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Reputed meth addicts wreak havoc in Ocean Beach

"They won't leave me the hell alone," says resident

On the morning of October 31, an Ocean Beach resident (“Don”) awoke to find that the front of his house had been vandalized with spray paint. While the drawings weren't offensive, they are an eyesore ...

North Park's F Street adult store property up for grabs

Available for $1.8 million

The F Street Adult Video & Gifts property at 2004 University Avenue in North Park is up for sale. It's located just west of Pecs Bar, at 2046 University Avenue. The North Park property is ...

Returning to the Snooty Asian

Hillcrest bistro is a worthy project, despite still trying to find its footing

The Snooty Asian (3925 Fourth Avenue) showed a lot of promise during its soft opening period. Making it work in the cut-throat restaurant quarter of Hillcrest is no easy task, and Snooty has yet to ...

Thor: The Dark World party game

In case you're bored after the movie

Here's how to play: Thor: The Dark World steals from a lot of films. Like, a lot. Pick one of them. Then, change one of the famous lines from that film to make it into ...

Armed man robs KFC restaurant in Imperial Beach

Employees forced into a freezer

An armed man used a black handgun to demand money from Imperial Beach KFC employees on Wednesday, November 6, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Sgt. Bill Uelen. The sergeant said the suspect forced store ...

Funnyman De Niro banks on TV commercial

Who coined the phrase “laughing all the way to the bank” and later amended it to, “You know that bank I used to laugh all the way to? I own it now.” None other than ...

Fletcher cause recruits Tom Shepard for campaign consulting

Former Filner flack pulls in $10,000 from newly hatched Democrat

In San Diego's tight world of political influence, lobbyists and consultants never die — and they don't fade away that easily, either. Case in point: Tom Shepard, who began his professional life as Roger Hedgecock's ...

Former Chargers doctor drops lawsuit against device-maker

David Chao had blamed company for malpractice suit against him

Dr. David Chao, former team doctor for the Chargers, has dropped a legal attempt to recover $2.2 million from medical device maker Smith & Nephew, according to MassDevice.com. Chao claimed in a suit in U.S. ...

Best of Beer Week: November 10

Making the most of the final day of San Diego Beer Week

Iron Fist Brunch: Every year, Churchill’s Pub & Grille closes out Beer Week the same way, by inviting Iron Fist Brewing Company brewmaster Brandon Sieminski and his beers over for brunch, which is available a ...

American caught illegally crossing border into U.S.

First he claimed he was Mexican, then...

A man apprehended attempting to cross the border illegally turned out to be a United States citizen, Border Patrol agents reported Thursday (November 7). The 37-year-old, apprehended in a canyon near Imperial Beach, had no ...

Darkside's Psychic

I'm going to take a step that Darkside would appreciate and open this review with a recklessly bold statement: Psychic is a classic album. The 11-minute opening track, the Kubrickian level of detail, the efficient ...

Seaside Courier debuts in North County

New daily paper and website aims to capture North County Times market

A new publication, the Seaside Courier and its companion website SeasideCourier.com, will attempt to cover Del Mar, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, and Oceanside, a market once covered by the North County Times. The U-T has ...

The 1975 — second time around

"And this is how it starts..." Ambient, synth-heavy, and loaded with pop hooks, the music of Manchester, England's latest breakouts, the 1975, met a friendly crowd at the Belly Up just three months after selling ...

San Diego Arab Film Festival announces 2013 lineup

Festival runs November 15-17 at MoPA

For the second year in a row, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre in Balboa Park's Museum of Photographic Arts will host the San Diego Arab Film Festival. A total of 15 shorts and features ...

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