March 2019 Articles

March 2019 Articles

WATER POLO: AZTECS HOLD DOWN SANTA CLARA 4-1

 

 

Senior goalkeeper Maura Cantoni had 12 saves

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

March 28, 2019 (San Diego) - The No. 21 Aztec water polo team extended their win streak to three games after winning a defensive battle 4-1 over Santa Clara Thursday afternoon.

Maura Cantoni turned in an outstanding performance in goal and collected 12 saves and allowed a season-low one goal. Hannah Carrillo scored two of the Aztecs’ four goals. Shelby Kraft had a goal and an assist and Maddie Higginson scored one goal.


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NEW CAPTAINS IN CHARGE AT RANCHO SAN DIEGO AND ALPINE STATIONS

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
Photo by Ron Logan: Sheriff Bill Gore
 
March 28, 2019 (San Diego) – Sheriff Bill Gore today announced promotion of three lieutenants to captains. 
 
Captain Richard Williams will be in charge of the Rancho San Diego station, replacing Captain Charles Cinnamo. Cinnamo had been temporarily assigned since Captain Marco Garmo was placed on administrative leave amid to a federal criminal arms sales investigation.

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SUSPECT SHOT, KILLED BY MOTORIST IN EL CAJON

 
 
East County News Service
 
March 28, 2019 (El Cajon) – An off-duty security guard interrupted a possible vehicle burglary or carjacking this morning in the 1300 block of East Main Street. The vehicle’s owner became involved and during the altercation, “the vehicle owner fired a handgun, striking and killing the suspect,” says Lt. Royal Bates with the El Cajon Police Department.

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SANTEE LAKES PRESENTS THE ANNUAL CATFISH OPENING WEEKEND EVENT

 
 
East County News Service
 
March 28, 2019 (Santee) – Catfish Season Opening Weekend is coming April 6 & 7 to Santee Lakes. Two thousand pounds of Catfish with trophy sized fish will be stocked for this weekend event. Greg Even, coordinator for the Opener, said “This event is great for everyone, including families that want to spend some quality time together.  It’s also perfect for sport fishermen because there will be some trophy fish included in the stock."

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HEALING WOMEN AT JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS SPA RESORT APRIL 6

 

 

By Rebecca Person

March 28, 2019 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- The Healing Women are back. You're invited to come for a day of renewal on April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Jacumba Hot Springs Spa Resort (44500 Old Highway 80) in Jacumba Hot Springs.  Opening with an Earth &  Water blessing, the event also features a selection of healing and psychic therapies.  


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IT'S PEAK BLOOM SEASON AT AGUA CALIENTE COUNTY PARK!

 

 


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ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

 

March 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:

U.S.

Mueller report

Other national news

WORLD

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ACTIVIST AEIRAMIQUE GLASS-BLAKE TAKES ON REP JUAN VARGAS AND THE DCCC

 
 
Story and photos by Angela de Joseph
 
March 28, 2019 (San Diego) - Democrat Aeiramique Glass Blake, a restorative justice consultant and community advocate, announced her 2020 candidacy for United States Congress (CA-51) January 17th on what would have been her mother’s 51st birthday.  The announcement date and Blake’s decision to challenge the four-time incumbent, Rep. Juan Vargas, in the Democratic primary are no coincidence. It was Blake’s mother who encouraged her to run for Congress, she was just waiting for the right time.

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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

 

March 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:

LOCAL

STATE

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FAMED BALLOONIST DEAD AFTER ACCIDENT NEAR WARNER SPRINGS

 
 
East County News Service
 
Photo: CAL FIRE/San Diego County Fire Authority
 
March 28, 2019 (Warner Springs) — Julian Richard Nott, 74, died at a local hospital Tuesday of injuries sustained from a freak accident in an experimental hot air balloon Sunday near Warner Springs.
 
Nott set 79 world ballooning records, according to his obituary. Originally from Britain, Nott was living in Santa Barbara at the time of his death.

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

March 28, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

 

HEALTH

 SCIENCE & TECH

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SLEEPY JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS GETS A WAKE-UP CALL: PROPOSED MAJOR ENERGY PROJECT DRAWS CONCERNED CROWD

 

 

By R. Person

March 27, 2019 (Jacumba Hot Springs) -- Residents of the sleepy 1930s resort town Jacumba Hot Springs are awakening to the realities of a massive solar project planned for the edge of town on a site previously dedicated to a walled equestrian housing project.


