February 2017 Articles

SANDAG APPROVES INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION OF INACCURATE REVENUE PROJECTIONS FOR MEASURE A

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) – By a unanimous vote, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) board of directors voted Friday to authorize an independent investigation into why SANDAG provided inaccurate revenue projections in the ballot description of Measure A, the regional transportation initiative rejected by voters.                                                                                 

FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED

 

February 27, 2017 (San Diego)--The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the coast, valleys and mountains of San Diego County below 5000 feet for late this morning into this evening.

A low pressure system from the northwest will tap a plume of subtropical moisture directed into northern Baja to bring periods of locally heavy rainfall from late this morning into early this evening. The most significant rainfall is expected from central and southern San Diego County into northern Baja.

PADRE DAM’S WATER RECLAMATION PROGRAM MOVING FORWARD

 

By Mike Allen

Photo, left:  shot of early stage treatment of reclaimed water at PD water recycling plant just north of Santee Lakes.

February 27, 2017 (Santee) -- While the recent rainy weather has improved what was a critical drought situation for much of California, officials at the Padre Dam Municipal Water District continue work on a regional water reclamation program to convert sewage discharge into drinkable water.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: ROADRUNNER IN SANTEE

 

East County News Service

February 26, 2017 (Santee) — John Locke of Santee was jogging Friday morning on Park Center Drive south of Riverwalk Drive on the east side of Town Center Community Park in Santee when he spotted this Greater Roadrunner running along the top of the wooden fence alongside the park property.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY BAR FOUNDATION AWARDS $110,000 TO RECIPIENTS OF INDIGENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE FUND

 

Three local nonprofits receive grants to support legal assistance programs

East County News Service

Feb. 26, 2017 (San Diego) – The San Diego County Bar Foundation awarded $110,000 from its 2016 Indigent Criminal Defense Fund to three San Diego nonprofits that offer legal defense programs for individuals and families. The charitable arm of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Bar Foundation created its Indigent Criminal Defense Fund to further and support indigent criminal defense programs, projects and activities in San Diego County.

CIRCLE OF ART SHOW AND SALE MARCH 18-19 IN BORREGO SPRINGS

 

East County News Service

February 26, 2017 (Borrego Springs) — The 28th annual Circle of Art Show and Art Sale celebrating art in the desert will take place Saturday March 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. .and Sunday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Christmas Circle in the heart of Borrego Springs.

HONEY FESTIVAL RECLAIMS LOCAL HERITAGE MARCH 11 IN ALPINE

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 26, 2017 (Alpine) – Alpnie was once known as the honey production capital of the world.  Now here’s the buzz:  On Saturday, March 11 from 10 to 4, Alpine Mountain Empire Chamber of Commerce will present the first annual Honey Festival to celebrate the region’s sweet success.

AZTEC SOFTBALL TAKES DOWN NEW NEXICO STATE AND NO. 17/17 UTAH

 

SDSU run-rules New Mexico State 10-2 before knocking off No. 17/17 Utah 3-2

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Molly Sturdivant homered in each game, including the eventual game-winning home run in SDSU's 3-2 win over No. 17/17 Utah.

February 26, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team swept a pair of games on the final day of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic Sunday in Cathedral City, Calif., highlighted by a 3-2 come-from-behind win over No. 17/17 Utah. The Aztecs (8-5) also run-ruled New Mexico State, 10-2, in five innings earlier in the day.

SAN DIEGO PROFESSIONAL EDITORS NETWORK PROGRAM MARCH 16 FOCUSES ON TECHNICAL EDITING AND WRITING

 

Source: San Diego Professional Editors Network

February 26, 2017 (San Diego) — On Thursday, March 16, 2017, three seasoned technical editors and writers—Sara Feldman, Mark Fogg, and Elizabeth Gray—will participate in a panel discussion at the next program meeting of the San Diego Professional Editors Network (SD/PEN). The panel, “Technically Speaking: The Nuts and Bolts on Technical Editing and Writing,” will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the San Diego County Health Services Complex.

