April 2019 Articles

April 2019 Articles

SDSU BASEBALL BEATS SAN DIEGO 4-2

 

 

Aztecs use two-run eighth to improve to 8-1 all time at Fowler Park

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April 23, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team used a two-run eighth inning to defeat San Diego, 4-2, at Fowler Park and Cunningham Field on Tuesday night. The Aztecs, now 8-1 all-time at Fowler Park and 15-3 in their last 18 road games against San Diego, now stand at 25-17 on the year while the Toreros drop to 25-16.

STURDIVANT'S HOMER LIFTS SDSU SOFTBALL OVER CAL BAPTIST

 

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

 

Photo: West Hills alum Katie Byrd led the Aztecs offense with a double and a triple.

 

April 23, 2019 (San Diego) - SDSU softball was back in action tonight after a week-long break, hosting Cal Baptist for a non-conference matchup at SDSU Softball Stadium.  Sophomore Giana Lopez started for the Lancers against junior Marissa Moreno for the Aztecs.

READER'S EDITORIAL: FORMER JULIAN FIRE & MEDICAL SERVICES CHIEF SPEAKS OUT

 

 

By Mike Van Bibber

April 14, 2019 (Julian) -- A message to our family, friends, and neighbors in the Julian-Cuyamaca community, throughout California, and across the United States:

The men and women of the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District are facing an illegal government takeover of our volunteer fire department — San Diego County’s last volunteer department — and that’s putting the public at risk. 

Throughout our history, JCFPD has been responding to emergency calls in our community: heart attacks, car crashes, wildfires, you name it. More than 60 members strong, we proudly serve everyone in the community — whether local or visitor, young or old, rich or poor, regardless of culture or creed. We are woven into the community’s fabric and remain in the station ready to serve in the event of an emergency. 

Legal documents and bureaucrats call this place a “special district.” We call it “home.”

Normally we’d be waiting here in the station until someone calls in need of help. Our history has always been responding to calls for help. But today is different. 

Today we are asking you for help. Today we are the ones who desperately need your help.

MISSING SENIOR IN SPRING VALLEY

 
 
East County News Service
 
April 23, 2019 (Spring Valley) – The Sheriff seeks public help to locate 73-year-old Viodelda Fleming, who was reported missing yesterday from her care facility, New Brighton Place, at 9009 Campo Road in Spring Valley.
 
She was last seen by the charge nurse at 6:30 p.m. last night.  She suffers from several medical conditions, needs medication, and may be disoriented.

WILD ZONE: A CENTURY-OLD FEDERAL LAW IS FOR THE BIRDS

 

 

By Renée Owens

Photo: Endangered least Bell’s vireo checking its nest

April 23, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- This year’s spectacular rainfall has finally ended our eight-year drought and the bounty of spring is one for the records: wildflowers are blooming far and wide, butterflies are migrating by the thousands, birds are nesting early, and the sound of SDG&E chopping at trees fills the air. What? The latter should not be a rite of spring and there’s a very good reason why.

ECPAC TO BE RENAMED MAGNOLIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2019 (El Cajon) – When the East County Performing Arts Center reopens later this year under management of Live Nation, it will have a new name:  Magnolia Performing Arts Center. Magnolia is the city of El Cajon’ official flower and its image appears in the city’s logo. The center, located on Main Street, is accessed off the Magnolia Avenue exit from Interstate 8.

VINTAGE ALPINE: WINE AND FOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE COUNTRY MAY 5

 

 

East County News Service

April 23, 2019 (Flinn Springs) — The Alpine Kiwanis Club invites the public to attend the 29th Annual Vintage Alpine fundraiser to be held on May 5. This amazing “Wine & Food Experience in the Country” will take place within the lovely gardens of Summers Past Farms at 15602 Olde Highway 80.

FATHER JOE'S VILLAGES' 35TH ANNUAL GALA TO HELP CHILDREN REACH FOR THE STARS MAY 4

 

 

East County News Service

April 23, 2019 (San Diego) - On May 4, Father Joe’s Villages will host the 35th annual Children’s Charity Gala to support life-changing services for children and families experiencing homelessness, spanning from preschool to medical care.  The event will include awards to “East County Heroes” including El Cajon resident Terry Caster. 

