April 2018 Articles

April 2018 Articles

SDSU'S P.J. SAMIERE NAMED MW MEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec senior earns first career weekly conference award

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 12, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s P.J. Samiere (Kailua, Hawaii) was named Mountain West Men’s Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Thursday. With his award, the Aztec senior collectedhis first career weekly conference honor and the team’s first of the year following his stellar performance at the Western Intercollegiate, April 7-8, in Santa Cruz, Calif.

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT WARNS OF PHONE SCAM

 

Don’t fall for it if someone claiming to work at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department calls you on the phone and tells you to pay up or you’ll go to jail.

The Sheriff’s Department advises you to hang up because it’s a scam. No Sheriff’s employee would ever contact a member of the public by phone to demand payment. The way the con works is criminals tell people they have an outstanding warrant for their arrest — or that they have a summons for them to appear in court for missing jury duty service. The criminal might even use the name of a real Sheriff’s deputy which they can easily find by doing an internet search. Another trick is they might use Caller ID spoofing, which makes it appear that the call is coming from a Sheriff’s facility. Don’t let those details convince you its real.

NEW SDSU STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON SKIN CANCER RISK BEHAVIORS

 

Researchers found people tanned indoors less often after seeing a simulation of how their older selves would look if they continued tanning.

Source: SDSU News Center

April 12, 2018 (San Diego) Ultraviolet (UV) light exposure through indoor and outdoor tanning is the leading environmental risk factor for developing skin cancer. Now, a new San Diego State University study explains how a new technology that shows future aging effects could lead people to engage in less risky tanning behavior.

GIARDINO ADDS CHEESE WHEELS AND COCKTAILS

 

East County News Service

April 11, 2018 (Lemon Grove) -- Giardino Neighborhood Cucina in Lemon Grove has just started serving cocktails and created a new menu to launch them.

A few standouts include the Caprese Bloody Mary garnished with an actual caprese skewer, the Pesto Michelada with beer, clamato juice, pesto and lime, a Limoncello Mojito and an Italian Spritzer with vodka, champagne, fresh strawberry and orange juice.

NEARLY 400 VIOLATIONS AT CALIFORNIA OFFSHORE DRILLING OPERATIONS

 

State Records Reveal Corroded Wellheads, Neglected Platforms, Failed Well Integrity Tests

East County News Service

April 11, 2018 (San Diego) – The Trump administration recently proposed opening up virtually all of California’s coastline to offshore drilling, including waters off San Diego. But companies drilling for oil and gas off the southern coast of California have violated state regulations at least 381 times since 2015, according to state records obtained by the Center for Biological Diversity. 

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT DESERT VIEW TOWER APRIL 21

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – You’re invited to celebrate Earth Day at the Desert View Tower in Jacumba Hot springs on Saturday, April 21st from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

You can participate in a land blessing and Native American drumming with Grammy award-nominated Chief Windwalker, plus enjoy a native plant sale, coil-pottery and basketry demonstrations, face painting, tie-dye clothing, desert hikes, In-Ko-Pah yoga in nature, Reiki energy healing, intuitive tarot and spiritual counseling, palmistry, essential oils, crystals, herbs, jewelry, geodes, books, gifts, a nature photography contest, and organic gardening.

LEARN WHAT FIREFIGHTERS KNOW TO PROTECT YOUR HOME AND COMMUNITY: APRIL 21 IN DESCANSO

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (Descanso) — The Descanso Fire Safe Council invites you to a program on fire operations in the wildland urban interface.  Come learn what firefighters learn to protect your home and your community.

This special program will be held on April 21st from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Descanso Library, 9545 River Drive in Descanso.  Registration is required.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

April 11, 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:

LOCAL

STATE

For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.

