February 2018 Articles

February 2018 Articles

NO. 18 SDSU WATER POLO DROPS FINAL GAME AT TRITON INVITE TO NO. 10 UCD

 

Aztecs fall to Aggies 13-8

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February 11, 2018 (San Diego) - No. 18 San Diego State had trouble with 10th-ranked UC Davis’ physicality in the first half and dug itself too big of a hole in a 13-8 loss in the fifth-place game Sunday afternoon at the Triton Invitational in nearby La Jolla. SDSU fell to 4-4 on the season, while UCD improved to 7-5.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS DROPS 4-1 DECISION AT ALABAMA

 

Aztec sophomore Arnaud Restifo (left) victorious at No. 2 singles

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February 11, 2018 (Tuscaloosa) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team is still searching for its first dual-match victory of the spring after dropping a 4-1 decision to a red-hot Alabama squad in a non-conference clash at Roberta Alison Baumgardner Indoor Tennis Facility.

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED BY UC DAVIS 3-2 IN NINE INNINGS

 

Aztecs lose extra-inning affair on final day of Kajikawa Classic

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February 11, 2018 (Tempe) - The San Diego State softball team lost another close game, falling to UC Davis, 3-2, in nine innings on the final day of the Kajikawa Classic Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. The Aztecs dropped to 1-5 on the season with their third straight loss, while the Aggies improved to 3-2.

LISTEN NOW: OUR DECEMBER 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our December 2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our interviews included El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells, Assembly candidate James Elia, and Sullivan Solar President Daniel Sullivan. We covered hot issues from efforts to reduce firefighters’ suicides to resources to help wildfire survivors, as well as charitable giving to help people in need over the holiday season.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our December shows:

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SDSU LACROSSE EDGES CAL IN SEASON-OPENING THRILLER 12-11

 

Aztec junior Harlowe Steele (left) nets game-winner with 28 seconds left

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February 11, 2018 (Berkeley) - San Diego State junior Harlowe Steele scored the game-winning goal on a free position shot with 28 seconds remaining to lift the Aztec lacrosse team to a thrilling 12-11 victory over California Sunday in its 2018 season opener at Memorial Stadium.

HUGE LUGE UPSET: CHRIS MAZDZER, GLEIRSCHER LEAVE FELIX LOCH IN THE ICE

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By Liz Alper

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February 11, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - For Olympics coverage, ECM's sports reporter was told "I'm sure no one will pay attention to luge."

And she believed that; Germany's Felix Loch, the luge king, was sure to sweep again as he always does.  Nothing to see there, right?

She (and the person that told her that) were wrong.

AZTEC WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS 4-2 TO USD

 

Toreros clinch dual over SDSU with four singles victories

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February 11, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team looked to take down cross-town foe University of San Diego Sunday, but after winning the doubles point the Aztecs were unable to maintain a lead in singles and fell 4-2 to the Toreros.

SDSU WATER POLO'S STRONG SECOND HALF FUELS 8-5 WIN OVER NO. 23 CSUN

 

Carrillo scores three times in win over Matadors

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February 11, 2018 (San Diego) - No. 18 San Diego State used a second-half surge to defeat 23rd-ranked CSUN, 8-5, Sunday morning at the Triton Invitational at nearby UC San Diego. The Aztecs secured a spot in the fifth-place game and moved to 4-3 with the result. CSUN, meanwhile, dropped to 5-4.

HIGH FASHION AT A BARGAIN PRICE

 

Runway Shoes & Accessories is Rancho San Diego’s newest fashion bargain retailer

By Reema Makani Boccia

February 11, 2018 (El Cajon) - Rancho San Diego’s retail offerings have expanded with the recent addition of the fashionable Runway Shoes & Accessories. The boutique is locally owned and operated by an East County family, and features head-to-toe merchandise for any fashionista on a budget.

LISTEN NOW: OUR NOVEMBER 2017 RADIO SHOWS ARE NOW ONLINE

 

Our November  2017 radio shows are now online. For links to listen to the shows plus a full list of topics an interviews, click here or click "read more" and scroll down. (Sound files may take a few moments to load).

Our interviews included Don Harrison, author of 77 Miles of Jewish Stories,  Bob Hartsfield on Rotary Club’s music competition, and Dash McTavish of Food Not Bombs on protests against El Cajon’s ban on feeding the homeless in parks. Plus we covered top issues from wildfires and power outages to a major deal to save the East County Performing Arts Center.

