September 2017 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF LEADS AFTER ROUND ONE IN COLORADO

 

Aztec seniors Georgia Lacey, Haleigh Krause tied for second individually at Golfweek Conference Challenge

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Georgia Lacey courtesy goaztecs.com

September 25, 2017 (Wolcott, Colo.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team grabbed the early lead at the Golfweek Conference Challenge on Monday after shooting a 1-over-par 289 at Red Sky Golf Club.

LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES

 

East County News Service

 

September 25, 2017 (La Mesa) – Among the 3.3 million San Diego County residents, 13.4 percent are over age 65, and that number is expected to steadily increase. To serve this growing population segment, Aging and Independence Services (AIS), a County of San Diego social services agency, offers nearly 30 programs and services to older adults, people with disabilities and their family members.

LIBRARY WONDER WOMAN CELEBRATION "LASSOES" ALL AGES

 

By Jo Moreland

September 25, 2017 (Lakeside) -- Girls, boys, moms and dads celebrated the first Wonder Woman Day on Sept. 23 at the Lakeside Public Library!

More than 50 people filled the children’s section of the small San Diego County library at 9839 Vine St. Many girls wore Wonder Woman costumes.

NORTH KOREAN MINISTER SAYS TRUMP DECLARED WAR

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Steve Herman, Voice of America (VOA) news, 2013

September 25, 2017 (New York) -- This morning, North Korea’s foreign minister, Ri Yong accused President Donald Trump of declaring war. The top diplomat told media that North Korea reserves the right to shoot down American bomber planes, even if they are outside of North Korean air space, Associated Press reports.

CHIEF'S CORNER: ARE YOU READY? SANTA ANA WINDS!

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

September 25, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - Santa Ana winds are in the forecast, are you ready to be prepared in the event of a brush fire?   Warm temperatures, low humidity and off shore winds are elevating an existing high fire danger.

BILL INTRODUCED TO FIGHT WILDFIRES LIKE OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS

 

This year's wildfire season is the most expensive on record. Last year, the Pioneer Fire burned nearly 190,000 acres of the Boise National Forest.

By Eric Tegethoff, Public News Service

Photo: U.S. Forest Service

September 25, 2017 (Boise, ID) -- A rare moment of bipartisanship is catching on among Western states' members of Congress with a bill to treat wildfires more like other natural disasters.

RASHAAD PENNY EARNS LEAGUE-RECORD FOURTH STRAIGHT MW OFFENSIVE HONOR

 

Penny ran for 128 yards and three touchdowns in SDSU’s win at Air Force

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny became the first player in Mountain West history to be named the offensive player of the week in four consecutive weeks, the league announced Monday.

LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY ART EXHIBIT FEATURES 45 PAINTINGS

 

East County News Service

 

September 26, 2017 (La Mesa) – The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is hosting its current art exhibit featuring 45 paintings by Michael Dayon of La Mesa. The exhibit, ending Sept. 30, features Dayon’s paintings in a variety of media, including alkyd-oil, acrylic, gouache, graphite and mixed media. Also on display is Dayon’s “Fritz the Pearman” series (Fritz is Dayon’s “struggling artist” alter ego).

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS WRAPS UP WEEKEND AT WILDCAT INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs fall short in four singles matches and two doubles encounters

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 24, 2017 (Tucson) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team completed its opening tournament of the 2017 fall schedule Sunday with four Aztec players participating in the Wildcat Invitational at Ventana Golf and Racquet Club.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER RECORDS SECOND CONSECUTIVE SHUTOUT IN 1-0 WIN OVER UIW

 

Aztecs extend scoreless streak to 256:05 in fourth win of the year

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 24, 2017 (Edinburg, Tex.) - Behind a Kyle Adams fourth minute goal, the San Diego State men’s soccer team capped a perfect weekend in the Lone Star State, defeating Incarnate Word 1-0 on Sunday night. The Aztecs now head into conference play with an even 4-4 record, while Incarnate Word falls to 2-4-1 on the season.

EX-SDSU MEN'S GOLF STAR XANDER SCHAUFFELE WINS TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztec alumnus becomes first rookie to claim tournament title

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 24, 2017 (Atlanta) - Former San Diego State men’s golf All-American Xander Schauffele became the first PGA rookie to capture the Tour Championship on Sunday after claiming a one-stroke victory over Justin Thomas at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING DENSITY BONUS, DRAFT MARIJUANA ORDINANCE AND FERRETS ON LA MESA COUNCIL’S AGENDA TUESDAY

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 24, 2017 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa City Council will take up several hot issues at its meeting on Tuesday, September 26th at 6 p.m. The Council’s decision could make it easier for developers to increase density and decrease parking, create new marijuana regulations, and declare La Mesa a ‘ferret friendly” city.

