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Content for Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Neighborhood Market Association gives $100,000 to pro-Fletcher campaign committee

On October 23, the Neighborhood Market Association trade group, comprised of liquor marts and small neighborhood markets, contributed $100,000 to the pro-Fletcher political action committee called "Neighborhoods for Nathan Fletcher for Mayor 2013." It's not ...

October 24, 2013
Feel the Beat

Though the criminal case against disgraced former mayor Bob "Big Hands" Filner has been closed in the wake of his guilty plea, attorney Gloria "Sue" Allred's sexual harassment suit, filed on behalf of Irene "Irate" ...

Opinions sought for improvements to C Street and beyond

The Downtown San Diego Partnership took over a block of C Street this afternoon, October 24, astroturfing the sidewalks and inviting passersby in for an event the group billed "tactical urbanism." A band performed at ...

Geezer and Weezer on the same cruise? It could happen.

After Weezer announced a contest to play on a cruise with them, Geezer launched an all-out social media blitz to get enough 'likes' for their video to win. "We're the only San Diego band and ...

October 24, 2013
The Lofty job of Brian Ross

"I'm excited about getting through this week — because we've had three sellout shows," Brian Ross, program and events manager for University Centers tells the Reader. "I'm amped about my student staff and what they ...

October 24, 2013
The good old days

The image above is taken from a Paramount Pictures ad that ran in Vanity Fair back in February of 1920. (The magazine is running a bunch of its old content on its website in celebration ...

October 24, 2013
American seeding

I haven’t done a formal seeding for composers so far in the World Cup of Composers but I think it will help with the American bracket. Here they are 1-16 with their matchups. Aaron Copland ...

San Diego mayoral debate abruptly canceled...due to pension truth?

There was to have been a debate tonight, October 24, among three mayoral candidates. It was to be sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Business Leadership Alliance. The U-T San ...

October 24, 2013
Lowe Enterprises seeks to develop Mission Valley's Town and Country hotel

Mission Valley's Town and Country hotel, deeply intertwined with the city's long and controversial history of big-money influence and development, may be preparing for a historic change. Built in the 1950s by the late Charlie ...

October 24, 2013
Bridesmaids director to produce animated Peanuts feature

To date, Paul Feig’s greatest contribution to film comedy has had nothing to do with bridesmaids or bumbling female cops. Am I the only one who made it all the way through I Am David, ...

October 24, 2013
Tommy's Tex-Mex comes to 30th Street

For some people, Tex-Mex food is too gringo-fied, too Taco Bell. For others, it’s a chance to eat soft tacos wrapped in flour tortillas and topped with shredded cheese. That second group of people will ...

Work-at-home wisdom

Matt Keener, author of Executive in Sweatpants, says he can help you find success among the growing ranks of those who work from home. First, tell me a little bit about your story. After graduating ...

San Carlos residents bandy about traffic solutions

Navajo Community Planners, Inc., on October 21, considered three San Carlos traffic issues. The planning group unanimously approved the installation of a four-way stop at Green Gables Avenue and Wandermere Drive, and a board majority ...

October 24, 2013
Training new workers is expensive

Fact No. 1: 19 million American workers expect to change jobs in the next year. That’s 13.3 percent of the country’s workforce. Fact No. 2: The average wage of U.S. workers was $42,979 per year, ...

October 24, 2013
Scorsese invites "Wolfs" to his door for test screening of The Wolf of Wall Street

It's official. After persistent rumors of a 2014 release date, the L.A. Times reports Martin Scorsese's long-awaited The Wolf of Wall Street will open on Christmas Day. That's Christmas Day, 2013. Yesterday, some of the ...

October 24, 2013
Your guide to a non-slutty Halloween

It’s almost Halloween which means that soon, the streets of Pacific Beach and the Gaslamp will be full of lingerie-wearing ladies come October 31st. Sexy costumes are to Halloween what ketchup is to french fries. ...

October 24, 2013
Step... kick... payday

Tap dancing to Ricky Martin songs at the San Diego County Fair five years in a row does not make you a professional dancer, but with a little more training you could make a career ...

ON SALE NOW: Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries

I warned the beer-loving world it was coming, and now it’s arrived: the San Diego Beer News Complete Guide to San Diego Breweries. An eBook designed to be use on-the-go by visitors, locals, craft beer ...

October 24, 2013
Detroit's "laughable" pension tomfoolery akin to San Diego's

It turns out that bankrupt Detroit practiced the same pension tomfoolery as San Diego, as noted in a New York Times article yesterday (Oct. 23). Detroit gave extra payments to retirees when the return on ...

October 24, 2013
UCSD's Southwest Fisheries Science Center faces facelift

Preparation has begun for the demolition of several buildings that once housed the Southwest Fisheries Science Center on the UC San Diego campus, employees were recently informed. Over the past several years, contractors working for ...

October 24, 2013
San Diego mayoral race whoppers abound

In a short political campaign, such as the current mayoral race, voters don't have time to check preposterous statements or to get into critical but complex issues. Example: Candidate Nathan Fletcher has been caught in ...

October 24, 2013
Opening shot: The Counselor

So, here you have a straight path, Route 54. But if you turn from the straight path, you wind up in Juarez, Mexico. What's in Juarez? Why drugs and drug violence, of course. And what ...

October 24, 2013
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