May 2019 Articles

May 2019 Articles

SDSU SOFTBALL EDGED AT UTAH STATE 4-3

 

 

Aztecs leave 10 runners on base in series opener

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 9, 2019 (Logan, Utah) - The San Diego State softball team dropped the series opener, 4-3, to Utah State Thursday afternoon in Logan, Utah.

The Aztecs (24-25, 11-11 MW) had plenty of chances to break open a close game, but left 10 runners on base, going 4-for-17 (.235) with runners on base, 2-for-11 (.182) with runners in scoring position and 1-for-4 (.250) with the bases loaded.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: SMITH & ABSTEN PICK UP EIGHT POINTS FOR SDSU IN HEPTATHLON

 

 

Smith took third and Absten finished in seventh

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 9, 2019 (Clovis) -  Asia Smith and Sara Absten combined to pick up eight points for the Aztecs in the heptathlon Thursday evening at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. Smith took third with 5,309 points and Absten placed seventh with 4,937 points with both heptathletes setting new personal bests for total points.

SAN DIEGO HISTORIC PLACES: ADMIRAL BAKER FIELD, PART TWO

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Originally published at San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network

May 9, 2019 (San Diego) - Who was the Admiral Baker for whom Admiral Baker Field with its two golf courses is named?

His son, also named Wilder Baker, replied in a telephone interview from Darien, Connecticut, that in the U.S. Navy, Admiral Baker perhaps was best known as the chief of staff to Admiral John S. McCain, whose grandson, John McCain, became a senator from Arizona and the 2008 presidential candidate.

SAN DIEGO'S HISTORIC PLACES: ADMIRAL BAKER FIELD, PART ONE

 

 

By Donald H. Harrison

Originally published at San Diego Jewish World, a member of the San Diego Online News Network

May 9, 2019 (San Diego) - At Admiral Baker Field, home to two side-by-side golf courses, one anticipates an occasional “birdie” or an “eagle.” However, here you will also encounter herons, egrets, coots and other birds. The golf courses featuring a pair of artificial lakes created from the San Diego River also are frequented by deer, fox, coyote, bobcat and, very rarely, mountain lion.

WILDFIRE INSURANCE LOSSES FROM NOVEMBER 2018 CALIFORNIA BLAZES TOP $12 BILLION

 
 
Department of Insurance urges residents to check their coverage during Wildfire Preparedness Week
 
Source: California Insurance Commissioner’s office
 
Photo: Butte Fire, creative comments by S.A.

May 8, 2019 (Sacramento) -- Insured losses from the most destructive wildfire month in California’s history climbed $614 million in the first three months of the year, pushing total claims over $12 billion as of April. The increase in claims came as homeowners and businesses continue to assess damages from the Camp Fire in Paradise and Butte County and the Woolsey and Hill Fires in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.

DESTINATION EAST COUNTY: TOP FESTIVALS AND EVENTS MAY 10 - JUNE 8

 

 

East County News Service

May 8, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) -- The merry month of May continues with activities including San DIego River Days, the Manzanita High Mountain Rendezvous, Salsa y Salsa Festival in Lemon Grove, Lilac Festival in Santa Ysabel, Sky tours in Julian, Musica En La Plaza in Escondido, a jazz concert at Mission Trails Church, Open Farm Day at Oasis Camel Dairy, A Taste of Julian, America on Main Street Festival in El Cajon, America on Main Street, Wild in the Country at Lions Tigers and Bears, a Gunsmoke fundraiser for a local Lions Club in El Cajon, El Cajon’s dinner and a concert, Classic Cruise Night’s centennial season in downtown El Cajon, the San Diego Vintner’s Association Wine Festival, a hike across the Santa Ysabel Preserve, a Mount Laguna Living History event, the Julian Fiddle and Pickin’ Contest, a Memorial Day Warrior HIke Challenge in El Capitan Preserve, Visions of Broadway: a presentation by Kidz Danz Kompany and the Lavender Festival at Summers Past Farms.

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

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: ASIA SMITH IN FIRST PLACE THROUGH FOUR EVENTS AT MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Sara Absten set a new PR in all four events

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 8, 2019 (Clovis) - Asia Smith sits in first place through four events of the heptathlon at the Mountain West Outdoor Championships. Her teammate, Sara Absten set a new PR in all four events and is in sixth place.

