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Callaway sued over Roger Cleveland trademark

Designer's name is also name of competitor

Callaway Golf has been sued by Cleveland Golf Co. for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Roger Cleveland sold his shares in the company named after him in 1990 and joined Callaway in 1996, according to ...

High-profile Republicans turn to "Zombies" to defeat Fletcher

New PAC collects money from former chairman of California's GOP

New disclosures filed with the City Clerk's Office reveals the political action committee Zombies for Responsible Government Opposed to Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013 has raised an additional $7500 from two donors. The former chairman ...

Opening Shot: All Is Lost

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

The image above is actually the film's second opening shot. It's the opening of chapter one in the story. What comes before is a prologue. The prologue opens with a shot of an utterly calm ...

Immigration and Customs Enforcement shops for less-lethal armaments

PepperBall Technologies gets contract with federal agency

PepperBall Technologies of San Diego (headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana) has received a sole-source $498,970 contract from the federal government's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the investigative unit of Homeland Security, to provide pepper-ball launchers, ...

SDSU baseball players come under fire for Halloween game costumes

NAACP Spokespeson: "Blackhair has no place in baseball OR Halloween."

Every year, the San Diego State baseball team plays a game decked out in Halloween finery. This year's contest featured a homer-hitting Charger Girl, Facebook at shortstop, and King Kong as third base coach. But ...

U-T circulation drops from spring

Tops numbers reported a year ago

According to a report today, October 31, from the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations), U-T San Diego's average Sunday circulation dropped to 381,303 for the six months ended September 30 ...

Greg's mantra

Guitarist goes zen in Escondido on November 3

“They’re like the Led Zeppelin of mantra music, an extraordinary group of musicians who have accepted me into their musical world, despite all evidence being against it,” says Lake Hodges guitarist Greg Douglass of his ...

In response to Amnesty International report on civilian casualties, General Atomics releases Rainmaker reparations drone

Raining down death, then making it rain

"Here's what's not going to happen," says General Atomics Head of Drone Relations Col Adderal. "We're not going to stop dropping bombs on the bad guys. Not even if the bad guys start standing really ...

Lincoln Club pays for more hits against Jacobs-backed Fletcher

Battle of bucks between Jacobs clan and San Diego's GOP establishment not letting up

It's been another rough-and-tumble week so far for Nathan Fletcher, the newly hatched Democrat and chosen candidate for mayor of La Jolla billionaire/Obama backer/Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs. As reported by U-T San Diego, the onetime ...

First look at Waypoint Public

No, it isn't just the Linkery again. Here's why.

Everybody has been talking about Waypoint Public (3794 30th Street) since rumors first spread that the Bottlecraft people, and other partners, would replace the failed Linkery. Contrary to the UT’s assertion that it opened “quietly,” ...

Coin-Op opens in North Park

New 30th Street watering hole replaces Hubcap, combines strong beer and vintage video games for beaucoup Gen-Y fun.

There must be something in the air, because exciting new bars and restaurants have been opening up left and right all over uptown San Diego. Coin-Op Game Room (3926 30th Street) might be the most ...

Scott Samuels takes a Fall

New solo EP dropping in Leucadia on November 2

“It’s about falling for someone and falling out of romance,” says former Roxy Dioxide singer/guitarist Scott Samuels of his solo EP The Fall, which drops this week. “It tells the story of a shallow L.A. ...

Fearless film shoot finishes up in Ocean Beach

"It ruins everything if everyone is staring at the actors."

Fearless, a musical, finished shooting in Ocean Beach on October 30. Some local denizens participated in the production — whether invited or not. The hacky-sack man, the blonde pole-leaner, and a rowdy woman shouting outside ...

Costume choices in Lakeside

Halloween, the one day a year where everyone cosplays

It’s Halloween season, the time of year when much of the population dresses the way San Diego cosplayers do on a regular basis. This weekend I attended a friend of a friend’s Halloween soiree in ...

Best of Beer Week: November 4

Even Monday’s a good day during San Diego Beer Week

Beer & Cheese Pairing: Equal opportunity artisan Peter Zien, the brewmaster at AleSmith who is also working on opening his own dairy project called CheeseSmith, will drop in to Encinitas Ale House to pair some ...

Trucker has heart attack while entering freeway in Encinitas

Jackknifed rig punctures fuel tank

The northbound I-5 on-ramp at Encinitas Boulevard was closed for almost four hours on October 30. The driver of a semi-truck, accelerating up the ramp, reportedly had a heart attack. As the driver tried to ...

Halloween video funhouse

Lugosi vs. Boop, a bewitching Chico Marx, and Sammy!

Hollywood on Parade No. B-5 (1933): It's the star-studded premiere of Mae West's I'm No Angel at Grauman's Chinese and the Paramount newsreel cameras were there to capture it for Hollywood on Parade, a series ...

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