Former Palomar baseball player called up to Major Leagues

A former Palomar student and baseball player is headed to Petco Park. Pitcher Nick Vincent will join the San Diego Padres on May 18 when they play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at home. After a day full of roster changes and adjustments that ended with a dislocated shoulder from newcomer James Darnell, Vincent became the latest player called up from the Padres’ minor league system. Vincent was the first to break the news on...

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Palomar veterans official to appear on The Late Show

A longtime advocate of veterans at Palomar College will be featured tonight on The Late Show with David Letterman. Moses Maddox, former USMC Corporal and Certifying Official of GI Bill benefits on campus, will make an appearance on The Late Show May 16. Maddox was unable to be reached in time for print, but it is presumed he will be speaking in his capacity as a member of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the organization...

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Director of Enrollment to retire after 40 years of service

After 40 years of work at Palomar, Director of Enrollment Herman Lee will be retiring on July 31. Looking back over his extensive career, Lee recalled the old days when he first started working here, when the only way you could get your classes was by a complex system of note cards and the only computer they had stretched across a whole room. “I’ve never had a boring day,” Lee said. “A lot of people ask me, ‘Gee, how can you do it for...

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SIP OF THE WEEK: Blue Lagoon Cocktail

Can’t afford a trip to the Caribbean this summer? Then pick up a Blue Lagoon cocktail instead. This luminous drink can only be described as having a glass of blue sky in the palm of your hand. If that doesn’t have you longing for a hammock yet, then perhaps it helps to know that this drink has a whopping 12.9 percent alcohol by volume. This versatile drink is perfect to be shared with friends at a pool party as a beautiful...

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Music instructor retires after 30 years at Palomar

After 31 years, Professor Peter Gach sat down to play the piano April 15 in his last solo recital as a full-time Palomar faculty member to a sold out house at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido. As he ran his fingertips across the keyboard, the audience was sent off on a musical trip of their own that inspired, soothed and even left some in tears. Palomar student Mary Beth Collom said that this performance was one of her...

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