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SPORTS
November 17, 2013 | By Eric Maddy
CIF SOUTHERN SECTION BOYS WATER POLO   DIVISION 1 Quarterfinals, Saturday Mater Dei 10, Corona del Mar 4 Loyola 8, Long Beach Wilson 7 (OT) Newport Harbor 14, Dana Hills 9 Harvard-Westlake 18, Northwood 4   Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine) Newport Harbor vs. Harvard-Westlake, 5 p.m. Mater Dei vs. Loyola, 7 p.m.     DIVISION 2 Quarterfinals, Saturday Agoura 13, San Marcos 5 Laguna Beach 6, Villa Park 3 Foothill 14, Dos Pueblos 10 Murrieta Valley 11, Ventura 5   Semifinals, Wednesday at Heritage Park (Irvine)
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SPORTS
November 4, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
UCLA won its second straight men's basketball exhibition game Monday, beating Cal State San Marcos, 109-79, at Pauley Pavilion. Cal State San Marcos, ranked No. 22 in the preseason NAIA Coaches' Top 25 poll, is coached by Jim Saia and is in only its third year as a basketball program. Saia was once an interim coach at USC, going 10-15 after Henry Bibby was fired midway through the 2004-2005 season. UCLA will begin its regular season Friday against Drexel from Philadelphia at 9 p.m. PST. San Diego State beat Cal State San Marcos, 81-66, in an exhibition game last week.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
The late Junior Seau's younger brother Tony has died, according to U-T San Diego. The family told the paper that Tony Seau, 36, died Thursday of an unknown cause. Junior Seau, a former All-Pro NFL linebacker, took his own life in May 2012 at his Oceanside home. It was later determined that he had a degenerative brain disease. Tony Seau was a defensive tackle at El Camino High School in Oceanside, and played defense at Palomar College in San Marcos. He also played offensive guard for the North County Cobras, a semi-pro minor league team in Oceanside.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
With the curtain drawn on the most controversial edition of CBS' reality show "Big Brother," cast member Aaryn Gries, whose ethnic and homophobic slurs made national headlines, is bracing herself to face a new reality - that many people feel she's a racist. But the 23-year-old college student from San Marcos, Texas, who was unaware of the tempest her remarks created until emerging from the show's imposed isolation earlier this week, is determined to reverse that perception. "I'm trying to show that I'm remorseful, and I hope that comes across because I really do feel very bad," she said in an interview with The Times.
SPORTS
September 7, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry
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.
BUSINESS
June 12, 2013 | By Hugo Martin
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 2013 | By Tony Perry
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.
NATIONAL
April 18, 2013 | By Christine Mai-Duc
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.
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