March 2019 Articles

March 2019 Articles

SDSU MEN'S GOLF TAKES NINTH AT ARIZONA NIT

 

 

Aztec sophomore Christian Banke ties for 23rd individually

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March 19, 2019 (Tuscon) - The San Diego State men’s golf team finished in ninth place at the Arizona National Invitational Tournament after carding a collective 5-under-par 283 on Tuesday during the final round at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Club.


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HELIX WATER BOARD TO HEAR FINAL REPORT ON COMPENSATION STUDY AT PUBLIC WORKSHOP MARCH 27

 
 
Source: Helix Water District
 
March 19, 2019 (La Mesa) - On March 27, 2019, the Helix Water District Board of Directors will hear the final report on the compensation and benefits study conducted for the district by Reward Strategy Group. The public workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m.  on March 27 at Helix’s administration office, 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. 

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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: CATCHING A WHOPPER AT LAKE JENNINGS

 

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2019 (Lakeside) – Steven Scouten sent in this photo of his son, Justin, with a large-mouth bass caught at Lake Jennings in Lakeside this past week.  “It’s 10 pounds—his personal best,” Scouten says. 

You can find more information about fishing, including special fishing events, at Lake Jennings by visiting http://www.lakejennings.org/.


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“RAINBOW DANCE PARTY” PLANNED TO COUNTER WESTBORO, HATE GROUP PICKETING HIGH SCHOOLS MARCH 25

 

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Activists have announced plans for a “Rainbow Dance Party” to counter picketing by the hate group Westboro Baptist Church on Monday, March 25th. The counter-protesters will begin their event at 6:45 a.m. at El Cajon Valley High School, shortly before Westboro’s picketing starts at 7 a.m.  Then the rainbow dancers and marchers will proceed to Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley, arriving before Westboro’s picketing at 8:30 and remaining until 9:30 a.m.


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CALIF. BILL WOULD BAN COSMETICS WITH CHEMICALS LINKED TO CANCER OR REPRODUCTIVE HARM

 

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2019 (Sacramento) -- Landmark legislation introduced today would ban the use in cosmetics sold in California of 20 highly toxic chemicals known to cause cancer, reproductive harm or hormone disruption. Assembly Bill 495, authored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland), states that cosmetics products containing toxic chemicals like mercury, lead, phthalates, formaldehyde, triclosan and the fluorinated compounds known as PFAS are “adulterated cosmetics” that may not be sold in California. The legislation is sponsored by Environmental Working Group and CALPIRG.


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DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MARCH 23 - APRIL 27

 

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- This week’s Destination East County includes the 1000 Lights water lantern festival at Santee Lakes, Les Miserables at Steele Canyon High School, Latin vocal star Roberto Carlos at San Diego State University, and Off Broadway Live’s The Bridge in Santee.

Plus we’ll have a preview of April activities including Julian Gold Rush Days, Meet the Winemaker Weekend, the Catfish Opener at Santee Lakes, Lake Jennings Spring Carnival, a Star Party at Mission Trails, a Spring EggStravaganza, a warbirds event in El Cajon, Cajon Class Cruise celebrating its centennial season, live music at the San Pasqual Winery Tasting Room in La Mesa, Spring Harp Fest in La Mesa, Earth Day celebrations in La Mesa and Jacumba Hot Springs,a heavenly harp concert near Mission Trails, Lakeside’s Rodeo and Western Days Parade, and a Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival at the Water Conservation Garden.

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


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CRISIS TEAM CALL VOLUME HAS RISEN 60% SINCE 2014: VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT

 

 

East County News Service

March 19, 2019 (San Diego) — Since 2014,  the volume of crisis team calls received by Trauma Intervention Programs of San Diego (TIP) has risen by 60%.  Last year, TIP responded to 1,199 scenes of tragedy, helping 5,288 residents in our community—and the organization is seeking additional volunteers.


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SDSU MEN'S GOLF IN NINTH AFTER DAY ONE AT ARIZONA NIT

 

 

Aztec sophomore Christian Banke tied for 30th individually

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March 18, 2019 (Tuscon) - The San Diego State men’s golf team remains in ninth place at the Arizona National Invitational Tournament after shooting a combined 5-under-par 571 during the first two rounds Monday at OMNI Tucson National Golf Club.


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ANDREW MCCABE DEFINES TRUMP AS A NATIONAL THREAT

 

The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump, by Andrew G. McCabe (St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, 2019, 274 pages).

Book Review by Dennis Moore

March 18, 2019 (San Diego) - Andrew G. McCabe, former Deputy Director of the FBI, has written an incisive and titillating story of America at the crossroads of history, an America that seems to be under siege by the President himself. To put this book in historical perspective, McCabe states: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s official mission is ‘to protect the American people and support the Constitution of the United States.”’

To read this book, it does not seem as if the mission statement of the FBI is being allowed. The author lays that at the feet of the President of the United States, Donald Trump.


