April 2019 Articles

April 2019 Articles

KARL STRAUSS BREWERY BACK ON TRACK IN SANTEE

 
 
 
By Mike Allen
 
April 16, 2019 (Santee) -- Santee’s largest commercial project in many years, a Karl Strauss brewery/restaurant on 10 acres off Cuyamaca Street next to Trolley Square, was officially put back into play after the San Diego beer company and environmental groups came to agreement about the project.

EARTH TALK: SUSTAINABLE TRENDS IN HOME RENOVATION AND DESIGN

 

 

By Sam Bowman, Earth Talk

April 19, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Sustainability has become a trend in home renovation and design, but which aspects of it are trending in the green building niche right now? As more people become passionate about eco-friendly living, sustainable innovations grow and become more accessible for anyone looking to create a greener house for themselves. When considering sustainability, trending items are not just about what is fashionable; it’s also about which are doing the most for the environment.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY'S HISTORIC PLACES: SANTEE LAKES

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

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

April 19, 2019 (Santee) - As you feed the ducks in the Santee Lakes, or watch naval enthusiasts sail radio-controlled model battleships and cruisers on its waters, or picnic along its shores, you may not realize that you are standing at a venue that back in the 1960s was a sensation of the water reclamation world and a magnet for delegations from parched countries everywhere.

SDSU BASEBALL HOLDS OFF AIR FORCE 4-3

 

 

Falcons strand game-tying run at third base in the ninth

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April 18, 2019 (San Diego) - In a game resumed from a snowy postponement in Colorado Springs on March 2, the San Diego State baseball team finished its game against Air Force with a 4-3 win on Thursday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU improves its record to 22-16 (8-6 Mountain West), while Air Force drops to 16-20 (6-10 MW).

AZTEC WOMEN'S TENNIS CLINCHES WIN OVER UCSD IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE

 

 

SDSU sweeps Tritons 7-0 to close regular season

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April 18, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis closed its regular season with a clean sweep of UC San Diego, going 7-0 over the Tritons on Thursday afternoon. Both Aztec seniors claimed wins in doubles and singles action in the senior day match.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: ABSTEN & SMTH WRAP UP HEPTATHLON

 

 

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April 18, 2019 (Azusa) - Freshman Sara Absten and sophomore Asia Smith wrapped up the heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational Thursday afternoon. Smith finished in seventh place in her group with 5,157 points while Absten came in 14th place in her grouping with 4,550 points.

THE CITY OF EL CAJON ELIMINATES MEETING VIDEO STREAMING FAILURE WITH THE HELP OF SWAGIT

 

 

Swagit Productions, LLC provides EASETM hands-free Webcasting system for optimal meeting video delivery to the citizens of El Cajon

Source:  Swagit

April 18, 2019 (El Cajon) - The City of El Cajon provides their residents with an improved City Council meeting viewing experience via Swagit Productions and their EASE™ streaming solution. 

“The City of El Cajon had an existing video streaming product that was not meeting our needs,” said Sara Diaz, Director of Information Technology for El Cajon.  “The system had a high failure rate and our staff had to spend a lot of time on the phone with their support trying to get the system functional and videos uploaded from our personal copies. 

NEXT GENERATION MTS TROLLEY CARS WILL BEGIN SERVICE ON SATURDAY

 

 

Source:  MTS

Photo IDs: (From Left to Right) Mike Wygant, Chief Operating Officer, MTS Bus; Kim Kawada, Chief Deputy Executive Director, SANDAG; Brian Riley, Superintendent of Transportation, MTS Rail; Wayne Terry, Chief Operating Officer, MTS Rail; Paul Jablonski, Chief Executive Officer, MTS; Georgette Gómez, City of San Diego Council President and Board of Directors Chair, MTS; Mona Rios, Vice Chair, MTS; Robyn Stimson, Vice President of Business Development, Siemens; Chuck Bell, Project Manager, Siemens; Nick Balfour, Engineering Project Manager, Siemens; Andy Goddard Jr., Superintendent of LRV Maintenance, MTS Rail; Ed Graham, Assistant Superintendent of Transportation, MTS Rail.

April 18, 2019 (San Diego) - As the next generation of trolley cars gears up to begin service on the UC San Diego Blue Line this Saturday, officials with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) unveiled to the public the first vehicle of the new trolley series as part of a ‘Trolley Open House’ on Wednesday. The new trolley cars will enter service as part of the 5000 vehicles series, representing the third generation of modern, low-floor vehicles, which have been in operation on MTS’ light rail network since 2005.

