February 2019 Articles

February 2019 Articles

TWO SDSU MEN'S TENNIS DUOS VICTORIOUS AT PACIFIC COAST DOUBLES CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

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February 28, 2019 (La Jolla) - The San Diego State men’s tennis team had two tandems emerge victorious on the opening night of competition at the 130th annual Pacific Coast Doubles Championships at La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club.

SAN DIEGO STATE SOFTBALL RALLIES PAST BRIGHAM YOUNG 2-1

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State took advantage of a pair of Brigham Young errors in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Cougars 2-1 in the first game of the San Diego Classic Thursday night at SDSU Softball Stadium. It was the fourth walk-off win of the season for the Aztecs (9-7) and third victory when trailing heading into the final inning.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS BLANKS UC DAVIS 4-0

 

 

Aztecs win second in a row to improve to 5-4 on the year

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February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State picked up its second straight victory on Thursday after shutting out UC Davis, 4-0, in a non-conference dual match at Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU notched its second consecutive doubles point in the whitewash before claiming the first three decisions in singles play to raise its record to 5-4 overall. The Aggies, meanwhile, slip to 7-4 on the season.

LAKESIDE SHERIFF HOSTS COFFEE WITH COMMUNITY MARCH 12

 

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2019 (Lakeside) — Lakeside Sheriff’s substation will hold a Coffee with the Community event on Tuesday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, 9841 Vine St., Lakeside.

“Community outreach is a top priority of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.  Members of the community should feel comfortable bringing problems related to safety and security to our staff,” a press release from the Sheriff’s department states.

COUNTY, STATE WARN BACKYARD BIRD OWNERS ABOUT VIRULENT NEWCASTLE DISEASE

 

 

By Gig Conaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - It still has not been detected here, but San Diego County officials are urging backyard bird owners to watch for virulent Newcastle disease, a highly contagious, agriculturally dangerous, bird-killing virus, after the state expanded its quarantine in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

February 28, 2019 (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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WORLD

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

February 28, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media. This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:

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STATE

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FULL SOUTHBOUND CLOSURE OF INTERSTATE 5 SCHEDULED THURSDAY NIGHT FOR TROLLEY BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

 

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2019 (San Diego) -- Starting Thursday, February 28, at 9:30 p.m., and running through Friday, March 1, at 5 a.m., all southbound lanes on Interstate 5 (I-5) will be closed to vehicular traffic  from the interchange of I-5 and Interstate 805 to La Jolla Village Drive.

REAL ESTATE REALTY: GROWING CANNABIS WHILE HOLDING AN ACTIVE DUTY STATUS

 

 

By Maryanne Jackson Real Estate Broker CNE, CPRES.

 

February 28, 2019 (San Diego’s East County)

 

Dear Maryanne,

 

My husband and I purchased a home last year in East County. My husband is currently Active Duty Military and we used his VA benefits to purchase the home. We have a large area in our fenced in rear yard that has been perfect for growing vegetables.

 

I have an honorable discharge from the military due to an injury, because of this injury I am subject to constant pain. I have been managing the inflammation and pain flare ups with my medical marijuana license that enables me to purchase the amount of vapor inserts that I need. The cost has become staggering to buy the medical marijuana that I need as it is not covered under my TRI CARE health insurance.

 

Last spring, I decided to take matters into my own hands and planted several marijuana plants. I have a green thumb to say the least. The plants are getting huge and I am planning on using the dried leaves to offset my cost. Upon my husband’s last visit home from sea he was mowing the grass and noticed the plants. He is concerned that he could get arrested or kicked out of the military for the plants growing on our private property.

 

Do you know where we stand on this? After all, marijuana has been legalized now in California and I do have a medical marijuana license.

 

A.J. Lakeside, CA.

 

LA MESA APPROVES GRANNY FLAT ORDINANCE AND CREATION OF CITIZENS COMMITTEE ON HOMELESSNESS

 
 
By Allan Acevedo
 
February 28, 2019 (La Mesa) – With a packed agenda, the La Mesa City Council addressed concerns of increased homelessness, the ongoing housing crisis, and the City’s action plan to meet 2020 and 2035 greenhouse gas reduction goals.

