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Pala Indians don't get Warner Springs Ranch

But unusual bankruptcy court deal suggests Pala may eventually triumph.

Bankruptcy Court Judge Louise Adler has awarded ailing Warner Springs Ranch to the low bidder, denying it to the Pala Indians, but an unusual twist suggests to some skeptics that the tribe will eventually get ...

Beer of the Week: Gordon Biersch Vienna Ale

San Diego's number one lager guy heads down the ale trail

The name Gordon Biersch doesn’t get much play among San Diego craft beer fans. To them, the central San Diego brewpub is but another in a chain of cookie-cutter outlets spanning the country. This is ...

Sweetwater school district board seeks to silence opposition

Superintendent Brand calls someone’s boss

Is there a concerted attempt by the Sweetwater Union High School District to silence or stifle criticism? That’s what many public speakers told the trustees during the March 11 board meeting. The meeting was prefaced ...

Drop-boxes installed for worn flags in Carlsbad

Fire dept. to give dignified destruction

A mailbox-like disposal bin for worn American flags that are no longer fit to display is a new fixture at the Dove Library in Carlsbad, thanks to a donation from the city 's fire department. ...

Cardiff sits pretty for real estate recovery

Low inventory makes sellers’ market

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times’ business section this week, Cardiff by the Sea 92007 was rated in the top ten of Southern California zip codes that have best rebounded from the ...

Ol' Tennessee Smokies

Breathtaking vistas, Southern charm, BBQ and moonshine.

Lots of tourist amenities have sprung up around Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the U.S., and it’s no wonder. The stunning scenery and wildlife have attracted people to the ...

People, Hell and Angels, by Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix has been dead 43 years – and continues to be represented by a seemingly infinite stream of releases. If his Age of Aquarius idealism has been muddied, he can’t be held accountable for ...

Yes pulls out the stops at Pechanga

This show marked the seventh time I’ve seen the progressive rock band YES in concert, including the short-lived Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, and Howe at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. Gone are the Avatar-like stage ...

Princess Project San Diego

Runway event kicks off 5th season of giving to underprivileged girls

Since 2007, the Princess Project San Diego has been "dressing and accessorizing financially-challenged high school girls for their proms." I found out about the project (the original chapter of which was founded over 10 years ...

Tramp stamp your kid in Normal Heights

Bling for toddlers

While scarfing down a bean and cheese burrito at Mauricio's in Normal Heights, I noticed something peculiar amongst the kiddie vending machines occupying a small section of wall space. Wedged between the bubblegum and sticky-hand ...

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