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Oceanside yarn-bombed

Detonation’s soft report means a late report

A “yarn bomb” went off in Oceanside on July 31: tree trunks, signposts, bike racks, and other road fixtures on Pier View Way, Artist Alley, and Coast Highway were blanketed with squares of yarn. Volunteers ...

Halong Bay’s Emerald City

Way down yonder in Vietnam.

After an hour of downhill and uphill hiking immersed in semi-darkness, we finally emerge out of the bowels of Sung Sot Grotto, or Surprise Cave, into the sunlight, greeted by a sensational surprise: an eye-popping ...

Wine for the people

County supervisors order zoning-change exploration

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted on Wednesday, August 6, to begin exploring a proposal to open a significant portion of the county's unincorporated land to uses such as wineries, microbrew operations, cheese-making, ...

Last Call: Jade Heart, Les Miserables

One excellent production closes August 10, and the other is the hottest ticket in town.

Long before I became one, a theater critic told me he saw “good productions of good plays, bad productions of bad plays, bad productions of good plays, and good productions of bad plays.” The toughest ...

If it Squeals Like A Pig…

LAMENTING A METAPHOR GONE BAD, EAST COUNTY — Two men are dead and a third is in police custody today following a shooting at the El Capitan reservoir. The victims were enjoying a day of ...

Bikers for Christ roll up to Mt. Soledad

Danny Trejo: “Can’t touch a war memorial — remember that.”

The American flag barely moved on August 2. The sound of thunder wasn’t from the gloomy skies above, but from a caravan of motorcycles here in town for national Bikers for Christ weekend. “Close to ...

Jack jumps

Stock soars 10.5% on earnings, outlook

Stock of San Diego's Jack in the Box fast-food chain leapt 10.46% today (Aug. 7) to $61.25. The company, bolstered by booming sales of late-night and breakfast offerings, reported third-quarter earnings of 65 cents a ...

Bikes on the water (cars in the sky)

Coronado commuters have a new option

There’s a new way to cross the San Diego Bay: bike. “Why not?” asks Judah Schiller, a Northern California designer who developed a water bike that glides on pontoons and has a pedal-powered propeller. It’s ...

They are killing the Walrus

Goo goo g'joob

The tusked mascot tasked with filling San Diego’s airwaves with oldies is getting harpooned. The station will soon be rebranded as the New Max 105.7. The Walrus handle was installed five years ago by then-station ...

Horse Branding at Old Del Mar

A special guest editorial from Del Mar Racing VP of Marketing Greg Dodo: In 2001, I was tasked with beating a dead horse back to life. The glory days of the Del Mar Racetrack seemed ...

Sheriff’s dept. mismanages inmates’ cash

County audit blasts lax prisoner fund-handling at jails

Has San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore been playing fast and loose with cash held for inmates at the county's seven detention facilities, including East Mesa, Facility 8, George Bailey, Las Colinas, South Bay, Vista, ...

Beer Touring: Dos Desperados Brewery

San Marcos’ house of diacetyl looks great, but needs help

The adage “never judge a book by its cover” is usually doled out for good things that don’t look so hot. Recently, the reverse was applicable when I walked into Dos Desperados Brewery (1241 Linda ...

Nephew testifies for accused arsonist

“After they took uncle to court, I drunk his beer.”

“I called my uncle Albert up, said, ‘Hey, there’s a fire over here, come check it out,’” Fernando Juarez testified for the defense during the trial of his uncle, Alberto Beltran Serrato, on August 6. ...

David Tennant at his recent best

Broadchurch Broadchurch, a British murder mystery, stars David Tennant as a brooding investigator and an exceptional ensemble cast. Though the crime-serial genre is familiar, the storytelling here shines in its intricacies and nuances. Everyone’s guilty ...

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