AZTECS WIN MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 5-3 WIN OVER FRESNO STATE

A MEMORIAL DAY TO REMEMBER

SANGRIA CONTEST: SAVORING THE START OF A “SUMMER OF WINE” IN RAMONA

BLM BANS TARGET SHOOTING ON PUBLIC LANDS REGION-WIDE

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: PALEONTOLOGIST TOM DEMÉRÉ SHARES NEW INSIGHTS INTO EARLY HUMAN ACTIVITY SIGNS AT LOCAL MASTADON DISCOVERY SITE

STEELE CANYON STUDENT ARRESTED FOR SOCIAL MEDIA THREAT

EL CAJON CRISIS HOUSE TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE FOR HOMELESS CITIZENS ON JUNE 2 AT ROCK CHURCH

EL CAJON APPROVES REDISTRICTING MAP; COUNCILMAN KALASHO THREATENS LAWSUIT

HUNTER SUGGESTS ASSAULTING A REPORTER COULD BE JUSTIFIABLE IF REPORTER ‘DESERVED IT’

HOT, HOT, HOT! MARDI GRAS CAFE AND MARKET IN SPRING VALLEY

REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE PLAN WOULD LOWER DEFICIT BUT AT HIGH COST: 23 MILLION LOSING HEALTHCARE, AND SOME SENIORS WOULD PAY 850% MORE FOR PREMIUMS

GATE FIRE RENEWS CALLS FOR BAN ON SHOOTING ON BLM LANDS IN DULZURA AREA

COURT FILING SHOWS FBI HAS ACTIVE INVESTIGATION PERTAINING TO TRUMP’S CALL FOR RUSSIAN HACKING AND ESPIONAGE

 

Source:  Operation 45; Documents & Graphic Excerpts Available HERE

Photo: Kremlin in Moscow

East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (Washington D.C.) -- President Trump’s May 9, 2017 letter firing now-former FBI Director James Comey in part reads, “I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation[.]” 

SUSPECT SHOT DEAD BY OFFICER, 3 INJURED AFTER PURSUIT IN LAKESIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy of ECM news partner 10 News

May 11, 2017 (Lakeside) – Two deputies fired shots at a fleeing suspect yesterday at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and Ketuull Uunyaa Way on the Barona reservation in Lakeside, killing the suspect driver at the scene and injuring two people in another vehicle as well as a deputy, according to Lieutenant Greg Rylaarsdam at the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

DESCANSO WOMAN, 22, KILLED IN ROLLOVER CRASH IN CARLSBAD

 

East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (Descanso) – Mireyaa Hernandez, 22, of Descanso died May 7th in a rollover crash in Carlsbad at 1:31 a.m.  According to the Medical Examiner’s report, she was the passenger in the back seat of a double-cab pickup truck that lost control in a curve on the ramp from northbound I-5 to eastbound 78.

DEATH OF SAILOR/MOM FOUND IN BURNING VEHICLE IN SANTEE RULED SUICIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Facebook

May 11, 2017 (Santee) — Santee resident Andrea Daves, 33, seemed to have everything to live for.  A married Navy sailor with children ages 2 and 3, she was on maternity leave when her body was found in a burning vehicle on Mast Boulevard in Santee back in February.   But now her death has been determined to be a suicide; cause of death was thermal burns, according to a press release issued by Lt. Kenneth Nelson with the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit.

 

 

 

IN HONOR OF MOTHER’S DAY, MOMS FROM ACROSS NATION SHARE EXPERIENCES OF “DRUG WAR DAMAGE”

 

East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (Spring Valley) -- Mothers across the country are telling their personal stories of drug war damage with stories, articles and interviews in honor of Mother’s Day. By sharing these powerful stories of losing loved ones to drug-prohibition-related violence, incarceration, overdose and addiction, they are bringing focus to what they believe is a need to reform our nation’s drug policies.  The effort is being led by Gretchen Burns Bergman of San Diego, whose two sons have struggled with addiction.

SENATOR ANDERSON GETS AN “F” FROM COURAGE CAMPAIGN

 

East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – State Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) has earned an “F” grade from Courage Campaign on its “People’s Report Card”  The “courage score” rating measures  how well  legislators “stand up for constituents over corporations or special interest groups that seek to exploit Californians, particularly the poor, disadvantaged, and communities of color,” according  to the website.  Anderson received a zero – the worst possible score.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

May 11, 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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LA MESA SALUTES “OLD GLORY” WITH FLAG DAY PARADE JUNE 2

 

East County News Service

May 11, 2017 (La Mesa) – The City of La Mesa invites you to wear your red, white and blue to salute “Old Glory” at the 20th annual La Mesa Flag Day Parade on Saturday, June 3rd. The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. through the La Mesa Downtown Village, led by the United States 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

