Content for Sunday, June 8, 2014

News & Stories

First hour of the San Diego County Fair

The Beatles were there — hurry, hurrayy...

For the 29th consecutive year, Escondido’s Margaret Austin, known as the “Pink Pig Lady” for her rolling collection of pink pig memorabilia, was the first to walk through the front gates on June 7 — ...

Intenso año para la feria del libro de Tijuana

El corazoncito rojo de la ciudad

El corazoncito rojo de la ciudad Puede llegar a sorprender si se recuerda que la actual Feria del Libro de Tijuana se debe indirectamente a la Guerra Civil Española. Como muchas cosas en Tijuana, todo ...

California or Corrupt Public Utilities Commission?

CPUC fires lawyer pressing for PG&E pipeline records

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has abruptly fired a lawyer who was pressing Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to reveal which pipelines it had tested for high pressure, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, ...

Gumption rules

Gonzo Miss Firecracker Contest at New Village Arts crackles and pops

Daren Scott’s directed how many shows? Less than a handful? His staging of Beth Henley’s gonzo comedy feels like the work of a seasoned pro. Not only has he served the play well, his cast ...

Vote-schmote. I’m going to the beach.

Election notes you might be interested in. Or not.

What if they held an election, and no one voted. That was almost the case in California’s June 3 gubernatorial primary election. Only around 20 percent of the state's eligible voters turned out to cast ...

Octopus is the new black?

Area chefs offer tips to this under appreciated seafood.

Adventurous seafood fans are discovering octopus all over again. Long a staple at sushi bars, respected eateries all over the county have been adding novel dishes to their menus that prominently feature the many-armed mollusks. ...

Former mayor backs “flawed” wage-rate study?

Report isn’t based on “the reality of living in San Diego.”

On Thursday, June 5, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, led by CEO and former mayor Jerry Sanders, released a study disputing findings from a March report prepared by the Center on Policy Initiatives. ...

Kafka's Prague: surreal moments in Old Europe

Prague is a strikingly beautiful baroque city and the prime gateway for Americans into Eastern Europe. The city has intrigued me ever since I became enamored with Franz Kafka’s books as a teenager. An Old ...

Mr. Buckets of Money

Lucia Sr. barred from securities, but firm prospers

In September of 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission charged that nationally syndicated radio personality Raymond Lucia Sr. was spreading misleading information to potential investors at seminars. Lucia had told participants that his "Buckets of ...

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