March 2019 Articles

March 2019 Articles

LOCAL AVOCADOS RECALLED FOR LISTERIA

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 24, 2019 (Escondido) – Escondido-based Henry Avocado Corporation is recalling avocados after a government inspection at a California packing facility resulted in testing positive for Listeria. The recalled products have stickers reading Bravocado” on the exterior.

Listeria can cause fever, stiffness, nausea, diarrhea and other symptoms. It may be fatal to young children, elderly people or others with weakened immune systems. It can also cause stillbirths and miscarriages in pregnant women.

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS IN SERIES FINALE AT NEW MEXICO

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 24, 2019 (Albuquerque) - San Diego State baseball was unable to complete a sweep of New Mexico on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Lobos 13-4 at Santa Ana Star Field. SDSU drops to 13-9 (4-3 Mountain West) on the year, while UNM jumps above .500 to 12-11 (4-5 MW).

VOLUNTEER TO TUTOR ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

 

 

East County News Service

 

March 24, 2019 (San Diego) -- If you can speak English, you can make a difference in someone’s life. Laubach Literacy Council of San Diego County provides tutors for adult learners of English as a Second Language with tutoring locations countywide.

WARBIRD EXPO & WWII COLLECTORS SWAP MEET APRIL 13 AT GILLESPIE FIELD

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 24, 2019 (El Cajon) – You’re invited to a Warbird Expo and World War II collectors’ swap meet at Gillespie Field in El Cajon on Saturday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tickets for a ride in real WWII aircraft (a historic WWII SNJ-5 Trainer) can also be purchased online or at the event.

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Air Group One to help keep these historic World War II aircraft flying and fund youth education programs.

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: BORREGO BLOOMS AND BIRDS

 
 
East County News Service
 
Photos by Renee Owens
 
March 24, 2019 (Borrego) -- The Anza-Borrego Desert's superbloom season continues.  Wildlife biologist Renee Owens sent in these beautiful images showing fields of wildflowers and a beavertail cactus in bloom.  She also captured images of two birds that frequent California's largest state park, the California quail, our state birds, as well as a black-throated sparrow.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SDSU TRACK & FIELD WRAPS UP AZTEC INVITATIONAL

 

 

Nyjari McNeil sets SDSU freshman record for the 800

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 23, 2019 (San Diego) - The SDSU track and field team wrapped up the annual 41st Aztec Invitational on a high note. Callista Fletcher took first in the 200 meter dash, Bonnie Draxler continued her outstanding senior captain with another first place finish in the pole vault and Nyjari McNeil won the 800 meter run and set a new SDSU record for freshmen.

BICYCLIST HIT BY SUV, SERIOUSLY INJURED IN EL CAJON

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
March 23, 2019 (El Cajon) – A bicyclist in her 40s who was struck by a sport utility vehicle at Fletcher Parkway and Cuyamaca Street in El Cajon is in a trauma center tonight with serious injuries.
 
Officers from the El Cajon Police department and Heartland Fire Department paramedics responded to calls reporting the collision at 6:25 p.m. They found the victim unresponsive in the street with major injuries. She was transported to a trauma center.
 

SDSU WATER POLO: AZTECS KNOCK OFF CAL BAPTIST

 

 

SDSU improves to 3-1 in GCC play

March 23, 2019 (Riverside) - The Aztec water polo team defeated T-No. 22 California Baptist 10-6 Saturday afternoon on the road. After giving up the first goal, SDSU would score nine of the next 11 goals on their way to their second road victory over a ranked GCC team in as many days.

SAN MIGUEL FIRE BOARD TO HOLD MARCH 27 HEARING ON SHIFT TO DIVISION ELECTIONS AND NOMINATION OF LAFCO MEMBERS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 23, 2019 (Spring Valley) – The San Miguel Fire Protection District board voted Feb. 27 to shift to “by division” elections instead of at-large elections.  On March 27 T 5:30 p.m., the board will hold the second of two hearings to solicit public input, after which maps will be drawn for proposed districts.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS REBOUNDS WITH 4-1 VICTORY OVER DRAKE

 

 

Aztecs even their record at 6-6 this season

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 23, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State snapped a two-match losing streak Saturday with a 4-1 triumph over Drake in the San Diego Spring Classic on the courts of Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU dropped the doubles point in their third straight outing but stormed back to sweep all four completed singles matches to even their record at 6-6 on the year, while the Bulldogs slip to 14-11 overall.