POSSIBLE MENINGOCOCCAL CASE REPORTED AT SDSU

 

An undergraduate student at San Diego State University was hospitalized Tuesday with a probable meningococcal infection, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency reported today.

SDSU LACROSSE EDGED AT ARIZONA STATE 13-11

 

 

Aztecs complete road swing with an 0-6 mark

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April 17, 2019 (Tempe) - San Diego State was unable to put the brakes on a lengthy losing streak Wednesday, falling for the sixth game in a row with a 13-11 defeat to Arizona State in a non-conference clash at Sun Devil Lacrosse Stadium.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: AZTEC HEPTATHLETES FOUR EVENTS IN AT BRYAN CLAY INVITE

 

 

Asia Smith sits in sixth place

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April 17, 2019 (Azusa) - Freshman Sara Absten and sophomore Asia Smith finished four events of the heptathlon at the Bryan Clay Invitational Wednesday afternoon. With three events to go, Smith is in sixth place in group four and Absten sits in 16th in group three.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF WINS MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Aztecs claim second league crown after winning in 2015

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April 17, 2019 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) - After three consecutive runner-up finishes, the San Diego State women’s golf team celebrated its second conference title on Wednesday after winning the 2019 Mountain West Championship by one stroke over Nevada at Mission Hills Country Club.  

BLOOMING INTO SPRING WITH THE 4TH ANNUAL LILAC FESTIVAL STARTING MID-APRIL

 

 

East County News Service

April 17, 2019 (Julian) -- Most people know that Julian is a popular tourist destination located in the high country of San Diego County. It’s not only a beautiful place to escape to, with its picturesque surroundings, apples, pies, and rich history, but it’s also growing into a springtime hotspot because of the wonderfully fragrant lilacs that grow throughout the area.

EARTHTALK®: WHICH SECTORS ARE THE BIGGEST DRIVERS OF CLIMATE CHANGE?

 
 
From the Editors of E - The Environmental Magazine
 
Photo:  WWF and Knorr are working together to encourage people around the world to diversify their diets so as to include more climate-friendly foods — such as fonio, a West African grain which is not only nutritious but also easy to grow without lots of chemical inputs. Credit: Communication JOKKALE, FlickrCC.
 
April 17, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Dear EarthTalk: A chef told me that our food choices are the major driver of climate change around the world, but it seems to me that electricity generation and transportation are really more the problem, no? -- Melanie G., Moodus, CT

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS SHORT AT UC IRVINE 6-5

 

 

Angelo Armenta drove in three of SDSU's five runs

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 16, 2019 (Irvine) -  San Diego State fell to No. NR/21 UC Irvine at Anteater Ballpark on Tuesday night, 6-5. The Aztecs fall to 21-16 on the year, while the Anteaters now stand at 22-9 on the season.

Back-to-back doubles by Julian Escobedo and Casey Schmitt in the top of the first opened the door for Angelo Armenta to drive in the game's first run, scoring Escobedo on a groundout to second base. 

SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN NINTH AFTER ROUND TWO AT WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE

 

 

Aztec sophomore Christian Banke tied for 18th individually

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April 16, 2019 (Santa Cruz) - The San Diego State men’s golf team remains in ninth place at the Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf after posting a combined 14-over-par 364 on Tuesday during the second round at Pasatiempo Golf Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TAKES OVER THE LEAD AT MW CHAMPIONSHIP

 

 

Three Aztecs among individual top six after 36 holes

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April 16, 2019 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) - With three players among the individual top six, the San Diego State women’s golf team climbed into lead at the 2019 Mountain West Championship on Tuesday after shooting a collective 7-over-par 295 during the second round at Mission Hills Country Club.

READER'S EDITORIAL: AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS--AN UNACCEPTABLE REDUCTION IN FIREFIGHTERS UNDER THE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY

 
 
By Ben Franklin

April 16, 2019 (Julian) - Since the beginning of the dissolving of local volunteer fire departments the number of firefighters and emergency first responders available in an emergency has gone through a drastic and unacceptable reduction. At the beginning of the process there were over 600 volunteers available in the rural areas of San Diego County. While I'm certain that it's possible to improve any system, no attempt was made to improve, instead, decimation has been the goal in rural San Diego County.

DOG RESCUED FROM BOULDERS UP FOR ADOPTION TUESDAY

 

A German shepherd mix who was rescued after she was trapped between boulders for at least four days will be available for adoption Tuesday. Special adoption applications will be accepted Tuesday through 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

SEE SMOKE TOMORROW THROUGH THURSDAY? SAN DIEGO COUNTY WILDLAND PREPAREDNESS EXERCISE APRIL 17-19

 

 

Source:  SDG&E, San Diego County Fire Chief's Association, Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians

April 16, 2019 (Alpine) - The San Diego County Fire Chiefs, in coordination with the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians, will conduct their annual Wildland Fire Preparedness Exercise April 17-19, 2019. Numerous emergency service agencies from throughout San Diego County will come together to prepare for the upcoming fire season.

