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UCSD faculty caught playing hookyHookay, all those super-smart people at UCSD know just about anything you might want to ask of them. But, they can't understand what a day off work means? The dumbest floor scrubber there knows whether he/she has had a day of vacation, but a physician can't do that. I'd be hard pressed to think of ...Visduh
Nov. 26, 8:42 p.m.
Do the medians on University Ave. help?For a heavy-traffic thoroughfare like University Avenue, this doesn't appear to be a beneficial idea. It can make vehicle speeds go faster. The city of Denver has had mixed results with medians: **http://denver.streetsblog.org/2018/01/05/do-medians-actually-make-streets-safer-for-pedestrians/**David Batterson
Nov. 24, 8:37 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedThere is some confusion, because Hon. judge Robert Kearney took the plea deal and signed it. But there are indications that Hon. judge Harry Elias, who heard both trials, will pronounce sentence. One court clerk stated that defendant Jeffrey Barton is expected to be released for "time served" on the day he is sentenced, Tuesday ...Eva Knott
Nov. 21, 9 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedWe can only wonder what is going on here. The conviction was overturned on grounds that were "technical", regarding replacing a juror. The appeals court didn't rule on the evidence at all; it was procedural. So, why, if the DA was so incensed at his alleged crimes, does she go for this plea bargain? The ...Visduh
Nov. 20, 10:06 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedHere are some of the pages of Jeffrey Barton's plea deal. It is not known if any of his victims are expected to speak at his sentencing at the end of this month. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/nov/19/146091/ http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/nov/19/146092/Eva Knott
Nov. 19, 11:48 a.m.
Silver Mazda kills four on San Pasqual Road sidewalkThis is why I think that the actually driving or bad driving is what should be prosecuted. It doesn't matter if the person was intoxicated or just inattentive. This woman killed people with her car and she should be punished for it.Wicksout
Nov. 19, 7:56 a.m.
General George S. Patton, Jr.: Peace—November 11, 1918This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement. In other words, your pilpul was liable to break or give way under pressure and arousing pity, especially through vulnerability or sadness.TheTruthOffendsLemmings
Nov. 19, 12:55 a.m.
Conviction of Army & Navy headmaster for child abuse is overturnedThe prosecutor revealed that a plea deal was reached today, November 17, 2021. This was a surprise hearing, off calendar, and Jeffrey Scott Barton admitted two counts of child abuse, and the 4 other counts were dismissed. ("He pled to Ct 1 PC288a(c)(1) and Ct 2 PC288a(c)(1).") He could get up to 14 years prison, ...Eva Knott
Nov. 17, 2:21 p.m.
Infidelity and feminism are at the core of India Sweets and SpicesIndia Sweets & Spices is a trademark stolen from a 30+ year running family business in Southern California, operating since 1984 starting in Venice, California. As trademark holder, as son of the founder, I respectfully request everyone to boycott this film in all forms.rajjawa
Nov. 15, 1:07 p.m.
City’s top planner and a waterfront museum quietly go bye-byeMethinks the museum concept was tossed in by Doug Manchester to sweeten the deal, and make him look like a solid citizen for offering that public showcase. It appears to have been a charade from the get-go. At least the new design from IQHQ is much improved over Papa Doug's awful architectural offering.David Batterson
Nov. 15, 8:47 a.m.
General George S. Patton, Jr.: Peace—November 11, 1918What uh... what are you talking about there, big guy? There are lots of theories on how they did it, especially considering what has come out since then. What does that have to do with the conversation?TheTruthOffendsLemmings
Nov. 14, 10:51 p.m.
General George S. Patton, Jr.: Peace—November 11, 1918My Uncle Fred Karmel fought under Patton. As far back as I can remember, Uncle Freddy talked about an out-of-control jeep careening in the General's direction. To hear Freddy tell it, it was Patton's own men who pointed the jeep down the hill before releasing the brake.Scott Marks
Nov. 14, 7:51 p.m.
