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La Mesa council preps for November

Boardmembers haggle over and hammer out ballot issues

The La Mesa City Council voted unanimously on June 24 to let people other than councilmembers write ballot arguments for the following measures set for November: to allow medical marijuana dispensaries, to set term limits ...

Pension settlement pending

City to pay former board members another $1.18 million for legal fees

San Diego's fight against having to pay legal fees for six former pension-board members accused of raising benefits, including their own, while reducing the amount the city pays into the pension system, is over. On ...

Take a gamble: buy a house

SD 9th riskiest housing market

Zillow.com and Bloomberg.com have combined forces to figure out which American housing markets have been the riskiest over the past 35 years. Here's the methodology: assuming buyers held their homes for five years before selling, ...

Armed robbers hold up La Mesa donut shop

MEDITATIVELY MUNCHING ON A TIGER TAIL, LA MESA — "The donut business is a tough business," says La Mesa Yum Yum Donuts manager Tim Tomake, whose shop was held up on June 18. "Profit margins ...

Faulconer’s wife: master of cops and conventions

Gaslamp BIO party’s security force tries to block videography

It was the culmination of a year of elaborate planning at city hall and a major source of income to Katherine Stuart, wife of mayor Kevin Faulconer. And word was out to private security forces ...

House fire sounds

"My husband and I were watching TV and heard a bunch of booms.”

Flames tore through an Imperial Beach house Monday night, June 23. The fire started in the kitchen of the home at 914 Fern Avenue shortly after 10:00 p.m., quickly spread to the living room and ...

Ragging Bull trailer

Coming soon to a Red Box near you: The blah Bull! The redundant Bull! Martin Guigui’s The Bronx Bull! From the looks of the trailer, the only thing this has in common with Raging Bull ...

Hanna's Gourmet: Neat meat loaf

BeHe brunch spot excels at dinner too

As if Adams Avenue didn’t already have enough good dinner spots. Now Hanna’s Gourmet, long a popular weekend brunch spot, is serving dinner — and it's good. Hanna’s has been expanded from its original use ...

OB Marshmallow Party?

LISTENING FOR THE FIFE AND DRUM, OCEAN BEACH — "Ocean Beach has always been about freedom," says Ocean Beach Citizens Brigade Confectionary Sergeant Ralph Wegmans. "And now a tyranny — once benign, but now malignant ...

Bare Bones Bolland

New album debuts June 27 at Mira Mesa’s Unity Center

“I haven’t made an album in seven years,” says Peter Bolland, whose last two full-lengths with the Coyote Problem earned Best Americana Album trophies at the San Diego Music Awards. For his upcoming solo full-length ...

Castaneda, Quinn, Kidder, Steinbeck

What are you reading right now? Mountains Beyond Mountains: the Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, by Tracy Kidder. I’m reading it for a cross-cultural perspectives class at school ...

Life and death in Aztlan City

El Henry at Maker’s Quarter is a masterful tapestry

In Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part one, Prince Hal hangs out with Sir John Falstaff and various lowlifes at the Boar’s Head Tavern in Eastcheap, a street in central London. They swill sack. It is 1399. ...

I believe that we will drink

No matter the outcome, Nickel Beer’s World Cup pale’s a winner

Tom Nickel isn’t one of those bandwagoners who become infatuated with futbol every four years. He follows soccer year-round, travels the world to take in matches at storied arenas, and has made his bar, O’Brien’s ...

Ehhhhh…PUTO!

Tijuanense fútbol fans celebrate — one falls from Cuauhtémoc statue


“It's like something out of a TV commercial. Watching you guys celebrate the goals, hugging each other, jumping in front of the TV, and drinking Tecates. I don't really get you sports people, but I ...

O.B. leaders harsh the marshmallow war

Annual event following July 4 fireworks "no longer family-friendly at all"

The first issue on the Ocean Beach Town Council's monthly meeting agenda on Wednesday evening, June 25, drew a host of television news crews. They’ve been made aware of a campaign initiated by the council ...

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