April 2018 Articles

April 2018 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TIED FOR THIRD AFTER ROUND ONE AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Aztec senior Mila Chaves tied for fifth individually through 18 holes

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Mila Chaves carded a 72 in the opening round of the 2018 MW Championship to finish the day in a tie for fifth.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 16, 2018 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team remains in a tie for third place after the opening round of the 2018 Mountain West Championship after shooting a collective 10-over-par 298 on  Monday at Mission Hills Country Club.

CASEY SCHMITT NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PITCHER OF THE WEEK

 

Freshman right-hander logged two saves in a series win over Cal State Fullerton

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 16, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State freshman right-handed pitcher Casey Schmitt was named Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday afternoon. 

Schmitt becomes the first freshman to win Mountain West Pitcher of the Week since Bubba Derby earned the award on Feb. 18, 2013. Schmitt is the eighth SDSU freshman in league history to earn MW Pitcher of the Week. 

READER’S EDITORIAL: HOW DANCE HELPED ME OVERCOME SM

 

By Jaxie Russell

April 16, 2018 (Eastlake) -- When I was four years old, I was diagnosed with Selective Mutism. It is an anxiety disorder that made me very shy, nervous and not want to speak in front of other people.  It prevented me from enjoying my life and one of the most important things to me; dance!

`BLESSED WITH A DRESS,’ FREE PROM DRESS GIVEAWAY IN EL CAJON, SATURDAY, APRIL 21ST

 

East County News Service

April 16, 2018 (La Mesa) – Foothills Christian Church, 365 West Bradley Ave., El Cajon, will host “Blessed with a Dress,” a free event for young women needing high-quality, fashionable formal wear for school dances and other special occasions. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, girls can visit the church campus and select a free dress, pair of shoes and jewelry for upcoming formal events.

SHOOTING DEATH IN RAMONA: SHERIFF SEEKS WITNESSES TO FIND SUSPECT OR SUSPECTS

 

 

Updated April 17th with identiy of the victim.

By Miriam Raftery

April 16, 2018 (Ramona) – Sheriff’s deputies responding to a 911 call reporting gunshots and screams Sunday night shortly after 8:30 p.m. found a mortally wounded man on the ground in front of a home at 15921 Wood Rock Lane in Ramona, according to Lieutenant Michael Blevins. 

The victim has been identified as 21-year old Ivan Nivinskus.  The county Medical Examiner has ruled the death has been ruled a homicide, caused by multiple gunshot wounds.

SDSU LACROSSE OUTLASTS FRESNO STATE 15-11

 

Aztecs snap four-game losing streak

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Elizabeth Rourke tallied six points on four goals and two assists Sunday at Fresno State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 15, 2018 (Fresno) - San Diego State lacrosse’s Elizabeth Rourke, Harlowe Steele and Kirstie Greenlaw combined for 10 goals on Sunday to lift the Aztecs to a 15-11 triumph over Fresno State in a key Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game at the Bulldogs’ Soccer and Lacrosse Field.

ARRIBA! LEMON GROVE LIONS HOSTS SALSA Y SALSA FIESTA MAY 11

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 15, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – The Lemon Grove Lions Club invites you to enjoy salsa tasting plus salsa dancing, Mexican food, music and prizes at their annual Salsa y Salsa Fiesta. The festivities will be held on Friday, May 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. to benefit service projects including support for the Lemon Grove Little League, Girls On The Run at Lemon Grove Schools,  sponsorships to send kids to camp, and the Lion's International Disaster Fund. 

SDSU BASEBALL CLAIMS SERIES AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON WITH 9-6 WIN

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com and Derrick Tuskan

April 15, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team claimed a non-conference series win against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Titans 9-6 at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU improves to 23-13 on the season while CSF falls to 17-17.

HIGH WIND ADVISORY

 

 

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

Photo: Clouds layered “like pancakes” over East County’s mountains; National Weather Service San DIego

April 15, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind advisory in effect starting at midnight tonight through 5 a.m. Tuesday in our mountains and deserts.

Gusts could reach 65 to 75 miles per hour, with sustained southwest to west winds of 35 to 45 mph. The strongest winds are forecast for Monday afternoon and evening.

SDSU SOFTBALL DROPS RUBBER MATCH TO NEVADA 6-3

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

April 15, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball is even in their series with Nevada this weekend. Today was the rubber match in which they’d try to take the series.  Junior Amanda Geil started for the Wolf Pack against Aztec sophomore Marissa Moreno.

