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Lilac Hills opponents mum on money source

Well-funded Measure B proponents file lawsuit to force transparency

Lilac Hills Ranch is a <a href="http://proposed master-planned community that developer Accretive Investments hopes to build east of Bonsall in northeastern San Diego County. Yesterday (November 2), proponents of the development filed a formal legal ...

Munsters Marineland redux

Watch an hour-long TV special not seen in over 50 years

November 2, 2016 will go down as a good day. The Cubs won the World Series, this proud papa’s built-tough 1994 Ford Ranger, for five years the apple of my eye, studied hard and passed ...

Mayoral machinations claimed in Mission Bay's Measure J

Opponents miffed, allege lack of transparency and hypocrisy

A group of opponents to San Diego's Measure J — a down-ballot proposition that seeks to potentially reconfigure and redistribute monies generated from Mission Bay Park — gathered on Tuesday afternoon (November 1), calling out ...

Surfrider's I.B. surf contest iffy

Wastewater reportedly flowing through nearby canyon

Surfrider San Diego’s No Border Sewage Committee (NoBS) organized a binational surf contest for this Sunday (November 6) where Imperial Beach abuts the border, but a sewage flow threatens to interfere, according to a spokesperson ...

Park-starved residents locked out of school playgrounds

"Responsibility for opening seems unclear and too often forgotten."

At least three of San Diego's joint-use playground parks have limited or eliminated public access to playgrounds in North Park, Normal Heights, and Kensington, and no one knows who is responsible. After three days of ...

Slacktivist protests police guidelines on theft prevention

Sloth-shaming?

According to the above flyer issued by the Chula Vista Police Department, “San Diego County’s top crimes are vehicle theft and vehicle burglary.” In Samantha Wilson’s estimation, that means “it’s safe to say that there’s ...

Stranded on the Silver Strand in rush hour

Mayor promises "tactics to move people through town efficiently."

Commuters are fed up with the backed-up traffic on the Silver Strand in Coronado. "5 mph for 45+ minutes is pretty damn bad and inefficient for such a sparsely-populated area," Jessie Lee of Imperial Beach ...

Tourism Marketing District navigates lawsuit maelstrom

Measures C and D won't necessarily settle hotel-tax issue

On November 8, residents will cast votes on Measures C and D. If passed, either one would alter the hotel-room tax as it currently stands. Measure C would raise the hotel taxes on guests to ...

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Last Call: Seven Guitars and King Hedley II at Cygnet

Cygnet Theatre’s commendable achievement, staging August Wilson’s Seven Guitars and King Hedley II in repertory, must close this weekend. One of America’s finest playwrights, Wilson makes rare visits to San Diego. In this sense, Cygnet ...

City slams door on Faulconer-Chargers emails release

"Public interest in nondisclosure clearly outweighs the public interest in disclosure," mayoral denial asserts

San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer — whose ambitions for higher office are said by critics to have motivated his behind-the-scenes deal with the wealthy Republican Spanos clan to back a new tax-subsidized stadium and meeting ...

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