HEAVENLY MUSIC: SAN DIEGO HARP SOCIETY RECITAL AT MISSION TRAILS CHURCH

 

 

East County News Service

March 23, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego Harp Society will hold its annual advanced students harp recital at the Mission Trails Church, 4880 Zion Avenue, San Diego 92120 on April 14th from 3 - 4 p.m.  This is a free concert (for donations) and every dollar collected goes directly to the San Diego Harp Society.  Second Sunday Community Concerts and the Mission Trails Church do not take any donated money.

EARTH DAY GATHERING AT DESERT VIEW TOWER APRIL 20 FEATURES LIVE MUSIC, WILDFLOWER HIKES AND HEALING

 
 
East County News Service
 
March 23, 2019 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- An Earth Day Celebration at the Desert View Tower (1 In-Ko Pah Park Rd., Jacumba Hot Springs) will be held on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
"We’ll have live music featuring local artists Damian and Marion Bowles on electric guitar and mandolin playing traditional American, blues, Classic Rock, Reggae," says Rebecca Person.  Other entertainment includes Mountain Mayhem, Stephen Cogswell, Meemusica and Jason Berneke and Grammy-nominated Shamanic healer Windwalker.  There will also be food provided by Gloria’s Authentic Mexican Cuisine, Jay’s 5 Star (vegan) Tacos and vegan treats by Valley Girl, Sweet Surrender and Vanessa’s Golden Lemonade.  Find native plants for sale, plant identification and wildflower hikes, farm products and displays, natural beauty, healing therapies (crystal bowl sound healing, intuitive counseling, reiki energy work, acupuncture, ionic detox foot bath) alpaca yarns, nutrition and EMF education and basketry.  Plus, you'll have a chance to explore In Ko Pah Boulder Park with its unique stone carvings. 

SDSU BASEBALL STAYS HOT IN 19-3 WIN AT NEW MEXICO

 

 

Aztecs record season-highs with 20 hits and 19 runs 

Source: goaztecs.com

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March 23, 2019 (Albuquerque) - All nine players in the San Diego State starting lineup recorded either multiple hits or drove in multiple runs as the Aztecs posted a season-high 19 runs and 20 hits in a 19-3 drubbing of New Mexico on Saturday afternoon at Santa Ana Star Field. The Aztecs, now winners of eight of their last 10, improve to 13-8 (4-2 Mountain West) on the year while New Mexico falls to 11-11 (3-5 MW). 

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS IN SERIES FINALE AT BOISE STATE

 

 

SDSU run-ruled in five innings in rubber game of series

Source: goaztecs.com

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March 23, 2019 (Boise) - The San Diego State softball team was unable to overcome a difficult first inning in a 16-1, five-inning loss in the series finale at Boise State on Saturday afternoon.

SDSU SWIMMING AND DIVING FINISHES 38TH AT AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS



 

 

Source: goaztecs.com

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March 23, 2019 (Austin, Texas) - The San Diego State swimming and diving team concluded action at the NCAA Championships on Saturday and finished in 38th after the conclusion of the four-day event. 

PICKWICK PLAYERS MOVE TO CARLTON OAKS SCHOOL: REVIEW OF ‘FOOTLOOSE’: THE MUSICAL INAUGURAL PRODUCTION

 

 

By Kathy Carpenter, Reviewer

Photos by Adriana Zuniga-Williams

March 23, 2019 (Santee) - Did I do the right thing? That's a question posed by Reverend Shaw to his congregation during Footloose. I know I did the right thing when I decided to go out for this show. Pickwick Players provides quality entertainment to East County. Footloose was no exception. 

STEELE CANYON PRESENTS LES MISERABLES - LONDON STAR DEAN CHISNALL’S INFLUENCE FELT

By Kathy Carpenter

March 23, 2019 (Rancho San Diego) - Les Miserables is an epic musical. It’s extremely complex to put on. Over 120 students were involved, including the music department and the orchestra, who played the score seamlessly in the background. the show would not happen without them.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS UPENDED BY HARVARD 4-1

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 22, 2019 (San Diego) - Despite some spirited play in singles competition, San Diego State came up short against No. 38 Harvard on Friday, dropping a 4-1 decision to the Crimson to open the San Diego Spring Classic at Aztec Tennis Center.

