May 2019 Articles

May 2019 Articles

SAN DIEGO’S PROPOSED NEW VEHICLE HABITATION ORDINANCE DRAWS OPPOSITION; PROTEST PLANNED TUESDAY

 

Update May 15, 2019: The San Diego City Council has voted to approve the new vehicle habitation ordinance.

By Miriam Raftery

May 13, 2019 (San Diego) – After a federal judge found San Diego’s vehicle habitation ordinance unconstitutional and issued an injunction to halt its enforcement of the ban on sleeping in vehicles, a new ordinance backed by Mayor Kevin Faulconer has been passed 3-1 by a committee and forwarded to the full city council, where a vote is expected on Tuesday, May 14 at 2 p.m.  

 

FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: GRADUATION TIPS – SHOW SOME CLASS WITH SAFETY

 

 

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

May 13, 2019 (San Diego) -- Prom and graduation season is here again – You want to make sure you graduate "with" your class!

Unfortunately, these happy occasions sometimes involve underage drinking which can result in tragedy reminds. It is therefore critical that parents keep the lines of communication open when it comes to talking to their kids about the dangers of underage drinking and drunk driving.

SDG&E ASKS SUPREME COURT TO RULE ON CONSTITUTIONALITY OF WILDFIRE COST RECOVERY LIMITS

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 12, 2019 (San Diego) – San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional for states to make utilities strictly liability for wildfire damages without allowing companies to recover costs by charging ratepayers.

ROUGH START HURTS SDSU BASEBALL IN SERIES FINALE LOSS AT FRESNO STATE

 

 

Aztecs lose just third weekend series of the season

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 12, 2019 (Fresno) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered an 8-3 loss to Fresno State in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs, now 2.5 games behind Fresno State for first place in the conference, are now 31-21 overall and 15-11 in the Mountain West.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES TAKE SERIES WITH 10-7 WIN

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Greg Garcia tried to help the Padres rally in the ninth, but ultimately, the Rockies got the victory. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

May 12, 2019 (Denver) - The Padres have split the series with Colorado so far, losing badly Friday night, but picking up a win last night.  They played the series finale on Mother’s Day with Nick Margevicius on the mound against Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.

CALFRESH ELIGIBILITY EXPANDS, INCLUDING COVERAGE FOR MANY SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES STARTING IN JUNE

 

 

By Tom Christensen, County of San Diego Communications Office

May 12, 2019 (San Diego) - Starting in June 2019, the CalFresh program will allow many seniors and people with disabilities receiving SSI/SSP to participate and have access to nutritious food.

CalFresh is designed to reduce food insecurity and increase food budgets, improving participants’ access to fresh and healthy food.

SDSU BASEBALL EVENS SERIES AT FRESNO STATE WITH 10-6 WIN

 

 

Ryan Orr goes 3 for 4 with three RBIs in victory

Source:  goaztecs.com

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May 11, 2019 (Fresno) - The San Diego State baseball team used six multiple hit-performances and a four-inning save with no earned runs allowed by Adrian Mardueno in a 10-6 win over Fresno State on Saturday night. With the series now tied, the Aztecs are now 1.5 games behind the Bulldogs in the Mountain West standings. 

SDSU TRACK & FIELD TAKES SECOND AT MW OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU won the 4x400m relay

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 11, 2019 (Clovis) - The Aztec track and field team took second place at the Mountain West Championships Saturday evening at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Clovis, Calif. The Aztecs have finished third or higher in each of the last seven years.

SDSU SOFTBALL DOWNS UTAH STATE 2-1 IN SERIES FINALE

 

 

Aztecs finish season with 25-26 record

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com 

May 11, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - The San Diego State softball team used a two-run home run by Molly Sturdivant and a three-hit complete game from Marissa Moreno to down Utah State, 2-1, Saturday afternoon in Logan, Utah. The Aztecs finished their season with a 25-26 record, including a 12-12 mark in Mountain West play.

SAN DIEGO'S LONGEST OPERATING SMALL AUTOMOTIVE PARTS BUSINESS DEBUTS NEWEST ADDITION IN ALPINE

 

 

County Motor Parts hosts grand opening with car show May 31 - June 2

 

East County News Service

 

May 10, 2019 (Alpine) – One of San Diego’s longest operating small businesses, County Motor Parts Inc., announces the opening of its 12th location--8th in San Diego County--in Alpine. The 73-year-old business has been run by three generations of the San Diego-based Eckis family.

