September 2017 Articles

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER DROPS 1-0 DECISION TO CAL POLY

 

Mustangs use 14th minute goal to hand Aztecs homestand-ending loss

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September 16, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell to Cal Poly 1-0 on Friday night at the SDSU Sports Deck to cap a season-long four-game homestand. The Aztecs now sit at 2-4-0 on the season, while the win for Cal Poly improves the Mustangs record to an identical 2-4-0.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AGAINST STACKED FIELD IN RIVERSIDE

 

SDSU’s top finisher, Lily Seynaeve, finished .8 second off her 6K collegiate best

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September 16, 2017 (Riverside) - Against a bevy of nationally- and regionally-ranked teams at the UC Riverside Invitational, San Diego State cross country finished 12th out of 17 Division I teams Saturday morning.           

NIGHT WORK ON SR-67 IN RAMONA BEGINS SUNDAY FOR ONGOING TREE MAINTENANCE

 

Source: Caltrans

September 16, 2017 (Ramona) - Caltrans Maintenance crews will close a two-block portion of Maine Street/State Route 67 (SR-67) from Wynola Street to Rotanzi Street in Ramona, Sunday from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. for tree pruning and removing dead wood. Signs will be posted directing motorist around the closure.

GIARDINO NEIGHBORHOOD CUCINA TO BRING ITALIAN-INSPIRED EATS TO LEMON GROVE

 

Classical menu brings on flavor, nostalgia and a bit of surprise

East County News Service

September 15, 2017 (Lemon Grove) -- With a fast approaching debut next month, the neighborhood eatery, Giardino, has finalized its menu and looks forward to opening its doors to the Lemon Grove community. Featuring Italian inspired cuisine in a welcoming and casual setting, the menu will feature a variety of classic dishes found throughout Italy.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: HEARTBREAKER FOR MATADORS AS WEST HILLS WINS ON BUZZER-BEATING FIELD GOAL

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

September 15, 2017 (Spring Valley) - ECM Friday Night Lights stuck around Spring Valley this week to see the Matadors of Mount Miguel square off against a school we don’t get to report on often:  the Wolf Pack of West Hills High.  The kids from Santee left their blue turf this week with a 2-1 record on the young season.  The Matadors are improving, but still in the loss column at 1-2.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT TEXAS TECH 1-0

 

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September 15, 2017 (Lubbock, Tex.) - San Diego State completed its non-conference schedule on Friday with a 1-0 loss at Texas Tech. With the defeat, the Aztecs fell to 3-5, while the Red Raiders improved to 6-2 on the season.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES NO MATCH FOR WILD CARD-HUNGRY ROCKIES

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers scored the only Padres run:  a solo homer in the sixth.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 15, 2017 (Denver) - “No more American League vacations for a while,” the Padres decided as they traveled to Denver and back to NL West play and a weekend series with the Rockies.  Clayton Richard started tonight’s game one against Tyler Chatwood for the Rockies.

VALIANT COMEBACK FALLS SHORT; SDSU VOLLEYBALL DROPS FIVE-SETTER TO UCR

 

Aztecs to face Gonzaga, Denver on Saturday to close out weekend tournament at DU

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September 15, 2017 (Denver) - The San Diego State volleyball team was unable to complete a stirring comeback against UC Riverside on Friday, falling in five sets (19-25, 22-25, 25-23, 25-18, 7-15) at the Denver Invitational inside Hamilton Gymnasium. 

THEY’VE GOT RHYTHM: SYCUAN POWWOW 2017

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 15, 2017 (El Cajon) – The  28th annual Sycuan Powwow was held last weekend at the Sycuan reservation, drawing tribal members from across the U.S.   The grand procession and ensuing Native American dance competitions provided a panoramic vista of swirling colors and patterns, as participants clad in full regalia performed timeless steps to the accompaniment of pulsating drum rhythms.

SDSU SWIMMING TOPS USD IN ANNUAL PENTATHLON 33-24

 

Frida Berggren led all swimmers with combined time of 4:58.57

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September 15, 2017 (San Diego) - Led by Frida Berggren, McKenna Meyer, and Alma Thormalm, the San Diego State women’s swimming team recorded a campaign-opening 33-24 victory at the University of San Diego in a pentathlon meet on Friday afternoon.