 

May 11, 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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JACUMBA HIKERS AND WALKERS HEAD TO A GARNET MINE AND WATERFALL MAY 13

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 11, 2017 (Jacumba Hot Springs) — The Jacumba Hikers and Walkers will hit the trail this Saturday, May 13th  on a five-mile hike to visit an inactive garnet mine. Hikers will encounter a waterfall, exhilarating views and othr hidden treasures of the high desert area.  “Bring your rock picks and safety glasses to do a little mining, or just enjoy your lunch on a scenic hilltop at the mine,”  the invitation reads.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

May 11, 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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HELP AVAILABLE TO EAT HEALTHIER: COUNTY EXPANDS CAL-FRESH AWARENESS EVENTS IN EAST COUNTY

 

Update: The County has provided a list of additional locations for CalFresh eents in East County.

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  seagull-bt/Pixabay

May 10, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- The desire to eat healthier often comes with an all too familiar roadblock: staying within the family food budget while grocery shopping. There is help for families and individuals to supplement their food budget through CalFresh, a supplemental nutrition program for families and individuals that meet income guidelines.   CalFresh is designed to reduce food insecurity and increase food budgets, improving participant’s access to fresh and healthy food.

MOUNTAIN MAN LIVING HISTORICAL ENCAMPMENT: MAY 12-14 AND MAY 19-20 AT LAKE MORENA VILLAGE

 

By Carl Costantinto

Photos by Carl Constantino and Debbie Parker

May 3, 2017 (Lake Morena) -- Step back in time at the 24th Annual Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous. Meet colorful characters from the French and Indian War, thru to the North American Fur Trade era, circa 1750 - 1840.

See mountain men and women in period attire living in tipis and period tent encampments.  Watch demonstrations of the everyday skills of the era, such as starting a fire with flint & steel, how to load & shoot a flintlock rifle, throw a knife & tomahawk, and shoot a primitive longbow.  There is a blacksmith shop where you can watch and learn about the important work of the 1800’s blacksmith.  Or just relax and listen to period music being played under the shady oaks.  Bring your camera and come enjoy a trip back in time.

CAL FIRE TO CONDUCT PRESCRIBED BURN IN THE JAMUL AREA

 

Source:  Cal Fire

May 10, 2017 (Jamul) - CAL FIRE and San Diego County Fire, in cooperation with California Department of Fish & Wildlife, will be conducting a habitat restoration prescribed burn approximately 4 miles southeast of Jamul within the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve. Burning of standing vegetation will occur on approximately 70 acres as part of CALFIRE’s Vegetation Management Program (VMP). Ignition will occur at approximately 8:00 AM on May 11, 2017 and smoke may be visible throughout the County.

HERE’S THE DOPE: DEA PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY BRINGS IN 5.5 TONS OF DRUGS LOCALLY

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) --  he final tally is in from the 13th National Prescription Take-Back Day this past Saturday, April 29, 2017.  DEA and its partners took back prescription drugs at 40 locations in San Diego County and four locations in Imperial County.   Over the course of four hours, 10,914 pounds or almost 5.5 tons of drugs were turned into the locations in both counties.  San Diego Citizens turned in 10,443 pounds and Imperial County citizens turned in 471 pounds of prescription drugs.

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL NURSE JOINS CONSTRUCTION MONITORING CITIZENS COMMITTEE

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2017 (La Mesa) - The volunteer citizens group monitoring the spending of millions of dollars in public funds for new and improved patient care facilities at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa has a new member. Lindsey Ryan, the hospital’s Manager of Nursing Education and Professional Development, has joined the Independent Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (ICBOC).

TIM SHELTON NAMED SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL ASSISTANT COACH

 

Former director of player development elevated to assistant coach

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Tim Shelton, a long-time member of the San Diego State men’s basketball program, has been named an assistant coach on head coach Brian Dutcher’s staff. The 2017-18 campaign will mark Shelton’s 11th on Montezuma Mesa.

POLITICS: A BIT OF REVISIONIST HISTORY

 

POLITICS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE – Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama, by Wilmer J. Leon, III, Ph.D. (AuthorHouse, Bloomington, Indiana, 2016, 332 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - Wilmer J. Leon, III, PhD., has written a provocative and well researched book on politics and race relations; Politics: Another Perspective – Commentary and Analysis on Race, War, Ethics and the American Political Landscape in the Age of Obama. When I read Dr. Leon’s book it is like “preaching to the choir”, particularly his take on the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright in my hometown of Chicago. I am well aware of Dr. Wright’s place in history, and especially as it regards the ascension of Barack Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Former President Barack Obama was actually a member of Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright’s church at one time prior to becoming president, as well as Oprah Winfrey.

