October 2017 Articles

THE ADDAMS FAMILY REVIEW - KOOKY IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN, THROUGH OCT. 29

 

By Kathy Carpenter

Associate Reviewer sdtheatrereviews.com

Freelance Writer Splash Magazine

www.http://losangeles.splashmags.com/

October 26, 2017 (La Mesa) - What sbetter way to spend time on the Halloween weekend than spending time with the family seeing a wholesome play, and getting your creepy fix? CYT (Christian Youth Theatre) has one more weekend at the Joan Kroc Center, presenting The Addams Family, directed by Joshua and Amanda Pontsler, who did an amazing job with this huge cast. The kind of entertainment that has you smiling from ear to ear.


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NORTHBOUND SR-15 CONNECTOR TO WESTBOUND SR-94 CLOSED SATURDAY

 

Source: Caltrans

October 26, 2017 (San Diego) - Maintenance crews will close the northbound State Route 15 (SR-15) connector to westbound State Route 94 (SR-94), Saturday from 3-11 a.m. for drainage cleaning, according to Caltrans.


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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SUFFERS 1-0 SETBACK AGAINST NO. 23 WASHINGTON

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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October 26, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell in tough-luck fashion on Thursday night, dropping a 1-0 decision to No. 23 Washington at the SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs fall to 5-10-0 (0-6-0 Pac-12), while the nationally ranked Huskies improve to 11-5-1 (4-3-1 Pac-12).


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT, DOWNS NEVADA ON THE ROAD

 

Aztec sophomore Ashlynn Dunbar logs third career double-double

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Ashlynn Dunbar courtesy goaztecs.com

October 26, 2017 (Reno) - The San Diego State volleyball team won its third straight on Thursday after posting a four-set triumph over Nevada (25-21, 17-25, 25-19, 25-18) in a Mountain West road match at Virginia Street Gym.


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SPRING VALLEY GAS STATION ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 26, 2017 (Spring Valley) – The AM/PM gas station at 9065 Campo Road was robbed at gunpoint yesterday at 5:29 p.m. According to Sheriff’s Sergeant Michael Hettinger, the suspect pointed a handgun at a cashier and a second employee, ordering them not to move. He took an undisclosed amount of money and is believed to have fled in a black Ford Explorer driven by an accomplice.


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COUNTY ISSUES SMOKE ADVISORY

 

Smoke from fires in Mexico drifting into San Diego County

October 26, 2017 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) issued a smoke advisory Thursday, suggesting people should limit their outdoor activities if they smell smoke from the fires burning in Mexico. Portions of North County were also impacted by a brush fire in Riverside County.


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MASSIVE PACKAGED VEGETABLE RECALL INCLUDES MULTIPLE BRANDS OF PRODUCTS, SOME SOLD AT WAL-MART AND TRADER JOE’S

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2017 (San Diego) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a massive recall of processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria contamination.  The products were packaged by Mann Packing of Salinas, California and sold through multiple brands at major retailers in the U.S. and Canada including Trader Joe’s and Walmart.


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TWO DEAD IN DESCANSO

 

East County News Service

Update:  Authorities have identified the deceased as Clifton Payne and his sister, Deborah Payne.  Sheriff's homicide investigators believe Clifton Payne shot and killed his sister, then committed suicide.

October 25, 2017 (Descanso) – The Sheriff is conducting a homicide investigation into the deaths of a man and woman in Descanso. Deputies from the Pine Valley substation responding to a 911 call that came around 2 p.m. today found two bodies, both with signs of trauma, at 10335 Boulder Creek Road.


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ECM WINS PRESS CLUB AWARDS FOR PUBLIC SERVICE, BREAKING NEWS, GOVERNMENTAL AND MULTICULTURAL REPORTING

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2017 (San Diego) -- East County Magazine picked up four more awards at the San Diego Press Club’s Excellence in Journalism Awards dinner held on Tuesday night, bringing our total to 105 journalism awards over the past nine years.


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TRICK OR TREAT AT VIEJAS OUTLETS ON HALLOWEEN NIGHT

 

East County News Service

October 25, 2017 (Alpine) – Viejas Outlets in Alpine invite you to “trick or treat off the street” on Tuesday, October 31st from 5 to 8 p.m.

You’re invited to bring your whole family of goblins, ghouls and witches! Visit any retail shop to receive Halloween treats.


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

October 25, 2017 (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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SDSU SOFTBALL ANNOUNCES 2018 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to play 17 games against 2017 NCAA tournament teams

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October 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball head coach Kathy Van Wyk has announced a 52-game schedule for the 2018 season, highlighted by two home tournaments, including the 28th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic at SDSU Softball Stadium from Feb. 15-18.


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NAACP ISSUES NATIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY ALLEGING RACIAL BIAS BY AMERICAN AIRLINES

 

By Miriam Raftery 

October 25, 2017 (San Diego) – The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has issued a travel advisory alleging racial discrimination by American Airlines and warning African-American travelers about risks to their safety and well-being aboard American flights.


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SANTEE COUNCIL TO HEAR MOVIE THEATRE PROPOSALS, WEIGH MOBILITY STUDY AT WEDNESDAY’S MEETING

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2017 (Santee) – The Santee City Council will hear proposals from two companies vying to build the city’s first multiplex movie theatre at today’s 7 p.m. meeting. In addition, the agenda includes  a hearing on adopting a mobility element that could include expansion of Mast Boulevard to Santee, as well as bike lanes and other items.


