September 2017 Articles

SDSU VOLLEYBALL WINS TWICE ON SATURDAY

 

Aztecs defeat Long Beach State, Pacific to wrap up JLABS Challenge

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo: Alexis Cage was named to the JLABS Challenge all-tournament team on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 9, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team won consecutive matches for the first time this season on Saturday after defeating Long Beach State 3-2 in a five-set thriller (14-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-20, 15-3), followed by a 3-0 conquest of Pacific (25-19, 25-17, 25-22) to close out the JLABS Challenge at Aztec Court. With the victories, SDSU raises its record to 4-5 on the season.

IDENTITY OF TRANSIENT SHOT BY DEPUTY ON HIGHWAY 125 RELEASED

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 9, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) — Robert Westbrook, 31, a transient white male living out of his vehicle, was shot and injured last night after threatening suicide and displaying a BB or pellet gun resembling a semiautomatic pistol, according to the Sheriff’s Department.  He sustained multiple gunshot wounds but is expected to survive.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES RALLY IN NINTH TO STEP ON SNAKES

 

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Photo via @Padres on Twitter

September 9, 2017 (Phoenix) - The Padres put on an offensive display last night in game one against Arizona, scoring six runs in the fourth to win 10-6.  Jhoulys Chacin started tonight’s game two against Zack Godley for the Dbacks.

HIGHWAY CLOSURES ON FIVE MAJOR THOROUGHFARES

 

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

Photo: CalTrans crew fixing dips on State Route 52 eastbound

September 8, 2017 (San Diego's East County) -- If you're on the road tonight or this weekend, there are several road closures you should avoid including State Route 125, State Route 52, State Route 67, and Interstate 5.

Tonight, all northbound lanes of State Route 125 is closed in the Navajo Road area due to an officer-involved shooting, the Sheriff's office advises. No deputies were injured and there are no outstanding suspects.

Planned highway closures include:

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SWEPT BY LMU

 

Aztecs wrap up weekend tourney with home matches vs. LBSU, Pacific on Saturday

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State volleyball team dropped its second in a row on Friday, suffering a three-set defeat at the hands of visiting Loyola Marymount (19-25, 23-25, 22-25) in the opener of the JLABS Challenge at Aztec Court.  With the setback SDSU slips to 2-5 on the year, while the Lions move to 5-3 overall.

OCTOBER SENIOR PROGRAMS IN LA MESA

 

East County News Service

September 8, 2017 (La Mesa) - The Senior Resource Center at Sharp Grossmont Hospital offers free or low-cost educational programs and health screenings each month. The Senior Resource Center also provides information and assistance for health information and community resources. This month you can learn about Medicare and drug coverage updates, how to prevent fractures, get free mental health and blood pressure screenings, or participate in a walking program.

Scroll down for full details. For more information, call 619-740-4214. For other programs, call 1-800-827-4277 or visit their web site at www.sharp.com.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SUES TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON UNLAWFUL REPEAL OF DACA PROGRAM

 

Source: University of California

Photo: UC President Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security

September 8, 2017 (San Francisco) --The University of California today filed suit in federal court against the Trump administration for wrongly and unconstitutionally violating the rights of the University and its students by rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on “nothing more than unreasoned executive whim.”

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER TRIPPED UP IN OVERTIME AGAINST USF

 

Jeroen Meefout tallied second goal of the season in 58th minute

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 8, 2017 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s soccer team fell in heart-breaking fashion Friday night, with San Francisco scoring a 94th minute goal to cap a 2-1 contest and hand SDSU its second loss of the season.

LEMON GROVE PARK BEAUTIFICATION AND CLEAN-UP SEPT. 16

 

Volunteers will give City parks extra TLC  

East County News Service

September 8, 2017 (Lemon Grove) -- “I Love a Clean San Diego” and the City of Lemon Grove are co-sponsoring the Lemon Grove Park Beautification and Clean-Up Event at Lemon Grove Park on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. Join in the fun and participate in your choice of park beautification activities from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Event registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

JAMUL AWAITS JUDGMENT ON LIQUOR LICENSE AFTER FINAL HEARING

 

By Kendra Sitton

Photo:  Patrick Webb presents his arguments.

