September 2016 Articles

GOODWILL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA KICKS-OFF THE HALLOWEEN SHOPPING SEASON WITH ITS HALLOWEEN BOO-TIQUES

 

East County News Service

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) – Goodwill Southern California (GSC) will officially kick-off its Halloween shopping season at 8 am (one hour early), Saturday, September 24 at all of its 81 stores. The retailer brings back its popular Halloween BOO-Tiques, providing shoppers with EVERYTHING Halloween.

SUSAN G. KOMEN SAN DIEGO AND THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS HOST FREE MAMMOGRAM EVENT FOR UNDER-SERVED WOMEN

 

Source: Chargers media release

September 23, 2016 (San Diego) - Susan G. Komen San Diego, the County’s largest funder of free breast cancer services and support will team up with the San Diego Chargers along with Family Health Centers of San Diego, Family Medical Clinic and La Maestra to host a free mammogram event for the community. Individuals who are underinsured or uninsured are encouraged to obtain breast cancer screenings at this event.

GIANTS BULLPEN DOESN'T FALTER THIS TIME; SAN FRAN TAKES GAME ONE FROM PADRES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

September 22, 2016 (San Diego) - After a good series against the Diamondbacks (albeit not getting the sweep), the Padres welcomed the Giants to Petco Park.  Jeff Samardzija would be their first pitcher to face against Christian Friedrich.

ALPINE CHAMBER PREPARES BRIGHTER COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DEC. 2

 

Source: Alpine-Mt. Empire Chamber of Commerce

Photos courtesy of the Alpine Sun

September 22, 2016 (Alpine) -- The Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present new year-end holiday opportunities for residents, businesses, organizations and vendors.

NEW BILL WOULD HELP PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM CONTAMINATED DRINKING WATER

 

Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016 would set stage for improved funding and stronger warnings from EPA

Source: Environmental Integrity Project

September 22, 2016 (Washington D.C.) -- Lawmakers introduced a new bill today in Congress that would increase funding to improve the safety of public drinking water systems in California and across the U.S. and set the stage for stronger warnings about contaminated tap water.

TARIQ KHAMISA FOUNDATION MAKES IMPACT IN SCHOOLS TO HELP END YOUTH VIOLENCE

 

By Janis Russell

September 22, 2016 (San Diego) - In 1995, 20-year-old Tariq Khamisa was shot and killed by 14-year-old Tony Hicks, a gang member. Hicks was convicted as an adult and was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison. The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF), a nonprofit, was established in 1995 by Tariq’s father Azim Khamisa along with Tony Hicks’ grandfather, Ples Felix.

LEMON GROVE COUNCIL APPROVES “CONNECT MAIN STREET” CONCEPT FOR CITY’S HISTORIC HEART

 

Council also advises public that Prop A transportation initiative would double road repairs in Lemon Grove

By Jonathan Goetz

Pictured: Karen Beth Pearlman, UT Reporter, taking pictures of a Connect Main Street Powerpoint 9/20/16

View the Powerpoint here

September 22, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – Lemon Grove’s City Council approved a theme for the Connect Main Street concept to commemorate the city’s historical heritage, limit traffic and create a walkable heart for the city between Broadway and Central Avenue.  Council members also informed the public that Proposition A, the regional transportation initiative, would double street repairs in Lemon Grove as well as funding freeways and bringing the trolley to UCSD.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

September 22, 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:

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General news

Presidential campaign

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For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE THEATRE SEASON BRINGS BILINGUAL, AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE PRODUCTIONS TO THE STAGE

 

Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

September 21, 2016 (El Cajon) - William Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew and a bilingual performance of Frederico Garcia Lorca’s once-banned Blood Wedding are among the productions set for the 2016-17 season at Grossmont College’s Stagehouse Theatre.

ALPINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT TO BOLSTER FIRE PREVENTION EFFORTS WITH FM GLOBAL GRANT

 

Source:  Fire Chief Bill F. Paskle, Fire Chief,  Alpine Protection District

Photo: By AFPD.  FM Global’s Jay Koo presents a plaque to Alpine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bill Paskle.  Left to Right, AFPD Fire Chief Bill Paskle, Jay Koo from FM Global, AFPD Fire Marshal Jason McBroom.

September 21, 2016  (Alpine)
The Alpine Fire Protection District has received a $2,194 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

DISPLAY OF HAND-PAINTED WINE BARRELS TO PREVIEW 4TH ANNUAL RAMONA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL NOV. 5

 

East County News Service

September 21, 2016 (Ramona) – Six Ramona and Poway businesses are sponsoring and hosting hand-painted wine barrels to preview the 4th annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival.

