April 2021 Articles

April 2021 Articles

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES WEEKEND SWEEP AT AIR FORCE

Aztecs hold on for victory in suspended game two before winning series finale

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 23, 2021 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State continued its offensive barrage on Sunday with a 20-13 conquest of Air Force in the finale of a three-game series at Falcon Field. With the victory, the Aztecs completed the weekend sweep of the Falcons after posting a 13-10 triumph in the completion of Saturday’s game two, which was suspended in the eighth inning the previous evening due to darkness.

ECM PADRES REPORT: OVERTURNED GIANTS GRAND SLAM GIVES PADRES GAME ONE

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Yu Darvish went 6.1 innings, gave up four hits with an earned run, three walks and struck out 12.  Via @padres on Twitter
 
April 30, 2021 (San Diego) - After a weird series against the Diamondbacks which they managed to split, the Padres headed back to San Diego for an NL West matchup and just a regular friendly NL matchup, starting with the Giants.  Logan Webb started tonight’s game one for San Francisco against Yu Darvish.

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: ‘TIS THE SEASON -- FOR RATTLESNAKES

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

Photo:  rattlesnake, creative commons by NC-ND
 
April 30, 2021 (San Diego) -- I’m not talking about those “special” people in your life that slither around ready to take a swipe at you!
 
April and May mark the beginning of rattlesnake season which continues through the summer months. At one point or another, while hiking or depending upon where you live, you’ve probably encountered them at least one time. Unless you’re one of those odd people who seem to like getting startled by a rattler, encountering snakes is not a pleasant experience for most.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD NOTCHES EIGHT FIRST PLACE FINISHES AT UCR/LBSU INVITATIONAL

Jordyn Bryant won the shot put and discus and her shot put throw was the fourth best in school history

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 30, 2021 (Riverside/Long Beach) - The Aztec Track and Field team competed in the UCR/LBSU Invitational Saturday with their sprinters running at UC Riverside and their throwers competing at Long Beach State. SDSU took first place in eight events and saw multiple Aztecs record personal best marks.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

April 30, 2021 (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:
 
 
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For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

SDSU LACROSSE TRIPPED UP BY FRESNO STATE IN MPSF SEMIFINALS

SDSU falls to Fresno State for the first time since the 2017 season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 30, 2021 (Fresno) - he San Diego State lacrosse team closed its 2021 season Friday, falling 14-11 to the Fresno State Bulldogs in the MPSF Conference Tournament semifinals at the Fresno State Soccer and Lacrosse Stadium in Fresno, Calif.

MAJOR TRASK, WORLD WAR II HERO, HITS 100

By Helen Ofield, Treasurer/Historian, Lemon Grove Historical Society

 

April 30, 2021 (Lemon Grove) -- The family of Major William “Bill” Trask, Lemon Grove, and the Lemon Grove Historical Society are proud to announce his 100th birthday on May 12, 2021.  This war hero flew 17 missions in WW II Europe and survived a crash in Liège, Belgium, while struggling to land without a nose wheel when his B-24 caught fire. He was promoted to major and spent 20 years in the Army Air Corps.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

ATTORNEY GENERAL BONTA ISSUES CONSUMER ALERT WARNING CALIFORNIANS ABOUT MISLEADING CLAIMS MADE BY HEALTHCARE SHARING MINISTRY PLANS

Source:  Office of the California Attorney General

Photo via Greenwaterbottle1 on Wikipedia

April 30, 2021 (Sacramento) - California Attorney General Rob Bonta today issued a consumer alert warning Californians about sham health insurance plans offered by some healthcare sharing ministries (HSMs). These HSMs use misinformation to mislead consumers into enrolling under the guise of offering an affordable alternative to health insurance from the Covered California marketplace. However, unlike Covered California plans, healthcare sharing ministries are not obligated to cover preexisting conditions or guarantee coverage for medical costs or services. As a result, consumers have filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office alleging that their healthcare sharing ministry plans have refused to cover treatments and pay their medical bills.

COUNTY LIFTS MASK REQUIREMENT IN MOST OUTDOOR SETTINGS FOR FULLY VACCINATED PEOPLE

Source: County New Service

Photo: cc via Bing

April 30, 2021 (San Diego) -- Fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks outdoors in public unless they’re in crowded places. This is one of many activities the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now considers safer for people who are fully immunized.

Masks are still necessary in crowded outdoor events, such as concerts or sporting events, as well as for indoor activities, whether you’re vaccinated or not.

SUPERVISOR ANDERSON CALLS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EQUITY FOR EAST COUNTY COMMUNITIES

By Miriam Raftery

April 30, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – In honor of Earth Day, Supervisor Joel Anderson posted a video on YouTube urging his colleagues to support environmental equity for all residents. 

In the video, Anderson noted that his District 2 in East County has often suffered a disproportionate share of negative environmental impacts, from wildfires to air pollution.

EL CAJON OPENS NEW BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM MAY 3

East County News Service

 

Photo: Creative Commons image via Bing

 

April 30, 2021 (El Cajon) -- On April 27th, the El Cajon City Council voted to allocate a portion of the American Recovery Act funds to support local businesses. $5 million has been designated to the El Cajon Business Grant Program where business owners may select from one of two options and receive up to $15,000 in grant funding.

PALA CASINO SPA RESORT ADDS BEE GEES GOLD TO SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

East County News Service

April 30, 2021 (Pala) -- Pala Casino Spa Resort today announced that the Bee Gees Gold will join the annual Summer Concert Series lineup. Bee Gees Gold will perform in the outdoor Starlight Theater on Saturday, May 15 at 8:00 p.m. General admission tickets are on sale now for $10.  