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES OWNER AGAINST NEW MEXICO 4-2

 

 

Aaron Eden hurls 7.1 shutout innings for SDSU

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 22, 2019 (Albuquerque) - Behind Aaron Eden's 7.1 shutout innings and Angelo Armenta's two-run home run in the fourth inning, the San Diego State baseball team defeated New Mexico 4-2 at Santa Ana Star Field on Friday night. The Aztecs improve to 12-8 with a 3-2 Mountain West record, while the Lobos fall to 11-10 with a 3-4 league mark.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD HAS STRONG SHOWING ON DAY TWO OF AZTEC INVITE

 

 

Five Aztecs take first place

Source: goaztecs.com

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March 22, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State track and field team closed out the second day of the Aztec Invitational with five first place finishes and nine top three finishes.

Aztecs that took first place include Callista Fletcher (100m; 11:40w), Nyjari McNeil (800m; 54.43), Danae Dyer (100m hurdles; 13.80), Paige Comiso (5000m; 18:42.78) and Sarah Absten (heptathlon group B; 4,719 points).

AZTECS WATER POLO FINISHES STRONG TO BEAT LMU

 

 

Emily Bennett had threes and an assist

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 22, 2019 (Los Angeles) - The Aztec water polo team earned a big victory with a 9-7 win at Loyola Marymount Friday afternoon. SDSU finished the game on a 5-1 run to secure their first GCC road win of the year.

SDSU SWIMMING & DIVING: KLARA THORMALM WINS 100 BREAST CONSOLATION FINAL AT NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Thormalm broke the previous Mountain West record twice on Friday

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 22, 2019 (Austin, Texas) - Sophomore Klara Thormalm of the San Diego State swimming and diving team broke the Mountain West record and posted the ninth fastest 100 breast time at the NCAA Championships en route to winning the consolation final at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Thursday. 

STUDY: SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA'S COASTAL MOUNTAIN LIONS HEADED FOR EXTINCTION

 

 

Big cats' habitat fragmentation highlights need for wildife crossings

Source:  Center for Biological Diversity

March 22, 2019 (Los Angeles) - Mountain lions in California’s Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains are heading rapidly toward extinction, a new study in Ecological Applications finds. Researchers with UCLA, UC Davis and the National Park Service found that habitat loss and fragmentation have driven the populations to dangerously low levels of genetic diversity.

SKIP THE SLIP? CALIFORNIA LAWMAKER WANTS EMAIL RECEIPTS TO REPLACE PAPER ONES

 

 

By Elizabeth Castillo, CALmatters

CALmatters is an independent public interest journalism venture covering California state politics and government.

Photo:  Carol Dahmen poses with a receipt that's more than 4 feet long—for the purchase of a single item. Photo via Kevin Eckery for CALmatters

March 22, 2019 (San Diego) - When Carol Dahmen discovered the CVS receipt draped across the counter of her Carmichael kitchen, she couldn’t resist pulling out her tape measure to document it.

Her husband had purchased one single prescription. The receipt, she discovered, stretched on to contain 11 coupons before topping out at an astonishing 4 feet 8 inches—the height of Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles.

TAYLOR ADAMS LEADS SDSU SOFTBALL TO FRIDAY SPLIT AT BOISE STATE

 

 

Adams homers twice in nightcap to salvage split

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

March 22, 2019 (Boise) - Taylor Adams homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs to give the San Diego State softball team a 5-2 win over Boise State in the nightcap for a Friday afternoon split in Boise, Idaho. The Aztecs (15-15, 3-2 MW) lost the opener to the Broncos (22-5, 2-3 MW) by a 7-0 score.

VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: BORREGO BIGHORNS

March 21, 2019 (Anza-Borrego) -- Our editor, Miriam Raftery, took these two videos of Bighorn sheep along Montezuma Valley Road, the steep grade into Anza-Borrego Desert State park.  If you're heading to Borrego, which means "Bighorn," keep a sharp eye out for these desert denizens along rocky slopes.

 

 

 

REAL ESTATE REALITY: A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT—LANDSCAPING WITH A PURPOSE

 

 

By Maryanne Jackson Real Estate Broker CNE. CPRES

March 21, 2019 (La Mesa) -

Dear Maryanne,

I own a property on Fuerte Drive in Mount Helix. With all the rain we have been getting recently, there’s an area in my front yard that has become a stream when it rains. Can I divert this water away from my house? What are some of the most common ways to deal with this?

--Ms. S. T.

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