April 2018 Articles

April 2018 Articles

SPRING GARDEN AND BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL APRIL 28 CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY

 

Source: Cuyamaca College

Photo: The Ornamental Horticulture nursery at the 2017 Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival.

April 6, 2018 (Rancho San Diego) -- Up to 5,000 visitors will converge on the Cuyamaca College campus when the annual Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival returns for its 25th year on Saturday, April 28, as the college, The Water Conservation Garden and the Heritage of the Americas Museum present an array of family-friendly events featuring plant sales, craft vendors, wine tasting and more.

KENWOOD LIQUOR ADDS U-HAUL SERVICE

 

Source: U-Haul

April 6, 2018 (Spring Valley) -- U-Haul Company of California announces that Kenwood Liquor in Spring Valley has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Spring Valley community. Kenwood Liquor at 9612 Dale Ave. Suite 1 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

LAMPLIGHTERS PRESENTS “PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” APRIL 20-MAY 13

 

East County News Service

April 6, 2018 (La Mesa) - Lamplighters Community Theatre ends its historic 80th season with fun for the whole family in a presentation of Peter and the Starcatcher. Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

THREE ARRESTED, DRUGS AND WEAPONS SEIZED IN LAKESIDE RAID

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 5, 2018 (Lakeside) — This morning, deputies from the Lakeside Sheriff’s substation and Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail executed a search warrant as part of a narcotics investigation at 11715 Morena Avenue in Lakeside.  They found a butane honey oil lab used to make concentrated cannabis products, as well as five guns, suspected methamphetamine and cocaine, drug paraphernalia and cash.

NO. 21 SDSU WATER POLO DOWNS NO. 23 CALIFORNIA BAPTIST 3-2

 

 

Aztecs move to 3-1 in the GCC with the victory

Source:  goaztecs.com

Video courtesy goaztecs.com

April 5, 2018 (San Diego) - No. 21 San Diego State withstood a late push by No. 23 California Baptist, but ultimately prevailed, 3-2, Thursday afternoon at Aztec Aquaplex. The win propelled SDSU to 11-13 overall and 3-1 in the Golden Coast, while the Lancers fell to 14-14 (2-2 GCC).

ECM PADRES REPORT: PITCHER'S DUEL ENDS IN PADRES SERIES LOSS

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Joey Lucchesi shone in his second start, striking out seven.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 5, 2018 (San Diego) - Well, looks like one win was too much work for the Padres because they went right back to losing last night.  But they’d try for a series split with the Rockies today with Tyler Anderson on the mound for Colorado against Joey Lucchesi.

SDSU'S SARA KJELLKER TABBED MW WOMEN'S GOLFER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztec freshman collects second career weekly conference award

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 5, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Sara Kjellker (Hollviken, Sweden) was named Mountain West Women’s Golfer of the Week, the league office announced Thursday. The Aztec freshman garnered her second career weekly conference accolade and the team’s third of the year following her effort at the Bruzzy Challenge, April 2-3, in Carrollton, Texas.

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: VOLLEYBALL CINDERELLA STORY HAS YOU CHEERING TO THE END (THE MIRACLE SEASON)

 

By Liz Alper

Photo via Apple Trailers

April 4, 2018 (San Diego) - I’m a sportswriter who doesn’t know anything about volleyball.  Kind of pathetic, I know.  Of course I know how it’s played, but I don’t know the logistics of scoring, etc.  That’s why you won’t see any college or prep volleyball recaps on here.  But as a sports reporter and fan, of course I love a Cinderella sports story.  The Miracle Season was all of that and more.

UNCONFIRMED REPORT OF MAN WITH GUN NEAR GROSSMONT CENTER PROMPTED SEARCH

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: Google Earth

April 4, 2018 (La Mesa) – Yesterday, La Mesa Police sent a community alert out warning motorists to avoid the area of Center Drive and Grossmont Boulevard near Grossmont Center shopping mall and Grossmont Medical Center, due to police “actively searching the area” for a man reportedly sighted openly carrying a gun.

10TH ANNUAL SANTEE STREET FAIR AND CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL MAY 26

 

East County News Service

April 4, 2018 (Santee) -- The Santee Chamber of Commerce invites you to join over 30,000 visitors at the 10th Annual Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, May 26th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway in Santee.  This event features live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides, and breweries from all around San Diego County.

BIRD TALK: PIGEONS AND DOVES

 

By Greg Dunne                

April 4, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- Pigeons are the ultimate urban birds. At our parks, on top of our downtown skyscrapers, even at the beach we see them.

Pigeons and Doves seem to be everywhere in the County—but even though it’s ordinary to see them on a daily basis, there are some extraordinary facts about these birds that may surprise you.

JANA BUTH NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Buth named honoree for second time this season

Source:  goaztecs.com

April 4, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis senior Jana Buth (Kaiserslautern, Germany) has been named Mountain West Player of the Week, the conference office announced Wednesday. This is the second career weekly conference honor for Buth, who also won the award on Jan. 31, 2018 for her perfect singles and doubles records earlier this season.

