Content for Tuesday, December 10, 2013

News & Stories

"So you see, Dr. Jones, it really is a small world after all."

Surely someone's done this already.

I mean, why else would Disney buy the aging Indiana Jones franchise unless Indy was close to discovering the truth?!?

San Diego selected as test city for CAL-TRANS anti-texting campaign

Selection made on basis of a single week's traffic reports!

DOT Head Don Dent: "We've already contracted with the estate of Paul Evans, whose 1959 hit 'Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)' contains the immortal chorus: 'Keep your mind on your driving/Keep your ...

Best events in San Diego: December 12–December 18

Thursday | 12 GET TO KNOW CHEESE A complete “cheese 101” course, including history, how it’s made, what to pair, ways to serve, and how to store. Friday | 13 TODDLER TIME: FIVE FEATHERED HENS ...

At the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield, California

It’s Saturday night and all the heterosexuals in smart little dresses and sport coats are streaming into what we didn’t know was the hottest spot between Las Vegas and LA. Janet and I are in ...

Beautiful Brahms at San Diego Symphony (1 of 2)

Saturday night was the first time I've been able to catch the San Diego Symphony after their return from touring China. The first sound they made was Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Haydn and ...

The movie critic's measuring stick

Richard Brody's top 10 list is not the same as mine, which is fine, but also interesting.

I overheard a fellow critic at a screening recently saying what a terrible year it had been for movies. His conversational fellows seemed to agree. I haven't been playing the critical game long enough to ...

Catch and cash-in trout at Lake Murray

Fish worth $30 a pound?

On December 5, Lake Murray was stocked with a load of 1/2- to 1-pound trout. The day before, Lake Murray management gave trout fishermen a new incentive to fish at the park: orange-tagged trout that ...

"Fast Forward" opens at Low Gallery

New group art show experiments with a sense of scale, but also caters to space- and budget-challenged collectors

“Fast Forward,” a new group art show at North Park’s Low Gallery, opens Friday the 13th with an artists reception from 6-10 p.m. Following that, the show will remain on display through January 14, 2014. ...

San Diego auditor blasts city's web services

Many barricades to citizen access; aides propose hiring new consultant

When it comes to finding and accessing city services online, San Diego has a pretty bad app for that. So says a newly released report by city auditor Eduardo Luna, entitled "Performance Audit of IT ...

Prison realignment program tied to higher crime rates

Property crime spikes more than violent crime, except in San Diego

Crime is up across the state in the wake of Supreme Court-mandated prison realignment that sent many state inmates back to local jails or set them free early, a December 9 report from the Public ...

Adventures in Adobada: Diego-MXN

MXN establishes an indulgent baseline for classic San Diego-Mex cuisine

Before we head south to navigate the late night street carts and hole-in-the-wall taqueros of Tijuana, let’s check in at one of our most widespread (with at least 14 locations countywide) Diego-Mex institutions: MXN. There ...

Old-school weight-training gym in Cardiff to close

Some members plan to open their own facilities

In business for over ten years, CardifFit, a weight-training gym, has notified its hundreds of members that it will be closing on December 31. The announcement came five months early, according to some members, who ...

Escondido burglars sent to prison

Armed with baseball bats, but crime spree stopped by Navy veterans

On December 5, Antonio Gabriel Amador, 18, and Brandon Douglas Martinez, 20, were both sentenced to seven years in state prison for burglary and robbery. In their plea deals, four other felonies were dismissed for ...

Sampler Flight: December 11-16

This week’s beer events headlined by Saturday, supper, stout

December 11 | FiftyFifty Eclipse Release: A beer release is almost always a special affair, but the wow factor of this highly coveted barrel-aged imperial stout from Truckee, California’s FiftyFifty Brewing Company and brewers' presence ...