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Sort of like the results of a fad diet

Stock value of Orexigen rises and falls based on news of weight-loss drug

Stock of San Diego biotech Orexigen Therapeutics, which produces a weight-loss product, Contrave, has had a full ride in a short time. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is irate over the company's release of ...

Today's dock totals

14 Anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 Day AM run put 1 Lingcod, 87 Rockfish, 6 Sculpin and 2 Sheephead in the gunnysacks. They went back out for their 1/2 Day PM run with another 14 ...

Schubeeeeeert!

After a week of listening to Schubert, it's time to vent

My colleague in the opera chorus was aghast when I mentioned that I think Schubert is a third- or fourth-rate composer. In the past this type of encounter was full of loud talking/shouting and expletives. ...

Fight, surfers, fight!

Proposed road through San Onofre allegedly paved with good intentions

A segment of the strongly opposed and rejected toll road that would have run through San Onofre State Beach is back on the state Regional Water Quality Control Board agenda — with the toll-road operators ...

Agent Snickerdoodle takes San Francisco assignment

Mysterious cookie dealer cuts short what was reportedly a growing business

”It's been an amazing four years, but all good things must come to a close...over and out...,” Agent Snickerdoodle posted on his Facebook page on February 25. He no longer responds to texts, emails, or ...

This is why it's called "wacky tobacky"…

Pot grower pocket-dials sheriff during drug-production conversation

Three suspects and 93 marijuana plants were taken into custody late Monday night, March 2, after one of the individuals apparently accidentally called the sheriff's department while in the middle of a conversation about processing ...

Fred Harlow's acting bucket list

Roles both dramatic and comic appeal to the veteran actor, from Equus to the Tuna

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even choices ...

Don't play ball then?

Likely the last year Little Leaguers can use Magdalena Ecke YMCA fields

With opening day of the 2015 Encinitas Little League baseball on March 7, until last week, the league wasn’t sure it would hear “play ball” this year. And this may be the last year they ...

Could U-T's new owner steal Chargers for L.A.?

Chicago newspaper chain may control final destiny of San Diego’s home team

Though Doug Manchester's U-T San Diego has yet to report it, the biggest threat to keeping the Chargers in town may turn out to be Manchester's current effort to sell the paper to the owners ...

Do they eat hamburgers in Italy?

New food hall imports great taste from Verona

It's safe to say the food hall concept has been embraced in San Diego — at least by investors. East Village saw one open earlier this year with Bottega Americano, while nearby Market Hall promises ...

Marlon Brando and other assorted "pigs"

"When I ask for pig, I want pig. Now, you get me pig."

A call went out to my loyal legion of Facebook compatriots asking that they overindulge this swine by oinking forth a few bacon bits of wisdom for my latest endeavor in unappeasable behavior, a video ...

The ol' climate action plan push thing

Activists and councilman urge persistence, discourage passivity

A group of environmental activists organized by the Environmental Health Coalition and San Diego 350 gathered Monday, March 2, in Balboa Park to urge the city to "start here, start now" by fast-tracking implementation of ...

Destination: Kinmen

Mines, motorbikes and Mao Zedong tea in this Taiwanese island territory.

In Kinmen you don’t have to worry about getting blown up anymore. I kept reminding myself of this as I wandered alone on a deserted beach. It was a sunny day with few clouds. Across ...

Mission accomplished at South Park Brewing Co.

A good look at the new brewpub and its initial beer offerings

You may remember the sneak-peek construction photos of South Park Brewing Company. Even with planks and sawdust strewn about, it showed great promise. And the finished product shows that promise has been fulfilled. The brewpub ...

March 4 dock totals

26 Anglers aboard the Chubasco II 1/2 Day AM run boated 5 Sheephead and 162 Rockfish The Dolphin 1/2 Day PM with 9 Anglers aboard reported 2 Sheephead, 9 Sculpin, 86 Rockfish, 3 Lingcod and ...

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