March 2019 Articles

March 2019 Articles

SDSU WATER POLO SINKS VILLANOVA 14-2

 

 

SDSU scores season-high 14 goals

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 6, 2019 (San Diego) -  The No. 22 San Diego State water polo team (5-7) knocked off Villanova 14-2 in their home opener, putting together their most dominant performance of the year. The Aztecs had a season-best 14 goals while allowing a season-low two goals.


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SDSU BASEBALL FALLS IN BACK-AND-FORTH BATTLE AGAINST TEXAS TECH 12-9

 

 

Aztecs and Red Raiders combined for 12 runs in two final innings

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 6, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered a wild 12-9 setback against No. 14/11 Texas Tech on Wednesday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs fall to 5-6 on the year, while the Red Raiders improve to 8-3.


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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: SUN SHAFTS AND FLOWERS

 

 

East County News Service

March 6, 2019 (Borrego Springs) – Bob Kutscher sent in these dramatic images yesterday in the Anza-Borrego desert, “before the clouds completely blocked the sun as a few light showers started.”

 

 

 


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TRIO OF AZTEC SWIMMERS QUALIFY FOR NCAA WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Klara Thormalm, Courtney Vincent and Morgan McKennan set to complete in Austin, Texas later this month

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 6, 2019 (San Diego) - Morganne McKennan, Klara Thormalm and Courtney Vincent of the San Diego State swimming and diving team have all qualified for multiple events for the NCAA Championships from March 20-23. The championships will take place at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on the campus of the University of Texas.


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DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MARCH 6-27

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 6, 2019 (San Diego's East County) – This week’s destination East County includes the musical Mary Poppins in Spring Valley, Tomatomania at the Water Conservation Garden, and Quartet Luminosos at Mission Trails.

Plus, we’ll have a preview of coming attractions including Baroque, Renaissance and Classical music in El Cajon, Arlo Guthrie performing in Poway, a St. Patrick’s Day lucky adventure at Fort Cross in Santa Ysabel, Hooleyfest and more St. Patrick’s Day activities at Grossmont Center, Sha Na Na at Sycuan, the Danny Green Trio at Cuyamaca College, Les Miserables at Steele Canyon High School,  the 1000 Lights Festival at Santee Lakes, Arbor Day in El Cajon, Latin heart throb Roberto Carlos in concert at SDSU and an Off Broadway Live performance of The Bridge in Santee.

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


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REAL ESTATE REALITY: HOME DÉCOR TRENDS 2019—STAGING WITH INTENT

 

 

By Maryanne Jackson, Real Estate Broker CNE. CPRES.

March 6, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -

Dear Maryanne,

My partner and I need to jazz up our home. Although we have no plans to move any time soon.

We need ideas. What are the latest home staging trends that would not cost us a fortune and require a building permit?

Marella K. in Grossmont


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SUSPECTS ARRESTED AFTER CARJACKING TAXI AT DENNY’S IN LA MESA

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
March 6, 2019 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police have arrested four suspects accused of carjacking a taxicab early this morning at the Denny’s Restaurant on Alvarado Road. GPS tracking on the taxi enabled officers to quickly locate the vehicle and nab the suspects nearby.

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THREE-VEHICLE CRASH IN RAMONA MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY DUI DRIVER

 
 
East County News Service
 
Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News
 
March 6, 2019 (Ramona) – The driver of a  Mercedes may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs when he drifted over the center line on Dye Road in Ramona yesterday afternoon and sideswiped a Subaru, then struck a Toyota Tundra head-on.

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LA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS 'NEIGHBORS' BY RING TO PROVIDE USERS WITH REAL-TIME LOCAL CRIME AND SAFETY INFORMATION

 

 

"Neighbors" aims to reduce crime in neighborhoods by connecting people, security cameras and law enforcement.

