March 2019 Articles

March 2019 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S TENNIS CAPTURES OUTRIGHT WIN OVER PACIFIC 4-0

 

 

Aztecs blank Tigers to bounce back after three straight losses

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March 10, 2019 (San Diego) -  The San Diego State women's tennis team hosted its second match of the weekend on Sunday, dominating Pacific 4-0 to snap a three-match losing streak.

The Aztecs opened the afternoon by clinching heir second doubles point of the week. Freshmen Shakhnoza Khatamova and Agustina Rimoldi Godoy made quick work of Pacific’s Anneroos Nederstigt and Maya Lopez, going 6-2 in the match, while sophomore Nnena Nadozie and freshman Alicia Melosch topped Jacquie Tan and Dohee Lee, 6-4 in the top seed to claim the doubles point.


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AZTECS MEN'S BASKETBALL EARNS NO. 4 SEED AT MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP, BUT LOSES TO NEVADA

 

 

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March 9, 2019 (Reno) - Caleb Martin scored 25 points and twin brother Cody added 14 to lead No. 17 Nevada to an 81-53 rout of San Diego State on Saturday night that clinched a share of the Mountain West title with Utah State.


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LISTEN NOW: OUR JANUARY 2019 RADIO SHOWS ARE ONLINE

OurJanuary 2019 radio shows are now online. For links to listen plus an index with full list of topics and interviews in each show, click "read more" and scroll down. (Audio files may take a few moments to load.) We interviewed Daniel and Stephanie Boethin, activists who led efforts to stop a parole office from opening on Mt. Helix, as well as Al Sanati from the War Victims Group and Ramiro Sandoval with Hermanos Unidos Sin Fronteras, on their efforts to help Iraqi refugees and rebuild Iraq. We also reported on top issues including impacts of the federal shutdown, local government actions, winter weather impacts, a controversial sand mind proposal, and top local events.

The East County Magazine Show airs Mondays and Fridays from 5 to 6 p.m. on KNSJ, 89.1 FM.  Our shows rerun on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 8 a.m. Pacific Standard Time but had fewer shows in January due to the station being off-air due to heavy snow that destroyed the transmitter. You can still listen live online via the TuneApp  The station is asking for donations to buy a new transmitter with a cover to protect it from snow and ice. You can donate by clicking here.

 Read more and listen to our January shows.  Click here for the index and scroll down for audio links below.

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SDSU BASEBALL CLAIMS SERIES AGAINST NEVADA WITH 8-5 WIN

 

 

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March 9, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team took a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the sixth with a four-run inning and never looked back, clinching the series with an 8-5 victory over Nevada Saturday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium.


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AZTEC SOFTBALL BEATS LONG BEACH STATE FOR SATURDAY SPLIT

 

 

SDSU downs 49ers 4-1 after falling to Ohio 5-1 earlier in the day 

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March 9, 2019 (Long Beach) - The San Diego State softball team downed Long Beach State, 4-1, to salvage a Saturday split at the Louisville Slugger Classic in Long Beach.  The win came after the Aztecs (12-12) dropped a 5-1 decision to Ohio earlier in the day.


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AZTEC ROWING FALLS BEHIND IN SATURDAY'S RACES AT UCLA

 

 

SDSU finishes behind UCLA in head-to-head competition

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March 9, 2019 (Marina Del Rey) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled to Marina del Rey, Calif., Saturday morning where they fell short in head-to-head competition against UCLA. The Aztecs competed in four events on Ballona Creek – the third varsity eight, varsity four, second varsity eight and varsity eight – falling behind each of UCLA’s crews in all four races.


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SDSU LACROSSE WINS THRILLER OVER VANDERBILT IN DOUBLE OVERTIME 15-14

 

 

Harlowe Steele scores game-winning goal

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March 8, 2019 (San Diego) - Harlowe Steele scored the golden goal with 32 seconds elapsed in the second overtime to give San Diego State a wild 15-14 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday at Aztec Lacrosse Field.

In addition, Kirstie Greenlaw, Caitlin Jones and Morgan Taylor each netted a hat trick to help the Aztecs (5-1) win their third straight and deal the Commodores (5-1) their first loss of the year.


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SDSU BASEBALL TAKES DOWN NEVADA 3-1

 

 

Aztecs even record at 6-6

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March 8, 2019 (San Diego) - Featuring a dominating start by Justin Goossen-Brown, the San Diego State baseball team opened its three-game series against Nevada with a 3-1 win on Friday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. SDSU evens its record at 6-6 on the young season with a 1-1 mark in Mountain West play, while Nevada, which opened its MW schedule tonight, falls to 7-5.


