October 2017 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS WRAPS PLAY AT ITA REGIONALS

 

Aztecs finish tournament with three consolation wins Monday

Source:  goaztecs.com

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October 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis played in the final day of ITA Southwest Regional Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center, playing consolation matches in both doubles and singles. The team ended Monday’s events with a win in doubles and two singles victories.


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MERCURY INSURANCE CASE AGAINST CA INSURANCE COMMISSIONER GOES TO U.S. SUPREME COURT

 

Source: California Insurance Commissioner

October 23, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- Mercury Insurance Company and a coalition of insurance industry groups filed a petition against Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, again challenging his authority to protect California consumers from excessive and unfair insurance rates.


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CHIEF’S CORNER: RED FLAG FIRE WARNING TIPS

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

October 23, 2017 (San Diego) -- We are currently under severe fire conditions.  Homeowners living in and near the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) are advised to do the following:


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DAY OF DIGNITY EVENT TO HELP HOMELESS AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES NOV. 4 IN CITY HEIGHTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 23, 2017 (City Heights) -- Somali Family Services and Islamic Relief will host the fourth annual Day of Dignity Community Resource Fair on November 4th from 12-4 p.m. at the Officer Jeremy Henwood Memorial Park (3795 Fairmount Ave, San Diego).


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AFFORDABLE CARE ACT HEALTH PLAN ENROLLMENT NOV. 1-DEC. 15

 

East County News Service

October 23, 2017 (San Diego) - Open enrollment to get coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for 2018 begins on November 1st and ends December 15th.  Many Americans aren’t getting this important information, since the Trump administration has taken the following steps to sabotage getting word out and discouraging people from signing up.


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BORREGO SPRINGS BREAKS GROUND ON NEW PARK, LIBRARY AND SHERIFF STATION

 

East County News Service

October 23, 2017 (Borrego Springs) -- The County broke ground over the weekend on a public park, a new library and a Sheriff’s station in Borrego Springs. 

The modern library will be 13,500 feet and equipped with energy efficient features for zero net energy use—also provided plenty of air-conditioned space for residents to escape extreme heat. The new library will be three times the size of the old one that it will replace and will also include a homework center, children’s area, community room and more.  Read details: http://www.sdcl.org/PDF/sdcl_br-faq.pdf


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STACIE MORAN NAMED MW WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Senior earns third career honor

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October 23, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State senior defender Stacie Moran has been named the Mountain West Women’s Soccer Player of the Week, the league announced Monday morning. The award is the first for SDSU this season and the third of Moran’s career.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL SWEEPS MW WEEKLY AWARDS

 

Gabi Peoples collects honor on offense; Devyn Pritchard garners accolade on defense

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Gabi Peoples was named MW Offensive Player of the Week after helping the Aztecs to a pair of home victories over Boise State and Utah State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 23, 2017 (San Diego) - Fresh off a pair of impressive victories over Boise State and Utah State, the San Diego State volleyball team collected two Mountain West awards on Monday as Gabi Peoples (Beaverton, Ore.) was named Offensive Player of the Week, while Devyn Pritchard (Temecula, Calif.) was selected Defensive Player of the Week. The two accolades were the first career honors for the Aztec teammates.


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GRIFFINS FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: GROSSMONT SPREADS ITS WINGS AFTER HOME BEATING

 

After a shellacking on their home field, the Grossmont College Football team responded with a clutch, road win in the final second of the game.

By Vinny Lavalsiti, credit to The Summit

Photo, left:  Luqman Barcoo courtesy of The Summit

 

October 23, 2017 (El Cajon) - Ah yes, it’s November! Thanksgiving is just three weeks away. You know what that means? No, not turkey -- it means football! Shortly, you’ll be huddled around you plasma 52” TV screen, hollering for your favorite NFL team. But will you be doing the same for your Grifin football team this month? Let’s take a look at the past couple of weeks of Griffin football since The Summit last updated you.


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AEROBATICS STUNT PILOT AND PASSENGER PRESUMED KILLED IN FIERY CRASH; COMPANY HAD PRIOR FATAL ACCIDENT AND SAFETY VIOLATIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Smoke from crash visible on UCSD’s HP Wren camera

October 23, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – The small plane that crashed late Saturday afternoon east of the El Capitan Reservoir, sparking a 20-acre brush fire during a red flag warning for high fire danger, was an Extra EA-300/L plane registered to KD Leasing in Henderson, Nevada, National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA) records indicate. 


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YOUTH INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC COMPETITION ANNOUNCED BY ROTARY: $2,500 SCHOLARSHIP GRAND PRIZE

 

By Miriam Raftery

October 22, 2017 (La Mesa) – If you’re a local high school-age student with musical talent, you’re invited to participate in the La Mesa Rotary Club’s Instrumental Music Competition on January 24th. The winner will advance to a regional contest in February, where finalists for a district-wide competition will be held in March with finalists from across San Diego and Imperial Counties. The grand prize will be a $2,500 scholarship.


