Content for Saturday, January 11, 2014

News & Stories

All-girl bands: San Diego’s history of chick-rock groups

A selection of groundbreaking girls from the Local Music Database

Among the 3,700-plus band pages in the Reader’s Local Music Database, there are a surprising number of local-centric all-girl groups. Occasional Rugburn Gregory Page is actually the son of a member of one of the ...

Hunting big trees in California

From Western Sierra sequoias to Humboldt redwoods.

With its varied climates, landscapes and ecosystems, California is a one-of-a-kind state. When European settlers first arrived here, one of the signs of this uniqueness they discovered were the mammoth trees of California, the sequoia ...

Armed robbers got shot by their victim, deputies say

Wounded defendants brought into court

Two men who were allegedly shot when they tried to rob a Vista restaurant earlier this month were brought into court on January 8. Louis Enrique Cruz, 18, and Sergio Rivera Ramos, 24, both pleaded ...

Just standing in a parking lot, eating Korean BBQ tacos

Finding the food truck that copied the food truck that started it all

Must have been about five years ago now first I began hearing press — I'm sorry, word of mouth — about Kogi, the Los Angeles Korean BBQ/taco/food truck/phenomenon meant to revolutionize the restaurant industry forever. ...

Kaiser hit with sexual harassment suit

Plaintiff says she complained four times and got no action

Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, along with employee Emmanuel Iheke, have been hit with a superior-court sexual harassment and battery lawsuit by another employee, Adriana Arias. The suit claims that Iheke, who ...