BILL PREVENTING WOMEN FROM BEING FIRED FOR PREGNANCY HEADS TO GOV'S DESK

 

Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher bill would protect a woman’s right to make her own reproductive health decisions

East County News Service

September 15, 2017 (Sacramento) -- California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-San Diego) won final Legislative approval of her bill protecting women from being fired for a pregnancy. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act would also prevent an employer for firing or disciplining a woman for making any other decision related to her reproductive health. The bill now heads to the Governor, who has until Oct. 15 to either sign or veto the proposal.

TIJUANA, SAN DIEGO'S SISTER CITY

 

 

HAVING FUN IN TIJUANA: A Day Tripper’s Guide, by Sam Warren (Bookwarren Publishing, San Diego, California, 2017, 14 pages.)

Book Review by Dennis Moore

September 15, 2017 (Tijuana) - Sam Warren, the founder of SDWriteway, an online magazine in San Diego that has partnered with the East County Magazine, has written the indispensable guide to navigating through Tijuana, Mexico, and enjoying it; Having Fun In Tijuana: A Day Tripper’s Guide.

PASSAGES: LA TORTA RESTAURANT OWNER MIGUEL ANGEL ROJAS

 

East County News Service

September 15, 2017 (La Mesa) – Miguel Angel Rojas, 54, owner of the La Torta restaurant in La Mesa, died on September 10th.

“ A husband, father, brother and friend, Miguel, was beloved by many,” states  a GoFundMe page set up by Rojas’ stepdaughter to help his wife, Felicia, and daughters.  “Many people came to know Miguel through his food and friendship.  Unfortunately, Miguel was taken from the Rojas/Reed family very suddenly and without preparation. Any donations received will be used for funeral services, hospital bills and to support Miguel's wife and daughters. Prayers and condolences are appreciated.”

A MILLION PUNCHES FROM THE HEART: PUNCHING OUT RACISM, GANG VIOLENCE AND MISTRUST OF POLICE SEPT. 16 IN EL CAJON

 

By Valerie Watts

September 11, 2017 (El Cajon) – Imagine a fire station hung with heavy punching bags, filled with youth, community members, police and firefighters all furiously punching away for 60 seconds at a time.  On Saturday, September 16 from 8 a.m. until noon, the public is invited to help firefighters and police officers "punch out racism, gang violence and mistrust of the police." Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Station 6 at 100 East Lexington Avenue in El Cajon will be hosting this event put on by "ABC Youth Foundation:  an after school boxing, tutoring and mentorship program that serves at risk youth in San Diego." 

PROTECT YOURSELF AFTER EQUIFAX HACK

 

The San Diego District Attorney’s Office warned consumers today to consider taking steps to protect their personal identifying information in the wake of a recent data breach at one of the large credit bureaus in the United States, Equifax.   Cybercriminals stole 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at the big-three credit bureau.

SUNRISE POWERLINK MITIGATION OPEN HOUSE SEPT. 19 IN ALPINE

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 14, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - The Sunrise Powerlink Fire Mitigation Group (SPFMG) invites you to a public open house where you can learn more about the fire mitigation grants program and the results of the Year 2017 Grants Program.  The open house will be held Tuesday, September 19 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Blvd. in Alpine.

RAMONA RANCH VINEYARD AND WINERY FIRST IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY TO BECOME CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING

 

Source:  Ramona Valley Vineyard Association

Photo:  winemaker Micole Moore and co-owner Teri Kerns in the vineyard with ponies Thelma and Louise.

September 14, 2017 (Ramona) — Ramona Ranch Vineyard and Winery is the first in San Diego County to be designated Certified California Sustainable Winegrowing (CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE) as a result of meeting a comprehensive set of standards for “environmental stewardship, conservation of natural resources and socially equitable business practices” set by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance (CSWA).

LA MESA GIVES GREEN LIGHT TO SILVERGATE’S LITTLE FLOWER HAVEN DEVELOPMENT, FATE OF DESIGN REVIEW BOARD IN QUESTION

 

By Jonathan Goetz

September 14, 2017 (La Mesa) – The La Mesa City Council gave the green light to Silvergate’s 130-unit apartment development at the site of the former Little Flower Haven Convent on La Mesa Blvd., reversing their earlier 2-2 deadlock.  The item passed 4-0 with Councilman Colin Parent recused because he lives near the site.

The development sparked mass opposition from neighbors, primarily due to a parking variance that allowed 193 parking spaces under a  State "density bonus" law as opposed to 260 spaces under La Mesa municipal code, because 10% of the project will be affordable housing units.

Council insisted their hands were tied and that they risked jail time if they didn’t approve the development.  The reversal comes after the developer’s lawyer sent a letter threatening to sue the city if Council would not approve the project.

