September 7, 2013 |
The saying used to go that there are two sports in Texas: football and spring football. In San Marcos, they now have unicycle football. Their motto: Pedestrian football is outdated . If you haven't seen the above video, it's unique. Make sure you watch long enough to see one of the players punt the ball. The Unicycle Football League is a five-on-five competition termed "flackle" football. Like flag football, each player has a belt with two flags that can be pulled, but a player can also be tackled so long as the defender doesn't use too much force.
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July 15, 2013 |
SAN DIEGO - A 22-year-old man from Huntington Beach was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for stealing the identities and computer passwords of more than 700 students so he could rig an election and become student body president at Cal State San Marcos. U.S. District Judge Larry Burns said that Matthew Weaver showed "phenomenal misjudgment" by stealing the identities and passwords and then, when caught, trying to blame other students. "He's on fire for this crime and then he pours gasoline on it" by blaming others, Burns said.
June 12, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Surf Air, the membership-only airline based in Santa Monica, made its first flight Wednesday from Burbank to the Bay Area. The airline offers members unlimited flights up and down the California coast for a monthly fee of $1,650. The airline, which flies small eight-passenger aircraft, is expected to fly four round trip flights per day between Burbank and San Carlos, which is about 24 miles south of San Francisco.
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April 30, 2013 |
Nineteen people are being charged with selling drugs after an undercover operation at four high schools in northern San Diego County by youthful sheriff's deputies posing as students, officials said Tuesday. Nine are current or former students and 10 are adults, said Sheriff Bill Gore. Of the 19, 16 were arrested Tuesday morning without incident; three of the adults are at large. "The take-away from today is this: If you want to buy [or sell] illegal drugs, you very well could be talking to a deputy sheriff," Gore said.
April 18, 2013 |
April Puckett logged onto Twitter just 10 minutes after a massive explosion rocked her hometown of West, Texas. Puckett, a 19-year-old freshman at Texas State University in San Marcos, began seeing friends' pictures of a looming mushroom cloud that had formed over the tiny central Texas town. She immediately got in her car and made the two-hour drive north to meet her family. Her mother and sister had been watching television in the living room of their home, less than half a mile from the plant, when the explosion hit. The force of the blast broke every window in the house, knocked knick-knacks off their shelves and flung the kitchen and bathroom doors open.
March 29, 2013 |
California is leading a national craft beer explosion. It's home to 12 of the nation's 50 largest craft beer companies, according to the Brewers Assn. trade group. So it's not surprising that some of the country's finest beer is brewed locally. Here are 10 of the best local beers to sample Easter weekend, as selected by Brandon Hernandez, a beer and food journalist, Zagat editor and Stone Brewing Co. communications specialist. The beers are brewed in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego counties and would nicely compliment a traditional Easter dinner, Hernandez said.
February 9, 2013
The rider was the bigger story than the horse Saturday at Santa Anita. Veteran Gary Stevens, a Hall of Fame jockey making the second comeback of his career, bolted from the gate to the lead aboard Slim Shadey in the featured $150,000 Grade II San Marcos Stakes. And stayed right there. It was only Slim Shadey's fourth victory in 24 starts and Stevens said that trainer Simon Callaghan had the 5-year-old perfectly prepared. It was the first stakes victory for Stevens, 49, since he announced his comeback Jan. 3 and got on his first horse Jan. 6. He had won two other races, but not a major race.
December 4, 2012 |
The game didn't count, wasn't broadcast on television or radio, and wasn't witnessed in person by that many, either. So the stakes for the UCLA basketball team were pretty low Tuesday night. And the Bruins just barely lived up to the task. The scoreboard total looked impressive, as UCLA won the exhibition game, 83-60, against Cal State San Marcos, an NAIA school. But there wasn't much else that was impressive about the Bruins' performance. Going in, UCLA planned to use the game, which carried just slightly more weight than a scrimmage, to work on its man-to-man defense.
December 3, 2012
When: 7:30. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV - none; Radio - uclabruins.com. Records: UCLA 5-3, Cal State Marcos 7-3. Update: This is an exhibition game, so it won't count in either team's record, but it does provide UCLA a chance to iron out some kinks, largely its porous man-to-man defense. Cal State San Marcos is an NAIA independent program led by second-year Coach Jim Saia, who served as an assistant at UCLA from 1996 to 2003. - Baxter Holmes
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June 26, 2012 |
They once were hawked on street corners, displayed like the finest artwork with their images of Aztec warriors, Virgin Marys, lions, pandas and unicorns. Laura Genao saw them growing up but never pictured herself owning one. "Too tacky," she thought. Years later, her mother slyly left one on her couch: a blanket with a giant tiger woven in shades of gray, black and white. It was then Genao learned what most Latinos in Los Angeles come to understand as children: Love it or hate it, chances are you're going to forge a bond with a San Marcos.