April 2019 Articles

April 2019 Articles

POWAY RABBI MAYOR GOLDSTEIN AND EL CAJON MAYOR BILL WELLS JOIN PRESIDENT TRUMP AT NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

President forcefully denounces violent attacks at churches, synagogues and mosques

By Miriam Raftery

 

May 4, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – The National Day of Prayer service hosted by President Donald Trump at the White House rose garden on May 2nd included two local VIPs: Rabbi Ysroel Goldstein of Poway and El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells.

BETO O’ROURKE HANDLES FASTBALLS AND ONE CURVEBALL IN SAN DIEGO TOWN HALL

 

 

By Ken Stone

Photo by Chris Stone

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association 

Photo courtesy Ken Stone, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

May 1, 2019 (San Diego) - Beto O’Rourke recalls knocking on 16,000 doors in his first run for Congress in 2012. He’s tackled nearly every issue imaginable.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S HISTORIC PLACES: MOUNT NEBO

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Reprinted with permission from San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network

April 30, 2019 (La Mesa) - Sherman C. Grable, a Methodist from Ohio who evidently knew his Hebrew Scriptures quite well, purchased hundreds of acres of land here in 1906 and decided thereafter to offer to potential settlers a view that the Prophet Moses might envy.

BOARD EXPANDS SOCIAL HOST ORDINANCE TO INCLUDE MARIJUANA

 

 

By Yvette Urrea MoeCounty of San Diego Communications Office

April 30, 2019 (San Diego) - The County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to amend its social host ordinance to add marijuana, so that as with alcoholic beverages, adults providing these substances to minors could be cited or arrested.

MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT AT MISSION TRAILS CHURCH MAY 12

 

 

By Chuck Carter

 

April 30, 2019 (San Diego) -- Second Sunday Community Concerts will present it's fourth concert of the year Sunday, May 12th from 3-4 p.m. at the Mission Trails Church located at 4880 Zion Avenue, just up the hill from the Kaiser Hospital.  All concerts are free.  Donations are collected and all the donated money goes directly to the musicians.

 

AZTECS ROWING: AZTEC VARSITY FOUR, INCLUDING ONE HELIX ALUM, NAMED AAC BOAT OF THE WEEK

 

 

The American recognizes SDSU V4 for gold medal finish at WIRA Championships

 Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 30, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State rowing varsity four, which includes Helix High School graduate Deborah Worthey, has been named American Athletic Conference Boat of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. This is the first weekly conference honor for an Aztec crew this season and just the third time an SDSU boat has been selected since the program joined the conference in 2014.

SUPERVISOR JIM DESMOND TO HOLD REVITALIZATION MEETING IN BORREGO SPRINGS MAY 7

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 30, 2019 (Borrego Springs) – Newly elected County Supervisor Jim Desmond has been holding a series of community revitalization meetings in his district. Now he is starting a Borrego Springs Community Revitalization Committee to bring public resources to Borrego Springs.  This is a community meeting and the public is welcome to attend.  On Tuesday, May 7, the meeting will be held in the community room at the Borrego Springs Library.

CAJON VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD PRESIDENT OTERO FAILS TO DISCLOSE SON OWNS COMPANY THAT GOT $655,000 CONTRACT

Outbid contractor claims irregularities with bid process

By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor

April 30, 2019 (El Cajon) - A $655,000 construction contract for a new modular building at Los Coches Creek Middle School  was awarded on March 26 to the son of Cajon Valley Union School District Board of Trustees President Tamara Otero.  In total, 37 contractors “pulled plans” for the project and eight actually submitted bids.

Prior to the vote Otero was asked by fellow board member Jill Barto, “It looks like….is this your husband’s company?” Hear audio. Otero replied, “No,” and immediately brushed off the question, saying the internet connection to her computer on the dais was disconnected. (Barto says she asked about the family connections but her phrase, “and your family” was masked by Otero’s response.)

