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

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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.

Del Mar races open for the season

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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.

61st Over-the-Line Tournament is a fiesta for two weekends

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As it has for the past 61 years (since 1953!), the Old Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC) is staging its annual Over-the-Line Tournament on Fiesta Island. Starting last Saturday, and continuing for a second weekend this coming Saturday, July 19, the altered, alternative beach softball competition and party is a yearly unique feature of America’s Finest City.

Paul McCartney to Play Petco Park Sept. 28

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It’s been nearly 40 years since San Diegans had the chance to see Paul McCartney in San Diego. Petco Park and AEG Live announced today that he would be playing a show at Petco Park on September 28, 2014. Tickets go on sale July 18, 20144.

San Diego and Bermuda finalists to host next America’s Cup

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With Chicago being eliminated from consideration due to the unreliability of consistent winds on Lake Michigan, America’s Finest City and the British-held island of Bermuda are the final two contenders for the honor of holding the 35th America’s Cup yachting regatta in 2017.

89th anniversary of Belmont Park roller coaster

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As we all celebrated our nation’s anniversary on the fourth of July, Belmont Park in Mission Bay observed the 89th year of its well-known Giant Dipper wooden roller coaster. Belmont Park is located at 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109. The current park covers 7 acres. Other rides include the Beach Blaster, Krazy Kars, Thunder Boats, and the famous Vertical Plunge.

Blast Off at the Fleet in July

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The Reuben H. Fleet Space Center is one of the treasures of Balboa Park and of San Diego. Summertime activities continue in July. Here are some highlights:

San Diego happenings on the Fourth of July

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Once again it’s time for the Fourth. This annual celebration of our Independence will be again commemorated by parades, festivals, and the display of pyrotechnics in our beautiful San Diego night sky. Here are some spots to enjoy the Fourth throughout the county:

Ocean Beach plans to call for truce in 4th of July marshmallow war

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Other places in San Diego county have their 4th of July fireworks, their parades, their festivals, but only Ocean Beach has its own very unique way of celebrating Independence Day: the Marshmallow War. This annual rite of confectionery commemoration has been conducted since well into the last century, but this year, those who guide the beach community want the denizens to “Mallow Out” and cease and desist from throwing the puffy projectiles.

San Diego Social Media Day arrives on June 30

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Online gurus and geniuses will be gathering “offline” (in other words, in person) or IRL (“in real life”) at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina next Monday, June 30, from 9:45 in the morning until 4:45 in the evening, with a free networking reception to follow.

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