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Switchfoot has come a long way

San Diego alt-rock band a spotlight act at "Local Music Appreciation Day"

It’s exciting when a local band that has sold nearly 6 million copies of their nine studio albums returns to their hometown for a concert, especially when they play at an intimate venue like Music ...

Protest at Sports Arena Verizon store

Telecom union workers speak out against jobs being sent abroad

As many as 100 local telecom union workers converged on a Verizon Wireless storefront on Sports Arena Boulevard Thursday afternoon (May 5) in support of striking Verizon workers. The workers they're supporting, however, are call-center ...

Aguirre sues governor over records

Corruption rife between Brown, attorney general, utilities commission?

San Diego lawyer Michael Aguirre yesterday (April 5) sued governor Edmund G. Brown for not turning over critical public records regarding alleged corruption at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The suit was filed in ...

Nursing home billionaires ante up for UCSD naming rights

Geriatric emergency-room sponsorship yields major cash for university fundraisers

While rollout of a billion-dollar-plus fundraising campaign remains in limbo following the abrupt departure of UCSD vice chancellor of advancement Steve Gamer following a six-figure settlement, the school has been employing its public relations arm ...

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We shared this bond

The mourning is never going to go away completely.

As Mother’s Day approaches, most of us are faced with the usual Hallmark-holiday–related concerns — which flowers go best with this year’s card and how soon in advance do we need to make brunch reservations? ...

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Mary's Donuts closes...but reopened down the street

Terry Thompson remembers going to the dump with his father and brothers in the early 1970s. He fondly recalls what they did afterward. “The dump and donuts — it doesn't get much better than that ...

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Weird start for O.B. bar under new ownership

On April 28, Eugene Gallagher hosted a farewell party at his Newport Avenue pub. The next day, after 11 years, he handed over the keys to new owner Steve Yeng, a local who also owns ...

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Junior Seau's doctor-buddy could lose license

Former Chargers physician and close friend of the late Junior Seau, David Jee Wei Chao, M.D., is in trouble with the Medical Board of California once again. An accusation was filed against him April 27. ...

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Botanical Garden — heck, Balboa Park itself— in desperate need

The Botanical Building in Balboa Park is one the largest lathe structures in the world, according to David Lundin, cofounder of the Balboa Park Heritage Association. The association was formed in 2014 to help create ...

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