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Unusual promotions for 2016 San Diego Beer Week

Dogs, donuts, and election results

San Diego Beer Week returns for the eighth year in 2016, running ten days from Friday, November 4 through Sunday, November 13. Hundreds of special taplists and cross promotional events will take place at bars, ...

Tronc'ed again: Union-Tribune faces yet more jobless fears

If Gannett deal dies, could bio-tech billionaire still grab piece of L.A. Times?

It may be curtains for media giant Gannett's multibillion-dollar deal for tronc, the Chicago-based newspaper chain that owns San Diego's Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, leaving employees of the troubled print-based business in more ...

William Tell at the Met

A drowsy patron makes it to the satisfying conclusion

William Tell or Guillaume Tell is an enormous opera. The performance at New York’s Metropolitan Opera began at 6:30 p.m. and ended at 11:45 p.m. While there are times when I thought Rossini could have ...

Physician's assistant brings on physician's demise

Dr. Smith had been licensed since 1958

Robert Smith, MD, lost his physician's and surgeon's certificate this month for prescribing controlled substances to a physician's assistant who was employed in the same office as Smith. According to the Medical Board of California, ...

Encinitas loses longtime restaurants

“Normally you’d get three to six months to move. Thirty days? That’s ridiculous.”

October 26 was a sad day for customers of two longtime Encinitas restaurants: Kealani’s Hawaiian food and next-door neighbor Manhattan Giant Pizza both announced it would be their last day in business. On September 30 ...

Hipster zone planned for North Park

Community plans for Golden Hill and South Park also laid out

Mid-city residents packed city-council chambers on Tuesday afternoon (October 25) as councilmembers convened to consider long-awaited updates to community plans for North Park and Golden Hill. The most contentious discussion centered around the North Park ...

That time a chef brought me dinner

A farm-to-door feast once a week from Eat My Box

In July, chef Kathleen Wise moved on after nine years cooking for the popular — and well-documented — late night restaurant Starlite. Last week, she turned up at my front porch with a paper bag ...

Pacific Imperial Railroad opts for bankruptcy

Metropolitan Transit System plans to ride along with troubled company

Pacific Imperial Railroad, the leaseholder of the publicly owned 70-mile stretch of railroad from Campo to Plaster City known as the Desert Line, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. As reported by the Reader on ...

Juarez Cartel endorses Hillary Clinton for United States President

It takes a [tunnel between] village[s]

"The decision to endorse Hillary Clinton for President of the United States was not an easy one,” says Juarez Cartel head Vincente Carillo Fuentes. "Donald Trump has historically been friendly to those who share his ...

300 percent returns? No.

Prometheus head James Catipay pleads guilty

James Catipay pleaded guilty yesterday (October 26) to defrauding investors through a plan to recruit plaintiffs for lawsuits against pharmaceutical firms. He was promising returns of 100 percent to 300 percent per year. His company, ...

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