April 2017 Articles

ECM PADRES REPORT: MYERS THE HERO GIVES PADRES SERIES WIN OVER GIANTS

 

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Story by Liz Alper

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April 30, 2017 (San Francisco) - The Padres surged back from a 3-1 deficit last night to win 12-4 and even the series against the Giants.  They’d try to win it all here with Clayton Richard on the mound against Ty Blach for the Giants.

SDSU WATER POLO FALLS SHORT VS. PACIFIC IN GCC TITLE GAME

 

 

Aztecs unable to recover from early deficit

Source:  goaztecs.com

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April 30, 2017 (Santa Clara) - Top-seeded San Diego State dug itself too big a hole to climb out of and fell to second-seeded Pacific, 11-7, on Sunday in the title game of the Golden Coast Conference Championship. The Aztecs fell to 18-14 on the season, while the Tigers moved to 20-8.

AZTEC SOFTBALL RUN-RULES LEAGUE-LEADING UTAH STATE 15-5

 

SDSU’s Shelby Thompson and Jenavee Peres each hit grand slams in series finale

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Jenavee Peres (left) hit a grand slam and had six RBIs in SDSU's 15-5 win over MW-leading Utah State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 30, 2017 (Logan, Utah) - Shelby Thompson (Benicia, Calif.) and Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove, Calif.) each hit grand slams to lead the San Diego State softball team to a 15-5, five-inning victory over Mountain West-leading Utah State in the series finale Sunday in Logan, Utah. The Aztecs improved to 26-17 overall and 10-8 in MW play, while the Aggies dropped to 32-12 and 14-6.

AZTEC ROWING WINS 2V8 RACE AT WIRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SDSU ends weekend with one win, two seconds and a fourth-place finish

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April 30, 2017 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team finished off the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma with a win in the second varsity eight final, second place finishes in the varsity eight and varsity four finals, and a fourth-place finish in the novice eight final.

SHOOTING OUTSIDE JOLT N JOE’S BAR IN LA MESA INJURES GUARD, DAMAGES VEHICLES

 

Police seek leads on suspect, described as bald Hispanic man in white polo shirt

By Miriam Raftery

April 30, 2017 (La Mesa) – A security guard was injured by a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his thigh at 1:35 a.m. outside Jolt N Joe’s Bar.  Several vehicles parked outside were also struck.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES FIGHT BACK FOR BIG SIXTH INNING TO TAKE GAME TWO

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo:  Wil Myers flips his bat after knocking out a three-run homer in the sixth.  Via @Padres on Twitter

April 29, 2017 (San Francisco) - Remember those Bad Luck Brian memes from 2007?  That was pretty much the Padres’ night last night; they stayed in the game, but a late home run gave the Giants the lead.  However, the Padres’ perseverance gave everyone some hope coming into tonight.  Jhoulys Chacin started on the mound for the Padres against Matt Cain, who’s been pitching surprisingly well.

WARNER SPRINGS RESORT REOPENS HISTORIC COTTAGES

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2017 (Warner Springs) – Ten historic cottages at Warner Springs Ranch Resort reopen this weekend, after the resort’s long closure for remodeling under new ownership.

“As they were in the past, Warner Springs Ranch Resort cottages are meant to provide a simple, rustic setting similar to that experienced in the old west…a place to create memories that last a lifetime,” an announcement from Warner Springs Resort reads. “You’ll find our cottages to be a comfortable environment to unwind after a great day on the golf course or on horseback.”

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS FALLS TO UTAH STATE IN MW SEMIFINALS 4-1

 

Aztecs drop four straight singles matches after winning doubles point

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Photo:  Marko Goles-Babic (above) and David Hough were winners at No. 3 doubles vs. Utah State in the MW semifinals.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (Boise) - Fifth-seeded San Diego State saw its 2017 campaign come to a disappointing conclusion Saturday after dropping a 4-1 decision to top-seeded Utah in Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship at Appleton Tennis Center.

HENDERSON'S 100-METER DASH VICTORY HIGHLIGHTS STRONG DAY FOR AZTEC TRACK & FIELD

 

SDSU had 11 top-three finishers splitting squads in Philadelphia and Irvine, Calif.

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April 29, 2017 (Philadelphia/Irvine) - Junior Ashley Henderson won the 100-meter dash at the prestigious Penn Relays to highlight San Diego State track & field’s day competing on both the West and East Coasts.

CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO FIGHT TRUMP ORDER OPENING OUR COAST TO NEW OFFSHORE OIL DRILLING

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo:  1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, UCSB collection

April 29, 2017 (San Diego) – The Santa Barbara oil spill of 1969 was the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history at the time.  Three million gallons of crude oil contaminated the ocean and beaches with thick, black goo. Oil bubbled from the blown well and from cracks in the sea bed, killing countless sea birds, seals and other marine life. 

The last remaining oil derrick off California's coast is slated to be decommissioned,  Public News Service reported last week. But now an executive order by President Donald Trump could result in offshore oil wells again pumping in the waters off California.

CHEERS! PADRE DAM MAKES BEER FROM WASTEWATER, WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR WATER RECYCLING

 

East County News Service

April 29, 2017 (Santee) -- Padre Dam Municipal Water District, Helix Water District, City of El Cajon and the County of San Diego were recently honored with being named “Recycled Water Agency of the Year” - medium agency category - from the WateReuse California Section and the WateReuse California Board for their work on the East County Advanced Water Purification Program. To celebrate,  they teamed up with Ballast Point Brewing Company to serve up a”Padre Dam Pilsner,”  a  beer made with treated wastewater from the East County Advanced Water Purification Program  at a reception last month at the Westin hotel downtown.

AZTECS UNABLE TO OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT IN 11-6 LOSS TO UNM

 

Lobos even weekend series at one game apiece

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Danny Sheehan extended his hitting streak to nine games with a pair of doubles against New Mexico on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (San Diego) - After being shut out Friday evening, New Mexico scored 11 runs over the first three innings and went on to an 11-6 victory over San Diego State Saturday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The win for the Lobos evened the weekend series at one game apiece.

 

BAJA BLUES BOYS TAKE STAGE AT EAST COUNTY EVENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) - The Baja Blues Brothers, known for their original acoustic and electric blues plus roots, Americana and party music, will be performing in several local venues over the next month including locations in La Mesa, Santa Ysabel and Poway.

Below are their appearances in our inland region:

THE MARCH FOR EVERYBODY ELSE

 
By Roger Coppock
 
April 29, 2017 (San Diego) -- Last Saturday, April the 22nd. 15,000 people joined a March for Science in San Diego to protest anti-science, mostly anti-climate science, policies of the new Trump administration.  (Please see our report:  http://eastcountymagazine.org/print/24751) Today, by contrast, was everybody else's turn to participate in "The People's Climate March." According to San Diego Police estimates, 4,000 to 5,000 people took up this Saturday's cause, or about a third as many marched last weekend when there were also Earth Day activities in the vicinity.

SDSU SOFTBALL SWEPT AT MW-LEADING UTAH STATE

 

Aztecs fall by scores of 4-2 and 4-1 in Logan, Utah

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Jenavee Peres had two hits and two walks in SDSU's two losses Saturday at Utah State.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (Logan, Utah) - The San Diego State softball team was swept in a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Utah State. The Aztecs (25-17, 9-8 MW) opened with a 4-2 loss to the Aggies (32-11, 14-5 MW) before falling by a 4-1 score on a walk-off three-run home run in the nightcap.

EPA REMOVES CLIMATE SCIENCE WEBPAGES, PUTS PUBLIC IN DARK ON CRITICAL DATA

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – One week after hundreds of thousands joined a march for science nationwide on Earth Day to protest the Trump administration’s irrational anti-science stances, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken down its climate science website, the Washington Post reports.  The action came on the eve of today’s march calling for action to halt climate change.

TOP-SEEDED SDSU WATER POLO REACHES GCC FINAL AFTER DEFEATING APU

 

Aztecs down Azusa Pacific 13-7 in GCC semifinal round

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April 29, 2017 (Santa Clara) - Top-seeded San Diego State cruised to a 13-7 victory over fourth-seeded Azusa Pacific in the semifinal round of the Golden Coast Conference Championship at Sullivan Aquatic Center in Santa Clara. The win pushed the Aztecs into Sunday’s title game vs. second-seeded Pacific.

THREE AZTECS SELECTED IN 2017 NFL DRAFT

 

Nico Siragusa, Donnel Pumphrey and Damontae Kazee all selected on final day of draft

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Donnel Pumphrey (left), Nico Siragusa (center) and Damontae Kazee (right) were each drafted today.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (Philadelphia) - San Diego State had three players selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, which wrapped up Saturday in Philadelphia. Nico Siragusa and Donnel Pumphrey were each picked in the fourth round, while Damontae Kazee was selected early in the fifth round.

