488, by State Senator Marty Block (D-San Diego) would clarify provisions in the public adjuster laws and regulations that arose out of cases and complaints investigated by the California Department of Insurance.

MIXING AND MINGLING WITH LOCAL CANDIDATES AT POLITCS IN PARADISE PART 2

 

By Janis Russell

October 1, 2016 (Santee) - The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with other Chambers in East County, put on Politics in Paradise Part 2 at BNS Brewery in Santee 2 days ago. This was a continuation of Politics in Paradise in July. Again this year, the public got to mix and mingle with the local candidates. Near the end of the night, candidates gave a 15-30 second speech about why they were running.

CUYAMACA COLLEGE HOSTS POLITICAL DISCUSSSION SERIES

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (El Cajon) -- With Election Day just around the corner, here’s an opportunity to get a historical perspective of voting in America.

The Cuyamaca College Department of History, Social and Behavioral Sciences will present “Politics: Past and Present Series 2016,” through the month of October to focus on a variety of political discussion topics, including voter suppression, gender, foreign policy, local propositions, and the role of persuasion in politics.  The free events, sponsored by Student Affairs and led by Cuyamaca College instructors, are open to the public. Refreshments, music and a voter registration drive will cap each discussion.

BOIL WATER ORDER AND PUBLIC NOTIFICATION FOR INDIAN HILLS CAMP WATER SYSTEM

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (Jamul) -- The County of San Diego, Department of Environmental Health (DEH) has issued a Boil Water Order and Public Notification for the Indian Hills Camp water system located at 15763 Lyons Valley Road in Jamul, CA 92086, effective immediately. The water system serves 9 mobile homes, 15 RV spaces, 2 dorms, 15 camping sites, 4 restroom facilities with showers, 2 swimming pools, a kitchen and office building.

GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL TO ADD ALERTS FOR MISSING PEOPLE WITH MENTAL OR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

 

East County News Service

 

October 1, 2016 (Sacramento) -- Governor Brown has signed Senate Bill 1330 into law. The bill, which was sponsored by the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) and authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), updates the “Be On the Lookout” bulletin to include individuals who are cognitively impaired or developmentally disabled.

“MADE IN EAST COUNTY” MANUFACTURING EXPO OCT. 4 KICKS OFF IN EL CAJON: MAKE IT YOUR FUTURE

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (El Cajon) — You’re invited to the first-ever “Made in East County” Manufacturing Expo on Tuesday, October 4 from 3-6 p.m. at the San Diego Air & Space Museum ANNEX, 335 Kenney Road at Gillespie Field, in El Cajon.  The event , which is free to the public, gives manufacturers an opportunity to "show their stuff” to the local community in one location.

CHIEF’S CORNER: SAVING SOME WINERIES—THANK YOU, FIREFIGHTERS!

 

Wine Awareness Month

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna October 1,  2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- To date, some of this year’s most destructive fires were dangerously close to the Napa, Paso and Santa Barbara Wine Regions. Our hearts go out to the victims of these dangerous wildfires. Ask any Firefighter - they take any loss personally. Sometimes were just outnumbered, many times mother nature and the fires fury is too much. Especially with these drought conditions.

NIGHT OF THE JACK-O’LANTERNS: OCT. 13 IN ALPINE

 

East County News Service

October 1, 2016 (Alpine) - The Alpine Education Foundation (AEF) invites you to join them for special event at the Alpine Creek Town Center on Thursday, October 13 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. The event is free for all ages.

COUNTY URGES VOTERS TO CHECK REGISTRATION AFTER MAILING SCAM EXPOSED

 

The Registrar of Voters is urging voters to double-check their registration status on its website after some residents got letters from an organization called the Voter Participation Center claiming the residents aren’t registered to vote.



The organization’s letters offer a pre-filled voter registration form that may include incorrect or outdated information or information for persons who don’t live at the address. The letters are causing some confusion because in many instances, the voter is properly registered to vote.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

October 1, 2016 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting-edge news that could impact your health and our future.

HEALTH

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

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