September 2017 Articles

SDSU FOOTBALL EEKS OUT WIN AGAINST AIR FORCE

 

 

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By Liz Alper

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September 24, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State football squeezed out a four-point victory Saturday night against Air Force in the cold, windy, rainy weather in Colorado.  With the win, SDSU moves to 4-0 for the first time since 1981.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS CONTINUES PLAY AT WILDCAT INVITATIONAL

Four Aztecs competing at Arizona tournament this weekend

 

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September 23, 2017 (Tucson) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team continued play at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational, with four Aztecs competing in singles and doubles at Ventana Golf and Racquet Club.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES GET SHUT OUT AND SERIES LEAD

 

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Photo:  Yangervis Solarte drove in the first run of the game for the Padres; an RBI single to center in the fifth that got the ball rolling.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 23, 2017 (San Diego) - Rebuilding.  Just keep reminding yourself that as the Padres finish off this season. Chad Bettis started tonight for Colorado against Jhoulys Chacin.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS COMPLETES DAY ONE AT WILDCAT INVITATIONAL

 

Four Aztecs competing in Arizona this weekend

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September 22, 2017 (Tucson) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team opened its 2017 fall schedule on Friday with four Aztec players participating in the Wildcat Invitational at Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER SHUTS OUT NEVADA 3-0

 

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September 22, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State opened the 2017 Mountain West season with a convincing 3-0 home victory over Nevada Friday night at SDSU Sports Deck. The Aztecs improved to 4-5 overall (1-0 MW), while the Wolf Pack dropped to 1-8 (0-1 MW).

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES SNAP FOUR-GAME LOSING STREAK AS GOOD PADRES GONE

 

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Photo:  Nolan Arenado's home run in the fifth sent the Rockies on the way to victory.  Via @Rockies on Twitter

September 22, 2017 (San Diego) - Another “we wish the Padres would have ____” sentence starter for your next party:  we wish the Padres would have had easy victories like they did last night all season.  But we can’t change the past, no matter how much Jay Gatsby thinks you can.  The Padres would try for another easy win tonight against Jon Gray for the Rockies.  He’d be facing Jordan Lyles.

BOULEVARD CONSIDERS IMPACTS OF FUTURE GREEN ENERGY PROJECTS, INCLUDING REVIVAL OF EX-SOITEC SOLAR SITES

 

Two proposed solar projects have been revived under new owners

By Paul Kruze

Photo: Map shows site of Boulevard Solar, one of the two former Soitec projects back in the planning pipeline.

September 22, 2017 (Boulevard) -- Boulevard, CA is a small rural community located about 50 miles east of downtown San Diego on Interstate 8,  nary half-an-hour to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park.  While residents – a mix of retired people and younger people who work in San Diego but want to experience rural living – are able to experience the best of both worlds, the stark realities of modern life do punctuate the overall quiet and serene quality of this hamlet.

This was apparent at the Sept. 7th meeting of the Boulevard Planning Group, where the dominant topic was the main threat to the area’s rural atmosphere – the development of alternative energy projects, including the revival of two former Soitec Solar projects now moving forward under new ownership.

HUNTER CALLS FOR FIRST STRIKE AGAINST NORTH KOREA: DRAWS BLASTS FROM BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC OPPONENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 22, 2017 (San Diego) – In an interview aired on KUSI this week, Congressman Duncan D. Hunter (R-Alpine) repeatedly called for the U.S. to launch an attack on North Korea in response to nuclear threats.

