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July 25, 2000
vs. San Diego Flash (A-League), 7:30 * What: U.S. Open Cup. * Site: San Diego Mesa College. * At stake: A berth in the quarterfinals. * Other round-of-16 games: Richmond Kickers (A-League) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS). Chicago Fire (MLS) at Chicago Sockers (Professional Development League). Dallas Burn (MLS) at Minnesota Thunder (A-League). Rochester Rhinos (A-League) at D.C. United (MLS). Miami Fusion (MLS) at Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL). Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) at NY/NJ MetroStars (MLS).
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - When Councilman Kevin Faulconer raises his hand Monday and is sworn in as mayor, he will take over the final 33 months of Bob Filner's scandal-shortened tenure. But in political terms the key number is not 33, but 20, or maybe 24 - the number of months before Faulconer, a Republican, will need to begin campaigning for a second term. Historically, that has not been a problem here. No San Diego mayor has been denied reelection since a Democrat lost in 1971 - one mayor, a Republican, was even reelected while he was fighting corruption charges that ultimately drove him from office.
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SPORTS
February 6, 1986
Elroy Moses scored 20 points and Joe Griffin added 18 to lead San Diego Mesa College to a 79-74 overtime victory over San Diego City College Wednesday night in a Pacific Coast Conference game at Mesa. San Diego City trailed, 63-53, with 5 minutes remaining before rallying to force overtime. Bruce Dean hit a 10-foot jumper, made a steal, and scored on a layin to tie the game in the final minute.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - As Mayor-elect Kevin Faulconer prepares to take power at City Hall, voters here are well aware what the game plan of a Republican mayor looks like. It's the strategy used by former Mayor Jerry Sanders, a Faulconer supporter, as he struggled to pull the city out of a financial mess: Keep city spending low, maintain a tight rein on labor unions, support business interests to help create jobs. But less clear is what Faulconer's surprisingly easy victory Tuesday over Democratic Councilman David Alvarez - 55% to 45% - means for the statewide GOP, which now holds no statewide offices.
SPORTS
May 5, 1992
Beth Burns, San Diego State women's basketball coach, announced Monday she has signed San Diego Mesa College players Rochelle Johnson and Sorii Epps. Epps and Johnson played their high school basketball at Patrick Henry High. Johnson, a 6-foot forward, was named player of the year in Southern California Community Colleges. She finished her career as Mesa's all-time leading scorer (1,313) and rebounder (797).
SPORTS
May 14, 1987
San Diego Mesa College didn't play Wednesday but still clinched the Pacific Coast Conference baseball title as Palomar defeated Southwestern, 5-4, in the completion of a suspended game at Palomar. Palomar protested the April 2 game against Southwestern because of a no-call on an interference play with a player and a coach. The protest was upheld and the game was resumed with Southwestern holding a 3-0 lead. A win would have given Southwestern the PCC title.
SPORTS
May 23, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
San Diego Mesa College is making its first appearance in the California community college baseball championship tournament this weekend in Long Beach. The Olympians (33-6), who won the Pacific Coast Conference title, have won nine games in a row and advanced through the regionals last weekend with a two-game sweep of South Coast Conference champion Orange Coast College. Seeded eighth, San Diego Mesa plays Golden Gate Conference champion and No. 1 San Mateo at 10 a.m. today at Blair Field.
SPORTS
May 18, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
San Diego Mesa College scored twice in the bottom of the ninth to defeat Orange Coast, 5-4, Saturday afternoon at Mesa College. The victory gives the Pacific Coast Conference champion Olympians (32-6) a one-game advantage in the best-of-three regional community college playoff series that concludes today. The first game is at 11 a.m. Sophomore Bill McCafferty singled to open the ninth and his pinch-runner, Mike Adams, scored the tying run on a throwing error by losing pitcher Sam August (10-3).
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Three 19-year-olds were sentenced Friday to prison for the robbery and murder of a San Diego college student who answered a Craigslist ad for a computer. Rashon Abernathy was sentenced to 50 years in prison and Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan to 25 years to life, all by Superior Court Judge Kerry Wells. Abernathy was also convicted of an earlier Craigslist robbery of a Navy sailor. During the trial, prosecutors said that the three tricked Garrett Berki, 18, a student at San Diego Mesa College, into going to a location in the Paradise Hills neighborhood in May 2011 by using phony names in the listing. Instead of selling him a computer, the three robbed him at gunpoint of $600, prosecutors said.