A proposed change in meeting time and openings on several boards and commissions are also on the agenda.

HOW TO AVOID CONTRACTING HEPATITIS A

 

East County News Service

September 24, 2017 (San Diego) – As San Diego County’s hepatitis A outbreak continues to grow, here are some helpful fact sheets from the County’s Health and Human Services agency to help you learn more about how to stay safe and minimize your chances of contracting the potentially dangerous disease, including clean-up tips for sanitizing your home or office. 

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES HELP CELEBRATE PADRES' LAST HOME GAME OF SEASON WITH LOSS

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Pat Valaika set the all-time single-season RBI record for a rookie pinch-hitter (16) in the win against the Padres today.  Via @Rockies on Twitter

September 24, 2017 (San Diego) - All hope for this season is lost, but the Padres would love to finish the season series with the Rockies with a win today.  Kind of like dying with dignity.  German Marquez started for Colorado against Luis Perdomo.

ELEVATED FIRE CONCERNS AS HOT, WINDY WEATHER ARRIVES

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 24, 2017 (San Diego) – Hot, windy weather is forecast this week, creating elevated fire concerns, the National Weather Service in San Diego advises.

Hottest weather will occur in inland valleys with temperatures up to 100 degrees.  There will also be gusty offshore winds of up to 35 miles per hour starting Sunday night and continue through at least Wednesday. 

VOTER’S WATCHDOG: RUSSIANS TRIED TO HACK CALIFORNIA ELECTION SYSTEMS, HOMELAND SECURITY REVEALS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 24, 2017 (Sacramento) -- “Today, my office was informed for the first time by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that Russian cyber actors scanned California’s Internet-facing systems in 2016,” California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced on Friday.

GOOD CHANCES COME UP EMPTY AS SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER TAKES HARD LOSS FROM UNLV

 

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September 24, 2017 (San Diego) - Aztecs women’s soccer faced UNLV for the first time at home this season today.  Keep in mind that UNLV is the same team that gave the Aztecs a crushing defeat in the Mountain West playoff game last year. The Aztecs hoped for a better result today.

FIRE AT SPRING VALLEY HOMELESS CAMP THREATENED CONDOS; HAZMAT CONSULTED AND FIRE CREWS DECONTAMINATED DUE TO HUMAN WASTE

 

East County News Service

 

September 24, 2017 (Spring Valley) – This morning around 1:30 a.m., San Miguel Fire District Engine 16 and Brush 14, along with San Diego and Bonita Fire, responded to a vegetation/trash fire at a homeless encampment near Spring Canyon Drive in Spring Valley.

DEERHORN VALLEY COMMUNITY YARD SALE SEPT. 30

 

East County News Service

September 27, 2017 (Deerhorn Valley) – Folks in Deerhorn Valley in the Jamul area are clearing out their sheds, barns and back acres for a community yard sale on Saturday, September 30th from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. 

The event will be held at McKinley’s Field at the corner of Elena Lane and Deerhorn Valley Road.

CRITICS CALL TODAY'S "CELEBRATION" OF SETTLEMENT TO REMOVE NUCLEAR WASTE" A SHAM

 

East County News Service

September 24, 2017 (San Diego)--Critics are calling today's planned rally in Oceanside that "celebrates the removal of nuclear waste at San Onofre" a sham that does not reflect reality, the opinions of nuclear waste experts or the community. These experts say the celebration tricks the media and the public into believing that the nuclear waste problems at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) have been solved.

Local critics say that Citizens Oversight, the group hosting the "celebration" is misleading the public with magical thinking and an irrational belief in "purple unicorns."

CITIZENS OVERSIGHT TO ANNOUNCE TWO MAJOR PROJECTS AT SAN ONOFRE PUBLIC EVENT SUNDAY

 

 

Hear our interview aired earlier this month on KNSJ radio with Ray Lutz, founder of Citizens Oversight, talking about the settlement agreement, by clicking the audio link.

East County News Service

UPDATE:  Other organizations concerned about San Onofre nuclear waste have issued statements calling today's event as a "sham" and voicing criticisms of the settlement deal. Read more:  http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/critics-call-todays-celebration-settle...

September 23, 2017 (Oceanside) — Citizens Oversight, an El Cajon-based watchdog group, will be announcing formation of a settlement oversight panel to monitor efforts to move nuclear waste from San Onofre to a safer place pursuant to a settlement agreement with Southern California Edison and the California Coastal Commission.  In addition, founder Ray Lutz will unveil a “1,000-year dry storage challenge” that aims to find a long-term solution to the nation’s lack of storage for nuclear wastes. 

