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U-T pressroom employees get raises

All under $16 an hour to get boost

Cory Fish, director of human resources for U-T San Diego, today (March 3) notified the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters that the company has decided to give merit-based increases to certain ...

Winter homeless shelters to stay open until June 30

Activists want them open permanently

The San Diego City Council voted today (March 3) to keep temporary winter homeless shelters open until June 30 at a cost of $1 million. They were scheduled to close March 31, evicting 350 homeless, ...

Dayum delicious

When I say “dayum,” I’m referring to this viral video, of a man whose contagious enthusiasm for a sandwich turned him into a meme, but we'll get to that in a moment. In terms of ...

Local cities sue state over union-friendly legislation

Carlsbad, El Cajon, Oceanside, and Vista stand up for “direct democracy”

Four local cities — Carlsbad, El Cajon, Oceanside, and Vista — joined Fresno and El Centro last week in challenging the constitutionality of several laws regarding labor rates paid on public works projects. All six ...

School board's Beiser draws opponent

Democrat backed by Irwin Jacobs and Scott Peters challenged by tech advocate

San Diego Unified School District board member Kevin Beiser, whose holiday fundraising bash late last year at the estate of once-imprisoned super lawyer Bill Lerach drew a bevy of Democratic political stars and donors, including ...

Earl Stiff's Oscar recap

From the opening strains of Hooray for Hollywood, viewers knew they were in for something wonderfully original when Alan Degenerate took to the stage of the Raymond & Dottie Chandler Pavilion to host last night’s ...

A salad from the most unlikely source

Enjoying beets and greens with a side of cholesterol in North Park

The "other white meat" has been enjoying quite the golden age in American cuisine. Bacon, which has always been popular, has been elevated to iconic status, praised daily on Twitter and prevalent on bumper stickers ...

More caution against city plan to purge emails

After Calaware, San Diegans for Open Government threatens lawsuit

Much of the money that the city plans to save by purging all year-old emails may be spent fighting lawsuits. The policy change was announced in a February 27 memo to city employees. The reason, ...

Pipe project to prevent sinkholes in Allied Gardens

Replacement of steel-lined storm drains to last 11 months

The City of San Diego started work February 19 on a $1.9 million project to remove deteriorated corrugated metal storm-drain pipes and replace them with reinforced concrete pipes. In a February 27 interview, public works ...

Lost hiker rescued in Lakeside

Woman was "sliding on her backside" toward a cliff when located

San Diego sheriff's deputies from the Santee station and San Diego Fire were called in to rescue a lost hiker from the El Capitan Open Space Preserve in Lakeside early Sunday evening, March 2. According ...

Bolt Back in Biz

Opened in 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company is the oldest, continually operating brewery in San Diego. But two years before Uncle Karl and his crew started serving amber lager downtown, an eclectic, low-frills yet high-energy ...

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