September 2016 Articles

DISCOVER NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONS AT SYCUAN POW-WOW SEPT. 9-11

 

East County News Service

September 8, 2016 (El Cajon) -- The Sycuan band of the Kumeyaay nation will host its annual pow-wow on September 9-11 at the Sycuan reservation (5459 Sycuan Road) in El Cajon. 

The three-day tribal gathering will feature traditional Native American dances, hand drum contests, bird singing and dancing competitions for cash prizes, peon games, authentic Indian cuisine and a flag ceremony.

BROKEN YOLK CAFE BRINGING HUEVOS TO SDSU

 

East County News Service

September 9, 2016 (San Diego) -- In its first campus-close location, Broken Yolk Café is set to offer San Diego State University students a unique experience.  Known for large, shareable portions of scratch cooking, the hometown breakfast and lunch favorite will offer students both traditional and grab-and-go style food in a modified fast casual format when it opens in the new South Campus Plaza development at the corner of College Avenue and Montezuma Road near SDSU.

BEWARE OF GAS PUMP SKIMMING, SHERIFF WARNS

 

Source: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

September 9, 2016 (El Cajon) - Keep your eyes open the next time you fill up at the gas pump. Someone has been installing scanning devices known as "skimmers" inside credit card readers at gas stations. They can steal your credit or debit card information, including pin numbers, and use it to make fraudulent purchases.

The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has partnered with local and federal agencies to investigate these crimes, which include thefts at 7-11 stations in El Cajon. Several arrests have already been made. The investigation is ongoing.

Here are things you can do to protect yourself:

SAN DIEGO GROUP PARTICIPATES IN WHITE HOUSE INITIATIVE

 

East County News Service

Photo via tkf.org

September 9, 2016 (San Diego) - Twenty years ago after the murder of his 20-year-old son Tariq, Azim Khamisa saw the need to address the epidemic of youth violence in the United States. He reached out to the grandfather of his son’s murderer, Ples Felix, in a spirit of forgiveness. Together, they founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation.

BORDER PATROLOFFICER ARRESTED FOR RECEIVING BRIBES AND SEXUAL FAVORS, LETTING SMUGGLERS THROUGH CHECKPOINT

 

Source: Federal Bureau of  Investigation

September 9, 2016 (San Diego’s East  County) - FBI Special Agent in Charge, Eric S. Birnbaum announced three arrests and  filing of a six count federal complaint against a United States Customs and Border Protection Officer and two co-conspirators, as a result of a public corruption and alien smuggling investigation conducted in San Diego.

PADS GO BACK TO NL WEST PLAY WITH WHOPPING WIN OVER ROCKIES

 

By Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

September 8, 2016 (San Diego) - The Padres won’t see the Red Sox for at least three years.  They must be glad about that.  Tonight they return to NL West play with a four-game weekend series against the Colorado Rockies.  Clayton Richard started on the hill for the Pads against Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies.

INAUGURAL OVER THE LINE SET TO TAKE PLACE IN SANTEE

 

Santee Chamber celebrates oktOVERfest with OTL and Party in the Park

East County News Service

September 8, 2016 (Santee) - The Santee Chamber of Commerce is bringing an Over-the-Line tournament and Party in the Park to Santee at their inaugural oktOVERfest on October 1.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2016-17 SCHEDULE

 

Aztecs to have every conference game shown nationally

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo via goaztecs.com

September 8, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State has released its men’s basketball schedule for the 2016-17 campaign. The Aztecs will play seven home games, which includes exhibitions and non-conference contests, before the Mountain West season begins on Jan. 1.

COUNTY RESPONDS TO CONCERNS OVER IMPACT ON BEES FROM SPRAYING TO CONTROL ZIKA VIRUS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 8, 2016 (San Diego) – Spraying chemicals to kill Aedes mosquitoes that can transmit Zika virus is being done in communities across the nation where returning travelers have been diagnosed with Zika. But a report in South Carolina of massive bee kills from aerial spraying has raised concerns over how to protect bees from poisoning while also protecting public health from the dangerous Zika virus.

COUNTY TO SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES IN ADAMS NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD IN NEW TRAVEL-RELATED ZIKA CASE

 

Normal Heights neighborhood is third locally to be sprayed due to Zika virus

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

September 8, 2016 (San Diego) -- County Vector Control plans to hand-spray a neighborhood in the Adams North area of Normal Heights this Friday, to kill Aedes mosquitoes to keep them from being exposed to the Zika virus after a resident there tested positive for the virus.

