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Women recount story of kidney donation more than seven years later

Onelia Lopez and Kate Culligan may not look alike but they do have one thing in common: a kidney. Lopez, as a good Samaritan, donated her left kidney to Culligan in 2010. Back in 1985, when Lopez was 17 in Guatemala, she hurt her leg and went to the emergency room. There, the now-Fallbrook resident,...

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  • Ex-Padres player Adrian Gonzalez getting into the restaurant business

    Ex-Padres player Adrian Gonzalez getting into the restaurant business

    Adrian Gonzalez isn’t ready to give up playing baseball just yet, but he already is at work on a post-MLB career move: ownership of sub sandwich franchises. Just a few years after making a modest investment in a single Jersey Mike’s location in San Diego County, the former San Diego Padres first...

  • Ferret fan finds few friends among Encinitas leaders

    Ferret fan finds few friends among Encinitas leaders

    Despite bringing a charismatic ferret up to the podium to lobby on his behalf, La Mesa resident Pat Wright failed to win over most of the Encinitas City Council on Feb. 14 to his campaign to make ferrets legal household pets in California. "Who can resist this?" Wright begged council members as...

  • Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    Encinitas Deputy Mayor, husband allege discrimination by Santa Fe Christian Schools

    The Deputy Mayor of Encinitas and his husband are alleging that a local Christian school discriminated against their family for their sexuality after they inquired about enrolling their son into the school. Joe Mosca — who was appointed to the Encinitas City Council last year and is the city's...

  • Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    Pacific Ridge middle schoolers win soccer championship

    The Pacific Ridge School Firebirds won the girls South Coast Middle School League on February 8 against the Bishop’s School. It’s the second time the team has won the league in the past three years! The first goal was scored at the 7-minute mark by Bailey Lapidow on a great follow off of a free...

  • Paralympic skier nears the summit

    Paralympic skier nears the summit

    On Feb. 20, Katrina Schaber will find out if she’s made the U.S. alpine skiing team for next month’s 2018 Winter Paralympics in South Korea. But even if the 20-year-old Carlsbad native doesn’t make the team this year, she’s already reached heights she never dreamed of as child. Schaber was born...

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  • New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    New names to be part of 2018-19 Avocado West lineup

    As a result of the North County Conference’s (NCC) recent biennial league alignment review, San Marcos High School and Mission Hills High School, both growing forces in the San Diego prep athletic universe, will be switching from the Avocado League East to the Avocado League West.

  • LCC girls basketball headlines local CIF playoff teams

    LCC girls basketball headlines local CIF playoff teams

    After breezing to a 10th consecutive league title by posting a perfect 10-0 mark in the Avocado League West, Coach Mario Flores’ La Costa Canyon girls’ basketball squad will be hunting for a bigger prize when it begins CIF Open Division play Saturday at nearby Santa Fe Christian (19-3).

  • Jennifer Kerr earns Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award

    Jennifer Kerr earns Evelyn Houseman Sportsmanship Award

    First-year Columbia women’s tennis player Jennifer Kerr, a San Dieguito Academy graduate, was named the recipient of the 2018 Evelyn Houseman Lifetime Junior Sportsmanship Award, announced in January by the Southern California Tennis Association (SCTA).

  • Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Feb. 15: Week in Sports

    Boys basketball: The amazing winning streak continues. Torrey Pines won its 15th straight game and its 51st league game going back to 2013 as the Falcons defeated Carlsbad 73-54 in an Avocado League West game on Feb. 9. Bryce Pope led the Falcons with 23 points. His twin brother Michael Pope scored...

  • Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    Where teams stand: Avocado West update for basketball and soccer

    With one week (two games) to go in the prep basketball and soccer regular seasons, the winner of only one of the four major winter races in the Avocado League West has been officially determined—but the three others are virtually over.

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