February 2021 Articles

February 2021 Articles

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

February 23, 2021  (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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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

SECURITY BREACH AT ADDRESS VERIFICATION COMPANY MAY COMPROMISE DMV INFORMATION

Potentially impacts vehicle registration records, no driver’s license information; DMV working with law enforcement and assessing additional privacy protections

Source:  California DMV

February 22, 2021 (Sacramento) - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), out of an abundance of caution, is notifying customers that a company it uses to verify vehicle registration addresses has had a security breach. DMV systems have not been compromised and it is unknown if DMV data shared with the company has been compromised. An investigation is under way.

SDSU LACROSSE FALLS IN TEMPE 23-10

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 21, 2021 (Tempe) - The San Diego State lacrosse team fell to the Arizona State Sun Devils 23-10 in Tempe, Ariz. Sunday, Feb. 21.

Freshman Avonna Usher and redshirt senior Lexi Tan each led the Aztecs’ scoring with two goals apiece while six other Aztecs each added a score to the board including seniors Julia Sheehan, Taylor Sullivan, Bailey Brown, and Emily Resnick, junior Cailin Young, and sophomore Camdyn O’Donnell. Tan’s stat line included two ground balls and three caused turnovers, a category in which she led the team throughout the game. Resnick assisted on two of the Aztecs’ goals while snagging two ground balls, grabbing two draw controls, and forcing a turnover. ASU’s Carly Adams scored eight of the Sun Devils’ 23 goals while adding three ground balls, a caused turnover, and a draw control. Katie Brodsky was Arizona State’s other leading scorer, adding four goals and two ground balls.

RAMONA GUN STORE WELCOMES DEDICATED GUNSMITH TO THE TEAM

East County News Service

 

February 21, 2021 (Ramona) -- Ramona Shootists’ Emporium, located at 649 Main St., Ste. C,  announced that the addition of Kaleb Weakley to the team as the new on-site, dedicated gunsmith. 

 

Weakley is a retired U.S. Marine Sergeant who moved with his family to Ramona to focus on his role as program coordinator and outdoor guide for the Special Liberty Project (which helps veterans and Gold Star families connect with nature) and to build his new firearms training company.

SENATE ACQUITS TRUMP, BUT LAWSUIT SEEKS TO HOLD HIM AND MILITIA GROUPS ACCOUNTABLE FOR CAPITOL ATTACK UNDER 1871 STATUTE

By Miriam Raftery

Photo, left:  Capitol under heavy security at nightfall on Jan. 6, after the attack

February 21, 2021 (Washington D.C.) – On February 13, 57 Senators including seven Republicans voted to convict Donald Trump of inciting the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6.  But the action fell 10 votes short of the two-thirds margin needed for conviction. 

SDSU SOFTBALL SHUTS OUT UC DAVIS 7-0 FOR SERIES SWEEP

At 5-0, Aztecs off to best start since 2005

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 21, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State softball team completed a series sweep over UC Davis with a 7-0 victory Sunday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium. The Aztecs improved to 5-0 with the win, matching their best start in program history (2005).

DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS REBUFF GOV. NEWSOM ON PLAN FOR EARLY CALIFORNIA SCHOOL REOPENING

By Ricardo Cano, CalMatters

CalMatters is a public interest journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s state Capitol works and why it matters.

Photo:  Gavin Newsom briefs the press in late December on his plan for reopening schools. Image from livestream

February 21, 2021 (Sacramento) - Disagreements between California’s Democratic-controlled Legislature and its Democratic governor over a plan to reopen schools came to a head this week as lawmakers introduced a bill they say would safely bring students back to campus this spring.

SDSU VOLLEYBALL WINS THIRD STRAIGHT AFTER DEFEATING NEW MEXICO IN FOUR SETS

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 20, 2021 (San Diego) -  San Diego State’s Victoria O’Sullivan launched a season-high 20 kills, leading the Aztec volleyball team to its third straight victory on Saturday with a four-set triumph over New Mexico (25-20, 25-20, 23-25, 25-19) inside Aztec Court at Peterson Gym.

AZTECS SWIM & DIVE FINISHES IN THIRD PLACE AT 2021 MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

UNLV, Nevada and San Diego State were separated by just 40 points in the final tally

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 20, 2021 (Las Vegas/Colorado Springs) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team earned a third-place finish at the 2021 MW Championships Saturday, falling to first-place UNLV by 40 points and second-place Nevada by just 31 points. For her efforts throughout the meet, Klara Thormalm was named 2021 Mountain West Championships Swimmer of the Meet.