EL CAJON CHURCH OFFERS UP “AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES” FOOD FESTIVAL SEPT. 17

 

East County News Service

Sept, 8, 2016 (El Cajon) -- “Around The World In Eighty Minutes,” a multicultural festival, will be held on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 from 6 p.m to 8:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1270 S. Orange Avenue in El Cajon. The event will showcase cultures and countries around the world through food and information booths and performances.

PASSAGES: GROSSMONT HIGH STUDENT RYAN WILCOX, TEEN WHO INSPIRED A COMMUNITY

 

East County News Service

September 7, 2016 (El Cajon) -- A memorial tribute was held Monday night at Grossmont High School to honor the life of Ryan Wilcox, 18, who passed away after a valiant battle against cancer since age 3 and more recently, leukemia.  Ryan’s struggle captured the hearts of people across the community, even drawing Hollywood celebrities to his home in El Cajon.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTEC COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN FIVE SET LOSS TO UC IRVINE

 

Volleyball falls to UCI in five sets

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Deja Harris via goaztecs.com

September 7, 2016 (San Diego) - Trailing two sets to one, San Diego state saw a spirited comeback effort fall just shy of the mark as it dropped a five-set (25-23, 29-31, 14-25, 27-25, 12-15) decision to UC Irvine Wednesday evening on Aztec Court. The result left both side with identical 3-4 records after the first seven matches of the season.

LA MESA WINE WORKS GRAND OPENING DRAWS A FULL HOUSE

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 7, 2016 (La Mesa)--La Mesa's first cooperative wine-tasting venture is born.

The Barnyard Cassanovas provided lively music from Johnny Cash to rock 'n' roll at the grand opening of La Mesa Wine Works on August 27th. Winemaker Linda McWilliams, sporting a T-shirt reading "Well behaved women rarely make history" and her husband,Mike, chatted with guests about wines offered up from  San Pasqual Winery and Wyatt Oaks  Winery,  both local ventures. 

PICKWICK PLAYERS BRING HAPPINESS AS THEY PRESENT LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE SEPTEMBER 2-11

 

By Kathy Carpenter

Associate /Youth Reviewer www.sdtheatre.com

September 7, 2016  (Santee) - From the name LITTLE Mary Sunshine and the photo of the play I thought this play to be a Dudley Do-right type show, I was not disappointed. I found not as dastardly but a cutesy cartoony kind of happiness--the kind that puts a smile on your face as you enjoy the corny comedy. Teri Ang brought together a cast to spread the sunshine. This is a great way to end the summer—and the show even had a touch of patriotism, perfect for the Labor day weekend.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SEPT. 10 - OCT. 16

 

Hear our audio version of Destination East County by clicking the orange button above.

East County News Service

September 6, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes a chili cook-off, a breakfast for wounded veterans, the Sycuan powwow, and VW Mania at El Cajon’s Classic Car night.

 Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including concerts and music festivals, Julian’s Apple Days, a barbecue competition in Spring Valley, Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, the Laguna Mountain Rendezvous, and a hike to the Valley of the Moon.

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

Audio: 

Destination East County 9-8-16

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

East County News Service

September 6, 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:

U.S.

WORLD

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

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

September 6, 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:

LOCAL

STATE

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

LISTEN NOW: INTERVIEWS WITH HELIX WATER BOARD CANDIDATES MARK GRACYK AND DAN MCMILLAN

Mark your calendars for our candidate forum with Helix Water Board candidates and Lemon Grove Mayoral candidates September 21 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lemon Grove Library.

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 6,2016 (San Diego’s East County) – Mark Gracyk and  Dan McMillan both say they’re running for the Helix Water District Board to stop rate hikes –and roll them back if possible.  Both are running against incumbents (Chuck  Muse and John Linden) who have repeatedly voted for rate hikes. Hear our full interview, aired on KNSJ radio,  by clicking the audio link;  click "read more" and scroll down to read highlights.

Update:  Director John Linden has also done a radio interview with ECM. You can listen to our interview with Director Linden here.

Gracyk,  MicMillan, Director Linden and challenger Aaron Zajak have all agreed to participate in our candidate forum on Sept.21. Director Muse sent regrets as he is out of the country.  Erik Collins, another challenger, has not responded. 

