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Ballot Bulk

"I'm not a weak councilmember, relative to a strong mayor, and I think that should be made clear," said district three councilmember Todd Gloria at the Wednesday, January 13, meeting of the Rules Committee. Gloria ...

The Autumn Kaleidoscope Got Changed

Whether it's defining their musical genre or deciding what to name themselves, Black Moth Super Rainbow is a band that is hard to pin down. The mysterious group from Western Pennsylvania is best known for ...

Sorry, Citizen Journalist

Near Windansea Beach on Tuesday, January 12, at about 10:00 a.m., I spotted what appeared to be a construction project at the intersection of Neptune and Playa Del Sur. I stopped to speak with Jose ...

Time-traveling in Caribbean Guatemala

Caribbean Guatemala with Mayan ruins? You bet. Situated between Belize and Honduras, the short Caribbean coast of Guatemala displays a panoply of history and beauty. Starting from our cruise ship stop at Santo Tomas de ...

Terrible Ted Captured

Mexican authorities are hopeful that the January 12 capture of Teodoro Garcia Simental (“El Teo”) will lead to the cessation of the gangland-style murders and kidnappings in TJ, Rosarito, and Ensenada. Garcia was considered heir ...

Fee-Happy Green-Quashers?

Scripps Ranch homeowners invested in solar technology for their homes recently started an email campaign to urge the San Diego City Council to reconsider newly implemented fee increases for solar permits/plan issuance as well as ...

Underground Report

On Monday morning, January 11, I passed a project in progress on the corner of Genter and Draper in La Jolla. I approached Cody Whitters (a journeyman lineman with Henkels & McCoy, working as a ...

Breeding, Fighting, Dying

A pickup heading southbound to Mexico on Monday, January 11, had a compartment concealed under the truck’s bed that was filled with more than 40 game birds. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers detected the ...

Drive-In Laundromat

Shortly after 1:15 p.m. on Monday, January 11, a Dodge Durango was driven into the Sombrero Mexican Food Restaurant at 189 Palm Ave. and the laundromat next door. According to Sombrero owner Maria Gomez, a ...

Fat Tuna

Aquaculture farmers in Ensenada have vowed to extend the length of time their farm-raised blue-fin tuna will fatten, from four months to over a year. The tuna are kept in corrals, where they are fed ...

Unbaked

Last summer, when word spread of a new business opening up in the neighborhood surrounding Petco Park, residents in the area were excited. The new business would potentially occupy a space on a list of ...

Eight Rising Stars

Covering dance, club, R&B, and hip-hop favorites from the past three decades, Rising Star wowed a diverse crowd at Viejas Casino's Dreamcatcher Lounge. The vocalists of this San Diego-based octet opened the show dressed as ...

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