Audio: 

Interview with Ray Lutz, Citizens Oversight, on San Onofre settlement

CALIFORNIA, QUEBEC AND ONTARIO SIGN AGREEMENT TO LINK CARBON MARKETS

 

Photo by Sonia Carcoilo, Government of Ontario:  Governor Brown (right), Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne (left) and Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard (center) sign agreement to expand cap-and-trade partnership.

Source: Governor’s office and government of Ontario, Canada

September 24, 2017 (Quebec City) – California Governor Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. yesterday signed an agreement with the leaders of Quebec and Ontario to officially integrate their cap-and-trade programs, expanding the three-year partnership between California and Quebec to include Ontario, Canada's most populous province and leading industrial region. The agreement takes effect January 1, 2018.

GARDEN PARTY AND POP-UP ART SHOW OCT. 1 IN SAN CARLOS

 

By Valerie Watts

September 24, 2017 (San Carlos) -- On Sunday, October 1 from 12-4 p.m., the On the Edge Art Collective is hosting a garden party and pop-up art show at 6378 Lake Athabaska Place, San Diego, CA 92119.  The Collective, which has ties with the On the Edge Art Gallery in La Mesa, is a group of local artists who gather to paint together, challenge each other, and put on pop-up art shows to display and sell their works.  This event will be the second annual held at this location, the private residence of one of their members, Bebe Brookman.  Her home and garden will be the backdrop for affordable art by over 11 local artists.  They are also offering light refreshments and acoustic music.  For more information, call 619-733-4786.

NEED WORK OR BIZ RESOURCES? LOVE VINTAGE PLANES? EAST COUNTY MANUFACTURING EXPO AND RESOURCE FAIR OCT. 3 AT ALLEN AIRWAYS FLYING MUSEUM

 

By Valerie Watts

September 24, 2017 (El Cajon) -- Have you ever wondered what kind of businesses are located in East County, and whether there is anything actually being manufactured here?  You can find out when the East County Economic Development Council is hosts its 2nd annual Manufacturing Expo and Resource Fair on October 3, 2017 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Allen Airways Flying Museum in El Cajon (located at Gillespie Field). 

BACKCOUNTRY STRONG: SPAGHETTI DINNER TO SUPPORT JULIAN-CUYAMACA FIRE DISTRICT SEPT. 30

 

By Valerie Watts

September 24, 2017 (Julian) -- "Backcountry Strong!"  That's what the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District is, and wants you to know it!  The Julian Volunteer Fire Company Association and the Julian Fire Plugs will be holding a spaghetti dinner fundraiser Saturday, September 30 at 5 p.m. at Station 56, located at 3407 Hwy 79 in Julian.  They will be accepting donations and offering spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and drinks.  They even have vegetarian options available.  There will be speakers and entertainment.

PAM GLOVER ENGLISH HIGH TEA OCT. 8 IN LEMON GROVE

 

By Helen Ofield

September 24, 2017 (Lemon Grove) - The Lemon Grove Historical Society will hold the annual Pam Glover English High Tea on Oct. 8 from 2 - 4 p.m. in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove, in support of the 2018 Treganza History Essay Competition for Third Grade in Lemon Grove Schools. Tickets are $25/person for a lavish, four-course high tea, party favors and door prizes.

LA MESA RESIDENTS SHARE IDEAS FOR FUTURE OF MACARTHUR PARK: PARK APPRECIATION DAY IS OCT. 7

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 24, 2017 (La Mesa) — On August 9th, La Mesa residents filled the community center to share their ideas for revamping MacArthur Park, the former Sun Valley Golf Course site. The city is committed to keeping the area as a public park and unveiled a map where citizens could post colored dots and comments to show which ideas they favored or not, and why.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY NOTCHES FOUR COLLEGIATE BESTS IN LAS VEGAS

 

Lily Seynaeve was SDSU’s top finisher for the third consecutive meet

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 24, 2017 (Las Vegas) - Four Aztecs raced to collegiate bests at the UNLV Invitational 5K, helping San Diego State cross country to a fifth-place finish at the meet in Las Vegas Saturday morning. 

SDSU VOLLEYBALL DROPS THREE SET MATCH AT BOISE STATE

 

Aztecs host San José State next Thursday in MW home opener

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 24, 2017 (Boise) - The San Diego State volleyball team ended its season-long six-match road swing on a sour note Saturday, dropping a three-set decision to Boise State (22-25, 16-25, 18-25) in a Mountain West clash at Bronco Gym.

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