SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The San Diego Padres will become the first of nine Major League Baseball teams to mark the centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth at Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Petco Park.
The Ronald Reagan 100 -- Major League Baseball Tribute will include a video tribute to Reagan, a ceremonial first pitch being thrown by Austin Dillon, a co-chair of the Reagan Centennial National Youth Committee and NASCAR driver, and country singer Tim Dugger singing the national anthem. Dugger is a member of the Reagan Centennial National Youth Committee.
"The fact that nine of the 30 Major League Baseball teams have chosen to honor President Reagan in a special way during this historic centennial year shows that his legacy is alive and well today," said Stewart McLaurin, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation's Centennial Celebration.
Reagan broadcast re-creations of Chicago Cubs games for a Des Moines, Iowa radio station in the 1930s. While covering the team's spring training on Santa Catalina Island in 1937, he took a screen test with Warner Bros. that led to a seven-year contract with the studio and launched his movie career.
Reagan's other ties to baseball include portraying Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in the 1952 film, "The Winning Team" and joining Vin Scully in the broadcast booth for a portion of NBC's coverage of the 1989 All-Star Game.
The numbers in Friday night's draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery are 15, 23, 53, 65, 70 and the Mega number is 7.
The ninth annual San Diego Green Homes Tour is taking place on Sunday, and it is your chance to visit 12 of the county's most eco-friendly homes.
An ex-con who allegedly killed the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business during a robbery pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge that could lead to the death penalty if he's convicted.
A light plane occupied by a flight instructor and a student pilot made a safe emergency landing Friday amid late-morning traffic on Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
The San Diego Yacht Club will welcome the International Masters Regatta back to the city Friday for the start of a three-day sailing competition.
UTC Aerospace Systems plans to wind down manufacturing at its Chula Vista aircraft plant beginning early next year, eliminating around 300 jobs, it was reported Friday.
Defined as a person who behaves badly, but in an amusing way, a scallywag does not mean to cause harm, but to have fun. The same kind of mischief will be happening on Saturday, October 20 at Waterfront Parki in downtown San Diego as the day long Ye Scallywag music and beer festival takes place.
Residents in El Cajon are sounding the alarm on what they say are growing problems related to increased homelessness in the area. Some neighbors say they feel unsafe in their own yards because of drug use and nearby encampments.
Strong and gusty Santa Ana winds, low humidity and warm temperatures prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning Friday denoting a strong risk of wildfire in San Diego County.
San Diego State University students who were recently vaccinated for meningitis may need to receive the vaccine again, the school and Walgreens warned on Friday.