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GUATAY MOTORCYLIST KILLED IN COLLISION

 

East County News Service

March 18, 2019 (Guatay) – A Guatay man, 56, died at the scene of a collision yesterday at 4:25 a.m. He was riding a Suzuki SV1000 motorcycle on Olde Highway 80 approaching westbound State Route 79, when a Chevrolet Silverado driven by a Temecula man, 21, entered the intersection to make a left turn, violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way, according to Officer Travis Garrow with the California Highway Patrol.


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LA MESA BEAUTIFUL CULTIVATES HARMONY WITH NATURE IN EAST COUNTY

 

Upcoming spring events April 10 and May 19 reap harvest of community opportunities

By Elisabeth Handley

March 18, 2019 (La Mesa) -- Spring heralds all things new, so what better time to plan a new garden or landscape renovation? La Mesa Beautiful’s spring events are the perfect venues to get ideas, talk to experts and have a lot of fun in the process.


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NEIGHBOR FINDS HOMICIDE VICTIM IN POTRERO

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
March 17, 2019 (Potrero) – A Potrero resident was found dead in his residence in the 25700 block of Potrero Valley Road this morning with signs of trauma to his body.
 
A concerned neighbor who hadn’t seen the man in several days looked through the window shortly after 11 a.m. and saw him lying on the floor, then called 911. Sheriff’s deputies responded to assist fire department personnel.

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HAWK IN LAKESIDE TESTS POSITIVE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS

 

 

By Gig Connaughton, County of San Diego Communications Office

March 17, 2019 (Lakeside) - A dead Cooper’s hawk found in Lakeside has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first sign this year of the potentially deadly disease in San Diego County.

County Vector Control officials said people should remember to follow the County’s “Prevent, Protect, Report” guidelines—particularly to dump out standing water and to wear insect repellent—to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases, such as chikungunya, dengue and Zika.


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MORE RAIN AND SNOW COMING MID-WEEK

 

 

East County News Service

March 17, 2019 (San Diego) – The current warm and sunny weather will end Tuesday evening, when rain, snow showers and strong winds are forecast.  The storm is predicted to drop a quarter to a half inch of rain on most parts of San Diego County, with up to an inch on Palomar Mountain but less than a quarter inch in Borrego Springs.

While Friday is expected to be dry, another storm system could hit our region again on Saturday or Sunday, says National Weather Service meteorologist James Brotherton.


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SDSU BASEBALL FINISHES SWEEP OF SEATTLE WITH 11-5 WIN

 

 

Casey Schmitt went 4-5 at the plate while earning the win on the mound

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March 17, 2019 (San Diego) - Behind standout performances from sophomores Casey Schmitt and Matt Rudick, the San Diego State baseball team finished a three-game sweep of Seattle after defeating the Redhawks 11-5 on Sunday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU, now winners of four straight and six of their last seven, improves to 11-7 while Seattle falls to 4-15. 


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AZTEC SOFTBALL HOLDS OFF NEW MEXICO 4-3 TO CLAIM SERIES

 

 

SDSU survives late Lobo rally to win weekend series

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March 17, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State held off New Mexico, 4-3, to claim the weekend series Sunday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium.

Leading 4-1 heading into the seventh inning, Aztec (14-14, 2-1 MW) pitcher Marissa Moreno allowed a two-run home run by Lauren Wilmert off the glove of right fielder Janina Jusay to bring the Lobos (8-18, 1-2 MW) to within a run. With no outs, Moreno retired the next three batters in order with a lineout and two groundouts to secure the win for SDSU.


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SDSU ROWING COMPETES IN DAY TWO OF HORNET INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztecs finish first in two of four events against Kansas State 

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March 17, 2019 (Gold River, Calif.) - San Diego State rowing completed day two of the Hornet Invitational on Sunday with two first place finishes, one second and one third place time in its four events against Kansas State to wrap its weekend on Lake Natoma.


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EL CAJON GUN VIOENCE ACTIVIST AMONG HONOREES AT PEACEMAKER DINNER APRIL 6

 

 

East County News Service

March 17, 2019 (El Cajon) – El Cajon resident Bishop Cornelius Bowser will be honored as a Community Hero for his leadership efforts to reduce gun violence. Bowser is among the winners to be recognized by the  National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) atthe 31st Annual Peacemaker Awards Dinner on Saturday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The theme of this year’s event is “Celebrating Human Dignity” honoring individuals and organizations dedicated to peacemaking in their own neighborhoods and around the world. The inspiring event shines a bright light on the importance of civility, peacemaking and social justice in a world filled with conflict. 