City’s top planner and a waterfront museum quietly go bye-byeThank you for answering my question. There was no original :"vision" for a particular museum, so nothing substantive was lost. Vague solutions like splitting income in perpetuity from the site that was slated for a museum there among Park museums seem desperate rather than serious, even if "fair"-sounding. There are unworthy amateurish clinker museums in ...monaghan
Nov. 14, 1:56 p.m.
City’s top planner and a waterfront museum quietly go bye-byeI disagree, I’d love to see what the people of San Diego decided the new museum should display or perhaps it could have been a rotating exhibit with other museums Worldwide? Something GREAT Downtown besides more rental and Convention space, which does nothing for the PUBLIC GOOD, just wealthy well connected Developers! I hope the ...Founder
Nov. 14, 8:13 a.m.
City’s top planner and a waterfront museum quietly go bye-bye**No Museum = Big $ Office Space** Where is the public “good” that the museum would have provided? All income (forever) from this high rent space should be split between all the existing museums in Balboa Park and the San Diego River Park Foundation because they benefit the public, not just the City Mayoral Coffers.Founder
Nov. 14, 7:52 a.m.
General George S. Patton, Jr.: Peace—November 11, 1918"You post this in defense of Patton?!" What are you talking about? "By "wrong enemy" he was in part referring to the Jewish media." He not only meant them, but also communists (who were funded, created, and controlled by Jews). He was not allowed to fight them right after WWII, because the government was already ...TheTruthOffendsLemmings
Nov. 14, 12:56 a.m.
City’s top planner and a waterfront museum quietly go bye-byeI'm not a philistine, but If there were no particular type of"museum slated for the Navy-Broadway complex, I don't see why it matters if it's dropped -- even though the Coastal Commission mandated a museum be included in the redevelopment. I would say in this instance the revered and embattled CC has overstepped. I am ...monaghan
Nov. 13, 6:25 p.m.
Starring roles in the Copley Union-Tribune: James, Helen, Michael, DavidWow, what a classic masterpiece. I have visited this Institute of Slavic and Balkan Walter Leland Cronkite Studies recently reading the recommendation at [Logo Glory Blogs], and believe me it is worth visiting. The history it contains is really nostalgic. : https://logoglory.com/joehudson
Nov. 10, 7:27 p.m.
Times are swell at The ShellFrom my isolated perch in No County, I am often left behind on names of places and things in central SD. This one is such a case. Here the heck is Jacobs Park? And what is the Rady shell? This whole thing comes across the way many earlier naming binges have gone, especially the always ...Visduh
Nov. 5, 8:12 p.m.
Oceanside plans to sell schools to cut deficit – UPDATEDAs of Tuesday evening's school board meeting, those closure plans were unanimously rejected. The board members "listened" to the parents and to a lesser degree the teaching staff. I am surprised to say the least! While some of the closures and consolidations might have made good sense, the slash-and-burn approach proposed by the supe went ...Visduh
Nov. 5, 9:17 a.m.
Darrell Issa's $50 millionThat city "wayfinding" device sure sounds like an outdoor advertising billboard to m, and. I thought those were illegal.. I guess the 49% rule for commercial ads is what gets it under the wire. Otherwise, maybe I'd appreciate advance notice of a bomb-cyclone or a Gaslamp shooting, even if there is visual clutter.monaghan
Nov. 4, 6:48 p.m.
Time's about up for California TheatreNovember 2021 Update: Caydon Property Group reports that the 41-story structure includes 336 condos, 190 hotel rooms, 3,686 square feet of retail and commercial space and 194 underground parking spaces for condo owners. The hotel will not offer parking. It seems like there's going to be a big parking shortage.David Batterson
Nov. 4, 6:25 p.m.
Starring roles in the Copley Union-Tribune: James, Helen, Michael, DavidThose pieces by Matt from thirty-or-so years ago were familiar to me. Too bad that none of us have the attention spans necessary to read longer articles nowadays. He told the story and told it well. Such a sad epic of greed, avarice, and pride, along with pettiness on the part of Helen, who could ...Visduh
Nov. 3, 8:22 a.m.