FIDO DAY AT SANTEE DOG PARKS MAY 15 FEATURES ARFS AND CRAFTS

By Miriam Raftery

April 30, 2021 (Santee) – The city of Santee invites you to bring your furry friend and enjoy Fido Day at Santee Dog Parks on Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for “arfs and crafts” as well as a Paw-caso paw print art and doggie spray tattoos.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD'S JESSICA KAIN RUNS FASTEST 1,500M FOR AN AZTEC SINCE 1982

Kain finished the 1,500m in 4:32.83, fourth best in school history

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2021 (Riverside) - The Aztec track and field team competed in the UC Riverside Distance Invitational Thursday evening.

The night was highlighted by Jessica Kain running the 1,500m in 4:23.83, the fastest time by an Aztec since 1982 and the fourth-best in school history.

IN ADDRESS TO NATION, BIDEN LAYS OUT AMBITIOUS PLANS FOR MIDDLE CLASS JOBS, EDUCATION AND ECONOMIC RECOVERY

By Miriam Raftery

View full speech: click here 

April 29, 2021 (Washington D.C.) – One hundred days into his presidency, Joe Biden addressed Congress and the nation last night in a speech that laid out the most ambitious goals since Franklin Delano Roosevelt after the Great Depression. 

COUNTY COVID-19 CLINICS OFFERING VACCINES WITHOUT APPOINTMENTS, INCLUDING LOCATIONS IN EAST COUNTY

The number of daily shots available for people without appointments is limited at each site. You can see a complete list of locations here.

By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

April 28, 2021 (San Diego) -- San Diegans wishing to get a COVID-19 shot can now show up at a County-hosted clinic and get vaccinated without an appointment.

COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost to anyone 16 and up who lives or works in San Diego County. People under 18 years of age need parental consent to make an appointment or must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to get vaccinated at a no-appointment site. To make sure you get a shot on a particular date and location, you can make an appointment at www.vaccinationsuperstationsd.com.

ISSA ADVOCATES FOR CALIFORNIA ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS IN 2021 SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE

Congressman seeks funds for highways 52 in Santee, 78 at I-5, and 11 at Otay crossing

East County News Service

April 28, 2021 (Washington D.C.). — Yesterday, Congressman Darrell Issa announced CA-50’s Member Designated Projects submissions to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) for deliberation in the 2021 surface transportation reauthorization legislation.

EAST COUNTY JUSTICE COALITION HOSTS VIRTUAL FORUM MAY 4 ON REDISTRICTING AND COVID-19 ACCESS

East County News Service

April 28, 2021 (San Diego’s East County) – You’re invited to participate in a People’s Virtual Forum 4 Justice on Tuesday, May 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  This resident-organized community forum will cover the redistricting process and COVID-19 access for black, indigenous people of color (BIPOC) in East County, including access to quality education for all children during and after the pandemic.

SAN DIEGO LED NATION IN HOME PRICE INCREASES AS COVID PEAKED IN WINTER

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association  

Photo:  a home for sale in Del Mar in July. Photo by Chris Jennewein

April 28, 2021 (San Diego) - San Diego lead the nation in home price increases as the pandemic peaked in mid winter, with a whopping 2.9% jump between January and February, according to the widely-followed Case-Shiller Index released Tuesday.

COUNTY RESUMES USE OF JOHNSON AND JOHNSON VACCINE

Photo: An employee at the County Psychiatric Hospital gets her first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in December

By Katie Cadiao, County of San Diego Communications Office

April 28, 2021 (San Diego) -- The County is resuming vaccinations with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine after the California Department of Public Health gave the green light to do so over the weekend.

NEW DOG PARK IN EL CAJON AWARDED PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Source:  City of El Cajon

April 28, 2021 (El Cajon) - The American Public Works Association has named the City of El Cajon’s North Marshall Dog Park as its Project of the Year. The dog park, located adjacent to the El Cajon animal shelter, creates a new space for gatherings and activities.

READER’S EDITORIAL: OUT WITH THE OLD--NEW BOARD OF SUPES SHOULD SCRAP ALPINE PLAN

By Duncan McFetridge

 

Photo:  Duncan McFetridge is a climate activist and artist.  He carved this sculpture to honor the mountain lion, a keystone species in the Cleveland National Forest ecosystem.  The Alpine Plan is a threat to the lion, symbol of the forest, under consideration for threatened species status in Southern California.”

 

April 28, 2021 (Alpine) -- With a new and improved Board of Supervisors now at the helm of our county government, San Diegans finally have hope that we may make progress on the housing and environmental crisis gripping our region. San Diego County continues to fall far short of its state-mandated housing production goals, especially when it comes to affordable housing. Rents in the area are some of the most expensive in the country, and it takes eight to ten years for applicants to secure federal housing subsidies due to high demand and long waiting lists. It’s clear that San Diego County’s approach to affordable housing is failing.

 

CONGRESSWOMAN JACOBS HOLD VIRTUAL WATCH PARTY FOR BIDEN ADDRESS TO CONGRESS TONIGHT

Local child care provider Shaunte Brown will be Jacobs’ virtual guest

April 28, 2021 (San Diego) -- Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (CA-53) will hold a virtual watch party for President Biden’s address to the Joint Session of Congress tonight at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

At tonight’s event, Congresswoman Jacobs will speak and invite constituents to share their thoughts on what they hope President Biden will discuss in his remarks.

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