BOXER ARCHIE MOORE’S SON LEADS 1M PUNCHES FROM THE HEART EFFORT TO HELP AT-RISK YOUTHS

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

September 22, 2017 (El Cajon) - “Yes, we had a boxing glove shaped pool,” said Billy Moore, son of legendary boxer Archie Moore said during a 1M Punches from the Heart event in El Cajon over the weekend.  Archie, who died in in 1998 in San Diego and resided here with his family for parts of his life, was the longest reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion of all time from 1952-1962, He also trained Muhammad Ali, James Tillis, and George Forman.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF TIED FOR SIXTH AFTER DAY ONE IN NEW MEXICO

 

Aztec senior P.J. Samiere tied for seventh individually

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September 22, 2017 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State men's golf team remains in a tie for sixth place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate after shooting a combined 16-over-par 592 during the first two rounds on Friday at UNM Championship Course. Through 36 holes, the Aztecs share the sixth position with host New Mexico after posting scores of 292-300 on the par-72, 7,555-yard layout.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER BLANKS UTRGV 2-0

 

Jeroen Meefout scores twice in road-trip opening victory

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September 22. 2017 (Edinburg, Tex.) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team defeated Texas-Rio Grande Valley, 2-0, behind a two-goal performance from senior forward Jeroen Meefout on Friday night. With the win, the Aztecs improve to 3-4-0 on the season and snap UTRGV’s three-game winning streak.

NILE SISTERS PRESENTS “REFUGEE CRISIS: SPOTLIGHT ON SOUTH SUDAN” SEPT. 28

 

East County News Service

September 22, 2017 (San Diego) -- On September 28, 2017, Nile Sisters Development Initiative (NSDI) will host "Refugee Crisis: Spotlight on South Sudan," an event featuring an informative panel of South Sudanese leaders and key stakeholders. The panelists will discuss the founding of Republic of South Sudan (ROSS), concerns over ballooning populations of refugees and internally displaced people (IDPs), as well as the responses by international, national, and local entities.  Confirmed panelists include former Governor of Western Equatoria, Honorable Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro and the Chairman and CEO of an international development firm, Dr. David S. Bassiouni.

EL CAJON CITY COUNCIL FACES RESIDENT CONCERNS OVER CITY-FINANCED SOLTERRA APARTMENT COMPLEX

 

By Paul Kruze   

September 22, 2017 (El Cajon) -- The El Cajon City Council faced some new concerns at its Tuesday, Sept. 12 meeting when attention was directed to Solterra, an apartment project built by a partnership of both Affirmed Housing and the City of El Cajon some five years ago. The complex, located at 131-155 Chambers Street near W. Main Street, is a 49-unit, senior affordable community offering one-and-two bedroom apartments to seniors ages 55 and up who earn 30-60% of area media income (AMI).

NEW SAN DIEGO COUNTY LIBRARY KIOSK REMAINS UNOPENED DUE TO HEAT AND DUST IN BOULEVARD

 

Update September 29, 2017 :  Jorgina Soto, San DIego County Library, advises that a soft ribbon cutting is now scheduled for October 16th, with a ribbon cutting slated for early December at a date to be arranged.

By Paul Kruze

Photo:  The San Diego County Library’s new and shiny library kiosk sits in the dark with a heavy cover until further notice.

September 22, 2017 (Boulevard) -- It is back to the drawing board for San Diego County Library officials, who had intended to debut a 24/7 automated library kiosk in front of the old Boulevard fire station at 39923 Ribbonwood in September. But due to unforeseen circumstances, a heavy cover will remain on the kiosk and residents are going to have to wait at least until mid-December before it will be operational.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT UTAH STATE IN MW OPENER

 

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September 22, 2017 (Logan, Ut.) - The San Diego State volleyball team captured the opening set in its Mountain West opener at Utah State, but could not build on its early lead, dropping the final three frames in a 3-1 loss (25-21, 23-25, 14-25, 19-25) Thursday night on Kirby Court at Wayne Estes Center.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES CRUISE TO EASY 3-0 VICTORY OVER ROCKIES

 

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September 22, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres didn’t get the sweep in their last series of the season against the Dbacks, but they did take the series two games to one.  Now it was time to get the Rockies out of the way, at least until next March.  Tyler Anderson started tonight’s game one for Colorado against Clayton Richard.

