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Content for Thursday, October 17, 2013

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Lakeside man pleads guilty to child molestation, firing on police

Lakeside resident Daniel Robert Witczak, who opened fire in September 2012 on two San Diego Sheriff’s deputies who were about to serve an arrest warrant on him for child molestation charges, pleaded guilty yesterday (October ...

October 17, 2013
Trailer Park: That Awkward Moment

So, first up: this trailer is red-band for a reason. Proceed with caution. Right, then. For a few years in a child's life, any reference to poop or pee is inherently hilarious. The reference can ...

October 17, 2013
This year's best local music: One week later and right on time

The 23rd Annual San Diego Music Awards took place October 16 at Humphrey’s by Bay before a sold-out crowd of 1344. Presented by the nonprofit San Diego Music Foundation and organized by Kevin Hellman, the ...

October 17, 2013
Frivolous-lawsuit fighter wonders about handicap sign damage

Days after Ann Kinner's October 7 online posting of a video — in which she spoke about being sued twice over wheelchair access at Seabreeze Nautical Books and Charts at 1254 Scott Street — the ...

October 17, 2013
Bloody clown robs La Mesa 7-Eleven

Police in La Mesa are looking for an armed bandit who robbed a 7-Eleven store on the 5700 block of Amaya Drive at gunpoint early this morning, October 17. The suspect, described as a white ...

October 17, 2013
Cancer research gets little from NFL's "pink" affiliation

The National Football League (NFL) is covered with pink these days — on the cheerleaders, on the players, on the refs. It's supposedly for cancer research. But ESPN's Darren Rovell figured that only 8 percent ...

October 17, 2013
Far, far away in Pulau Gaya

From the deck of a motorboat scuttling along at 25 knots, I saw Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu, growing fainter every second until it finally blended in with the surrounding blue and green and patches of ...

October 17, 2013
Manchester's Lincoln Club hit piece vilifies Fletcher with publisher’s ally Karl Rove

San Diego's GOP Lincoln Club is out with yet another hit piece in the cascade of direct mail it has launched against newly-minted Democrat Nathan Fletcher as the political proxy war between Republican U-T San ...

October 17, 2013
A smoldering pile: San Diego Symphony (2 of 2)

The theme of the Opus Gala at San Diego Symphony was "The Roaring '20s." The concert started with John Harbison. Harbison is a fairly well known American composer. He's one of those names that crops ...

The Few at the Old Globe

John Donne said “no man is an island.” Playwright Samuel D. Hunter’s world premiere disagrees. Matthew, QZ, and Bryan live sealed-off, isolated lives, though a thousand miles from any ocean. More to the point, they’re ...

October 17, 2013
Teachers for Sweetwater district face insurance cost hike

The Sweetwater Union High School District has been plagued with problems but has managed to stave off labor unrest — until now. In an October 14 interview, Roberto Rodriguez, president of the Sweetwater Education Association, ...

October 17, 2013
Mission Brewery fires "cannons"

Ever had two empty pint glasses in your hand and thought to yourself: If only there was a way to fill these without having to go to the trouble of opening two beers. OK, probably ...

City Journal scoffed at convention center expansions

By and large, political and economic conservatives pushed the San Diego Convention Center expansion plans through. They didn't read, or ignored, an article that appeared in City Journal in winter of last year. The magazine ...

October 17, 2013
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