SDSU MEN'S SOCCER PLAYS UCLA TO 1-1 DRAW

The Aztecs held a 15-8 advantage in shots

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 20, 2021 (Los Angeles) - The Aztec men’s soccer team (0-0-1) played UCLA (1-1-1) to a 1-1 draw on the road Saturday evening.

UCLA struck first, scoring in the 73rd minute, and then SDSU’s Blake Bowen tied it up five minutes later after redirecting a free kick.

SDSU WATER POLO SWEPT BY UC IRVINE

Karli Canale netted six goals, including five in the second game

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 20, 2021 (San Diego) - The No. 17 Aztec water polo team (0-6) was swept in a doubleheader against No. 4 UC Irvine (4-1) Saturday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex, falling to the Anteaters 14-6 in the first game and then 9-6 in the second.

SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL WINS THRILLER OVER FRESNO STATE 79-77

Tea Adams scored the game winner in the final seconds

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 20, 2021 (San Diego) - Téa Adams scored the game-winning bucket with five seconds left to lift the Aztec women’s basketball team (6-14, 4-10) to a thrilling 79-77 win over Fresno State (13-7, 11-4) Saturday afternoon inside Viejas Arena.

SANTEE SENIORS GET HELP MAKING APPOINTMENTS FOR COVID VACCINATIONS

By Mike Allen
February 20, 2021 (Santee) - The city of Santee is helping seniors who are having difficulty scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations, creating a program aimed at bridging the digital divide.

SHERIFF SEEKS TIPS ON “SUSPICIOUS” LIVESTOCK DEATHS IN ALPINE

By Miriam Raftery

 

February 20, 2021(Alpine) – The Sheriff’s department seeks help from the public to solve a felony animal cruelty case. Deputies responded to a call reporting suspicious circumstances in the 400 block of Peutz Valley Road in Alpine shortly after 8 a.m. on Feb. 19 found ten animals dead in a pen including lambs, goats and a ram.

 

According to Lt. Anthony O’Boyle, the property owners are victims who are out of state when the deaths occurred.  “A relative was coming by to check up on and feed the animals. When the relative arrived yesterday morning, she found the animals deceased,” he said.

GOVERNOR CALLS FOR 10% OF VACCINES TO BE EARMARKED FOR TEACHERS TO OPEN SCHOOLS

By Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Gov. Gavin Newsom watches as a teacher is vaccinated in Oakland. Courtesy of the Governor’s office

February 20, 2021 (San Diego) - Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that California health officials plan to set aside 10% of new first doses of COVID-19 vaccine for teachers starting March 1 to help schools reopen.

SDSU LACROSSE TOPS OREGON FOR FIRST WIN OF 2021 SEASON

Aztecs grow their series win streak over the Ducks to three games with an 11-9 win under the lights on Friday night

Source:  goaztecs.com

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February 19, 2021 (San Diego) - The San Diego State lacrosse team earned its first win of the 2021 season with an 11-9 nighttime victory over the University of Oregon Ducks Friday, Feb. 19 at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

NEWLYWED, 21, KILLED BY DRIVER FLEEING SHERIFF IN SPRING VALLEY CRASH

By Miriam Raftery
 
February 19, 2021 (Spring Valley) – Isabella “Bella” Calhoun-Chipress, 21, had just gotten married last June and was preparing to head off to Marine Corps boot camp when her life was tragically ended by a suspected car thief trying to evade arrest.  Now her grieving family has started a fundraiser to help her husband, Miguel Chipress, pay for his beautiful bride’s funeral.

VACCINE DELIVERY DELAYS PROMPT RESCHEDULING AT SOME VACCINATION SITES, WHILE OTHERS REMAIN OPEN

East County News Service

February 19, 2021 (San Diego) - Some local vaccination sites are postponing appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine due to not receiving vaccine shipments, in part due to shipping delays caused by severe winter storms in several states, and in part due to delays in shipments of Moderna’s vaccine.

The vaccine super-station at Petco Park is pausing all appointments through at least Saturday; the closure may be extended through Monday depending on when more vaccine doses arrive.

The North County Super Station in San Marcos and some other county-run sites are offering only appointments for second doses of the vaccine currently. Cancelled appointments for first doses will be rescheduled over the next week, so be sure to check your email.

However the Grossmont Center and Chula Vista sites run by Sharp are still offering first and second dose appointments with the Pfizer vaccine.

HOMELESS MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED RAPE IN LA MESA

East County News Service
 
February 18, 2021 (La Mesa) - A homeless man is under arrest for allegedly trying to rape a homeless woman in La Mesa on Wednesday afternoon.
 
La Mesa Police responded to a report of a man attacking a partially undressed woman on Amarillo Avenue. They found the victim, whose face was bleeding. She told police the man fled when she screamed, Patch.com reports.

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