April 2019 Articles

April 2019 Articles

MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING BROTHER IN LAKESIDE

By Miriam Raftery

Updated with names of victims

April 27, 2019 (Lakeside) – Felix Joseph Hernandez, 50, is under arrest for killing his brother. George Hernandez, as well as shooting and injuring Elwin Ray Downs, 65. He is charged with murder and assault.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call reporting the shooting yesterday at 4:31 p.m. in a mobile home park at 13460 Highway 8 Business in Lakeside.  Deputies found a 65-year-old man in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his torso. The victim reported another man had been shot inside a residence.

LOCAL TAX FIRM 'STOP MY IRS BILL' SAW TAXPAYERS HURRY TO MEET DEADLINE: FRUSTRATION HIS HARD WITH NEW TAX BILL

 

 

East County News Service

Photo: C.C. by S.A.

April 27, 2019 (La Mesa)  -- As we all know, April 15 is a date that is embedded in the mind of almost every American—tax deadline day. This year, however, a local tax expert at Stop My IRS Bill in Mesa says his firm is seeing more taxpayers hurry to file last-minute extensions, in large part due to the sticker shock of the expected refund they will NOT be receiving.

SDSU LACROSSE DEFEATS FRESNO STATE IN MPSF SEMIFINAL 18-15

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Davis) - Seniors Harlowe Steele and Kirstie Greenlaw tied their career highs with five goals apiece to lead the San Diego State lacrosse team to an 18-15 triumph over Fresno State in the semifinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships Friday night inside Aggie Stadium.

SDSU BASEBALL HITS FIVE HOME RUNS IN 11-4 WIN AT UNLV

 

 

Aztecs record first five-homer game since 2015

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 27, 2019 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State baseball team used five home runs in an 11-4 win at UNLV on Friday night at Earl E. Stadium. The Aztecs improve to 26-17 (11-7 Mountain West) while the Rebels drop to 23-20 (10-12 MW). 

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

 

 

Aztecs' Puwit Anupansuebsai, Christian Banke tie for third individually 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 26, 2019 (Tucson) - The San Diego State men’s golf team remains in fourth place at the Mountain West Championship after firing a collective 7-under-par 281 during the opening round Friday at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club.

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS GROUNDS AIR FORCE 4-2 IN MW SEMIFINAL

 

 

SDSU advances to championship match for first time since 2013

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 26, 2019 (San Diego) - For the first time in six seasons, the third-seeded San Diego State women’s tennis team will play in the Mountain West Championship match following a 4-2 upset over second-seeded Air Force in Friday’s semifinal. The Falcons clinched the doubles point, but the Aztecs charged back in singles action to advance.

SDSU WATER POLO BEATS SANTA CLARA 10-7, ADVANCES TO GCC SEMIFINALS

 

 

Emily Bennett and Hannah Carrillo each had three goals

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 26, 2019 (Fresno) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team beat Santa Clara 10-7 Friday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the GCC Championships. They Aztecs advance to take on the No. 3 seed, Loyola Marymount, in the GCC semifinals Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

REALTORS TRADE GROUP HONORED FOR HELPING EAST COUNTY HOMELESS POPULATION

 

 

East County News Service

Photo:  (from left to right) Tracy Morgan Hollingworth, Joe Mackey, Robert Calloway, Kay LeMenager, Carol Lewis, Anna Marie Piconi Snyder.

April 26, 2019 (El Cajon) – The Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors, recently presented a $5,000 check to the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Foundation to help pay for a website featuring resources to assist homeless people in the East County.

TWO MAYORS TO MISS THEIR OWN EAST COUNTY MAYORS PRAYER LUNCHEON, THURSDAY, MAY 2 IN EL CAJON; BOTH WILL BE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AT SEPARATE EVENTS

 

 

East County News Service

April 26, 2019 (El Cajon) – The East County Mayors Prayer Luncheon will be held on the National Day of Prayer, Thursday, May 2, at Foothills Christian Church, 365 West Bradley Ave., El Cajon. The public is invited to attend.

