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UCSD refuses to reveal Padres medical discounts

University spurns records act request for high-dollar sponsor data.

The San Diego Padres, perennial laggards on the playing field, are getting millions of dollars in cash and a secretive deal for discounted medical care from UCSD as part of a costly endorsement and promotional ...

San Diego lifeguards at OB Town Council blast fire department take-over of 911 calls

Fire Chief Fennessy sends email

There's a serious problem with the way 911 calls are routed between the city's fire department and its lifeguards. At least that's what the lifeguards are saying. "There's been a policy change that waterway 911 ...

Union-Tribune subscription salesman tries to make tie to City College paper

But City Times editor never heard of him.

“Stephanie,” a City College student, questions if she will ever receive her Union-Tribune (U-T) newspaper service that she paid for. “The gentleman introduced himself as a student from the San Diego City College journalism department,” ...

Frankenpizza

You can a large pizza, each slice with a different topping. But don’t.

Between Lefty’s, Berkeley, URBN, and Tribute, there’s no shortage of great pizza in North Park. Still, when popular Pacific Beach pie spot Mr. Moto Pizza House decided to open on 30th Street, I paid attention. ...

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Canyon of death

Two separate tragedies on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation

Leonard Duguay’s 85th birthday came and went on July 5, 2016, without celebration. The Modjeska Canyon resident had disappeared and the search for him took a mysterious turn weeks later when his car was found ...

San Diego's porn studios

The Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter wants to make you feel like a star. Adhered to the wall behind the front desk is a colorful photo looking out at a raucous crowd ...

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6000 lumpias a day, 12,000 if Pacquiao fights

Fredcel is located in the oddest place for a Filipino restaurant — in Cherokee Point, at 3876 38th St., behind the Family Dollar store. “Pare (dude in tagalog), we made [and sold] about 6,000 lumpias ...

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Joan Kroc gave away Ray’s fortune

For years, I believed that the late Joan Kroc was an angel. When San Diegans called her “St. Joan of the Arches” (as in the golden arches of the McDonald’s burger chain), I didn’t feel ...

Baseball is different in Tijuana

Every pitch is a party at a Toros de Tijuana baseball game. At least that’s the atmosphere the team is trying to create. The Toros compete in Liga Mexicana de Beisbol, an international AAA affiliate ...

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