April 2018 Articles

April 2018 Articles

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW WITH TERESA BURRELL, AUTHOR OF LEGAL THRILLERS, MYSTERIES AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS

 

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By Miriam Raftery

April 24, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- Teresa Burrell, local author of the award-winning Advocate Series, The Tuper Mystery Series, as well as three children’s books, sat down for an interview this week on the East County Magazine Radio Show on KNSJ.  Click the audio link above to listen now. 

Our Bookshelf host, Reina Menasche, spoke with Burrell about her passion for protecting children as well as her love of literary endeavors.  A teacher-turned-attorney, she has dedicated her life to helping children in the classroom and the courtroom. 

Many of her novels are inspired by actual legal cases. She is the author of The Advocate Series of legal thrillers which now contains nine novels. The Advocate’s Felony received the San Diego Best Mystery Award, and six of the books have received the International Readers’ Favorite Award.

Audio: 

Teresa Burrell interview

“GOODBYE, EL CAJON SEARS. IT’S BEEN GOOD TO KNOW YOU.” STORE LIQUIDATION SALE TO START APRIL 27TH

 

By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor

April 23, 2018 (El Cajon) -- An iconic mainstay of El Cajon retail shopping is closing with the sudden announced closing of the Sears store at Parkway Plaza.

The official announcement of the El Cajon store’s closing came earlier this week as part of the latest round of eight store closures by the wounded national retailer that plans to close 166 stores this year.

BOYS LACROSSE: PATRIOTS HAND HILLERS THIRD LOSS, FIRST HOME LOSS OF THE SEASON

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

April 23, 2018 (El Cajon) - Grossmont boys lacrosse, like most other Grossmont sports, is undefeated in league, sporting a perfect 9-0 while remaining almost flawless overall, going 11-2.  Tonight, they faced a school that ECM Sports doesn’t get to cover as much when league play comes around due to league differences, the Patriots of Patrick Henry, who are just as good, sitting at 3-1 in the Eastern League and 9-6 overall.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE POLICE ACADEMY CADET ON TRACK TO BECOME A ROOKIE COP AT AGE 73

 

Source:  Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

April 25, 2018 (El Cajon) - Brian Duncan has wanted to be a cop for as long as he could remember, but for the 73-year-old El Cajon resident, that wish has remained an unrequited dream.

At least until now.

MOTORCYCLIST DIES OF INJURIES AFTER EL CAJON CRASH

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 24, 2018 (El Cajon) – A motorcyclist who rear-ended a Toyota Tacoma last night on I-8 east, just west of El Cajon Boulevard, succumbed to his injuries later in the evening.

The victim, 55, from Oceanside was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle at a reportedly high rate of speed, along with a passenger, when he struck the rear of a Toyota Tacoma around 6:06 p.m. Both the motorcyclist and his passenger, a 30-year-old woman from South Carolina, were ejected onto the freeway lanes with major injuries.

STATE ISSUES GUIDELINES FOR HEALTHY NAIL SALON RECOGNITION PROGRAM

 

Source: Department of Toxic Substances Control

April 23, 2018 (Sacramento) -- The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) this week issued guidelines to help local government agencies in California voluntarily establish and implement a program to make salons healthier for nail care workers, who are exposed to toxic chemicals in some nail care products.

The program must first be adopted by local governments, but thus far, none of the five participating jurisdictions are in San Diego County.  In addition to creating safer working conditions for workers and customers, the program helps consumers identify salons which have met state standards through gold and silver certificates that qualifying salons may display. 

CHIEF’S CORNER: DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ANGER

 

April is National Distracted Driver Awareness Month

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

April 23, 2018 (San Diego) --The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that road rage “involves a criminal act of violence, whereas aggressive driving can range from tailgating to speeding to running red lights.”

FLIGHTS CANCELED ACROSS U.S. DUE TO ENGINE INSPECTIONS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2018 (San Diego) – If you’re traveling by air, be sure to check with the airline before heading to the airport.  The FAA has ordered emergency inspections on 352 airplane engines in the U.S. similar to the engine that exploded in mid-flight last week, killing a passenger aboard a Southwest flight from New York to Dallas. 

MONTE VISTA GREASE REVIEW - THE PLAY YOU LOVE, LOVE, LOVE APRIL 18-28

 

By Kathy Carpenter

April 23, 2018 (Spring Valley) – Realization: most of today's high school students probably haven't see the movie “Grease.” Since the movie is one of my favorites and was popular for so long, I guess I always figure everyone has seen the movie. Then I heard a girl behind me saying she had never seen the movie. Light-bulb moment: not only have these kids not seen the show, they probably really don't know fifties music. The whole show is an alien piece to them.

