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Firebug or amateur firefighter?

Suspected arsonist says he was trying to put out flames with dirt

A man accused of feeding a smoldering fire until it re-ignited into flame during the raging fires in San Diego County three weeks ago was actually putting dirt onto the spot to put out the ...

Morning crash mystery in Tijuana

Three vehicles involved, two people die

At about 6:30 a.m. on May 31, I heard six to eight loud bangs outside my apartment in Tijuana’s Zona Centro. I immediately got up and walked out to my balcony. A red taxi van ...

An ex-Marine, a gay guy, and a doctor enter a primary...

Race for 52nd District seat could surprise Republicans

Tomorrow's (June 3) primary in the 52nd District could produce some surprises. Recently, Republicans have been playing down once-hot-button social issues (gay marriage, abortion), and some think that's giving short shrift to a significant portion ...

Liquor-store owners get a pass on late report

State watchdog gives repeat Fletcher funding violator a warning

Knocked out of serious politics by a relentless barrage of hit pieces dispatched by the GOP Lincoln Club, Nathan Fletcher — the onetime Republican assemblyman who became an independent and later a Democrat in his ...

Taiwan Cinema Spotlight debuts at MoPA

Festival highlights the work of martial-arts director King Hu

The first-annual Taiwan Cinema Spotlight takes center stage this Thursday at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The three-day/three-film event, a joint effort by the Taiwan Academy, Pacific Arts Movement, and MoPA, showcases the work of ...

Auditorium report card: AMC Mission Valley #9

Make no mistake about it: when you see a film at an AMC Theatre, chances are you are not getting the full picture. Case in point, auditorium #9 at AMC Mission Valley. The masking was ...

Odd Couple times 40

Crackle and conflict for The Sunshine Boys

Lewis and Clark were trailblazers — the comedy team, that is, of Al Lewis and Willie Clark. Vaudeville headliners back in the 1930s, they were together 43 years and “retired” 11 years ago. Why the ...

Balboa Park Golf Course plan gets go-ahead

City attorney's office deems funding method sound

The City of San Diego, golfers who frequent the Balboa Park Golf Course, and pedestrians who traipse and cycle the the winding road where the clubhouse is located hope to replace the 1930s clubhouse, pathways, ...

Art brought to Barrio Logan battle

"It's a fight between corporate moneyed interests and the regular people."

Barrio Logan residents and other San Diegans packed the Chicano Arts Gallery on Logan Avenue Saturday evening, May 31. Showing was Until our Last Breath, a one-day art exhibit organized by longtime Barrio activist Brent ...

Summer target for Fall Brewing

Well-traveled brewer opening North Park brewery with backing of Premier Stainless

Regular readers of my column are familiar with Premier Stainless Systems. The Escondido-based business has been wildly successful over the past several years, establishing itself as, well, the “premier” manufacturer of brewing systems locally and ...

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