San Diego Union-Tribune

College send-off includes national title

As a send-off to college soccer, it’s tough to beat Sydney Yates’ final year of high school and club play. …Serving as captains were Miriam Bloom (San Dieguito), Chelsea Churchill (La Costa Canyon) and Genesis Lucero (LCC). Renee Gonsalves (Cathedral Catholic) returned from Westmont College to help anchor the defense with mainstay Megan Grant (LCC). more

One of the nation's Huggable Heroes?

Rancho San Diego — Finding a decent couch on Craigslist is something Nichole Miller has mastered. The 17-year-old student has found several sofas the past couple of years while furnishing an apartment for victims of domestic abuse. more

Drowning victim identified as Oceanside man

An Oceanside man who drowned at a San Luis Obispo County lake while volunteering with a youth group from a Carlsbad church has been identified as Rory Graham, 23, authorities said yesterday.Graham was awarded a $5,000 college scholarship in the name of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. He graduated in three years from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, according to a blog posted yesterday by Pastor Matthew Tague of Rancho Del Rey Christian Church in San Marcos. more

Collectors putting sentiment up for sale

Ron Reiner, a Fletcher Hills recording engineer, has been trying for a year to sell sports memorabilia – signed baseballs, jerseys, photos, a pair of boxing trunks worn by Muhammad Ali. Reiner started collecting about 15 years ago and hoped to pass them along to his son, a student at Westmont College near Santa Barbara. more