October 2017 Articles

SAN DIEGO FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA PRESENTS “SOUNDS GOOD” HOLIDAY CONCERT DEC. 10

 

By Valerie Watts

October 23, 2017 (San Diego) -- Ready for some good sounds of the season to get you into the holiday spirit?  On Sunday, December 10th at 3 p.m. The San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra will be presenting their concert entitled "Sounds Good," at College Avenue Baptist Church at 4747 College Avenue in San Diego.  This musical offering will consist of the Christmas portion of Handel's beloved "Messiah" along with selections of popular holiday music.  The Chorus is some 70 singers strong, the orchestra is 48 pieces and this concert, conducted by founder and director Anthony V. Mostardo, will also feature some of our fine local soloists

HONORING OUR VETERANS: NOV. 10-11 AT GROSSMONT CENTER

 

East County News Service

November 8, 2017 (La Mesa) - On Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, Grossmont Center is pulling out all the stops to honor our veterans.  The event kicks off at 6 p.m. Friday evening in the Courtyard with a concert by the Navy's SW 32nd Street Brass Band.  These outstanding musicians will be performing traditional New Orleans jazz, Navy favorites and pop tunes.

EAST COUNTY DINING CLUB'S NEXT SIZZLING EVENT: NOV. 10 AT ALPINE INN STEAKHOUSE

 

October 25, 2017 (Alpine) -- Alpine Inn Steakhouse (2225 Alpine Blvd., Alpine), the coziest steakhouse in East County is now reopened under new ownership -- and East County Dining Club will host our next event sizzling event there on Friday, November 10th. 

Join us for cocktails (cash bar) at 5:30 in the steakhouse bar and dinner at 6:30 in the private captain's-style dining room. Enjoy live music by Paul Nichols and Cindy Burnham, plus you can win prizes!  You don't have to be a dining club member -- all are welcome!

This event requires an RSVP by November 5 and pre-reserving your choice for entrée, 2 sides, and a dessert. See the delicious details below!

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TOPPLES CAL STATE LOS ANGELES IN EXHIBITION WIN 71-50

 

Preseason All-Mountain West honoree McKynzie Fort was the Aztecs’ leader on offense

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November 3, 2017 (San Diego) - Three Aztecs scored double-digit points, leading San Diego State women’s basketball to a 71-50 exhibition win over Cal State Los Angeles Friday night in Viejas Arena.

TRUMP CAMPAIGN MANAGER, 2 OTHER AIDES INDICTED IN MUELLER PROBE: CHARGES INCLUDE CONSPIRACY AGAINST UNTED STATES

By Miriam Raftery

October 31, 2017 (Washington D.C. )  -- George Papadopoulos, foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has pled guilty to criminal charges pertaining to his dealings with Russian foreign nationals. Two others,Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate  Rick Gates, have been arrested and indicted on felony charges, court documents unsealed on Monday reveal. 

The 12 counts include charges of conspiracy against the U.S., failing to register as foreign agents, making false statements to federal investigators, tax fraud, and laundering tens of millions of dollars through offshore accounts for clients in the Ukraine,  including former Ukranian president Viktor Yanukovych, Associated Press reports. Yanukovych was a staunch ally of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin.

PG&E DISCLOSES EX-PARTE COMMUNICATIONS IN EFFORT TO INFLUENCE SDG&E WILDFIRE COSTS CASE; RATEPAYER FILES SUIT SEEKING TO PREVENT RATEPAYERS FROM BEING CHARGED FOR 2007 FIRES

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 31, 2017 (San Diego) – An ex-parte meeting between representatives of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison and a California Public Utilities Commissioner’s advisor was held October 4th regarding the application by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) for authorization to recover costs related to the 2007 wildfires.  SDG&E has sought to charge ratepayers for its uninsured losses pursuant to a Wildfire Expense Management Account (WEMA).

SDSU VOLLEYBALL TOPPLES FRESNO STATE FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT VICTORY

 

Aztecs improve to 8-2 in their last 10 matches

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Baylee Little (above) tied teammate Alexis Cage for match-high honors with 12 kills vs. Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 31, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team made quick work in recording their fifth straight victory Tuesday night, posting a 3-0 conquest of Fresno State (25-16, 25-14, 25-20) in a Mountain West match at Aztec Court.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/31: WINNING? SPOOKY!

 

 

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For Christian Chapman's and Ron Smith's portion of the press conference, click "read more" and scroll down.

