September 2016 Articles

TEEN ARRESTED FOR ARSON IN POINTE FIRE

 

East County News Service

Photo by Kristin Kjaero

September 5, 2016 (Spring Valley) – A 17-year-old was arrested yesterday and is being charged with willfully and maliciously setting fire to forest land, CAL FIRE reports.  The juvenile is believed to be responsible for starting the Pointe Fire on August 17th, which charred 25 acres in Spring Valley, forced evacuation of homes, put the public at risk and injured a firefighter.

NEW LA MESA VILLAGE ASSOCIATION HAS BIG IDEAS FOR REVITALIZING CITY’S HISTORIC HEART

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 5, 2016 (La Mesa) – A new business association led by prominent business leaders in La Mesa has arisen to fill the gap left by the troubled La Mesa Village Merchants Association. The new 501(c)6 nonprofit, the La Mesa Village Association (LMVA), held its inaugural community outreach meeting last week at the San Pasqual Wine  Bar Tasting Room in the village,  drawing a packed house.

FLEET WEEK ANNOUNCES STAR-SPANGLED ROSTER OF EVENTS TO HONOR SAN DIEGO'S MILITARY

 

Source:  Fleet Week San Diego

September 5, 2016 (San Diego) - The men and women that defend the land of the free and the home of the brave are honored each year by San Diego’s Fleet Week military tribute.  This year’s roster of events includes festivities exclusively for the military, as well as some spectacular events open to the public that members of the community will not want to miss.

LAKESIDE RIVER PARK CONSERVANCY'S ONCE IN A BLUE MOON BENEFIT SEPT. 24

 

East County News Service

September 5, 2016 (Lakeside) - Discover the beautiful El Monte Valley at the breathtaking Hazy Meadow Ranch. Happy hour begins at 5:00 PM with dessert and dancing concluding at 9:00 PM. What better way to spend a great Saturday evening than to relax in the valley's beauty with wonderful company, great food, and incredible auction items donated by the Lakeside River Park Conservancy's very own community.

MICHAEL BECK SAYS HE WILL RECUSE HIMSELF FROM SAND MINE VOTE, DEFENDS HIS EFFORTS TO ASSURE RESTORATION OF EL MONTE VALLEY SITE AFTER MINING

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 4, 2016 (Lakeside) – County Planning Commissioner Michael Beck,founder of the Endangered Habitat League,former head of the Lakeside River Park Conservancy and current board member of theSan Diego River Park Foundation, has drawn sharp criticism from some Lakeside residents over his involvement with the El Monte Nature Preserve LLC that is proposing a sand mine in El Monte Valley.  One prominent activist has called for Beck to recuse himself from voting for conflict of interest reasons.

Now Beck, in an exclusive interview with East County Magazine, says he’s always planned to recuse himself from voting on the controversial project—and also defends his efforts to get the best long-term environmental restoration possible for a project he believes will likely be approved as an allowable use under current zoning. No one has asked that the zoning designation be changed, he notes.

NEXT BOULEVARD STROLL SEPT. 7 IN LA MESA HAS ADDED ATTRACTIONS

 

East County News Service

September 4, 2016 (La Mesa) – The kick-off “Boulevard Stroll” in La Mesa last month was a big success.  If you missed the launch, Boulevard Stroll events will be held the first Wednesday each month from 4-8 p.m.  The next one is set for Wednesday, September 7 along La Mes Blvd and adjacent streets will feature 11 newly added businesses!  Start your stroll on the south end of the boulevard in the Vons Shopping Center.  

"To start the fun, in the courtyard by Albert's Mexican Food we'll have music and a couple performances by the TeeDee Dance Team . The School of Rock will be performing from 5-7 p.m. in front of Jolt-n-Joes.  We've created a new Kids Korner in front of Yogurt Mill where you will find a puppet show and face painting...Some of the other music to look for : Marissa Grace and her band, The PushPins, and Flavor Company Dancers," says Roz Oserin, organizer of the event.

BEST HAPPY HOURS IN EAST COUNTY: BLACK ANGUS STEAKHOUSE ADDS FRUITY NEW HAND-CRAFTED COCKTAILS

 

By the East County Eaters

September 4, 2016 (El Cajon) – Long known for its flame-grilled steaks, cattle rancher roots and Western-themed décor,  Black Angus restaurants have now added a new hand-crafted, fresh juice cocktail menu to their Bulls Eye Bar.   From a Brazilian margarita that may make you want to dance the Samba to a Citrus Pomegranate Mule, you’ll find plenty to whet your whistle during all-day Happy Hours each Sunday , or from 3-7 p.m. all other days except Saturday.

We stopped by the Black Angus in El Cajon, where we savored some refreshing libations as well as tasty appetizers that roped us in to stay for a full dinner feast. 

TEAMS WANTED FOR BBQ CONTEST OCT. 16 IN SPRING VALLEY

 

East County News Service

September 4, 2016 (Spring Valley) – Fire up your barbecues and get your best recipes ready!  The 7th annual Spring Valley Tailgate BBQ Festival is looking for participants to vie for $1,000 in prizes.

The event is sponsored by Cali Comfort Restaurant and the Marso Walchef Youth Empowerment Organization to raise funds for youth sports.  The BBQ competition will be held on Sunday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the street outside Cali Comfort at 8910 Troy Street in Spring Valley.