AZTECS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL KNOCKED OFF BY UTAH STATE 65-52

 

 

Sophia Ramos paced the Aztecs with 15 points

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photos by Don De Mars

February 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (10-15, 5-10) suffered a 65-52 defeat to Utah State (13-14, 8-8) Wednesday evening inside Viejas Arena. The Aztecs, who fell behind by 16 points early in the second quarter, were able to pull within one point late in the third, but then saw Utah State finish the game on a 15-3 run.

SAN DIEGO RIVER PARK FOUNDATION OPEN HOUSE ON FORESTER CREEK PARK PROPOSALS DRAWS ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD IN EL CAJON

 

You can provide your input on the Foundation’s survey on El Cajon Recreational Access Plan at www.sandiegoriver.org/survey.html (available in English, Spanish and Arabic)

By Jonathan Goetz

February 27, 2019 (El Cajon) -- The San Diego River Park Foundation held an open house yesterday on proposed parks along Forester Creek and other locations in EL Cajon. The event at the Ronald Reagan Community Center drew nearly 200 people, with multiple stations staffed by the Foundation's volunteers, staff and California Polytechnic State University graduate consultants.

SUPERVISORS VOTE TO STUDY IDEA OF BUYING, SELLING ENERGY THROUGH A COMMUNITY CHOICE PROGRAM

 
 
East County News Service
 
February 27, 2019 (San Diego) -- The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to study the idea of buying and selling electricity to give county residents an alternative to having to buy it from the region’s utility, San Diego Gas & Electric. Under a community choice program, residents would still have the option to stay with SDG&E if they choose to do so.

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO SAN DIEGO 4-2

 

 

SDSU falls to 10-6 in last 16 vs. USD

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 26, 2019 (San Diego) - Despite a strong outing from freshman starting pitcher Aaron Eden, the San Diego State baseball team fell victim to a four-run eighth inning in a 4-2 loss against San Diego at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Tuesday night. The Aztecs fall into 5-3, while the Toreros improve to 6-3.

JULIAN-CUYAMACA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BALLOT MEASURE: A “YES” VOTE DISSOLVES DISTRICT, A “NO” VOTE SAVES VOLUNTEER DEPT.

 

 

By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor, and Miriam Raftery, Editor

 

February 26, 2019 (Julian) — Voters in the Julian-Cuyamaca Fire Protection District (JCFPD) have until March 19 to mail in their ballots on Measure A. The ballot language is confusing to some.  

 

In plain English, a “yes” vote would dissolve the county’s last all-volunteer firefighting district and put the San Diego County Fire Authority run by Cal Fire in sole charge of fire and emergency medical protection.  A “no” vote would save the district from dissolving and keep the volunteer firefighters and paramedics who have protected the area for over 20 years, with Cal Fire providing backup/mutual aid.

SDSU MEN'S BASKETBALL: AZTECS FALL TO AGGIES IN LOGAN

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 26, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - Quinn Taylor recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds to lift Utah State to a 70-54 win over San Diego State on Tuesday night.

Sam Merrill had 19 points for Utah State (23-6, 13-3 Mountain West Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive victory. Diogo Brito added 12 points. Justin Bean had 10 points and eight rebounds for the hosts.

BOYS BASKETBALL: FOOTHILLS CHRISTIAN ADVANCES TO CIF STATE QUARTERFINALS WITH 70-56 WIN OVER EL CAMINO REAL

 
 
Foothills Christian will travel to Santa Margarita High School Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
 
Story and photos by Liz Alper
 
February 26, 2019 (Spring Valley) - Foothills Christian boys basketball has trekked through the CIF San Diego Section playoffs and now, it’s time for the state playoffs.  The Knights are the #5 seed in the SoCal Division 1 Regional.  Tonight, they faced the Conquistadors of El Camino Real from Woodland Hills at neutral Mount Miguel High School.

