Content for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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A room with a view of ignorance

How many students graduate with no idea what opera is?

The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti was originally written for radio broadcast and has now become a staple of opera workshops at colleges and universities across the country. Point Loma Nazarene ...

Fisher bids adieu to $1.2 million annual compensation

SDSU basketball coach dictated school’s head coach-in-waiting

Given last month's abrupt demise of Balboa Park's Hall of Champions, retiring San Diego State University head basketball coach Steve Fisher will have to settle for the virtual Valhalla of the heart that the city's ...

San Marcos grows around a brewery

"We're basically the anchor tenant of the whole city."

From Vista to Chula Vista, craft breweries have increasingly been seen by local cities as cornerstone businesses capable of anchoring economic development projects. Perhaps no project has taken this concept to heart more than the ...

North Park: Pizza Hut instead of Olympic Cafe, Olympic Cafe instead of Jersey Joe's

Rinse salon moves, a new brewery near 25th on University

When Olympic Cafe lost its longtime lease at 2340 University Ave. (at Texas Street), it was up in the air over what would move in there. It’s turned out to be a Pizza Hut franchise ...

Normal Heights reacts to homeless spillover

Benches may be gone at park next to Adams Elementary

“It’s shameful. I don’t feel safe walking in my own neighborhood or even using this park sometimes. You can’t go more than few blocks without seeing people sleeping on the streets.” This was from a ...

Two local stock touts hit by securities commission

Wrote articles for SeekingAlpha.com claiming no payment

San Diegan Craig Keolanui and El Cajon resident Ciaran Thornton have been spanked by the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating anti-fraud and anti-touting provisions of federal securities laws. Both published articles on investment websites ...

Start at 4:00 a.m. for Mission Bay halibut

Classic kayak fishing tournament this Saturday

The first two tournaments I fished in were the first two organized kayak-fishing tournaments in San Diego; one off La Jolla and one in Mission Bay. Both are still going on, and though over time ...

Service stands out at Herb & Wood

A dining spot for the special occasion

After one of the hype-iest openings in recent history, Herb & Wood remained for many months a place I was afraid to visit, lest it disappoint me the way a few other big-money, big-hype restaurants ...

City spent $29,689 for cars damaged due to potholes

Over 520 requests for payments so far this year

Since January 1, 2017 drivers in San Diego have submitted more than 520 claims to the city's Risk Management Department seeking compensation for damage done to their car as a result of running over potholes. ...

I heart Hong Kong

Gallery-, lounge- and restaurant-hopping: a day in Asia's World City.

You lazily open your eyes. Life is fuzzed by sleep, and the glare from the snow-white sheets adds to your blindness. A delicious stretch and yawn to get your blood flowing, and you swing your ...

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