Febuary 2017 Articles

SDSU BASEBALL: AZTECS RECORD 6-2 VICTORY AT LONG BEACH STATE

 

Verdon, Sheehan pace SDSU attack with three hits apiece

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  Jordan Verdon had three hits including a triple Tuesday evening at Long Beach State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (Long Beach) - San Diego State combined timely hitting with a solid performance by the pitching staff to defeat Long Beach State, 6-2, Tuesday evening at Blair Field in Long Beach.

With the victory, the Aztecs improved to 5-4 on the season. LBSU, meanwhile, dropped to 4-4 as it saw a three-game win streak come to an end.

AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESS CONFERENCE FEB. 28: SENIOR NIGHT

 

By Liz Alper

Video courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (San Diego) - With the Aztecs' last home game of the season tomorrow night against Air Force, head coach Steve Fisher and three of his seniors, guards Dakarai Allen and D'Erryl Williams and forward Matt Shrigley, sat down with the media today.

LILAC FESTIVAL MARCH 25-26 AT FORT CROSS IN SANTA YSABEL

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2017 (Santa Ysabel) – Spring is in the air, and Fort Cross Old Timey Adventures in Santa Ysabel (4425 Highway 78) invites you to savor the season at a Lilac Festival on March 25th and 26th.  

Stroll through organic, sweet-smelling lilac groves, or hop on a hayride to enjoy views on a scenic nature loop.  Plus, you’ll find an array of unusual activities reflecting the community’s rich pioneer heritage.

SECOND ANNUAL WATER-WISE HOME GARDEN TOUR MARCH 25

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2017 (Rancho San Diego) - The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to its second annual Water-Wise Home Garden Tour on March 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour will highlight five beautiful gardens featuring a wide variety of colorful and low water usage plants. The gardens emphasize plants from semi-arid regions of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Southwestern U.S. and South Africa.

TOMATOMANIA! MARCH 11 AND 12 AT THE GARDEN

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2017 (Rancho San Diego) — California's largest tomato seedling sale is back and the Garden at Cuyamaca College is the only San Diego location this spring.   TOMATOMANIA features hundreds of heirlooms and hybrid tomato varieties, expert advice, and the accessories to grow tomatoes in your own backyard.

SDSU WOMEN'S HOOPS USES COMPLETE TEAM PERFORMANCE TO DEFEAT AIR FORCE

 

Every Aztec who logged minutes in the game recorded at least two points

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo: Allison Brown courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (Colorado Springs, Colo.) - San Diego State women’s basketball used a complete team performance to secure a road Mountain West victory, downing Air Force, 64-51, Tuesday night in Clune Arena.

SDSU TRACK AND FIELD SENDS TWO TO NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

 

Henderson qualifies for two events; Auzenne in 60-meter hurdles field

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track and field will have two representatives at the NCAA Indoor Championship. Junior Ashley Henderson will run the 60- and 200-meter dashes, while senior Micha Auzenne will participate in the 60-meter hurdles.

BLOOMING DESERT HIKE MARCH 4

 

East County News Service

March 1, 2017 (Borrego Springs) -- Once in a blue moon our deserts get big winter rains and explode into an extraordinary spring bloom. Join the Water Conservation Garden's Director of Horticulture, Clayton Tschudy, for a wildflower tour of the Anza-Borrego State Park on Saturday, March 4.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MARCH 1-31

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2017 (San Diego's East County) - This week’s Destination East County includes Run East County in El Cajon, a Queen Bee Tea in Alpine, Jungle Book for Kids, Diva, Baja Blues Brothers and Bon Jovi in concert.

Plus, we’ll tell you about coming attractions including a Lilac Festival, the Rolando Street Fair, a Star Party in Lakeside, the Circle of Art show in Borrego Springs and more.

So scroll down for all of these events and many others!

LAKESIDE CERT TEAM EXPANDS READINESS FOR DISASTERS

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: CERT team member Christina Whipple

February 28, 2017 (Lakeside) – The room was packed for a recent training program offered by the Lakeside Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for volunteers eager to help their community if a wildfire, earthquake or other disaster overwhelms local authorities.