TELEMUNDO SAN DIEGO LAUNCHES JULY 1 ON LOCAL CHANNEL 20

 

Special program, “Telemundo 20, tu nuevo noticiero” airs on July 1 ahead of station’s first-ever live, local newscasts that debut on Monday, July 3 at 5 PM 

Station’s website and mobile app launch on June 1 

East County News Service

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The Telemundo Station Group today announced that Telemundo 20 San Diego will officially launch on Saturday, July 1 with a special 30-minute program, “Telemundo 20, tu nuevo noticiero” (“Telemundo 20, your new newscast”) at 6 PM (PT) that will feature interviews with the station’s news anchors and reporters and give local audiences a behind-the-scenes look at launch-day preparations in advance of the news team’s on-air debut on Monday, July 3. Telemundo 20 will air its first-ever weekday local newscasts, "Noticiero Telemundo 20" at 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM (PT) on July 3. Telemundo 20 will provide audiences in the San Diego and Baja California area in Mexico the local news, weather and sports information they need to stay informed across all platforms as well as Telemundo network entertainment programming they enjoy. 

LABOR COUNCIL SPLITS UP; OUSTED LEADER FORMS NEW WORKING FAMILIES GROUP

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  UFCW Local 135 on Twitter

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) — The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council is breaking up.  Eight unions announced last week that they will withdraw from the region’s most powerful labor organization.  The action came a day after the AFL-CIO’s national office took over control of the group and dismissed president Mickey Kasparian, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Kasparian was facing lawsuits alleging sexual harassment and discrimination, but has denied guilt.

TRUMP FIRES FBI DIRECTOR AMID INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN TIES, PROMPTING ACCUSATIONS OF COVERUP

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Comey official FBI portrait

May 10, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – President Donald Trump has fired the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director over the weekend, stating that he has “lost confidence” in James Comey.   Comey was scheduled to testify this Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FBI investigation into Russia’s hacking of the U.S. presidential election.

WOMAN WITH TODDLER WANTED FOR ID THEFT IN SANTEE

 

Source: San Diego Sheriff

May 9, 2017 (Santee) -- Investigators with the Santee Sheriff's Station want your help in identifying and locating an identity theft suspect in the East County.



On April 1st, a woman used a stolen credit card number to buy groceries at a Walmart store. She used the Walmart phone app to place the order and picked up the items at the Walmart store located along Town Center Parkway in Santee.

ATTORNEY RETIRING AFTER 37 YEARS REPRESENTING EAST COUNTY COLLEGE DISTRICT

 

Source:  Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

May 9, 2017 (El Cajon) - Tim Garfield has seen it all in his 37 years as attorney for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. Dealing with issues ranging from student discipline to an endangered species that caused a massive construction delay, Garfield has quietly handled the East County college district’s legal issues based on a deep knowledge of education law and human nature.

SAN DIEGO-BASED YOUTH CONFERENCE, FUTURE QUEST, CELEBRATES ITS 20TH YEAR

 

East County News Service

May 9, 2017 (El Cajon) -- Future Quest Youth Conference, which exists to ignite and equip youth ministries from all over southern California, will be held June 28-30, 2017. This year’s theme is LEGACY, in honor and celebration of Future Quest’s twentieth year.

LOVERBOY MAY 12-13 AT SYCUAN: LEAD SINGER MIKE RENO TELLS ECM HE ROCKS HARD, LOVES HARD

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

May 9, 2017 (El Cajon) -- It’s going to be hard to stay still in those Sycuan Casino concert seats with the hit band Loverboy pumping out the bass, the vocals, and the memories at their concerts this weekend!  “Turn Me Loose” or turn you loose, with flickering lights and almost karaoke night for all those who know every word of their songs.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MAY 11 - JUNE 18

 

East County News Service

May 9, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes Mother’s Day brunch, tea and dinners as well as a butterfly festival, classic car events, the Manzanita Rendezvous with mountain men and more.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including the Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Contest, America on Main Street, Explore Mission Trails Day, Fly Day at Gillespie Field, Night Fishing at Santee Lakes, the launch of Santee’s Summer Concert series, and a Father’s Day brunch with Cowboy Jack.

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

JUSTIN HUTSON ELEVATED TO SDSU MEN'S HOOPS ASSOCIATED HEAD COACH

 

Long-time assistant to enter 10th season at SDSU

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 9, 2017 (San Diego) - Justin Hutson has been elevated from SDSU men’s basketball assistant coach to associate head coach, Aztec head coach Brian Dutcher announced. Hutson is entering his 10th season atop Montezuma Mesa.

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