EL CAJON VALLEY HOST LIONS AND WINCHESTER WIDOWS PRESENT 'GUNSMOKE IX' MAY 18

 

 

East County News Service

April 16, 2019 (El Cajon) - The El Cajon Valley Host Lions and the Winchester Widows present their annual fundraiser Gunsmoke IX on Saturday, May 18 at El Cajon Elks Lodge 1812 (1400 E. Washington Ave., El Cajon) from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE LITERARY ARTS FESTIVAL STACKED WITH BOOK AND POETRY READINGS, PRESENTATIONS

 

 

Source:  Grossmont College

April 16, 2019 (El Cajon) - An April 22 panel presentation by a trio of local writers on the modern era of agent-free self-publishing, and later in the evening, student readings and performances of original work kick off Grossmont College’s 23rd annual Literary Arts Festival.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF COMPLETES DAY ONE AT WESTERN INTERCOLLEGIATE

 

 

Aztec sophomore Christian Banke tied for 21st individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 15, 2019 (Santa Cruz) - The San Diego State men’s golf team sits in ninth place at the Western Intercollegiate presented by Topgolf after shooting a collective 19-over-par 369 during the opening round at Pasatiempo Golf Club.

SDSU WOMEN’S GOLF IN SECOND AFTER ROUND ONE AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Aztec junior Fernanda Escauriza tied for third individually

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April 15, 2019 (Rancho Mirage, Calif.) - The San Diego State women's golf team finds itself in second place at the 2019 Mountain West Championship after shooting a combined 15-over-par 303 on Monday during the opening round at Mission Hills Country Club.

JUDGE WHO RULED IN FAVOR OF JULIAN CUYAMACA FIRE DISTRICT IN APR. 5 RULING TO ADJUDICATE EX-PARTE HEARING WEDNESDAY

 

 

Julian paramedics struggling after County freezes JCFPD funds

 

By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor

 

 

Read the documents here: JCFPDCourtDocuments

 

View older ECM article on Brown Act violations: https://www.eastcountymagazine.org/julian-cuyamaca-keep-fire-district-starts-path-healing

 

April 15, 2019 (Julian) -- The judge who ruled in favor of the Julian Cuyamaca Fire Protection District a week ago, San Diego Superior Court Judge Randa Trapp, late Friday afternoon was designated to preside over the ex parte hearing requested by JCFPD attorney Cory Briggs. The change of judge was noted in the legal case’s online Register of Actions on the San Diego Superior Court website.

SDSU BASEBALL UNABLE TO COMPLETE SWEEP AT CAL STATE FULLERTON

 

 

Aztecs have a season-best five game winning streak snapped

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April 14, 2019 (Fullerton) - After clinching a series win on Saturday night, the San Diego State baseball team had its season-best five game winning streak snapped after a 7-2 loss to Cal State Fullerton at Goodwin Field on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs are now 20-15 on the season while the Titans improve their record to 15-17.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS UPENDED AT NEW MEXICO 4-1

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 14, 2019 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team saw its three-game winning streak snapped on Sunday after dropping a 4-1 decision to New Mexico in a key Mountain West showdown at McKinnon Family Tennis Center.

MORENO RECORDS SHUTOUT AS AZTEC SOFTBALL TAKES SERIES AGAINST SPARTANS

 

 

Story and photos by Liz Alper

 

April 14, 2019 (San Diego) - SDSU softball is climbing back into the competition.  Today, they finished off a series with San Jose State after splitting the first two games of the series with one win on Friday night and the Spartans winning last night.  Freshman Chrys Hildebrand started for the Spartans against junior Marissa Moreno for the Aztecs.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS SUFFERS 4-1 LOSS TO CSUN

 

 

Aztecs fall in second straight match this weekend

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April 14, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis dropped a second straight match this weekend with its 4-1 loss to CSUN on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs were only able to get one win in for the day before CSUN captured the clinching point.

STUDY RANKS SAN DIEGO SEVENTH WORST CITY IN U.S.FOR DRUNK DRIVING

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 14, 2019 (San Diego) – San Diego has been ranked the 7th worst city in the nation for drunk driving, according to a study by QuoteWizard.com, a Lending Tree company.   The study, called “Drunkest Driving Cities in America,” was based on the rate of driving under the influence citations during 2017. 

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