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Queen of the Desert does not rule the movie releases

Take a look at Frantz, Mine, The Void, The Ticket, and Your Name

If you are a certain sort of enterprising soul — that is, the sort who doesn’t want to pay for stuff — you can find the video of Werner Herzog’s masterclass in filmmaking out there ...

Drugs-for-sex doctor surrenders medical license

Naga Raja Thota sentenced to 30 months in prison

On March 15 of this year, the Medical Board of California announced that Naga Raja Thota had surrendered his medical license. That was hardly surprising, because a week earlier, he had been sentenced to 30 ...

Former Chargers' intern struck by hit-and-run driver files claim against the city

J'Ron Erby alleges the city was aware of defective street design at Bayard and Garnet

Former San Diego Chargers public relations intern, J'Ron Erby who was struck while crossing a busy street in Pacific Beach by a hit-and-run driver has filed a claim against the City of San Diego, alleging ...

Werner Herzog and Nicole Kidman partner on a Florence of Arabia

Director’s first story to unfold from a woman’s point-of-view

Unlike most purveyors of based-on-a-true-story biopics, Werner Herzog didn’t wait until the closing crawl to reveal a snapshot of his real life Queen of the Desert. Even before the opening credits announce that the part ...

Settlement talks possible in San Onofre lawsuit

Even Edison wonders if nuclear waste should be buried near ocean

There could be settlement talks in a lawsuit protesting the proposed burial of San Onofre nuclear waste 100 feet from the ocean near the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant. San Diego-based Citizens Oversight sued the ...

Hit and run crash into Cal Uniforms on Park Blvd.

Sales manager stays up all night to guard uniform stock

“Everybody thought it was us, huh,” said L. Dee Kiser, the owner of Millard’s Fur Service. Kiser referred to the high-speed pursuit that ended with a white Honda Civic crashing into her next door neighbor, ...

Gunshots at Chip's Bar

Tijuana’s Calle Sexta party street has turned to narco violence

“I almost had a heart attack. I just witnessed gunshots at [Bar] Chip's,” my friend Amayrani posted on Facebook at around 1 am after the incident. I caught up with Amayrani the day after the ...

Try the zwiebelrostbraten

Tip Top European lunch on the cheap

“I’m going to send a lot of money here,” I thought to myself as I entered Tip Top Meats. The Eurocentric market and counter service restaurant has been operating in some form since 1967. It ...

Man falsely suspected of killing officer files claim against the city

Claim alleges "false detainment" and property damage in hours after officer Jonathan DeGuzman was killed while on patrol

A man and several of his family members have filed claims against San Diego's police force for property damage and false arrest during the July 2016 investigation into a shooting which killed police officer Jonathan ...

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