Tamara Otero is the mother of Dryw Ortero, the owner of Otero Construction, Inc., State Contractors License #1025227, with offices located on the 8400 block of Magnolia Street in Santee. The young company has been in business less than two years, founded in April 2017.

Audio: 

Cajon Valley 3-26-2019

ALBION SOCCER CLUB LOCKS UP THREE CRUCIAL POINTS OVER LEAGUE-LEADING FC GOLDEN STATE IN 2-1 THRILLER

 

 

Source:  Albion Soccer Club

Photo courtesy asc-sandiego.com

April 29, 2019 (San Diego) - After a three week hiatus from NPSL regular season league play, ASC San Diego was back in action on Saturday on their home pitch at Mission Bay Stadium. The match against FC Golden State was an opportunity for the home side to secure an important 3 points in a highly contested race toward the postseason in the Southwest Conference. ASC San Diego was also seeking redemption after a 3-1 away loss to the Force earlier this season which was magnified by injuries to starting goalkeeper Jean Antoine and defender Khadim Seye.

DRIVER SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS FOR INJURING BOY ON BIKE

 

 

By Miriam Raftery 

April 29, 2019 (El Cajon) - Courtney Webber has been sentenced to three years in prison for hitting a 9-year-old bicyclist in El Cajon on October 5, 2018, then fleeing the scene, Times of San Diego reports.  Webber pled guilty to the crime.

FIGHTING HATE FOR GOOD: A COMMUNITY VIGIL FOR POWAY TONIGHT AT 6:30 P.M.

East County News Service

April 29, 2019 (Poway)  -- In the wake of Saturday’s tragedy at Chabad of Poway, the San Diego Jewish community and its allies will gather at Poway High School (1550 Espola Rd., Poway) tonight at 6:30 p.m. to honor the victims and to stand together against anti-Semitism – and hate of all kinds.

In partnership with Poway Unified School District, the vigil is being convened by the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego County, Jewish Community Foundation, Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Jewish Federation of San Diego County. The  Mayors of Poway and San Diego will speak, along with religious, law enforcement, civil rights and education leaders.

FAMILY OF CHABAD SUSPECT EXPRESSES ‘SHOCK, SHAME AND ANGUISH’

 

 

By Chris Jennewein

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  John T. Earnest via 10 News

April 29, 2019 (Poway) - The family of John T. Earnestthe suspect in the fatal attack on a Poway synagogue, issued a statement Monday expressing “shock,” “grief” and “anguish” while lamenting  their son “is now part of the history of evil.”

L.A. UNIVERSITIES QUARANTINE 1,000 DUE TO MEASLES: COUNTY HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE MAY SPREAD TO SAN DIEGO

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2019 (Los Angeles) — A major outbreak of measles (or rubella) in Los Angeles and other U.S. cities could soon spread to San Diego, health officials warn. Here are fast facts you should know:

 

• 704 measles cases have been diagnosed in 22 states
• Worst outbreak since the disease was eradicated in U.S.in 2000
• 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to measles contract the disease
• Vaccine offers 97% protection
• Those born from 1957-1967 may lack immunity and need booster shot

SDSU LACROSSE CAPTURES SECOND STRAIGHT MPSF CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Senior Harlowe Steele named tournament MVP as Aztecs surge past UC Davis 15-7

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 28, 2019 (Davis) - The San Diego State lacrosse team captured its second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship on Sunday with a 15-7 triumph over UC Davis in the title game at Aggie Stadium.