SANTEE ADOPTS DISTRICT ELECTIONS WITH MINTO-MADE MAP

 

By Mike Allen

 View full-size map B adopted by Council here.

 April 14, 2018 (Santee) -- Santee’s ongoing process of shifting from voting for their representatives by all city voters to a system of district elections took another step to reality last week when the council adopted a map made by Mayor John Minto and held the first reading instituting the change.

 Minto offered a map he drew that divides the city into four areas and with a close balance of some 13,000 people in each district. His motion also called for a change in the cycle of elections that results in two council seats being elected every four years starting in 2020. The mayor’s position will remain at large, or selected by all city voters.

 His motion, which was seconded by Councilman Ronn Hall, passed 3-2 with Council members Brian Jones and Rob McNelis opposed. The second reading and adoption of the law and the map is scheduled for April 25.

SDSU ROWING WINS RACES AT LMU WITH UCSD

 

Aztecs finish first in four events vs. Lions, Tritons

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 14, 2018 (Marina Del Rey) - The San Diego State rowing team faced Loyola Marymount and UCSD Saturday morning in Marina del Rey, Calif., where it won each of its races. The Aztecs finished ahead of the Lions and Tritons in the varsity eight race and won its second varsity eight, varsity four and second varsity four races against LMU.

SDSU BASEBALL DROPS GAME TWO TO FULLERTON IN WILD FINISH

 

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April 14, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State baseball is rolling, but they haven’t had the greatest luck in conference play.  Tonight they played game two of a weekend series against CSU Fullerton.  Freshman Tommy Wilson started for Fullerton against junior transfer Garrett Hill.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS NEVADA 4-1 TO EVEN SERIES

 

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Formby ties school record with 12th save of her career

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Marissa Moreno picked up the win in the circle for the Aztecs.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 14, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State scored the first four runs of the game and never looked back in a 4-1 win over Nevada Saturday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The win evened the series between the Aztecs (13-25, 4-7 MW) and the Wolf Pack (18-18, 7-6 MW).

T-NO. 21 SDSU WATER POLO EARNS 6-5 WIN AT SANTA CLARA

 

 

Aztecs finish GCC action with 5-2 record S

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Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 14, 2018 (Santa Clara) - T-No. 21 San Diego State earned a 6-5 win at Santa Clara to close out the Golden Coast regular season on Saturday afternoon in Northern California. The Aztecs improved to 13-14 overall and 5-2 in the GCC, while the Broncos fell to 11-16 (1-6 GCC).

SAN DIEGO SHIP LAUNCHES CRUISE MISSILES IN SYRIA CHEMICAL WEAPONS ATTACK

 

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Navy photo: A Tomahawk cruise missile blasts off from a vertical launch tube on the USS

April 14, 2018 (San Diego) -- A San Diego-based destroyer was among four Navy vessels that fired dozens of cruise missiles early Saturday morning local time in the attack on Syrian chemical weapons sites.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Higgins, which departed San Diego in November, was joined in the action by the Norfolk-based cruiser USS Monterey, destroyer USS Laboon and submarine USS John Warner.

OUR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2018 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE: LISTEN NOW

 

Our January and February 2018 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews,click here  or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our interviews included Congressional candidate Shamus Sayed, Mandi Matti on efforts to help an El Cajon family after a fire, Brad Weber, publisher of La Mesa Magazine, former Supervisor Pam Slater-Price and Mark Jackson on the Save Our San Diego Countryside initiative, and Ramona mystery novelist Joyce Strand. Plus we covered hot issues including homelessness, power outages, immigration, marijuana legalization, actions of local councils, Congressional controversies, new parks in our region, and much more.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our January-February shows:

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T-NO. 21 SDSU WATER POLO EDGED AT NO. 7 PACIFIC 13-10

 

 

Aztecs drop to 4-2 in GCC action 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 14, 2018 (Stockton) - In a battle of the top two teams in the Golden Coast Conference standings, T-No. 21 San Diego State finished on the short end of a 13-10 score at seventh-ranked Pacific Friday night in Stockton. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 12-14 on the year and 4-2 in the GCC, while the Tigers moved to 13-7 (5-0 GCC).

SDSU BASEBALL WINS SERIES OPENER AGAINST CAL STATE FULLERTON 6-3

 

 

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Aztecs tag CSF ace Colton Eastman for three runs in the first inning

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 14, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team defeated Cal State Fullerton, 6-3, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Friday night to snap the Titans' six-game winning streak and improve to 22-12 on the season. CSF falls to 16-16 on the season.