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BARONA CULTURAL CENTER & MUSEUM SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

 

 

Source: Barona Cultural Center & Museum

March 17, 2019 (Lakeside) -- Two San Diego cultural institutions have been honored nationally by one of the country’s premiere federal arts organizations.  The Barona Cultural Center & Museum in Lakeside and the New Children’s Museum have been selected as two of 30 finalists for the prestigious National Medal for Museum and Library Service Award presented by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS) in Washington, DC.


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PASSAGES: FORMER LA MESA MAYOR AND COUNTY SUPERVISOR GEORGE BAILEY: 1919-2019

 

 

Services set for April 27

By Miriam Raftery

 

March 17, 2019 (La Mesa) — Shortly after celebrating his 100th birthday, former La Mesa Mayor and San Diego County Supervisor died at his home on March 11th of congestive heart failure. He is remembered as a leader who left behind an indelible stamp on East County and the San Diego region, drawing respect from colleagues on both sides of the political aisle.

 

“Sad news about a big loss,” Supervisor Dianne Jacob posted on Facebook.  “But George Bailey’s decades of public service in East County and beyond will continue to inspire many of us.”


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RENAIISSANCE CRAFT FAIR MARCH 30 IN LAKESIDE

 

 

East County News Service

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March 17, 2019 (Lakeside) -- River Valley Charter School will hold a craft fair with a Renaissance flair on Saturday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The school is located at 9707 Marilla Drive, Lakeside, CA 92020.


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SDSU BASEBALL CLINCHES SERIES WIN OVER SEATTLE

 

 

Michael Paredes earned his first collegiate win with 4.1 innings of one-run relief

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March 16, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team won its third straight game after the Aztecs defeated Seattle, 12-8, at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Saturday night. The Aztecs improve to 10-7 on the year and have won five of their last six, while the Redhawks fall to 4-14.


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AZTEC ROWING SWEEPS DAY ONE OF HORNET INVITATIONAL

 

 

SDSU finishes first in all seven evejnts on Saturday

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March 16, 2019 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing competed in its first day of racing at the Hornet Invitational on Saturday, where the Aztecs swept their opponents in each of the morning and afternoon events.


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SDSU SOFTBALL RALLIES PAST NEW MEXICO 9-8

 

 

Thompson's two-run homer in the sixth propels Aztecs past Lobos

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March 16, 2019 (San Diego) - Shelby Thompson capped a four-run sixth inning with a two-run homer to rally San Diego State past New Mexico, 9-8, Saturday night at SDSU Softball Stadium and even the weekend series at one game apiece.


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SDSU LACROSSE OUTLASTS LIU BROOKLYN 18-15

 

 

Aztecs improve to program-best 8-1 on the year

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March 16, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State wrapped up an unblemished five-game homestand Saturday after knocking off LIU Brooklyn 18-15 at Aztec Lacrosse Field. With the victory, SDSU won its sixth straight overall to raise its record to 8-1, continuing the team’s best start in program history.


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SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO USD 4-0

 

 

Toreros snap Aztecs' two-game winning streak

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March 16, 2019 (San Diego) -  San Diego State had its two-match winning streak snapped on Saturday in a 4-0 defeat to 30th-ranked San Diego at Aztec Tennis Center.

With the loss, the Aztecs slip to 5-5 overall, while the Toreros move to 11-3 on the season.


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TRANSPARENCY CONCERNS PLAGUE LA MESA COUNCIL OVER GRANNY FLAT ORDINANCES

 

 

By Allan Acevedo

 

March 16, 2019 (La Mesa) – What a difference two weeks makes. The La Mesa City Council heard robust public comment from diverse perspectives concerning the approval of two so-called “granny flat” ordinances. On narrowly won passage from a divided Council, while the second passed unanimously.


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SDSU WATER POLO KNOCKS OFF CONCORDIA 11-4

 

 

Four Aztecs score two goals

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March 16, 2019 (San Diego) - The No. 25 Aztec water polo team (8-10, 1-1) cruised past Concordia 11-4 Saturday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex. San Diego State didn’t allow a goal in the first half and started the game on an 8-0 run enroute to their first GCC win of the season.


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BLOOMS, BIGHORNS AND BUTTERFLIES





Superbloom season is in full swing



By Miriam Raftery

March 15, 2019 (Borrego Springs) -- What a glorious day in Borrego Springs!  The desert is in full bloom --- a huge contrast to just a few days go, when I last visited and found some early blossoms but not the spectacular flower fields now delighting visitors.  Something about frolicking in a field of flowers elicits pure joy. (Photos left and right, along DiGiorgio Road.)


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SDSU BASEBALL WALKS OFF AGAINST SEATTLE 6-5 IN 10 INNINGS

 

 

Matt Rudick (left) delivers game-winning hit with two down in the 10th

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March 15, 2019 (San Diego) - Matt Rudick hit a walk-off single to score Joe Fitzhugh with two outs in the bottom of the 10th as the San Diego State baseball team won its series opener against Seattle, 6-5. SDSU improves to 9-7 on the year, while Seattle falls to 4-13.


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