Source:  La Mesa Police Department

March 6, 2019 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Police Department today announced that it is joining the Neighbors app by Ring (available via iOS/Android here: https://download.ring.com/lamesa to provide the La Mesa community with real-time, local crime and safety information. The Neighbors network already has millions of users and has been instrumental in catching package thieves, stopping burglaries, and keeping neighborhoods safe.


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YEAR-LONG CURVE REALIGNMENT PROJECT IN DULZURA BEGINS SOON; WILL REDUCE HIGHWAY 94 TO ONE LANE

 

 

Motorists advised to expect delays through the construction zone

Source: Caltrans

March 6, 2019 (Dulzura) - Crews will begin work on the new State Route 94 (SR-94) Curb Realignment Project in Dulzura (south of Jamul) beginning Monday, March 11, according to Caltrans. The long-awaited  project will soften the curve on a quarter-mile section of SR-94 just west of Freezer Road and will include relocating utility poles and lines.

The work will require reducing SR-94 to one lane within the construction zone with 24/7 one-way traffic control for much of the year-long project. Temporary traffic control will be used at each end of the lane closure to signal drivers when to safely proceed through the single lane.


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SUMMER SAFARI BRINGS FUN ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT TO SAN DIEGO ZOO SAFARI PARK MAY 25-SEPT. 1

 

 

East County News Service

March 6, 2019 (San Diego) - Summer Safari is returning to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, bringing fun activities and entertainment for the whole family May 25 through September 1. Guests can enjoy an array of activities, live music, arts and crafts, pop-up entertainment for all ages, and more. Guests at the Safari Park will also have the unique opportunity to encounter fascinating animals up-close and enjoy a variety of special evening shows.


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10 OUT OF 12 REVIEW - TO BE OR NOT TO BE - LAMPLIGHTERS MARCH 1-31

 

 

By Kathy Carpenter

March 6, 2019 (La Mesa) - Ever want to see what happens before the show goes on? You 've probably heard of a dress rehearsal. That''s for the actors to run through a play exactly how the show will go. The day before the dress they have what is called a tech rehearsal, which is what the play 10 out of 12 is about.  A tech rehearsal is for the crew and director to know where the director wants the lights to be for every scene, with the stage hands marking where each piece of furniture will go. There are last minute changes, for sound, props and what have you. The cast does have to be there and it is a long day having to repeat everything again and again until all is perfect.


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SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO TEXAS TECH 5-1

 

 

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March 5, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball fell short against No. 14/11 Texas Tech, losing 5-1 on Tuesday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. Texas Tech improves to 7-3 on the year, while SDSU falls to 5-5.


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SDSU SOFTBALL SUFFERS 9-0 SETBACK TO FLORIDA GULF COAST

 

 

Aztecs commit four errors and strik out 10 times in the loss

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March 5, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State gave up eight runs over the final two innings in a 9-0, six-inning loss to Florida Gulf Coast on a rainy Tuesday night at SDSU Softball Stadium.

With a 1-0 lead after four innings, the Eagles (9-9) scored three times in the fifth inning and five in the sixth to complete the run-rule victory.


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SDSU LACROSSE DEFEATS CENTRAL MICHIGAN 16-10

 

 

Taylor Sullivan scores game-high four goals to lead Aztecs

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March 5, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State opened its five-game homestand in style Tuesday with a 16-10 triumph over Central Michigan at Aztec Lacrosse Field. With the victory, SDSU improves to 4-1 on the season, while Chippewas drop to 2-2 overall.


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HOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN START COLLEGE EARLY

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison 

Originally published in San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Association

Photo:  Panelist Shor Masori tells of experiences at Grossmont Middle College High School

March 5, 2019 (El Cajon) - There’s a secret that I feel it’s my duty to divulge to other grandparents and parents of high school students.  High school sophomores can get a jump on their college educations—maybe even save their parents a bundle of money —by applying to Grossmont Middle College High School for the upcoming fall semester.


