Spanos family praises Chargers Coach McCoy for deft 2015 performance

Breaking up is hard to do

Fans who were curious as to the Chargers’ decision to retain seemingly hapless head coach Mike McCoy following the team’s dismal performance in 2015 (and 2014, and 2013…) got some measure of explanation today from ...

Chargers balloon breaks loose at Holiday Bowl parade

Somewhere over the rain clouds?

PEERING INTO THE BLANK AND SUNLESS SKY, WONDERING WHAT IT COULD POSSIBLY MEAN, EMBARCADERO — On December 30, San Diego’s waterfront was once again host to the biggest balloon parade in the country (recently rechristened ...

District Attorney Dumanis provides audio commentary for police shooting video

"Mistakes were made."

Last April, San Diego police officer Neal Browder shot and killed 42-year-old Fridoon Nehad in an alleyway. A surveillance camera captured the shooting, but district attorney Bonnie Dumanis, who decided that Browder’s use of deadly ...

RIP 2015

Talking to the ghosts of San Diego about the year that was

Pete Wilson's statue on politics? Shamu on SeaWorld! Bill Kolender on law enforcement! Karl Strauss on craft beer! And Jack Murphy on the stadium!

Spy vs. Spy?

Department of Homeland Security’s surveillance of private emails credited with discovery of Border Patrol agent’s hidden camera voyeurism

Last week, former Border Patrol agent Armando Gonzalez was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for planting a hidden camera in the women’s restroom at a Chula Vista Border Patrol facility. The camera, which ...

NFL = No Family Love?

City Attorney opens abuse investigation into Chargers

Anyone who has watched an NFL game this season has seen a "Football is Family" ad extolling the ways that pro football and pro football fandom can help bring people together, solve problems, provide comfort, ...

Chicken of the Sea and Bumble Bee Tuna call off announced merger, citing “logo loggerheads”

Conscious unmergering

HANGING OUT AT THE DOCKS, GAZING WISTFULLY OUT TO SEA, EMBARCADERO — “Business is funny,” says Bumblebee Tuna Chief Operating Officer Royal Jelly. “Sometimes, you think you have everything in place to make a huge ...

Jimmy Hat? No, Jiminy Hat!

Rise in STDs traced to hopeful cricket

Earlier this month, San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services reported that, for the third straight year, sexually transmitted disease rates had seen double-digit increases. "Gonorrhea is up 16%,” says Department spokesperson Peter ...

Paris : Beirut :: San Diego : Africa?

Activists bemoan lopsided media coverage of rhino crisis

In late November, Nola — one of the last Northern white rhinos in existence — was euthanized at the San Diego Zoo after doctors proved unable to contain an infection stemming from an abscess in ...

Rates! Set! Hike!

Water rate increase necessitated by city’s stadium proposal?

As of November 30, the San Diego City Council has approved the Municipal Water District’s plan to raise water rates 41 percent over the next five years. “If we don’t raise rates,” says City Council ...

San Diego Unified School District considers solution to problem of gender expression and bathrooms

Parts is parts

According to the San Diego Unified School District's policy regarding Nondiscrimination of Transgender Students, "all persons, including students, have a right to privacy; this includes keeping a student's actual or perceived gender identity and gender ...

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