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San Diegans embrace ritual of running headlong into big summer waves.

utsandiego.com — It's a beating we look forward to. Every summer, powerful swells arrive out of the south, creating jacked up shore break at places like Windansea. The waves are dangerous; you can easily be slammed head first into the sand. And they generate dicey rip currents.
Aug 23, 2014

Nice use of video, imagery + poetry. RT @grobbins San Diego says "Yes, please, I'll have another" to punishing waves. bit.ly/YLxdTI

Review of concluding La Jolla Music Society SummerFest program Friday

utsandiego.com — It was a very good idea in 2012: bring in guest conductor Kent Nagano to close SummerFest with a chamber orchestra program. It wasn't quite as good in 2013: the scheduled guest conductor James Conlon canceled because of health issues and Raymond Leppard came in at the last minute to conduct the concluding chamber orchestra concert.
Aug 23, 2014

.@ljmusicsociety SummerFest ends with Leonard Slatkin in an unchamber-like program. bit.ly/VLPfmC #summerfest

Collmenter stifles Padres

utsandiego.com — The National League West provided a soft landing for Odrisamer Despaigne in his first forays into major-league competition. With the advantages of scarce video and expansive outfields, the Cuban defector went 3-1 with a 1.07 ERA in five intradivision starts.
Aug 23, 2014

Odrisamer Despaigne: "The first five starts, hitters had no idea about me ... The last six, it’s been different." utsd.us/1t1dzj7

SDSU has hiring surge of professors, some admit to first-day jitters

utsandiego.com — Fifty-four new faculty members are starting in the fall at San Diego State University, the largest group hired in a year since 2007-08. It is part of a systemwide hiring surge underway at the California State University and other state-funded campuses to rebuild from the drastic cuts imposed during years of belt-tightening in Sacramento.
Aug 23, 2014

SDSU's hiring surge of professors; some have first-day jitters @sdsu @ucsdnews bit.ly/1lngzEd

Fraternity rape case prompts CSUSM alert

utsandiego.com — California State University San Marcos officials issued a campus alert Friday warning students that members of an unrecognized campus fraternity were being investigated for an alleged rape involving date-rape drugs in May and that the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity's social events could be dangerous.
Aug 23, 2014

Fraternity rape case prompts alert at CSU San Marcos; incident at off-campus party involved unrecognized TKE chapter bit.ly/YJKbRH