February 2018 Articles

February 2018 Articles

FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE DISABLED MAN

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 20, 2018 (La Mesa) –  Firefighters from Heartland Fire and Rescue, aided by San Diego Fire Department, saved an elderly and disabled man from a burning apartment building Tuesday night in La Mesa.

Crews responded to the blaze in the 7300 block of La Mesita Place around 6:45 p.m. after receiving reports of black smoke coming from underneath an apartment door, with an elderly couple inside. The fire was in the living room of their downstairs unit.

SDSU BASEBALL TRIPPED UP IN EXTRA INNINGS AGAINST SAN DIEGO

 

Aztecs suffer first defeat of 2018 season

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February 20, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball suffered a 3-2 setback against crosstown foe San Diego on Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium, falling victim to a 10th-inning RBI double by USD’s Dante Gutierrez. The Aztecs fall to 3-1 on the young 2018 season, while USD jumps above .500 at 3-2. 

BOYS BASKETBALL: HIGHLANDERS LOSE OT THRILLER IN ROUND ONE OF CIFSDS

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

February 20, 2018 (La Mesa) - Helix High boys basketball is in the playoffs again.  Tonight, they hosted round one of the CIFSDS Division 1 playoffs against Cathedral Catholic.  The Dons just barely squeezed into the playoffs with a 12-13 record overall and a 7-5 record in league.

COLD SPELL SETS RECORDS AND CLOSES SCHOOLS: FROST WARNING EXTENDED

 

East County News Service

February 20, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- Frigid weather across our region caused closure of schools in the Julian and Warner Springs areas on Tuesday.  A frost warning has been extended through Wednesday morning.

The cold front brought record low temperatures, according to the National Weather Service, including a chilly 23 degrees Tuesday at Ramona in East County’s mountains and 35 degrees in coastal Oceanside.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF COMPLETES ROUND ONE AT THE PRESTIGE

 

Aztec freshman Christian Banke tied for 13th after 18 holes

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February 20, 2018 (La Quinta, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team remains in 13th place at The Prestige at PGA WEST after shooting a collective 17-over-par 301 during the opening round Tuesday on the Greg Norman Course. The tournament has been shortened to 36 holes after Monday’s action was canceled due to high winds.

MOMS AND ACTIVISTS RALLY FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION OUTSIDE CONGRESSMAN HUNTER’S OFFICE

 

By Jonathan Goetz

Photo: Cheri Robertson and Vicki Shepperd Chin

February 20, 2018 (El Cajon) - Gun violence was at issue on Monday, President's Day, to protesters outside of Congressman Duncan D. Hunter Jr.'s office in El Cajon. Approximately 25 people showed up to hold signs and an American flag to protest Hunter's acceptance of National Rifle Association (NRA) money and his opposition to gun safety legislation.

11 FROM SDSU SWIMMING & DIVING EARN ALL-MW HONORS

 

11 individuals and four relay teams named all-conference honorees

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February 20, 2018 (San Diego) - 11 individuals and four relay teams from the San Diego State swimming and diving team earned All-Mountain West honors Monday, including freshman Klara Thormalm, who earned Freshman of the Meet honors last weekend at the MW Championships in San Antonio, Texas.

SUPREME COURT LETS STAND CALIFORNIA’S WAITING TIME TO BUY GUNS

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 20, 2018 (Washington D.C.) – The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge by gun rights advocates to California’s law requiring a 10-day cooling off period before buying a new gun. 

The CalGuns Foundation’s lawsuit contended that the waiting period violated the 2nd Amendment and was unreasonable, since it applied even to people who already owned other guns. A lower court agreed. However, an appeals court rejected those claims and the Supreme Court allowed the appellate decision upholding California’s law to stand.

SANTEE SHERIFF HOSTS COFFEE WITH COMMUINTY FEB. 27

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 20, 2018 (Santee) – The Santee Sheriff’s station will host a coffee with the community on Tuesday, February 27th from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Santee Branch Library (9225 Carlton Hills Blvd. #17).

