February 2018 Articles

February 2018 Articles

DOCTOR AND WIFE KILLED IN SANTEE PLANE CRASH

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

Photo: Screenshot, ECM news partner 10 News

February 6, 2018 (Santee) – Dr. John Longhurst from U.C. Irvine Health and his wife, Cherill, died in a plane crash into a construction yard in Santee this morning.  A dog onboard was also killed; a second dog was injured and remains in guarded condition, ECM news partner 10 News reports.  View video.

PASSAGES: ERNESTO MARTIN BARRERA, SDSU SPANISH PROFESSOR: DECEMBER 12, 1935 - FEBRUARY 6, 2018

 

By E.A. Barrera

February 6, 2018 (San Diego) -- It is slightly less than 3,000 miles between the tiny village of Mompos, Colombia and Washington D.C. But of course it is in many ways farther then traveling to the moon. On a bright day in early 1961, my father, Ernesto Martin Barrera, and 16 other Colombian college students made the trip to America as part of a visiting tour of young leaders. They got to shake hands with a young American president who had his own dreams of trips to the moon, and they got to tour America.

FOUR AZTECS INVITED TO NFL COMBINE

 

SDSU to send four to NFL Combine for second straight year

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 6, 2018 (San Diego) - San Diego State will send four football players to the NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) in Indianapolis from Feb. 27-March 5, the NFL announced today. Fullback Nick Bawden, defensive back Kameron Kelly, running back Rashaad Penny and tight end David Wells each will attend the camp, which will be scouted by top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DOWNS POINT LOMA NAZARENE 7-0

 

Aztecs post perfect score against the Sea Lions

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 5, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team kicked off its week strong, toppling Point Loma Nazarene, 7-0, Monday at the Aztec Tennis Center. With the perfect finish, the Aztecs now sit at 5-1 on the season.

ONLY ONE VOTER IN REP. DUNCAN HUNTER’S DISTRICT CONTRIBUTED TO HIS CAMPAIGN

 

By Doug Porter

Originally published in San Diego Free Press

Photo:  Duncan D., Donnie T, and Duncan L., via Facebook

February 5, 2018 (San Diego) -- Congressman Duncan D. Hunter’s dismal campaign finance reports have attracted national attention, and not in a good way. He raised a paltry $50,073 in the last three months of 2017 and spent $264,255, with $178,146 spent with five law firms. At the onset of 2018, the campaign had just $290,904 in the bank, less than half of what it did a year earlier.

CAL FIRE CHIEF BILL CLAYTON, HERO OF PARADISE AND CEDAR FIRES, PASSES AWAY

 

 

 

Services to honor legendary firefighter are set for February 10th

By Miriam Raftery

February 5, 2018 (San Diego) – William R. “Bill” Clayton led the firefight that saved Julian’s historic downtown during the 2003 Cedar Fire. Just days earlier, the Cal Fire Division Chief led efforts to save nearly 200 people trapped in the Valley View Casino during the Paradise Fire—after coming out of retirement shortly before those devastating firestorms. 

The most honored member of California’s state firefighting agency now known as Cal Fire, the division chief passed away in his sleep on Sunday, February 4th, of natural causes.

Clayton received the most awards of any firefighter in Cal Fire history, including twice earning the Medal of Valor, the state’s highest award for bravery.

SUSPECT SOUGHT IN SHOOTING NEAR PARKWAY BOWL

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 5, 2018 (El Cajon) -- A man was shot and a security guard injured outside Parkway Bowl on Fletcher Parkway in El Cajon Saturday night shortly after 11 p.m.

El Cajon Police Department reports that a confrontation began at the bowling alley, leading to a shooting nearby.  A security guard who tried to intervene was rammed by the suspect’s vehicle as he fled the scene.

EAGLES SOAR TO FIRST SUPER BOWL WIN; DEFEAT PATRIOTS IN SUPER BOWL LII

 

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Story by Liz Alper

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February 5, 2018 (Minneapolis) - While most people groan at the fact that the Patriots made it to the big show again, a lot of us sports fans will remember the Super Bowl matchup in 2004 when the Patriots emerged victorious over the Eagles.  Now, 14 years later, the Eagles were ready for revenge.

T-NO. 13 SDSU WATER POLO WINS IN OT AT T-NO. 25 BROWN

 

Carrillo scores game-winner

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 4, 2018 (Providence) - T-No. 13 San Diego State rallied from an early two-goal deficit to defeat T-No. 25 Brown in its home pool in overtime, 5-4, to wrap up Bruno Classic action in Providence, R.I. The Aztecs leave the east coast with a 2-2 record, while the Bears fall to 2-4.