GRANT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT NON-PROFITS AND IMPROVE THE ENVIRONMENT

 

East County News Service

Photo: Grid Alternatives, a recent recipient of SDG&E’s Environmental Champions grant



April 11, 2018 (San Diego) – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) kicked off its ninth annual “Environmental Champions” grant program, which supports non-profit organizations and their missions to improve the environment in San Diego and southern Orange counties.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

April 11, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) - East County Magazine's World Watch helps you be an informed citizen on important issues globally and nationally. As part of our commitment to reflect all voices and views, we include links to 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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GIRLS LACROSSE: HIGHLANDERS RIDE OUT TOUGH BATTLE AGAINST SULTANS TO WIN 8-4

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

April 11, 2018 (La Mesa) - ECM Sports is bringing you both Santee schools this week, sports played by both genders and two different sports.  Since we last saw the Lady Highlanders of Helix on the lacrosse field, they’ve improved their record to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in league.  The Sultans of Santana paid them a visit tonight, bringing with them a record that leaves a lot to be desired:  2-9 overall and 1-4 in league.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

GOVERNOR BROWN SENDS NATIONAL GUARD TO BORDER TO STOP SMUGGLERS AND TRAFFICKING—BUT NOT IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT

 

East County News Service

Photo: California National Guard

April 11, 2018 (San Diego)— Governor Jerry Brown has approved a request from President Donald Trump to send National Guard troops to the international border, funded by the federal government to combat “lawlessness,” according to the President’s request.

But in his response to the Trump administration, Brown indicated that the 400 troops sent by California will be utilized not for immigration enforcement, but rather for new staffing will allow the Guard to do what it does best: support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers along the border, the coast and throughout the state,” threats that are priorities for both Democrats and Republicans, including two prior administrations, Brown noted.

LA MESA RESIDENTS ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ON CITY BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

 

Source:  City of La Mesa

April 11, 2018 (La Mesa) - Applications are now being accepted for volunteer positions on the City’s boards and commissions. The deadline for submission of applications is 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 29, 2018, in the City Clerk’s office at La Mesa City Hall, 8130 Allison Avenue. Applications may be obtained at City Hall or from the City of La Mesa website, www.cityoflamesa.us.

LIBERTY CALL DISTILLING IN SPRING VALLEY HOSTS ANNIVERSARY PARTY APRIL 28

 

East County News Service

April 11, 2018 (Spring Valley) -- Liberty Call Distilling marks four years of crafting award-winning rums, whiskey and gin with its 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, April 28. Taking place from 2 to 6 p.m. throughout the distillery in Spring Valley, festivities will include music, food and drink alongside a massive release of new spirits not found anywhere else but the distillery.

BILL TO KEEP SENIORS AND DISABLED RESIDENTS IN THEIR HOMES PASSES COMMITTEE; SB 1130 ADDS MOBILHOMES TO PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAM

 

East County News Service

April 11, 2018 (Sacramento) -- Legislation authored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) that will help keep California senior, blind and disabled residents in their homes if and when they encounter financial difficulties passed from the Senate Governance and Finance Committee earlier today with strong bipartisan support.

WILDLAND FIRE DRILL APRIL 25-27 AT PALA RESERVATION

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (Pala) – If you see smoke emanating from the northeast portion of San Diego County April 25th through 27th, be aware that the annual Wildland Fire Preparedness Exercise will be conducted on the Pala Indian reservation in coordination with San Diego County Fire Chiefs and numerous emergency services agencies from across the County.

FBI RAID ON PRESIDENT’S LAWYER RAISES STAKES IN MUELLER PROBE

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – Prominent Republicans are speaking out to debunk claims made by President Donald Trump after the FBI raided the office and home of Trump’s long-time attorney Donald Cohen this week under orders of the U.S. Attorney’s office.

SPEAKER RYAN TO STEP DOWN AFTER ELECTION

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that he will not seek reelection, the Washington Post reports. 

Some political pundits have speculated that predictions that Democrats may take back control of Congress after the November mid-term elections could have been a factor in Ryan’s decision.