SAN DIEGO STATE SOFTBALL FALLS AT COLORADO STATE 9-0

 

 

Rams stop Aztecs' three-game winning streak

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 26, 2019 (Fort Collins, Colo.) - The San Diego State softball team lost its series opener at No. 25 Colorado State, 9-0, in six innings Friday afternoon in Fort Collins, Colo. The Aztecs had their three-game winning streak snapped and are now 20-23 on the season and 7-9 in Mountain West play, while the Rams improved to 35-7 and 16-3.

SDSU MEN’S TENNIS OUTLASTS NEW MEXICO IN MW SEMIFINAL THRILLER 4-3

 

 

Source: goaztecs.com

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April 26, 2019 (Fresno) - Battling sultry conditions for the second straight day, fourth-seeded San Diego State advanced to the title match of the Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship with a dramatic 4-3 victory over New Mexico in the semifinal round Friday at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.

 

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION BLOCKS EFFORTS TO PREVENT RUSSIAN HACKING IN 2020 ELECTIONS

Homeland Security Secretary resigned after White House thwarted her efforts to prevent Russian hacking

By Miriam Raftery

April 26, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Lost amid the hoopla over the Mueller report  is this indisputable finding by the special counsel: “The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion.” Yet to date, nothing has been done by the Trump administration to prevent Russian interference in the upcoming primaries and 2020 presidential race.

Muelller stopped short of finding any direct collusion involving President Donald Trump with Russia, though he did not exonerate the president on obstruction of justice. While the President has claimed victory and Congress continues to probe obstruction issues, perhaps the most critical and under-reported fact is this:  the Trump administration is actively interfering with efforts by even its own cabinet officials and Congress to prevent Russia from hacking or otherwise interfering in the next presidential election in 2020.

COUNTY AGREES TO COMPROMISE AFTER FILING FOR COURT ORDER TO FORCE VOLUNTEERS OUT OF JULIAN FIRE STATION

Despite dissolution put in force by LAFCO and County authorities, volunteers and supporters can stay in station at least 30 days, Judge Trapp rules

By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor

April 26, 2019 (San Diego) -- The County of San Diego and Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) went into Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp’s courtroom Thursday seeking an order to evict supporters of the dissolved Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD).

Instead, the Judge pushed both sides to hammer out a compromise agreement that  allows former volunteer firefighters and their supporters to remain in station 57 for at least 30 days while the legal issues work their way through the court system. 

Calls will be responded to by the County Fire Authority/Cal Fire and the County will have a right to inspect the station daily, with specifications.

RISE UP HELPS FORMER INMATES MAKE TRANSITION TO NEW LIFE

 
 
By Mike Allen
 
Photo:  Dustin Greeves and Ernie Garcia
 
April 25, 2019 (Santee) -- A small nonprofit in Santee is making its mark as a proven transition agent, giving newly-released longtime prisoners a chance for a new life while providing skilled workers for local businesses.

MEET MOUNTAIN MEN AND MORE AT MANZANITA HIGH RENDEZVOUS MAY 10-18

 

 

East County News Service

April 25, 2019 (Lake Morena) – You’re invited to step back in time and visit an authentic mountain man rendezvous on May 10-18 at the Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous. The event will be held at the Northcote Ranch near Lake Morena.

HISTORY ALIVE MAY 2 IN LEMON GROVE: LOWDOWN ON THE FORGOTTEN “GARDEN OF THE DEAD”

 

 

By Helen Ofield

April 25, 2019 (Lemon Grove) - The Lemon Grove Historical Society continues its free "History Alive" series with award-winning historian Alexander Bevil on May 2 at 7 pm in the H. Lee House Cultural Center, 3205 Olive, Lemon Grove.

THIRD-SEEDED AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS ADVANCES TO MW SEMIFINAL WITH 4-2 WIN OVER SIXTH SEED COLORADO STATE

 

 

SDSU advances to semi-final round for first time since 2014

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 25, 2019 (San Diego) - Third-seeded San Diego State pulled off a 4-2 thriller over sixth-seeded Colorado State in Thursday’s Mountain West Championship quarterfinals to move on to the semifinal round for the first time since 2014. The Aztecs clinched the doubles point in two, and held on through a Rams comeback in singles play to clinch the decision.

JAMUL MAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING WIFE

 
 
East County News Service
 
April 25, 2019 (Jamul) – A jury has convicted Winnie Perry Whitby, 49, from Jamul of second degree murder. He was found guilty of stabbing his wife, Melissa Whitby. Her body was found January 7, 2017 on a path along Skyline Truck Trail about a mile from the couple’s home.

