East Village Times was created in April of 2015. The site started as a Padres fan site but has grown into much more.
In 2008, I lost my only son to cancer. He was an infant; needless to say, I was pretty disheveled for a long time. It took me a while to find an outlet to heal, and I did just that in writing. This site is a work in progress. It is built with love and care. We take pride in what content we create and hope you, as the reader, enjoy it.
The family-type atmosphere that has developed within the writers of this site has been magical to witness. As a group, our sole mission is to provide quality information about San Diego Sports. Our bread and butter are the San Diego Padres and San Diego State Athletics, but we have built an excellent relationship with the Tijuana Xolos, Tijuana Toros, San Diego Sockers, San Diego Loyal, The San Diego Wave, and the San Diego Seals. In the coming months, we hope to ramp up coverage of other aspects of San Diego Sports. There are several other teams worth devoting coverage to, as well.
The site features the EVT Padres Podcast and two different SDSU-related podcasts covering football and basketball. National writers Ken Rosenthal, Keith Law, Jonathan Mayo, Craig Goldstein, Dan Szymborski, Scott Miller, Jim Callis, Kyle Glaser, and more were on the EVT Padres Podcast, and the SDSU Podcast brings in relevant young players and coaches within the SDSU staff. The EVT Padres podcast has had the opportunity to welcome Mark Grant, Don Orsillo, Jesse Agler, Wayne Partello, Kurt Bevacqua, Travis Jankowski, and others to the podcast in recent years. The SDSU Podcast has interviewed JR Tolver, Alex Johnson, Daniel Bellinger, Adam Millar, Coach Brady Hoke, and more.
The SDSU Athletics aspect of the site has grown tremendously in the last few years thanks to the efforts of Paul Garrison, who heads the department. The coverage of the men’s basketball team and the football team are impressive from all angles. We also feature a full photography staff headed by Don De Mars. The staff is credentialed throughout San Diego as the EVT brand gathers photos from each and every sport.
We have multiple writers credentialed throughout the Padres minor league system. We have writers and contributors in Fort Wayne, El Paso, Amarillo, San Antonio, Lake Elsinore, Arizona, and Tri-City. We have also spent time in the Dominican Republic, visiting the Padres facility there. We are entirely educated in the whole Padres system. The entire staff takes their work very seriously, and we continuously strive to bring only quality content. I have held credentials with the San Diego Padres major league team, and my work has been featured on Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, and other sports sites.
The site is currently credentialed by the San Diego Sockers, Tijuana Xolos, Tijuana Toros, 1904 FC, San Diego Loyal, San Diego Wave, San Diego State University, and the San Diego Seals. We also hold credentials for every Padres minor league affiliate.
The progression of the site is remarkable. It is ever-growing and always looking to develop into something bigger and better. The editorial staff works hard to put out the best content from our team, and I want to thank them for their hard work.
If you want to donate to the site, please use the link above. Every little bit is helpful to keep the site running at its potential.
Enjoy the website, and please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
James Clark (Editor-in-Chief)