Content for Sunday, February 9, 2014

News & Stories

Lawsuit against golf-course subsidy proceeds

Scottsdale course managed by investors including SD's Mickelson

Here and there, wise and courageous citizens are rising up to oppose taxpayer subsidies for sports facilities in which private interests rake in all the money. The retired treasurer of Scottsdale told the Arizona Republic ...

Maximum sentence for Matthew Nathan Terrell

Would-be rapist lured victim to Carlsbad hotel room

Matthew Nathan Terrell, 28, was sentenced to six years prison for the attempted rape of a young woman he had met on the internet just the day before. A San Diego County Superior Court judge ...

Hidden Bruges: Bonifacius Bridge

Discovery in Belgium's Venice of the North.

Bruges can easily be called one of Belgium's greatest tourist traps. Loads of expensive restaurants, hundreds of surely overpriced hotels and many, many tourists. Thanks to a great guide, though, I experienced an idyllic moment ...

County board of education occupies Sweetwater

Superintendent Ed Brand and nearly all board members not in attendance

On February 6, the San Diego County Board of Education held a meeting in the Sweetwater Union High School District boardroom to receive community input on the issue of area representation within the Sweetwater district. ...

SD mayoral vote the last stand for state Republicans?

NY Times, Politico see populism as key factor on election day

Today's (February 9) New York Times features a story on Tuesday's San Diego election. The publication Politico did the same February 5. Both articles stress the populist approach of David Alvarez combatting the business-oriented slant ...

Crumbs from the Table of Joy at Moxie Theatre

In 1995, Crumbs was Lynn Nottage’s breakout play. She went on to write Intimate Apparel (2003) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Ruined (2007). Moxie Theatre’s fine production has breakout written all over it as well. Under ...