NEVADA OUTLASTS AZTEC SOFTBALL 10-8 IN EIGHT INNINGS

SDSU falls in slugfest by two runs

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo: Shelby Thompson homered, doubled and drove in four runs in the 10-8 loss to Nevada.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 13, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State was unable to contain Nevada’s bats in a 10-8 loss in eight innings in the series opener Friday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs dropped to 12-25 overall and 3-7 in Mountain West play, while the Wolf Pack improved to 18-17 and 7-5.

SDSU LACROSSE FALLS TO NO. 20 USC

 

Aztecs suffer fourth straight loss

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 13, 2018 (Los Angeles) - Despite Harlowe Steele’s fourth hat trick in the last six games, the San Diego State lacrosse team was dealt its fourth straight defeat in a 17-7 setback to No. 20 USC Friday afternoon at McAlister Field.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: OSPREYS AT LAKE MURRAY

 

East County News Service

April 13, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Greg Dunne, our Bird Talk columnist, sent us this photo of an Osprey nest at Lake Murray.  He says he’s taken hundreds of photos of this nest and Ospreys in it over the past ten years.

“It's about 50' up in the air and you pass right under it on the walking path, so you can never see the chicks inside until they are grown,” he adds. “But this last Tuesday I got this little guy.”

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS OVERCOMES NEVADA 4-3

 

SDSU logs first conference win of the season against Wolfpack

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 13, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team hosted conference foe Nevada on Friday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center where they rallied past the Wolfpack, 4-3. The Aztecs dropped the doubles point but found their way to four singles victories to take their first conference win.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS RALLIES PAST NEVADA 4-3

 

Aztecs overcome 2-0 deficit on team scoreboard

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Arnaud Restifo provided the clinching point with a three-set victory at No. 2 singles on Friday at Nevada.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 13, 2018 (Reno) - San Diego State won its second straight dual match Friday afternoon with a dramatic 4-3 triumph over Nevada in a Mountain West clash at McArthur Tennis Center.

LEMON GROVE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANNOUNCES MAY EVENT SERIES

 

Source:  Lemon Grove Historical Society

April 13, 2018 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove Historical Society will host a series of free, entertaining, and informative events in Lemon Grove during May including film night, an author booksigning, a Holocaust survivor, a family business recognition, and Parsonage Museum tours.

RAMONA TEA’D CANDIDATES FORUM APRIL 28

 

 

East County News Service

April 13, 2018 (Ramona) – Conservative candidates will be participating in a candidates forum hosted by Ramona Tea’d on Saturday, April 28 at 11:30 at the Ramona Mainstage, 626 Main Street in Ramona.

Twelve candidates for Sheriff, Judge, State Assembly, State Senate and Congress were invited.  Confirmed participants so far include Judge Gary Kreep, Vicky Rothman, Tom Palzer, Dr. Robert Newman, and Larry Wilske. Other invitees include John Cox, Travis Allen, Rep. Duncan Hunter, Bill Wells, Brian Jones, Judge Herbert Exarhos, and Steven Bailey.

You’re invited to bring your questions and comments. Doors open at 11 a.m.

LA MESA SUMMIT ESTATES TO FEATURE MULTI-GENERATIONAL SUITES

 

 

Update April 20: The Design Review Committee hearing slated for April 23 has been postponed. 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  Jeff Phair, right, shares information with area resident Anthony McIvor, left, at site of planned La Mesa Summit Estates.

April 12, 2018 (La Mesa) – On a hilltop above the Serramar development in La Mesa’s Eastridge area, local builder Jeff Phair hopes to build La Mesa Summit Estates.  The proposal calls for 30 new homes—each with multi-generational suites complete with separate entrances, stacked washer/dryers, and media centers.  They’re designed for families that want space for parents, grandparents or grown children---and the concept came out of extensive meetings with neighbors.

 “All developers don’t wear black hats,” an article in The Phair Company’s newsletter is titled. The company has a policy of “cooperative community based planning” that calls for meeting with neighbors and incorporating their input into designs, where possible, before ever approaching city staff of elected officials.

MARK MARTINEZ RECEIVES CENTER FOR COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS' CHAMPIONS AWARD

 

Martinez honored for proactive leadership with healthy relationships and consent education training

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 12, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State head baseball coach Mark Martinez was honored with Center for Community Solutions' Champions Award, recognizing his efforts in starting Healthy Relationships and Consent Education training with SDSU baseball student-athletes and coaches.

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