Mark Shiflett

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Trained to Expect More

Amtrak seems to be feeling the crunch of the current recession, as I noticed on a recent trip. Every few months for the past several years, I have used Amtrak to take short trips up ...

Even More Homeless Now

The homeless encampment at the I-5 underpass at B Street has been cleared out. For months (perhaps even for years), many of the city's homeless took advantage of the rain-free environment; rows of cardboard mats, ...

Killer Whale Watch

Following last week's death of a trainer by a killer whale at SeaWorld Orlando, I followed the news to see how SeaWorld San Diego would be impacted. (As the parent of a Shamu-obsessed toddler and ...

Sworn Loyalty

A local Navy man recommitted to another hitch in the service while standing just behind home plate at Petco Park on the drizzly morning of Monday, February 22. Fire Controlman First Class Jeremy Bondy reenlisted ...

Real Estate Smackdown

Vantage Pointe, the high-rise condominium project whose owners made the controversial decision to rent out units in its center tower last year, may be a little late in paying its own rent. On a stroll ...

Young and Thirsty

At about 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 28, an employee of the Albertsons supermarket on the 2700 block of Via de la Valle reported to police that a customer had pulled a knife on a ...

High-Rise Disadvantage

Residents of Vantage Pointe were alerted to an emergency via the alarm system at about 6:30 p.m. on the night of Tuesday, November 4. "Attention! Attention! An emergency has been reported," blared the tinny-yet-somehow-comforting recorded ...