HELIX WATER DISTRICT BEGINS BUDGET PROCESS FOR NEXT YEAR AND DENIES FEE WAIVER TO NEW PROPERTY OWNER

 

 

By Allan Acevedo

 

April 23, 2019 (La Mesa) – Helix Water District’s Board of Directors held a sparsely attended meeting last Wednesday that covered major topics including establishing guidelines to develop next year’s budget—including possible rate hikes.  Other issues covered included reconciling current policies with unfunded state mandates and reviewing specific actions on parcels.

 

The District provides drinking water for over 273,000 people in the communities of La Mesa, Lemon Grove, El Cajon, Spring Valley and portions of Santee, Lakeside and San Diego County.

 

SKETCH RELEASED OF MAN WHO TRIED TO LURE GIRL INTO CAR IN SANTEE

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
April 23, 2019 (Santee) -- Detectives from the Santee Sheriff's Station now have a sketch of a man suspected of trying to lure a young girl into his car on March 28th around 6 p.m. on Poplin Drive in Santee.  
 
A nine-year-old girl told detectives she was riding her bicycle when the suspect pulled up beside her and asked her if she would like a ride to a "game." The girl became scared and rode away in her bike all the way home. She was not hurt. 

EL CAJON HONORED FOR PROJECTS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2019 (El Cajon) – El Cajon has received projects awards from  the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Public Works Association (APWA).   The new animal shelter was honored by all three organizations.  Other projects honored including Stony’s Neighborhood Park improvements, sewer and traffic light projects. City Manager Graham Mitchell advised the City Council and Mayor that the city has received the following awards:

GOATS ARE BAAAA-CK TO CLEAR BRUSH, PREVENT WILDFIRES IN LEMON GROVE

        
 
By Sonny Saghera
 
April 23, 2019 (Lemon Grove) -- The City of Lemon Grove, along with its fire department, Heartland Fire & Rescue, will once again be taking steps to clear brush from eight and one-half acres of land near Lawton Drive and Camino De Las Palmas in Lemon Grove. Goats are being used as part of the process in clearing heavy brush to minimize fire danger and help create defensible space for homes in this area. 

ART DAYS AT LEMON GROVE LIBRARY MAY 14-15

 

 

East County News Service

April 23, 2019 (Lemon Grove) -- The Lemon Grove Library will present Art Days, a two-part, inter-generational event on May 14-15 in the Lemon Grove Library at 3001 School Lane.

The youngest artists lead off on May 14, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., with "Preschool Art Show" curated by their Lemon Grove teachers and library staff.

A NEW PATH CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY APRIL 27

 

 

East County News Service

 

April 23, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – A New Path (Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing) celebrates its 20th anniversary of lifesaving advocacy with a gala evening on Saturday, April 27 from 6-10 p.m. at the Hyatt Mission Bay. Founded in Spring Valley, the organization provides education and advocacy for therapeutic drug policies and will celebrate two decades of community service.

CONGRESSIONAL SUBCOMMTTEES TO HOLD JOINT HEARING ON STUDENT VETERANS WEDNESDAY AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 

 

East County News Service

 

April 23, 2019 (El Cajon) -- On Wednesday, April 24, the Congressional Committee on Education and Labor’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment and the Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity will hold a joint field hearing entitled, “Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Ensuring the Success of our Student Veterans.”

 

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES: AEROSPACE MUSEUM ANNEX

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Originally published at San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network

April 22, 2019 (El Cajon) - Near the northwest corner of Gillespie Field is an annex of the San Diego Aerospace Museum, where visitors can hear lore and legends about aircraft from people who, in some cases, made them originally or who are helping to  estore them to museum quality.

WOMAN PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN EL CAJON

 

 

East County News Service

April 22, 2019 (El Cajon) – A woman struck by a Ford Explorer on April 19th in El Cajon succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.  

El Cajon Police and paramedics responded to the accident in the 800 block of South Mollison Ave. around 7:50 p.m.  Witnesses told officers that the woman, 69, stepped off the curb outside of a marked crosswalk and was struck by the Ford Explorer. The driver of the Explorer, a 58-year-old El Cajon resident, remained on scene and cooperated with authorities, says Lt Stephen Kirk.  Drugs or alcohol are not suspected as factors in the collision.

SEARCHABLE PDF VERSION OF SPECIAL COUNSEL MUELLER'S REPORT ON 2016 RUSSIA MEDDLING

 

 

By Ken Stone

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

April 22, 2019 (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Thursday released the Special Counsel Office’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. But the report PDF was not searchable.