Tijuana installs fence around El Chaparral migrant camp*.....The census showed that 53.6 percent of the inhabitants are Mexican nationals; one of those is Oscar Hernandez who comes from Mexico City fleeing due to the insecurity her family was exposed to.....“This is the best place we could find because we have no relatives here. We are not here because we want to. Even ...Strelnikov
Nov. 2, 2:53 p.m.
Pernicano's Hillcrest property goes to San Francisco groupThe purchase price is in the 2nd paragraph: $8.5 million. It's a shame that it sat empty for decades, and became the worst eyesore in Hillcrest. I anticipate that there will be more controversy as the project develops, especially regarding affordable units.David Batterson
Nov. 2, 8:46 a.m.
A Chat About Lemon Grove Kid Dennis HopperHopper was a hard guy to feel much compassion for. The roles I saw him in - Rebel, Easy Rider, Apocalypse Now, Blue Velvet, et alia - he was, as noted in the text, either lame or psychotic. His off-camera behavior during and after Easy Rider (the movie which meant most to me as a ...BillJfromAustin
Nov. 1, 10:59 p.m.
Pernicano's Hillcrest property goes to San Francisco groupThe whole drawn-out saga of that property has been amusing for spectators like myself. Those eateries were well known because of ol' George's self-promotion and malignant ego. The experiences of visiting them and getting some really poor service and treatment were not amusing at all. How the old jerk managed to keep them going for ...Visduh
Nov. 1, 8:46 p.m.
Oceanside plans to sell schools to cut deficit – UPDATEDYou may thank the teachers unions and school boards. They have become misguided, corrupt, bureaucracies, without accountability. In the real world poor performing schools would be allowed to fail (and poor performing teachers could be fired), and successful schools would be allowed to flourish and duplicate, triplicate, etc. Allowing parents access to take tax (our) ...rplm
Nov. 1, 2:29 p.m.
Pernicano's Hillcrest property goes to San Francisco groupDéjà vu all over again. As another *Reader* article (by Dorian Hargrove) noted, > “I completed a plan that was begun in 2011 to engage with the Uptown plan process that sidestepped the Uptown Planners and proposed a business friendly agenda for the plan,” wrote Nicholls in his June 2016 annual performance review to the ...RescueHillcrest
Nov. 1, 2:02 p.m.
Dad takes girls to Oceanside's Pit Stop Diner, ends up at Tijuana hotelLast week, Martin Elpidio Ponce Ramirez made a plea deal. He pleaded guilty to one count of PC 207(a) (kidnapping) and admitted the special allegation PC 667.85, (child under 14 adds 5 year penalty); plus he admitted to two counts of PC 236\237(a) which is false imprisonment and can be charged either as felonies or ...Eva Knott
Nov. 1, 12:54 p.m.
Oceanside drug addict loses third childKelsey Carpenter appeared in court on October 27, 2021. Her attorney reported, "Carpenter is doing really well. She’s clean and sober and is no longer required to wear drug patches." Her next court date is set for December 22, 2021. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2021/oct/29/145836/Eva Knott
Oct. 29, 3:27 p.m.
Oceanside plans to sell schools to cut deficit – UPDATEDTeaching like nursing is a calling, and their reward is the results that happen. Yes, California needs the best education that it once offered. The $billions spent for the boondoggle high-speed rail project could have been better spent on education!David Batterson
Oct. 29, 12:18 p.m.
Grace for gangs: Father Gregory Boyle’s Tattoos on the Heart: The Boundless Power of Compassion influences First United Methodist Church of San DiegoWhere do you go when you die? If you understand the teachings of Christianity, it's Heaven or hell. Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior, and Heaven will be your eternal destination. I'm not sure why any pastor would feel uncomfortable answering that question. I've seen kids in Sunday School who understand, and it's a comfortable ...Socks3742
Oct. 29, 10:24 a.m.
Toll Brothers, Brookfield, Monarch vie for Sports Arena propertyI once had a landlady who proudly told me the same thing the first summer I lived here. Then she gave us her tickets to the 1970 Laguna Pageant of the Masters, so I understood better where she was coming from, and just accepted "different strokes for different folks." It used to be fun, David, ...monaghan
Oct. 28, 8:58 p.m.