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Judge denies Sunroad's free-speech argument

In defense of a $100,000 "donation"...

The alleged pay-to-play tactics used by Sunroad Enterprises to obtain city-owned land at no cost for their Kearny Mesa mixed-use development are not protected by the first amendment. On Friday, November 15, Superior Court judge ...

Cuc Phuong, Vietnam: a typhoon experience

Category 3 storm on a motorbike.

It was October 27th, 2012, and the sun was shining down on North Vietnam. My friends and I had planned a motorbike trip to the national park of Cuc Phuong, some 120 kilometers south. Due ...

Bela Lugosi's and David Copley's Hollywood home is sold

Probably at a loss

According to real estate publications and records in Los Angeles, the home of old-time horror-movie star Bela Lugosi — purchased by David Copley in mid-2011 — has been sold. Copley bought it for $2.25 million ...

Timothy Geithner to head Bridgepoint's daddy

Sen. Tom Harkin: for-profit university "an absolute scam"

Former Department of Treasury secretary Timothy Geithner revealed yesterday (Nov. 16) that he will become president and managing director of Wall Street's Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm. He will report directly to the ...

Julian Lennon's Everything Changes

Almost every rhyme, predictable. Almost every sentiment, common (hopefully). But I am behind this one, and you should be, too. For commonality and for predictability, actually. Because rock and roll has come around to the ...