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NATIONAL PARK FEES TO DOUBLE AND TRIPLE UNDER PROPOSED PLAN: PUBLIC COMMENTS NOW ACCEPTED

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 25, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- The public has until November 23rd to weigh in on a proposal by the National Park Service to hike up entry fees to $70 a vehicle at 17 of the most popular parks, mostly in the West.


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ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

October 25, 2017 (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.

WORLD

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WASTE MANAGEMENT AND MOTHER GOOSE PARADE LAUNCH FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT EAST COUNTY TRANSITIONAL LIVING CENTER

 

East County News Service

October 25, 2017 (El Cajon) -- Waste Management of San Diego and the Mother Goose Parade Association announce launch of a non-perishable food drive benefiting the East County Transitional Living Center, which provides housing to help the homeless and others in need. The drive will run through November 15 with local businesses serving as drop off sites and will culminate with food being collected in Waste Management Bagster® bags at the Mother Goose Parade on Nov. 19.


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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS


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SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: STACIE MORAN NAMED TO TOP DRAWER SOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK

 

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October 25, 2017 (San Diego) - Stacie Moran has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. The senior is one of three defenders on the national squad and marks the second time she has been honored. The recognition comes two days after being named the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week.


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COUNTY EXTENDS EMERGENCY OVER HEPATITIS A, DECLINES TO TEST SAN DIEGO RIVER WATER

 

East County News Service

October 24, 2017 (San Diego) — County Supervisors voted Tuesday to again extend the public health emergency declaration over Hepatitis A for two more weeks.  As of Oct. 18, 516 cases have been diagnosed, including 19 fatalities.


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WINE-AID ~ A WINE & FOOD TASTING EVENT NOV. 12 SUPPORTING WORKERS DISPLACED BY WILDFIRES IN CA WINE COUNTRY

 

East County News Service

October 24, 2017 (San Diego) – With the firestorms in Northern California wine country, Sonoma, Napa and Santa Rosa being contained, the impact is now being seen and recovery efforts underway. The numbers of displaced people is staggering. Bernardo Winery will hold a wine and food tasting event November 12th from 1-4 p.m., partnering with other San Diego County wineries and restaurants to support winery and vineyard workers and their families, who have lost their homes or been displaced in these devastating fires, to re-establish their households.


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THE SAN DIEGO SEALS TO SWIM ONTO LACROSSE FIELD IN 2018

 

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October 24, 2017 (San Diego) - As San Diego continues to pour cement over the gaping hole the Chargers left in San Diego sports, a lacrosse team enters the fray.  The San Diego Seals are set for their inaugural season next year.


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CALTRANS ANNOUNCES 15 LOCAL PROJECTS THAT WILL IMMEDIATELY BENEFIT DUE TO PASSAGE OF SB 1

 

Source:  Caltrans

October 24, 2017 (San Diego) -- Caltrans has 15 fix-it-first projects in San Diego and Imperial counties that will benefit from the passage of the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act.  Almost half of those projects will began much sooner than expected due to the passage of SB 1, the state’s transportation agency announced today.  The list includes one East County project, fixing a dangerous curve on State Route 94 in Dulzura.  Another will impact commuters from East County, including a paving improvement project on a section of State Route 52.


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NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY OCT. 28

 

Source:  San Diego County Sheriff's Department

October 24, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - Looking to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs?  The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of these medicines during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.  


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AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 10/24: MORE LOSING

 

 

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October 24, 2017 (San Diego) - SDSU football suffered another loss last week.  This one was worse; the Aztecs only managed a field goal and lost 27-3 to Fresno State.  Things are getting tense in Aztec Nation, and this week, head coach Rocky Long, senior wide out Quest Truxton and junior linebacker Ronley Lakalaka sat down with the media to calm the storm.


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THE GOD QUESTION REVISITED

 

The 7 Commandments for Happiness and Prosperity, by Shari Sharifi Brown (Shari Sharifi Brown, 2017, Los Angeles, CA, 215 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

October 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Shari Sharifi Brown, born and raised in Iran, has written a provocative book on Theology and Religion, The 7 Commandments for Happiness and Prosperity, that on th

e surface, might also appear controversial. It has been an accepted fact that The Ten Commandments were given to Moses by God on Mount Sinai. Therein lies the rub, seemingly a contradiction to an accepted fact or notion.


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THE CALL FOR THE IMPEACHMENT OF A PRESIDENT

 

The Dangerous Case Of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President, by Bandy Lee, M.D., M.Div. (Thomas Dunne Books, 2017, New York, NY, 360 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

October 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., Assistant Clinical Professor in Law and Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, has written a timely and provocative book about our President; The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.


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SURVEY: SAN DIEGANS HAVE MORE FAVORABLE VIEWS OF IMMIGRANTS COMPARED TO 10 YEARS AGO

 

Voters overwhelming support a Dream Act and reject more walls, agents and detention beds

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LA MESA CHAMBER HOSTS TOY DRIVE FOR MILITARY CHILDREN IN LA MESA: BRING ITEMS TO DEC. 5 HOLIDAY PARTY

 

East County News Service

October 23, 2017 (La Mesa) – “Join us as we celebrate the strength of our community and help us gather toys, diapers and other items for children between the ages of 2-13 years old and the families of military personnel living in La Mesa military housing,” says Mary England, president of the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce.


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AUTHOR ON LIVING IN NAZI GERMANY TO SPEAK AT ALPINE WOMAN’S CLUB NOV. 21

 

Source: Alpine Woman’s Club

October 23, 2017 (Alpine) --The Alpine Woman’s Club will hold its next monthly luncheon on November 21st.  The Club is open to all East County women. The club is located in the Historic Alpine Town Hall, 2156 Alpine Blvd. After lunch Author Eleanor Garner will discuss her book, Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany.


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