May 2018 Articles

May 2018 Articles

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TIED FOR SEVENTH AFTER ROUND ONE AT SAN FRANCISCO REGIONAL

 

Aztec seniors Mila Chaves, Haleigh Krause tied for 10th individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Haleigh Krause (left) and Mila Chaves each carded a 71 on Monday to lead the Aztecs during the first round of the San Francisco Regional.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 7, 2018 (San Francisco) - The San Diego State women’s golf team finds itself in a tie for seventh place at the NCAA San Francisco Regional after shooting a collective 1-over-par 289 during the opening round on Monday at the TPC Harding Park Golf Course.

SOFTBALL STUNNER IN SANTEE: THREE-RUN BOMB LIFTS CHIEFTAINS OVER SULTANS

 

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Story and photos by Liz Alper

Cover photo:  Santana freshman Joey Barkhimer's solo homer in the sixth put the Sultans up by two until the Chieftains erased their lead in the very next inning.

May 7, 2018 (Santee) - In our first-ever trip to Santana High, ECM Sports got some softball action under our belt as the lady Sultans hosted the Clairemont Chieftains for a non-conference faceoff.  The Sultans rock an impressive 18-8 record on the season.  Junior Madison Mendez started on the hill for the Sultans against Jennee Brodeur for the Chieftains.

BORREGO VALLEY INN AND PALM CANYON HOTEL & RV RESORT: WEEKEND GETAWAYS FOR STARGAZING COUPLES AND FAMILIES

 

Backcountry hidden pleasures:   Our guide to unique lodging adventures in San Diego’s beautiful backcountry

Story and most photos by Jonathan Ronald Goetz

Photo, left: Borrego Valley Inn, courtesy of Bryre Roots

Photo, right: Palm Canyon Hotel and RV Resort with renovated Western theme

May 7, 2018 (Borrego Springs) -- Borrego Springs and the surrounding Anza-Borrego Desert State Park  are among the best places in the world to see the night sky, drawing visitors from across the globe.

Borrego Valley Inn, an intimate couples-only hotel and its sister property, Palm Canyon Hotel & RV Resort, a Western-themed, family-friendly hotel also offering ‘50s-style vintage glamping, both provide historic charm and comfort for guests seeking affordable lodging  as well as celestial night sights.

JORDAN VERDON COLLECTS SECOND COLLEGIATE BASEBALL NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARD

 

Junior first baseman and Granite Hills alum hit three home runs and drove in 10 runs over four games last week

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 7, 2018 (San Diego) - Junior first baseman Jordan Verdon won his second Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week Award of the season on Monday after hitting three home runs and driving in 10 runs over four games last week. Verdon is one of nine players in the country to have won multiple National Player of the Week Awards this season.

FIDO FEST: JUNE 9 IN SANTEE

 

East County News Service

May 7, 2018 (Santee) - The city of Santee invites you to Fido Fest on June 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Center Community Park East (550 Park Center Drive in Santee).

This event will feature dog adoptions, exhibitors, giveaways, demonstrations, live entertainment and a silent auction to benefit Dogs on Deployment, which helps deployed military members find volunteers to board their pets while they are away.

READER’S EDITORIAL: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON CAJON VALLEY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING

 

By Michael Schwartz, Executive Director, San Diego County Gun Owners PAC

May 7, 2018 (El Cajon) -- While reading a recent  reader’s editorial in East County Magazine about a school board meeting, I was surprised the author grossly misrepresented what happened at the school board meeting. I thought about ignoring the ridiculous claims, but when misinformation gets published in a media outlet, it is important that the truth is heard. 

EAT YOUR “HEART OUT” AT THE TASTE OF LA MESA JUNE 11TH: TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

 

East County News Service

May 6, 2018 (La Mesa) - The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce announces that the 10th annual “Taste of La Mesa” will be held on Monday, June 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the La Mesa Community Center (4975 Memorial Drive) in La Mesa.  The event features samples of foods, wines, and beers from dozens of local restaurants, wineries and breweries.

SCRIPT-WRITING COMPETITION SEEKS LOCAL HISTORICAL CHARACTERS FOR TWAINFEST PRESENTATIONS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

Deadly is May 31 to submit scripts for Twainfest August 18 in Old Town

May 6, 2018 (San Diego) – Victor Crosthwaite Contreras, an actor, educator and descendant of two Spanish soldiers who served at the San Diego Presidio, sat down with East County Magazine on KNSJ Radio for an interview about a script-writing competition that seeks to depict historical characters from the 1800s in our region.

Hear his interview, along with his dramatic historical interpretive reading of infamous bandito Joaquin Murrieta on whom the legend of Zorro was based, by clicking the audio link. Fior more information, scroll down.

