Content for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Scheme to steal $20 million from Navy detailed

Second confession in Glenn Defense Marine Asia scandal

Alex Wisidagama, a former executive of Singapore-based Glenn Defense Marine Asia, pleaded guilty today (March 18) to participating in a scheme to get the United States to overpay $20 million for supplies and services. The ...

Fast-food workers protest wage theft

McDonald's was sued last week, other suits coming, say advocates

A group of advocates for fast-food workers gathered outside a McDonald's restaurant on Main Street in Barrio Logan Tuesday morning, March 18, to protest widespread allegations of wage theft at the company and elsewhere. Workers ...

At the house of frog tacos

This food truck delivers top food and bottom prices

You notice it as you come in on the Blue Line: The pool of light. The clump of customers. The mariscos (seafood) food truck. Everybody's standing around, heads forward, chowing down. Lotta customers: good sign. ...

Todd Gloria ordered to round up e-messages

Lawsuit challenged councilman’s use of electronics during hearings

Council president Todd Gloria may have to turn over city-related text messages and emails from his private email account after all. In a March 14 tentative ruling, superior-court judge Joel Wohlfeil ordered Gloria to begin ...

Former SDPD detective pleads guilty

Encinas admits falsifying records to impede crime investigation

Former San Diego police detective Ernesto Encinas pleaded guilty today (March 18) to conspiring to commit campaign finance crimes at the local and federal levels. He admitted that he and his co-conspirators agreed to make ...

California Public Utilities Commission attacked!

Regulator wouldn't allow intervenor fees to be paid to attorney Aguirre

San Diego attorney Mike Aguirre today (March 18) held a press conference to denounce the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for denying him intervenor fees in his recent battle against San Diego Gas & Electric's ...

Fifteen stellar minutes with Stellan Skarsgård

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac: Part 1 opens Friday at Landmark Hillcrest

Lars von Trier’s latest, most outrageous releases, Nymphomaniac: Part 1 and Nymphomaniac: Part 2 are tough sells. That more than likely accounts for why so many of the film’s big name stars, give or take ...

Rankled by Sweetwater district meeting cancellation

Teachers, public, and a trustee espouse importance of dialogue before strike

A Sweetwater Union High School District board meeting was scheduled for March 17. The trustees were to consider several contentious issues: the annual evaluation of superintendent Ed Brand (which is months overdue); negotiations with the ...

The Trip’s Macbeth

I don’t like reviewing a show after it closed. If I enjoyed it, people ask why didn’t I review it sooner; if not, why hurl barbs after the fact? I’m also wary of promos that ...

Developer Stuck in the Rough gets warning letter

No fine levied against silent backer of Lincoln Club’s Fletcher hit pieces

The state’s Fair Political Practices Commission has handed a warning letter — but no fine — to a five-figure financial backer of the GOP Lincoln Club’s war of hit pieces against Nathan Fletcher last year. ...

Mayor Faulconer kills proposal to purge emails

Says open government necessary

Mayor Kevin Faulconer today (March 18) rescinded a proposal to eliminate city emails after one year. People were shocked to find that officials who rely on information trails — such as auditor Eduardo Luna and ...

An interview with Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (3 of 3)

The conclusion of the Reader interview with Stephanie Blythe

Part one began our interview, it continued with part two, and concludes here. SB: Last night, for the first time in my life, I watched How Green Was My Valley. Oh my God, it’s a ...

Shaded deck seating apparently worth the wait at Krakatoa

Slow service hasn't turned people away

I keep waiting for Golden Hill to finally give up on Krakatoa. The converted craftsman coffeehouse is plenty inviting, with a shaded wraparound deck and ample parking in the back. But it's slow. The frustrating ...

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