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Cardiff’s Sandcastle Drive hosts no apparent ghosts

When one sells a house on the two-block-long Sandcastle Drive in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, perhaps it should be required to disclose that the home is on a “Halloween street." Five years ago, KNSD Channel 7 news listed ...

Shipping industry moves to rescind Barrio Logan community plan

San Diego's shipping industry wants to reshape the land-use changes that the city council approved for Barrio Logan, located adjacent to the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. The industrial businesses hope to do so (as reported ...

November 1, 2013
Manchester buys more San Diego papers

Doug Manchester, owner of U-T San Diego, is continuing his monopolization of San Diego print media. According to the La Jolla Patch, Manchester's U-T has purchased Mainstreet Communications, which includes the La Jolla Light, the ...

November 1, 2013
Oregon sex offender arrested at Ramona Halloween celebration

An Oregon sex offender was arrested in Ramona on Thursday afternoon, October 31. The man reportedly harassed children and their parents at the Ramona Chamber of Commerce Main Street Trick or Treat event. San Diego ...

November 1, 2013
Signage proposal denied for Westfield's UTC

The most recent court defeat over massive wall signs at Westfield's UTC Shopping Mall in La Jolla occurred yesterday, October 31. In a tentative ruling (expected to be made final today), superior-court judge Timothy Taylor ...

November 1, 2013
New releases opening this week: 12 Years a Slave, Ender's Game, and more

Everybody loves 12 Years a Slave. Well, almost everybody. Look, I know what you're thinking. "Oh, Marks is just a contrarian from the School of Armond White. Of course he's not going to like a ...

November 1, 2013
The Avengers of rock and roll: meet the Split Squad

"Josh Kantor." Michael Giblin, the Parallax Project bassist, checks in with the Reader to talk about his side project, a band called the Split Squad that includes Eddie Munoz (Plimsouls), Clem Burke (Blondie) and Keith ...

November 1, 2013
Paul McCartney's New

“Will you still need me...when I'm 64?” Yeah, even at 71 we need you, when you can still make great original music. My favorite cut on Paul McCartney’s new record is “Early Days,” an acoustic ...

November 1, 2013
Lousy Sacramento Kings closer to getting new arena

Supporters of the Sacramento Kings pro basketball team are trying to get a $258 million subsidy for a new arena. The deal has been controversial because of the size of the proposed giveaway and the ...

November 1, 2013
Little Italy: Don't knock the gnocchi

I'd heard Ballast Point was open. (See Brandon Hernández' extensive pre-opening report.) Loved the idea that this bunch of guys who started as a home brew outfit in a tiny uncool strip-mall got voted small ...

Armando de la Torre's "Winter Wonderland"

Armando de la Torre’s residence at the Oceanside Museum of Art (made possible through a James Irvine Foundation grant) begins this holiday season. The grant is supposed to provide for artists to explore ideas of ...

With a curse like a knife

Rhode island–based alt-country act Deer Tick belted out the lyrics to “The Bump” — "We're full grown men, but we act like kids, we'll face the music next time we roll in!" — as the ...

November 1, 2013
The money behind Recall Bob Filner committee

As is usual with most San Diego political dramas, big real estate money played a major role in the summer campaign to recall embattled San Diego mayor Bob Filner, tainted by a sexual harassment scandal ...

November 1, 2013
Best of Beer Week: November 5

Boobs, Brats & Beer to Help Find the Cure: Mission Brewery Plaza’s Acoustic Ales Brewing Experiment is teaming with Hillcrest sausage outfit, Salt and Cleaver, to offer beer and bratwurst in exchange for donations to ...

November 1, 2013
San Diego's Lindbergh Field awarded $22 million in grant money

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority, which oversees operations at Lindbergh Field, this week announced the award of $22 million in grant monies from the federal Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. ...

November 1, 2013
Chaldean businessman considers El Cajon mayorship

Shortly after the October 17 East County Democratic Club meeting started, president Frank Tsimboukakis asked the El Cajon mayoral candidate to speak. "Not yet," replied 30-year-old Ben Kalasho, a 2012 El Cajon City Council candidate ...

November 1, 2013
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