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Bloody clown bandit captured

Not before a string of burglaries and auto thefts

La Mesa police have announced the arrest of 46-year-old transient Michael Colace in connection with last week’s robbery of a 7-Eleven store by a suspect wearing a bloody clown mask. It appears Colace led officers ...

Power failures at Mission Valley YMCA

Saturday swimmers and b-ballers interrupted

As a precaution, dozens of kids and their parents and coaches were evacuated from the Mission Valley YMCA at around 1:15 Saturday afternoon, October 19, when the electrical power remaining from an earlier partial black-out ...

Vista neighbor accused of arson

Woman said she saw the man next door use a lighter

The petite Vietnamese lady said she saw her neighbor do it. Miss Ut Jones said she was outside gardening when “He start the fire three time," the elderly woman said with a heavy accent in ...

Coal industry's D.C. advocate listed as "winemaker" on Fletcher disclosure

Top Bush and Republican Party aide with links to Karl Rove antes up for new Democrat

The Republican Lincoln Club, which has been trying to tar newly minted Democrat Nathan Fletcher with the brush of GOP stalwart Carl Rove, may have more ammunition for its recent round of hit pieces. According ...

Councilmembers to fight judge's ruling against Sherman Heights Walmart construction project

Faulconer brings forward the motion for appeal; Briggs represents other side

If at first it fails, the City of San Diego will try, try again to get on the right side of the law over the new Walmart in Sherman Heights. On October 8, councilmembers voted ...

Poker game on Agua Hedionda Lagoon

In celebration of conquered seaweed

On Saturday, October 19, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation and California Water Sports hosted the third annual Lagoon Paddle Poker Challenge under sunny skies and calm winds. Over 190 kayakers and stand-up paddlers enjoyed a ...

Meet Toolbox Brewing Company

Early info on upcoming San Diego brewery gleaned at bottle-share

I love me a bottle-share. There are the obvious reasons—beer, often special and always plentiful. But even more than that, there’s the camaraderie of individuals from all walks of life coming together and bonding over ...

The Tallest Tree in the Forest at La Jolla Playhouse

When I see the name Moises Kaufman linked to a project I circle the date at once. He’s been involved with some of the most thorough, serious, and moving pieces in recent years: The Laramie ...

Art sought for East Village trolley stop

Business Improvement District to fund up to $25,000 for unspecified art project

East Village Association, which manages the downtown neighborhood’s Business Improvement District, has put out a request for proposals to create an art installation for the trolley station at Park Boulevard and Market Street. The association ...