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Councilmember Lightner mum on One Paseo development

Neighbors say public safety will be impacted by massive development

Up until now, the battle over One Paseo, the 1.4-million-square-foot mixed-use development proposal, has been fought in Carmel Valley. Residents there claim cramming the super-sized project on 23 acres of land will clog nearby streets ...

Jewish center canceled singer's show

Eyal Golan suspected of sex with minor

Jewish media such as the Jerusalem Post and Jewish Telegraphic Agency are reporting that San Diego's Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center canceled a performance by singer Eyal Golan because of member protests about Golan's alleged ...

Coal-fired pizza and craft beer, the happy hour way

Saving some dough by dining early at the otherwise-spendy URBN

Show up at North Park's URBN pizza restaurant on a Friday night after 7 and here's what you'll see: beautiful well-dressed people stacked at the bar, waiting to be served by beautiful people, and creating ...

Dancing in the moonlight...

Ed finds a dancing happy hour

"I'm in a phone booth baby. Your number's scratched up on the wall. I'm new here in San Diego. Ain't got no-one else to call..." It's that Robert Cray song, "Phone Booth." Boy. Christian Hastings ...

Pacific Beach bars on closure list

Another sunny winter day in Pacific Beach resulted in crowds of people on bikes and skating and walking along the boardwalk on Saturday, January 18. A noticeable difference in the beach scene must have brought ...

San Onofre safety inspector forced out?

Lawsuit suggests Vinod Arora was doing his job too well

A former San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station engineer and inspector claims he was forced out of his job by plant operator Southern California Edison as retaliation for raising safety and security concerns in a newly ...

Salk stem-cell master says bye-bye to Barcelona

Messy patent battle looms over departure of biotech researcher

A big blow-up in Barcelona over biotech patents and research cash may bring a famous world master of stem-cell research back to La Jolla's Salk Institute full time, according to accounts in Spanish and science ...

Chula Vista park trail stuck in bureaucratic muck

Fairy shrimp discovery leads to quagmire of legal pondering

The county and the Sweetwater Authority are still trying to figure out which agency is going to be responsible for moving a closed trail around a newly discovered patch of fairy shrimp, an endangered species. ...

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

For those who make the trek, these massive salt flats are a sight to behold.

The landlocked (and usually overlooked) country of Bolivia in South America is home to the largest salt flats in the world, visible by astronauts in space. The Salar de Uyuni is 25 times larger than ...

Defense Department, San Diego win big in appropriations bill

Air Force gets eight more drones than requested

The military is doing cartwheels over passage of the 2014 defense appropriations bill by Congress. More than $99 billion for procurement in the base and war sections has the Penteagon particularly pleased, according to the ...

Reconciling with maple bacon in South Park

Chocolatier's brunches make the details count

I tend to be averse to sweetening food that's meant to be savory, so I've long put off visiting Eclipse since it moved in to South Park last year. William Gustwiller's confections are unquestionably delicious, ...

Another venue, made-up term for Modern Times

Point Loma brewery opening North Park tasting room

Does the name “North Park Flavordome” sound good to you? Probably not without a little context, but when one considers it follows in the footsteps of the “Lomaland Fermentorium,” that crazy moniker makes a little ...