ALPINE REALTOR ORGANIZING "AMERICA’S REALTORS GOT TALENT" SONG-AND-DANCE VARIETY SHOW STARRING REALTORS

 

East County News Service

September 14, 2017 (Alpine) -- Alpine resident Carey Guthrie, a realtor and past president (2015) of the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a 2,500-member trade group for San Diego-area realtors, is again organizing PSAR’s sixth annual PSAR Un-Fashion and Variety Show.

MEN'S BASKETBALL ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SCHEDULE, BROADCAST INFO

 

Aztecs to appear twice on ESPN2

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September 14, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State today announced its non-conference schedule for the 2017-18 season and its broadcast assignments in conjunction with the Mountain West. Highlighting the schedule are home games vs. Gonzaga and California, and a trip to Orange County for the Wooden Legacy.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES BULLPEN DECENT, BUT WALKED OFF BY EDDIE ROSARIO AS TWINS GET SWEEP

 

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Photo:  Austin Hedges hit the game-tying home run in the eighth that sent us to extra innings, but it wasn't enough as the Twins still came away with a victory.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 13, 2017 (Minneapolis) - How many times this season have we began a game recap with “last night was a night the Padres would like to forget” or some variation?  Better question:  how many times over the past couple of seasons have we began a game recap with that?  Because we’re doing it again.  Last night was a night the Padres would like to forget.  Luckily, they could avoid a two-game sweep tonight with Dinelson Lamet on the mound against Ervin Santana.

TAKE A STROLL AT THE ALLEY CAT ART WALK SEPT. 15 IN EL CAJON FOR ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND MORE

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 10, 2017 (El Cajon) – You’re invited to bring the family and stroll through downtown El Cajon’s “art alley” on Rea Street at the 2017 Alley Cat Art Walk on Friday, September 15 from 5 to 10 p.m.

Enjoy over 20 outdoor art and craft vendor booths three live music stages, plus select galleries and businesses serving up complimentary hors d’oeuvres and more. Sophie’s Gallery, for instance, will have beer tasting in addition to foods and art demonstrations.  There will also be food trucks on hand.

FREE “SCREEN YOUR TEEN” YOUTH HEART SCREENING SEPT. 17 in LAKESIDE

 

Screenings find heart abnormalities in 1 of 300 teens tested

East County News Service

September 13, 2017 (Lakeside) – Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when a heart unexpectedly stops beating because of an undetected heart abnormality. To combat this syndrome, which is a leading cause of death in people under age 25 and the #1 killer of student athletes, the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation is hosting a free heart screening on Sunday, September 17th from 9 am. to 3 p.m. at El Capitan High School (10410 Ashwood St. Lakeside, CA 92040).

SUPREME COURT REINSTATES TRAVEL BAN ON SOME REFUGEES UNTIL HIGH COURT HEARS CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 12, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Supreme Court today blocked an Appeals Court order that would have allowed refugees who already have contractual agreements from resettlement agencies to enter the U.S.  The ban could be temporary, put in place until the justices issue a final ruling after deliberations on the case begin in mid-October.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

September 13, 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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DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS SEPT. 15-OCT. 24

 

East County News Service

September 12, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) --This week’s Destination East County includes the Alley Cat Art Walk in El Cajon, Julian’s Music Festival, a Siren’s Crush concert in El Cajon, the Lemon Grove Lions Salsa Fiesta, Lakeside River Park’s Once in a Blue Moon gala, a Latino Film Festival at Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges, and an International Day of Peace rally in La Mesa.

Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including Julian Apple Days, Apple Tea Time, Bamboozled, Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon, Laguna Mountain Rendezvous, Kids Care Fest, Haunt Fest on Main, Borrego Days, a Haunted Lodge in El Cajon, a new Halloween Harvest Family Festival on Mt. Helix, and the annual Spooky Campover at Lions, Tigers and Bears in Alpine.

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

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

September 13, 2017 (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

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

COUNCILMAN FACES NEW TURMOIL: ATTORNEY GENERAL PROBES CHARITY; WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHDRAWS CORPORATE SUPPORT OF KALASHO’S CHAMBER

 

By Paul Kruze

Miriam Raftery contributed to this report.

September 8, 2017 (El Cajon) – With hurricanes in the headlines this week, El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho finds himself in the eye of a storm—or several--yet again.  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has sent Kalasho a letter of inquiry probing the Miss Middle East Beauty Pageant USA” run by Kalasho. The action follows questions raised by ECM with state regulators over the pageant's nonprofit status.

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