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San Diego Police Officers Who Rescued Man Trapped In Submerged Vehicle Hailed As Heroes

San Diego State Aztecs vs. Boise State Broncos: Game Preview

"As the water was rising in the vehicle, that's when I knew something had to be done," said Perkins. "That's when I went around and met with Officer Ward and we decided that we had to go in after him." The two took off their gun belts and waded into the icy, filthy water. Ward used his non-police issued tool to break the side passenger window, allowing both officers to pull the 20-year-old man out. Ward and Perkins are being called heroes, but they claim it was all in a day's work. Ward was on overtime when he responded and Perkins responded because of his familiarity with the underpass. "I don't consider myself a hero; I'm just doing my job," Perkins said. Ward added, "Anybody else would do the same thing." Neither officer has ever been involved in anything like what they experienced Thursday night. Both were checked out by medical personnel because the water was cold and dirty. Perkins said he received a tetanus booster shot as a precaution. The road that flooded is a spot known well by both police and San Diego's Storm Water crews. Because it sits at sea level, it often gets wet during high tides, add to that a storm with heavy rainfall, and debris running downhill, and you've got flooding.
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San Diego mayoral race set for runoff as a Democrat steps aside

San Diego mayoral candidate Kevin Faulconer votes at a polling station with wife Katherine (L) during a special election for mayor in San Diego, California November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake The voter turnout was 35%, well below the 50% initially predicted by the county registrar of voters. Fletcher, 36, was making his second run for mayor. He placed third in last year's primary behind Filner and Carl DeMaio. This year his campaign was dogged by assertions that he is an opportunist, willing to change political parties to gain advantage. In the Assembly, he was a Republican; last year he switched to independent and this year he registered as a Democrat. Filner, 71, the city's first Democratic mayor in two decades, resigned Aug. 30 amid allegations of sexual harassment. He is set to be sentenced Dec.
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Long-lost son, 37, to finally see mother in San Diego after 35 years abroad

Alvarez finished the night trailing Faulconer with 26 percent of the more than 200,000 ballots counted so far, edging out Fletcher by just over 2,600 votes. But with some 34,500 mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, the final outcome in the battle for second-place between Alvarez and Fletcher remained too close to call. However, Fletcher, a former U.S. Marine and onetime state lawmaker with backing of several key labor law firm in san diego unions and the high-tech industry, decided to throw in the towel and endorse his rival. "I told Councilman Alvarez he has my full support and endorsement moving forward," Fletcher said at a hastily called news conference. "I believe he will be a good mayor." Fletcher was a Republican until switching parties after finishing third in his 2012 bid for mayor. Alvarez, whose platform most resembles Filner's, was elected to the city council in 2010 by largely working-class and Hispanic neighborhoods, including Barrio Logan, where he grew up. He has established a track record of fighting for those communities, often finding himself at odds with downtown interests. Support from San Diego's Latino neighborhoods, long ignored by the city's mainstream politicians, was seen as key in elevating Filner, a progressive Democrat who served 20 years in congress, to the office of mayor last year. Now Alvarez has a clear shot at becoming San Diego's first Hispanic elected mayor - at least since California statehood - in a city originally founded as a presidio, or military post, by the Spanish five decades before Mexican independence.
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San Diego One of Last Cities JFK Visited

Hedrick was 27 of 36 for 265 yards through the air in a game that racked up about an equal number of yards both passing and running. His main targets were WR Shane Williams-Rhodes, 5-6, 158 lbs, and WR Matt Miller, 6-3, 218 lbs. Miller grabbed 7 passes for 143 yards and 3 TDs. Boise State's offense is ranked 18th nationally in total offense, and balanced fairly well between both passing and running. Expect the Broncos to roll with a quick-strike strategy employing both passing and rushing. But they will first test the San Diego defense early against the run. RB Jay Ajayi, 6-0, 215 lbs, has put up 1,078 yards on 182 carries and 15 TDs this season, and Boise States rushing offense is ranked 24th nationally averaging 4.78 yards a carry and 215.5 yards per game. If they could control the ground game it would be huge as San Diego is third in the conference in total time of possession.
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Boise State at San Diego State: Game breakdown

