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Now Try This: Napa Valley burger at Cali "O"

Hillcrest burger joint wraps a good patty in Napa cabbage for a novel take on protein style

1290 University Avenue has been a half a dozen restaurants in as many years, but the current business has a thing or two going for it. Cali O Burgers takes the basic In n Out ...

Dig a hole: Joan Rivers

Ten years ago, I could have rattled off the names of the four funniest people on the planet without taking a breath. Today, Jerry Lewis has been vanquished from the Telethon that bore his name, ...

"Ozymandias" wins annual Labor Day U.S. Sand Sculpting Competition and 3D Art Challenge

DRINKING HEAVILY TO NUMB THE PAIN AT THE HEART OF EXISTENCE, EMBARCADERO — "I can't remember when we've had a field this strong," said U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge chief judge Chris Nihil. "I don't know ...

Berlin in 7 Days or Less

I knew Berlin was a big city, but I never knew how big until I explored it on foot. I had seven days to see the major and not-so-major sites. Since the fall of its ...

Thanks, Jaws

Firefighters cut open car door to free young lady after crash

First there was a loud crash, the sound of metal crashing into metal, and then a couple seconds later a final “thud” was heard. Pacific Beach residents witnessed a three-vehicle accident that left a driver ...

Did Qualcomm cash grease Peters endorsement?

Chip-maker paid U.S. Chamber of Commerce $645,000

Score a round for La Jolla billionaire Democrat Irwin Jacobs against his longtime political nemesis, Republican U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester, in their long-running campaign proxy war of the titans. On Wednesday, September 3, ...

Bursting to go in East Village

Ed visited Bottega Americano just before its soft open

Huh. Door's open, a bit. Squeeze through. Oh man. This is spacious, but busy. Bars everywhere, huge white pizza oven dome, communal tables kinda winging out from it, sit-up seafood bar beyond, schools of cute ...

Alarm among Americans

Elderly U.S. ex-pat killed in her Rosarito Beach home

Baja California authorities are searching for the caretakers of an elderly American woman found dead and stuffed into the refrigerator of her Rosarito Beach home earlier this week. Rosarito police said a friend of the ...

Gloria to walk the walk for minimum-wagers

Councilman aims to highlight "deceptive petitions" slithering about town

City council president Todd Gloria, who introduced the hotly contested ordinance calling for a minimum-wage increase and the provision of sick days, is embarking on a weeklong stint wherein he and supporters will attempt to ...

Theatrical until the pain hits

Bold choices aim to strike a balance in Regrets Only at Diversionary

You’d think Tibby has it all. Husband Jack’s a mover/shaker attorney. They have a posh-plus, Upper East Side apartment (which, in Matt Scott’s fine set for Diversionary, looks down on Manhattan). Daughter Spencer’s an up ...

Julie Harper may claim self-defense

Jury selection for Carlsbad murder trial set for next week

In court on September 3, there were many hints that a Carlsbad housewife accused of murder would take the witness box in her own defense during her upcoming trial. Julie Elizabeth Harper, now 41, is ...

September 3 San Diego fishing report

September 3 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 31 Anglers,1 Boat, 106 Yellowfin Tuna, 28 Skipjack Tuna, 58 California Yellowtail Dana Landing 5 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 Yellowtail, 25 Yellowfin Tuna, 7 Dorado Fisherman's Landing 82 ...

Lawyers snag 25% of SD Unified's supplies budget

Layoffs and program cuts don't stop attorneys from raking in big money

Budget cuts are not a new subject for administrators at San Diego Unified School District. Over the course of several years, cuts have been made across the board except in one category: attorneys. According to ...

Beerbucha in Oceanside

Craft beer and kombucha sharing space on tap and in the same glass

I’ve learned to expect the unexpected from certain breweries that don’t adhere to common rules of beer service. Chief among them is Oceanside Ale Works (1800 Ord Way, Oceanside), a company that’s played fast-and-loose for ...

Convention wisdom

"We're going to find ourselves behind the eight ball again," says expert.

San Diego's hotel business is perking up, but the immediate future looks shaky because of the uncertainty about the convention center, says tourism guru Jerry Morrison. Year-to-date through July, San Diego occupancy is up 4.3 ...

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