February 2019 Articles

February 2019 Articles

SAN DIEGO STATE SOFTBALL FALLS TO NO. 4/4 OKLAHOMA 9-0

 

 

Aztecs finish opening weekend with a 3-2 record

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 10, 2019 (Phoenix) - The San Diego State softball team finished its opening weekend with a 9-0 loss to No. 4/4 Oklahoma Sunday at the Grand Canyon University Kickoff Tournament in Phoenix.

The Aztecs (3-2) managed only one hit off Sooner (5-0) pitcher Shannon Saile, a single by West Hills alum Katie Byrd in the top of the first inning. Megan Smith and Molly Sturdivant also drew walks for SDSU.


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CUYAMACA COLLEGE SPRING CONCERT SEASON FEATURES MUSICIANS OF NOTE

 

 

Source: Cuyamaca College

February 10, 2019 (Rancho San Diego) -- A wide assortment of musicians ranging from a San Diego mariachi band that has played at the Super Bowl to one of the most in-demand French hornists in the country will be performing in this year’s Spring Concert Series at Cuyamaca College beginning Feb. 28.

All performances, except the Coyote Music Festival, will be held at the Samuel M. Ciccati Theatre in the Samuel M. Ciccati Performing Arts Center. The annual Coyote Music Festival will be held at Cuyamaca College’s Grand Lawn.

On tap for the Spring Concert Series:


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REAL ESTATE REALITY: HOME INSPECTION BEFORE THE SALE

 

 

By Maryanne Jackson

February 10, 2019 (San Diego’s East County)

Dear Maryanne,

My wife and I are considering selling our home in Spring Valley and purchasing a larger home in the same area. We will need to use the proceeds from the sale to upsize.

Is it recommended to hire a home inspector prior to putting our home up for sale?

If so, what is the advantage of us putting the $450 out to do this? Will the buyer still need to get their own home inspection during the escrow investigation process?

--Eric J., Spring Valley, CA


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MORE RAIN FORECAST

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 8, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Light rain is possible late tonight through the weekend and Monday. While Tuesday should be clear, another “atmospheric river” will arrive Wednesday through Friday, bringing heavy rains, says National Weather Service forecaster James Brotherton.  Moderate to major flooding could occur Wednesday and Thursday, with minor flooding earlier in the week in some areas.

Several inches of snow are possible above 3,500 feet.


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SDSU SOFTBALL SPLITS AT GRAND CANYON TOURNAMENT

 

 

Aztecs rally past Charlotte 5-4; fall to Grand Canyon 9-0

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February 9, 2019 (Phoenix) - The San Diego State softball team split a pair of games Saturday at the Grand Canyon University Kickoff Tournament in Phoenix. The Aztecs (3-1) once again used a seventh inning rally to beat Charlotte 5-4 in the opener before falling to the host Lopes (2-2) 9-0 in five innings later in the day.


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SDSU WATER POLO GOES 0-2 IN DAY ONE OF TRITON INVITE

 

 

Emily Bennett led SDSU in scoring in both games 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 9, 2019 (La Jolla) - The No. 22 San Diego State water polo team (1-4) went 0-2 in the first day of the Triton Invitational at UC San Diego on Saturday. The Aztecs lost to No. 9 Arizona State 7-12 in their first game and they fell to No. 21 CSUN 7-3 in their afternoon tilt.


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SDSU WOMEN’S TENNIS DEFEATS CAL STATE FULLERTON 4-2

 

 

Aztecs clinch to top Titans 

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February 9, 2019 (Fullerton) - San Diego State women's tennis clinched on the road this afternoon, taking down Cal State Fullerton 4-2. The Aztecs captured the doubles point and went on to take the necessary three victories in singles play to win the dual.


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SDSU WOMEN’S HOOPS HOLDS OFF UTAH STATE 56-54

 

 

SDSU has won three in a row 

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February 9, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (9-12, 4-6) outlasted Utah State (10-12, 5-6) 56-54 Saturday afternoon.  Senior Arantxa Gómez-Ferrer hit two clutch free throws win 22 seconds left and the Aztecs got two big defensive stops in the final seconds to secure their third straight win.


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PAROLEE ARRESTED FOR STABBING AT SPRING VALLEY MINI MART

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 9, 2019 (Rancho San Diego) – Roberto Inchaurregui III, 27, of Spring Valley was arrested Feb. 7 for a stabbing that occurred Feb. 2 at the Arco AM/PM Mini Mart in Spring Valley.

Sheriff’s detectives from Rancho San Diego and the Crime Suppression Team arrested Inchaurregui at his parole agent’s office, then served a search warrant on the suspect’s home, where they recovered other items further linking Inchaurregui to the crime, says Sgt. Matt Cook II.

He was booked into the San Diego County Jail.