October 31, 2017 (San Diego) - Winning after two weeks of losing is spooky indeed, and on this Halloween, Aztecs football head coach Rocky Long, junior quarterback Christian Chapman and sophomore cornerback Ron Smith sat down with the media at this week's press conference.

ATTORNEY GENERAL BECERRA OPPOSES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S ATTEMPT TO REPEAL CLEAN WATER RULE

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 31, 2017 (Sacramento) – California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed opposition to the Trump Administration’s attempt to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which protect California’s lakes, rivers, and streams from pollution discharges.

SOLAR PROJECTS ON AGENDA FOR NEXT BOULEVARD PLANNING GROUP MEETING NOV. 2

 

East County News Service

October 31, 2017 (Boulevard) – The November 2nd meeting of the Boulevard Planning Group wil include action items on Invenergy’s proposed 600 megawatt Boulevard Solar Energy Storage projects as well as Clean Focus’s 80 megawatt Rugged Solar project.  Items related to Tule Wind and the County’s Climate Action Plan are also on the agenda.

ESCAURIZA LEADS SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF AFTER TWO ROUNDS AT UC IRVINE INVITE

 

Aztec sophomore alone in fifth after 36 holes

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Photo:  Fernanda Escauriza courtesy goaztecs.com

October 30, 2017 (Santa Ana, Calif.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team had four individuals compete in the first two rounds of the UC Irvine Invitational on Monday at Santa Ana Country Club.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF DROPS TO FOURTH AT HAWAII TOURNAMENT

 

Three Aztecs among top 15; senior P.J. Samiere shoots second-round 65

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Photo: P.J. Samiere courtesy goaztecs.com

October 30, 2017 (Princeville, Hawaii) - Despite shooting its second straight collective score of 14-under-par 274, the San Diego State men’s golf team slipped one notch into fourth place on Monday during the second of the  Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational.

FOUR AZTECS EARN ALL-MW WOMEN'S SOCCER HONORS

 

Moran named to first team, Utush to second team

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October 30, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State, which owned the Mountain West’s top defense and one of the top scoring attacks, had two players named to the all-MW team and an additional pair voted to the all-newcomer squad, the league announced this afternoon.

FALL ACTIVITIES AT MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK

 

East County News Service

October 29, 2017 (San Diego) – Mission Trails Regional Park announces a series of fall activities.  These include concerts and a Native American flute circle, a star viewing party, live hawk demonstration, bird watching and wildlife walks, an art show and more.

For a full schedule of events, scroll down.  For details on all of these activities, visit http://www.MTRP.org.

ABERCROMBIE LEADS SDSU MEN'S GOLF AT HAWAII TOURNAMENT

 

Aztec senior ties career best with an opening-round 65

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October 29, 2017 (Princeville, Hawaii) - San Diego State’s Blake Abercrombie (Rocklin, Calif.) shot a 7-under-par 65 on Sunday to lead the Aztec men’s golf team during the opening round of the Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational on the island of Kaua’i.

MAN’S BODY FOUND NEAR UPPER OTAY LAKE

 

East County News Service

October 29, 2017 (Otay Mesa) – A hiker found the body of a man near Upper Otay Lake Sunday morning, though authorities believe the person died at least a day earlier.  According to the Sheriff’s department, the body was discovered in the 12000 block of Proctor Valley Road.

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating the cause of death.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER FALLS AGAINST OREGON STATE 4-2

 

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October 29, 2017 (San Diego) - eroen Meefout and Tevenn Roux each tallied goals in San Diego State men’s soccer’s home contest against Oregon State, but the Aztecs fell to the Beavers, 4-2,  in Pac-12 play on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs fall to 5-11-0 (0-7-0 Pac-12), while OSU improves to 6-11-0 (3-6-0 Pac-12). 

JAMUL BURGLARY SUSPECT SOUGHT

 

East County News Service

October 29, 2017 (Jamul) – The Sheriff’s Department is seeking public help to find a man who burglarized a residence on Lyons Valley Road late Friday night.  When the 78-year-old resident came home to find the burglar in his home, the intruder wrestled the elderly man to the ground and escaped, taking cash and jewelry, says Detective Michael Moore.

FOOTBALL: PENNY LIFTS SDSU OVER HAWAII 28-7

 

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October 29, 2017 (Honolulu) - Rashaad Penny ran 30 times for a career-high 253 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night and San Diego State beat Hawaii 28-7.

