September 2018 Articles

September 2018 Articles

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

 

October 24, 2018 (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:

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KENDRICK’S SON FILES POLICE COMPLAINT ALLEGING STALKING BY KALASHO; KALASHO FALSELY ACCUSES KENDRICK OF CAMPAIGN VIOLATION ON NEGATIVE FLYER

By Miriam Raftery

October 9, 2018 (El Cajon)—Jesse Kendrick, son of El Cajon Councilman Gary Kendrick, has filed a police report accusing Councilman Ben Kalasho of twice stalking and harassing him on the campaign trail, including pursuing him some two miles, at times blocking his way.Kalasho is running against Kendrick on the November ballot.

Jesse Kendrick told ECM that on September 28, he was driving a licensed golf cart in Fletcher Hills “distributing flyers warning the citizens of El Cajon of Mr. Kalasho’s gross misconduct in office” when I noticed a black Range Rover driving very closely behind me.” Those flyers were titled `The terrifying truth about Ben Kalasho.’  View call records to police.

EL CAJON POLICE SEEK DRIVER WHO HIT AND SERIOUSLY INJURED CHILD

 

ECM photographer who aided victim gives eyewitness account of accident he calls "heartbreaking," calls for more funds for police to enforce traffic laws

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Suspect vehicle, from surveillance footage

Update October 5, 2018 -- An arrest has been made in this case.  Read details here. 

October 4, 2018 (El Cajon) – A 9-year-old boy on a bicycle was hit and seriously injured this morning while crossing an intersection at Main Street and Sunshine Avenue. Police are seeking a woman described by witnesses as possibly blond and driving a blue hatchback or SUV, possibly a Honda Fit, who fled the scene of the accident.

ECM photographer Robert Gehr was walking home from the post office between 7:30 and 8 a.m. when he saw the boy ride past him, press a button and wait for the green light, then ride across the intersection. He witnessed the vehicle strike the child.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEWS: FOUR CANDIDATES VIE FOR LA MESA CITY COUNCIL

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Dave Myers, Bill Baber, Akilah Weber and Guy McWhirter

 

September 29, 2018 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Councilmembers Bill Baber and Guy McWhirter are running on their records. Their challengers, retired Sheriff’s commander Dave Myers and physician Akilah Weber, are running on the slogan “Elect a cop and a doc.” East County Magazine sat down with all four candidates on our radio show, originally aired on KNSJ. 

Key issues in La Mesa include affordable housing and development vs. community character, downtown revitalization, crime and public safety, public health,  marijuana regulations, the city’s climate action plan, and a potential new library.

You can click the audio links to hear each interview, and scroll down for highlights. Candidates are listed in the order that they scheduled their interviews.

Audio: 

Interview with Dave Myers, La Mesa City Council candidate 2018
Interview with Bill Baber, La Mesa City Councilmember on candidacy 2018
Interview with Dr. Akilah Weber, La Mesa City Council candidate 2018
Interview with Guy McWhirter, La Mesa City Councilmember on candidacy 2018

6TH ANNUAL RAMONA ART AND WINE FESTIVAL NOV. 3

 

 

East County News Service

September 2, 2018 (Ramona) — The sixth annual Ramona Art and Wine Festival will be held Saturday, November 3rd from 11 a.m. to 5 p.,m. at Begent Ranch, 18528 Highland Valley Rd. in Ramona.  Enjoy fine art available for purchase, tastes of hand-crafted local wines, foods from local artisans, bakers and cheese makers, a live auction of hand-painted wine barrels and a food pavilion – all to benefit the Ramona H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project.

PASSAGES: PAUL JACOB, SUPERVISOR JACOB'S HUSBAND, A COMMUNITY LEADER WHO IMPROVED FIRE SAFETY IN JAMUL (1937-2018)

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left: Paul Jacob at YMCA Branding held at his ranch

September 30, 2018 (Jamul) – Paul Ernest Jacob, 80, a Jamul community leader, retired Naval aviator and husband of Supervisor Dianne Jacob, died September 23rd of Parkinson’s disease. Dedicated to improving fire safety for his community, he provided his ranch for use as an emergency shelter and fire operations hub during wildfires.

He was also a founding member of the Jamul Dulzura Community Planning Group and was devoted to the East County YMCA. He helped organize “The Branding,” a fundraising gala held at the Jacob ranch for 14 years, raising over $1.5 million for local Y programs.

Deerhorn Valley Antler editor  Kim Hamilton says Paul Jacob was “beloved” by their neighbors, adding, “He and his wife, Dianne, were the backbone of the community we know and call home today.”

