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City to pay illegally detained San Diego couple $450K

Officer mistakenly ID'ed car as stolen — punched in wrong tag number

A San Diego couple falsely detained, pepper-sprayed, and stung with a taser gun will receive $450,000 in exchange for dropping their case against the city and police officers who errantly flagged their Pontiac Sunfire as ...

Coffee with the Captain of Encinitas’ sheriff’s station

Crime rate and strategies discussed at Chick-fil-A

Captain Robert Haley, head of the Encinitas sheriff’s station, held a “Coffee with the Captain” public meeting on December 9. The 8 a.m. session was held at the Chick-fil-A across the street from the sheriff’s ...

Alleged tax dodger stole dead children's identities

Lloyd Irving Taylor said to have created passports and phony bank accounts

Lloyd Irving Taylor was arraigned in San Diego's U.S. District Court today, December 12, on charges of aggravated identity theft, tax evasion, and other crimes. The indictment alleges that Taylor stole the identities of nine ...

Guest editorial from CityBeat editor Donald Androll about paper's Judge Kreep series

Red (State) Scare

Why we published "Better Dead Than Red (State)," by Donald Androll, San Diego CityBeat Looking back over our previous 49 articles on local Judge Gary Kreep — a man who is not only a Conservative, ...

All Things BBQ: Lightnin' Jack's

Clairemont barbecue joint dishes up huge piles of mediocre meat for cheap, proving that there's no way to cut corners.

Lightnin’ Jack’s (4705 Clairemont Drive) has some things going for it, not the least of which is the movie deal: 10 percent off if you show a same-day movie ticket from the Regal across the ...

Canadian condo king piles up cash for Faulconer

High-rise developer gives big to GOP candidate; unions double down for Alvarez

As GOP ex-mayor and San Diego chamber of commerce chief Jerry Sanders sets out to vanquish the city's so-called linkage fee on commercial building to subsidize so-called affordable housing here, a distinctly high-end residential developer ...

Bob Filner lands on his feet as cartoon superstar

Why waste time and money on Miyazaki's animated wallpaper or Disney's sitcom ice princess when this holiday season's foremost anthropomorphic amusement stars our disgraced former mayor, Bob Filner, and could be coming soon to a ...

Boosterism, long ago

Boosterism: “the act of ‘boosting’ or promoting a town with the goal of improving public perception of it.” “America’s Finest City” (see what I mean?) has a long, purple-prosy tradition of hyping itself to the ...

Hotel group HEI and Unite Here smoke peace pipe

Local union picketed hotels here

Connecticut-based HEI Hotels & Resorts and the labor union Unite Here have announced the foundation of a long-term partnership to improve industry-wide relations. HEI owns the San Diego Marriott La Jolla (purchased in mid-2011 for ...

Assistance needed for Lyle (Rocky) Neptun (R.I.P)

Activist reportedly murdered in Tijuana

I just want to inform those who knew Lyle (Rocky) Neptun that he died December 7 in Tijuana, Mexico. I heard he had been murdered. As of this moment he is still at the morgue ...

17 travel tips for Thailand

Headed to Thailand – or anywhere in Southeast Asia? Read this first.

1) Leave your rolly luggage at home. Wear a backpack and only fill it ⅔ full. You will shop – if not for yourself, for your friends. Most of all, make sure that your bag ...

Encinitas plumber says he was threatened and robbed

Young worker claims unwanted sexual advances and he wasn't paid

During a court hearing on December 11, Michael Welch claimed that a houseguest, Bryan Paul Jeffries, 30, threatened and punched him and demanded money in December of 2012. The attorney for Jeffries suggested that he ...

UCSD, where majors are more impressive than wardrobes

A whole lot of sweatpants

On a recent visit to UCSD I was much more impressed by the students' majors than their wardrobes (as it should be). There were a whole lot of yoga pants and sweat pants ensembles going ...

Beer Touring: Wiens Brewing Company

Trek to Temecula turns up little more than disappointment

I’d heard good things and even sampled some good beers from Wiens Brewing Company (27941 Diaz Road, Temecula). I’d even made one of the company’s brews, Far Post Brown Ale, a San Diego Beer News ...

Burger King on El Cajon Boulevard exits North Park

“Yay! Bring on healthier, more community oriented businesses!”

You won't “have it your way” anymore from Burger King at 2829 El Cajon Boulevard. It's closed down. The building and parking lot are now surrounded by a chain-link fence. A request by the Reader ...

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