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Zamorano sets meet record at Coach Downey Cross Country Classic

Christian High School junior Alaina Zamorano not only won the girls varsity race at the Coach Downey Cross Country Classic meet Sept. 27 on the Morley Field course in San Diego but also set a meet record. Zamorano completed the 5,000-meter (3.1-mile) course in 18:54.  The previous record of 18:58…

TripAdvisor Cutting Ties With SeaWorld and Other Animal Attractions

TripAdvisor announced it would not sell tickets to specific experiences where tourists come into “physical contact” with captive wild animals, cutting ties with SeaWorld and other animal attractions, the company said Wednesday. TripAdvisor and its Viator brand said it would also no longer generate revenue from any attraction that continues…

CIA's Top Lawyer Made Criminal Referral on Whistleblower's Complaint About Trump Conduct

Weeks before the whistleblower’s complaint became public, the CIA’s top lawyer made what she considered a criminal referral to the Justice Department about the whistleblower’s allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office in pressuring the Ukrainian president, U.S. officials familiar with the matter tell NBC News. The move by…

Mother, baby taken to trauma center after crash

LA MESA, Calif. — Three people were taken to a trauma center Friday morning after a vehicle crash in La Mesa caused a tree to fall onto a house. The crash was reported around 10:30 a.m. along the 4200 block of Avocado Boulevard. The vehicles were heading in opposite directions…

Woman sentenced for killing a man while driving intoxicated

A Santee woman was sentenced Sept. 27 to 11 years and eight months in prison for killing a man while she was driving while intoxicated. Lauren Ashley Freeman, 24, wiped away tears during her sentencing involving the death of Justin Callahan, 35, before San Diego Superior Court Judge Runston Maino.…

West Hills engineering teacher up for statewide grant

The old West Hills High School auto shop looks barely recognizable now. Its high-vaulted ceilings may be the same and there is a familiar echo in the large room, but the workshop has changed both face and purpose and great things are coming out of the doors. For ten years,…

Cougars shut out Mira Mesa High 45-0, rank No. 2 in county

The Steele Canyon Cougars debuted beautiful new midnight-blue uniforms last Friday night against visiting Mira Mesa High but it was the same ol’ defense that recorded a 45-0 shutout of visiting Mira Mesa. The Cougars were the county’s No. 2-ranked team – behind Grossmont Hills League rival Helix – in…

Helix does ‘Sound of Music’

By ALEX OWENS The hills around Helix High School should be alive with the sound of music come Oct. 11. That’s because the Highland Players are presenting the classic musical “Sound of Music” for seven performances. It’s the first time in a while that the Helix Drama Department has presented…

Featured Artist: Nonita Vidal Degen

By LINDA MICHAELS Nonita Vidal Degen is a local mixed-media artist who loves plein-air painting of the San Diego landscape. She is a self-taught artist whose artistic interest has spanned many years. Through the years she has been a mother, teacher, banker, and a nurse. And, she has always applied…

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