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San Diego Holiday Half Marathon sells out

A few additional spots up for grabs.

The first edition of the San Diego Holiday Half Marathon is sold out. However, there will be additional spots up for grabs at Road Runner Sports this Saturday, December 28. The event will take place ...

Who's he think he is? Santa Claus?

Scott Peters doles his dough to San Diego Rescue Mission

Congressman Scott Peters spent Friday morning, December 20, making a few public appearances in the downtown area, stumping for policies to promote access to food for the disadvantaged and elderly at each. Peters started the ...

The Nutcracker's incorrect notes

California Ballet's Nutcracker at the Civic Theater

I went to The Nutcracker on Friday night at the Civic Theater. The production was by California Ballet and I have to admit that I was impressed. Of course, I'm not an expert when it ...

Christmas praise for Del Cerro's Madra Dog

Statue owner sparks tree-and-gift drive for less fortunate

Janet Mika placed a Christmas tree near Madra Dog, the 30-inch tall rottweiler statue at the end of her Madra Avenue driveway, and posted a December 8 invitation on the dog's Facebook page. She invited ...

Spencer Epps on...everything.

Local painter keeps busy by covering material from the Big Bang to the human body

“I don’t know if you’ve ever had a chance to look at a picture of the cosmic microwave background. It’s basically the afterbirth of the Big Bang. This is sort of an interpretation of that, ...

Puddles mandate shuttles to Friendship Park Posada

Sewage and safety the concern of state parks workers

County sewage-spill warning signs that say "keep out" were put up on Monument Road in Border Field State Park recently without the county's okay and without testing the puddles of water. The bright yellow warning ...

Lucha Libre straddles the line between real and good

Behind the masks, it's a typical taco spot. But splashy signature moves can save the day.

San Diegans reserve a special sort of judgment for Mexican food — one where quality is less associated with fine dining as it is a feeling that the food could have been wrapped up and ...

Dumanis campaign guru arranging TV spots for Faulconer

Jennifer Tierney heads independent committee for GOP mayoral candidate

Led by a familiar face in county politics, a campaign fund backing Republican city councilman Kevin Faulconer for mayor is arranging to purchase TV commercials ahead of this coming February's special election in which Faulconer ...

Big Screen Christmas Mailbag

Scott Marks responds to a critic while getting his hair cut.

When you consider all the questionable "bile" this column pumps, I am amazed to report that one Joseph Genoese has decided to take offense to a goof column written under the guise of "Earl Stiff." ...

Lamb’s Players Festival of Christmas: Catch a Falling Star

You get the feeling Ella Eden wants something to go right, just this once. With good reason: her father no longer recognizes her — Alzheimer’s. All he can recall is the moment, years ago, when ...