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Conman/minister Minkow gets another five years

As minister, he fleeced parishioners, IRS

Barry Minkow, San Diego's most publicized man of the cloth, was sentenced today (April 28) to five years in prison for embezzling more than $3 million from parishioners of San Diego Community Bible Church. He ...

Brahms, Beethoven, Ax, and Dohnányi at the San Diego Symphony

Two legendary headliners at San Diego Symphony deliver on expectations

I was tempted to recite the musical biographies of Emanuel Ax and Christoph von Dohnányi but that is always boring, especially when the musicians are Emmanuel Ax and Christoph von Dohnányi — meaning they’re such ...

Pocketful of coke and a spontaneous statement

Alleged dealer busted outside donut shop at midnight

Escondido police say they arrested a man in the parking lot of the donut shop down the street from headquarters, his pocket allegedly bulging with drugs. José Luis Fonseca, 23, pleaded not guilty to possession ...

Texas two-steppin' in Fort Worth

Calling all cowboys, cowgirls and aspiring Texans.

Cowboy culture is alive and well in Fort Worth, a city of about 775,000 just to the west of Dallas (and often lumped in the same metropolitan area). Fort Worth's a colorful composite of cattle ...

Look out — burglaries in Normal Heights

All three within a block of each other

San Diego police say Normal Heights residents need to lock their doors and windows — a series of burglaries recently hit the normally quiet neighborhood north of Adams Avenue. The burglaries took place during the ...

Opera members advise: fire the Campbells

Also want rescission of March 19 closure vote

Around 200 San Diego Opera members — considered a good turnout — gave advisory votes this morning (April 28) to: (1) Fire Ian Campbell, general director, and Ann Spira Campbell, his ex-wife and second in ...

Corruption cut from Sweetwater schools?

Superintendent Ed Brand's contract up for automatic renewal

Will superintendent Ed Brand be the last cheese standing on the Sweetwater dais? Former trustee Arlie Ricasa resigned from the Sweetwater board in December 2013, shortly before pleading guilty to a misdemeanor in relation to ...

An American orders spaghetti and meatballs in Poway

Turns out to be far less boring than it sounds thanks to Mamma Teresa

I've eaten lunch in Poway a lot over the years, and have even walked past Mamma Teresa a few times, sometimes on my way to the Five Guys next door, or to the Japanese restaurant ...

District attorney candidates face off

Del Cerro hosts debate between Brewer, Dumanis, Wyatt

The three district-attorney candidates at the April 24 debate sponsored by the Del Cerro Action Council and San Carlos Area Council answered questions about medical marijuana, whether the DA's office is politicized, and the "peace ...

Avant-garde trio the Bad Plus total UCSD this week

...and more jazz happenings in and around San Diego

Wednesday 30 The Lou Damian/Nathan Hubbard/Jerome Salazar Trio do their thing at Tin Can Ale House (1863 Fifth Avenue) at 9:00 p.m. $5 cover… Gilbert Castellanos presents the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West ...

Manchester gets his man on planning commission

Faulconer appoints designer of U-T’s Mission Valley condo tower

The election of mayor Kevin Faulconer appears to have paid off as expected for developer and U-T San Diego owner Douglas Manchester, who backed the Republican's campaign earlier this year with $356,000, funneled through GOP ...

Custom beers for Churchill’s and The Bellows

Local breweries craft specialties for pair of connected San Marcos restaurants

There are specialty beers, and then there are specialty beers. On the more common end of the spectrum, there are seasonal offerings that are readily available to the general beer-drinking public. When it comes to ...

Drone crash update three months later

Internal temperature rose to 215°F

After months of requests and subsequent appeals, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Thursday, April 24, released a pair of documents related to a drone crash off the coast of San Diego. But government-transparency ...

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