Author Archive for Tony Cagala

Area hospitals taking protective measures against the flu

REGION — The number of confirmed flu deaths this year has already surpassed the total of flu deaths from last year.

Billboard seeks to raise awareness on American POW

Billboard seeks to raise awareness on American POW

REGION — Never leave a man behind. That’s what has spurred Washington state resident and former Marine Chrissy Marsaglia to begin a grassroots campaign to raise awareness on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army soldier that has been held captive since 2009.

The sound of thousands of feet running

The sound of thousands of feet running

ENCINITAS – Sneakers were laced up and hundreds of runners were ready to hit the streets along Coast Highway 101 – and hit the streets they did on Super Bowl Sunday for the third annual Cardiff Kook 10k/5k run.

Musician Wu Man carries with her a sense of responsibility

Musician Wu Man carries with her a sense of responsibility

CARLSBAD — The instrument she plays has a history of more than 2,000 years. But for Wu Man, the preeminent pipa musician, she believes that there must be a reason why the old instrument still exists today.

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

Kook costume contest is a serious matter

ENCINITAS — Before the race even begins, a completely different, yet equally serious competition has gotten underway.

They’ve got mail

They’ve got mail

Pen pals as children, friends meet for first time in Encinitas after 66 years

Torrey continues to draw, yield new winners

Torrey continues to draw, yield new winners

SAN DIEGO — “There’s not many lists on the PGA Tour where your name is as close to Tiger Woods, is ever a bad thing,” said Scott Stallings not long after his name was etched onto the Farmers Insurance Open trophy.

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

Idea for race isn’t so ‘Kooky’

The first year of the race, Steve Lebherz, co-founder of the annual Cardiff Kook 10K/5K run, wasn’t expecting the crowd turn out they got. It even surprised a lot the churches in the area, too.

Rain dance raises awareness

Rain dance raises awareness

In Oceanside on Saturday, Gil “Bluefeather” Fernandez and several Native Americans gathered to perform a rain dance and raise awareness of the drought situation that the state is currently facing.

Dancing for rain

Dancing for rain

Native American tradition will call on universe to take notice