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Suit charges Bridgepoint cooked books

Company did admit that internal controls weak

A former executive charged in federal court February 9 that Bridgepoint Education, the troubled for-profit, mainly online college, fired him when he pointed out that the company falsified its financial reports by inaccurately projecting the ...

San Diego Opera and the politics of Tosca

It's an election year and we might be missing the politics

What if the best way to get sex from a woman was to arrest her boyfriend and threaten to kill him unless the targeted woman meets the demands of your pants? From what I can ...

Window dressing on Truax House...meh

Critic unimpressed with Councilman Gloria's decision on historic house

Despite numerous objections from Uptown residents, open-space advocates, and historic preservationists, a city-council committee on February 10 supported a proposal to sell two properties abutting Maple Canyon in Bankers Hill. One of the houses, built ...

Families dropped from Vargas blowout fundraiser invite

Torrey Pines golf weekend offers Washington lobbyists drinks and spa option

It's time again for South Bay congressman Juan Vargas to throw his annual winter Torrey Pines Golf Weekend, offering a host of well-heeled capitol lobbyists a chance to break away from the Washington grind for ...

Last call

When the Rain Stops Falling concludes Sunday

I love it when I walk out of a theater, deeply moved, and can’t put my reaction into words. It’s a sign that the play and production were so engrossing they put the brain on ...

Utilities commission "violence" unacceptable

Emails between governor and state agency must be released

San Francisco Superior Court judge Ernest H. Goldsmith decreed February 9 that emails between the office of governor Jerry Brown and the California Public Utilities Commission must be made public. San Diego attorneys Maria Severson ...

Japan + Philadelphia at Nozomi

Not-so-ancient Japanese secret

It’s been more than a couple years since I’ve started submitting Feast! stories, and there are a few wonderful places I haven’t been willing to share with the general public because I don’t want y’all ...

Unlit, ill-equipped and overloaded

Smugglers popped in waters off O.B. pier

Customs and Border Patrol officials, working in cooperation with the U.S. Coast Guard, seized an "unlit and overloaded vessel" packed with undocumented immigrants off the municipal fishing pier in Ocean Beach on Monday night (February ...

The trees had to go

Saratoga Avenue Torrey pines "proposed an imminent threat"

On February 5, signs were posted on the 4600 block of Saratoga Avenue to alert residents of upcoming tree trimming. On February 8, Atlas Tree Service, under contract with the city, severed the large branches ...

Three sonnets on love by William Shakespeare

For Valentine’s Day

Sonnet 23 As an unperfect actor on the stage, Who with his fear is put beside his part, Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage, Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart; So ...

Return of the River

Americana band Drag the River's shows may drag on, BUT YOU LIKE IT!

Even though Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price both grew up in Missouri, it was Colorado that eventually brought the two together. In the mid-’90s, Price’s band, ALL, relocated to Fort Collins — where Snodgrass happened ...

Where the streets have no name

One San Diego City Council member has her priorities straight

Neighborhood pavement may be pocked with gaping holes, but before the city gets around to fixing the streets, one San Diego City Council member thinks there ought to be more “honorary street names.” According to ...

Misunderstanding at the Wow Café

Gurk!

“He wants some food,” says Marianna. “But he only eats raw fish.”

Octagrape rediscovers Minutemen land

Local band books its own tours, like in the DIY days...

Octagrape singer/guitarist Glen Galloway is “crazy proud” of the band’s new double-record, Aura Obelisk, released January 23 on Sounds Familyre Records. The band will soon release a music video for the song “Dirigibles.” A documentary ...

The shops are opening in pairs along 30th Street

A place for people

A couple new coffee shops opened along 30th Street recently, though under very different circumstances. Hawthorn Coffee opened in late December on Adams Avenue, within a block of several popular businesses in a burgeoning pocket ...