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ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE'S CENTER TO HOLD 18TH MORNING GLORY BRUNCH APRIL 27

 

 

Source:  St. Madeleine Sophie's Center

March 5, 2019 (El Cajon) - St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC), a nonprofit organization that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, will hold its 18th Morning Glory Brunch on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The brunch will be hosted at SMSC’s Garden and Aquatics Center, located at 2119 E. Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019.


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OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE RESTORATION PROPOSED AT CLOVER FLAT WILDLIFE PRESERVE: PUBLIC REVIEW OPEN

OHV Restoration Project Review Period

East County News Service

 

Restoration work has been proposed by the Back Country Land Trust for OHV impacted areas of their Clover Flat Wildlife Preserve.  The public is invited to review and comment on their application for funding of a habitat restoration grant. These grants are solicited by the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program,

Grant funding would be used to restore 15 acres of OHV impacted critical wildland habitat in Clover Flat Preserve to the east of Campo. Clover Flat is located to the west of La Posta Road and north of Highway 94.  Habitat restoration, fencing, and educational signage will protect endangered species, prevent soil erosion, redirect recreational Off-Highway Vehicle users to nearby legal recreational areas, and will employ local contractors.


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REP. HUNTER SEEKS TO PROMOTE HUNTING ON PUBLIC LANDS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 4, 2019 (San Diego) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) has introduced a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to prioritize hunting and recreational access to public lands. The action seeks to reinforce Executive Order 13443 issued by President George W. Bush.


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CA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S REPORT FAULTS CONDITIONS IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION FACILITIES

 

 

Source:  California Department of Justice

March 4, 2019 (San Francisco) - California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has announced the release of a California Department of Justice (DOJ) report on immigration detention facilities in the state. The report is the result of Assembly Bill 103, which passed in 2017, requiring the DOJ, over a 10-year period, to report on: conditions of confinement; the standard of care and due process provided to detainees; and the circumstances around the apprehension and transfer of detainees to facilities. This initial report is intended to provide increased transparency around immigration detention facilities in California. The report is an important step forward in understanding the conditions under which civil immigration detainees are living, including their access to critical health and legal resources.


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LATIN MUSIC IDOL ROBERTO CARLOS AT SDSU MARCH 24

 

 

East County News Service

March 4, 2019 (San Diego) – Roberto Carlos, Brazil’s number one singer, will be performing on Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at San Diego State University. The Latin music idol revered in many nations for his romantic music and sensual performances returns after five years to stage his “Amor Sin Limite” (Unlimited Love)” in cities across the U.S. Carlos had written over 600 ballads and has recorded duets with Jenifer Lopez and Alejandro Sanz. 

For tickets ($39 to $149), visit www.BrazilianNites.com or call (818) 566-1111.  For more information, visit https://gem.godaddy.com/p/5b84bd.


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READER'S EDITORIAL: 18 GRADUATES FROM FIRE ACADEMY JOIN JULIAN-CUYAMACA FIREFIGHTERS

 
 
By Patricia Landis
 
March 4, 2019 (Julian) — Today was a good day.  Eighteen men and women graduated from the JCFPD Academy and will join JCFPD as Firefighters. One more will be added after he completes the last few classes, but he could not graduate today because he sustained a broken elbow, slipping on the ice while training. Chief Mike Van Bibber orchestrated the graduation ceremony and pinned each firefighter with their new badge. 

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SDSU WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ESCAPES WITH 59-58 WIN AT FRESNO STATE

 

 

Tea Adams had a team-high 15 points

Source:  goaztecs.com

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March 4, 2019 (Fresno) -  The Aztec women’s basketball team (11-17, 6-11) held off a late rally by Fresno State (18-10, 11-6) to escape with a 59-58 win Monday evening.