SPORTS
November 19, 1987 | STEVE KRESAL
Jeff Sturch, the San Diego Mesa College quarterback, will attempt to add to the Mission Conference records he already holds when Mesa plays host to San Diego City in its regular-season finale Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Sturch, a sophomore from Claremont High School, has set conference career records in yardage (4,837), touchdown passes (40), completions (381) and attempts (702). This season, he is 195 for 372 for 2,475 yards with 19 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - Just as this city is recovering from the scandal that drove Bob Filner from the mayor's office, along comes another political firestorm. But instead of sexual harassment, it involves allegations of illegal contributions flowing into mayoral campaigns. A retired San Diego police officer, the owner of a Washington, D.C.-based election services business and another man have been charged with conspiring to funnel more than $500,000 in illegal contributions from an unidentified Mexican businessman into recent political campaigns.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- After a mostly polite campaign, San Diego voters go to the polls today to pick a mayoral replacement for Bob Filner, who resigned in August amid a flurry of sexual harassment accusations. If none of the candidates (11 on the ballot, one write-in) receives more than 50%, a runoff will be held between the two top vote-getters early in the new year. Polls suggest that the front-runner is Councilman Kevin Faulconer but that he will not receive enough votes to avoid a runoff.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - In early returns Tuesday, San Diego Councilman Kevin Faulconer appeared headed for a runoff election with either former Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher or Councilman David Alvarez to succeed the disgraced Bob Filner as mayor. While Faulconer, 46, the only Republican among the major candidates, had a sizable lead, he appeared to lack the 50% plus one vote needed to win the job without a runoff. Fletcher, 36, was narrowly ahead of Alvarez, 33, a fellow Democrat. A third Democrat, former San Diego City Atty.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - After the headline-inducing sex scandal that led to the resignation of Mayor Bob Filner, the special election campaign to find a replacement has been mostly civil and frightfully earnest. With some policy differences at the margins, the four top candidates have all promised to improve neighborhood services, hire more police officers and streamline city government to help private industry create jobs. Many of the several dozen candidate forums ahead of Tuesday's vote have focused on improving the city's infrastructure, hardly a rallying cry to inflame voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A few months ago, Bob Filner was this city's most powerful political figure - a new Democratic mayor pledging to help those he said had long been ignored or mistreated by local government. But Tuesday, less than two months after he resigned in disgrace, Filner stood meekly in San Diego County Superior Court, ready to plead guilty to mistreatment of women under a deal with prosecutors that bars him from ever seeking or holding public office again. Once known for his forceful rhetoric, Filner looked submissive as he answered the judge's questions in a soft voice, admitting guilt to one felony count of false imprisonment and two of misdemeanor battery.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 18, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - At the news conference that launched the sexual harassment drama involving Mayor Bob Filner, a former supporter demanded that he resign, then added that the next chapter was up to Filner. Five turbulent weeks later, the same is true. The scandal shows no signs of letting up despite demands by all nine City Council members that Filner step down. The 70-year-old Democrat has given no indication that he plans to quit - despite an avalanche of negative media coverage, numerous calls by political and business leaders that he resign and accusations by 16 women that he had made unwelcome sexual advances.
SPORTS
May 25, 1986 | STEVE KRESAL
San Diego Mesa College managed to stay alive in its first appearance in the State community college baseball championships Saturday night. The Olympians scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated Sacramento City, 7-6, at Blair Field. San Diego Mesa (35-7) plays Long Beach City today at 10 a.m. with the winner playing a 7 p.m. game against the loser of the game between Rancho Santiago and the College of the Canyons.
SPORTS
November 24, 1992
In a first for the University of San Diego, the Toreros will play host to Indiana in the NCAA West Region men's soccer final Sunday at 1 p.m. at Torero Stadium, the NCAA announced Monday. USD (17-4) advanced with a 2-1 come-from-behind upset of UCLA Sunday. Indiana (14-5-4) defeated Washington, 2-0. The USD-Indiana winner will meet either North Carolina State or Davidson in the NCAA semifinals Dec. 4 at Davidson in North Carolina.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 2013 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Raunchy and raucous, the annual beach bacchanal that is the Over-the-Line tournament nevertheless has a steadfast constituency in City Hall and the local media. Now a lawsuit has been filed alleging that San Diego city officials are playing favorites, issuing a permit for Over-the-Line to use public property - Fiesta Island on Mission Bay - while denying a similar permit to a group wanting to throw a much smaller, more sedate party elsewhere on the beach. The lawsuit may be a long shot, but the civic reaction was instantaneous.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2013 | By Tony Perry
Three 19-year-olds were sentenced Friday to prison for the robbery and murder of a San Diego college student who answered a Craigslist ad for a computer. Rashon Abernathy was sentenced to 50 years in prison and Seandell Jones and Shaquille Jordan to 25 years to life, all by Superior Court Judge Kerry Wells. Abernathy was also convicted of an earlier Craigslist robbery of a Navy sailor. During the trial, prosecutors said that the three tricked Garrett Berki, 18, a student at San Diego Mesa College, into going to a location in the Paradise Hills neighborhood in May 2011 by using phony names in the listing. Instead of selling him a computer, the three robbed him at gunpoint of $600, prosecutors said.
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