Audio: 

Interview with Mark Gracyk and Dan McmMillan,Helix Water Board candidates

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER'S TRAVIS NICKLAW NAMED TO TOP DRAWER SOCCER TEAM OF THE WEEK

 

Nicklaw’s penalty kick propelled Aztecs to upset win over No. 1 Akron last Friday

Source: goaztecs.com press release

September 6, 2016 (San Diego) - After scoring the game-winning goal against No. 1 Akron last Friday, San Diego State defender Travis Nicklaw (San Diego, Calif.) has earned a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week, the website announced on Tuesday.  With his recognition, the Aztec redshirt senior becomes the first SDSU student-athlete to land on the exclusive 11-player team this season.

AZTEC FOOTBALL PRESS CONFERENCE: LOOKING AHEAD TO CAL

 

By Liz Alper

Full quotes courtesy Assistant Athletic Director Darin Wong

September 6, 2016 (San Diego) - After a shutout win against the University of New Hampshire last week, Aztecs football head coach Rocky Long, safety Malik Smith and quarterback Christian Chapman regrouped at the Fowler Athletic Center at SDSU to look ahead to this Saturday's game against the Cal Golden Bears.

SDSU'S ADAM ALLMARAS NAMED PAC-12 MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec goalkeeper posted second straight shutout vs. No. 1 Akron on Sept. 2

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Adam Allmaras via goaztecs.com

September 6, 2016 (San Francisco) - San Diego State goalkeeper Adam Allmaras (San Diego, Calif.) was named the Pac-12 Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for his performance in the Aztecs’ huge 1-0 victory over No. 1 Akron at SDSU Sports Deck on Sept. 2. With his award, the Aztec redshirt junior received the first weekly league honor of his career and marked the first conference accolade for an SDSU player this season.

SOMALI-BANTU ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA PRESENTS ANNUAL FUNDRAISER SEPT. 17

 

East County News Service

September 6, 2016 (San Diego) -- The Somali-Bantu Association of America, a nonprofit dedicated to providing guidance and services to empower Somali Bantu and other refugees as they integrate into American life, presents its annual fundraising benefit, RAJA = HOPE!  The event is a cultural celebration featuring music, dancing and cuisine of the Somali-Bantu community.

CHARGERS PROVIDE LARGEST PRIVATELY-FUNDED GIFTS TO SAN DIEGO SCHOOLS



10 schools to share $250,000; Grants surpass $5.2 million

Source: Chargers press release

Photos via chargers.com

September 6, 2016 (San Diego) - For the 17th consecutive year, the Spanos family and the San Diego Chargers are continuing their support for youth health and fitness by awarding $250,000 in Chargers Champions grants to San Diego County schools.

TRIBAL BEAT: THOUSANDS OF NATIVE AMERICANS STANDING UP TO OPPOSE PIPELINE ARE ATTACKED BY DOGS AND PEPPER SPRAY

 

By Miriam Raftery

Update Sept. 6, 2016 3 p.m.:  Federal Judge James Boasberg in Washington D.C. today issued a temporary restraining order in response to the tribe's emergency request to halt machines destroying recently identified sacred sites: "The Court ORDERS that no construction activity on the DAPL may take place between Highway 1806 and 20 miles to the east of Lake Oahe. Construction activity to the west of Highway 1806 may proceed."

September 6, 2016 (San Diego) – Thousands of Native Americans with support from hundreds of tribes have converged  in  North Dakota, seeking to protect their water,  lands and ancestors’ remains from the Dakota Access Pipeline, also known as the Bakken pipeline. (#NoDAPL) The pipeline would transport oil from fracking from North Dakota to Illinois, passing over major waterways including the Missouri and Mississippi  rivers that are the lifeblood for tribes in several states.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has filed a request for an injunction to halt construction, after discovering sacred artifacts at the site, and a court decision is expected this week. But the pipeline owner, Energy Transfer Partners, defiantly bulldozed a two-mile-long by 150-feet-wide swath over Labor Day weekend, despite having no easement approved yet by the Army Corps of Engineers.

On Saturday,  desperate to halt the devastation until a Judge could weigh in, tribal members marched at the site, with at least one chaining himself to earth-moving equipment.  A private contractor hired by the pipeline owner then attacked the Native Americans with pepper spray and with dogs including pit bulls,  leaving tribal members bloodied and outraged.

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