RESORT TO NATURE AT 52ND ANNUAL BORREGO DAYS FESTIVAL AND PARADE OCT. 21-22

 

 

East County News Service

September 21, 2017 (Borrego Springs) - The 52nd Annual Borrego Days Desert Festival returns to showcase qualities that make Borrego Springs so unique as both a weekend getaway and a world all its own with beautiful weather, incredible star gazing, resorts, and the free Borrego Days Festival which kicks off Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and continues through Sunday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

READER’S EDITORIAL: LAWSUIT AGAINST COUNTY OVER JULIAN HOUSING APPROVED ON PROTECTED AGRICULTURAL LAND SHOWS CORRUPTION OF LAND USE POLICIES IN SAN DIEGO

 

By Duncan McFetridge, Director, Cleveland National Forest Foundation

September 21, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - Cleveland National Forest Foundation’s lawsuit against the county’s attempt to subdivide the Hoskings ranch near Julian brings out three extremely important points:   

HISTORY ALIVE OCT. 5 TO FEATURE BAHA’I FAITH LEADERS IN LEMON GROVE

 

By Helen Ofield, Lemon Grove Historical Society

September 21, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – On Oct. 5 at 7 p.m., the 40th season of "History Alive" continues in the H. Lee House, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove, when Roberta Bulling and Prabakar Mahalingam (photo), leaders of the Baha'i faith in Lemon Grove, present the fascinating story of this major religion and its links to U. S. history.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LOSE LEAD AND SWEEP IN SLUGFEST WITH DBACKS

 

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Photo:  Rocky Gale hit his first major league home run tonight, but it wasn't enough as the Padres lost a lead and a sweep.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 20, 2017 (San Diego) - We say this every fall, but we wish the Padres had played like this over the summer.  Well, enjoy fun while it lasts.  Robbie Ray started tonight’s series finale for the Dbacks against Dinelson Lamet.

CITY OF EL CAJON TAKES STEPS TO COMBAT SPREAD OF HEPATITIS A

 

Source:  City of El Cajon

September 20, 2017 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon has been working closely with the County of San Diego and other partners since the announcement of the recent Hepatitis A outbreak.  The City is taking an aggressive and proactive role in protecting the safety of the City’s residents and visitors. 

SENATOR ANDERSON SPEAKS SEPT. 27 AT LA MESA CHAMBER BREAKFAST

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2017 (La Mesa) – State Senator Joel Anderson will be the featured speaker at the La Mesa Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting on Wednesday, September 27 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Marie Callendar’s, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

September 20, 2017 (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

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15TH ANNUAL WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP LUNCHEON SEPT. 22

 

Source: East County Chamber of Commerce

September 20, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 15th Annual Women In Leadership Luncheon (WILL)  at the Town and Country Hotel in Mission Valley on Friday, September 22nd from 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. View the list of this year’s  2017 WILL Nominees.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

BOYS WATER POLO: COUGARS DOMINATE MONARCHS IN THE POOL

 

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September 20, 2017 (Spring Valley) - It was a showdown between two Spring Valley schools in the pool as 7-2 Steele Canyon boys water polo traveled to the other side of Spring Valley to take on the Monarchs, who are 1-2 to start the young season, but 0-1 in conference play, losing to West Hills in August.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

September 20, 2017 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

HEALTH 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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SPRING VALLEY MARIJUANA DISPENSARY OWNER ARRESTED

 

Update September 22, 2017:  Tooma has pleaded not guilty, claiming he only owns a smoke shop next door, not Spring Valley Greens, Patch.com reports.

By Miriam Raftery

September 20, 2017 (Spring Valley) – The owner of Spring Valley Greens, an illegal marijuana dispensary also known as the Wax Room, has been arrested.  Steve Tooma, 35, has been charged with opening a drug house, criminal conspiracy, and possession of marijuana for sale at the dispensary located at 9925 Campo Road in the Casa de Oro neighborhood of Spring Valley.

WORLD-CLASS MUSICIANS HIGHLIGHT 2017 FALL CONCERT SERIES AT CUYAMACA COLLEGE

 

East County News Service

September 20, 2017 (Rancho San Diego)--The 2017 edition of the Fall Concert Series at Cuyamaca College will include a trio of world-class musicians from as far away as New York who will perform the first in an ongoing calendar of classic concerts underwritten by a well-known patron of the arts.

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