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Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix...Clowns shot him!

Murder of eldest Arellano Félix brother not expected to increase violence in Baja

The oldest Arellano Félix brother, Francisco Rafael, killed near Cabo San Lucas on Friday, October 18, was reportedly shot by a hitman dressed as a clown. The assassination of the 63-year-old took place during a ...

Moonrise among the hoodoos

See Utah's Bryce Canyon in a whole new – and spooky – light.

Many words and photos have been published in honor of the majestic Bryce Canyon, a strong contender in the Grand Circle’s showcase of nature. We wanted to do something different with our time at Bryce ...

The week in jazz 'round San Diego

Friday night is busy

Lots of jazz coming your way this week. Here are our prime picks. Wednesday 23Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos continues his weekly Jam Session in North Park. It's the "Latin Week" session, featuring pianist Irving Flores, bassist ...

Will Bad Grandpa mean good news for Jackass habitué?

Johhny Knoxville's latex-covered solo outing opens Friday

Upon exiting my fourth screening of Jackass #2, one of the ushers at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 noted, “Man, we heard you laughing all the way in the lobby!” Show me a guy walk into ...

City committee to chew on new policy for food trucks

Interim mayor Todd Gloria revved up on enforcement

A new policy aimed at regulating food trucks is moving right along. On Wednesday, October 23, the city's Land Use and Housing Committee will discuss whether to adopt certain provisions of the policy and possibly ...

Man accused of shoplifting and battery at Vista grocery

Claimed he had AIDS and threatened to bite, witness said

“He tried biting me on my left bicep,” said Alvaro Miranda, who is a loss prevention officer for a grocery store in Vista. “Shortly after that, he said, ‘I have AIDS and I’m gonna bite ...

Suspected drunk driver damages two Temecula houses

Six children and parents flee from burning homes

Just before 5 a.m. on October 21, two families were awakened when a suspected drunk driver slammed his car into the side of a house on the 43200 block of Corte Almonte in Temecula. Gerardo ...

Taco Shop Poets take it to the campus and the corner

Poets to perform at Southwestern College

The Taco Shop Poets, legends in the San Diego area, will be giving a rare reading at Southwestern College on October 24. The group’s name telegraphs the nature of their work: words written not as ...

Early voting opens for mayoral special election in San Diego

The polls have opened in San Diego to replace ousted mayor Bob Filner. Early voting began at the Registrar of Voters office at 5201 Ruffin Road in Clairemont Mesa on 8 a.m. Monday, October 21, ...

Memelas' Thai tacos disappoint

Confused Mexican-Thai fusion in Bonita hits all the wrong notes.

My imagination went bonkers over Memelas (3001 Bonita Road, Chula Vista). One look at the sign that said TACOS + THAI + ROCK was all it took. Visions of hypothetical molé drunken noodles and chicken ...

Cops kick out public from Sweetwater board meeting

Trustees retreat to back room upon realizing massive turnout

Only one month after Donna Frye, on behalf of Californians Aware, addressed the Sweetwater Union High School District board on potential Brown Act violations, the superintendent and trustees swept the meeting room clean of anyone ...

For dodging tariffs, L.A. importer gets 2 years in the pokey

San Diego businessmen reportedly in on the scam

Los Angeles businessman Sunil Jiwat Mirwani was sentenced to 27 months in prison on Monday, October 21, for dodging customs duties on more than $30 million in Chinese-made apparel. Mirwani reportedly got San Diego-based businessmen ...

Jerry Brown's Fletcher endorsement a Prop 30 payoff?

Democratic governor enters San Diego's mayoral fray by backing candidate of his billionaire political angel Irwin Jacobs

Last year, New York's mayor Mike Bloomberg reached a supportive hand across the continent to San Diego, endorsing assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a newly independent candidate for mayor who had just quit the Republican Party. Political ...

Moo Burger: Nutty but nice

How to unite burgers and ice cream!

Walking down Orange Avenue, on the sceptered isle, waiting for the beautiful Carla to get her hair done, feeling pangs of hunger spiking my gut. Think of dropping into Clayton's coffee shop for a, well, ...

Jobs data disappoint, but unemployment rate drops

American employers added 148,000 jobs in September, lower than economists' expectations, in a report delayed by the government shutdown. The unemployment rate dropped to a five-year 7.2% low, down from 7.3% the previous month, according ...

Groundbreaking for $3.9 million park in San Marcos

The City of San Marcos is set to break ground this week on a $3.9 million park and recreation complex located on 4.7 acres of land adjacent to San Marcos Elementary, along the 300 block ...

San Diegans sign petition in favor of “Nazi-style Orwellian police state”

Local satirist asks the tough questions

One has to admire someone with a set of cast iron balls. Local video satirist Mark Dice can use his to chime the hour. It’s a sunny day in San Diego (duh) and you decide ...

Point Loma residents pick sides in Pointers’ stadium proposal

Blue and red signs declare opposing views

A battle of yard signs wages in the neighborhood surrounding Point Loma High School, and it has little to do with the upcoming special election for mayor. These yard signs debate the results of ballot ...

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