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SDSU WATER POLO: AZTECS SPLIT FIRST TWO GAMES OF AZTEC INVITE

 

 

SDSU falls to Azusa Pacific 10-9, then beats St. Francis 12-6

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March 8, 2019 (San Diego) - The No. 22 SDSU water polo team (5-8, 0-1) kicked off the Aztec Invitational by splitting a pair of games Friday afternoon at the Aztec Aquaplex. In their first game, the GCC opener against Azusa Pacific, the Aztecs lost a tight one 10-9. The rebounded with a convincing 12-6 win over St. Francis. Emily Bennett scored five total goals to pace the Aztecs.


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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY IN STATE PARKS

 

 

East County News Service

March 9, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – On Saturday, April 13, Californians will come together to make a difference in state parks across California for the State Park Service’s annual Earth Day celebration. You’re invited to participate in special volunteer projects focused on climate resiliency, or join in a new family-friendly open house.


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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CLINCHES #7 SEED WITH CLUTCH WIN OVER NEVADA

 
 
 
 
SDSU will play Air Force on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
 
Story and photos by Liz Alper
 
March 7, 2019 (San Diego) - In the last regular season matchup, SDSU women’s basketball faced Nevada on Senior Night, trying to protect their 7-7 home record and get the #7 seed in the Mountain West Tournament that starts on Sunday.

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AZTECS WOMEN'S TENNIS DROPS NARROW DECISION TO MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE

 

 

SDSU falls to 4-3 in Friday's dual match vs. the Blue Raiders

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March 8, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State women's tennis kicked off a seven-match homestand on Friday afternoon when it hosted, and ultimately fell 4-3 to, Middle Tennessee State. The Aztecs had the edge in doubles play, but faced tough matchups in singles action and eventually dropped the dual to the Blue Raiders.


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GRENADE REMOVED FROM SPRING VALLEY HOME

 

 

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Photo: Creative Commons image per S.A. of a similar Korean War era device

 

March 8, 2019 (Spring Valley) – Sheriff’s deputies received a call this morning from a resident on Margaret Court, Spring Valley who said his 93-year-old neighbor had given him a grenade.

 

Detectives responded and it was determined that the device was an inert Korean War era grenade. It was removed from the area for proper disposal, says detective John Debus.


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EAST CORNER CLUBHOUSE HELPS PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES SET GOALS AND FULFILL DREAMS



By Gail Sparhawk

Photo:  members and guests enjoying lunch together 

March 8, 2019 (El Cajon) -- “This place brings me peace and comfort,” says Nicholas, speaking about the East Corner Clubhouse operated by Community Research Foundation (CRF) at 1060 Estes Street in El Cajon.


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MORE MURALS COMING TO RAMONA

 

 

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March 8, 2019 (Ramona) -- Working toward a goal of at least 40 painted murals on Ramona buildings, the H.E.A.R.T. Mural Project has received approval of artists and concepts of three additional murals from the Ramona Design Review Board.The committee is also searching for a muralist to create a fourth mural — a scene of vintage bikes, at Cheers of Ramona, 2475 Main St. 


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EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF STATE ROUTE 78 FROM WYNOLA ROAD TO GREAT OVERLAND STAGE ROUTE (S-2) FOR ROCK SCALING

If you plan to go view wildflowers in the desert this weekend, be sure to read this and plan an alternate route.

March 8, 2019 (Julian)-- Caltrans crews are preparing to close a six-mile segment of State Route 78 (SR-78) from Wynola Road just east of Julian to Great Southern Overland Stage Route (S-2) later this afternoon for rock scaling activities, according to Caltrans. The emergency closure may extend through the weekend as needed to ensure that the highway slopes are stable.

Residents will be allowed access through the closures as safe to do so.

Motorists on eastbound SR-78 from Ramona toward Banner grade will be detoured onto northbound SR-79 at Santa Ysabel, then directed to turn right onto San Felipe Road (S-2), to eastbound SR-78 towards Ocotillo Wells.

Motorists on westbound SR-78, east of the closure, will be detoured to turn right onto San Felipe Road (S-2) to southbound SR-79, to Santa Ysabel to westbound or eastbound SR-78.


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SDSU SOFTBALL SWEPT IN LOUISVILLE SLUGGER INVITATIONAL

 

 

Aztecs shut out in back-to-back games vs. Boston University and Liberty 

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March 8, 2019 (Long Beach) - The San Diego State softball team dropped a pair of games at the Louisville Slugger Invitational Friday in Long Beach, Calif. The Aztecs (11-11) lost to Boston University 6-0 in the opener before falling to Liberty 8-0 in five innings.