AS MOSQUITO SEASON NEARS, COUNTY URGES RESIDENTS TO TAKE THESE STEPS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 4, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) - With mosquito season near, County officials want your help to keep everyone safe from illnesses such as West Nile virus and Zika.

At a press conference on Tuesday, County Supervisor Greg Cox urged the public to follow the “prevent, protect, and report” mantra.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL & GLOBAL NEWS

 

April 4, 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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MEDIA WATCH: SINCLAIR STEPS UP PROPAGANDA BROADCASTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 4, 2018 (San Diego) – Free press advocates and some anchors at Sinclair Broadcast Group are raising objections to Orwellian scripts that Sinclair is forcing its news anchors nationwide to read, including scripts denouncing “false news” that “national media outlets are publishing.”

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

April 4, 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

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LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON ADVANCE CARE PLANNING ON APRIL 25TH

 

East County News Service

April 4, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host “It’s All About The Conversation,” a free program on advance care planning (ACP), from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 25. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. Advance RSVP is not necessary. Handouts will be available.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

April 4, 2018 (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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MEDIA WATCH: BATTLING BOTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 4, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) - Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter are taking steps to combat bots, or automated accounts that have been used to spread Russian propaganda, influence U.S. politics, spreading fake news stories as well as inflammatory posts intended to divide Americans on issues such as race relations and gun control.

SANTEE MOVES RELUCTANTLY TO ADOPT DISTRICT ELECTIONS

 

 

 

Today is last day to submit a map for final consideration at next Council meetings

By Mike Allen

 April 4, 2018 (Santee) -- Like it or not, and all five council members absolutely do not, Santee is adopting a system of district elections in advance of this November.

 Starting in late January, the council has been holding public hearings and soliciting comments about how boundary lines dividing the city into four quadrants should be drawn.

SAN DIEGO KINGS GET ON THE BRACKET

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

April 4, 2018 (Austin, Texas) - Warm up your basketball bracket skills because the San Diego Kings basketball team are going to the American Basketball Association’s ABA Elite 8 tournament in Austin, Texas this week. Specifically, their bracket play begins with a game against the DMV Warriors this Thursday, April 5, at 3:00 p.m. PST. The San Diego Kings won the Far West Division Trophy to advance to the Elite 8 tournament.

LA MESA GREEN LIGHTS, LEMON GROVE RED LIGHTS DISPENSARY APPLICATIONS

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo: Angeles Nelson (left) opposed the dispensary in Lemon Grove, while Kathleen Harmon (right) supported it

April 4, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- La Mesa will have its first legal medical marijuana dispensary, after a unanimous vote of approval by the City Council on March 27. An appeal challenging the approval was rejected.

By contrast, the Lemon Grove City Council voted to deny an application for a dispensary due to proximity to a daycare center.  No dispensaries have yet opened in Lemon Grove though at least two have met zoning requirements and are now advancing through the conditional use permit process.

 

Both Councils took the actions recommended by staff in implementing laws established by voter-approved initiatives. At issue in each is the date of completion.

ECM PADRES REPORT: VILLANUEVA HOME RUN HAT TRICK GIVES PADRES THEIR FIRST WIN OF 2018

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Christian Villanueva hit three home runs to give the Padres their first win of the season.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 3, 2018 (San Diego) - 0-4.  That’s the Padres’ record so far.  But they’ll win one.  They have to.  No team is that bad.  We were all holding our collective breaths tonight, however, as Tyson Ross took the mound against Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.

HARRISON PYATT LEADS SDSU BASEBALL TO 5-1 WIN OVER LONG BEACH STATE

 

Pyatt allowed one hit over eight innings pitched

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 3, 2018 (Lake Elsinore) - San Diego State starting pitcher Harrison Pyatt took a no-hitter bid into the eighth inning before surrendering his first and only hit of the game in SDSU baseball's  5-1 victory over Long Beach State at Lake Elsinore Diamond on Tuesday night. SDSU earns its 20th win of the season and improves to 20-9 overall, while LBSU drops to 11-18 on the season.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES SEVENTH AT BRUZZY CHALLENGE

 

 

Aztec freshman Sara Kjellker ties for eighth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Sara Kjellker logged her fourth top-10 placement of the year at the Bruzzy Challenge in Carrollton, Texas.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 3, 2018 (Carrollton, Texas) - The San Diego State women’s golf team was unable to gain ground at the Bruzzy Challenge on Tuesday, finishing in seventh place after posting a collective 25-over-par 313 during the final round at Maridoe Golf Club.

MAX MONTANA TO PURSUE PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL OPPORTUNITIES

 

Forward is on pace to graduate this summer

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 3, 2018 (San Diego) - Junior forward Max Montana, who is on pace to graduate this summer, will leave the program to pursue professional basketball opportunities, San Diego State head coach Brian Dutcher announced today.

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