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LA MESA POLICE SEEK THREE SUSPECTS IN SHOOTING ON SPRING STREET

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
March 27, 2019 (La Mesa) – A man shot in the abdomen after an altercation near 4200 Spring Street at 10:30 last night has been unable to provide police with a statement due to medical treatment.  Police are seeking three men, all African Americans ages 18-20 in dark clothing, including the shooter, last seen fleeing in an orange or red late-model Dodge Charger.

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FOUR EJECTED IN FIERY CRASH ON AVOCADO DRIVE IN EL CAJON

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
March 27, 2019 (El Cajon) – Four male passengers ejected in a fiery crash Monday night on Avocado Drive in El Cajon remain hospitalized in stable condition but are expected to recover, Lt. Stephen Kirk with the El Cajon Police Dept. reports.

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SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TAKES THIRD AT LAMKIN INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztecs defeat Sacramento State in third-place match

March 27, 2019 (Rancho Santa Fe) - The San Diego State women's golf team wrapped up its lone home tournament of the year in style with a 4-1 triumph over Sacramento State on Wednesday in the third-place match of the Lamkin Invitational at The Farms Golf Club.


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COUNTY SUPERVISORS TAKE STEP TOWARD POSSIBLE POTATO CHIP ROCK PARKING

 

 

March 27, 2019 (Ramona) - The County Board of Supervisors took a step Wednesday toward the possibility of building a safe parking area for thousands of hikers who park and traipse dangerously close to traffic along Highway 67 in Ramona to get to Mount Woodson and the popular Potato Chip Rock trail.


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DISGRACED COUNCILMAN KALASHO RESIGNS, SETTLES SUIT WITH BEAUTY QUEENS—BUT ANOTHER DEFAMATION CASE REMAINS PENDING

Update March 27, 2019:  A press release from the city today states: "City staff will be presenting options of how to fill the vacancy to the City Council at an upcoming public meeting."  Public information officer  Monica Zech told ECM  that according to City Manager Graham Mitchell, "unless the City Council requests a special meeting sooner, we plan to present the Council with options to fill the vacancy during the April 9th City Council Meeting."

By Miriam Raftery and Paul Kruze

March 26, 2019 (El Cajon) – Citizens who filled the El Cajon City Council chambers last year calling on Councilman Ben Kalasho to resign finally got their wish. Kalasho has submitted a resignation letter effective immediately to the City Manager. 

His resignation creates a vacancy that Mayor Bill Wells said will most likely be filled by appointment to save taxpayers the cost of a special election.


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SDSU MEN'S TENNIS BLANKS EASTERN WASHINGTON 7-0

 

 

Aztecs extend winning streak to three matches

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

March 26, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State won its third consecutive match Tuesday with a 7-0 whitewash of visiting Eastern Washington at Aztec Tennis Center.

The Aztecs (8-6) earned the doubles point for the second outing in a row and the sixth time this spring before claiming all six singles encounters to complete their second shutout of the season.


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SDSU MEN'S GOLF FINISHES EIGHTH AT DUCK INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztecs' Christian Banke ties for 16th individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

March 26, 2019 (Creswell, Ore.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team climbed one notch into eighth place at the Duck Invitational after shooting a combined 7-over-par 295 on Tuesday during the final round at the par-72, 7,145-yard Emerald Valley Golf Club.


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SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO CALIFORNIA BAPTIST 5-2

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 26, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a 5-2 loss against Cal Baptist on Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs fall to 14-10 while the Lancers improve to 17-8.

Michael Paredes posted a quality start on the mound for the Aztecs despite the loss. The freshman hurled six innings and allowed three runs on five hits while striking out seven with no walks. Paredes started his outing off with a pair of strikeouts in each of the game's first two frames.


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SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FALLS TO CAL IN MATCH PLAY IN LAMKIN INVITE

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 26, 2019 (Rancho Santa Fe) - The San Diego State women's golf team fell short in its match against California on Tuesday during the second round of the championship bracket, falling to the Golden Bears by a score of 3.5-1.5 at The Farms Golf Club.

