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Construction falters when empty nest refills

Post-teens living at home dent SD economy

If you want to help the local economy, shoo those in their 20s out of the family home. That's the unstated message of a study by Kelly Cunningham of the National University System Institute for ...

Inside the buzz on Kashkari and Faulconer

Love-fest with mayor showcased on website run by GOP sugar daddy

Let San Diego's rich GOP insider political intrigue begin — or continue. After a strange, if not bizarre, Republican spring campaign season, onetime Wall Street bailout chief Neel Kashkari is safely on his way to ...

Ploughman's ten-year-old lunch at The Headquarters

Old cheese is good cheese at Venissimo

What's the best lunch deal at The Headquarters downtown? Four slabs of ancient cheese in a stretch of crunchy baguette and a fresh pear for $6.50. That's a deal? You betcha. Those four golden slabs ...

Fizzle for shizzle in La Jolla

City to settle fireworks lawsuit, but too late to plan for display

The city's decision to fight the lawsuits over fireworks at La Jolla Cove has officially backfired. On Tuesday, June 17, city councilmembers were asked to approve doling out $250,000 to the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation ...

Arab Film Festival hosts dinner and movie at MoPA

Annemarie Jacir’s When I Saw You screens Saturday night

San Diego’s Arab Film Festival is holding a mid-year event this Saturday night at the Museum of Photographic Arts. The evening of Arab culture features dinner, music, an art exhibit, and a new film by ...

Drone and man work good

Navy conducts joint automated/manned test flights off San Diego

Northrop Grumman, usually second fiddle to General Atomics when it comes to news on local military-drone technology, has announced the first successful series of tests involving unmanned aircraft flying a mission jointly with pilot-operated craft. ...

World Cup, North Park-style

Live the World Cup as the rest of the world does

Of the 32 countries participating in the World Cup, only the United States carries on like nothing is happening. Despite hosting the Cup in 1994 and having respectable finishes in 2006 and 2010, most of ...

Good news for Mickelson

Cleared of some insider trading charges (not all) and the golf game is strong

The New York Times did an unusual mea culpa today (June 11), admitting that sources who told the paper that local golfing star Phil Mickelson had possibly traded illegally in shares of Clorox have acknowledged ...

Big Bend Country, Texas

Exploring one of the least-visited national parks in West Texas.

Big Bend is a massive national park that most outside of Texas have heard little about. The whole West Texas area that bends into Mexico, between El Paso and San Antonio, is often called “Big ...

Quei Bravi Ragazzi open in Encinitas

Italian cafe joins the peloton with sandwiches, pizza, panini

North County’s new kid on the block shares space with the luxurious Lofts at Moonlight Beach and the excellent Lofty Coffee Company. Quei Bravi Ragazzi, in addition to being the new cafe’s name, is the ...

What’s in the hopper, part one

Upcoming San Diego brewery projects with the most promise

I can remember when there were fewer than 45 operating brewhouses in San Diego County. Now, that’s the number of planned and in-the-works brewing facilities I am keeping track of. With new businesses coming online ...

You're gonna die

Chula Vista library to host "Death Café"

"Death Café" may sound like Goth night at a local dive bar, but it's an open event being sponsored by the City of Chula Vista to facilitate a public discussion about death and dying. Presented ...

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