Content for Monday, January 27, 2014

News & Stories

Never homeless: Ripped off in Mission Bay Park

And then suicide seemed the only solution

I can remember that day like it was yesterday. I woke up in the morning like I always do, rolled up in my wet, blue sleeping bag around 3:50. I knew the finkin’ sprinkler system ...

South American salad in hidden Old Town

Ed discovers Andes superfood with Berta and Marta

When you think about it, Mexican restaurants are everywhere. But South American restaurants? Not so much. Tonight, I'm wandering away from the crowds on San Diego Avenue in Old Town, heading down Twiggs in the ...

D.A. Dumanis donor was cocaine felon

Executive at La Jolla luxury-car dealer among employees who gave district attorney's 2012 mayoral campaign $9000

As San Diego's latest money-laundering scandal continues to unwind, an initial spotlight has been drawn to Marc Chase, who lists himself as owner of Symbolic Motor Car Co. in La Jolla, a go-to luxury-car dealership ...

No shortage of Padres public announcer hopefuls

Organization caps onsite auditions at 460, then closes the door

From bow-ties to jerseys, hundreds of candidates dressed to impress and rehearsed in front of Petco Park as they waited for the chance to become the new public address announcer for the San Diego Padres ...

Uncle, nephew arrested during San Marcos church robbery

Witness alerts authorities, building surrounded before they could escape

Two men are in custody today (January 27) after being caught in the act of burglarizing a San Marcos church in the early morning hours. Daniel Arango and his newphew Luis Arango were seen forcing ...

CityBeat reporter deems Dumanis claim "not credible"

Dave Maass wrote of Mexican campaign money months before 2012 election

On May 23 of 2012, Dave Maass, then with CityBeat, wrote a story titled "New Dumanis Super PAC backed by Mexican businessman" ( and subtitled "San Diegans for Bonnie Dumanis keeping its plans under wraps"). ...

Who Am I This Time? (& other conundrums of love) at North Coast Rep

Tom Newton sounds a lot like the Stage Manager in Thornton Wilder’s Our Town. He welcomes us to the North Crawford Mask & Wig Club, in Connecticut. With a down-home, folksy voice he says his ...

Allred and Filner lawyers agree to 30-day delay

Time made for settlement talks in McCormack Jackson case

Attorneys for the city who are representing former mayor Bob Filner have made an agreement with Gloria Allred to delay the discovery phase of the lawsuit against Filner to give time for settlement talks, says ...

Nice cans…and bottles

Four local breweries start packaging their beers

In this age of nanos and neighborhood-geared breweries, many brewing companies’ beers will only ever be available at their tasting rooms or, at best, on draft. In the case of the latter, most of those ...

Super sports nonsense in New York and Sacramento

Subsidized facilities a loser for taxpayers

Catherine Rampell, economics writer for the New York Times, tried in yesterday's (January 26) issue to find the source of that ever-recurrent prediction that a Super Bowl brings $550 million to $600 million to the ...

Car dealer Marc Chase led swinging, violent lifestyle, suit claims

Ex-fiancée of La Jolla luxury auto magnate makes shocking allegations

Allegations made in a September 2010 lawsuit against luxury car dealer Marc Chase — at the center of criminal charges that have enveloped city hall and district attorney Bonnie Dumanis — seem sure to fuel ...

New song reviews & new band reports

This week in the Local Music Database

We get a lot of MP3s sent for review by performers in the Reader’s Local Music Database, which currently features over 3,700 band pages along with related discographies, videos, songs, links to Reader articles, and ...