September 2016 Articles

SAMSUNG RECALLS 2.5 MILLION PHONES DUE TO FIRES

 

East County News Service

September 12, 2016 (San Diego) — If you have a Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone, Samsung has a message for you:  stop using your phone and immediately bring it into the store where you bought it for a free replacement. The company has recalled 2.5 million of its new Note 7 phones due to dozens of fires caused by defective batteries.

CHIEF'S CORNER: WHAT WILDFIRES AND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL HAVE IN COMMON. IS YOUR HOME A CATCHER'S MITT?

 

By Sam DiGiovanna

September 12, 2016 (San Diego) -- Some would say they strike fast and hit hard. That most occur in the 'outfield" and not on my home turf.  Or that the MLB Playoffs are in the fall and so are our Santa Ana winds. But what homeowners should be most concerned about is if their home is a “catcher’s mitt!”

NO. 13/9 SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS MEMPHIS 2-0

 

Aztecs post fourth straight shutout; win weekend tournament

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Jeroen Meefout recorded a brace once again to help the Aztecs down Memphis.  Via goaztecs.com

September 11, 2016 (San Diego) - The No. 13/9 San Diego State men’s soccer team posted its fourth shutout in a row on Sunday with a 2-0 conquest of Memphis in the Courtyard Marriott San Diego Central Tournament at SDSU Sports Deck. With the victory, the Aztecs claimed the team championship at their weekend event, improving to 4-0-1 on the season, while the Tigers slip to 3-3 overall.

TRIBAL BEAT: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HALTS DAKOTA PIPELINE TEMPORARILY IN VICTORY FOR STANDING ROCK SIOUX

 

By Miriam Raftery

“Stand with Standing Rock” event set for Sept. 19 in San Diego; journalist Amy Goodman arrested for trespass after videotaping dog attacks on Native Americans

September 11, 2016 (Washington D.C.) – For members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and thousands of Native Americans who have joined in standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline, Friday brought bad news—and then good news.

CLINTON STUMBLES LEAVING 911 MEMORIAL, DIAGNOSED WITH PNEUMONIA

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 11, 2016 (New York) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton left a 911 memorial event in New York early and stumbled as she was helped into her limousine.  Her campaign initially reported she suffered heat exhaustion but later stated that she has been diagnosed with pneumonia. 

Her doctor has indicated she is being treated with antibiotics and is recovering, though he has advised curtailing her campaign schedule for a few days. Clinton was later filmed leaving her daughter,Chelsea's home,walking unassisted and waving.

PASSAGES: DR. ROBERT H. KOKERNOT,GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1940 GRADUATE

 

East County News Service

Photos:  Dr. Kokernot and his Grossmont letterman’s sweater

September 11, 2016 (El Cajon) — “We’ve lost another wonderful Foothiller,” the Grossmont  High School museum curators wrote in an e-mail announcing the death of Dr. Robert Hutson Kokernot, 94. Dr.Kokernot was a graduate of the class of 1940 and was inducted into the Hall of Honor at Grossmont in 1967.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFEATS CORNELL 1-0

 

Aztecs pick up first victory of the season

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo via goaztecs.com

September 11, 2016 (Ithaca, N.Y.) - San Diego State picked up its first win of the season on a Victoria Barba penalty kick as the Aztecs defeated Cornell on the road, 1-0. The Aztecs move to 1-4 on the year, while the Big Red fall to 2-3.

ALPINE FIRE IMPROVES ISO INSURANCE RATING; HOMEOWNERS AND BUSINESS COULD SEE LOWER INSURANCE RATES

 

Source: Alpine Fire

September 11, 2016 (Alpine) – The Alpine Fire Protection District (AFPD) recently improved its rating from a national insurance risk company, which may result in lower insurance coverage rates residents and business owners in the District.  The District was recently notified by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) that after a recent re-evaluation of the AFPD a rating of 2/2Y will be effective September 1, 2016.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS ON REDISTRICTING MEASURE S IN EL CAJON

 

East County News Service

September 11, 2016 (El Cajon) - The city of El Cajon is offering three workshops on Measure S on Sept. 14 and 15, and again on Oct. 3.

