Content for Monday, October 7, 2013

News & Stories

Home Depot accused of hatching plot to fire gay employees

Home Depot illegally embarked on a cost-cutting campaign during the economic downturn in 2008 that involved firing all of its gay male employees, a former worker at the company’s Lemon Grove location claims in court. ...

U.S. government shutdown slows maquiladoras

Increased border waits limits exports

Ever since the “shutdown” of the U.S. government, maquiladoras have experienced plenty of extra expenditures, including fuel costs, keeping vehicles in “overnight” lots, and fines for delivering merchandise late. Gabriel Merino Fausto, president of a ...

Budget-friendly Sofia, Bulgaria

Word to the wise: get here before the tourists do.

Most travelers are unaware that Bulgaria is one of the best travel values in Europe and its capital, Sofia, is one of the cheapest cities to visit. The country has more green space than most ...

Fashion Week San Diego Spectators

I am a strong believer that disasters come in threes. On Friday night my first disaster came in the form of a robbery--the self-pay parking machine ate my $5 bill. The injustice left me $10 ...

He inspires romance: San Diego Symphony (1 of 2)

Augustin Hadelich and San Diego Symphony.

When I saw the size of the orchestra on the stage at Symphony Hall for David Bruce’s Night Parade, I knew we were in for a rumpus. I love, love, loved, this piece of music ...

Fire fought on hill in Santee

Four planes drop retardant, contain fire

At about 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 6, wisps of smoke were seen from the foothills just north of El Nopal Avenue on the border of Santee and Lakeside. Immediately, up to four S-2 CDF ...

Craft Beer: America's Most Underexamined Culinary Component?

A call to chefs to embrace craft beer and incorporate it into the daily operations

Today’s chefs are stretching the gastronomic envelope further than it’s ever gone. From space-aged toques of the molecular ilk to those taking traditional dishes to flavorful new places, there’s never been a more exciting time ...