City Lights


Nosy neighbors call down city’s wrath upon room sharer

Rachel Smith purchased her Burlingame home in 2007 after receiving an inheritance. The 70-year-old retired high school teacher fell in love with the five-bedroom three-bath, 2996-square-foot historical Craftsman home built in 1912. It was more ...

Is yoga a religion?

Courts say it is, but Encinitas schools have scrubbed their yoga programs clean

Since 2012, the Encinitas-based Sonima Foundation has given $3.3 million to the Encinitas Union School District so that students can practice yoga. Sonima is spreading money around elsewhere — for example, it is giving $400,000 ...

Las Colinas is something to Yelp about

Definitely not coming back

“For the only jail I’ve been to, I guess it’s okay. I slept well and wasn’t disturbed. The holding cell I was confined to had a phone and I was able to make unlimited phone ...

Hillcrest Business Association awards contracts to its own president

Business leader Johnathan Hale has no comment about the no-bid contracts for his business.

SDG&E’s got a gas problem

Will San Diego Gas & Electric bulldog through their Carlsbad plan?

Efforts by San Diego Gas & Electric to push through a new gas-fired power plant in Carlsbad fly in the face of instructions from the California Public Utilities Commission, Sierra Club lawyers contend. “Under the ...

Give me the pills and nobody gets hurt

Pharmacy robberies on the rise

The downside of happy-pill nation.

Daughter talked her way into jail following matricide

Almost proud

Ghazal Mansury could lift 100 pounds, or about the weight of her mom.

Someone’s living in a container at the cemetery

Mostly mundane, sometimes hysterical complaints on the city’s website

Yapping pooches, non-complying porches, and that fowl odor. Did your neighbor rat you out or not?

A scheme to lower engineers’ wages

The (false) case for foreign tech workers

Qualcomm’s stated motivation behind the push for H-1B workers is H-1BS.

Fix the cracks, leave the potholes

Road repair dilemma in Chula Vista

Screaming the loudest for road repair is a waste of time.

Missing from the Minkow movie

He was never redeemed

The unfinished movie about Barry Minkow characterizes him as an ex-crook turned angel. The script must be completely rewritten.

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