Content for Tuesday, April 29, 2014

News & Stories

See Gallagher hang up the Sledge-O-Matic

...along with other events and things to do in San Diego this week, May 1–May 7

Bloom season begins for Keys Creek Lavender Farm. Throughout May and June, the lavender fields and Farm Store are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour buses available ...

Denies assault, mayhem, torture

Oceanside man "didn’t mean to” beat victim that badly

It was before 2 a.m. on Monday, April 21, when four Oceanside police officers responded to a report of yelling and fighting in a ground-floor unit at the Mission Hills apartment complex on Rancho Del ...

Not a steak, but not a bad burger

Out of the way joint dishes it cheap and tasty

Walking into Cali Steak Burger Bar forced me into a little semantic introspection. What makes a burger a "steak burger"? For that matter, what distinguishes steak from other cuts of beef? And if you make ...

Men knocked dead

Filmmaker explores "one punch homicide" in Pacific Beach

A Wisconsin filmmaker is revisiting a 2008 Pacific Beach beating death, among others across the country, in a documentary he hopes will spark a conversation about whether there should exist any acceptable level of violence ...

Acting is doing

Annie Hinton’s list of objectives for casting Circle Mirror Transformation

I wanted to interview Annie Hinton because she made her first “professional” directorial debut at New Village Arts earlier this year. And Annie Baker’s spare, almost voiceless collage, Circle Mirror Transformation, called for major directorial ...

SD tech bounceback happened last year

Industry accounts for 12% of San Diego output

By the end of last year, San Diego technology industries had more than bounced back from the Great Recession, according to a study by Kelly Cunningham of the National University System Institute for Policy Research. ...

Workers Film Festival returns to Digital Gym

May Day! May Day! The second annual Workers Film Festival returns to the Media Arts Center Digital Gym starting this Friday. No heavy lifting required: the mission of this weekend’s three-day celebration of labor is ...

Will money defeat Barrio Logan residents?

Big bucks pour in to defeat community plan that would lessen pollution

San Diego's largest military contractors continue to shovel money toward a political campaign whose goal is to sink the Barrio Logan community plan update at ballot boxes on June 3. General Dynamics spinoff National Steel ...

This time you may really be fired, Sloat

Faulconer passes on tainted Sacramento influence-peddler, seeks new one

It may finally be curtains for the Sacramento lobbying firm of Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, dumped by a host of big-name clients after it agreed earlier this year to pay a record $133,500 fine ...

Sampler Flight: Cinco de Drinko warm-ups

A boatload (literally) of craft beer fun leading up to May 5

May 2 | Cinco de Mayo Fiesta: People drag out birthdays for as many days as possible to extend the good times, so why not get a head start on Cinco de Mayo and carry ...

Frankencart to assist casino clients

Mechanics at Pechanga piece together service vehicle from discarded ones

Eight months after beginning the project, mechanics at Pechanga Resort & Casino’s auto shop unveiled their custom showpiece last week — a golf cart modified into a tow truck, which was made from parts of ...

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