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Interesting goth from Peter Murphy

Most will remember Peter Murphy as being the Godfather of Goth and the face of Bauhaus. Not that he’s done much to broaden that observation. Last year (minus any of the original members), he toured ...

Goldsmith digs in

City attorney hires legal counsel to defend him in email lawsuit

City attorney Jan Goldsmith needs legal help. He has hired outside counsel in the case brought against him for his failure to turn over emails from his personal email account to reporters and others. In ...

Coca-Cola Freestyle comes to both AMC Valleys

Fox 5’s Josh Board loves OPP: Other People’s Popcorn. How do you know when Josh is at a screening? Walk into the auditorium carrying a Coke and a bag of corn and within seconds there’ll ...

Tijuana puppy rescue


Strays down south still have it rough

There are countless stray cats and dogs in Tijuana, and animal control is done mostly by accidental roadkill or by people who kill animals for pleasure. Pet-ownership culture is completely different in a country that ...

Tony Gwynn, "A hero for our time, er, town."

Faulconer calls Gwynn "a pretty good ballplayer for a pretty good city."

Remarks from San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at a free public ceremony honoring deceased Padres star Tony Gwynn, Petco Park, June 26. "Tony Gwynn was a consummate gentleman, a team player to the end. His ...

Issa’s house of cards and freebies

Public relations honcho takes off on Philly junket

Up on Capitol Hill, Frederick Hill, whose official title is deputy staff director for communications and strategy of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is best known as Darrell Issa's megaphone-in-chief. His LinkedIn profile ...

Ed Brand’s time at Sweetwater is over

“We want what’s best for kids and the community and staff and…”

The Sweetwater Union High School District came out of closed session on June 30 with two stunning reports. First: Superintendent Ed Brand has been place on administrative leave as of the end of the day ...

Barrymore yanks down the bars

I Hate Hamlet at Intrepid Shakespeare Company is an often-silly but always-funny sitcom-tribute to "The Great Profile."

Acting always has a passle of do’s and don’t-you-ever’s. The rules build the cage within which the lion roars. Over the centuries and even over decades, the cage has shrunk. And it must be tempting ...

Former councilman Madaffer sells newspapers

Publisher David Mannis adds to ScoopSanDiego conglomeration

Consolidation of San Diego media large and small is marching on, as San Diego Community News Network announced the acquisition of four Mission Publishing Group properties formerly owned by ex–San Diego city councilman Jim Madaffer. ...

Declare craft beer independence

Sampler flight of local beer events for July 1 through July 7

July 3 | The Big Smoke: Whether its smoke rings on a slow-cooked hunk of brisket or peatiness in a rauchbier straight out of Germany, Hamilton’s Tavern is a proponent of smoldery, smoky goodness. They’ll ...

Dead kids don't sue

Lawyer convicted of stealing identities of deceased children

After only 30 minutes of deliberation, a federal jury yesterday (June 30) convicted Lloyd Irving Taylor, tax attorney and accountant, of 19 felony counts, including aggravated identity theft and tax evasion. Evidence at trial reportedly ...

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