Content for Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Not just about shrubs, says Ocean Beach resident

Vince Adame says D.A.’s case against him was about police trailer

Ocean Beach resident Vince Adame and his lawyer Frank Gormlie, who also publishes the OB Rag community news website, drew a crowd of news media this morning, December 3. The day before, district attorney Bonnie ...

San Diego County lawyers run afoul of California Bar

Oh, the turpitude

Dean Gregory Chandler of Oceanside has been disbarred by the State Bar of California. Chandler failed to respond to a notice of disciplinary charges against him. According to the Bar, Chandler committed 234 counts of ...

Love in the Kingdom of Jordan

"Never before or since have I felt like such an honored guest."

It doesn’t seem possible, but my Jordanian friend insists that he is now married. I look carefully into Awad’s dark eyes, magnified by the thick lenses of his black framed glasses, to see if he’s ...

Letters to the editor

Settling for Mediocrity This is in response to “Lousy Bolts Won’t Bolt” (SD on the QT, November 21) where, once again, Coach McCoy is placing the team’s poor performance on the field into the laps ...

Sweetwater district spent big for Arne Duncan visit

$17,000 stage, $3000 worth of flags, $5000 in banners

When Arne Duncan visited Sweetwater’s Castle Park Middle School in September, it created quite a stir — not because he is the U.S. secretary of education but because there were concerns that the school, and ...

Tri-tips and home-made pickles: Hot!

New eats in downtown's oldest drinkery

They're smoking, upstairs above the Tivoli Bar. Smoking tri-tip, that is. JJ and Ashley, his wife. They're the new proprietors of the grill at the far end of the ancient bar, the one with the ...

The Muslim Experience comes to the Central Library

A film series focused on presenting the history and diverse cultures of Muslims around the world is coming to downtown San Diego. The new Central Library downtown begins this month’s series of Friday Talking Pictures ...

Building begins on busy corner in Point Loma

Mixed-use edifice to rise where Voltaire St. meets Catalina Blvd.

A long-empty corner of Point Loma Heights is getting a makeover. A developer named Veritas Urban Properties recently broke ground on the empty lot at the intersection of Voltaire Street and Catalina Boulevard, a site ...

Deputies say they caught San Marcos burglar

Allegedly connected to other crimes through pawn shop

After officers witnessed a young man leap from a second-story window of a San Marcos home this summer, deputy Jason Allen asked him what he was doing. “He said, ‘Uh, breaking and entering?’” The deputy ...

Kickstarting in San Diego for November

A look at some of the projects put up for crowdfunding by local artists.

When they want the finances to materialize their dreams, San Diego’s creative minds turn to Kickstarter, the world’s largest crowdfunding website. Kickstarter hosts a bevy of San Diego-based projects (it’s easy to filter the website’s ...

Emails show SDSU fight against KPBS unionization

Records reveal school's failed five-figure battle versus big labor

Editorial workers at the politically complicated organization that is KPBS, the public broadcasting arm of San Diego State University, now have themselves a labor union, but the organizing process wasn't without contention, according to copies ...

Psychologist loses license over meth

Sexual harassment costs doctor privileges

The California Board of Psychology has suspended the license of Robert Edward Brizendine, PhD, for use of methamphetamine. He used it many times over a period of years, according to the hearing. In one case, ...

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at the Old Globe

FINDING BIGFOOT. “Hi. I’m Matt Moneymaker. We’re here at a Whoville Town Hall meeting. Show of hands: How many’ve seen a big, brown-haired creature? Cindy-Loo Who. “Me! Me! Only his hair wasn’t brown. It was ...

Cyber Monday ad-buy blasts local Rep. Scott Peters

Congressman's support of Affordable Care Act used against him

The "center-right" nonprofit advocacy group American Action Network on December 2 unleashed a flurry of online ads slamming local congressman Scott Peters over his support of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare ...

Beer Touring: Booze Brothers Brewing Company

Vista’s newest brewery looking exceptionally good out of the gate

Two weeks ago, I shared news about the latest entrant into Vista, the county’s most brewery-saturated municipality on a per capita basis. That operation goes by the name Booze Brothers Brewing Company (2545 Progress Street, ...

Ten best Frank Zappa albums for people who think they hate Zappa

A beginner’s guide to the one-time Grossmont High/Mission Bay High music star

A lot of my friends, including/especially those with musical tastes as refined and open-minded as my own, say they’re baffled by my love for the music of Frank Zappa. However, once a discussion starts revealing ...

No running water for 82 Tijuana neighborhoods

Aqueduct project in progress

Tijuana water agency CESPT (Comisión Estatal de Servicios Públicos de Tijuana) will suspend running water to 82 neighborhoods starting early today, Tuesday, December 3 and will renew its services partially on Thursday, December 5. The ...

Libertarian Mark Schwartz joins District 2 council race

Going against Lorie Zapf, he'll be needing plenty of campaign cash

There's a new city-council candidate in town. On November 29, former long-shot mayoral hopeful and self-proclaimed Libertarian Mark Schwartz filed papers to join the race to replace termed-out District 2 councilmember and mayoral candidate Kevin ...

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