Penny led the way with runs on all six plays of a 99-yard drive when the Aztecs (7-2, 3-2 Mountain West Conference) broke away early in the fourth quarter.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL NOTCHES ROAD SWEEP OF SAN JOSE STATE

 

Aztecs win fourth straight and sixth in last eight matches

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Photo:  Hannah Turnlund posted 11 kills at SJSU on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 28, 2017 (San Jose) - The San Diego State volleyball team extended its season-long winning streak to four matches on Saturday with a 3-0 sweep of San José State (25-20, 25-19, 25-21) in a Mountain West road clash at Spartan Gym.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: MIA ROOT NETS WINNER AT NEW MEXICO IN 2OT

 

Aztecs earn No. 2 seed at MW Championship

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October 28, 2017 (Alberquerque) - Freshman Mia Root provided the game-winning goal in double overtime to push San Diego State past New Mexico on the road Friday night 4-3 at UNM Soccer Complex. The victory helped the Aztecs secure the No. 2 seed and a quarterfinal bye into the semifinal round of next week’s MW Championship.

WILDOMAR FIRE NEAR LAKE ELSINORE SENDS SMOKE ACROSS NORTH COUNTY

 

Update:  The fire has grown to over 800 acres and 450 homes are evacuated, however it is now 50% contained.

By Miriam Raftery

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alert Service

Photo credit: ECM news partner 10 News

October 27, 2017 (San Diego) – The #WildomarFire has charred 700 acres in the Wildomar  are of Cleveland National Forest, which is located near Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, just over the San Diego-Riverside County line.

Two hundred homes have been evacuated. The fire is currently 15 percent contained, according to the U.S. Forest Service. Find details on evacuations here: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5652/

Smoke from fires in Mexico including a large forest fire near Rosarito also continue to impact air quality in San Diego County, prompting the county's smoke advisory cautioning residents to avoid outdoor activities in areas with smoke.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Lily Seynaeve was SDSU’s top finisher

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October 27, 2017 (Alberquerque) - As has been the case in every race this season, senior Lily Seynaeve was San Diego State’s top finisher at the Mountain West Cross Country Championships (6K), racing at the conference meet on New Mexico’s North Golf Course Friday morning.

DOMESTIC ABUSE RATES UP SHARPLY IN LEMON GROVE AND SANTEE, BUT DROP COUNTYWIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: the Hope Rally in El Cajon drew attention to domestic abuse

October 27, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Domestic abuse impacts over 16,000 victims a year in our region, scarring families and sometimes, claiming lives. The San Diego District Attorney’s Office has provided statistics on domestic violence incidents locally from 2012 through 2016.

STATE GRANTS PERMANENT LIQUOR LICENSE TO CASINO IN JAMUL

 

Updated to include remarks from Kim Hamilton.

By Miriam Raftery

October 27, 2017 (Jamul) --The Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego has been granted a permanent license to serve alcohol by the state department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s Administrative Law Judge Adam Berg.  The ruling came over the objections of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, the Sheriff, the Jamul-Dulzura School District, and numerous residents in rural Jamul. 

The decision makes permanent a temporary alcohol license granted when the casino opened approximately a year ago, but also mandates that the tribe continue its previously voluntary restriction to limit alcohol sales to the hours of 10 a.m. to 1:30 a.m..  View the decision.

WINE INDUSTRY TRAIL BLAZERS HONORED AT TOAST OF EAST COUNTY

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left:  Greg Maness, founder of the Trail Blazer awards, receives a surprise award of his own, presented by his wife, P.J.

October 27, 2017 (El Cajon) — At this year’s Toast of East County held at the Elks Club Lodge in El Cajon, the 2017 Trail Blazer Awards were presented to three pioneers in the local wine industry:  Ric Bonnoront of Red Wagon Vineyards in Jamul, Tim Peterson of Rock Canyon Winery in Alpine, Micole Moore of Ramona Ranch Winery, and Greg Maness of Casi Cielo Winery in Jamul. 

HOPE RALLY IN EL CAJON DRAWS ATTENTION TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

 

By Robert Gehr

October 27, 2017 (El Cajon) - The East County Coalition Hope Rally held Tuesday morning in El Cajon was a rousing event! Many women and a few men banded together in solidarity to bring awareness to the plight and sadness of domestic abuse which has become rampant across the country, even the world.

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