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TikTok star Bryce Hall moves to San Diego, says he was harassed at SDSU frat party

Hall said the large party ended violently with his hat stolen and his Uber’s car vandalized. SDSU is investigating SAE fraternity, which has a history of misconduct



Famous TikToker Bryce Hall says he was harassed by members of San Diego State’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on Tuesday night, according to social media reports circulating online. 
Hall, with more than 19.9 Million TikTok followers, announced on Twitter that he will sue.
San Diego State’s Student Life and Leadership department told News 8 they are investigating SAE, which is already under investigation for previous alleged violations.
He told his followers on May 10 he recently moved to San Diego from Los Angeles, and later said he was invited by SAE to their fraternity party on Tuesday night, May 11.
Hall and several other friends, including TikToker Tayler Holder, told their social media followers that dozens of fraternity members cornered them after stealing Hall’s hat during the party.
Video evidence from the incident shows a number of young adults maskless and crowding around Hall as someone recording with his phone grabbed Hall’s hat off his head.
According to Instagram reports, Hall and his group drove away from the party and parked at a 7-11 to post about what happened.

“Keep in mind, there’s us, and there was literally 47 of them like trying to act like they’re hard,” another friend said during an Instagram story posted by Hall.
“They invited us to their party like little fangirls,” Hall said over the same Instagram story. “And we showed up and then they tried to troll us by taking our hats and then cornering us against our Uber and vandalizing the vehicle.”
There were other posts circulating the incident online, such as Snapchat and TikTok. Some people were reportedly at the party and have an affiliation with SDSU SAE.
“What’s your f**king name bro?” Snapchat user Aj Stefano told the group that was in the car. He then appeared to grab the hat off someone in the backseat who he called ‘Bryce’.
The user, who has the last name Stefano, matches with an Instagram user named aj_stefano. The public Instagram account has photos posted in front of the SDSU SAE house. Stefano did not immediately respond to messages requesting comment.

SDSU Student Life and Leadership emailed News 8 Thursday to report it’s investigating the fraternity for the alleged party, which would be a violation of current student organization protocol.
SAE was already under an interim suspension and being investigated for previous alleged misconduct. SAE is also part of SDSU’s Interfraternity Council, which has been under a self-imposed party ban since last summer due to the ongoing pandemic.
Party bans are often referred to as social moratoriums by SDSU and the IFC and restrict parties, events with alcohol and unsanctioned events with other organizations.
If proven by the university, this could lead to consequences ranging from further suspension to even expulsion by the university and the national SAE fraternity.
The official Instagram account for SDSU SAE screenshotted Hall’s tweet about the incident.
“Sorry you didn’t get a bid @brycehall”. A bid is a formal invitation a fraternity extends to a prospective member looking to join the fraternity.
After the original publishing time of the article, SDSU’s SAE chapter put their Instagram on private, restricting public access. This screenshot was taken on Wednesday evening when its stories were public.
SDSU SAE’s Instagram account did not respond to messages requesting comment.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Manager of Communications and Public Relations Johnny Sao emailed a statement to News 8 that said they acknowledge the alleged violations.
“Sigma Alpha Epsilon is aware of an alleged event that may have violated local and/or state public health guidelines. We are in the process of gathering information at this time.”
San Diego State University has been notified of the incident but has not issued a statement yet.
Bryce Hall was not immediately available for comment, according to his agents.
Hall is no stranger to parties. During high case numbers from the coronavirus pandemic, his Los Angeles house parties were so large that Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the decision to cut off power to the so-called Sway House — the rental home of Hall and fellow social media stars Blake Gray, and Noah Beck.
Following his tweets about the SDSU fraternity, Hall released a video detailing more of the incident.
He also called on his followers to post videos of them cursing at the SAE chapter.
This is a developing story and will be updated with comments and information as soon as News 8 is notified.
UPDATE on May 13, 2021, at 7:49 p.m. — This article has been updated to reflect statements from SDSU’s SLL department and the actions taken by SAE’s Instagram page.
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San Diego State golfer wins Mountain West tournament and is named to Arnold Palmer Cup team

A week after taking home the Mountain West Conference Golf tournament trophy, Puwit Anupansuebsai was named to the International team for the second time.