If approved by voters, the measure would provide for district elections for city council seats, meanng each councilmember would represent a specific neighborhood, instead of city-wide elections for all seats.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN FIRST AFTER DAY ONE AT GOPHER INVITE

 

Aztecs’ Blake Abercrombie tied for fifth on individual leaderboard

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Blake Abercrombie via goaztecs.com

September 10, 2016 (Independence, Minn.) - With four players among the individual top 20, the San Diego State men’s golf team vaulted into the lead at the Gopher Invitational on Saturday after shooting a collective 3-over-par 571 during the first two rounds at the par-71, 7,388-yard Windsong Farm Golf Club.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS SPLIT MATCHES AT ART CARMICHAEL INVITATIONAL

 

Volleyball wins one, loses one

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Deja Harris had 19 kills and a .643 hitting percentage in the win over Stony Brook on Saturday.  Via goaztecs.com

September 10, 2016 (San Diego) - For the second day in a row, the San Diego State volleyball team recovered from a 2-1 set deficit to post a five-set victory at the Art Carmichael Invitational in Kingston, R.I. Saturday afternoon it was Stony Brook that was the victim as the Aztecs rallied to defeat the Seawolves by set scores of 25-19, 18-25, 21-25, 25-19, 15-7.

REP. HUNTER, WHO TOOK $42,000 FROM TOBACCO INDUSTRIES, PUSHES TO ALLOW FREE TOBACCO FOR TROOPS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 10, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) — Tobacco poses serious health risks U.S. troops and veterans, costing our military $1.6 billion a year for medical treatment of smoking-related illnesses.  The military in recent steps has taken steps to discourage tobacco use and encourage soldiers to kick the habit and save lives.

LA MESA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY PROJECT

 

Source:  La Mesa Chamber press release

September 10, 2016 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber announces the continuation of a holiday project inspired last year by a partnership between the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce, the La Mesa City Employees Association and Jerry Lester, local community supporter. The project benefits children within La Mesa that are identified by La Mesa Community Welfare and several La Mesa elementary schools to be in need. The driving force behind this project is Maxine Lynch and the La Mesa City Employees Association.

ROCKIES BRING PADRES BACK TO EARTH IN GAME TWO

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  members from the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital being honored for Women and Newborns on Nurse Appreciation Night. Via @Padres on Twitter

September 9, 2016 (San Diego) - If it weren’t for a solo home run in the ninth, the Padres would’ve had their biggest shutout win in franchise history.  They looked to do it again tonight with Luis Perdomo on the mound against Tyler Chatwood.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL DEFEATS RHODE ISLAND IN OPENING MATCH OF ART CARMICHAEL INVITATIONAL

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

September 9, 2016 (Kingston, R.I.) - San Diego State defeated Rhode Island, 3-2 (18-25, 27-25, 15-25, 25-15, 17-15) in its opening match at the Art Carmichael Invitational in Kingston, R.I.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT UTRGV

 

Source: goaztecs.com press release

September 9, 2016 (San Diego) - The Aztecs posted their third straight shutout of the 2016 campaign with a 3-0 win over the University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley, while junior forward Jeroen Meefout scored two goals to provide the offensive spark. Senior Michael Sauers also scored on a penalty kick for SDSU, which maintained a 5-4 advantage in shots on goal.

BLM WITHDRAWS PLANS FOR SURGICAL STERILIZATION "RESEARCH" ON WILD HORSES FOLLOWING LAWSUIT BY FRONT RANGE EQUINE RESCUE

 

Nonprofit Horse Rescue Group Challenged Inhumane Experimental Surgery

East County News Service

Photo:  Wild mustangs, Bureau of Land Management

September 9, 2016 (Hines, OR) Front Range Equine Rescue (FRER), a national nonprofit working to end the abuse and neglect of horses through rescue, advocacy and education, announced today that, just six weeks after a lawsuit filed by FRER, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management has withdrawn its program to perform experimental sterilization of wild mares in Oregon. The BLM’s decision was formally vacated by the Interior Board of Land Appeals this morning.

FRER’s suit contended that the BLM’s intention to conduct surgical experiments on 225 wild horses, many in various stages of pregnancy, and potentially thousands more horses over time, causes harm and suffering in violation of federal law.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER BLANKED AT NO. 16/12 PENN STATE

 

Aztecs fall to 0-4 on the season

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo via goaztecs.com

September 9, 2016 (University Park, Pa.) - San Diego State suffered a 3-0 defeat at defending national champion and No. 16/12 Penn State on Friday at Jeffrey Field. The loss drops the Aztecs to 0-4 on the season, while the Nittany Lions improve to 3-2-1.

EX-CHARGER CORY WITHROW TACKLES OPENING KING’S CRAFT COFFEE SHOP IN POWAY

 

East County News Service

September 9, 2016 (Poway) — Cory Withrow, Founder & CEO of The King’s Craft Coffee Co and former offensive lineman for the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, announces the grand opening today of the King’s Craft Coffee Co, Poway’s first specialty coffee shop serving single origin coffees, European pastries, and handcrafted roasted beans.

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