T-NO.13 SDSU WATER POLO UPSET BY NO. 18 HARTWICK

Aztecs fall behind early, cannot recover

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 4, 2018 (Providence) - T-No. 13 San Diego State fell behind 18th-ranked Hartwick early and could not dig itself out of the hole, falling to the Hawks, 14-6, Sunday morning at the Bruno Classic. The Aztecs fell to 1-2 on the season, while Hartwick watched its record improve to 5-2.

WANT TO RUN FOR OFFICE? FILING PERIOD OPENS FEB. 12, CLOSES MARCH 9 FOR MANY KEY RACES

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 3, 2018 (San Diego’s East County) – Although many candidates have said they plan to run for various offices, it’s not official until they submit paperwork and have candidacies approved by the San Diego County Registrar of Voters. To appear on the June ballot, the filing period opens February 12 and ends March 9th for the following offices:  Congress, U.S. Senate, State Assembly, State Senate, all statewide offices (such as Governor), San Diego Sheriff, Supervisor, District Attorney, County Clerk, County Board of Education, and school boards for the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College, San Diego Community College, and San Diego Unified School Districts.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL SOARS OVER AIR FORCE 81-50

 

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February 3, 2018 (San Diego) - After a hard few road games, SDSU men’s basketball came home tonight to host Air Force.  The Falcons aren’t too hot for a service academy, sitting at 10th in the Mountain West.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS STYMIED AT CAL POLY 5-2

 

Aztec junior Sander Gjoels-Andersen victorious in  doubles and singles

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 3, 2018 (San Luis Obispo) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team played well in spots on Saturday, but was unable to secure its first victory of the season after dropping a 5-2 decision to Cal Poly in a non-conference dual match at Mustang Tennis Complex.

T-NO.13 SDSU WATER POLO'S RALLY FALLS SHORT VS. NO. 15 WAGNER

 

Aztecs fall to 1-1 on the season

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 3, 2018 (Providence) - T-No. 13 San Diego State used a big third-quarter rally to get to within a goal of 15th-ranked Wagner, but could not keep the momentum going in the fourth quarter and ended up on the wrong end of a 10-6 score Saturday night at the Bruno Classic.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS EDGES UC DAVIS 4-3

 

Aztecs nab decision with final singles match victory

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 3, 2018 (San Diego) - The San Diego State women’s tennis team returned to the Aztec Tennis Center Saturday where the Aztecs defeated the UC Davis Aggies, 4-3. SDSU nabbed a win in the first of its current six-match home stand by claiming the doubles point and singles victories on courts one, three and six.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GROUNDED BY AIR FORCE 61-51

 

Aztec senior McKynzie Fort led all players with 20 points

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 3, 2018 (Colorado Springs) - Despite a game-high 20 points from senior McKynzie Fort, the visiting San Diego State women’s basketball team suffered its third straight loss Saturday in a 61-51 defeat at Air Force inside Clune Arena.

T-NO. 13 SDSU WATER POLO WINS OPENER VS. NO. 19 HARVARD 10-8

 

Aztecs never trail in season opener

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 3, 2018 (Providence) - T-No. 13 San Diego State opened its season with a 10-8 neutral-site victory over 19th-ranked Harvard Saturday afternoon at the Bruno Classic in Providence, R.I. SDSU moved to 1-0 with the win, while the Crimson fall to 2-2 on the year.

DON YOUR “DESERT DRESSY” ATTIRE FOR ANZA BORREGO FOUNDATION’S BOOTS BALL MARCH 3

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 3, 2018 (Borrego Springs) - You’re invited to don your “desert dressy” attire and finest hiking boots for the second annual “Boots Ball” hosted by the Anza Borrego Foundation on Saturday, March 3 from 2-5 p.m.

STATE CLOSES CASE FILED BY COUNCILMAN KALASHO AGAINST CITY OF EL CAJON, MAYOR WELLS AND COUNCILMAN KENDRICK

 

Dept. of Fair Employment & Housing finds no violation of laws; Kalasho retains right to sue over alleged discrimination

By Miriam Raftery

February 3, 2018 (El Cajon) – The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH), in a letter sent to El Cajon Councilman Ben Kalasho on January 22, advised that following an investigation, the agency has closed a complaint filed by Kalasho against the City of El Cajon, Mayor Bill Wells and Councilman Gary Kendrick.

Kalasho, who is of Iraqi descent, claimed he was harassed and discriminated against based on his national origin. “I was denied a work environment free of discrimination and/or retaliation and subjected to differential treatment,” he contended in his complaint.

ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE'S AUXILIARY TO HOST MARDI GRAS GALA FEB. 17

 

Fundraiser to benefit adults with developmental disabilities

East County News Service

February 2, 2018 (El Cajon) -- St. Madeleine Sophie’s Auxiliary will host its first Mardi Gras Gala on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Marina Village’s Seaside Room to benefit St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) in El Cajon. Ticket prices for the gala cost $55 per person prior to the event or $60 per person at the door.

LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY TO HOST FREE MEETING ON FITNESS ON FEB. 28TH

 

East County News Service

February 2, 2018 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa will host “Fitness and Fun for Life!,” a free program on the County of San Diego’s Feeling Fit Club program and the Sharp Grossmont Mall Walker program, from 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 28. The program is part of the library’s “Wellness Wednesday” series, normally held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Admission is free and RSVP is not necessary. Light refreshments will be served. Handouts will be available. The library is located at 9001 Wakarusa St.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS TOPPLED BY UCSB 6-1

 

Aztecs fall to 0-3 on the season

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 2, 2018 (Santa Barbara) - The visiting San Diego State men’s tennis team came up short in its third dual match of the 2018 campaign, falling to UC Santa Barbara on the road Friday by a 6-1 count at the Recreation Center Courts.

ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE END OF EL CAJON’S FOOD SHARING BAN

 

By Kendra Sitton

February 1, 2018 (El Cajon) --- Activists praise the end of a ban on feeding the homeless, but continue advocating for further changes in El Cajon.

 

At a food sharing event organized by Food not Bombs and Breaking Bread on Saturday, Jan. 27, transients and volunteers filled Wells Park. There was a swathe of donated clothes, blankets, and hand sanitizer, as international media attention brought additional support to the advocates who have worked for months to repeal the ban. Houseless people filled plates with beans, chow mein, bread, peach cobbler, and a chocolate cake which read “solidarity not charity.”

AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO NO. 14 CALIFORNIA 5-2

 

SDSU drops first loss of the season to a ranked opponent

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 1, 2018 (Berkeley) -  The San Diego State women’s tennis team put up a tough fight against No. 14 California but ultimately fell short in its first road match of the season, 5-2. The Aztecs were edged out of the doubles point and could not put together enough singles victories to overcome the ranked Golden Bears.

ARREST MADE IN FATAL SHOOTING NEAR SPRING VALLEY ALBERTSON’S

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 1, 2018 (Spring Valley) – Thomas Jackson,28, has been arrested and charged with the murder of Aurice J. Turk, 25.  Turk was killed January 4th around 9 p.m. in a reported fight near the Albertson’s on Campo Road in the Casa de Oro area of Spring Valley.

LONG-TIME SAN DIEGO OFFICER DAVID NISLEIT NAMED POLICE CHIEF

 

By Chris Jennewein, reprinted with permission by Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  David Nisleit at the press conference in the mayor’s office. Photo by Chris Jennewein

February 1, 2018 (San Diego) - A 30-year San Diego Police officer, Asst. Chief David Nisleit, was chosen Thursday as the next police chief of San Diego.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer made the announcement at an 11 a.m. press conference in his office accompanied by numerous community leaders.

CHIEF’S CORNER: SUPER BOWL SAFETY TIPS

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

It’s the Super Bowl and you’re the quarterback!

February 1, 2018 (San Diego) --  Whether you’re calling the shots at your home field or at a party somewhere else make sure to be a good sport and keep your “Safety” front and center at all times.

Your “Running Back” is in the kitchen. Help avoid a “False Start” with unhealthy foods. Everyone wants to keep their “Tight End” looking tight, so add healthy snacks to your menu instead of high-fat foods. You may want to consider that “Quarterback Sneak” and replace those buffalo wings and nachos with veggies and hummus or whole wheat pita chips. Let’s avoid that “Wide Receiver” if possible.

CHIEF’S CORNER: FIGHT THE FLU—LIKE FIREFIGHTERS DO

 

High protein diet can help keep you healthy

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

February 1, 2018 (San Diego) -- The flu season is unusually severe this year, and California is one of the hardest-hit states, with more deaths reported weekly, some experts believe new infections may be peaking, flu activity will likely remain into April. 

PUBLIC HELP SOUGHT TO FIND TRAILER STOLEN IN SANTEE

 

By Miriam Raftery, East County Magazine

February 1, 2018 (Santee) – Authorities seek public help to find this trailer stolen from the Coffee Corner coffee shop in the 9600 block of Carlton Hills Boulevard in Santee sometime between January 23rd and 24th. Its California license plate number is 4MC8836.

The owner estimates the loss of the trailer and its contents at nearly $18,000.

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