The Bulldogs’ Candice White hit a difficult three-pointer with 5.8 seconds left to bring Fresno State within one point. The Bulldogs then fouled Mallory Adams who missed both free throws to set up one more chance for Fresno State. After advancing the ball, they inbounded to Maddi Utti, who faked a hand-off to White and then drove baseline, stopped and elevated for an eight foot jumper that rimmed out as the buzzer went off. 


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JUDGE SAYS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MUST COMPLY WITH NEW PUBLIC RECORDS LAW (SB 1421)

 

 

East County News Service

 

March 4, 2019 (San Diego) -- Superior Court Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon sided with the ACLU Foundation of San Diego & Imperial Counties (ACLUF-SDIC) and several San Diego news media outlets, ruling on March 1st that local law enforcement agencies must comply with a new state public records law, SB 1421, and disclose relevant records regardless of when they were created.


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FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: SPRINGING FORWARD THE SAFE WAY

 

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

March 4, 2019 (San Diego) -- This Sunday, March 10, is Daylight Saving Time. Setting the clock forward means it’s time not to just check the clock, but for a spring clean safety check. As you make your “hot lap” around the home, setting clocks ahead, why not take a little extra time for a short safety checklist?

Help Spring your home into being safe and organized by following these steps:


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AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS TO WEBER STATE 6-4

 

 

SDSU drops to 10-8 on the season

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March 3, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State ended its play in the San Diego Classic on a sour note in a 6-4 loss to Weber State Sunday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium.

The Aztecs (10-8), who on Friday night had seasons highs of 18 hits and 13 runs in a 13-8 win over UIC, but left a season-high 13 on base, was unable to come through with the timely hit today. SDSU left 10 runners on base, and finished 2-for-15 (.133) with runners on base and 2-for-12 (.167) with runners in scoring position.


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“FLOWERS TO STREW THY WAY”: BILL MARSHALL CONCERT AT THE TABLE IN LA MESA MARCH 24

 

 

East County News Service

March 3, 2019 (La Mesa) - From Beauty and the Beast’s hauntingly melancholic “If I Can’t Love Her” to the impassioned spirituality of Vaughn-Williams “Five Mystical Songs,” noted baritone Bill Marshall “sings it all!”  Think the exuberant “They Call the Wind Maria” from Paint Your Wagon and Theodore Roethke’s disturbing tale, “My Papa’s Waltz.” All these and more will be showcased when Marshall, accompanied by Jim Tompkins-MacLaine,  appears as featured artist in program eight of East County’s popular Valerie Victor Concert Series. The concert will be held Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at The Table: United Church of Christ of La Mesa, 5940 Kelton Ave., La Mesa.


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STEELE CANYON PLAYERS PRESENT LES MISERABLES MARCH 20-24

 

 

East County News Service

 

March 3, 2019 (Spring Valley) -- Steele Canyon High School presents the world’s longest running musical, Les Misérables. This modern classic, based on Victor Hugo’s novel, features one of the most memorable scores of all time. The production includes over 130 students in the cast, crew and orchestra. According to Theatre Director, Nicole LaBella and Music Director, Heather Luck, Steele Canyon High School musicals are unique as they are the only school in the area to perform with live orchestral accompaniment.


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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM

 

 

East County News Service

March 3, 2019 (Borrego) -- Anza Borrego Desert Park has posted a video of wildflowers  blooming early across the desert, along with tips on what you should know if you plan to go wildflower watching.

https://www.facebook.com/AnzaBorrego/videos/2668093956566649/


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CROWD TURNS OUT FOR ST. PATRICK’S RUN THROUGH EL CAJON

 
 
By Robert Gehr
 
March 3, 2019 (El Cajon) -- The early morn started out overcast and chilly, with wet streets, the threat of rain and folks everywhere wearing green - a symbol for the Irish. Yet the runners and walkers were undeterred as the first race - Green Mile Fun Run--began just after 7 a.m. with a crowd of enthusiastic kids and adults alike, while bystanders cheered everyone on, helping to get their adrenaline going.

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