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South Carolina woman imprisoned for failure to return VHS rental

We turn to Kensington Video's Winnie Hanford for answers.

If anyone should be doing hard time on account of this crime against cinema, it's Jane Fonda and future Amateur Hour hostess, JLo, not some poor simp in South Carolina who failed to return a ...

Coronado’s good Samaritan

No such thing as a free shrimp burrito? Think again

On an early February evening, we arrived in San Diego seeking respite from well-below-freezing temperatures back East. Our first impression was of pleasing warmth, soft breezes, palm trees, bougainvillea, and hibiscus. Then there were unexpected, ...

The week in jazz in San Diego, February 18–23

Everything from dixieland to the avant-garde

Tuesday 18 Saxophonist David Borgo is joined by pianist Tobin Chodos and bassist Tim McNalley for happy-hour at UC San Diego’s the Loft. Free admission. 5:00-6:00 pm. Wednesday 19 Trumpeter Jeff Kaiser will appear with ...

Dean in UCSD money "laundering" case to step down

Email discussed using mayoral candidate Fletcher to raise cash from billionaire Jacobs

UCSD dean of social sciences Jeffrey Elman, whose widely publicized email about using ex-assemblyman and mayoral candidate Nathan Fletcher to raise money to pay for his own part-time professorship first came to light here in ...

Drinking soda at a bottle shop

New North Park eatery serving great food, not beer, inside Bottlecraft

Juan Miron and Kevin Ho seem intent on feeding beer drinkers. Their MiHo Gastrotruck established a following by parking outside breweries and bars, serving street food to happy hour denizens and craft beer fans. Now ...

Surf rage at Swami’s: board used as weapon?

Kern Glaubitz admits to “making criminal threats"

Surfer Kern Vincent Glaubitz was charged with assault with a deadly weapon — a surfboard — by the San Diego County District Attorney’s office on January 15. After being held in custody two weeks, Glaubitz ...

Jamul Pygmy goat breeder sues for discrimination

Gray-brown agouti markings suddenly deemed "undesirable"

A Jamul-based goat breeder is among a dozen plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit in San Diego charging that seven individuals and five businesses have been improperly denied "meaningful economic participation in the pygmy goat industry." ...

City attorney’s report on medical marijuana ordinance

Councilmembers' questions addressed

City councilmembers now have the legal advice they need to move ahead with a medical marijuana ordinance. Last week, the city attorney's office issued a report to council and the mayor answering in detail many ...

Kevin Burdette: Feel the love

The conclusion of our interview with opera singer Kevin Burdette

...Continuing with our interview of opera singer Kevin Burdette. San Diego Reader: Are you married? Kevin Burdette: I am. I met my wife while working at a law firm in New York — well, wait. ...