Audio: 

Victor Crosthwaite Contreras interview and dramatic reading

SDSU BASEBALL TAKES SERIES WITH 7-3 WIN AT NEW MEXICO

 

SDSU wins first road series at New Mexico since 2004

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 6, 2018 (Albuquerque) - The San Diego State baseball team defeated New Mexico, 7-3, in its series finale at Santa Ana Star Field on Sunday afternoon to capture a series win over the Lobos. SDSU improves to 33-15 (15-8 Mountain West), while UNM drops to 16-30-1 (9-18 MW).

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES COAST BY DODGERS TO TAKE MEXICO SERIES

 

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By Liz Alper

Photo:  Eric Hosmer's two-run homer led the Padres to a 3-0 win.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 6, 2018 (Monterrey, Mexico) - On their last day in Mexico, the Padres tried to take the series against the Dodgers. Ross Stripling started for LA against Eric Lauer.

SDSU SOFTBALL FALLS AT NEW MEXICO 4-1 IN SERIES FINALE

 

Aztecs outhit Lobos in loss  

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Kelsey Munoz was 3-for-3 in the Aztecs' 4-1 loss at New Mexico.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 6, 2018 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State outhit New Mexico, 8-4, but left 11 runners on base for a third straight game in a 4-1 loss at Lobo Softball Field Sunday afternoon in Albuquerque, N.M. The Aztecs dropped to 17-31 overall and 8-13 in MW play, while the Lobos improved to 14-36 and 7-14 with the series win.

HEAR OUR INTERVIEW: SHERIFF BILL GORE MAKES CASE FOR REELECTION

 

Hear our interview at this audio link, or scroll down for higlights.

By Miriam Raftery

 

May 6, 2018 (San Diego) – In an exclusive interview aired recently on the East County Magazine Show on KNSJ radio, Sheriff Bill Gore said San Diego is the “safest urban county in America” and touted his nine-year record, also addressing controversies. Hear the full interview at the audio link above, or scroll down for highlights.

Gore has a 44-year career in law enforcement, including serving as Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), where he helped pioneer a cyber crimes squad and joint terrorism task force. A Navy veteran raised in San Diego, he comes from a law enforcement family and is married to one of the FBI’s first women agents. His department serves the county’s unincorporated areas and contracts with nine local cities, including Lemon Grove and Santee here in East County.

Audio: 

Sheriff Bill Gore interview 2018 on KNSJ

FIVE ARRESTED AT SANTEE DUI CHECKPOINT

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 6, 2018 (Santee) – A sobriety and driver license checkpoint conducted by Sheriff’s deputies in Santee last night near Mission Gorge Road and State Route 125 resulted in five DUI (driving under the influence arrests). In addition, six citations were issued for suspended/revoked or no driver’s licenses and eight vehicles were impounded.

SUSPECTED DRUG LAB SPARKS FIRE, BURNS RESIDENT IN SPRING VALLEY HOME

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 6, 2018 (Spring Valley) – A garage fire in the 900 block of Maria Avenue in Spring Valley last night was caused by an illegal “honey oil” lab believed to have processed marijuana into cannabis oil, says Sergeant Michael Hetlinger with the Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s station. A male resident suffered burns to approximately 30% of his body and was transported to UCSD Medical Center, Sgt. Hetlinger adds.

READER’S EDITORIAL: JIM MILLER MUST RESIGN

 

By Kilian Colin

“Mr. Miller is nothing but a bully, mocking people who want to oppose his political views.” –Kilian Colin, who has launched a Recall Jim Miller page on Facebook.

May 5, 2018 (El Cajon) -- I was just starting my breakfast before heading to school. I like to check news and social media while eating breakfast, and I noticed an article about a counseling intern at Hillsdale Middle School who had her contract revoked because she spoke to the press about the fact that the students who participated in the March 14 school walk out for Parkland were given detention. I was upset to learn that the intern’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech was violated. I decided to attend the next board meeting to speak to the board about this unfair action against the intern, who lost her job and was banned from applying to any future position in the district.

AZTEC SOFTBALL DOWNS NEW MEXICO 7-3

 

SDSU evens series with UNM behind a season-high 15 hits  

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Shelby Thompson homered and reached base safely four times in SDSU's 7-3 win at New Mexico.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 5, 2018 (Alberquerque) - Backed by a season-high 15 hits and a complete game from starting pitcher Julie McDonald, San Diego State evened its series with New Mexico in a 7-3 victory Saturday afternoon at Lobo Softball Field in Albuquerque, N.M.

SDSU BASEBALL'S WINNING STREAK SNAPPED AFTER 4-3 LOSS AT NEW MEXICO

 

Granite Hills' Jordan Verdon homered for third consecutive game

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 5, 2018 (Alberquerque) - Despite starting its afternoon off with a three-run home run by Jordan Verdon in the top of the first inning, the San Diego State baseball team saw its season-best seven-game winning streak come to a close after a 4-3 setback against New Mexico at Santa Ana Star Field on Saturday afternoon. SDSU (32-15 overall) remains in second place in the Mountain West standings with a 14-8 league record, while UNM jumps to 16-29-1 overall and 9-17 in the Mountain West.