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TRACK & FIELD: NYJARI MCNEIL BREAKS SDSU RECORD IN THE 600M

 

 

McNeil broke the record she set last month

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February 8, 2019 (Albuquerque) - Freshman Nyjari McNeil beat the school record she set last month in the 600 meter run Friday evening to highlight day one of the Don Kirby Invitational for the Aztecs.

McNeil took first place in the 600 meter run and beat her previous record by 0.29 seconds. Sakura Roberson earned a fourth place finish with a time of 1:33.77 and Sara Absten had her best time in three times, finishing in 1:40.34, over five seconds better than her performance last week.


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SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS SHORT VS. NO. 23 ALABAMA 5-2

 

 

Aztecs slip to 2-2 on the year

Source:  goatecs.com

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February 8, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State played well in spots against No. 23 Alabama at home on Friday but could not keep pace in the end, dropping a 5-2 decision in a non-conference dual match at Aztec Tennis Center.


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SUSPECT WANTED FOR IDENTITY THEFT AND BURGLARY - UP TO $1,000 REWARD OFFERED

 

 

Source:  San Diego Sheriff's Department

February 8, 2019 (Santee) - San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the Santee Sheriff's Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect who stole a purse from an unlocked vehicle and used stolen credits cards to make purchases at various stores in Santee.


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LOVE YOUR HEART ON FEBRUARY 14

 

 

By José A. Álvarez, County of San Diego Communications Office

Video by James Kecskes

February 8, 2019 (San Diego) - It’s February – the time of year when our attention turns to matters of the heart. What better time to get your blood pressure checked?

On Thursday, Feb. 14, people can get their blood pressure checked for free at any of nearly 300 locations across the U.S. and Mexico for Love Your Heart Day. Many faith-based organizations are getting in on the action by hosting blood pressure checks this weekend on Feb. 9 and 10.


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STEELE CANYON THEATER STUDENTS “DREAM A DREAM” WITH STAR OF THE LONDON PRODUCTION OF LES MISÉRABLES

 

 

Actor Dean Chisnall to visit East County high school in March

 

East County News Service

 

February 8, 2019 (Spring Valley) -- London stage actor, Dean Chisnall, will be visiting Steele Canyon Charter High School from March 7 through March 9 to help prepare the school’s theatre department for their own production of the award-winning hit, Les Misérables, premiering March 20th.  He will also be the main event in “Who Am I? An Evening with Dean Chisnall” benefit night for San Diego County theater students at Steele Canyon High School on the evening of Thursday, March 7 @ 7:00pm.  “I’m so excited and honoured to come to Steele Canyon - it’s a huge privilege to be invited to share my passion with such like minded students and staff. I’ll be there soon... See you on the barricade.” -Dean Chisnall


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AZTEC SOFTBALL SWEEPS ON OPENING DAY

 

 

SDSU rallies to beat Syracuse 9-8, run-rules Charlotte 9-1

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February 8, 2019 (Phoenix) - After scoring six times in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past Syracuse, 9-8, in the opener, the San Diego State softball team made it a sweep in the nightcap with a 9-1, run-rule win over Charlotte Friday afternoon at Grand Canyon University’s Kickoff Tournament in Phoenix.


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READERS & WRITERS CALENDAR: FEBRUARY 9-17

 

 

Published since 2008. Copyright 2019 by Sam Warren, SDWriteWay@gmail.com

"Words are things; and a small drop of ink falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." --Lord Byron (1788-1824)

SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF BOOK EVENTS


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SURF RIDER PIZZA CELEBRATES NATIONAL PIZZA DAY FEB. 9

East County News Service

February 7, 2019 (La Mesa) - If you are looking for a thin and crispy East Coast style slice of pizza made with homemade, hand tossed dough, whole milk mozzarella and baked in fire heated brick ovens, look no further! Surf Rider Pizza Co.has you covered for a very important holiday (in their opinion), offering $2.50 slices on National Pizza Day on Feb. 9!  Celebrate right with an authentic slice from Surf Rider Pizza Co. known for bringing its unique East Coast-style pizza to San Diego.


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LA MESA HEALTH CARE LIBRARY HOSTS ART EXHIBIT WITH PAINTINGS BY 10-YEAR-OLD ALPINE GIRL

 

 

East County News Service

February 7, 2019 (La Mesa) – The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, a consumer health library at 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, is now presenting its Winter Art Exhibit featuring 15 paintings by 10-year-old Mia Bruso of  Alpine. The exhibit runs through the end of March. Kathy Quinn, Herrick Library director, said it is the first time since the library opened in 2002 that the featured artist for the quarterly art exhibit is a child.


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BMW FIRES RAISE ALARM

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: ABC news screenshot

February 7, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Despite more than 90 complaints of BMW luxury vehicles bursting into flames while parked with engines turned off, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not actively investigating the causes.


