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Following disappointing year, management shakeup at U-T coming

CEO John Lynch already sidelined to work on acquisitions.

Following a disappointing 2013, John Lynch, chief executive officer of the Union-Tribune, has lost management of day-to-day operations at the Union-Tribune. Mike Hodges, president and chief operating officer, will take on these duties, he said ...

March's ArtPower! "Foovie," Yung Chang's The Fruit Hunters

We haven't heard much of Yung Chang in these parts since Up the Yangtze, his exacting impressionistic documentary on China's ever-changing landscape during the construction of the Three Gorges Dam, played the Landmark Hillcrest in ...

Was Dumanis DUPED?

FOLLOWING THE MONEY IN CIRCLES, DOWNTOWN — District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis received over 25 different contributions to her terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad mayoral campaign that were in some way connected to Azano Matsura, the ...

Restaurant lobby sets table for Faulconer

Food and hotel workers union goes with Alvarez

When it comes to picking up campaign tabs for San Diego's two mayoral candidates, the city's main restaurant lobby appears to favor Republican Kevin Faulconer over his Democratic city-council colleague David Alvarez. Latest contributions to ...

San Diego Symphony back from opera

Pipa master Wu Man to solo with orchestra

With Pagliacci in the books at San Diego Opera, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra returns to the Jacobs Music Center for a concert off the beaten path this coming weekend. The first rarity of the ...

Cusp chef also cooks up children's books

Donald Lockhart gets inspiration for kiddie lit while in kitchen

When Donald Lockhart, the executive chef at Cusp Restaurant in La Jolla, isn’t creating menus, he’s writing children's books. “I enjoy playing with food ingredients and words,” he says. “In both, the simplest things work ...

Macbeth at Intrepid Shakespeare Company

In his excellent book, How to Do Shakespeare, Adrian Noble says “the golden rule is to make the audience listen.” Noble lists several ways. I would add one more: when you “do” Shakespeare, or theater ...

San Diego food trucks to oppose proposed regulations

"Unfair to the consumer that the city is protecting [restaurants]."

Next week, February 12, a council committee is set to discuss new regulations governing food trucks in San Diego. The proposed regulations would essentially ban truck operators from pulling up in San Diego's busiest entertainment ...

SeaWorld Sends Much Maligned Whale to Debate Young Local Activist

TRYING TO TIME MY CAMERA TO CATCH THAT FIRST SPURT OF BLOOD, SEAWORLD — When young Max Guinn sees a problem, he sets out to do something about it. Guinn, the cofounder of Kids Eco ...

Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo

What brought you to this bookstore? “I found it on the internet and thought I’d like to come.” Have you found anything interesting? “Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo. It looks like a Russian story. ...

A taco platter silver lining

Learning the true meaning of antojitos

Due more to bad luck than to any exhilarating lifestyle choice, I've found a nail stuck in my tire four times the past two years. It's made me somewhat of a regular at a Grant ...

Large mural unveiled at strip mall in Tijuana

Movimiento Artístico Red Mental has done this work before

It was a cold and windy Saturday evening when I made my way to the Otay area of Tijuana for the unveiling of a 70.5´ x 23´ mural in the back of a strip mall ...

Man in stolen car claimed to be Marine

CHP officer said he was given false ID

California Highway Patrol officer Adam DeGraffenreid said the license plate on the red Honda Accord came back registered to a Toyota on the afternoon of October 19, 2013. The driver said his name was Christian ...

Lawyer cusses out judge, gets suspended

But "f*** you" constitutionally protected, says State Bar

The State Bar of California has suspended Iwo Ostoja-Lojasiewicz for 90 days and placed him on two years of probation for trying to serve a subpoena on superior-court judge Timothy B. Taylor at his home ...

Going Public: Waypoint rocks!

Have you ever walked into a restaurant, perused the menu, and felt like it was custom-designed around your taste? It’s a rare occurrence, but every now and then, it’s like a chef has reached into ...

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