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ROOT, UTUSH LEAD SDSU PAST COLORADO STATE 3-0

 

Root scores twice, Utush picks up two assists

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October 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State cruised to a 3-0 victory over Colorado State in its regular-season home finale thanks to, in part, a two-goal performance by Mia Root and a two-assist effort by Aliyah Utush. The win moved the Aztecs to 9-7-2 overall and 6-2-2 in the Mountain West, while the Rams fell to 4-9-5 (2-5-3 MW).


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EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS TO RALLY AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OCT. 24

 

 

East County News Service

October 22, 2017 (El Cajon) – The East County Coalition will hold a Hope Rally on Tuesday, October 24th  in El Cajon, where community residents and professionals will walk, rally and give presentations to raise awareness about domestic violence on.  Last year, there were 16,719 domestic violence incidents reported in San Diego County and up to a dozen homicides related to domestic violence. 


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EXCESSIVE HEAT AND RED FLAG WARNINGS ISSUED

 

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alert Service

 

October 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a red flag warning for high fire danger as well as an excessive heat warning. Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday could top 100 degrees in our inland region and may stay above 70 degrees even at night. 


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SDSU FOOTBALL: AZTECS KEEP FALLING; ONLY MANAGE THREE POINTS IN LOW-SCORING GAME, LOSE TO FSU 27-3

 

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October 22, 2017 (San Diego) - After a significant loss to Boise State last week, San Diego State football fell on even harder times this week, losing 27-3 to the Fresno State Bulldogs in Mountain West play.


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SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS SANTA CLARA 3-0

 

Jeroen Meefout scored twice to lead SDSU

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October 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team celebrated its 50th Anniversary in exciting fashion Saturday night, defeating long-time rival Santa Clara, 3-0, at the SDSU Sports Deck. Senior Jeroen Meefout scored twice in the match, while junior Ilai Shvika posted a pair of assists to help set up the Aztec attack.


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AUTHORITIES SEEK MAN WHO STRANGLED WOMAN ON TRAIL IN RURAL EL CAJON: $1,000 REWARD OFFERED



Source: San Diego Sheriff

October 21, 2017 (El Cajon) –A $1,000 reward is offered for information leading to arrest of a suspect who assaulted and strangled a  woman last night on a hillside trail east of Starlight Mobile Home park iat 351 East Bradley n unincorporated El Cajon. The victim reported that the suspect wrapped a cable-like rope around her neck, nearly causing her to lose consciousness.

Fortunately she was able to escape from the suspect’s hold; she last saw him running toward the hillside, says Sergeant Miguel Lopez.

Sheriff’s dispatch received a 911 call at 9:16 p.m. Friday night, October 20th reported the assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately six feet tall, in his mid-thirties wearing a blue plaid shirt and baggy jeans.


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SDSU MEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP PLAY AT ITA SOUTHWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Aztecs compete in six consolation matches on tournament’s third day

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October 21, 2017 (Malibu) - Two San Diego State men’s tennis players had their runs ended  Saturday in the consolation bracket of the 2017 ITA Southwest Regional Championships presented by Oracle after each dropped their round of 16 matches on the campus of Pepperdine University.


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SDSU VOLLEYBALL UPENDS UTAH STATE IN FOUR SETS

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Ashlynn Dunbar (center) tied her career high with 16 kills.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

October 21, 2017 (San Diego) - he San Diego State volleyball team won its second straight on Saturday with a four-set triumph over Utah State (25-21, 25-23, 21-25, 25-14) in a Mountain West match at Aztec Court.


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LOCAL ARTISTS’ RECEPTION NOV. 3 AT NAINSOOK GALLERY

 

By Valerie Watts

Photos:  "Beachcombers" by Sharon Thomas; "Lavender Field" by Maic Palmier

October 21, 2017 (La Mesa) - "Nainsook" is a word derived from Hindi and Urdo which literally means "eye's delight."  Nainsook Framing and Art invites the public to an artists' reception celebrating the opening of a show of works by local artists Friday November 3 from 6-8 p.m.at 8130 La Mesa Boulevard in La Mesa. 

Wine and cheese will be served, and your eyes are sure to delight in the works of Daphne Gaylord, Elaine Harvey, Jason Humphrey, Joan Everds, Katy Weesner, Mae Crauder-Davis, Maic Palmieri, Paul White, Risë Parberry, Robert Gerdes, Sharon Thomas and Virginia Klute.  The show will run through December 30. 