ECM WORLD WATCH: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL NEWS

 

 

May 8, 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:

U.S.

WORLD

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

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: LOCAL AND STATEWIDE NEWS

 

 

May 8, 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:

LOCAL

STATE

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

EL CAJON’S FREE MOVIES IN THE PARK LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR SUMMER

 

 

East County News Service

May 8, 2019 (El Cajon) — El Cajon’s popular movies in the park are coming back due to popular demand.  You can enjoy nine summer movies from June through August (free!) at parks across the city. Below is the schedule of movie showings:

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES 12TH AT NCAA REGIONALS

 

 

Aztec sophomore Sara Kjellker place 14th individually

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 8, 2019 (Cle Elum, Wash.) - The San Diego State women's golf team saw its season draw to a close Wednesday after finishing in 12th place at the 2019 NCAA Cle Elum Regional. The Aztecs fired a collective 7-over-par 295 during the final round for a 54-hole total of 889 (+25) at Suncadia Resort’s Tumble Creek Course.

JAMUL-DULZURA PLANNING GROUP TO HEAR PROPOSED GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENTS FOR MASSIVE HOUSING PROJECTS AND CASINO UPDATE MAY 14

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

 

May 8, 2019 (Jamul) – On Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Jamul-Dulzura Community Planning Group agenda includes a proposed general plan amendment for Otay Ranch Village 14 and Planning Areas 16 and 19, prior to County Supervisors upcoming June 26 hearing. (Note, the county rescheduled its May 22 hearing to June 26.)

 

The project would include homes, a school, recreational facilities and more on property in the Otay Ranch area as well as land between Jamul and Chula Vista. Concerns have been raised by school districts, tribes, environmentalists and the Jamul-Dulzura Planning Group.  

 

The Jamul-Dulzura Planning Group’s agenda also includes an update on the Jamul Casino, a General Plan clean-up process and officers’ reports.  

 

See the full agenda below.

HEALTH WARNING ISSUED OVER RAW OYSTERS

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 8, 2019 (San Diego) - The California Department of Public Health is warning consumers not to eat raw oysters harvested in Mexico’s Estero El Cardon area in Baja California. Twelve people have become ill after eating the raw oysters that were distributed statewide and sold at restaurants and retailers including here in San Diego County.

HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: PACIFIC CREST TRAIL

East County News Service

May 8, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – Greg Dunne recently hiked 77 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.  He sent in these two photos. The first is at the trailhead start in Campo near the Mexican border. The second image is about 50 miles north near Garnet Peak, between  Mount Laguna and Julian, overlooking the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.

EIGHT FORMER SAN DIEGO FEDERAL PROSECUTORS SIGN LETTER ON TRUMP FACING FELONIES

 

 

By Ken Stone

Reprinted with permission from Times of San Diego, a member of the San Diego Online News Association 

Photo:  President Trump during a national address.  Image via CNN broadcast 

May 8, 2019 (San Diego) - Retired attorney Robert “Bob” Ross says lawyers have a hard time agreeing to sign anything “where they aren’t able to make amendments or change words.”

But Rose — and at least seven other former San Diego federal prosecutors — did just that when they agreed to add their names to an open letter that said Donald Trump would face “multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice” if he weren’t president.

“But for the OLC memo, the overwhelming weight of professional judgment would come down in favor of prosecution for the conduct outlined in the Mueller Report,” said a Department of Justice “alumni statement” posted Monday on Medium.

As of Tuesday, it had about 700 signatories.

UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS ON STRIKE TODAY

By Miriam Raftery

Photo: CC by SA

May 8, 2019 (San Diego) – If you need a ride today, you may need to call a taxi or catch a trolley. Uber and Lyft drivers across San Diego County are taking part in a nationwide strike for higher wages and more transparency from the ride-sharing companies.

Some 5,000  southern California drivers plan to turn off their apps today, according to Rideshare Drivers United. Picketing and a rally are also planned at Lindbergh Field’s Terminal 1 today.

The drivers are protesting Uber’s announced pan to slash per-mile compensation from 80 cents to 60 cents. They also want both companies to guarantee a $28 minimum wage to drivers, who use and maintain their own vehicles, paying for gas themselves. 

