Content for Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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Five Sayings of Lal Ded

Passionate, with longing in my eyes, Searching wide, and seeking nights and days, Lo! I behold the Truthful One, the Wise, Here in mine own House to fill my gaze. That was the day of ...

All My Friends here to stay

Tijuana's eclectic music fest sees a successful fourth year

The early start of the fourth edition of the All My Friends festival at 2:00 p.m. saw barely any patrons when the first band started playing on a stage that was set up poorly on ...

Organic juicin' in El Cajon

My Organic Place serves up the sweetest wheatgrass juice, along with other grasses and sprouts

Cruising down Los Coches Road in El Cajon, right off I-8, I would have never guessed there'd be an organic wheatgrass grower in the vicinity. There it was, though, their dirt driveway weaving past a ...

Ex-San Diegan Art Laffer goes to Texas, blasts California

He also tells Sarasotans to get rid of developer regulations

Supply-side economist Art Laffer, whose Laffer Associates was based in San Diego until 2007, was part of a California hate-fest yesterday (Nov. 18) in Austin at a meeting of the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation. ...

San Ysidro School District bonds downgraded

State takeover likely, says Fitch

Fitch Ratings yesterday (Nov. 18) downgraded San Ysidro School District bonds: $82 million of general obligation bonds were dropped to BB+ from BBB+ and $29.1 million of certificates of participation were downgraded to BB- from ...

Faith scammer loses appeal to get out of prison

John Harrell claimed he controlled $1.6 trillion in Mormon Church money

In 2008, John Harrell was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to pay $40.6 million in restitution to his victims. Harrell had been a leader of a group that used religious pitches to ...

The Most Not-Cussing Fella

A surprising edit in Point Loma

I caught a performance of The Most Happy Fella at Point Loma Nazarene University on Saturday night the 16th of November. It was good. What stood out to me the most in this production was ...

SD Planning Commission to tackle sticky pot-collective issues

City council to weigh in next...then state Coastal Commission

For years, medical marijuana patients and dispensary owners have been forced to occupy a netherworld, often operating in retail spaces in nondescript buildings throughout the city. State law allows dispensaries and their patients to be ...

The Irwin Jacobs newsroom votes to unionize

State-run KPBS may face new scrutiny as AFL-CIO unit seeks pay hikes

Workers at San Diego State University's taxpayer-funded broadcasting arm, KPBS radio and TV, have voted to sign up with SAG-AFTRA, the big media union affiliated with the AFL-CIO, according to an online posting by the ...

All Things BBQ: Kansas City Barbeque

A primer on Kansas City-style 'cue, and a bit about the downtown restaurant of the same name.

Where’s a better place to start a San Diego barbecue excursion than Kansas City Barbeque (600 W. Harbor Drive), the place most famous for appearing in the movie Top Gun? There’s no escaping the anecdote ...

Car stereos stolen from Vista church group

At least ten thefts occur in daylight, no witnesses

Early Sunday morning, November 17, a Jehovah's Witnesses prayer group that was holding a meeting in a home on Calinda Drive returned to their parked vehicles afterward to find many had their car stereos stolen. ...

Convicted domestic offender won't get his guns back

Daniel Chovan allegedly lied on firearm application

A federal appeals court on Monday (November 18) upheld a law prohibiting individuals convicted of domestic violence from owning a gun unless the conviction is overturned. As a result, a San Diego man will not ...

Ethics Commission fines PAC backing councilmember Myrtle Cole

District 4 rep and opponent were dinged for election missteps in May

The city's Ethics Commission has handed a $5000 fine for violating the city's campaign-finance laws to the local American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) association as well as the political action committee ...

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