This is an opportunity to meet and engage with the San Diego County Sheriff’ Department. You’ll have a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know deputies who patrol your neighborhood. You can also get crime prevention tips and learn more about free safety programs, helping work together to keep your community safe.

For questions, call Crime Prevention Specialist Martha Miramontes at (619) 956-4022.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 11: SHIBUTANIS, SIGOURNEY WIN BRONZE; DONATO SCORES TWO GOALS TO LEAD MEN'S HOCKEY TO QUARTERFINALS

 

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Photo:  Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani of the United States compete in the Figure Skating Ice Dance Free Dance on day 11 of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 20, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.  Via Zimbio

February 20, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Americans defeated Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir in Sochi.

They wouldn’t let that happen again.  They’ve worked too hard.  

So when Maia and Alex Shibutani were second, the Canadian ice dancing king and queen put together an impressive program to knock them back down to third and take gold, also defeating France’s Gabrielle Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron on Wednesday.

STUDENTS LEAD CALL FOR GUN REFORMS, ANNOUNCE NATIONAL “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” MARCH 24

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

Photo cc by Fabrice Florin

You can sign up to join or lead a march in your community at www.MarchForOurLives.com.

February 20, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have a message for lawmakers and the national media in the wake of a mass shooting that killed 17 people on their campus last week.

CHIEF’S CORNER: RODENTS AND COLD WEATHER--AWW, RATS!

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

February 19, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- A cold front is passing though this week and people aren't the only ones who value a dry, cozy home in cold weather. Rodents do, too. As it gets colder, everything that was out tends to want to find some sort of harbor inside.

SDSU LACROSSE COLLECTS TWO MPSF WEEKLY HONORS

 

Aztecs’ Steele garners accolade on offense; Brown named top rookie (both pictured)

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February 19, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State lacrosse team picked up two Mountain Pacific Sports Federation awards on Monday as junior Harlowe Steele collected her second straight Offensive Player of the Week honor, while freshman Bailey Brown was named Rookie of the Week in a league office release.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: JALEN MCDANIELS NAMED MW PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Conference honor is freshman’s first of his career

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February 19, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State men’s basketball forward Jalen McDaniels has been named the Mountain West Player of the Week, the league announced this morning on its Facebook page. The award is the first of his career and first for SDSU since the 2015-16 campaign.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY 10: WOMEN'S HOCKEY ADVANCES TO GOLD MEDAL GAME; SEVERAL OTHER AMERICAN EVENTS ADVANCE TO FINALS AND SEMIFINALS

 

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By Liz Alper

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February 19, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Team USA women's hockey doesn't have any time to celebrate their 5-0 semifinal win over Finland on Monday. 

The Canadians are coming again.  But this time for the American women, it's personal.

PASSAGES: DON PARKER, FORMER SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE COORDINATOR, DIES OF BRAIN CANCER

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 18, 2018 (San Diego) – Sergeant Don Parker, who saved many lives as head of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue operations for many years, died on Valentine’s Day after battling glioblastoma brain cancer, with which he was diagnosed last May.

SDSU BASEBALL COMPLETES SWEEP OF UCSB WITH 7-5 WIN

 

Garrett Hill earns win in SDSU debut

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team completed a three-game sweep of UC Santa Barbara in its first series of the 2018 campaign by defeating the Gauchos, 7-5, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

WEST HILLS HIGH'S KATIE BYRD DELIVERS WINNING RUN AS SDSU SOFTBALL KNOCKS OFF FULLERTON IN FINAL GAME OF CAMPBELL-CARTIER CLASSIC

 

Updated with box scores

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball is...struggling, to say the least.  They’re 1-8 on the young season, but things don’t seem to be getting better.  Now, in the final game of the Campbell-Cartier Classic, they had a chance to redeem themselves against CSU Fullerton.

PYEONCHANG RECAP DAY NINE: GEOPPER GETS TO SILVER, BOWE FINISHES IN THE TOP FIVE

 

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By Liz Alper

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February 18, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - At the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014, men’s slopestyle skiier Nick Geopper medaled for bronze in an American sweep of the podium.  But he wanted a level up, like Mario when he eats a mushroom.