SANTEE CANDIDATE FORUMS SET FOR OCT. 4 AND 9: READ ABOUT THE 7 CANDIDATES RUNNING

 

 

 

East County News Service

October 2, 2018 (Santee) – Santee's Council races have attracted seven candidates for three seats, drawing strong public interest following a heated Council meeting recently over the future of growth and development in the community.  Scroll down for details on two candidate forums, as well as information on all candidates in the race.

Two candidate forums are slated on October 4th and 9th for Santee City Council candidates running in districts 1, 2 and 3:

Thursday, Oct. 4, 6 p.m. at Carlton Oaks Golf Club Crest Room, 9200 Inwood Drive, Santee

Tuesday, October 9, 6 p.m. at Pride Academy School, 9303 Prospect Dr., Santee

EAST COUNTY EDC HOSTS LARGEST MANUFACTURING EXPO IN SAN DIEGO

 

East County Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation of Manufacturers

Source:  East County Economic Development Council

 

September 30, 2018 (El Cajon) -- San Diego’s East County is kicking off Manufacturing Week by hosting the largest Manufacturing Expo in the County on Tuesday, October 2 at Allen Airways Flying Museum (2020 N. Marshall Ave.) in El Cajon from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Expo brings together over 30 manufacturers ranging from the industrial and aerospace realm to candy and wine makers from throughout San Diego! The event is part of Manufacturing Day, a nation-wide effort to celebrate and showcase modern manufacturing and meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and skilled-workforce.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS: SANDER GJOELS-ANDERSEN ELIMINATED AT ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Aztec senior falls in round of 32 match on Sunday

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 30, 2018 (Tulsa) - San Diego State men’s tennis player Sander Gjoels-Andersen (Klampenborg, Denmark) had his spirited run halted Sunday in the pre-qualifying bracket of the 2018 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships after splitting two matches at Michael D. Case Tennis Center.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS WRAPS SDSU FALL CLASSIC I

 

Aztecs finish off first tournament with six wins on Sunday

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 30, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis wrapped up the final day of its Fall Classic I, finishing the weekend with wins in two doubles matches and four singles events.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER FALLS AT FRESNO STATE ON LATE GOAL

 

Aztecs split road trip after loss to Bulldogs

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 30, 2018 (Fresno) - San Diego State allowed a goal in the 87th minute and ultimately dropped a Mountain West road game to Fresno State, 2-1, Sunday afternoon at Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium. The Aztecs return home with a split of their road trip and fall to 4-7-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the MW.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER: AZTECS TOPPLED AT CAL 1-0

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 30, 2018 (Berkeley) - The Aztecs men’s soccer team (4-4-1, 0-2-0) fell at California 1-0 Sunday afternoon, suffering their second consecutive shutout to begin Pac-12 play. The Golden Bears’ Shinya Kadona scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL SNAPS SKID WITH THRILLING FIVE-SET WIN OVER WYOMING

 

Ashlynn Dunbar posts career night to snap 13-match losing streak

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 30, 2018 (San Diego) - Behind a banner night from junior Ashlynn Dunbar, the San Diego State volleyball snapped a 13-match losing streak in a thrilling five-set (25-20, 20-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-13) win over Wyoming at Peterson Gym on Saturday night. SDSU earns its first Mountain West win of the season, improving to 2-14 (1-3 MW), while the Cowgirls fall to 10-6 (2-2 MW).

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS' SANDER GJOELS-ANDERSEN WINS TWICE AT ITA ALL-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Aztec senior to compete in pre-qualifying round of 64 on Sunday

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 30, 2018 (Tulsa) - San Diego State’s Sander Gjoels-Andersen (Klampenborg, Denmark) won a pair of matches on Saturday to lead the Aztec men’s tennis team during the first two rounds of the pre-qualifying bracket at the 2018 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships.

THIRD MENINGOCOCCAL CASE AT SDSU, COUNTY DECLARES OUTBREAK

 

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

Photo:  Neisseria Meningitidis via Photomic

September 29, 2018 (San Diego) - For the second time this semester, a San Diego State University undergraduate student has been hospitalized with serogroup B meningococcal disease, prompting the San Diego County public health officer to determine an outbreak on campus, the County Health and Human Services Agency announced today.

FULL HOUSE FOR EAST COUNTY DINING CLUB AT FOURPENNY HOUSE

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 29, 2018 (La Mesa) – Our East County Dining Club filled up Fourpenny House in La Mesa Wednesday night for a sold-out event.  Guests savored dishes ranging from Scottish mussels to Yorkshire wraps, also enjoying a demonstration of the Scottish pipes by proprietary Peter Soutowood. 

DAY TWO COMPLETES FOR SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS AT SDSU FALL CLASSIC I

 

Aztecs take seven wins on Saturday

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 29, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis finished the second day of its annual SDSU Fall Classic I, claiming two doubles victories and five singles wins on Saturday.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES SIXTH AT WILLIAM H. TUCKER INTERCOLLEGIATE

 

Aztec freshman Joey Moore ties for 19th individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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September 29, 2018 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State men’s golf team completed its second tournament of fall campaign with a sixth-place finish on Saturday at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate after posting a combined 2-over-par 290 during the final round at UNM Championship South Course.

