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Articles of Interest

Sea Creatures: A letter from Swami's

You know me as Swami’s, although some citizens have called me Sea Cliff Park, or Noonan’s Point, after the Noonan family who owned me for a while. But before anyone knew what to call me, I was here: a reef, a cliff, a beach and a perfect wave so blue it was impossible to tell where the water ended and the sky began. I have seen your teachers and your fishermen come and go. I have seen your tourists and I have suffered the indignity of plastics strewn over my shore. And I have seen the greedy that would sell me for money.

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San Diego Padres Helped Launch Padres’ Youth Baseball Initiative

On Mar. 8 the Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League’s Opening Day ceremony helped launch the third year of the Padres’ Youth Baseball Initiative. Members of the Padres staff were joined by the Swinging Friar and the Pad Squad to help officially kick off the 2014 Little League season. The Clairemont Hilltoppers team is one of 50 leagues in San Diego County benefitting from the Padres’ Youth Baseball Initiative. All of the team members wear authentic Padres jerseys and caps which represent different eras of Padres baseball.  

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Tribal Interests in California Introduce Online Gambling

Once again the diverse and sometimes hard to comprehend legal online gambling status in the USA has created another surprise for the industry in that lucrative gambling market. Californian tribal gambling interests The Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Mission Indians of the Santa Ysabel Reservation are making good on their announcement a while back that they would introduce online gambling for real money. Originally they intended to put online poker on the net but instead have put internet bingo for real money online recently.

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CNRSW Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

Commander, Navy Region Southwest (CNRSW) held a cultural event to celebrate National Native American Heritage, Nov. 13.

Able Silvas, a ninth-generation Native American/Latino from San Diego, served as guest speaker for the event held in the command's conference room.

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Sixth grade campers help research dying oaks

Oak trees in the Cuyamaca Mountains are dying, and sixth graders at a popular nature camp in the area are helping research the problem.

“Would you say this is a mature trunk?” asked 12-year-old Sam Daitch last week as he examined a tree at the camp, using a survey on tree health that included questions about signs of an intrusive, destructive beetle.

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