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Brahms versus Schutz

The World Cup of Composers.

We’re going to go Bach versus Bach here in the second match of Germany’s World Cup of Composers: Johann Sebastian Bach (papa Bach) versus his son, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. CPE Bach was a classical ...

First look at Hillcrest East Village Asian Diner

North County bistro expands to Uptown, and delicious fusion burritos remain an elusive impossibility.

It took forever to remodel Pink Noodle and turn it into East Village Asian Diner (406 University Avenue), a second location for the successful, Encinitas restaurant. Reportedly, permitting troubles plagued the buildout, but the construction ...

Homeless in Chula Vista

Increase of over 16 percent from ’12 to ’13

In November, shortly before Thanksgiving, the City of Chula Vista sent heavy equipment and personnel to clean out homeless encampments in the Lower Sweetwater Valley. Tractors and trucks worked all day and then returned about ...

U-T's moves raise employees’ fears of layoffs

More head-chopping could come this week, according to rumors

U-T San Diego’s recent spending slashes have employees worried about possible layoffs — perhaps as early as this week. Three management moves have generated the rumors: (1) The company told employees that it is ending ...

Sportscaster Jerry Coleman dies

Hang a star on him

On January 5, a day that saw the San Diego Chargers advance in the NFL playoffs with a 27-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati and the SDSU Aztec men’s ...

Chhatrala Group hotels in trouble for back taxes

Woes in Grand Rapids and Victorville

San Diego–based Chhatrala Group, which owns hotels around the country, is in trouble for back taxes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Victorville. The company has a limited-liability company named Chhatrala Grand Rapids, LLC. The Grand ...

Furries descend on Lake Murray

Everyone was hugging, laughing, riding motorcycles, and playing tag

On January 4, LMFAO arrived at Lake Murray between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to have their monthly meeting, which they hold on the first Saturday of every month. In this case, ...

Ballast Point's new spirit room

Award-winning spirits on display in Scripps Ranch

The times, they are a-changin’…for the better, if you’re a fan of spirits. With the New Year comes a change in state policy allowing local distilleries to offer samples of their products to customers, and ...

Drone patrols over Tijuana begin today

Battery power lasts 15 to 45 minutes

Tijuana police will begin using drones to patrol crime-plagued areas of the city beginning today, January 6, according to the daily newspaper El Sol de Tijuana. The city has acquired two drones to add to ...