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Drug deal goes south, turns into armed robbery

An apparent marijuana deal led to an armed robbery and fight that left one man injured in the 2100 block of Garnet Avenue around 1 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to police.

Investigators said two white men in their twenties were engaging in a marijuana transaction when an argument ensued and one of the men pulled a gun to steal some of the pot.

Police said the robber attempted to tie the hands of the pot seller and another man who was inside the apartment when the argument became physical.

Two other suspects entered the apartment and the fight moved to the balcony area, where one of the apartment residents was pushed from the balcony, landing below, said police.

The suspects fled in a 1999 white Toyota 4 Runner SUV. One victim suffered abrasions and a small bump on his head.

The other apartment occupant was not injured.

The suspects were described as four Hispanic males, but police did not release any further descriptions. Northern Division is investigating.

Man stabbed by unknown attacker; motive unclear

Investigators are looking in the stabbing of a man in the 2200 block of Grand Avenue shortly before

9 p.m. on Nov. 22.

The victim, described as a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was stabbed at least once in the chest by an unknown assailant or possibly more than one, according to police. The victim’s wife reported the incident when the man stumbled into their home.

Police said it was not clear where or why the incident might have occurred, but the case remains under investigation.

Coldwell Banker Supports Toys for Tots

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices throughout San Diego County will once again be supporting the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season. Seventeen Coldwell Banker locations are registered drop-off sites for those wanting to donate new, unwrapped toys.

Toys and donations will be collected until Dec. 17. The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation serves to provide children of families in need with a shiny new toy for Christmas and provide a message of hope for youngsters this holiday season.

“The Toys for Tots drive is a highly anticipated annual event at Coldwell Banker for which we are so proud to support. We encourage community residents to help us reach our goal this year in providing each family in need with a new toy for their child to enjoy this Christmas,” said Marty Conrad, senior vice president and general sales manager of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in San Diego County and Temecula Valley.   

The Pacific Beach Coldwell Banker office is located at 4090 Mission Blvd. For more information, call (858) 488-4090.

PB Library announces changes for month of December

Good news for bibliophiles. Effective this month, all branch libraries, including the Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library, will be open 9:30 a.m. to

5:30 p.m. on Mondays. However, the library will be closed for the holidays from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1.

Other changes this month include:

• Toddler Yoga, a variety of fun poses for parents and their children, plus stories and singing, takes place from 11 to 11:55 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6 and Thursday, Dec. 20. Babies up to

24 months participate from 11 to 11:25 a.m. and toddlers 2 to 4 years from 11:30 to 11:55 a.m.

• New times for Friends of the PB Library book sales are from 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. on Mondays. That’s in addition to the former schedule of 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. The sales, on the Cass Street Plaza, support the library, while offering locals bargain books and movies.

Also for the holidays, the library will host Gingerbread House Decorating at

3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19. And don’t be surprised if there are some holiday favorites in the sing-along at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 14.

The library is located at 4275 Cass St. For more info, call (858) 581-9934.

SeaWorld’s Christmas celebration offers extravaganza of family fun With special holiday-themed animal shows, real snow, reindeer, festive décor and lots of activities in the wings, SeaWorld San Diego is preparing to wow families this Christmas season. Back this year is SnowWorld, a winter wonderland of snowmen and family fun, with a brand-new snowball target game for kids and snow falling along the pathway.

SeaWorld will also be decked out with more lights and décor than ever before, and a baby reindeer named Jingles is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face, said park officials.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration takes place on the weekends through Dec. 16 and then daily from Dec. 22 through Jan. 5. Holiday festivities are included with admission.

Shamu and friends celebrate with the “Shamu’s Christmas” nighttime killer whale show; SeaWorld’s prankster-loving pinnipeds (California sea lions) have a hilarious holiday time in “Clyde and Seamore Save Christmas,” the cats and dogs at Pets’ Playhouse take over and throw a Christmas party full of high-jinks in “Christmas Tails,” and the nightly lighting of SeaWorld’s 320-foot Skytower Christmas Tree of Lights will capture the spirit of the season.

Among this year’s features:

• 8,000 square feet of fresh snow each day and impromptu visits from SeaWorld’s arctic foxes will add to the wintery atmosphere. SnowWorld will be open daily through Jan. 5.

• Santa’s Cottage, featuring an expanded reindeer corral, pathway characters like elves, a toy soldier on stilts and Mrs. Claus, plus cookie decorating and photos with Santa. The reindeer corral will be open daily through Jan. 5.

• “Clyde and Seamore Save Christmas,” daily through Jan. 6.

• “Shamu’s Christmas,” which runs weekends through Dec. 16 and nightly Dec. 22–Jan. 5.

• “The Polar Express 4-D Experience,” which takes viewers on a journey to the North Pole where a doubting young boy learns that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. An 18-minute presentation. Runs daily through Jan. 6.

For complete show schedules, prices and information, visit www.seaworldsandiego.com or call (800) 25-SHAMU.

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