SDSU MEN’S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT SOUTHWESTERN INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztec freshman Joey Moore ties for 13th individually

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February 26, 2019 (Westlake Village, Calif.) - Playing its second spring tournament, the San Diego State men’s golf team finished in eighth place at the Southwestern Invitational on Tuesday after shooting a 2-over-par 290 during the final round at North Ranch Country Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS DEFEATED AT USC 5-2

 

 

Aztecs fall in first match against a ranked opponent this season

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February 26, 2019 (Los Angeles) - San Diego State women's tennis faced its first ranked opponent Tuesday afternoon in No. 32 Southern California, who defeated the Aztecs 5-2 at the Marks Tennis Stadium. Despite the loss, sophomores Abbie Mulbarger and Nnena Nadozie captured wins in singles play, the latter of whom claimed her first career win over a ranked opponent.

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT 2-1

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 26, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The San Diego State softball team was unable to come up with the timely hit in a 2-1 loss Tuesday afternoon at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles.

The Aztecs (8-7) outhit the Lions (7-5), 5-4, for the game, but were just 1-for-13 (.077) with runners on base and 1-for-7 (.143) with runners in scoring position.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLFERS GIOIA CARPINELLI, FERNANDA ESCAURIZA TIE FOR THIRD AT BRUIN WAVE INVITE

 

 

Aztecs finish sixth as a team in spring opener

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February 26, 2019 (San Luis Obispo) - San Diego State’s Gioia Carpinelli (Boppelsen, Switzerland) and Fernanda Escauriza (Asunción, Paraguay) tied for third place at the Bruin Wave Invitational on Tuesday after each fired a 4-over-par 76 during the final round at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

FEMA ANNOUNCES COST SHARE ADJUSTMENT FOR THREE DISASTERS

 

 

Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

February 26, 2019 (Washington D.C.) -- FEMA Administrator Brock Long announced that the federal cost-share for three major disaster declarations caused by wildfires in 2018 has increased from 75 to 90 percent, including major fire in California.

SNOW VISITORS DEFACE LA POSTA SACRED SITE

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: ECM news partner 10 News

February 26, 2019 (La Posta) — A couple who claimed responsibility on social media for spray-painting graffiti on rocks at a sacred site on the La Posta Indian reservation in East County claims they didn’t know they were on tribal lands, but have offered to clean up the damage.

FIERY LAKESIDE CRASH MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY RACING VEHICLES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: ECM  news partner 10 News

February 26, 2019 (Lakeside) – A 1995 red Ford Mustang traveling at a high rate of speed struck a raised curb and rolled over, catching fire around 2:47 a.m.  The occupants of the vehicle had fled the scene by the time emergency responders arrived and it’s unknown who was driving the vehicle.

FIRST FRIDAY ART SHOW MARCH 1 IN RAMONA

 

 

East County News Service

February 26, 2019 (Ramona) – The Gallery at 438 Main St. in Ramona invites you to a “First Friday” Art Party and Open House on March 1st from 6 to 8 p.m. The free event will feature free refreshments, art by local artists, and 20 percent discounts off purchases.

 

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF IN SIXTH AT BRUIN WAVE INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztecs' Fernanda Escauriza, Giola Carpinelli tied for fifth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 25, 2019 (San Luis Obispo) - Competing in its opening tournament of the spring campaign, the San Diego State women’s golf team finds itself in sixth place at the Bruin Wave Invitational after carding a 29-over-par 605 on Monday during the first two rounds at San Luis Obispo Country Club.

DARKNESS SUSPENDS ROUND TWO AT SOUTHWESTERN INVITATIONAL FOR SDSU MEN'S GOLF

 

 

Aztec freshman Joey Moore completes both rounds, sits in tie for eighth individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 25, 2019 (Westlake Village, Calif.) - The San Diego State men's golf team remains in a three-way for seventh place at the Southwestern Invitational after play was suspended toward the end of the second round on Monday due to darkness.

EAST COUNTY CHURCH HOSTS `BLESSED WITH A DRESS,’ FREE FORMAL DRESSES FOR YOUNG LADIES

 

 

East County News Service 

February 25, 2019 (El Cajon) – Foothills Christian Church at 365 West Bradley Ave. in El Cajon will host “Blessed with a Dress,” a free event for young women needing high-quality, fashionable formal wear for school dances and other special occasions. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, girls can visit the church campus and select a free dress, pair of shoes and jewelry for upcoming formal events.

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