Content for Thursday, January 28, 2010

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They Preyed on Their Neighbors

In an early-morning warrant sweep on January 28, about 60 detectives and county sheriff’s deputies assisted in arresting eight suspects in connection with a series of burglaries that have occurred in Santee, Lakeside, and unincorporated ...

Caltrans' Conundrum

In November of 2007, the volunteer border-watching organization (also dubbed an “anti-illegal immigration” organization) known as the Minutemen was granted a two-mile-long section along Interstate 5 in accordance with Caltrans' Adopt-A-Highway program. The roadside area ...

That’s What Friends Are For

A Fallbrook gang member will have to stand trial for stabbing his childhood friend, a San Diego superior-court judge ruled on January 27. Skyylr Hamilton, 18, is charged with attempted murder and a handful of ...

Books or Bullets?

"It's really a life raft to keep the city afloat," said Escondido councilmember Marie Waldron during Wednesday evening's city council meeting. The life raft that Waldron was referring to was a list of proposed cuts ...

Dover Beach

The sea is calm to-night. The tide is full, the moon lies fair Upon the straits; on the French coast the light Gleams and is gone; the cliffs of England stand, Glimmering and vast, out ...

This Will Hurt

Instead of laying off fire and rescue personnel, Mayor Jerry Sanders’s budget cuts — approved by the city council last December — included the implementation of daily rolling “brownouts” at 8 of 13 San Diego ...

Claiming Space

A few years ago, when the Museum of Contemporary Art downtown converted the Santa Fe Depot’s old baggage-claim area, it did what museums all over the country have been doing in recent years, from remote, ...

God Forbid

Arrived downtown in a light drizzle. Homeless huddled in doorways to keep dry. After hiding my camera in my underwear, I made my way down the stairs at House of Blues and found a pile ...

Constanza and El Castillo, Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is a rich tapestry of colors, geography, cultural influences, even climate – all enhanced by a rich history. Upon its discovery in 1492, it was described as a “paradisiacal island of high ...

Hindsight Is Broken

I've never seen so many side-mirrors on cars get broken off by passing cars... If you live or drive on 32nd Street (especially between Redwood and Thorn), this may not be news to you. Now, ...

June Lake, CA

“We’re going to June Lake!” We tell that to friends often – we travel to the Eastern Sierras up Hwy. 395 at least four times a year. “Where’s that?” most say. By simply describing it ...

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