SDSU LACROSSE ERUPTS FOR 18-7 VICTORY AT DETROIT MERCY

 

Aztecs receive goals from 11 different players to win second straight

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo: Vickie Porter (left) and Alex Watson netted hat tricks for the Aztecs in their 18-7 win at Detroit Mercy.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 26, 2017 (Pontiac, Mich.) - The San Diego State lacrosse team won its second straight game Sunday with an impressive 18-7 victory over Detroit Mercy in a non-conference matchup at Ultimate Soccer Arenas. The Aztecs featured a balanced offense, receiving goals from 11 different players to even their record at 2-2 on the season, while the Titans slip to 1-2 overall.

BORDER WALL BIDS TO BE ACCEPTED MARCH 4-10

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  © Tomas Castelazo, www.tomascastelazo.com / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0. Wall at San Diego-Tijuana border; crosses represent migrants who died in the crossing attempt.

February 26, 2017 (San Diego) -- President Donald Trump is pushing forward with plans to fast-track building a wall along the 2,000-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border.

On Friday, The U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced that it will begin accepting bids on March 6th to build the wall and will allow only four days for contractors to submit their concept papers and build prototypes due March 10th.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO EDGED BY NO. 15 LONG BEACH STATE 10-7

 

Aztecs fall to 5-7 on the season

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 26, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State completed action at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational with a 10-7 loss to 15th-ranked Long Beach State at Corona del Mar Pool. The Aztecs fall to 5-7 on the season.

VACANCY NOTICE: CAMPO LAKE MORENA COMMUNITY PLANNING GROUP

 

East County News Service

AZTECS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER AT TONY GWYNN CLASSIC

 

SDSU defeats Notre Dame, falls to Seton Hall

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Chase Calabuig singled in the tying and winning runs in the win over Notre Dame Saturday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State came back in dramatic fashion to defeat Notre Dame, 7-6, in the finale of the Tony Gwynn Classic Saturday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Earlier in the day, the Aztecs had dropped a 10-5 decision to Seton Hall in tournament play.

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO DEFEATS NO. 20 LMU 10-8

 

Aztecs pick up first win of Barbara Kalbus Invitational

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State earned a 10-8 victory on Saturday afternoon vs. 20th-ranked Loyola Marymount at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational in Newport Beach. The Aztecs improved to 5-6 on the season with one game left in the tournament to be played on Sunday.

AZTECS SOFTBALL RALLIES TO BEAT STANFORD 5-4

 

SDSU rallies three times from deficits for the win

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo Sydnee Cable had a walk-off sac fly to give San Diego State a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Stanford.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team rallied three times from one-run deficits to down Stanford, 5-4, Saturday night at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif.   

AZTEC TRACK & FIELD FINISHES THIRD AT MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SDSU has finished third or better at each of the last four MW Indoor Championships

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Alberquerque) - Ashley Henderson won a pair of individual events and the San Diego State track and field team captured the 4x400-meter relay title, leading the Aztecs to a third-place finish at the 2017 Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by New Mexico, on Saturday.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS DON'T EVEN COME CLOSE TO UNSTOPPABLE RAMS, LOSE 80-49

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

February 25, 2017 (San Diego) - SDSU women’s basketball returned home after some tough losses on the road against UNLV and Fresno State.  Today at home against the Colorado State Rams was their chance to turn things around.  The Aztecs wore pink on their jerseys today in their annual Play4Kay game to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.  Yow was the former head coach of North Carolina State women's basketball before she passed away from breast cancer in January of 2009.

TRUMP WANTS MEDIA TO STOP QUOTING ANONYMOUS SOURCES. REMEMBER DEEP THROAT, WATERGATE FBI SOURCE WHO TOPPLED PRESIDENT NIXON AND 48 CO-CONSPIRATORS?

 

 

San Diego Republican Darrell Issa calls for independent investigation into Trump-Russia ties

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

February 25, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – In a statement reminiscent of   Richard Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal,  President Donald Trump slammed media reporting on his administration’s ties to Russia adding that media outlets “shouldn’t be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody’s name.”   Yet calls for an independent investigation into Trump’s Russian ties are now coming from some prominent Republicans, including San Diego Congressman Darrell Issa.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS 6-0 DECISION TO NO. 30 ARIZONA STATE

 

Sun Devils sweep Aztecs on SoCal trip

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State women’s tennis dropped its match against 30th-ranked Arizona State, 6-0, on Saturday afternoon at the Aztec Tennis Center. After claiming the doubles point, the Sun Devils defeated the Aztecs across the board in singles, with one match left unfinished.

