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Del Martian files suit against U-T owner, now called Tronc

Real estate operation seeks to block stock sale to biotech billionaire Soon-Shiong

Though it ultimately takes its orders from Chicago, the fate of the struggling Union-Tribune is being increasingly linked to big-money battles involving San Diego connections. Last week, Los Angeles biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, who has ...

San Diego Symphony season retrospective

A look at a few great moments from the 2015-'16 season

The Masterworks Season for the San Diego Symphony has concluded, so let’s take a brief look at the high-water marks. While the Mahler Symphony No. 6 concert had some technical issues this was more than ...

New Ward Canyon dog park not mutt-tough?

Complaints about bark ground cover causing splinters

Normal Heights and Kensington dog owners took their concerns over the new Ward Canyon–adjacent dog park to the Adams Avenue Recreation Council last week (May 25). The rec council took up the matter in response ...

Insider says longer waits at DMV to come

Temporary employees get termination letters

Assembly Bill 60, which permits undocumented workers to get driver's licenses, went into effect on January 2 of last year. The bill had passed in 2013, allowing the Department of Motor Vehicles time to bulk ...

The reviews of Jonathan Saville

San Diego musical ignorance, Godspell, omissions of performers, smell of the crowd, discoholic confession, Christ crucified in Old Town, Colored Girls, review of Yosemite Valley

Why no one don’t know nuthin abut music around here Since a large proportion of current high school students graduate unable to speak or write correct English, and with no effective knowledge of history, it ...

Storm on the horizon

They Don't Talk Back at La Jolla Playhouse

Native Voices at the Autry — aka the Autry Museum of the American West — is the only equity company in America devoted to work by Native Americans. As part of this year’s Resident Theatre ...

North Park Woolworth's re-do on hold

Meantime, same developer constructs 35 apartments off alley

While the long-delayed renovation of the historic F.W. Woolworth Co. building at 3067–3075 University Avenue still has no start date, the developer is constructing apartments behind that building. Built in 1949, the Streamline Moderne structure ...

Hello, gorgeous

Fried chicken and wine at Marinade on Main

“Are we anticipating ketchup tonight?” This may be the most delightful phrase I’ve heard spoken by a server so far this year. The beauty of it is in the anticipation of the ketchup itself, rather ...

Cinder block vs. taser in Lakeside

Man arrested after threatening deputies outside fast-food joint

Two suspects, which authorities have declined to identify, are in custody following an altercation outside a Lakeside Jack in the Box restaurant. According to a report from Sgt. Cliff Rinder, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to ...

Melissa McCarthy does Israel

The literary forger, not the country

Variety recently reported that Melissa McCarthy will star as celebrity-biographer-turned-literary-forger Lee Israel in Fox Searchlight’s upcoming biopic, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Israel had a knack for cranking out facsimile correspondences — numbering over 400 ...

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