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SeaWorld gets a shot in the arm

"Our company's bad PR was spreading like some kind of epidemic," says SeaWorld Chief Operating Officer Gerald Quack. "There didn't seem to be anything we could do to stop it. Some people had given us ...

Go east, young beer aficionado!

El Cajon brewing rallies local talent for East County beer fest

When URBN St. Brewing Company installed its brewpub in the former home of El Cajon Brewing Company, one of partner Alex Carballo’s major goals was to help move the craft beer needle in East County ...

Thar she blows. And thar and thar and thar.

January 29 dock totals Locally, H&M Landing had one boat out for the 1/2 Day run with 18 Anglers aboard. They fished the edges for 93 Rockfish and 16 Lingcod Point Loma Sportfishing had one ...

Qualcomm stock plunges 10.28 percent

Company's Snapdragon 810 processor nixed from Samsung smartphone

Stock of San Diego's giant Qualcomm plummeted 10.28 percent today (January 29) on a day when the overall market was strong. The company said that its Snapdragon 810 processor will not be in the upcoming ...

Aw, baby, you're too skinny

This year's starving sea lion population is climbing

When Jody Westberg opens the Dutch door of a cage made of plastic-coated chain-link fence, the reaction is immediate. Fat, shiny little sea lions rush the half-door barking at her. You have fish, they seem ...

Taste the East at Lobster West

Encinitas spot for real-deal Maine lobster both sizzles and fizzles

It was only a handful of months after he’d finished his lobster crawl across the island of Martha’s Vineyard (ingesting 9 lobster rolls in 11 days) that David discovered Lobster West in Encinitas. We were ...

Bill and Hillary's California Peacock

Ex-Obama aide and friend of Bill gets $280,000 University of California spot

As the 2016 race for the presidency nears, a recent move by University of California president Janet Napolitano has the potential to inject high-stakes Clintonian politics into the already controversial university system. At its meeting ...

When the wires show

Scripps Ranch Theatre's Tribute does well by the material's standard.

For all of his 51 years, Scotty Templeton has been allergic to reality. He can’t take anything seriously. Since he could never become an actual performer (because he’d have to take it seriously), he makes ...

Don't mess with Texas' labor pool

Sweetwater district launches search for permanent superintendent

On January 26, newly elected trustees of the Sweetwater Union High School District played to a packed house and a packed agenda, but the biggest upset did not come until after 10:00 p.m., when interim ...

Indiana Jones in Coachella Valley

Coachella's got a lot to offer besides its namesake music fest.

Horses in the desert? What?? The Coachella Valley already offers a ton of activities – from hiking to the infamous Coachella music fest to epic pool parties to camping locales like Joshua Tree. Growing up ...

Painkiller overload

Former Charger Marcellus Wiley and other footballers appeal tossed lawsuit

Former San Diego Charger Pro Bowl player and current ESPN personality Marcellus Wiley plus a handful of other former NFL players are appealing a federal court judge's decision to toss out their class-action lawsuit claiming ...

Faulconer's State of the City: "Look at this adorable pug!"

Last week, San Diego Chief Operating Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his annual State of the City speech before the city's Board of Governors Council, along with its largest shareholder-developers. (In a now-traditional display of corporate ...

Swordsman in flames

Confrontation in Borrego Springs leads to mobile-home blaze

A Borrego Springs man was hospitalized with severe burns Wednesday night, January 28, following an altercation with a neighbor that ended with the subject setting his mobile home ablaze. According to a report from sergeant ...

Beer Touring: Legacy Brewing Tap & Kitchen

Oceanside brewery celebrates opening of San Diego bar-and-restaurant

I wondered how a smaller Oceanside brewery would fare opening up a bar and restaurant in the relatively faraway Miramar community. Whereas larger, better-known North County brewing interests — Stone Brewing Co., Pizza Port, Rip ...

Former public utilities president's home searched

Michael Peevey suspected in judge-shopping scandal, as is PG&E exec

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last evening (January 28) that agents of the state attorney general's office on Tuesday seized computers and other items from the Los Angeles County home of former California Public Utilities ...

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