Romo has low score at UCSC Invitational

Although rain limited the UC Santa Cruz Invitational to one round, the February 15 golf tournament was significant for Murrieta’s Brenda Romo. Romo had the low score among the Cal State San Marcos golfers; her round of 84 strokes was the sophomore’s first low score in collegiate golf. “There’s no doubt she’s getting better,” said […]

Towers: draft is Padres’ future

Lake Elsinore Storm fans can take comfort in remarks San Diego Padres general manager Kevin Towers made February 7 at a San Diego Hall of Champions luncheon. Towers emphasized the amateur draft and homegrown talent as the best way to provide a winning team. “We have to do it with our homegrown talent,” he told […]

Shaw signs letter of intent with ASU

Derek Shaw, who lived in Fallbrook for five years and played Fallbrook Pop Warner for three years, has signed a letter of intent to play football for Arizona State University. Shaw, who played quarterback for the Oceanside High School team which won the 2004 CIF Division II championship, signed the letter of intent February 1. […]

Grape genome researchers discuss water-deficit and salinity stress effects

Two University of Nevada research projects on the effects of water-deficit and salinity stress on grapes were presented January 16 at the International Grape Genome Project Workshop. Grant Cramer of the university’s Department of Biochemistry presented “Impacts of Water-Deficit and Salinity Stress on Metabolite Profiles for Cabernet Sauvignon” and John Cushman of the Department of […]

Genome presentation addresses response to Pierce’s Disease pathogen

A presentation at the International Grape Genome Project Workshop addressed the response of grapes to the suspected cause of Pierce’s Disease. Francisco Goes da Silva, a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department of Plant Pathology of the University of California, Davis presented the research at the January 16 session which was part of the Plant […]

Awards nominations please Whisenant

Although Cajon Speedway track officials banned David Whisenant from the 2004 season’s final three Bomber Stocks main events, he was still nominated for two track awards. The Murrieta driver was nominated for Most Improved Driver and for Best Appearing Car, although he did not win either of those awards which were announced at the track’s […]

Morales becomes manager/director of Fallbrook sports park

Temecula resident Kevin Morales is the new manager/director of theIngold Family Sports Park in Fallbrook. “This is a different opportunity in life,” Morales noted. “I really amvery flattered that they would hire me.” The Fallbrook Sports Association, which operates the sports park, hiredMorales to run the park in October. “This is a new thing for […]

Hixson wins PAS trucks championship

Mike Hixson won the Perris Auto Speedway Art’s Concrete Pumping Extreme Trucks and SUVs 2004 season championship. The Murrieta driver finished the season with 408 points after a fourth-place finish in the final race November 13. Cap Pidgeon, who finished third in the November 13 main event, was second in the point standings with 391 […]

Stem cell research involves two area entities for 2005

One fact often overlooked in the debates about stem cell research is that animal stem cell research has existed for years. During 2005 the San Luis Rey Equine Hospital in Bonsall is expected to participate in spinal injection studies, continuing equine stem cell research which also involves the San Luis Rey Downs Thoroughbred Training Center. […]

Spencer satisfied with seasons

Mike Spencer opted for more racing over point standings for a single circuit, and the Temecula driver is generally happy with his 2004 seasons.Spencer finished third in the Non-Winged World Championship standings, fourth in the Sprint Car Racing Association standings, and sixth in the California Racing Association standings. “We didn’t really commit to any one […]

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