SANDAG HOSTS MEETING ON FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION IN OUR REGION: APRIL 30 IN EL CAJON

 

 

Source: SANDAG

April 23, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- The San Diego Association of Governments is hosting a series of public meetings to gather ideas from San Diego residents about what they want in the future for the region’s transportation.In East County, the meeting will be held Monday, April 30that 3:30 p.m. at the El Cajon Police Department.

AVOID ALL ROMAINE LETTUCE, CDC ADVISES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2018 (San Diego) - The Centers for Disease Control has broadened its health warning regarding e-coli cases linked to romaine lettuce.  

The federal health agency is now advising consumers to avoid all forms of romaine lettuce, including lettuce heads, chopped romaine and salad mixes that may contain romaine, unless you are certain that the lettuce was not grown in Yuma, Arizona. 

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION DEDICATE HISTORIC MARKER FOR KNOX HOUSE MUSEUM IN EL CAJON

 

Article and photos by Robert Gehr © 2018

April 23, 2018 (El Cajon) -- The Letitia Coxe Shelby Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter in La Mesa held a dedication ceremony for a Knox House Museum historic marker on Saturday at the Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Art Gallery in the heart of downtown El Cajon.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztecs’ Blake Abercrombie (left), Trevor Norby tie for 13th individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (Bremerton, Wash.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in eighth place at the Mountain West Championship on Sunday after firing a collective 9-over-par 297 during the final round at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

SDSU BASEBALL BLANKS FRESNO STATE 7-0 FOR SERIES WIN

 

Aztecs post first shutout of 2018 season behind Jorge Fernandez's six-inning performance

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team clinched a series win over Fresno State on Sunday while posting the first shutout of the 2018 season, defeating the Bulldogs, 7-0, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Sunday afternoon. SDSU improves to 26-14 and 10-7 in the Mountain West to own sole possession of second place in the league, while fifth-place standing Fresno State drops to 23-16 overall and 9-12 in MW play.

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED BY FRESNO STATE 4-2 IN SERIES FINALE

 

Aztecs lose series with the Bulldogs

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  West Hills alum Katie Byrd had two hits in SDSU's 4-2 loss at Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (Fresno) - The San Diego State softball team dropped the series finale at Fresno State by a 4-2 score Sunday afternoon at Margie Wright Diamond in Fresno, Calif. The Aztecs are now 14-28 on the season (5-10 in Mountain West play), while the Bulldogs are 29-16 overall and remain in first play in the league standings at 12-3.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: “SNAKE CHARMER” ON THE JOB

 

ast County News Service

April 22, 2018 (Lakeside) – Lakeside Fire Department’s Engine 26-C “Snake Charmers” are at it again, the department tweeted yesterday.  Firefighter-paramedic Brian Moore shows off an “angry” gopher snake that he caught in Blossom Valley. #Engine26 #GopherSnake #SnakeRemoval

SDSU MEN'S GOLF DROPS TO SEVENTH AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztecs slip six places in the standings after 36 holes

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Trevor Norby is tied for 11th after 36 holes at the MW Championship in Bremerton, Wash.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (Bremerton, Wash.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team tumbled into seventh place at the Mountain West Championship on Saturday after posting a combined 15-over-par 303 during the second round at Gold Mountain Golf Club.

SDSU T&F WRAPS UP BUSY WEEKEND

 

Ashley Henderson wins the 200, takes second in the 100

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (Torrance/Long Beach) - The San Diego State Track & Field team wrapped up a jam-packed weekend Saturday by competing in the Beach Invitational and the Mt. SAC Relays. Ashley Henderson highlighted the day for the Aztecs by winning the 200 and taking second in the 100 meter dash at the Mt. SAC Relays.

SDSU BASEBALL'S NINTH INNING RALLY FALLS SHORT AGAINST FRESNO STATE

 

Aztecs-Bulldogs all-time series enters rubber game tomorrow even at 99-99

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 22, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team fell on Saturday night, 7-4, as the series with Fresno State stands even heading into tomorrow's rubber game. The Aztecs stand at 25-14 with a 9-7 league record -- still good for second place in the Mountain West -- while Fresno State leaps to 23-15 with a 9-11 league record.

AZTECS SOFTBALL FALLS AT FRESNO STATE 5-1

 

 

SDSU unable to overcome early deficit in middle game of the series

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo: Kiera Wright had three hits to lead the Aztecs in a 5-1 loss at Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 21, 2018 (Fresno) - The San Diego State softball team was unable to overcome an early deficit in a 5-1 loss to Fresno State Saturday afternoon at Margie Wright Diamond in Fresno, Calif. The Aztecs (14-27, 5-9 MW) and Bulldogs (28-16, 11-3 MW) have now each won one game in the weekend series.