September 6, 2017 (La Mesa) — After months of delays, a judgement is finally expected for the permanent liquor license of Hollywood Casino in Jamul. Closing arguments were presented by multiple attorneys before an administrative law judge for the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board on Sept. 6 at Skyline Church in La Mesa in front of a crowd of Jamul residents and tribal members.

ECM PADRES REPORT: BIG FOURTH AND INSURANCE GIVE PADRES WIN OVER DBACKS

 

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Photo:  J.D. Martinez hit a two-run homer in the sixth, but the Padres were able to stop the Dbacks’ comeback and win game one.  Via @Dbacks on Twitter

September 8, 2017 (Phoenix) - Narrowly avoiding a sweep was too stressful for the Padres, so they decided to take a trip to Arizona for the weekend to play the second place Diamondbacks.  Great idea!  Jordan Lyles started tonight’s game one against Patrick Corbin for the Dbacks.

ECM FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: MCCLENDON RUSHES FOR FIVE TOUCHDOWNS AS MONARCHS HANG ON TO BEAT PATRIOTS IN REVOLUTIONARY WAR 34-27

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

Cover photo: Monte Vista's Jahmon McClendon scored five rushing touchdowns in the first half.

September 8, 2017 (Spring Valley) - For this season week’s edition of Friday Night Lights, ECM was back in Spring Valley, but this week, we were at the other Spring Valley high school.  Just like in the Revolutionary War, Patriots were going up against Monarchs as Patrick Henry took on Monte Vista.  The Patriots are off to a rocky start this season, starting 0-2.  The Monarchs, meanwhile, sported an even 1-1 record coming into tonight.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER UPSETS NO. 22 NEBRASKA IN 2OT 2-1

 

Speros scores winner 19 seconds before 2OT buzzer

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 8, 2017 (Lincoln, Neb.) - Rachel Speros scored 19 seconds before the final horn in double overtime to lift San Diego State to a 2-1 road victory over No. 22 Nebraska at Barbara Hibner Stadium on Friday. The win evened the Aztecs’ record at 3-3, while the Huskers watched their record fall to 5-2.

MEXICO BATTERED BY 8.1 EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI AND A HURRICANE

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 8, 2017 (San Diego) – An 8.1 earthquake has struck Mexico off the west coast near Chiapas and Oaxaca overnight, killing at least several dozen people though that count is expected to rise dramatically.  The quake, the strongest in a century to hit Mexico, and aftershocks are triggering tsunamis, one measuring 3 foot already and potential of waves up to 10 feet tall, CNN reports:  http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/08/americas/earthquake-hits-off-the-coast-of-southern-mexico/index.html

Many more fatalities and major economic loss are expected, the U.S. Geologic Survey predicts:  https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us2000ahv0#executive

Meanwhile Mexico’s east coast is awash in heavy rains and strong winds from Hurricane Katia , a category 1 hurricane off Veracruz.  A hurricane warning is in effect for Cabo Rojo to Laguna Verde.

READER’S EDITORIAL: CONGRESS SHOULDN’T LET FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM EXPIRE

 

By Sarah Heck, 2017 Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors President

Photo by Miriam Raftery:  Flooded apartment in San Diego’s City Heights after a storm drain backed up

September 7, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- Unless Congress takes action, the government’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will expire on Sept. 30. While NFIP isn’t a household name, it’s often the only flood insurance available in a given market. That’s important, because if a property is in a 100-year floodplain, lenders will typically require flood insurance as part of the mortgage approval process.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES AVOID SWEEP AND GET SHUTOUT OF CARDINALS

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers sealed the win for the Padres with a two-run home run in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 7, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres needed to step up to the plate (literally) tonight if they wanted any chance of avoiding a sweep by the Cardinals.  Lance Lynn started tonight for St. Louis against Clayton Richard.