HAVE YOU MOSQUITO-PROOFED YOUR RAIN BARREL?

 

Image Credit: CDC--mosquito larvae

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

February 26, 2017 (San Diego) -- If you’ve got a rain barrel, this winter’s rains have been great! Your barrel is full. You’re conserving water. You’re watering your garden naturally. You’re growing mosquitoes …

NO. 12 SDSU WATER POLO UPSET BY NO. 16 UCSD IN KALBUS INVITATIONAL

 

Aztecs drop second game of tournament

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Newport Beach, Calif.) - No. 12 San Diego State was upset by 16th-ranked UC San Diego on Saturday morning, 10-1, at the Barbara Kalbus Invitational. The Aztecs’ second loss of the tournament dropped them to 4-6 on the season.

AFTER PROTESTS, REP. HUNTER ANNOUNCES TOWN HALL MEETING MARCH 11

 

East County News Service

February 25, 2017 (Ramona) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) will hold a town hall meeting on March 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Ramona Main Stage (626 Main St., Ramona),  NBC 7 reports, citing a Hunter staffer as their source.

The move comes after several hundred protesters gathered  on all four corners outside Hunter’s El Cajon office and on an overpass above State Route 67 to protest his inaccessibility to constituents.

MEGADATA WEB MAKES QUANTUM LEAP FORWARD FOR FAST AND SECURE COMPUTER DATA PROCESSING AND ANALYSIS

 

“Diseases could be found in the early stages…Then your doctor could prescribe an appropriate medicine, after processing your DNA analysis on his own machine,” – Nikolai Pepik, CEO, Megadata Web

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  George Toms, PhD, right; Nikolai Pepik, left, demonstrate high-speed processing capabilities of Megadata Web

February 24, 2017 (San Diego) -- Imagine processing data on your own laptop 10,000 times faster than ever before-- with complete security.  That future is here—thanks to revolutionary software devised by Megadata Web, a San Diego-based technology company offering quantum leap improvements for web browsing, data mining, editing and analyzing a treasure-trove of information.

SDSU SOFTBALL SPLITS AGAINST A PAIR OF 2016 NCAA TOURNAMENT TEAMS

 

Aztecs down Oklahoma State 17-5 in six innings before falling to No. 1/1 Florida State 6-4

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Jenavee Peres hit for the cycle with a school-record five runs and six RBIs in SDSU's 17-5 win over Oklahoma State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 25, 2017 (Cathedral City, Calif.) - The San Diego State softball team opened up its play in the prestigious Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with a split against a pair of 2016 NCAA tournament teams Friday night in Cathedral City, Calif. The Aztecs (5-5) first run-ruled Oklahoma State 17-5 in six innings before falling to No. 1/1 Florida State 6-4 in the nightcap.

AZTECS RALLY TO TIE, BUT TENNESSEE PREVAILS IN FIRST SDSU GAME OF TONY GWYNN CLASSIC

 

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February 25, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State baseball played their first game in the second annual Tony Gwynn Baseball Classic tonight against the University of Tennessee.  The Classic was originally supposed to last until Sunday, but due to inclement weather, it has been reduced to Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with UC Irvine opening the tournament against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame on Thursday night.  Senior lefty Brett Seeburger got the start for the Aztecs against another southpaw, junior Zach Warren for Tennessee.  The Volunteers faced Seton Hall earlier in the day.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: BERRY WINS POLE VAULT TITLE IN DAY TWO OF MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Berry won SDSU’s 22nd MW title in the pole vault out of 35 possible tries

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 24, 2017 (Alberquerque) - Sophomore Marissa Berry won the pole vault and two other Aztecs broke school records to lead the San Diego State track and field team on the second day of the Mountain West Indoor Championships, hosted by New Mexico, on Friday.

SDSU LACROSSE TOPPLES MICHIGAN ON THE ROAD 11-7

 

Watson leads Aztecs with five goals

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Alex Watson courtesy goaztecs.com

February 24, 2017 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - Bolstered by senior Alex Watson’s career-high five goals, the San Diego State lacrosse team registered its first victory of the year with an 11-7 triumph over Michigan Friday in a non-conference road game at Oosterbaan Field House.

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