AZTECS WOMEN’S TENNIS DROPS 4-3 MATCH TO SAN JOSE STATE

 

 

SDSU falls to Spartans in close dual on Senior Day

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 21, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team hosted its final home match of the season Saturday where it was narrowly defeated by San Jose State, 4-3. The Aztecs claimed their 13th doubles point of the season but could not maintain their dominance in singles and dropped the match to the Spartans.

SDSU LACROSSE FALLS AT NO. 20 NOTRE DAME 16-7

 

 

Jill Haight leads Aztecs with three goals, one assist

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Jill Haight led the Aztecs with four points on three goals and one assist on Saturday at No. 20 Notre Dame.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 21, 2018 (South Bend, Ind.) - The San Diego State lacrosse team wrapped up its regular-season schedule on a sour note Saturday, dropping a 16-7 decision to 20th-ranked Notre Dame in a non-conference road game at Arlotta Stadium.

COUNCIL BREWING CO. TAKES OVER FINEST MADE ALES SPOT IN SANTEE

 

By Mike Allen

Photo:  Liz Chism, Curtis Chism and daughter Olivia (8 months).

April 21, 2018 (Santee) -- The shifting tides of San Diego’s still-expanding craft brewing industry claimed another victim recently when Santee’s Finest Made Ales closed, but another growing brewery quickly took over the spot.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES A 3-2 WIN IN SERIES OPENER AGAINST FRESNO STATE

 

Aztecs improve to 9-6 in Mountain West play

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 20, 2018 (San Diego) - Led by 14 strikeouts by the San Diego State pitching staff and a 3-for-4 day from Dean Nevarez, the SDSU baseball team defeated Fresno State, 3-2, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Friday night. The Aztecs improve to 25-13 and move into second place in the Mountain West at 9-6, while Fresno State falls to 22-15 with an 8-11 MW mark. 

SDSU SOFTBALL RUN-RULES LEAGUE-LEADING FRESNO STATE 10-0 IN FIVE INNINGS

 

 

Aztecs hand Bulldogs their first run-rule loss in Mountain West history

Source:  goaztecs.com

Video courtesy goaztecs.com

April 20, 2018 (Fresno) - The San Diego State softball team run-ruled league-leading Fresno State, 10-0, in five innings to take the series opener Friday night at Margie Wright Diamond in Fresno, Calif. It is the first time in Mountain West history that the Bulldogs (27-16, 10-3 MW) were run-ruled in a league game.

GRAND JURY WANTS CITY OF SAN DIEGO TO CONSOLIDATE COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUPS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 20, 2018 (San Diego) – The County Grand Jury has released a report  recommending that the city of San Diego consider consolidating some of  its 43 community planning groups and develop policies to increase diversity in the groups.

NO. 21 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO NO. 12 UCSD 6-5 IN HARPER CUP GAME

 

Aztecs fall in nailbiter in La Jolla

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 20, 2018 (San Diego) - o. 21 San Diego State used a strong defensive effort to claw its way back into the game, but ultimately fell to 12th-ranked UC San Diego, 6-5, in the 17th annual Harper Cup game. SDSU falls to 13-15 overall, while the Tritons move to 21-11.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF TIED FOR FIRST AFTER ROUND ONE AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztecs’ Blake Abercrombie, Trevor Norby tied for fifth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Trevor Norby (left) and Blake Abercrombie are tied for fifth after each shot a 69 in round one of the MW Championship on Friday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 20, 2018 (Bremerton, Wash.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finds itself in a three-way tie for first place along with Colorado State and UNLV after shooting a combined 4-under-par 284 on Friday during the first round of the 2018 Mountain West Championship at Golf Mountain Golf Club.

AZTEC ROWING SINKS UCSD 13-0

 

SDSU claims Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy for a consecutive season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 20, 2018 (Chula Vista) - The San Diego State rowing team claimed the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy Friday morning for a consecutive season, downing UCSD 13-0 in its races on Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center. The Aztecs secured each of the available points with wins in all four events and honored their senior rowers at the race.

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY WILL NOT INCREASE TUITION IN 2018

 

Source: San Diego State University

April 20, 2018 – The California State University (CSU) will not increase tuition for the 2018-19 academic year at any of its campuses, which include San Diego State University and Cal State San Marcos locally.

Chancellor Timothy P. White says he has determined that it is in California’s best interest for the state to provide sufficient funding for the university’s most pressing needs that support student access, achievement and degree completion across the 23-campus system.

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