SAN DIEGO — It’s official. The Aztecs have themselves one heck of a golfer.
During last week’s Mountain West Conference Golf Tournament, Puwit Anupansuebsai shot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round to join a four-man playoff at 7-under 209. He then birdied the second playoff hole to capture SDSU’s first MW Championship in 20 years!
Over the last three tournaments of the season, Anupansuebsai has finished tied for second (Wyoming Cowboy Classic), tied for first (lost in a playoff at Western Intercollegiate) and first (won playoff at MW Championship). He leads San Diego State with a 71.05 scoring average and rounds in the 60s and rounds below par!
On top of all of that Anupansuebsai was recently named to the International team for the Arnold Palmer Cup. Anupansuebsai, from Thailand, will play for the International team for the second straight year.
In 2020, Anupansuebsai led the Internationals to a dominating 21-point win over the United States. He went 3-0 for the week as the Internationals retained the cup in a 40.5-19.5 victory.
Anupansuebsai is the third Aztec to be named to an Arnold Palmer Cup team, joining Aaron Goldberg and Nahum Mendoza III, who represented the United States in 2008 and 2016, respectively.
The Arnold Palmer Cup was established in 1997 and originally featured the top eight collegiate golfers from the United States against Great Britain and Ireland. Following the 2002 tournament, the American opponent was enlarged to include all European players, while roster size for both sides was increased to 10 competitors in 2013. In 2018, the Arnold Palmer Cup was expanded once again to include United States men’s and women’s teams against collegiate golfers from around the world.
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4 killed, dozens hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego during suspected human smuggling operation

SAN DIEGO — Four people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized after a wooden boat capsized Sunday during a possible human smuggling operation just off the San Diego coast, authorities said.Local lifeguards, the U.S. Coast Guard and other agencies responded around 10:30 a.m. following reports of an overturned vessel near the peninsula of Point Loma, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The original call was for a handful of people overboard but as rescuers arrived in boats and jet skis they quickly realized “it was going to be a bigger situation with more people,” said San Diego Lifeguard Services Lt. Rick Romero.”There are people in the water, drowning, getting sucked out the rip current there,” he said.

When officials arrived on scene near the Cabrillo National Monument there was a “large debris field” of broken wood and other items in the choppy waters. The wreckage of the vessel slowly disintegrated in the ocean after hitting a reef.

Seven people were found in the water, including three who had drowned, said Romero. One person was rescued from a cliff and the others managed to make it to shore on their own, he said.

Officials initially said 30 people were found, but the Coast Guard later said a total of 29 people were accounted for, including one person in critical condition and the four deceased individuals.The Coast Guard said crews were still searching for more, since there was no official record of how many people were actually on the boat.

Twenty-five people were transported to hospitals with “a wide variety of injuries” including hypothermia, Romero said. Most of the victims were able to walk themselves to ambulances, he said.

Officials said the vessel is larger than the typical open-top wooden panga-style boats often used by smugglers to bring people illegally to the U.S. from Mexico.

WATCH: Officials give update after boat capsizes off San Diego

“Every indication from our perspective was this was a smuggling vessel. We haven’t confirmed their nationality,” said Jeff Stephenson, a supervising agent with U.S. Border Patrol.

A man believed to be the operator of the 40-foot vessel was taken into custody as a “suspected smuggler.”It is not clear where the boat was headed, and no word on what caused the boat to overturn.

This happened in federal water jurisdiction, so federal officials will handle the investigation. San Diego is assisting federal authorities.

