Content for Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Neighborhood Market Association gives $100,000 to pro-Fletcher campaign committee

Trade group has strengthened since candidate's first attempt at becoming San Diego's mayor

On October 23, the Neighborhood Market Association trade group, comprised of liquor marts and small neighborhood markets, contributed $100,000 to the pro-Fletcher political action committee called "Neighborhoods for Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013." It's not ...

Feel the Beat

Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Afrojack, and Nayer named co-defendants in Filner sexual harassment suit

Though the criminal case against disgraced former mayor Bob "Big Hands" Filner has been closed in the wake of his guilty plea, attorney Gloria "Sue" Allred's sexual harassment suit, filed on behalf of Irene "Irate" ...

Opinions sought for improvements to C Street and beyond

Most ask Downtown San Diego Partnership for parks and green space

The Downtown San Diego Partnership took over a block of C Street this afternoon, October 24, astroturfing the sidewalks and inviting passersby in for an event the group billed "tactical urbanism." A band performed at ...

Geezer and Weezer on the same cruise? It could happen.

Now its a matter of getting the votes

After Weezer announced a contest to play on a cruise with them, Geezer launched an all-out social media blitz to get enough 'likes' for their video to win. "We're the only San Diego band and ...

The Lofty job of Brian Ross

Students learn the ins and outs of concert booking

"I'm excited about getting through this week — because we've had three sellout shows," Brian Ross, program and events manager for University Centers tells the Reader. "I'm amped about my student staff and what they ...

The good old days

No, seriously: the good old days

The image above is taken from a Paramount Pictures ad that ran in Vanity Fair back in February of 1920. (The magazine is running a bunch of its old content on its website in celebration ...

American seeding

The first seeding of the Cup.

I haven’t done a formal seeding for composers so far in the World Cup of Composers but I think it will help with the American bracket. Here they are 1-16 with their matchups. Aaron Copland ...

San Diego mayoral debate abruptly canceled...due to pension truth?

Numbers show frightful fiscal reality, suggest that Mayor Sanders lied

There was to have been a debate tonight, October 24, among three mayoral candidates. It was to be sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Business Leadership Alliance. The U-T San ...

Lowe Enterprises seeks to develop Mission Valley's Town and Country hotel

Flagship hotel of San Diego GOP kingpin may be on the block

Mission Valley's Town and Country hotel, deeply intertwined with the city's long and controversial history of big-money influence and development, may be preparing for a historic change. Built in the 1950s by the late Charlie ...

Bridesmaids director to produce animated Peanuts feature

Aaargh!

To date, Paul Feig’s greatest contribution to film comedy has had nothing to do with bridesmaids or bumbling female cops. Am I the only one who made it all the way through I Am David, ...

Tommy's Tex-Mex comes to 30th Street

North Park restaurant specializes in flour tortillas and Texan tacos

For some people, Tex-Mex food is too gringo-fied, too Taco Bell. For others, it’s a chance to eat soft tacos wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with shredded cheese. That second group of people will ...

Work-at-home wisdom

The Executive in Sweatpants speaks.

Matt Keener, author of Executive in Sweatpants, says he can help you find success among the growing ranks of those who work from home. First, tell me a little bit about your story. After graduating ...

San Carlos residents bandy about traffic solutions

"The fact you have to wait two seconds is not worth the life of my child."

Navajo Community Planners, Inc., on October 21, considered three San Carlos traffic issues. The planning group unanimously approved the installation of a four-way stop at Green Gables Avenue and Wandermere Drive, and a board majority ...

Training new workers is expensive

So why don’t employers try harder to keep the employees they have?

Fact No. 1: 19 million American workers expect to change jobs in the next year. That’s 13.3 percent of the country’s workforce. Fact No. 2: The average wage of U.S. workers was $42,979 per year, ...

Scorsese invites "Wolfs" to his door for test screening of The Wolf of Wall Street

Film will not be bumped to 2014

It's official. After persistent rumors of a 2014 release date, the L.A. Times reports Martin Scorsese's long-awaited The Wolf of Wall Street will open on Christmas Day. That's Christmas Day, 2013. Yesterday, some of the ...

Your guide to a non-slutty Halloween

Halloween costume ideas

It’s almost Halloween which means that soon, the streets of Pacific Beach and the Gaslamp will be full of lingerie-wearing ladies come October 31st. Sexy costumes are to Halloween what ketchup is to french fries. ...

Step... kick... payday

Your love for dancing could get you a job

Tap dancing to Ricky Martin songs at the San Diego County Fair five years in a row does not make you a professional dancer, but with a little more training you could make a career ...

ON SALE NOW: Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries

First critical guide to county’s tasting spaces ready for public consumption

I warned the beer-loving world it was coming, and now it’s arrived: the San Diego Beer News Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries. An eBook designed to be use on-the-go by visitors, locals, craft beer ...

Detroit's "laughable" pension tomfoolery akin to San Diego's

The "13th check" still doled out to SD retirees — $4.7M last year

It turns out that bankrupt Detroit practiced the same pension tomfoolery as San Diego, as noted in a New York Times article yesterday (Oct. 23). Detroit gave extra payments to retirees when the return on ...

UCSD's Southwest Fisheries Science Center faces facelift

Bluffside building to be preserved, reinforced

Preparation has begun for the demolition of several buildings that once housed the Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the UC San Diego campus, employees were recently informed. Over the past several years, contractors working for ...

San Diego mayoral race whoppers abound

Citizens don't have time to check in short campaign

In a short political campaign, such as the current mayoral race, voters don't have time to check preposterous statements or to get into critical but complex issues. Example: Candidate Nathan Fletcher has been caught in ...

Opening shot: The Counselor

Because a good opening shot tells you something, just like a good opening sentence

So, here you have a straight path, Route 54. But if you turn from the straight path, you wind up in Juarez, Mexico. What's in Juarez? Why drugs and drug violence, of course. And what ...

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