SDSU MEN'S GOLF TIES FOR EIGHTH AT SOUTHWESTERN INVITE

 

Junior P.J. Samiere leads Aztecs with final-round 70

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  P.J. Samiere courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (Westlake Village, Calif.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team slipped into a tie eighth place at the Southwestern Invitational Tuesday after shooting a combined 6-over-par 294 during the final round at the par-72, 6,992-yard North Ranch Country Club.

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES NINTH AT BRUIN WAVE INVITE

 

Aztec senior Sirene Blair ties for 15th individually

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo: Sirene Blair was the Aztecs' No. 1 finisher at the Bruin Wave Invite.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) - The San Diego State women's golf team finished in ninth place at the Bruin Wave Invitational Tuesday after shooting a collective 23-over par 315 during the final round at San Luis Obispo Country Club. With their score, the Aztecs completed their second tournament of the spring with a 54-hole total of 61-over 937 on the par-73, 6,357-yard course layout.

OTAY WATER BOARD RESPONDS TO ANTI-MUSLIM TWEETS BY DIRECTOR GASTELUM

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 28, 2017 (Spring Valley) – Otay Water Board member Hector Gastelum is in hot water over offensive comments he made on Twitter about Muslims—and now the Board is proposing a resolution to condemn discrimination.

PADRES WIN FIRST GAME OF SPRING TRAINING AGAINST GIANTS 9-5

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

February 28, 2017 (Peoria, Ariz.) - They say spring training is meaningless.  The 0-3 Padres may want to challenge that theory as they went back to Peoria to face the Giants.  It didn't help that Madison Bumgarner was on the mound for San Francisco against Jhoulys Chacin for the Padres.

PHOTO OF THE WEEK: SWEETWATER RIVER

 

 

East County News Service

February 28, 2017 (Descanso) – Duncan McFetridge with Cleveland National Forest Foundation  sent in this photo in Descanso Valley of the rain-swollen Sweetwater River, the major source of water in the Sweetwater Authority. 

"The river has been dry for about two years," he says. "The fall rains recharged the river to about three feet wide. Currently, it's about 70 feet across!"

READER’S EDITORIAL: PROTECTING ACCESS FOR OFF-ROAD VEHICLE RECREATION

 

By Assemblyman Randy Voepel

Photo: Ocotillo Wells off-road vehicle recreation area

February 28, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) -- As a representative of rural areas San Diego and Riverside counties, I’m proud that my district includes wide swaths of land that are perfect for off-road recreation. There are tens of thousands of individuals and families throughout my district and our state who enjoy exploring our state’s natural environment through off-roading.

SAPS AT SEA PRESENT LAUREL AND HARDY – JUST ONE MORE TEENSY-WEENSY NIGHT! MAR. 25

 

East County News Service

February 7, 2017 (Spring Valley) - Saps at Sea will hold its second meeting of the year on March 25 in Williams Hall at Trinity Church in Spring Valley.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m.

SDSU SOFTBALL'S MOLLY STURDIVANT NAMED MOUNTAIN WEST PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Sophomore batted .524 with two homers, eight RBIs, six runs and four doubles last week

Source: goaztecs.com

February 28, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State’s Molly Sturdivant (Santa Ana, Calif.) has been named the Mountain West Softball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. It is the first career award for the sophomore and the first by an Aztec this season.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE ALUMNIFEST: A TICKET TO CELEBRATE ON MARCH 25







Family-friendly event hosted by San Diego Gulls and California Coast Credit Union

Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

February 27, 2017 (El Cajon) - For the second year in a row, community college alum in San Diego and Imperial counties have a big reason to celebrate and to have more fun than you can shake a hockey stick at. On Saturday, March 25, community colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties are throwing Community College AlumniFest, hosted by California Coast Credit Union and the San Diego Gulls hockey club.

EXTREME FLOODING SOAKS REGION

 

 

Report rock slides, boulders or other dangerous road conditions to the County Operations Emegency Call Center (858)565-5262. Help save lives!

