Fast Features

Cal State soccer programs fall short in championship run

SAN MARCOS — Just two weeks ago the men’s and women’s soccer teams were sweeping their way through the A.I.I. national tournament in Thomasville, Ga. Last week, both teams were dispatched from the N.A.I.A. championships. On Nov. 19 the women hosted Westmont College for the opening round of championships. The loss came in dramatic fashion […]

Chargers challenges mount amidst losing streak, Tebow comes in next

SAN DIEGO — For a team that was 4-1 before their bye week, to a team that was 4-6 since returning, the Chargers have continually expressed the need to play better, to play a more complete game. But for a team that was starting a makeshift offensive line, with players that had only been around […]

Old-fashioned game brings in newer crowds

DEL MAR — The tension builds with every call. “B-31,” the voice calls out. The anticipation grows still more. “I-52…N-20…” And then of a sudden, a sole voice cuts through the silent room: “BINGO!” “They say it’s for old people, but there’s a lot of young people here,” said Sybil Politano, one of the bingo […]

Diverse musician enriches local culture

COAST CITIES — Josiah Diallo has been educating and entertaining local audiences for decades with musical storytelling and his unique blend of reggae, folk, jazz, R&B and original songs. “Lots of people remember me from Miracles Cafe in Cardiff,” he said. “That is where I started in the 80s. I found the guitar, and I found […]

Senior Olympics struggle to find venues for North County games

By Tony Cagala COAST CITIES — “It’s like that old movie with Kevin Costner, ‘Field of Dreams,’” said Danny Propp, San Diego Senior Olympics executive director. “If you build the fields, they’ll come. And like I keep telling our politicians, ‘Hey, if we don’t have the venues available, how in the world can we invite […]

Carving pumpkins at the White House, a memorable experience

Special to The Coast News I had the honor of carving pumpkins at the White House for the first family’s Halloween trick or treat event. The White House hosted a Halloween party with trick-or-treating for military families. The trick-or-treating was done on the front portico and driveway of the White House. Our team created a […]

Motorcyclists hit the road with toys for tots

OCEANSIDE — It was holiday magic as the roar of motorcycles sounded and the gleam of chrome shined around boxed toys and teddy bears strapped to the back of more than 250 motorcycles. The riders took off from Oceanside Harbor for the 24th annual Toys for Tots run to Pauma Valley Casino on Nov. 5. […]

Turnovers leave Chargers feeling green in loss to Packers

SAN DIEGO – Chargers fans were awash in a sea of green during Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, but it was the two interceptions returned for touchdowns in the first quarter that had them feeling green. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said the two interceptions early in the game didn’t have anything to do […]

Miracle League of San Diego has a ball with celebrity pitchers

SOLANA BEACH — San Diego Padres manager Bud Black couldn’t record a single out when he took to the mound recently. No, it wasn’t any attempt at a comeback, the affable manager came out to the Engel Family Field Oct. 22 in support of The Miracle League of San Diego’s second annual Celebrity Pitcher Day. […]

Paranormal ‘happenings’ investigated at Grandstands

DEL MAR — Like all spooky stories, it begins in an empty, darkened room. A voice calls out, “Is there anybody here?” But when it really becomes spooky is when strange spheres of light appear; when doors begin to open and close on their own; when the empty, darkened room whispers back, “Yes.” All of […]