AZTEC FOOTBALL'S ROCKY LONG SIGNS CONTRACT EXTENSION

 

Long agrees to deal to coach San Diego State through the 2022 season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 11, 2018 (San Diego) - Rocky Long, the all-time winningest coach in Mountain West history and the only three-time MW Coach of the Year, has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him as the San Diego State head football coach through the 2022 season, SDSU Director of Athletics John David Wicker announced Wednesday.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS APRIL 13-MAY 30

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 11, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) - This week’s Destination East County includes a Kidz Danz Company production of The Constitution, a Warbirds Expo at Gillespie Field, Sweet Pea Day at Summers Past Farms, the Jamul Hot Rod and Chili Cook-off, Heritage of the Americas Museum’s anniversary celebration, a harp recital at Mission Trails, the Cajon Classic Cruise season opener in El Cajon, and a Lilac Festival in Wynola.

Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including a meteor shower watch, a furry friends hike, an antique and crafts show, San Diego Festival Chorus and Orchestra’s spring concert, Lakeside’s Rodeo and Western Days parade, a Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival, the San Diego Chorus and Orchestra’s spring concert, Renaissance music at Mission Trails, outdoor concerts in El Cajon, and winetasting at Vintage Alpine.

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

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS AGAINST UC IRVINE

 

SDSU sees five-game non-conference win streak snapped

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 10, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team dropped a 10-2 decision at home against UC Irvine. The Aztecs fall to 21-12 on the year, while the Anteaters improve to 18-13 and complete a season sweep in the 2018 series. 

MARCH FOR SCIENCE APRIL 14

 

By Robert Cooper

 

Photo by Navid Nader

 

April 10, 2018 (San Diego) -- On April 14, San Diego’s science supporters will once again join the region’s world-leading scientists in the second annual March For Science! This unique and free event will take place at Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy at 10 AM and is aimed at all audiences. It promises something for anyone who likes science, with educational speakers, a family-friendly science expo, and a march full of creative signs and costumes.

SDSU'S LISA-ANNE BARROW NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

 

Barrow had the second best long jump in school history

Source:  goaztecs.com via Mountain West

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 10, 2018 (San Diego) - Lisa-Anne Barrow was named the Mountain West Field Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday afternoon. Barrow took first in three events and second in another to help the Aztecs win the Mountain West Challenge.

POLICE CHASE OF SUSPECT IN STOLEN CAR ENDS WITH ARREST IN LEMON GROVE

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

April 10, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – A suspect who led police onto a high-speed chase from La Mesa to Lemon Grove was arrested late last night, following a manhunt in which he was located hiding in a family’s garage.

La Mesa Police tried to pull over a reportedly stolen Honda Civic shortly after 11 p.m., but the driver sped off.  He led police on a chase at up to 100 miles per hour with a route that included I-8 west, State Route 125 and eastbound State Route 94, 10 News reports.

PREP BASEBALL: WOLF PACK OVERCOMES BRAVES IN WILD SIX-INNING COMEBACK

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

April 10, 2018 (El Cajon) - ECM Sports couldn’t forget about prep baseball; it’s our reporter’s favorite spring sport to cover and in our first baseball game of 2018, we headed to El Cajon Valley. The Braves sport a decent .500 (4-4) record coming into league play in today’s game against West Hills.  The Pack, on the other hand, need to get things going heading into league as they’re 4-9 to start the season.  Sophomore Joseph Thrailkill took the mound for the Wolf Pack against senior Jesus Favela for the Braves.

SDSU SOFTBALL'S ALEX FORMBY NAMED MW PITCHER OF THE WEEK

 

Formby earns second MW weekly award this year and fourth of career

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 10, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Alex Formby has been named the Mountain West Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. It is the second weekly award by Formby this year and the fourth of her career.

PETITION CIRCULATES TO QUALIFY SANTEE GENERAL PLAN PROTECTION INITIATIVE FOR BALLOT

 

East County News Service

April 9, 2018 (Santee) -- A Notice of Intent to Circulate a Petition for the Santee General Plan Protection Initiative was filed late Friday by Van Collinsworth, Preserve Wild Santee’s Geographer/Director, and by Santee City Councilman Stephen Houlahan. 

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