SDSU WOMEN'S GOLF TIED FOR 10TH AT NCAA REGIONALS

 

 

Aztecs remain six shots out of coveted sixth position for national berth with 18 holes to play

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 7, 2019 (Cle Elum, Wash.) - The San Diego State women’s golf team moved into a tie for 10th place at the NCAA Cle Elum Regional after posting a collective 10-over-par 298 on Tuesday during the second round at Suncadia Resort’s Tumble Creek Club.

DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER STRIKING, SERIOUSLY INJURING MAN IN SANTEE

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 7, 2019 (Santee) – A driver who seriously injured a pedestrian in Santee has been arrested for a felony hit and run.  The accident occurred this morning at 5:03 a.m. at North Magnolia Ave. and Riverview Parkway.
 
The victim, 32, had been arguing with his brother and jumped out of a vehicle, walking south on North Magnolia in the lanes of travel, according to Lt. Chris Steffen. The brother and his friend tried to talk the man back into the vehicle, when he was struck by another vehicle traveling north on Magnolia.

HEAVY RAINS FORECAST FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

 
 
By Miriam Raftery
 
May 7, 2019 (San Diego) –  Get ready for a wet weekend.  A storm system could bring heavy rains and thunderstorms to San Diego County Friday through Sunday, the National Weather Service predicts.
 
The storm could result in minor flooding of roads and creeks in urban and rural areas.
 
There is a small chance for showers today and tomorrow, with the heaviest rains expected to begin Friday as a low-pressure system reaches Southern California.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY VINTNERS HOSTS WINE FESTIVAL MAY 18 AT HISTORIC ADOBE FARMSTEAD IN ESCONDIDO

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 7, 2019 (Escondido) – Over 25 San Diego County wineries including national and international award-winners will participate in the 2019 Wine Festival.  Hosted by the San Diego County Vintner’s Association, this year’s event will be at Sikes Adobe, a historic farmstead in Escondido (12655 Sunset Dr.) on Saturday, May 18 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The festival also includes live music, a silent auction and opportunities to buy wines. Food wil be available from the Quick Stop Grill food truck.  Attendees will discover the array of varietals produced county wide and connect with the wine makers, learn more about their craft and San Diego County’s thriving wine community.

“Our annual wine festival is the perfect environment to showcase the unique and varied varietals produced throughout the region,” said San Diego County Vintners Association President Ed Embly, owner of Hungry Hawk Vineyards in Escondido.  “The festival gives our wineries the opportunity to showcase their best wines to fellow wine enthusiasts who are eager to learn more about our growing wine region.”

Festival wineries and exhibitors will include:

EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL: INGRASSIA’S BONUS BALL DOUBLE GIVES VALHALLA THIRD CONSECUTIVE LEAGUE CROWN

 

 

By Adam Paul, ecpreps.com

Photos by Don De Mars

May 7, 2019 (El Cajon) - With the game in extra innings and tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Joseph Ingrassia (left, 1-2, RBI, 2B) came up and smashed a double to score the game-winning run for the Norsemen on Monday afternoon.

SDSU BASEBALL FINISHES PERFECT HOMESTAND WITH 10-5 WIN OVER BRIGHAM YOUNG

 

 

Aztecs top Cougars in first meeting since 2015

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo courtesy goaztecs.com

May 6, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team extended its win streak to four with a 10-5 win over No. NR/25 Brigham Young on Monday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs improve to 30-19 on the year, while the Cougars drop to 31-13. 

ASC SAN DIEGO RUNS AWAY WITH 4-0 VICTORY OVER HIGH DESERT

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

Photo courtesy asc-sandiego.com

May 6, 2019 (Adelanto, Calif.) ASC San Diego fired four past NPSL newcomers High Desert Elite FC to secure crucial victory away at Adelanto Stadium in the race to the Southwestern Conference playoffs. ASC showed no intentions of making Saturday’s matchup a tight affair as they bullied the High Desert defense from the start of the whistle. It took just 5 minutes for High Desert to succumb to ASC San Diego’s attacking pressure as Eijin Kishimoto sent in a dangerous cross into the box forcing a High Desert defender to attempt a clearance that was scuffed into the back of his own net to give ASC an early 1-0 lead.

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