Content for Wednesday, September 4, 2013
- Jazz choices for the days ahead
- National City: Getting your ginger back
- Nathan Fletcher's past raises serious questions about integrity
- Consultant Marco Li Mandri asks City to pay $25,000 in fees for the long-delayed Barrio Logan Maintenance Assessment District
- Allison Adams Tucker tour of Japan set for October
- Champ: Not a Lot to Lose
- Escondido man guilty of double-murder for shooting pregnant girlfriend
- Padres edge Giants to climb out of last place
- The 1887 graduating class of the San Diego branch of the Hollywood Secretarial School Group
- Aguirre: "Put essentials first and wants second."
- Navy finds recruitment slogan fails to connect
- Baby Steps in Baja
- Interview: John Crowley, director of Closed Circuit
- Amazon Original Programming preparing pilot based on San Diego politics
- Fallen Filner: former mayor to host CNN program alongside Weiner, Spitzer
- Sheriff's Department Spokesman insists communication was impossible with Mt. Helix shooter
- Exec's race for mayor casts light on Qualcomm bribery charges
- Mt. Helix shooter's son: "Why would my Daddy make me into local TV news fodder?"
- Rare opportunity to own in Mt. Helix - act now!
- FUSS BUCKET BLUES
- J&H Hopia open in National City
- Two county lawyers disbarred
- Padres ink Will Venable to two-year deal
News & Stories
Agents seize nearly 3400 plants
Sheriff’s deputies say that the bust of a large-scale marijuana farming operation in the rural North County community of Rainbow on Tuesday afternoon (September 3) could have netted up to $7 million worth of cannabis. ...
List of favorites, happy hours, Baja Med
Reader foodies set the table for you with this year's delectably eclectic restaurant guide. Dig in!
Competitor Group announces the end of elite runners in their events.
I wrote about the evolution or deterioration of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon from a marathon event to a half marathon event with a marathon option. RunBlogRun broke the news on the continued popularization of ...
We’re painting the roses red
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is paying Sweetwater Union High School District a visit. Duncan is on a Southwest bus tour and will be at Castle Park Middle School September 13. Why Castle Park Middle? ...
“Americans munch 10 billion of these a year...the size of the donut hole changes with the economy.”
Ed gets the "dough" part, but what about the "nut"? And why the hole? Our frugal fork finds the answers and a couple of guys who are redesigning the donut.
Prized peanut butter cups
Who cares who put the chocolate in the peanut butter, who does it best?
GG Allin and GWAR had a baby, and they named it Sloat Dixon
At Mission Bay High, Sloat Dixon sported a mohawk and played in punk bands such as Common Ground and Black Republic. Now he plays drums for Yuma-based cow-punk band the Tramplers. Thanks to a random ...
Interview with Afternoon Delight writer-director Jill Soloway
Matthew Lickona: How did you pitch this film? Jill Soloway: A mom rescues a stripper and realizes that she’s the one who needs rescuing. ML: So Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) is the mom in that sentence, ...
Should footballers trust the NFL brain trust with their brains?
Black Market III's Black Roses hooks up blues roots and "the stories of today."
Enjoy great views of San Diego all the way up to the top of Viejas Mountain, which is green again after the Cedar Fire in 2003.
Having to choose between this and that favorite.
The one question I’m asked most frequently is “What’s the best restaurant in San Diego?” Impossible! How can I compare this deliciously fresh, perfectly seasoned, crisply battered fish taco with that subtly nuanced, silky smooth, ...
Barbarella's top-ten haunts
I have more restaurants in my repertoire than a jukebox has records, and I love to go on new foodie adventures. But despite the myriad options at my disposal with the extensive selection of restaurants ...
Three single men — none of them good
Do San Diego men suffer from Peter Pan Syndrome? The San Diego women who have to date them sure do!
The diversity of cuisine that San Diego County offers
I’m usually at a loss when asked what the “best restaurant neighborhood” in San Diego is. The truth is, we log in some miles going to our favorite places. South to Chula Vista for Mariscos ...
Boy, so many good places to choose from, from O’side to the Other Side of the line. The major discovery for me has been the incredible bargains you can get in the exploding world of ...
People who swim in glass pools.
Current Owner: Terravista Partners, Ltd. Listing Price: $9,875,000 to $12,900,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 8 House Size: 10,000 square feet “La Fenice,” named after a famed 18th-century Italian theater, is one of the oldest and most ...
Ramping up for what’s expected to be an all-out company effort to get former GOP assemblyman Nathan Fletcher elected mayor of San Diego, cell phone giant Qualcomm still had plenty of cash for federal candidates, ...
Thursday 5Are you ready for some footbaaaalll. Yuhmeneither. Let’s go out.... From Chicago’s South Side, rapper/provocateur Chief Keef is in town for two gigs this week. In just over a year, the 18-year-old has gone ...
The best of the white-linen class.
An uncertain economy, in tandem with the rise of gastropubs, upscale comfort food joints, and other trends driven to tiresome status by their ubiquity, have rendered fine-dining establishments to endangered-species status in San Diego County. ...
Local songsmith Nathan Fox explores cabaret bop on this year's I'm All Done EP.
San Diego Indie Fest takes a hit this year, but producer Alicia Champion is undeterred.
Tijuana and nearby cities to the south have become famous in the past few years for their locally sourced Baja Med cuisine. The fusion fare of traditional Mexican dishes with Asian and Mediterranean influences highlights ...
It’s always a relief when license plates with Saguaro cacti exodus east this time of year. Our roads thin out, like arteries purged of cholesterol. But Teatro Mascara Magica’s staging a play all Zonies should ...
With rumblings of revolution and war in the Middle East, maybe summer 2013 wasn’t exactly the best time to take off for a free deluxe tour of Israel, but freshman Democratic congressman Juan Vargas, accompanied ...
Funk mined from the best days of funk, meaning the music that was made during the ’80s R&B revival days by the likes of alto saxist Maceo Parker and bigger horn-band acts like Cameo. Jelly ...
Baja’s TV networks can’t keep up with its social networks.
Baja's social network has boots on the ground and up-to-the-minute news to tweet — #dontcrosstheborderwithoutit.
For this list, I have decided to use not great restaurants but great dishes. It gets a handle on ten local restaurants by looking at some of the best individual dishes I’ve eaten in the ...
Double Trouble You have Holler in the August 29 Reader. The one from Clairemont was already printed a few issues ago in the same column. I know that, because the guy called it “Square-mont.” I’m ...
Telecommunications giant AT&T apparently felt generous back on June 13, anteing up a pair of free tickets to Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena concert of Pitbull for Crystal Quezada, legislative director for first term San Diego ...
OB One Church finds the lost and lights them up like a rocket.
Forty things to do before 40
Birthday girl Sarah divulges the secret to picking winners at the track — check out their butts.