AZTEC ROWING FINISHES FIRST DAY OF WIRA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

SDSU grabs a win in the 2V8

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April 29, 2017 (Gold River, Calif.) - The San Diego State rowing team traveled north for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships on Lake Natoma. The Aztecs raced four boats at the regatta on Saturday, three of which determined race lanes for Sunday’s grand final events.

SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER ARRESTED AFTER PURSUIT

 

East County News Service

April 29, 2017 (San Diego’s East County) – Simone Bahou, 52, was arrested April 27th after fleeing from Sheriff’s deputies.

According to Sergeant M. Hettinger, a Sheriff’s deputy responded to a call reporting a suspicious person drinking alcohol in his vehicle behind the CVS store at 3749 Avocado Boulevard in unincorporated La Mesa. Upon arrival, the suspect, (later identified as Bahou, started his vehicle and slowly drove past the deputy as he approached on foot.

HELIX CANCELS MAY 3 BOARD MEETING, SCHEDULES BUDGET WORKSHOPS MAY 3 AND 4

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 29, 2017 (La Mesa) – Helix Water District has announced cancellation of its regularly scheduled meeting May 3rd, but will hold two budget workshops on May 3rd and 4th and 4 p.m.  See below for the budget workshop agendas, which are identical both nights.

AZTECS OPEN SERIES WITH 4-0 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO

 

Seeburger, three relievers shut out Lobos 4-0

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Alan Trejo had three hits including a double and one RBI in the win over New Mexico Friday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

April 29, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State got some excellent pitching and took advantage of scoring opportunities as it defeated New Mexico, 4-0, in the opener of the teams’ three-game series Friday evening at Tony Gwynn Stadium.

ECM PADRES REPORT: LATE HOMER LIFTS GIANTS OVER PADRES IN SERIES OPENER

 

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Story by Liz Alper

Photo via @Padres on Twitter

April 28, 2017 (San Francisco) - The Padres don’t do so well in Phoenix.  They don’t do so well in the Bay Area either, but let’s see how this year’s rebuilding squad does in a three-game series with the NL West rival Giants.  Luis Perdomo started on the mound for the Padres against Jeff Samarzdija for the Giants.

LA MESA SHOP NAMED AMONG TOP 50 INDIE BOOKSTORES IN U.S.

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 28, 2017 (La Mesa) – Bookworms, rejoice! Huffington Post has published a list of the best 50 independent bookstores in the U.S.  Five are here in California – including Maxwell’s House of Books in La Mesa.

SDSU MEN'S TENNIS DOWN NEW MEXICO IN MW TOURNEY OPENER

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

Photo:  Rafael Gonzalez Almazan provided a huge victory at No. 6 singles to help the Aztecs defeat New Mexico on Friday in the MW tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

Aprill 28, 2017 (Boise) - Fifth-seeded San Diego State won its fifth straight match Friday with a 4-2 triumph over No. 4 seed New Mexico in the first round of the 2017 Mountain West Men’s Tennis Championship at Appleton Tennis Center.

AZTEC TACK & FIELD WINS AT PENN RELAYS, STEVE SCOTT INVITATIONAL

 

SDSU had seven top-three finishers on the day

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April 28, 2017 (Irvine/Philadelphia) - San Diego State track & field won the shuttle hurdles relay, one of five top-three finishes at the prestigious Penn Relays, and had a successful performance in the opening day of the adidas/Steve Scott Invitational on Friday.

JULIAN INDIVISIBLE GROUP FORMS TO RESIST TRUMP AGENDA WITH “INCLUISION, TOLERANCE, FAIRNESS AND RESPECT”

 

East County News Service

Photo:  Fearless Girl, Wall Street, N.Y.

April 28, 2017 (Julian) – Seeking to reverse “damage to our country using our American values of inclusion, tolerance, fairness and respect,” residents in Julian are organizing an Indivisible group, part of the nationwide effort to resist the agendas of Donald Trump and the Republican Party.

GROSSMONT HEALTHCARE DISTRICT INVITES PUBLIC TO SUBMIT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR GROSSMONT HOSPITAL HISTORY BOOK

 

East County News Service

April 28, 2017 (San Diego's East County) – A final push is underway to locate any old photographs, faded newspaper clippings, promotional materials and other historical documents for possible inclusion in a yet-to-be-published book chronicling the history of Grossmont Hospital and Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD).

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