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EAST COUNTY REALTORS HEAR SOFT HOUSING MARKET FORECAST FOR 2019: PRICES WILL REMAIN FLAT, BUYERS ON THE SIDELINES

 

 

East County News Service

February 7, 2019 (El Cajon) – The California housing market will continue soft in 2019 as prices remain flat and sales pull back because buyers are expected to remain on the sidelines throughout the year, according to California Association of Realtors (CAR) senior economist Oscar Wei.


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SDSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: AZTECS HOLD OFF FIRST PLACE NEW MEXICO 61-59

 

 

Freshman Sophia Ramos had a team-high 21 points

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February 7, 2019 (San Diego) - The Aztec women’s basketball team (8-12, 3-6) defeated first place New Mexico (18-3, 8-2) 61-59 in front of 4,272 fans Wednesday afternoon. SDSU had their best defensive performance of the year and held the high-powered Lobo offense to 32 percent shooting from the field and 11 percent from three.


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ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

February 6, 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:

U.S.

WORLD

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SDSU FOOTBALL HEAD COACH ROCKY LONG ANNOUNCES 2019 SIGNING CLASS, INCLUDING HELIX HIGH’S MICHAEL SHAWCROFT

 

 

Shawcroft one of eight players added to finish Aztecs’ 22-member class

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February 7, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State head football coach Rocky Long announced the signing Wednesday of eight additional players to National Letters of Intent or Offers of Aid. Including the 14 that signed in the early signing period in December a total of 22 athletes will join the Aztecs for the 2019 season. 

SDSU’s signing class now includes 11 on defense, nine on offense and two athletes. The 22-member class also features 14 from the state of California, three from Texas, two from Arizona, one apiece from Georgia, Hawaii and Washington. Additionally, 18 are high schools and four are college transfers. 

The eight new additions to the class today include two on offense - quarterback Jordon Brookshire (Santa Rosa, Calif./Cardinal Newman HS/Laney CC) and offensive lineman Jacob Jimenez (Pflugerville, Texas/Pflugerville HS/Brigham Young) - five on defense - defensive linemen Jeffrey Blake (Norcross, Ga./Greater Atlanta Christian HS), Liloa Kapiko (Honolulu, Hawaii/St. Louis HS) and Jonah Tavai (Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa HS/El Camino College), and defensive backs Patrick McMorris (Santa Ana, Calif./Santa Ana HS) and Eric Wilson (Oceanside, Calif./El Camino HS/Riverside City College), and one athlete in Noah Tumblin (San Diego/Mira Mesa HS).

A full list of the signees is below.


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

February 6, 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:

LOCAL

STATE

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JACUMBA MAN DIES AFTER STOPPING TO HELP STRANDED MOTORIST ON PINE VALLEY BRIDGE

By Miriam Raftery

February 7, 2019 (Pine Valley) – Robert Verlin Bruno Jr., 48, of Jacumba Hot Springs ,stopped to help when he saw a Ford F-150 pickup truck with a baby as a passenger. The truck had struck a guardrail on Pine Valley Bridge on Interstate 8 before dawn yesterday around 5 a.m.

But then a truck swerved to avoid the crash and collided with a Kia. The two vehicles came careening toward him on the icy freeway. Bruno jumped over a guardrail to avoid being struck, not realizing in the darkness that the spot dropped off into a 300 to 400 foot deep ravine.


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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS


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BMW FIRES RAISE ALARM

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: ABC news screenshot

February 6, 2019 (Washington D.C.) – Despite more than 90 complaints of BMW luxury vehicles bursting into flames while parked with engines turned off, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is not actively investigating the causes.

ABC News first reported the problem back in May of 2017 and called for a federal investigation. Since then, more than 30 new BMW fires have occurred—and still the federal government has failed to take action to protect consumers, Jason Levine, executive director at the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety, told ABC this month.

The BMW company has recalled over a million vehicles since that 2017 report ran. But ABC found fires have occurred recently among models not on the recall list.


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SNOW BLANKETS EAST COUNTY MOUNTAINS

By East County Magazine

Photos: Laguna Mountain Lodge Faceboko page

February 6, 2019 (Laguna Mountain) – Five days of storms have blanketed local mountains including Mount Laguna with up to a foot of snow, the National Weather Service reports. Julian, Pine Valley and Descanso all received snow.  The storm also doused much of the county with heavy rains, including up to six inches in some locations.

If you’re considering a trip to frolic in the snow, check current road and weather conditions since tire chains may be required, and use caution on icy roads. Also check these resources:


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: DOUBLE RAINBOW

February 6, 2019 (Mount Helix) -- Freelanc Photographer and videographer Martin Hoffman snapped these beautiful images of a double rainbow from the backyard of his Mount Helix home, looking southeast.


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SNOW DAY AT LOCAL SCHOOLS

February 6, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- Heavy snowfall  has resulted in a "snow day" off for students today in the Julian Union School District, Julian Union High School District, Spencer Valley School District and Warner Unified School District, according to the San Diego County Education.


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