SDSU CROSS COUNTRY: AZTECS TAKE 11TH AT CAPITAL CROSS CHALLENGE

 

Carlene Masar was the Aztecs' top finisher

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 29, 2018 (Sacramento) - The San Diego State cross country team finished in 11th place (out of 26 teams) at the Capital Cross Challenge 6k Saturday morning. The Aztecs finished in seventh among 14 DI schools.

HURRICANE ROSA TO BRING RAIN STARTING SUNDAY: BEACH HAZARDS STARTING SATURDAY AND FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 29, 2018 (San Diego) – Remnants of Hurricane Rosa in the Pacific will bring rain to our region late Sunday, particularly in the mountain and desert areas.  A beach hazard warning is in effect Saturday evening through Monday night due to rip tides and waves up to seven feet.  A flash flood warning Monday morning through Tuesday night is in effect for many desert areas in California including Ocotillo and other Imperial County areas as well as Arizona deserts.

PHOTOS OF THE MONTH: SANTA YSABEL MISSION’S BICENTENNIAL

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

September 29, 2018 (Santa Ysabel) – Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego presided over a mass on September 16, 2018, commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the Santa Ysabel Asistencia. The ceremony was held at the outdoor site of the historical Santa Ysabel Indian Mission,  recently discovered through excavation work.

Parishioners gathered for the outdoor religious ceremony, with music provided by St. Stephen’s, Valley Center.

After the service, the Bishop gave an episcopcal blessing to the restored “Our Lady of Visitation” shrine, at “Ellykwanan” (the Native American name for the Santa Ysabel area) honoring Mary, mother of Christ.

SDSU WOMEN'S SOCCER: MOOREHEAD SCORES WINNER IN 1-0 VICTORY AT SAN JOSE STATE

 

Senior scores in 89th minute

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 29, 2018 (San Jose) - San Diego State freshman Taylor Moorehead scored the game-winning goal in the 89th minute to lift the Aztecs to a 1-0 road win at San Jose State. SDSU improves to 4-6-1 overall (2-0-1 Mountain West), while the Spartans fall to 3-5-2 and 2-1 in league action.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN SEVENTH AFTER DAY ONE IN NEW MEXICO

 

Aztec freshman Youssef Guezzale shoots second-round 66

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 29, 2018 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finds itself in seventh place at the William H. Tucker Intercollegiate after carding a 1-over-par 577 on Friday during the first two rounds at UNM Championship South Course.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYS DAY ONE OF FALL CLASSIC I

 

Aztecs capture five wins in Friday’s matches

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

September 28, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis hosted the first round of the SDSU Fall Classic I on Friday, capturing one doubles victory and four singles wins throughout the day.

TOBY THE T-REX HAS NEW HILLTOP HOME IN LA MESA

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photos provided by Jeff Phair

September 28, 2018 (La Mesa) – Last week,  San Diego Union-Tribune writer Karen Pearlman posted a photo of a Tyrannosaurus Rex metal sculpture that mysteriously appeared in La Mesa at the future site of the La Mesa Summit Estates, raising the question of why the giant dinosaur statue had suddenly shown up in the Jewel of the Hills, as La Mesa is known.

EXPLORE MORE AT RAMONA GRASSLANDS

 

 

Source: County News Service

September 28, 2018 (Ramona) -- The County has opened a stretch of trail in another section of Ramona Grasslands County Preserve. The Old Survey Road 97 Trail has been closed to the public due to many sensitive species including golden eagles that live and forage in the preserve. Now, the trail is available on a trial basis - to a limited number of people who pass a seasonal permit test - from 8 a.m. until sunset on Saturdays and Sundays now through Nov. 15. To visit, you must watch a quick video and take a short survey, confirming you understand the “dos” and “don’ts” of this unique wildlife habitat.  

NEW DUNCAN HUNTER AD: DEMOCRATIC FOE IS ‘SECURITY RISK’ TIED TO MUSLIM TERRORISTS

 

 

Video attacking Campa-Najjar, a Christian, is denounced as false “hate-mongering”

By Ken Stone

Reprinted from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo: Screen shot from Duncan Hunter campaign ad suggests that Ammar Campa-Najjar’s father said “They deserved to die,” referring to Israelis killed in 1972 Olympic attack. Image via YouTube.com

September 28, 2018 (San Diego) - A new 30-second commercial, appearing on Rep. Duncan Hunter’s YouTube channel and shared via Twitter, depicts his Democratic opponent as a security risk bankrolled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

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