KSWB-TV/Fox 5 San Diego has announced it will televise 10 regular-season San Diego Gulls hockey games during the 2019-2020 season. The TV schedule features five home games at Pechanga Arena San Diego and five road games. The first live broadcast is scheduled for 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 10, a road game against the San Jose Barracuda. The other four televised road games include: 3 p.m., Sunday March 15 at Ontario; 5 p.m., Sunday, March 29 at Stockton; 6 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at Ontario; 6 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at Colorado. The five televised home games include: 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 27, vs. San Jose; 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, vs. Grand Rapids; 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 vs. Stockton; 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9 vs. Bakersfield; 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21 vs. Stockton. Announcers will be Andy Zilch and B.J. MacPherson, who played for the Gulls from 1996-2001, when the team played in the West Coast Hockey League, winning four Taylor Cups. This is Zilch’s second season as the play-by-play announcer and MacPherson’s fifth season as color analyst. Troy Hirsch, Fox 5 San Diego sports director, will return for a third consecutive season as host of each broadcast. He also will host the “Fox 5 Sports Final” prior to and immediately following each telecast.
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Cox Charities, the employee-led foundation of Cox Communications has announced it will award $100,000 in grants to 10 San Diego nonprofits to support initiatives focusing on youth, education, conservation and the military. The grants are funded by employee donations with a company match. The nonprofits include: Armed Services YMCA San Diego, Operation Holiday; Biocom Institute, Biocom Institute’s Veterans Initiative; Boys to Men Mentoring Network, In-School Mentoring Program; Feeding San Diego, Feeding Heroes Program; Girls Rising, Mentor Program; Kid Spark Education, The Michael W. Neden Emerging Engineers Project; Paralyzed Veterans of America Cal-Diego Chapter, DePeralta Inpatient Program in La Jolla; San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Educational STEM Workshops and Exhibits for Low-Income Children in Escondido; WILDCOAST, Explore My Marine Protected Areas Project in Imperial Beach; San Diego Zoo Global, Exploring Conservation Science Program for Underserved San Diego County High Schools.
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Times of San Diego (www.timesofsandiego.com), a local news website, reports monthly readership reached 384,115 people in October, which was a 53 percent increase from the same month last year. Those readers, regarded as “unique users,” according to Google Analytics, were overwhelmingly young, mobile and local. In October, readers aged 25 to 34 represented the largest audience group, at 22 percent, and two-thirds of readers were under the age of 55. This is an audience that is considerably young than is the case for legacy media such as newspapers and broadcast television. Smartphones were used for 70 percent of reading sessions during the month, followed by traditional desktops and laptops at 25 percent and tablets at 5 percent. The website is designed to automatically adapt to any device or screen size. Readers in the City of San Diego accounted for 29 percent of sessions, followed by 15% elsewhere in San Diego County and 10 percent elsewhere in Southern California. The independent local news website, founded in 2014, is updated around-the-clock by a staff of seven and publishes an average of 20 articles a day on all aspects of life in the San Diego area. For advertising information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.