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RAMONA RANCH WINERY EVENTS: CHEESES, TREE HUGGERS AND A WINEMAKER WEEKEND

 

 

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March 8, 2019 (Ramona) – Ramona Ranch Winery announces a series of events including Cheeses from the Cave this Saturday, live music with the Tree Huggers next weekend, and a Winemaker Weekend in April.  Scroll down for details, provided by the winery: 


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: FLOWER FIELDS ABLOOM IN BORREGO

 

 

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Photo, left: Panoramic view of wildflower south of S22 looking toward Clark Dry Lake 3/7/19

 

March 8, 2019 (Borrego Springs) – Bob Kutscher visited an area about 10 miles east of Borrego Springs north of S22 and south of Clark Dry Lake, where fields of wildflowers are starting to bloom.  

 

The blooms so far are not as dramatic as the “super bloom” in 2017, in part due to freezing night temperatures as well as invasive Sahara mustard, which grows larger and blocks sunlight from some native plants.


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MARCH 21 SCOPING MEETING ON JACUMBA VALLEY RANCH SOLAR PROJECT

By Miriam Raftery

March 8, 2019 (Jacumba Hot Springs) – The proposed 90 megawatt Jacumba Valley Ranch (JVR) solar project on 1,345 acres next to the Jacumba Hot Springs airport has a project footprint “much larger than the small town that is right next door,” says Donna Tisdale, chair of the Boulevard Planning Group.

An environmental impact report will be prepared and public input  is sought on what should be included in the EIR.  Comments are due by April 8.  A scoping meeting will be held on March 21, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Highland Community Center, 44681 Old Highway 80, Jacumba Hot Springs.

Below is the county’s public notice with full details:


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SPRING YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD ON SUNDAY

 

 

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March 7, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Daylight savings time begins this Sunday, March 10.  Be sure to wind your clocks forward an hour.  

Moving clocks forward is intended to allow more daylight during spring and summer months.  Daylight savings time official begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, but it’s a good idea to change your clocks and watches before going to bed Saturday night.


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SMART BORDER COALITION LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE TO PROVIDE BORDER CROSSER GUIDES, BORDER INSIGHTS AND OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTICIPATE

 

 

Source:  Smart Border Coalition

March 7, 2019 (San Diego) - Today the binational San Diego-Tijuana Smart Border CoalitionTM opens access to its new, free public website, designed with entirely new content to help improve the user experience at the region’s legal border crossings: www.smartbordercoalition.com.


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GIARDINO ADDS BRUNCH MENU

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 7, 2019 (Lemon Grove) – Giardino Neighborhood Cucina, a charming and cozy Italian restaurant, just upped Lemon Grove’s brunch game. Chef Marco Provino introduced a new and delectable Sunday brunch menu . Diners can start with playful items from the Sweet Tooth section, which includes Banana French Toast, Cannoli Waffle and Tri-color Brioche Ice Cream. The Egg Creations section includes a variety of skillets, such as Caprese and Ossobuco, while specialty items include a Smoked Salmon Breakfast Pizza as well as smothered Dirty Fries with over-easy eggs, shredded ossobuco, chipotle aioli and hollandaise.


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INTRUDERS DAMAGE FENCING, RELEASE ANIMALS AT CHILDREN’S NATURE RETREAT

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

March 7, 2019 (Alpine) –The Children’s Nature Retreat in Alpine is temporarily closed due to damage done by unknown intruders. In a letter to supporters, the retreat’s owners sent photos of damage and revealed that on Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m., they discovered that three fences had been cut with a heavy-duty tool, rolled back and laid on the ground, allowing sheep, donkeys and African animals to be released from their enclosures.


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SAN DIEGO SPJ ASKS SEN. BEN HUESO, CITY ATTORNEY MARA ELLIOTT TO RETHINK PROPOSED CHANGES TO STATE RECORDS ACT

 

 

Source:  Society of Professional Journalists

March 7, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is deeply troubled by proposed state legislation that would make it more difficult for journalists and the public to understand how government works and hold officials accountable.


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EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

March 4, 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:

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STATE

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AZTEC SOFTBALL CRUISES PAST ROBERT MORRIS 6-1

 

 

SDSU records 14 hits in 6-1 win in Long Beach 

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March 7, 2019 (Long Beach) - The San Diego State softball team opened its play in Louisville Slugger Classic with a 6-1 win over Robert Morris Thursday afternoon in Long Beach, Calif. 


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ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

March 6, 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:

 

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WORLD

 

 

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS


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WOMAN’S HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT GROSSMONT AND CUYAMACA COLLEGES

 

 

Source: Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

March 6, 2019 (El Cajon) -- In recognition of Women’s History Month, designated by Congress in 1987, both Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges have a number of events planned that are free and open to the public:


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