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? Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Sr. is recovering after having cancer surgery at UC San Diego Health System. The San Diego State baseball team head coach hopes to return to the Aztecs’ bench soon after UCSD doctors remove a facial nerve in a successful operation last week.

? UCSD alum and San Diego City Council member Sherri Lightner (D-Calif.) will try to defend her spot this June against Republican contender Ray Elli. Lightner’s district includes La Jolla, University City, Torrey Hills, Torrey Pines, Del Mar Mesa and other areas.

? A Navy SEAL skydiving expert trainer died performing a jump on Saturday, Feb. 18, when he crashed into a pond at Perris Valley Skydiving. Sean Carey was attempting a “swoop” maneuver, which entails approaching dangerously close to the ground before pulling up via a parachute.

? Police arrested fugitive Armando Perez this week in Tijuana for his connection to the murder of his wife in October 2010. An extradition hearing in Mexico City is expected later this year.

?A Navy sailor died on Friday, Feb. 17, while aboard a San Diego-based ship that had been docked in Dubai. Paris Pough’s death aboard the Carl Vinson is under investigation.

? A helicopter collided with a small plane in the air between Sacramento and San Francisco on Sunday night. The pilots both walked away from the incident with only minor injuries.

? A man was arrested after a video of him attacking employees at Disney’s California Adventure surfaced online. The video showed Glenn Horlacher, 53, throwing punches and kicking security personnel before being restrained by other park guests.

?Teenagers in several northern California counties will be able to receive free discretely mailed condoms. The Condom Access Project announced this week that teenagers in Alameda, San Joaquin, Sacramento and parts of San Francisco will have access to the federally-funded condoms through www.teensource.org.

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