BRUSH FIRE IN RAMONA

 

East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts

May 5, 2018 (Ramona)--Cal Fire advises that a brush fire is burning in Ramona. The blaze, now about seven acres, started at Montecito Road and North Ramona. The blaze is 10 percent contained and burning at a moderate rate of speed.

The Sheriff's Department reported moments ago that the fire is mostly in a riverbed and that no homes are currently threatened. Residents and motorists are asked to please keep the area clear for emergency vehicles.

AMERICA ON MAIN STREET CELEBRATES AMERICAN SPIRIT MAY 19 IN EL CAJON

 

East County News Service

May 4, 2018 (El Cajon) -- The City of El Cajon will present its 5th annual America on Main Street celebration and Salute to Heroes on Saturday, May 19 from 2 to 9 p.m.  The event coincides with Armed Forces Day and celebrates the American spirit through the community’s many ethnic and historical groups.

ST. MADELEINE SOPHIE’S CENTER TO HOLD OUR SECRET GARDEN PARTY ON JUNE 2

 

By Jake Robison

May 4, 2018 (El Cajon) -- St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center (SMSC) will hold its inaugural Our Secret Garden Party on Saturday, June 2 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 2119 East Madison Avenue, El Cajon. This event will give SMSC’s supporters and the San Diego community the chance to experience SMSC’s magical garden and new aquatics center.

SDSU BASEBALL EXTENDS WINNING STREAK TO SEVEN AFTER 11-5 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO

 

Harrison Pyatt took a no-hitter bid into the seventh

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 4, 2018 (Alberquerque) - The San Diego State baseball team won its road series opener against Mountain West foe New Mexico 11-5 on Friday night. SDSU extends its winning streak to seven games and improves to 32-14 (14-7) on the year, while New Mexico drops to 15-29-1 (8-17 MW). With Nevada's 4-2 win over Fresno State on Friday night, the Aztecs remain a game back of first place in the Mountain West standings.

SDSU SOFTBALL FALLS LATE AT NEW MEXICO 5-2

 

Lobos score four in sixth to overtake Aztecs 

Source: goaztecs.com

Photo:  West Hills High alum Katie Byrd had three hits in SDSU's 5-2 loss at New Mexico.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 4, 2018 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State allowed four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and left the bases loaded in the top of the seventh in a 5-2 loss to New Mexico Friday night at Lobo Softball Field in Albuquerque, N.M. The Aztecs dropped to 16-30 and 7-12 in Mountain West play with the loss, while the Lobos improved to 13-35 and 6-13.

HUMANE SOCIETY AND SPCA TO TAKE OVER ANIMAL SERVICES IN SANTEE

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 4, 2018 (Santee) – The County of San Diego will no longer provide animal services to contracted cities including Santee starting July 1st. So, the Santee City Council voted last week to have the San Diego Humane Society and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) take over animal control in Santee starting July 1st.

FARMER’S MARKET DEBUTS IN LA MESA’S DOWNTOWN VILLAGE

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 4, 2018 (La Mesa) --  I took a trip into La Mesa’s downtown village today to check out opening day of the new Farmer’s Market, which has moved to downtown La Mesa along La Mesa Village.  The market is now operated by the La Mesa Village Association instead of the city, with a new farmer’s market company.

HEARTLAND FIREFIGHTERS FOUNDATION HOSTS FUNDRAISER TONIGHT FOR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH CANCER

 

By Rebecca Jefferis Williamson

On Friday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. a fundraiser at the San Diego Firehouse Museum will offer an opportunity to see the museum and to raise money for cancer patients Glenn Stewart and Paula Hamma. The Heartland Firefighters Foundation is holding a fundraiser at the museum to help these family members of the men and women who fight our wildfires and other fires in East County.

The museum, founded in 1962 and located in San Diego’s Little Italy, houses steel from the World Trade Center, firefighting equipment from the late 1800s, La Jolla’s first fire engine and more. Besides seeing the museum, the taco plates ($10) and beer ($5) offered will be a great way to contribute to monies to help Stewart and Hamma. There is no entry fee.

VIRTUAL RIDE: CLIMB ABOARD THE SCENIC WATERS AT LAKE MORENA

 

 

Hop on the boat and take a ride around Lake Morena!

Lake Morena County Park is only an hour away from San Diego and a great spot to fish, hike, camp or even take a day trip out with the family. Here are some views from one of the boats you can rent at the lake.

Learn more about our parks and preserves at SDParks.org.

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

May 3, 2018 (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

 For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

May 3, 2018 (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 news sources representing a broad spectrum of political, religious, and social views. Top world and U.S. headlines include:

U.S.

 World

For excerpts and links to full stories, click “read more” and scroll down.

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