BARONA POW-WOW SEPT. 2-4 HONORS TRADITIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Kristin Kjaero and Miriam Rraftery

September 4,2016 The 46th annual Barona Powwow continues today at the Barona sports park, located on the Barona reservation in Lakeside.

View our video (top left) of Saturday night’s grand entry procession featuring NativeAmerican dancers in full regalia from tribes across the nation, and a second video (below) of a victory song honoring all warriors including our military and veterans.

SDSU WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS DOWN MURRAY STATE 3-1 TO CONCLUDE OREGON CLASSIC

 

Volleyball claims four-set win over Murray State

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Alexandra Psoma courtesy goaztecs.com

September 4, 2016 (Eugene, Ore.,) - San Diego State volleyball team wrapped up play at the 2016 Oregon Classic in Eugene, Ore., Saturday afternoon with a tight 3-1 victory (25-23, 29-27, 26-28, 25-18) over Murray State. With the win, the Aztecs evened their season record at 3-3 while the Racers ended the weekend with an identical mark.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY: KENT, RIBEIRO FINISH FIRST AND SECOND AT MARK COVERT CLASSIC

 

SDSU finishes in second place as a team in season opener

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 3, 2016 (Brea, Calif.,) - Christine Kent and Elaine Ribeiro finished in first and second place, respectively, at the Mark Covert Classic at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea on Saturday morning. Overall, the Aztecs finished in second place in a field of four teams.

PAST COMES TO LIFE AT LAGUNA MOUNTAIN RENDEZVOUS SEPT. 30 - OCT. 9

 

East County News Service

September 3, 2016 (Mount Laguna) – You’re invited to step back in time and enjoy an authentic 1800-1840s Rocky Mountain fur trader’s encampment at the Laguna Mountain Rendezvous from Sept.30 to Oct. 9.  Day visitors and period campers are welcome.

LISTEN NOW: OUR JUNE AND JULY 2016 SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

Our June and July 2016 radio shows are now online!  You can listen online now (sound files may take a minute to load).

For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics and interviews in June and July, click here or scroll down.

Our newsmaker interviews included refugees from Nile sisters telling harrowing stories,  an activist discussing the battle to stop a sand mine in Lakeside, local authors and more. Plus we had full coverage of the Border Fire and its controversies,  highlights from the presidential campaign trail, local election highlights, as well as other top national, state and local news stories.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  The shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our June and July shows:

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9ERS RALLY PAST BOLTS

 

By Liz Alper

Photos courtesy Jamaal LaFrance

September 3, 2016 (San Diego) - For the last week of preseason, the San Francisco 49ers traveled to Qualcomm amidst a hotbed of controversy surrounding quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem.  Tonight, Kaepernick, Eric Reid and Nate Boyer did not stand for the national anthem on Military Appreciation Night.

COLLISION KILLS 2 ELDERLY WOMEN IN SAN CARLOS

 

 

Update: The  Medical Examiner has identified the victims.  Clarina Rabe Chu, 88, was the driver of the Toyota Prius. MarjorieBialk,76, was in the Toyota Camry.

 

East County News Service

September 3, 2016 (San Diego) — A collision at Navajo Road and Park Ridge Boulevard early Friday morning killed two elderly women.

VIEJAS TRIBE DONATES $50,000 TO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

 

Widows & Orphans Fund to receive $50,000 from Viejas Tribe

September 3, 2016 (Alpine) -- The Viejas Tribe, represented by Tribal Chairman Robert Welch Jr., presente a $50,000 donation to the San Diego Police Officers Association on August 29. Brian Marvel, President of the Police Officers Association, received the donation at San Diego Police Department’s headquarters, accompanied by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman.

AZTECS WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL SPLITS MATCHES ON DAY ONE OF OREGON CLASSIC

 

Volleyball downs UC Davis, falls to Oregon

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Alexandra Psoma courtesy goaztecs.com

September 3, 2016 (Eugene, Ore.,) - San Diego State opened day one at the Oregon Classic in Eugene, Ore., by splitting a pair of matches. The Aztecs began play with a three-set (25-21, 25-22, 25-17) victory over UC Davis before falling in three sets (25-10, 25-12, 25-20) to Oregon.

NO. 23 SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TAKES DOWN NO. 1 AKRON

 

Nicklaw’s penalty kick propels Aztecs to upset win

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo:  Travis Nicklaw courtesy goaztecs.com

September 2, 2016 (San Diego) - Redshirt senior Travis Nicklaw scored on a penalty kick in the 61st minute on Friday to lift the No. 23 San Diego State men’s soccer team to a monumental 1-0 victory over top-ranked Akron in the team’s 2016 home opener at SDSU Sports Deck. With the win, the Aztecs remain unbeaten on the year at 2-0-1, while the Zips suffered their first defeat of the season, slipping to 2-1 overall.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT USD 2-0

 

Aztecs play with 10 players for more than half the game

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 2, 2016 (San Diego) - San Diego State, which played with 10 players for more than half the game, fell to cross-town foe San Diego, 2-0, at Torero Stadium on Friday night. The loss dropped the Aztecs 0-3 on the season, while USD moved to 2-2.

PADS START SERIES AGAINST NL WEST RIVALS WITH A NEEDED WIN

 

By Liz Alper

Photo courtesy @Padres on Twitter

September 2, 2016 (Los Angeles) - After being swept by one of the worst teams in the league that they probably should have won against, the Padres take their talents to Los Angeles to take on the NL West rival Dodgers, who hold first place in the NL West.  Clayton Richard started on the mound against Julio Urias.

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