Content for Thursday, January 2, 2014

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Ed does — eek! — salad

New year, new eating habits to gain (and 10 pounds to lose)

Oh Lawdie. Some much gunk. This whole holiday season I have gone ape on burgers, spuds, chocolate cakes, Cool Whip, donuts, burritos, donuts, grog, beers, vino... Time to pull back. Take the higher road. Eat ...

Strong female characters

There has been some hubbub about director Peter Jackson's decision to inject "feminine energy" into his Hobbit adaptation through the inclusion of Tauriel, a lady elf. I thought it a lame decision in a movie ...

Local venue report

Liquor mysteries, live stages closing, and new concert venues on the rise

Lots of changes happening 'round our town’s live venue circuit, not the least of which is the much lamented loss of Croce's downtown. Look for its newest incarnation in Bankers Hill, Croce's Park West, set ...

The Best Films of 2013

People who complain that 2013 has been a lousy year for movies are spending too much time in a multiplex with only three letters in its name. Of the twenty films I single out as ...

Blackout looming for Chargers' NFL playoff game?

Slow ticket sales in Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Green Bay

Bloomberg News reported earlier today, January 2, that three National Football League playoff games this weekend could be blacked out in home markets because of lagging ticket sales. Thousands of tickets are still available in ...

Rebranding a sunset view, yet again

OB gastropub trying not to wash away as quickly as its predecessors

You'd think it was hard to muck up a restaurant holding down one of the best spaces on the west coast — an oceanfront location so prime, surfers can see into it from the line-up. ...

Big money political event held quietly at Manchester resort

200 fat cats gather at Grand del Mar to hear GOP House members on Obamacare

A fundraising event for conservative Republicans quietly took place this fall at publisher and real estate magnate Douglas Manchester's well-appointed Grand del Mar resort in the northern reaches of San Diego. Details of the exclusive ...

Time rescued

New product answers the question, “Where did the day go?”

Joe Hruska, founder of RescueTime, explains how you can become more efficient in your job search or job upgrade process. First, please tell me about RescueTime. What’s the story behind it? RescueTime began as a ...

Craig Noel Award Nominees

On February 10 at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle will offer awards in the following categories.. RESIDENT MUSICAL. Chicago, San Diego Musical Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof, ...

Help yourself to a job in hospitality

The vacancy sign for jobs at hotels, resorts and on cruise ships across the country is blinking bright right now. There’s no better time to make a reservation for an interview in the travel and ...

Off-track horse-race betting premieres in Oceanside

This year Del Mar to host first ever fall racing season

Coinciding with opening day of horse-racing season at the Santa Anita track in L.A., Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside premiered coastal North County’s only off-track betting lounge on December 26. Where once was the card ...

People love people

Survey shows how much workers value co-workers

What do you love most about your work? That’s a simple question, but you might be surprised that far-and-away the thing people love most about their work is the people they work with. They still ...

Chicago Transit Authority wants $1.2 million from Cubic

Ventra system initially flopped, resulting in free rides

San Diego–based Cubic Corp's Transportation Systems, which specializes in fare-collection systems, installed the "Ventra" payment system in Chicago during 2013. But there were slipups and hiccups from the outset. The Chicago Transit Authority calculates that ...

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