 The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time.  Read more and listen to our November shows:

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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: THESE INITIATIVES ARE HEADED YOUR WAY

 

By Ben Christopher, CALmatters

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

February 11, 2018 (Sacramento) - Direct democracy can be an exhausting business.

This year civically engaged Californians will be expected to have informed opinions about affordable housing and park funding, how best to divvy up cap-and-trade money, how to spend the state’s new gas tax money, and when new voter-approved laws ought to be enacted.

And those are just the measures on the ballot so far.

ST. PAUL’S PACE OPENS NEW CARE PROGRAM IN EL CAJON TO HELP SENIORS REMAIN INDEPENDENT AND STAY IN OWN HOMES

 

Elected officials and the East County community celebrate the grand opening Friday, Feb. 23

East County News Service

February 11, 2018 (El Cajon) -- St. Paul’s Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) opens its new El Cajon Center, early March, following a grand opening celebration on Friday, Feb. 23.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: BRAD WEBER, LA MESA MAGAZINE PUBLISHER

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

February 11, 2018 (La Mesa) – His motto is “community, kids and causes.” 

Brad Weber, publisher of the brand new Discovering My City: La Mesa Magazine and other community pubilcations in our region, sat down for an exclusive interview with East County Magazine on KNSJ radio. 

You can hear the full interview at the audio link below this story, and scroll down for highlights.

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Interview with Brad Weber, Discovering Our City - La Mesa Magazine

BONNIE DRAXLER TIES SDSU SCHOOL RECORD IN THE POLE VAULT

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February 11, 2018 (Alberquerque) - Bonnie Draxler tied the school record in the pole vault, clearing 14-01.25 (4.30m) as the Aztecs wrapped up the Don Kirby Collegiate Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. Ashley Henderson also had another strong performance, finishing the 60-meter dash in 7.19 seconds, just 0.02 seconds off her school record set last year.

RED GERARD WINS FIRST GOLD FOR TEAM USA

 

 

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By Liz Alper

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February 11, 2018 (PyeonChang, South Korea) - Red Gerard said he woke up Sunday morning (on our Saturday morning, it was Sunday for Koreans, remember) feeling groggy and not wanting to get out of bed.

Don't we all say that on days that something incredible is about to happen?

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS TO NEBRASKA 5-3

 

SDSU drops to 1-4 on the season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  West Hills High grad Katie Byrd led the Aztecs with two hits.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 11, 2018 (Tempe) - The San Diego State softball team dropped a 5-3 decision to Nebraska Saturday at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. The Aztecs fell to 1-4 with the loss, while the Cornhuskers improved to 3-1.

NO. 18 SDSU WATER POLO FALLS TO T-NO. 2 USC

 

Aztecs drop 14-2 decision in second game of Triton Invitational

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February 10, 2018 (San Diego) - No. 18 San Diego State trailed early and never recovered Saturday afternoon in a 14-2 loss to T-No. 2 USC at the Triton Invitational at nearby UC San Diego. The defeat evened the Aztecs’ record to 3-3 and the Women of Troy moved to 5-0.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS CLOSE MATCH TO BYU

 

Aztecs fall 5-2 to the Cougars

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February 10, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team suffered a tough loss Saturday afternoon to Brigham Young 5-2 at the Aztec Tennis Center. This marks the first dropped home match this season for the Aztecs.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: ELECTRIFYING FOURTH QUARTER PROPELS AZTECS OVER WOLF PACK

 

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February 10, 2018 (San Diego) - After a heartbreaker Wednesday afternoon against Fresno State, the lady Aztecs took to Steve Fisher Court again this afternoon to try again in a matinee against Nevada in the “Pink Game” for Play4Kay Day at Viejas Arena.  The lady Wolf Pack are a vastly different team than the Bulldogs; seventh in the Mountain West and in a slump; 11-11 overall and 4-7 in league.

MISSING WOMAN, 70, FOUND SAFE IN LAKESIDE

 

 

Update February 11, 2018:  Mrs. Scinto has been found near her vehicle , reunited with her family and taken to a local hospital for evaluation. See details below:

"We thank the public for looking out for Mrs. Scinto, as well as our Search and Rescue volunteers," says Sergeant Kristin Brayman.

The Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) is an all-volunteer unit. Together, they perform wilderness and urban rescues, as well as search for missing and at-risk persons. Teams are available 24 hours per day to respond to local, state and federal agency requests. If you would like to volunteer, visit www.sdsheriff.net/volunteers.