NIECE REPRISES SHELLEY WINTERS' ROLE OF 'ANNE FRANK'

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Originally published by San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  At left, actress Shelley Winters with daughter Vittoria Glassman, and Lolly Boroff (dark hair) with her mother Blanche Boroff.

April 25, 2019 (Spring Valley) - In the American History Theater’s current production of The Diary of Anne Frank, some American theater history is being reprised.  Back in 1959, Shelley Winters won an Oscar as best supporting actress for her performance as Mrs. Van Daan in the movie version of that play, which dramatized the experiences of the Frank and Van Daan families as they hid in a secret annex from the Nazis, who then were sending Jewish families from Amsterdam to concentration camps.

SDSU MEN’S TENNIS DOWNS UNLV IN MW TOURNEY OPENER 4-1

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com 

April 25, 2019 (Fresno) - Fourth-seeded San Diego State recorded a 4-1 triumph over No. 5 seed UNLV in the first round of the 2019 Mountain West Men's Tennis Championship Thursday afternoon at Spalding G. Wathen Tennis Center.  

 

NINE THE MUSICAL: A DREAM COMES TRUE ONSTAGE AT LAMPLIGHTERS THEATRE IN LA MESA APRIL 19 - MAY 19

 

 

Review by Kathy Carpenter

April 25, (La Mesa) - Everyone has a dream. Most of us do not get the opportunity to realize the dream. For George Bailey, director of Nine, at least one of his dreams came true. Many years ago he would go to the downtown library and check out albums from different musicals. One day he checked out the album for Nine and went home to listen on his parents’ stereo. He loved the score and identified with the story. A fleeting thought crossed his mind. If he was a director he would direct Nine. The thought was forgotten until Lamplighters brought his dream to life.

PROTECTING VETERANS FROM RIP-OFF FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison, Editor, San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network

Photo:  House Education Committee members, from left, Reps. Susie Lee, Committee Counsel Claire Viall, Reps. Susan Davis, Mike Levin and Mark Takano at Grossmont College, April 24, 2019

April 25, 2019 (El Cajon) - Four Democratic members of Congress agreed Wednesday that the Trump Administration – particularly the Departments of Education and Veterans Affairs – must do more to protect veterans from the predatory practices of some for-profit colleges and technical schools.

JUDGE IS ASKED TO EVICT PEOPLE IN JULIAN FIRE STATION AS COUNTY FEARS SABOTAGE

 

 

By Ken Stone

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

Photo:  Judge Randa Trapp will hear arguments Thursday and Friday in cases involving the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District. Photo by Ken Stone

April 25, 2019 (Julian) - Lawyers for San Diego County will ask a judge Thursday to evict volunteer firefighters and others who have locked themselves in the Julian fire station, saying they’re worried about equipment and property worth $3 million being stolen or damaged.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS IN MAY 2019

 

 

East County News Service

April 24, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- May activities include El Cajon’s dinner and a concert season opener, the Coyote Music Festival at Cuyamaca College, Classic Cruise Night’s centennial season in downtown El Cajon, Vintage Alpine, the Lilac Festival in Santa Ysabel, Sky tours in Julian, A Taste of Julian, Open Farm Day at Oasis Camel Dairy, Wild in the Country at Lions Tigers and Bears, America on Main Street, a Gunsmoke fundraiser for a local Lions Club in El Cajon, a wine festival and the Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Contest.

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

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

 

April 24, 2019 (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 a variety of news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

WORLD

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

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

 

April 24, 2019 (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.

LAKESIDE MAN’S SON, 11, KILLED IN SRI LANKA EASTER CHURCH BOMBINGS

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
April 24, 2019 (Lakeside) – An 11-year-old boy whose father lives in Lakeside was among over 350 victims killed on Easter Sunday in bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. Another 500 were injured in the terrorist attacks.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR EL CAJON COUNCIL VACANCY IS APRIL 26

 

 

East County News Service

April 24, 2019 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon’s City Council will be choosing a new Councilmember to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Ben Kalasho.

 

The Council will make its decision at its regularly scheduled May 14th meeting.

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