ASSEMBLYWOMAN WEBER TO HOST COFFEE CHAT ON STATE BUDGET AND PRIORITIES MAY 18

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 10, 2019 (San Diego) — Assemblywoman Shirley Weber invites you to drop by a coffee chat to learn about the Governor’s proposed budget, current legislation that Dr. Weber is authoring, ask questions and share any concerns.

SDSU BASEBALL DROPS SERIES OPENER AT FRESNO STATE

 

 

Aztecs allow season-high 17 hits in 10-2 loss

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 10, 2019 (Fresno) - San Diego State had a four-game winning streak come to a close after a 10-2 loss to Fresno State on Friday night. With the loss, the Aztecs are now 2.5 games behind the Bulldogs for first place in the Mountain West with a conference record of 14-10 (30-20 overall). The Bulldogs improve to 31-13-1 with a 16-7-1 league mark while extending their win streak to five.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD IN SECOND PLACE ENTERING FINAL DAY OF MW OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Bonnie Draxler wins her sixth MW pole vault championship

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 10, 2019 (Clovis) - The Aztecs track and field team will enter the final day of the Mountain West Outdoor Championships in second place. Bonnie Draxler took home the pole vault title and Nyjari McNeil (800m) and Maya Brosch (400m hurdles) each had the top time in their preliminaries.

EAST COUNTY EDUCATION ALLIANCE EXPANDS TO ADD MOUNTAIN EMPIRE DISTRICT: NEXT MEETING MAY 21

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 10, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The East County Education Alliance was founded in 2014  as a partnership with the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College and Grossmont Union High School districts. It’s now expanding to add the Mountain Empire Unified School District.

HISTORY COMES ALIVE ON MOUNT LAGUNA MAY 25-26

 

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2019 (Mount Laguna) -- The Laguna Mountain Volunteer Association invites you to the 32nd annual Living History program this  Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May  25 and 26.  Learn about the history of Mount Laguna residents and take free tours offered at 9:30, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days.

Meet at the Red-Tailed Roost, 10385 Sunrise Highway near mile marker 22.5, across from the Laguna Fire Station atop  Mount Laguna, the highest peak in San Diego’s East County.

TIME TO PREPARE FOR WILDFIRES IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 

 

CAL FIRE and the County Fire Authority say don’t let the rainy weather fool you … fire season will be here before you know it. You should have a plan and be prepared now to protect yourself, your home and your community.

Learn more at readysandiego.org.

AZTEC SOFTBALL FALLS AT UTAH STATE 7-6

 

 

SDSU loses second sraight one-run game

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 10, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - The San Diego State softball team was unable to overcome a rough start in a 7-6 loss to Utah State Friday afternoon in Logan, Utah. The loss dropped the Aztecs to 24-26 on the season and 11-12 in Mountain West play.

COUNTY RESCHEDULES HEARING TO JUNE 26 ON GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT FOR MAJOR HOUSING PROJECT IN OTAY-JAMUL AREAS

 

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2019 (San Diego) – On June 26 at 9 a.m., County Supervisors will hold a hearing on a proposed General Plan Amendment for the proposed Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16/19. This is rescheduled from the original May 22 date.

The project proposes to develop 1,119 homes on approximately 1,284 total acres within an approximately 860 acre development footprint that lies within Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16 & 19 (PAs 16 & 19).  The project includes property in the Otay Ranch area as well as land between Jamul and Chula Vista.

TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2019 GOLDEN WATCHDOG & FLEECE AWARDS

 

 

Source:  San Diego County Taxpayers Association

 

Annual dinner recognizes best and worst use of public funds in San Diego County; this year’s 1970’s-themed event takes place on May 16

 

May 10, 2019 (San Diego) -- The San Diego County Taxpayers Association (SDCTA) hasreleased the list of finalists for its 24th annual Golden Watchdog & Fleece Awards. The annual awards dinner recognizes the best and worst in local government spending and decision-making in San Diego County. Winners will be announced at the awards dinner on Thursday, May 16. The theme: a 1970’s extravaganza, “Thursday Night Fever.”