 


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TRUMP SECRETARY OF EDUCATION BETSY DEVOS PROPOSES SHARP CUTS TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS; ACTION WOULD DASH DREAMS FOR DISABLED ATHLETES

Update March 27, 2019:  Amid criticism over the DeVos budget, President Donald Trump today announced he will override her action and that Special Olympics funds will not be eliminated.

 

Budget would also slash funds for programs for economically disadvantaged and blind students

By Liz Alper

Photos:  2011 Special Olympics event held at Helix High 

March 26, 2019 (Washington D.C.) -- On Tuesday, President Donald Trump's Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos proposed massive budget cuts, nearly $18 million, to Special Olympics, a worldwide organization that allows children and adults with developmental disabilities to participate in athletics.


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A RAINBOW OF LOCAL RESIDENTS FACE OFF AGAINST SCHOOL PICKETERS FROM INFAMOUS WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH

Messages of love and inclusivity overwhelm hate group picketing two East County high schools



By Paul Kruze, Contributing Editor

Robert Gehr and Miriam Raftery contributed to this report

Photos by Paul Kruze and Robert Gehr

 

March 26, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) — Some 300 spirited protesters held a “Rainbow Dance Party” Monday, vastly outnumbering three members of the Kansas-based Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) which briefly picketed El Cajon Valley High School in El Cajon and Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley.

 


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GOV. NEWSOM DECLARES EMERGENCY FOR WILDFIRE PREVENTION: CREST, GUATAY IN EAST COUNTY AMONG “VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES” TARGETED

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office

March 26, 2019 (San Diego) – Governor Gavin Newsom on Friday proclaimed a state of emergency over wildfire dangers to “protect the state’s most vulnerable communities,” according to a press release issued by his office.  


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THREE DEER MICE TEST POSITIVE FOR HANTAVIRUS

 

Three deer mice collected in routine monitoring in Boulevard have tested positive for the potentially deadly hantavirus, County Vector Control said this week.

County officials said it is not uncommon to find hantavirus in wild mice throughout the county, but it is generally unlikely for people to come into contact with hantavirus if they keep wild rodents out of their homes, sheds, garages and workplaces.


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ASC SHUTS OUT CITY OF ANGELS FC 2-0

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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March 26, 2019 (West Hills) - ASC San Diego seems to have found their feet in this 2019 NPSL season after claiming their second victory and clean sheet in a row this week. Goals from Ewout Gouw and Anthony Virgara seal the 2-0 win against their hosts City of Angels FC in West Hills, CA.  


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CHICK-FIL-A IN LA MESA, SANTEE OFFERING FREE BREAKFAST THIS WEEK

 

 

East County News Service

March 26, 2019 (San Diego's East County) – The 14 Chick-fil-A® restaurants in San Diego County, including the two in East County, will offer a free breakfast entrée this week to guests who create or log in to their Chick-fil-A app account. From now till March 30, guests have a choice of Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, a Chick-n-Mini (4-count), an Egg White Grill or Hash Brown Scramble. Chick-fil-A restaurants in East County are located at 9418 Mission Gorge Road in Santee and 8200 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.


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ARSON AT ESCONDIDO MOSQUE PROMPTS HEIGHTENED SECURITY ACROSS COUNTY

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Image: Funds are being raised through LaunchGood to restore damage at the mosque.

March 26, 2019 (Escondido) – An arson fire at the Dar-ul-Arqam Mosque in Escondido on Sunday has prompted heightened security at mosques throughout San Diego County, the Escondido Grapevine reports.

“Graffiti left behind by the suspect made reference to the shooting incident in New Zealand,” said Lt. Chris Lick with Escondido Police. The mass shooting at a Christchurch New Zealand mosque earlier this month killed 50 people.


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SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY ATTEMPTS TO BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD WHILE SUPPORTING THE SAN DIEGO HOMELESS COMMUNITY

 
 
East County News Service
 
March 26, 2019 (San Diego) -- Students, faculty and parents from the San Diego Jewish Academy will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most sandwiches assembled in three minutes on April 1, and will donate the assembled sandwiches to San Diego’s Alpha Project, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. 

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SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN NINTH AFTER DAY ONE AT DUCK INVITATIONAL

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 26, 2019 (Creswell, Ore.) - The San Diego State men’s golf team remains in ninth place at the Duck Invitational after shooting a combined 20-over-par 596 on Monday during the first two rounds at Emerald Valley Golf Club.


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