On Thursday, border officials intercepted a panga-type vessel traveling without navigation lights 11 miles off the coast of Point Loma with 21 people on board. The crew took all 15 men and six women into custody. Agents determined all were Mexican citizens with no legal status to enter the U.S., according to a statement released by Customs and Border Protection. Two of the people on the boat, the suspected smugglers, will face charges, it said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Free beer for life | Ballast Point brewery offers lifetime supply of beer to San Diego Padres pitcher, Joe Musgrove

SAN DIEGO — The love for San Diego hometown hero Joe Musgrove continues after the San Diego native pitched the first-ever no-hitter for his hometown San Diego Padres on April 9.
The accomplishment was especially significant since the Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game.
After the game, San Diego councilmember, Chris Cate tweeted that he would be working with mayor Todd Gloria to pass a resolution declaring it will now be illegal for Joe Musgrove to pay for his own beer within the City of San Diego.  
San Diego founded Ballast Point decided to take the matter into their own hands and delivered 44 6-packs to Musgrove and the promise a lifetime supply of their beer for making San Diego history.
Musgrove responded with a grateful tweet of his own.
A mural to commemorate the moment was memorialized through a one-of-a-kind mural at Musgrove’s high school alma mater, Grossmont High on April 14.
The 25-foot high mural depicts Musgrove in a celebratory pose in his brown and gold uniform after he tossed a no-hitter on April 9 in Arlington, Texas against the Texas Rangers. Accompanying the mural is the phrase, “meant to be,” which was said by Musgrove and many other players about the accomplishment pulled off by the San Diego native for the San Diego Padres. 
WATCH: Joe Musgrove mural to be unveiled at Grossmont High School

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Little League players in San Diego say Musgrove has energized the game

Joe Musgrove pitched a no-hitter which no other Padres pitcher has done before.

SAN DIEGO — A player from San Diego pitched a no-hitter for the Padres Friday night and fans, including aspiring baseball players, are celebrating the history-making win.

Joe Musgrove pitched the no-hitter which no other pitcher has done before.
Young baseball players and their coaches said they’re inspired by Joe Musgrove because he’s from the area and what he did has given new energy to the game.
Joe Musgrove made Padres history when he pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers and later won the game 3-0.
“I’ve been a Padres fan. I went to the ’84 World Series so for something like that to happen for San Diego is huge. For it to be Joe Musgrove, a San Diego guy, who wears #44 because Jake Peavy is his guy, that makes it even better,” said Todd Clark, a Little League baseball coach.  
Musgrove attended Grossmont High School in El Cajon about 10 years ago. His former baseball coach said he continues to give back to the school and visits campus.
“He comes back all the time and does whatever. In the past, he’s bought cleats and he’s helped out with the uniforms and stuff like that. So, he’s a legend at Grossmont High School no matter what,” said Jim Earley, a former Grossmont High School baseball coach.  
The Padres were the only active team in Major League Baseball to be without a no-hitter until Musgrove changed all of that. Little league baseball players are buzzing about his major accomplishment.
“I would say Joe Musgrove inspired me. I think it was kind of the whole Padres team that inspired me because I was just really into the Padres since it was our home team,” said Elijah Garcia, a Little League baseball player in San Diego.
The Padres are still chasing their first World Series championship win but some of their little league fans said they are keeping their fingers crossed for them this season.
“If I were to see him, I would give him some more good luck and then I hope he does this every time,” said Anthony Mercado, who’s also a Little League Baseball player.
The Padres will play the Rangers again this weekend and Musgrove will face his former team, the Pittsburgh Pirates, on Monday.
WATCH: Former baseball coach says Musgrove’s no-hitter game was ‘meant to be’

The San Diego Sockers hit their stride at the right time

SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Sockers have found their stride at the perfect time! After a subpar 4-6 regular season many thought the fifth-seeded Sockers would have a quick exit from the MASL postseason. Instead they’ve gone a perfect 4-0 in the playoffs and punched their ticket to the Ron Newman Cup Finals. 
It has been a dramatic run through the playoffs for San Diego. All four postseason wins have come with a one-goal margin including three being decided in overtime. After taking down the Tacoma Stars and Florida Tropics the Sockers will now face their rivals from the north, the Ontario Fury in the championship series. 
The Ron Newman Cup Finals were originally set for the weekend of Friday, April 7th but with California easing COVID-19 restrictions the league decided to push the series back one week to allow a limited number of fans to attend. The title will now be decided in a best-of-three series taking place Friday, April 16th and Sunday, April 18th. Should the series be tied after the two games the teams will play a 15-minute mini-game shortly following the second game Sunday. 
The Sockers are looking for their 15th title in franchise history but their first since 2013 when they won four straight championships.