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCED TO HALT DEPORTATION OF VETERANS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 21, 2016 (San Diego) - Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has called for the deportation of all undocumented immigrants, with no exceptions.

But now a San Diego based coalition is calling for protection to stop deportations of hundreds, or potentially thousands of U.S. military veterans who served our country with honor.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

September 21, 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:

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STATE

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AZTEC VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO #7 USD IN THREE SETS

 

Volleyball drops match to No. 7 USD

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Emma Fuzie had seven kills and three blocks against USD Tuesday night on Aztec Court.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 20, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State came up short in its annual match against No. 7 University of San Diego as it fell to the Toreros in three sets (25-21, 25-19, 26-24) Tuesday evening on Aztec Court. The win was the eighth in a row for the visitors, who improved to 9-2 on the season while SDSU saw its four-match win streak end and its record fall to 8-6.

SANTEE MAYOR AND COUNCIL CANDIDATES FORUM OCT. 13

 

East County News Service



September 20, 2016  (Santee) – Santee will soon have a new mayor for the first time in 16 years, as well as an opportunity for new faces on the city council.  On Thursday,  October 13, a Santee candidate forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Rio Seco School, 9545 Cuyamaca Street in Santee.

AZTECS FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE 9/20: BYE WEEK BLUES

 

By Liz Alper

Quotes courtesy of Jen Heisel, Assistant Media Relations Director, San Diego State

September 20, 2016 (San Diego) - With a much-deserved bye week this week after two big wins against Cal and Northern Illinois, San Diego State football head coach Rocky Long, redshirt sophomore quarterback Christian Chapman and senior running back/wide receiver Rashaad Penny sat down with the media at their weekly press conference.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SEPT. 24-OCT. 21

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2016 (San Diego’s East County)--This week’s Destination East County includes a Latin film festival, Julian Apple days, Lemon Grove’s community potluck, Peace Day in La Mesa, and  a cowboy swap meet in Descanso.

 Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, Marshall Scotty’s scare trail,  Haunt Fest on Main,  East County’s first over-the-line tournament and a tailgate barbecue cook-off.

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

CANDIDATE FORUM SEPT. 21: HELIX WATER AND LEMON GROVE MAYORAL CANDIDATES

 

 

 

September 16, 2016 (Lemon Grove) – East County Magazine invites you to attend a forum with candidates running for Helix Water District’s board and Lemon Grove Mayor.  The forum will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the Lemon Grove Library (3001 School Lane).  You can meet and greet candidates from 5 to 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Come meet the candidates,  hear their goals for the future and responses to questions posed by East County Magazine’s editor, plus bring questions on issues that matter most to you!

GROSSMONT-CUYAMACA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT WINS NATIONAL DIVERSITY AWARD

 

1 of 9 community colleges nationwide to net 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

East County News Service

September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - For the second time, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has received a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award, a national honor recognizing colleges and universities for outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE HOSTS FREE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - As part of Latino Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15), Grossmont College is presenting a Latino Film Festival, with free, public screenings of films that explore Latino/a culture and history at 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening Sept. 20-Oct. 11 in Building 26, Room 220.

NEWBERRY WINNING AUTHOR MATT DE LA PENA KICKS OFF GROSSMONT COLLEGE'S FALL 2016 READING SERIES

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2016 (El Cajon) - The Grossmont College English Department's Creative Writing Program is presenting the Fall 2016 Reading Series, Thursday, Sept. 29 – Monday, Dec. 5.

MEDIA WATCHDOG: UNION – TRIBUNE’S EXCLUSIVE WEBSITE SPONSORSHIP DEAL WITH SDG&E RAISES QUESTIONS

 

Updated to include clarification from  SDG&E that its sponsorship was short-term,  not long-term.

East County Magazine

By Miriam Raftery

September 19, 2016 (San Diego) — Last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune rolled out a much-touted revamp of its website featuring San Diego Gas & Electric, a division of Sempra Energy, as its only sponsor.  The deal allows SDG&E to reach news readers directly with messages such as energy saving tips, but also poses potential conflicts of interests for San Diego’s largest newspaper.

SDG&E spokeswoman Stephanie Donovan has clarified that the sponsorship was only for two days, not an ongoing sponsorship. She added thiis perspective on the sponsorship:

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