Content for Thursday, January 16, 2014

News & Stories

Orange County Register laying off newsroom employees

Under new owner, it had surprised industry by hiring

Jim Romenesko, the media columnist at jimromenesko.com, reported today (January 16) that he received multiple communications from Orange County Register newsroom employees who got the axe. Romenesko said that, as of last count, 32 newsroom ...

Earl Stiff on the 2014 Oscar noms

Who needs a Big Ben wind-up to sound the alarm on the morning of Oscar nominations day? Long before the cock crowed, this reporter was parked in front of his trusty Trinitron waiting to have ...

Fewer parolees returning to prison

Except, perhaps, in San Diego

New numbers from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on Wednesday (January 15) suggest that fewer prisoners are returning to incarceration after being released. The state's 2013 Outcome Evaluation Report looks at the recidivism ...

Hiya, Kaya! 15 minutes with the winning Ms. Scodelario

Bad news: You have until today to see Kaya Scodelario’s American big screen debut, The Truth About Emanuel, at the Gaslamp. The good news is you can watch it tonight on VOD. The camera loves ...

Comme ci, comme ça at Bleu Bohème

What to hit and what to miss at this French bistro in Kensington

Bleu Bohème’s French farmhouse interior, comprised of stone walls, menus on chalkboards, and white candles dripping wax over their holders, brings me right back to lazy afternoons with my love in Provence. On my most ...

Off the record: city attorney and U-T reporters

Did Jan Goldsmith use personal email for communications?

Reporters for the UT San Diego have a friend in city attorney Jan Goldsmith. Whether it was the flap over the Tourism Marketing District, the project-labor agreement for the convention center, the pension deficit, Goldsmith’s ...

Qualcomm execs lining up for Faulconer

Big contributions and fundraising for GOP mayoral candidate by execs of company founded by billionaire Democrat

During last fall's primary election for San Diego mayor, Qualcomm took a lot of heat from the GOP Lincoln Club for backing Republican-turned-Democrat Nathan Fletcher for mayor. The volley of hit pieces against Qualcomm executive ...

The best acting advice I ever received

I thought it might be interesting to ask some of the nominees for Craig Noel Awards for their best advice. Am so glad I did. Steve Gunderson, Featured Performance in a Play, Male. “The late ...

U.S. Marshals nab suspect from South Park rental

Not the first law-enforcement activity at this address in recent months

Agents of the U.S. Marshals Service raided a house in South Park on Wednesday January 15, at 4:30 p.m., arresting at least one occupant and detaining two others while they searched the house. Ten armed ...

Essential Budapest

A guide to the Eastern European city's classic treasures.

Few people are aware that Budapest is actually two cities, Buda and Pest, situated along the banks of the Danube River. Most visitors stay in Pest – it's got more to offer in terms of ...

Pit bull attack inspires petition for Imperial Beach ban

Poodle mix had his jaw “ripped out,” lost his lower front teeth

A lifelong lover of dogs who says she lives in fear of them now is asking the Imperial Beach City Council to ban pit bulls along the shoreline. Caesarina Kelley planned to present a petition ...

The biggest mistake people make on their résumés

Kim Mohiuddin is a nationally certified résumé writer, president of both MovinOnUpResumes.com and Authentic Executive Careers, and Certification Chair for the National Résumé Writers’ Association. Why don’t you start by telling me exactly what you ...

Sliders done creatively at Slides in La Mesa

Fish and eggplant sliders the stars

When Wolfgang Verkaaik, the paid shill reviewer for U-T San Diego, recommends a spot, it’s usually a sign of a place to avoid. However, his review of Slides managed to pique my interest. It’s a ...

A little extra on Sunday

Is a job in ministry for you?

Martin Arnold of Oceanside set out to become a big-time computer programmer, but quit school a month before graduating to become a youth pastor in Ghana. His parents were disappointed and his girlfriend was surprised, ...

Otay rec center contractor sues city

Breach of contract, withheld payments, claims Speedway Construction

A contractor hired to revamp Otay Mesa's Silver Wing Recreation Center is suing the City of San Diego, saying staffers targeted the small minority-owned business and demanded additional work for no pay and impeded progress ...

A craft beer infusion for SDSU

Oggi’s Pizza Express to open at San Diego State University

Sadly, macro-lager keggers will likely always rule at SDSU, but when it comes to on-campus drinking, Aztec nation will soon have a quality craft beer option. Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company just won out on ...

Socially engaged, socially adept

Young workers value employers’ online reputations

Whoever said recession is the mother of invention was right. Or, they would have been, had anyone ever said that. That’s because the latest recession to hit the economy of the United States has left ...

Free spay clinic for South Bay dogs

Only for chihuahuas and pit bulls, whose populations have boomed

Increases in the chihuahua and pit bull populations have led the Chula Vista city government to offer a free spaying clinic specifically for South Bay owners of those breeds of dogs. “A serious pet-overcrowding issue ...

Students Kickstart food and film truck

Local high school students and teachers raising funds to add mobile film and lunch truck to school resources

If they can raise $35,000 through a Kickstarter campaign, a group of high school students and their teachers want to purchase a food truck and retrofit it to include mobile film screening alongside basic food ...

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