San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in team history

SAN DIEGO — San Diego’s 3-0 victory over the Texas Rangers Friday night was anything but ordinary. 
Pitcher Joe Musgrove tossed a no-hitter, the first in team history.
It’s quite the feat for Musgrove, a San Diego native. He was originally traded to the Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates just this past January.
The Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular season game. 
Musgrove faced only 28 Texas Rangers batters, one over the minimum, in the victory. 
The only Rangers baserunner was Joey Gallo after he got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning. 
Musgrove struck out 10 threw 77 of his 112 pitches for strikes.

Former San Diego Gulls player finds new route to NHL dream

SAN DIEGO — Former San Diego Gulls player, Jordan Samuels-Thomas retired from professional hockey earlier this year. Typically for those who decide to hang up their skates, it marks the end of their career. For those like Samuels-Thomas that could never quite break through to the sports highest level, it means falling just short of their childhood dreams. JST, as he is known, never broke through as a player to the NHL, but now he has started down a new path and once again has dreams of skating on NHL ice.  
Instead of donning a sweater with Gulliver (San Diego’s seagull-based mascot) on the front, his new outfit resembles more of a zebra than a bird. Jordan now referees some of the same players he suited up with when playing for the Gulls. In his first year as an on-ice official, Samuels-Thomas is already an American Hockey League referee and has his sights on the National Hockey League. 
Beyond the pursuit of skating at hockey’s highest level, Samuels-Thomas also brings a welcomed difference to a sport that has been known to lack diversity. JST is currently the only black official in the AHL and with only one black on-ice official in the NHL, Samuels-Thomas continues to push the barriers of his sport. 
Gulls and hockey fans alike should have nothing but love for Jordan’s impressive story of resilience and pursuit of inclusion. So here’s to one of the rare times we get to cheer for the men and women in the stripes! 
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San Diego County teachers can go to the USS Midway Museum for free

The museum said it’s getting a jump start on Teacher Appreciation Month, which is during the month of May. The offer starts on April 1 and will run through May 31.  
“Teachers have worked incredibly hard to continue to provide quality education to our county’s youth during the pandemic, and as a learning museum, the Midway has tremendous appreciation for all their amazing efforts over the past year,” officials at the Midway said. “This FREE ticket offer is the Midway’s desire of recognizing and saying thank you to our countywide teachers.”
This complimentary ticket offer is available at the Midway ticket booth only. Teachers must provide proof by presenting a teacher credential ID. The offer is available to teachers only.
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San Diego Comic-Con plans in-person convention Thanksgiving weekend

“Comic-Con Special Edition” is slated to take place Nov. 26-28 at the San Diego Convention Center. [email protected] is scheduled to take place July 23-25.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Comic-Con has announced dates for a three-day in-person convention planned for Thanksgiving weekend.

“Comic-Con Special Edition” is slated to take place Nov. 26-28 at the San Diego Convention Center.
“It is our hope that by fall conditions will permit larger public gatherings,” said David Glanzer, spokesman for the nonprofit organization.
It would be the first in-person convention produced by the organization since Comic-Con 2019, and the first since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.
“The fall event will allow the organization to highlight all the great elements that make Comic-Con such a popular event each year, as well as generate much needed revenue not only for the organization but also for local businesses and the community,” Glanzer said.
Details are still being finalized, and further information about badge cost, attendance limits and other elements will be forthcoming, Glanzer said.
On March 1, San Diego Comic-Con announced a free online format dubbed [email protected], which is scheduled to take place July 23-25.
“While we are buoyed by the rollout of the vaccine and the growing number of individuals being inoculated, it appears that July will still be too early to safely hold an in-person event of the magnitude of Comic-Con,” organizers said then.
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 is currently scheduled for July 20-24.
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