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El Cajon native Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter in Padres franchise history on April 9, 2021 against the Texas Rangers.

Former San Diego State commit Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in Padres history

by Reese Savoie, Senior Staff Writer // April 11, 2021

Former San Diego State commit and current San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove took the mound at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on April 9, 2021...

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How local Black-owned businesses have made it through the pandemic

by Patrick Doyle, Staff Writer // February 10, 2021

All small businesses face challenges, but Black-owned businesses often face a unique set of roadblocks as they try and establish their place in a community....

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Photo courtesy of Akilah Weber for State Assembly.

Keeping it in the family, Akilah Weber running to replace mother Shirley Weber in State Assembly

by Jayne Yutig, Staff Writer // February 10, 2021

On Jan. 28, Gov. Gavin Newsom swore in Dr. Shirley Weber as California’s first Black secretary of state; leaving a vacant seat in California’s 79th...

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Human trafficking is closer to home than you may think

Human trafficking is closer to home than you may think

by Grace Brady, Contributor // September 25, 2020

There are more than 4 million human trafficking victims worldwide, according to the United Nations International Labour Organization, with 99% of these...

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Let’s change the way we think about homelessness

by Shayne Jones, Staff Writer // October 10, 2018

It’s a reaction as visceral as it is unfounded. Walking down El Cajon Boulevard, your periphery registers a hunched figure meekly presenting a cardboard...

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Community member Nicole Dangelo protests El Cajon's ordinance banning

Community members defy controversial El Cajon ordinance against feeding the homeless

by Bella Ross, Staff Writer // November 29, 2017

 Community members gathered in El Cajon’s Wells Park on Nov. 19 to feed the homeless, in direct defiance of a controversial new ordinance in the San...

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San Diego State student attacked for supporting Donald Trump

San Diego State student attacked for supporting Donald Trump

by Alex Hall, Staff Writer // November 16, 2016

San Diego State communication junior Feras Jabro was attacked and beaten to the ground during a protest in El Cajon after the shooting of Alfred Olango...

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El Cajon protesters muddle message

by Lehi Naseem, Staff Columnist // October 5, 2016

One sign read “End Slavery” in bold green letters, another said “All lives matter.” There was also a bright red cap bopping around with the infamous...

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Students protesting around the Starbucks at the student union holding signs about their concerns.

Marquis Campbell arrested again after SDSU incident

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer // October 4, 2016

Updated on October 6, 2016, 12:16 PST Marquis Campbell, whose Sept. 15 arrest at San Diego State sparked several campus demonstrations, was released...

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SDSU reacts to El Cajon shooting

by Will Fritz, Senior Staff Writer // September 30, 2016

Protesters rallied in front of the El Cajon police station on the morning of Wednesday, Sept. 28, the day after Alfred Olango, a black man, was shot and...

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San Diego’s next door neighbors

by Camille Lozano // April 24, 2014

East of San Diego State, the cities of La Mesa and El Cajon provide quiet, yet culturally and economically diverse neighborhoods. Less expensive than the...

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Local gem hits the spot

Local gem hits the spot

by Brittney Pickei // April 10, 2014

The Soda Bar is a hidden gem on El Cajon Boulevard that carries a mellow yet harmonious vibe. From 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Everyday, this music venue is open...

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