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Her hands and arms were covered with bluish-brownish pesticide

School district switches lawyers

After more than two hours in closed session on Thursday, December 18, the San Ysidro School Board President, Antonio Martinez, announced “… by unanimous vote to authorize a substitution of counsel be filed in the ...

The fateful free cookie

Mission Gorge area to shed industrial zoning

Navajo Community Planners voted unanimously on December 15 to recommend denial of a conditional-use permit for Living Green, a medical marijuana cooperative currently operating in a 2844 square-foot, two-story building on the 4400 block of ...

Why, Y?

Baseball, soccer players squeezed by city

Recently the city of Encinitas took bold action to cancel a 10-year lease with the YMCA which provided the best and most useful park and playing fields in the city, and replaced it with a ...

UCSD to lose vice chancellor of rainmaking

Official lured big-dollar donor into giving $100 million for flashy stem cell center.

A high-dollar fundraiser for the so-called health sciences branch of UCSD is heading off to the City of Hope in Duarte to become chief rainmaker there. Kristin Jean Bertell, who was named associate vice chancellor ...

Casino to Jamul: Drop Dead

Hollywood’s golden era on Highway 94

Penn National Gaming, which operates 35 gambling centers across the country, and Jamul Indian Village announced the completion of a $36 million site excavation, the first phase in constructing a long-contested casino in East County. ...

Now Try This: Chi Chocolat's Cafe Mocha

Made with real chocolate! And some apple pie candy, to boot.

Until contrary information comes to light, the wildly energetic proprietor’s claim that Chi Chocolat’s mocha is “the only one in town with liquid couverture chocolate in it” will have to stand. And what a mocha! ...

County unemployment rate stays steady

The San Diego County unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November, unchanged from October. In November of 2013, the rate was 7 percent. Between October and November of this year, the county gained 13,500 jobs. ...

"I’m going to bury your little railroad."

Why one sign could cost $10,000

At a recent City Council Meeting, Councilman Spriggs asked that three items be pulled from the consent agenda. Normally consent agenda items are voted on Aye or Nay with no discussion. The items that were ...

Catch and release

Inside the Zona Norte holding cells

I live in a conflict area in Tijuana. It was bound to happen. I have been detained and frisked numerous times by the police in downtown TJ. Some of my friends have been arrested over ...

SeaWorld president fed to figurative, then literal sharks

Ever since the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, SeaWorld has been struggling to stay afloat amid accusations that it has mistreated both its killer whales and the trainers assigned to care for them, with ...

Best beer futures: Part II

The rest of the county’s most exciting upcoming brewery projects.

On December 18, I shared the top five most intriguing upcoming brewery projects in San Diego County. The following are the seven that fill out the dozen top brewery-owned works in progress. 6. Project X ...

Are corporations people?

Big Bopper shot down on labor initiative

An 11-judge federal appeals court panel on Tuesday affirmed an earlier ruling that "initiative power belongs to people," and wound up "butting heads" with a prominent conservative attorney behind the landmark Citizens United case, Courthouse ...

Seasonal mixed catch

A few Yellows showed in North County yesterday as the seas calmed from the last couple fronts. Expect lots of surge this week due to high tide flux. The incoming tides tend to work well ...

Different frame

Operated in Tripspace, Orpheus & Eurydice is surprising and funny.

“Tripspace”: 1. theater outside, beyond, sometimes even prior to the box; 2. slang term for “what box?” The “box,” well one of them, is the standard, stage-audience configuration of traditional theater. Actors perform a story ...

Copley's deadly Cuba ties

Tales of JFK assassination and CIA link haunt paper at center of San Diego journalistic spy nexus

The day after Barack Obama announced his recognition of Fidel Castro's Cuba this week, readers of U-T San Diego were greeted with another first: the paper's own rapprochement with the Communist dictator. "President Barack Obama’s ...

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