ERRORS PROVE COSTLY IN SDSU BASEBALL'S 5-1 LOSS AT UNLV

 

 

Aztecs suffer 5-1 loss on Sunday despite surrendering just one earned run

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 28, 2019 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State baseball team fell victim to a pair of run-producing errors in a 5-1 loss at Earl E. Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs fall to 26-19 (11-9 Mountain West) on the year while UNLV captures a series win and improves its record to 25-20 (12-12 MW)

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED AT COLORADO STATE 4-3

 

 

Aztecs fall on walk-off single

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 28, 2019 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The San Diego State softball team lost to No. 25 Colorado State, 4-3, on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning Sunday afternoon at Ram Field in Fort Collins, Colo. The Aztecs (21-24, 8-10 MW) also dropped the series with the Rams (36-8, 17-4 MW).

SDSU WATER POLO: AZTECS FALL TO FRESNO STATE 15-10

 

 

SDSU finishes season at 16-16

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 28, 2019 (Fresno) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team fell to No. 18 Fresno State 15-10 in the third place game at the GCC Championships Sunday afternoon. SDSU finishes the season with a 16-16 record.

AZTEC ROWING CLAIMS TWO GOLDS, ONE BRONZE IN SUNDAY’S FINALS AT WIRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU V8 finishes third, 2V8 and V4 each take first in final events 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 28, 2019 (Gold River, Calif.) - Following Saturday’s first-place finishes in three preliminary races and a gold medal performance in the second varsity four final, the San Diego State rowing team wrapped its weekend on Lake Natoma at the WIRA Championships by earning bronze in the varsity eight final and golds in both the second varsity eight and varsity four.

POWAY SYNAGOGUE VICTIMS SHOWED COURAGE AND HEROISM IN FACE OF COWARDLY ATTACK

By Miriam Raftery

Photos: Lori Kaye, the sole fatality, and injured survivors Rabbi Ysroel Goldstein, Almog Perez, and Noya Dahan

Updated April 29 with information on Iraq War veteran Oscar Stewart, who chased the gunman out of the synagogue

April 28, 2019 (Poway) – When a gunman opened fire on unarmed worshippers and a rabbi inside the Chabad Congregation synagogue on Saturday, his victims displayed remarkable courage—saving many lives.  About 100 people were in the synagogue, but only four were struck, according to Sheriff Bill Gore.

 Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, a founding member of the synagogue, jumped between the gunman and Rabbi Ysroel Goldstein, sacrificing her own life to save the spiritual leader, CNN reports. She had come to say a Kaddish prayer for the dead for her late mother, but now the prayer will be recited in her memory.

Rabbi Goldstein raised his hands and bullets tore through his fingers.  ““I saw a group of children in the banquet hall, including my granddaughter,” he told NBC TV after surgery, “not even knowing that my fingers were blown off, I got the kids and everyone out of the sanctuary safely.”  Outside the sanctuary, despite his bloody wounds, the Rabbi continued to deliver his Passover message and told his congregation, “We are united.”

CONNECTING AT A JEWISH-MUSLIM SEDER

 

 

By Mimi Pollack

Reprinted with permission from San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network.

April 28, 2019 (La Jolla) - Whenever I hear of an organization whose purpose is to build bridges of communication, I want to find out more. I was invited to attend the Sunday Seder of the San Diego chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, an organization of Muslim and Jewish women, which was held at the Lawrence Family JCC. It proved to be a positive experience.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: AZTECS WRAP UP BUSY SATURDAY

 

 

SDSU competed in three meets in three states

April 28, 2019 (Irvine/Tucson/Provo, Utah) - The Aztec track and field team wrapped up a busy Saturday after competing in three meets across three states. Kaitlin Heri, Callista Fletcher and Kaitlin Heri all entered the top ten all-time in their respective events.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF REMAINS IN FOURTH AFTER ROUND TWO AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Aztecs' Puwit Anupansuebsai, Christian Banke tied for eighth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Tucson) - Through 36 holes, the San Diego State men’s golf team still finds itself in fourth place at the 2019 Mountain West Championship after shooting a combined 8-under-par 280 during the second round Saturday at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO FRESNO STATE IN MW CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL 4-2

 

 

Aztecs manage one singles victory after claiming doubles point

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Fresno) - Fourth-seeded San Diego State fell short in its quest for its first conference tournament title since 2005 on Saturday, dropping a 4-2 decision to third-seeded Fresno State in the finals of the 2019 Mountain West Championship at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS 4-0 TO UNLV IN MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Third-seed SDSU goes scoreless in title match to UNLV

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (San Diego) - Third-seeded San Diego State suffered a heartbreaking 4-0 loss to top-seeded UNLV in Saturday’s Mountain West Championship final. The Aztecs fell in two in doubles play, and despite getting close on one singles court, fell scoreless in singles play.