By CHADD CRIPE ccripe@idahostatesman.comNovember 23, 2013Updated 2 hours ago 2013-11-23T08:11:19Z San Diego State's Adam Muema averages 123 yards per game against Boise State. EUGENE TANNER The Associated Press Recent Headlines Search local inventory, coupons and more Powered by Broncos with the ball Ugly starts: Quarterback Grant Hedrick has committed a turnover on the first drive in three of the past four games, continuing the Broncos trend of poor starts. The opponent has scored first in four straight games including three 10-0 leads. Awkward D: San Diego State coach Rocky Longs defense can be difficult to figure because there are so many moving parts. That usually causes the most trouble in the run game. The Broncos rushed for 112 yards last year. We just know were going to have to come with a very physical run game, tailback Jay Ajayi said. Making plays: The Broncos wide receivers have stepped up in the past two games with 43 catches for 572 yards (13.3 per catch) and eight touchdowns.
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San Diego State Stifles San Diego Christian College

By establishing a 21-0 lead, the Aztecs took away what little hope San Diego Christian had coming into this contest. The Aztecs forced eight turnovers and 10 missed shots from the Hawks before San Diego Christian hit their first field goal with 10:35 remaining in the opening half. In postgame remarks, San Diego Christian head coach Tim Cook had this to say about the Aztecs on defense: "San Diego State is the best defensive team that I have been on the court coaching or playing against. The length, the gap closes, the pinch downs are incredibly difficult to score against. It's an unbelievable defensive team." To their credit, the Aztecs played well on offense too. They made their first five field goal attempts. J.J. O'Brien scored 9 out of the first 11 points for the Aztecs and chipped in an assist on Winston Shepard's layup. O'Brien played just 21 minutes but led the team with 16 points. He also added six rebounds and two assists. He was 7-for-9 shooting from the field and made both of his three point shot attempts.
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San Diego: Latinos Help Carry Alvarez to Runoff

The 46-year-old former public relations executive must appeal beyond his Republican base to prevail in a runoff. Democrats hold a 13-point advantage over Republicans in voter registration. "I'm a Republican in a majority Democrat district," Faulconer said. "I'm used to getting things done by working together with people." Latinos are a key demographic, accounting for 28.8 percent of the city's 1.3 million residents, many of them living in hardscrabble neighborhoods south of downtown that Alvarez represents. They made up 15.5 percent of the voters in November 2012 elections, according to Michael Vu, San Diego County registrar. Alvarez was the only one of six children in his family born in the U.S. His father came to the U.S. on the "bracero" program under which Mexican farm laborers harvested crops temporarily and later became a janitor. His mother was a fast-food worker. "Latinos have started to come into their own in the last decade as far as a political force. Certainly David was a beneficiary of that," said John Nienstedt, who worked as a pollster on the Faulconer campaign.
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Dudley Ward, Richard Perkins We give him a warm bath. He hadn't taken a shower in 10 days. He was dirty, and we clothed him," Rivas said. 'I know what it feels to miss a mother' Polite and attentive to visiting journalists, David Amaya appreciates how his odyssey from Mexico to the United States had a fortunate conclusion. Bandits earlier robbed him of his money and cell phone, leaving him with just his clothes on his back, he said. He didn't even have any identification when the U.S. Border Patrol arrested him, he said.
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San Diego mayoral runoff to pit Kevin Faulconer against David Alvarez

San Diego city attorney maneuvered to force Filner from office Five months before the President was shot in Dallas, he visited San Diego during the summer of 1963 to receive an honorary doctorate from administrators at San Diego State University. Seth Mallios, a Kennedy expert who is chairman of SDSU's Anthropology Department said JFK's death took place about five months after he visited our city during a trip where he made extremely important speeches on peace, the legacy of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal, and education rights. "The summer of 1963 was the apex of his presidency," Mallios said. The education speech came at San Diego State's commencement ceremony that June. He was in the midst of forcing the University of Alabama to integrate and the South wasn't a welcoming place, according to the professor. "He was able to address civil rights in a very safe spot in the West," Mallios said. Mallios said the speech sparked a transformation that turned San Diego State from a college to a university. The president was actually late to the commencement address because he wanted to meet people, according to according to the Kennedy historian. The Kennedy expert added that photos and film of Kennedy's visit to San Diego, where an estimated 250,000 lined the streets to catch a glimpse of him, are shocking by today's standards, with random people shaking his hand and even grabbing his face.
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