Content for Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Cash comingling, ethics lapses at SDSU

State audit finds lack of disclosure and honesty training risks fraud

An audit of San Diego State University by state investigators has discovered big gaps in the way the hallowed institution tracks and discloses conflicts-of-interests, ethics training, and cash donations. According to the report to the ...

Padres notch 50th moral victory of the season on day of Gwynn's passing

Following their 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on June 16, the day Tony Gwynn died, the San Diego Padres' record fell to 29-41, making them one of only three teams in the Major Leagues ...

Mac and cheese... Super Q slider topping?

BBQ off the back of a truck is not quite the same as the sit-down experience.

I keep wanting to like food trucks. I don't know why — I have no trouble going to traditional storefront restaurants and dining in or taking out. I'd rather eat sitting at a table than ...

Faulty headlight, dilated pupils

Methed-up driver has history — but no license

When deputy Agustin Rostras asked Cirilo Arenas Velasco for his driver’s license on May 30, “He said his license was suspended,” according to Rostras. Then the officer asked Velasco for some form of ID and ...

Menacing and comical Journey

Teatro Máscara Mágica offers three angels against a god and his jaguar.

Memo died five years ago. He wants to visit with his living relatives on “the Day of the Dead.” To do so, he must trek through the Underworld, where Mictlantecuhtil, the cruelest of the Aztec ...

Cops’ code of criminality attacked

Lawsuit alleges SDPD is an incubator for sexual predators

There are unwritten codes in the San Diego Police Department, a so-called "two-tiered system of justice," where officers become untouchable and above the law. That system has served as an incubator for sexually violent predators ...

Broken record, broken nose

Living the World Cup in North Park as US captain makes history

I was people-watching on the corner of 30th and University, wondering which would be the best bar to watch the upcoming World Cup game, United States versus Ghana. An older couple walked by, the white ...

SDSU appoints Tony Gwynn Statue to take over Tony Gywnn's coaching contract

The tragic death of San Diego baseball great Tony Gwynn came just days after he signed a one-year contract extension for his position as San Diego State's men's baseball coach, which he has held since ...

AleSmith keeps rollin'

Suddenly expanding company to build satellite company store

The first half of this year has included huge news for AleSmith Brewing Company. In addition to the announcement that the company will be moving into a building all its own with five times the ...

A good place to be a model

Competition is fierce, but the pay is good in California

California is a good place to live if you are considering pursuing a career in modeling,. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2013 California is the third highest paying state for models. ...

U-T shuns climate change in wildfire stories

Other state media pick up such coverage

According to Media Matters, a liberal nonprofit research organization that monitors media, the U-T is barely mentioning climate change in its wildfire coverage. However, other state media are doing the reverse. The media watchdog reports ...

I've regained my confidence

Sherry Luft is a participant and founding member of the Job Seekers Club at South Metro Career Center. Let’s start with what line of work you’re in. How and when did you become unemployed? I ...

Sixty miles to El Capitan Reservoir and back

East County standouts on this 4-5 hour cycling trip.

I recently had a nice, cool day off for a leisurely and minimally hilly bike ride that doesn't involve the super-flat Mission Bay or San Diego Bay. Where else to go but to follow the ...

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