SDSU SWIMMING & DIVING PLACES SECOND AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Klara Thormalm named Freshman of the Meet

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 18, 2018 (San Antonio) - The San Diego State swimming and diving concluded the Mountain West Championships at the Palo Alto College Aquatic Center and placed second for the team’s ninth consecutive top-three finish. The Aztecs finished with 1105.5 points, 144.5 points behind Mountain West champion Boise State.  

BUNNY TRAIN DEPARTS MARCH 24, 25 AND 31 FROM CAMPO DEPOT

 

East County News Service

February 18, 2018 (Campo) -- The Easter Bunny will board the train at the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum’s depot in Campo on March 24th, 25th and 31st to visit with passengers as the train travels through San Diego’s beautiful east-county mountains.  

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS RALLY FALLS SHORT AT UNLV

 

McKynzie Fort scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds

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February 18, 2018 (Las Vegas) - Despite multiple comebacks, the San Diego State women’s basketball team (10-15, 4-10) fell in overtime 73-67 at first place UNLV (16-9, 11-3) Saturday afternoon. The Aztecs, who trailed by 13 points in the first half and by seven with two minutes left in regulation, rallied to force overtime, but came up just short despite 24 points from senior McKynzie Fort.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEATS CAL POLY 5-2

 

Aztecs gain sixth straight doubles point in win over Mustangs

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February 18, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team claimed its sixth straight doubles point to contribute to its 5-2 win over Cal Poly on Saturday afternoon. With today’s win, the Aztecs complete a six-match home stand and snap a three-match losing streak.

SDSU LACROSSE WINS ANOTHER THRILLER, DEFEATS ASU 14-13

 

Aztecs score two goals in final 3:26 to pull out victory in home opener

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  In addition to two goals, Jill Haight set a school record with 12 draw controls vs. Arizona State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State once again demonstrated its flair for the dramatic on Saturday after posting a 14-13 victory over Arizona State in the team’s 2018 home opener at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO OREGON 6-1

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Arnaud Restifo was victorious at No. 2 singles vs. Oregon.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 17, 2018 (Las Vegas) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team dropped a 6-1 decision to Oregon Saturday in a neutral-site dual match at Fertita Tennis Complex on the campus of UNLV.

The Aztecs (1-7) posted an upset at No. 2 doubles after the tandem of Santiago Cevallos and Rafael Gonzalez Almazan emerged with a 6-4 triumph over the duo of Simon Stevens and Ty Gentry, who were ranked 37th in the nation entering the day.

PADRES SIGN FREE AGENT ERIC HOSMER

 

 

World Series champion ex-Royal heads to San Diego

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By Liz Alper

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February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - We've heard it for two years.  Rebuilding.  Rebuilding.  Rebuilding.  And we never believed it.

We believe it now.

Late tonight, the Union Tribune reported that ex-Kansas City Royal and 2015 World Series champion first baseman Eric Hosmer is headed to the Padres.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES AGAINST GAUCHOS WITH 8-4 WIN

 

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February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team continued a successful start to the 2018 season Saturday night, defeating UC Santa Barbara, 8-4, at Tony Gwynn Stadium Saturday night.

Chase Calabuig paced the offense with a 3-for-5 day, hitting the Aztecs' first home run of the season and a double. Chad Bible had a two-out, bases clearing triple to give the Aztecs a 8-4 lead in the top of the sixth.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS NORTH DAKOTA STATE 4-1

 

Aztecs snap six-game losing streak

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Molly Sturdivant had a three-run homer in SDSU's 4-1 win over North Dakota State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 17, 2018 (San Diego) - Molly Sturdivant capped a four-run third inning with a three-run homer to lift the San Diego State softball team to a 4-1 victory over North Dakota State at the 28th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic Saturday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium. The win snapped a six-game losing streak for the Aztecs (2-8), who avenged a 2-1 loss on Friday to the same Bison (4-4) team.

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