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Content for Thursday, December 19, 2013

News & Stories

Former dean sues University of San Diego

University of San Diego's Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies is more a crock than a well-run, properly managed school, says a new federal lawsuit filed by the school's former dean, Dr. Edward Luck. ...

December 19, 2013
Big bites at Little Oaks

“Over there,” says the bouncer. He points across Highway 101. I’ve just asked him where the best happy hour is around this town. I’m up in Encinitas (“Little Oaks”). He’s nodding towards a low modern-looking ...

Fast verdict for assault in Carlsbad motel room

A jury declared Matthew Nathan Terrell guilty of assault with intent to commit rape and false imprisonment, on December 18. The attack happened in a Carlsbad motel room on June 9, 2013. The jury declared ...

December 19, 2013
Drones are humanitarian, misnamed, says General Atomics

The United Kingdom is holding a select committee inquiry into remote-controlled warfare. San Diego's General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, the big drone-maker, submitted a paper, complaining that the word "drone" has pejorative connotations. Indeed, that word ...

December 19, 2013
Bronfman, Beethoven, and Schumann

I'm getting a little weary of praising the San Diego Symphony to the heavens, but they're not giving much of a choice. Last week's "most beautiful sound ever" has now been replaced by the brass ...

December 19, 2013
Spring Valley’s Christmas tree guy

If you have lived in Spring Valley for any period of time, then you have probably bought a Christmas tree from Tim Gross. Since 1981, he has transported thousands of Christmas trees from his 200-acre ...

December 19, 2013
Billionaire Buffett partner's son backs Faulconer

Charles Thomas Munger, Jr., son of a wealthy sideman to Omaha, Nebraska, billionaire Warren Buffett, has become the latest super-rich American to wade into the battle for San Diego mayor, cutting a $1000 check for ...

December 19, 2013
San Diego Chargers place Philip Rivers on indefinite hiatus following political endorsement

All-Pro quarterback's statement on abortion and traditional marriage "in no way represents the views of the San Diego Chargers football organization."

Polite persistence is the key

Grant Cooper explains how to best use the Internet in your job search. First, please tell me what you do. For the past 19 years, I have operated a résumé writing and career coaching business ...

December 19, 2013
Trash your career

Chris Francis of Oceanside was a party planner before the recession hit her business. After a year of searching for a job in her field, a friend told her about a part-time job for an ...

Minimum wage is becoming a local matter

It’s difficult to find anyone who really is happy with a minimum wage. The workers who receive it think it should be higher; the employers who pay it are aggravated by it; and, the legislators ...

December 19, 2013
2013’s Best New Beers

As one might expect, I sample a lot of beers over the course of a year; easily hundreds. It’s rare that I drink the same beer twice in twelve months as I’m too addicted to ...

December 19, 2013
Family of injured Grossmont High football player loses lawsuit

Are high schools liable for students injured during high-school sports? On December 16, the Fourth District Court of Appeal weighed in on that question by dismissing a lawsuit brought against the Grossmont Union High School ...

December 19, 2013
Posada Cañamera: Baja underground spiked with holiday punch

It’s December in Tijuana, and that means residences and public spaces across the city are exploding with seasonal posada parties. The 400-year-old Mexican custom celebrates the Virgin Mary’s immaculate conception and pregnancy with candle-lit processions, ...

December 19, 2013
Georgia (the country)

Google “Georgia,” and you are much more likely to get recipes for peach pie than to learn about the unique ex-Soviet republic where wine was invented and a special language and culture survived a thousand ...

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