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BAMBOOZLED: A FAST PACED, UPBEAT AND WONDERFUL SHOW

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo, left:  Mackenzie Hyden, Michelle Porras, Zayda Estrada, and Sophia Torres in “Spiral Dance” 

October 20, 2017 (San Diego/La Mesa) - Bamboozled by Spencer John Powell's Kidz Danz Kompany was energetic, fast-paced and fun to watch. The music selection was stellar and made for an upbeat show; even a toddler in the row next to me was jumping up and down and dancing with the music. My favorite parts were the flips by Michelle Porras, the high energy classical piece “Psalms for the Children of Syria” and the graceful “Spiral Dance.”


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PLANE CRASH IN LAKESIDE SPARKS BRUSH FIRE


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EVACUATIONS LIFTED IN CAMPO FROM CHURCH BRUSH FIRE

 

 

 

 

East County Wildfire and Emergency Alert Service

Photo by Don Lumb, taken minutes after the fire was reported.

Update Octoer 22, 2017 7:45 a.m.:  The Church Fire in Campo is now 75% contained, and Cal Fire has revised size downward to 100 acres.


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A REPORTER’S REFLECTIONS ON THE FIRESTORMS OF 2007

 

 

Story and photos by Miriam Raftery

Photo, left:  Harris Fire viewed from Barrett Junction, the morning of October 21, 2007

October 21, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Ten years ago today, I was among the first reporters on the scene when the devastating 2007 firestorms began.  I couldn’t believe that just four years after the deadly Cedar Fire, the nightmare was occurring again –on what turned out to be an even more horrific scale.  

Out of the ashes of those fires, East County Magazine and our East County Wildfire and Emergency Alerts were born, to help fill a need for critical information in real-time.


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GHOSTS, GHOULS AND GLOWING GAMES AT HAUNTFEST ON MAIN 2017

 

By Robert Gehr

October 21, 2017 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon held its sixth annual HauntFest on Main in downtown El Cajon last night, with a Ghostbusters theme this year.

I had a quite a time weaving through the crowds trying to capture the fun and energy I saw on the faces amongst everyone with my camera. There were literally thousands of people attending this ever-popular event, which can make it challenging to navigate around. One simply cannot be in a hurry to any particular destination.


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LA MESA WOMAN’S CORNUCOPIA SITE OFFERS GIFTS TO NOURISH BREAST CANCER PATIENTS IN BODY AND SOUL

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

October 21, 2017 (La Mesa) -- Friends and family of breast cancer patients going through chemotherapy might start with pink scarves, pink hats, and pink t-shirts as gifts of support.  La Mesa resident A. Michelle Herrmann launched Cornucopia LLC, available online at www.CornucopiaBox.com, to offer “nourishment for an abundant life,” including recipes nutritionally tailored for cancer patients as well as personal care items for women battling breast cancer and more.


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ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: MONTE VISTA RUNNING BACKS SHINE AS MONARCHS CONQUER BRAVES 50-0

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

October 20, 2017 (El Cajon) - ECM Friday Night Lights is back in action this week with our first-ever visit to El Cajon Valley.  The Braves are struggling at 2-5 and 0-1 in league play.  Tonight the Monarchs of Monte Vista paid Darryl R. Priest Field a visit.  The boys in red and gold are 4-3 overall and 2-1 in the Grossmont League.


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UTUSH SCORES TWICE IN SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER'S 2-1 WIN OVER WYOMING

 

Senior leads Aztecs on Senior Night

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October 20, 2017 (San Diego) - Senior Aliyah Utush scored twice in a game San Diego State dominated as the Aztecs defeated Wyoming, 2-1, on Senior Night. The victory moved SDSU to 8-7-2 on the season and 5-2-2 in the Mountain West, while the Cowgirls fell to 7-8-2 and 3-5-1 inside the league.


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AZTEC WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS IN DAY TWO AT ITA REGIONALS

 

SDSU drops remaining doubles matches, falls out of championship play

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October 20, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis wrapped day two of the ITA Southwest Regional Championships at the Barnes Tennis Center, where they fell out of championship play with three losses in round of 32 doubles. The team came away with a win in consolation doubles play, and notched three wins and two losses in singles consolation matches.


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ON WILDFIRES’ ANNIVERSARY, CONCERN THAT RESIDENTS ARE LESS PREPARED

 

Photo by Miriam Raftery: 2007 Harris Fire in Rancho San Diego

Video by José Eli Villanuevahttps://youtu.be/kgnVYh3lQrM

By Yvette Urrea Moe, County of San Diego Communications

October 20, 2017 (San Diego) -- As firefighters struggle to get deadly wildfires under control in Northern California, San Diego County and City officials marked the 10th anniversary of the 2007 Wildfires and called upon residents to do their part to prepare for another emergency.


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