By Miriam Raftery

Photos by Christina Dahners-Johnson:  Seasonal creek behind Lyons Valley Trading Post in Jamul had been dry for at least seven years before this storm.

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) – Flooding is wreaking havoc on rural roads and highways countywide.  In Mission Valley, the San Diego River has water cresting among the top 10 levels on record, with the ballfield at Petco Park and some parking garages currently submerged.

George Barnett, a member of the Alpine Community Planning Group, posted in the Ranter’s Roost forum, “ It’s raining like hell in Alpine…Viejas Creek is way outside   its normal channel and Via Viejas into the old ranch area is closed with the dam well over-flowing.  To my eye, on a dark and cloudy day, more water is coming down the creek than I recall seeing in maybe 10 years.”

HELIX WATER TO CONSIDER LOWERING RATES AT MARCH 8 MEETING

 

East County News Service

February 27, 2017 (La Mesa) — Reducing water rates will be on the agenda at a special meeting of the Helix Water District board on March 8th at 6 p.m.  Director Dan McMillan has asked the board to consider cutting rates; the special meeting workshop will include discussion of current finances, water rates and what adjustments can be made.

The issue of reducing water is also expected to be raised at this Wednesday’s meeting, March 1st at 6 p.m. during director’s comments and review of future agenda items.  Both meetings are at the Helix Water District, 7811 University Ave., La Mesa.

LENELLE WYLIE STARS IN “DIVA”: VISIONARY DANCE THEATRE SHOW MARCH 4

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

Diva discovered in La Mesa

February 27, 2017 (La Mesa) -- Lenelle Wylie of La Mesa is a diva--in the best sense of the word. This diva can sing, dance, and act. In Wylie’s case, the meaning of diva would also include high school biology teacher, winning coach, wife, and mother to pre-teens.

SDSU LACROSSE'S KATRINA REEVES NAMED MPSF DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

 

Aztecs senior garners third career weekly conference honor and second of season

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State lacrosse goalkeeper Katrina Reeves was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Defensive Player of the Week for two stellar performances in recent Aztec victories over Michigan and Detroit Mercy, the league office announced Monday evening.

SHERIFF SEEKS HELP TO ID MASKED ARMED ROBBERS IN LEMON GROVE

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 27, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – The Sheriff’s Department seeks public help to identify three masked suspects armed with a shotgun, bat and hammer. The three suspects robbed Santana’s Restaurant at 7633 Palm St. in Lemon Grove at 2:30 a.m. this morning.

SIX ALL-MW TRACK & FIELD HONORS FOR SDSU

 

Four of the five individual honorees are repeat All-MW Indoor Track and Field performers

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) - After a third-place finish at the Mountain West Indoor Track and Field Championships and four event titles, San Diego State track and field garnered six All-Mountain West Indoor Track and Field honors, the conference office announced Monday.

PADRES' MISERABLE SPRING TRAINING CONTINUES WITH LOSS TO ANGELS

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

February 27, 2017 (Tempe, Ariz.) - Thanks to Fox Sports San Diego and our sports editor being sick, ECM got their first look at the 2017 Padres today when they faced the Los Angeles Angels in a spring training exhibition.  J.C. Ramirez started on the hill for the Angels against the new Friar from the Atlanta Braves, Tyrell Jenkins.

TRUMP ORDER ALLOWS DEPORTATION OF MILITARY SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) – President Donald Trump’s recent executive order allows for deportation of military members’ spouses, children and parents.   His action eliminates protections that the Defense Department put in place during President Barack Obama’s administration.

SAN DIEGO RIVER SCIENCE FIELD STATION BREAKS GROUND

 

East County News Service

February 27, 2017 (Lakeside) – There is a big dig going on at the River Park, where excavation is underway to build a foundation for the San Diego River Science Field Station.

According to the Lakeside River Park Conservancy, the San Diego River Science Field Station will become a hub for science education and research, allowing students, citizen scientists and PhDs to “rub shoulders and cross pollinate our knowledge and investigations of the San Diego River.”

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