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105 year old’s first pitch prefaces near no-hitter

We all remember that 1909 baseball season, right? Ty Cobb batting for a .377 season average, with a league leading 7 home runs, the Pirates winning their first World Series, those were the days. Well, Agnes McKee of Oceanside may not remember that baseball season, but she was actually around for it.

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UCSD research finds genetic basis of friendships

When it comes to friendship, do opposites attract? Or are we more like our friends than we think? According to recent studies done by researchers at both UCSD and Yale, unrelated friends have a genetic makeup as similar as those whose great grandparents have the same grandparents.

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San Vicente Reservoir expansion completed, will ease drought woes

The building of new pipelines and pumps, as well as the dam raise, are a vast effort to counteract the high drought conditions now moving into the mountain and desert regions of San Diego County. The area has now entered the second most extreme drought category established by the U.S. Drought Monitor service.

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Del Mar races open for the season

And they’re off! With that traditional call, racing starts at Del Mar Racetrack today on a non-traditional Thursday. The 75th season of thoroughbred horse racing will be accompanied on opening day with the 20th holding of the Hats Contest.

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Youngest ever circumnavigator starts and finishes journey in San Diego

Move over, Magellan; fly away, Lindbergh. A 19-year-old from South Dakota is believed to be the youngest person to pilot a plane, alone, completely around the Earth. Matt Guthmiller is his name and he has accomplished what few folks will ever even attempt, circumnavigating the globe, solo.

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