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS SHORT AT UNLV 5-4

 

 

Aztecs see eight-game winning streak vs. UNLV come to a close

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Las Vegas) - A two-out ninth-inning single by Matt Rudick scored a pair of Aztec runs and cut UNLV's lead to just one, but the San Diego State baseball team fell just short at Earl E. Stadium on Saturday night, falling to the Rebels 5-4. SDSU falls to 26-18 (11-8 Mountain West), while the Rebels now stand at 24-20 (11-12 MW). 

AZTECS WATER POLO FALLS TO LMU 10-5 IN GCC SEMIFINALS

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.con

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 27, 2019 (Fresno) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team fell to No. 12 Loyola Marymount 10-5 in the semifinals of the GCC Championships Saturday afternoon at the Fresno State Aquatic Center. The Aztecs held a 2-1 lead early in the second quarter and then saw the Lions score seven unanswered goals, including six in the third quarter. SDSU will play for third place in the GCC Sunday at 12:45 p.m.

CAN’T AFFORD YOUR SDG&E BILL? HERE ARE PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 27, 2019 (San Diego) – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers programs that can provide discounts to low income individuals on certain assistance programs, as well as to people with medical equipment under a doctor’s care.  There are also no-cost energy efficient upgrades available to qualifying individuals.

AZTEC SOFTBALL KNOCKS OFF COLORADO STATE 5-4

 

 

SDSU hands Rams just their eighth loss of the season 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 27, 2019 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The San Diego State softball team knocked off No. 25 Colorado State 5-4 to even its weekend series Saturday afternoon at Ram Field in Fort Collins, Colo. The Aztecs improved to 21-23 with the win and 8-9 in Mountain West play, while the league-leading Rams dropped to 35-8 and 16-4.

SAN DIEGO STATE ROWING FINISHES FIRST IN ALL SATURDAY RACES AT WIRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Aztecs finish first in three prelims, take gold in 2V24 final

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team competed in three preliminary events and one final event in the first day of the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championship on Saturday, claiming the best time in all three prelims and gold in the second varsity four final.

PASSOVER SHOOTINGS AT POWAY SYNAGOGUE: 1 DEAD, 3 INJURED

 

Updated 3:45 p.m. with information from the Sheriff's press conference and comments from Poway Mayor Steve Vaus

By Miriam Raftery

April 27, 2019 (Poway, CA)--An older woman has died and three others were injured in a shooting  today at the Chabad of Poway synagogue, Sheriff Gore confirmed in a news conference this afternoon.  The attack occurred during a Passover celebration.

ECM news partner 10 News reports that  Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, suffered a hand injury. Two men and a 10-year-old girl were also injured with shrapnel wounds; all are in stable condition and expected to recover. 

A white male, 19, from San Diego is in custody after he called authorities to surrender. He used an AR-type assault weapon, according to Sheriff Gore. He was arrested in nearby Rancho San Diego.  No motive has yet been disclosed.

NBC 7 reports that multiple sources confirm the suspect is John T. Earnest, who published a manifesto at 10 a.m. on Reddit threatening to live-stream the shooting in Poway. In a rant filled with racist remarks and Bible quotes, he also claimed credit for arson at an Escondido mosque a month ago. The killer stated that he was inspired by the recent deadly attack on a New Zeland mosque and by shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue last year.

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