BIRD TALK: GREATER ROADRUNNER

 
 
By Greg Dunne                                           
 
April 22, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The roadrunner is one tough bird.  Each spring all the songbirds get talked about and noticed--maybe deservedly so, calling attention to themselves with their singing and their beautiful colors. But the roadrunner is out and about this spring as well and certainly deserves to be talked about.  

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS DEFEATS UNLV IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE 4-0

 

 

Aztecs seeded fourth for next week's MW Championship

Source:  goazteecs.com

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April 20, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State wrapped up its regular-season schedule on a high note Saturday with a 4-0 triumph over UNLV in Mountain West dual match at Aztec Tennis Center.

With the victory, the Aztecs recorded their 10th win in the last 11 meetings vs. the Rebels, improving to 13-9 on the year and 4-3 in conference play. In addition, SDSU completed its fourth shutout of the spring and third against league opponents, while UNLV dropped its fourth in a row, falling to 13-8 overall and 2-5 in the MW.

SDSU LACROSSE DEFEATS FRESNO STATE ON SENIOR DAY 16-15

 

 

Aztecs overcome 10-4 deficit to snap six-game slide

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April 20, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State snapped a six-game losing streak with a thrilling 16-15 victory over Fresno State in a Mountain Pacific Sports Federation game Saturday to highlight Senior Day festivities at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: NYJARI MCNEIL WINS 800M, BREAKS HER SDSU FRESHMAN RECORD

 

 

McNeil came in first out of 91 runners

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April 20, 2019 (Long Beach) - The Aztec track and field team competed in the Beach Invitational Saturday. Nyjari McNeil highlighted the day for the Aztecs by taking first in the 800 meter run.

McNeil bested 91 competitors in the 800. Her time of 2:06.58 beat her previous best of 2:07.20 to reset her SDSU freshman record. She also moved up from No. 5 to No. 4 all-time at SDSU.

SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO UCSD 9-5 IN HARPER CUP

 

 

Shelby Kraft led SDSU with three goals 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 20, 2019 (San Diego) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team fell to No. 14 UC San Diego in the annual Harper Cup. Before the game, SDSU honored their three seniors: Mary Myers, Maura Cantoni and Hannah Carrillo.

SDSU BASEBALL BEATS AIR FORCE 5-4 TO CAPTURE SERIES

 

 

Jacob Flores pitched four innings of two-hit, shutout relief 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 20, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State baseball defeated Air Force 5-4 on Saturday at Tony Gwynn Stadium to move into sole possession of second place in the Mountain West standings. The win for the Aztecs improves their record to 24-17 (10-7 MW), while Air Force falls to 17-22 (7-12 MW). 

CHARTER-MAGEDDON: LAWMAKERS ADVANCE A RAFT OF UNION-BACKED CHARTER SCHOOL CURBS

 

 

By Ricardo Cano, CalMatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  Charter school advocates and teachers unions mass at the Capitol on April 10, 2019, as state lawmakers consider dramatic curbs on charter schools. Photo for CALmatters by Dan Morain

April 20, 2019 (San Diego) - As charter school advocates rallied en masse and California’s teachers’ unions flexed their political muscle, a cluster of bills that would dramatically curb the growth of charters in the state cleared the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday. The votes were the first in what figures to be a lengthy, high-stakes battle this session between two of the state’s most powerful education interests.

REAL ESTATE REALITY: INTENTIONAL TRANQUILITY: DESIGNING WITH A PEACEFUL PURPOSE

 

 

By Maryanne Jackson, Real Estate Broker, CNE. CPRES.

April 20, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -

Dear Maryanne,

My mother and I purchased a home in Lemon Grove last year and it has been very quiet until recently. There is a lot of construction going on lately and the cars are being diverted past our home. We are now interested in finding solutions to creating a quiet and peaceful environment without moving.

Thelma S. & Joy L.

Lemon Grove, CA

SDSU BASEBALL SPLITS FRIDAY DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST AIR FORCE

 

 

Aztecs win nightcap against Falcons 6-3

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 19, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team split a doubleheader against Air Force on Friday, falling 5-2 in the afternoon before rebounding with a 6-3 win in the nightcap. SDSU now stands at 23-17 (9-7) on the year while Air Force is 17-21 (7-11).

AZTEC ROWING DOWNS UCSD

 

 

SDSU finishes 13-0 against Tritons in Chula Vista

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 19, 2019 (Chula Vista) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled south to the Otay Reservoir at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center Friday morning, where the Aztecs downed UCSD, 13-0, in four head-to-head events. With the win, SDSU retains the Patty Wyatt Perpetual Trophy.

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