Content for Thursday, March 2, 2017

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Notorious mail scamster takes to the internet

David Bendah now peddles old comic books

David Bendah, who for more than three decades has cooked up mail scams, is now using the internet. In a program called "Money Insanity," peddled by a company named Global Dynamics, he says you can ...

Symbiotic relationship fuels Kuracali

...a beer and sake dynamic place

There's only one bar at Kuracali Sake & Beer Brewery, but it serves two distinct tasting rooms. Due to the quirks of state law, Kuracali owner and brewer Chuck Perkins doesn't just have to keep ...

Home for sex-trafficking victims in Coronado?

"Living in the Hansen mansion is not realistic and attainable."

At a Wednesday-night forum, Coronado residents learned about the historic Hansen mansion (at 7th Street and A Avenue) becoming a home for sex-trafficking victims. About halfway through the meeting, 80 people were ejected after the ...

Sharks and violet snails come ashore in O.B.

Small finds by a beachcombing marine biologist

Commonly called violet sea-snails or purple bubble raft snails, Janthina janthina is a creature you’re more likely to find in Aruba than Ocean Beach, but one beachcomber found a half dozen of the shells along ...

Goat Canyon spills...black tea?

"Not like last month when it came through red."

Border Patrol agents were surprised Wednesday morning (March 1) to see black water pouring through the grates over a drainage tube at the southeast edge of Goat Canyon. "It was like really black tea, literally ...

Corn husk takes on banana leaf

Two tamales enter, both get eaten

One of my favorite parts about living in San Diego is that I can be cruising down a street on just about any day and spot a little cart selling tamales. I noticed Tamales el ...

North County has less heroin today

Forty-six gang members rounded up

Federal indictments unsealed yesterday (March 1) charge 55 drug dealers and gang members with crimes including money-laundering, robberies, vehicle thefts, burglaries, assaults, and trafficking in heroin, methamphetamine, and firearms. The gang members operated in North ...

"Ugly" windows replace historic in Coronado

"If you allow the appeal to go through, you are setting such a bad example."

In 2007, Nancy Crabill asked to have her house designated historic by the City of Coronado. Ten years later, that designation has come back to haunt her family as they try to fix up the ...

Lawsuit on top of lawsuit at office of education

Big earner accused of hostile environment claims unjust termination

Six months after San Diego County Office of Education superintendent Randolph Ward resigned amid allegations of fraud and mismanagement, turmoil at the office continues. The agency is responsible for financial and curriculum oversight of the ...

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