If you have a loved one who has Alzheimer's or suffers from a physical or mental disability, you can sign them up for the Sheriff's Take Me Home Program. It's a FREE and confidential service that can help law enforcement find a loved one in the event they get lost or wander away. For more information or to enroll online, visit: www.sdsheriff.net/tmh.

NO. 18 SDSU WATER POLO DEFEATS T-NO. 13 UC SANTA BARBARA 7-4

 

Aztecs move to 3-2 on the season in first game of UCSD tourney

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February 10, 2018 (San Diego) - No. 18 San Diego State opened the Triton Invitational at nearby UC San Diego with a convincing 7-4 victory over T-No. 13 UC Santa Barbara on Saturday morning. The win moved the Aztecs to 3-2 on the season, while the Gauchos fell to 6-4.

REAL ESTATE BROKER HONORED WITH EL CAJON CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

East County News Service

February 10, 2018 (El Cajon) -- The El Cajon Citizen of the Year Committee recently honored real estate broker Joe Garzanelli with its 2017 Citizen of the Year award.

Garzanelli was recognized for his community involvement, including support to nonprofits and charitable volunteer work. He has been a member of the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce member since 1995 and served on the board of directors from 2007 to 2010. He is a 1997 graduate of the Chamber’s San Diego East County Leadership Program and a 2015 graduate of the Leadership East County Masters Program. He also is actively involved with the Pacific Southwest Association of Realtors (PSAR), a real estate trade group for San Diego-area realtors.

“PROMISE ZONE” BILL BY HUESO AIMS TO HELP BLIGHTED RURAL AND TRIBAL AREA

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 10, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) -- Legislation introduced by State Senator Ben Hueso aims to expand a successful “promise zone” program originally used to improve inner city areas in the city of San Diego.  If enacted,  Senate Bill 635 would allow blighted rural and tribal communities as well as cities with populations under 200,000 people to also apply for promise zone designation.

OLYMPICS RECAP DAY ONE: MAAME BINEY ADVANCES TO 500M SPEED SKATING QUARTERFINAL; BIGGINS FINISHES FIFTH IN CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

 

By Liz Alper

Photo:  Kexin Fan of China leads Maame Biney of the United States during the Ladies’ 500m Short Track Speed Skating qualifying on day one of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at Gangneung Ice Arena on February 10, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea.  Photo via Zimbio

February 10, 2018 (Gangneung, South Korea) - The opening ceremony may have just ended, but Maame Biney was just getting started.

The 18-year-old, born in Ghana but now residing in Reston, Virginia, beat out China's Kexin Fan to advance to the semifinals in the women's 500-meter speed skating competition.

RAMONA SKATER HELPS PUT TEAM USA IN SECOND AFTER FIRST DAY OF OLYMPIC TEAM EVENT

 

By Miriam Raftery

View video of their Olympic debut performance: http://www.nbcsports.com/video/alexa-scimeca-knierim-chris-knierim-avoid-major-error-top-pairs-short

February 10, 2018 (Ramona) – Chris Knierim, a former Ramona resident, along with his wife and pair-skating partner Alexa Scimeca-Knierim, skated a nearly flawless short program during the first day of the team ice skating competition at the Olympic winter games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The duo nailed their triple twist and thrown jump, skating with exuberance and sheer joy to propel the U.S. into second place thus far, after much-heralded singles skater Nathan Chen had a rare botched performance with a fall and an invalid element.

CONTRACTOR OUTREACH EVENT FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION AT GRANITE HILLS HIGH SCHOOL

 

$11.5 million PE and Food Services project will begin construction in late spring

East County News Service

February 9, 2018 (El Cajon) - The Grossmont Union High School District (GUHSD) and Erickson-Hall Construction are hosting a Contractor Outreach Event, designed to bring the District’s construction management team together with local general contractors, subcontractors and small and/or historically underutilized businesses looking for opportunities on the upcoming construction of the new PE and Food Services Buildings at Granite Hills High School.

ROMAS, BEEFSTEAKS, STRIPES AND MORE AT TOMATOMANIA MARCH 10TH AND 11TH

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 9, 2018 (Rancho San Diego) - Countless people are heard to utter, “There is nothing like eating a homegrown tomato” at Scott Daigre’s Tomatomania® event every year in March. Tomatomania® returns on March 10th and 11th from 9.a.m.  to 3 p.m. at the Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College.  This famous weekend-long sale features heirloom and hybrid tomato seedlings of every size, shape, color, and taste profile.

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