NINTH ANNUAL BAGS & BAUBLES RAISES OVER $138,000 TO HELP LOCAL PET OWNERS AFFORD EMERGENCY VETERINARY CARE

 

 

San Diego charity event brings fashion and fundraising together

May 10, 2019 (Rancho Santa Fe) - On Sunday, April 28th, 2019, the Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) hosted its Bags & Baubles silent auction extravaganza for the ninth consecutive year to raise funds and awareness for local pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. This year was one of the most successful yet, raising over $138,000 – and 100% of the proceeds will go back to the animals.  Established in 2006, FACE is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 public charity that provides financial assistance for emergency veterinary care for pet owners in need countywide. FACE strives to save lives, reduce economic euthanasia, and increase the wellness of San Diego’s pets. Learn more by calling 858-450-3223 or visiting www.face4pets.org.

MUSICA EN LA PLAZA SERIES OPENS UP IN ESCONDIDO

 

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2019 (Escondido) - Música En La Plaza is a free community series that will take place from 7- 10 p.m. the last Friday of each month. The series will bring live music, dancing, tacos and tequila to the California Center for the Arts.

COME TALK ABOUT LAKESIDE LIFE: TOWN HALL MAY 29

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 10, 2019 (Lakeside) – You’re invited to join in a conversation on the quality of life in Lakeside along with representatives of Lakeside Fire,  the San Diego Sheriff, District Attorney, health and safety organizations.  A “Lakeside Life” town hall will be held on May 29 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center (12244 Lakeshore Drive).  Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

WENDY’S ON CRAFTSMAN IN SAN DIEGO HOSTS FUNDRAISER MAY 16 FOR VICTIMS OF POWAY SYNAGOGUE SHOOTING

 

 

East County News Service

May 10, 2019 (Poway) – On April 27th a gunman opened fire inside Chabad of Poway Synagogue, leaving one dead and several injured. Now, Wendy’s restaurant has announced a generous benefit to help those affected. 

OWN A JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE OR RAM? YOU MAY BE OWED MONEY IN FIAT-CHRYSLER SETTLEMENT OVER CHEATING ON EMISSIONS TESTS

 

 

Source: Calif. Attorney General

 

May 9, 2019 (Sacramento) – Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra today announced that consumers may begin to apply for relief as part of the coordinated government and private class action settlements with Fiat Chrysler. The settlements, announced in January 2019 and approved on May 3, 2019, resolved allegations that the company violated environmental and consumer protection laws by using “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing.

 

Fiat Chrysler is accused of installing the defeat device software in approximately 100,000 vehicles nationwide and about 13,500 vehicles in California. The affected vehicles are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500s equipped with 3.0L EcoDiesel engines.

GROSSMONT HIGH SCHOOL HOSTS BLOOD DRIVE MAY 23

 

 

UPDATE:  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

East County News Service

 

May 9, 2019 (El Cajon) -- Grossmont High School will host a blood drive in partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank on Thurs., May

23 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the quad area. The school is located at 1100 Murray Dr.  in El Cajon.

HOME SALES AND PRICES INCREASED IN APRIL, REALTORS GROUP REPORTS

 

 

Ramona tops list with most homes sold

 

East County News Service

Photo: Creative Commons

May 9, 2019 (San Diego) – Sales of existing homes in San Diego County continued to rise in April, according to housing statistics compiled through the San Diego Multiple Listing Service by the GreaterSan Diego Association of REALTORS®.

EAST COUNTY FATALITY ACCIDENT VICTIMS IDENTIFIED

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 9, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – The San Diego County Medical Examiner has identified victims killed in several recent East County accidents in Ramona, Spring Valley, Jamul and Santee.
 
Blake Cameron Jennings, 30, of Ramona died at the scene of a motorcycle accident on May 1st after striking a vehicle making a turn on San Vicente Road at Vista Vicente Drive.

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGES POWAY SYNAGOGUE SHOOTER WITH 109 HATE CRIMES

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 9, 2019 (San Diego) – The U.S. Department of Justice today filed 109 hate crime charges against John T. Earnest,19. The Rancho Penasquitos teen is charged with murder and 53 counts of attempted murder for shootings at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on April 27. Prosecutors may seek the death penalty for crimes believed to be motivated by hatred toward the Jewish community.

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