HURRICANE IRMA DEVASTATES CARRIBEAN ISLES: DANGEROUS STORM HEADS FOR FLORIDA

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos:  Hurricane damage in the Caribbean, courtesy of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States

September 7, 2017 (San Diego) – The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has issued a report on devastating wrought by Hurricane Irma, a powerful category 5 hurricane that smashed into multiple Caribbean islands and is now on track to hit Florida this weekend. Evacuations are ordered in every Florida county.  The storm could also veer north after Florida toward Georgia and the Carolinas.

BRUSH FIRE BURNING IN POTRERO

 

Update 5:02 p.m. - Forward spread has been stopped. Fire is still zero percent contained at 20 acres. Firefighting aircraft are on scene.

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

September 7, 2017 (Potrero)  4:52 p.m. -- A brush fire burning in Potrero, one mile west of the Tecate Port of Entry, is now 20 acres and zero percent contained, however forward spread has been stopped.

Cal Fire has named the blaze, which began within the hour,the #BorderFire9.

LA MESA HISTORIC HOME TOUR NOV. 4 SHOWCASES RESIDENCES FROM MEDITERRANEAN TO MODERN

 

East County News Service

September 7, 2017 (La Mesa) - La Mesa Historical Society presents its 12th Annual Home Tour on Saturday November 4th, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The La Mesa Historical Society is proud to showcase six amazing homes in the rural suburban neighborhood of La Mesa Highlands.

JAMUL INDIAN VILLAGE PRESENTS $2.6 MILLION TO COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY

 

By Jonathan Goetz

September 7, 2017 (Jamul) - Members of the Jamul Indian Village tribal government presented $2,677,500 to the San Diego County Fire Authority Tuesday at the fire station across the street from Hollywood Casino Jamul-San Diego. This is on top of a recent $1.1 million contribution toward road and traffic improvements.

CAR DAMAGES NAIL SALON IN LEMON GROVE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: ECM news partner 10 News

September 6, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – A 77-year-old San Diego woman parking her vehicle in Lemon Grove inexplicably drove through a window at a Nail salon, coming to rest 40 feet inside.

The vehicle struck a reception desk, partially pinning an employee against a wall.  The employee complained of arm pain and said she would seek medical attention. The driver complained of pain and was tended to by paramedics, who transported her to a hospital for evaluation.

ECM PADRES REPORT: CARDINALS SOAR OVER PADRES IN GAME THREE

 

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Photo:  Yangervis Solarte gave the Padres a lead in the fourth with a homer, but Stephen Piscotty's two-run homer in the seventh erased the Padres' lead.  Via @Padres on Twitter

September 6, 2017 (San Diego) - Jose Martinez made the Padres his personal whipping boys last night and guess what? He’s in the lineup again tonight!  Hopefully the Padres know how to deal with him now.  Jack Flaherty started game three for the Cardinals against Dinelson Lamet.

SYCUAN TRIBE DONATES $25,000 TO JJ WATT'S HOUSTON FLOOD RELIEF FUND

 

Source: Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation

September 6, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has donated $25,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The donation will go directly to JJ Watt’s Houston Flood Relief Fund, which has generated over $28 million in donations.

SDG&E LAUNCHES ELECTRIC VEHICLE INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM FOR K-12 TEACHERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

 

SDG&E discount, combined with state & federal incentives, makes EVs more affordable for teachers, firefighters, police officers, Sheriff’s deputies, lifeguards and EMTs



Source:  SDG&E

September 6, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced a new giving initiative today to provide instant rebates to K-12 teachers and first responders (police, fire, Sheriff’s deputies, lifeguards and emergency medical technicians) for the purchase or lease of a new electric vehicle (EV). Under the Champions for Clean Air: SDG&E EV Rebate Program, those professionals who live and work in communities served by SDG&E in San Diego and southern Orange counties are eligible for $1,000 discounts.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

September 6, 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:

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

LOCAL, NATIONAL REACTIONS TO TRUMP’S REPEAL OF DACA

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 6, 2017 (San Diego) -- After the Trump administration announced repeal of DACA,  the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across the nation to rally in support of protecting the dreamers, young people brought to the U.S. as children by undocumented parents.  Those young people now face deportation under President Trump’s executive order, unless Congress takes action within six months to protect them.

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