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News & Stories

Granada, Nicaragua: Central America on the cheap

Nicaragua may be one of the continent's last untarnished jewels that hasn't been flooded with foreign tourism. Lying just to the north of Costa Rica, it can be managed on an extremely low budget. Getting ...

Bungling (suspected) burglars busted with stolen stuff

A Carlsbad man walked down the street to see why the cop car was there; he then saw his stolen possessions inside a car that was being detained, according to testimony at a hearing today, ...

April 22, 2014
Let it out, let it all out

Tribal Baroque is in town for a handful of "prayformances" in Balboa Park near Casa del Prado Theater, on April 24 from 3-5 p.m., April 26 at 9 p.m., and April 27 from 3-5 p.m. ...

Bikers’ and climbers’ stake in Mission Trails park

At the April 17 meeting on the Mission Trails Regional Park master plan update, speakers included rock climbers, mountain bikers, and property owners. Topics for the first two groups included access and the Quail Brush ...

April 22, 2014
Local hotel business improves....but

According to Smith Travel Research figures, occupancy in San Diego hotels has risen from 67.6% year-to-date March of last year to 70.9% this year. Average daily room rate has climbed from $126.98 to $133.1. But ...

April 22, 2014
Enchantment and injustice

It’s impossible to measure these things, but surely the book (1960), by Harper Lee, and the Oscar-winning movie (1962) must have had an impact on the Civil Rights Movement of the '60s. Along with an ...

April 22, 2014
Port parking ruse — er, pilot program in effect

The Port of San Diego has decided to experiment with a "parking meter pilot program," which might better be described as a localized hike in parking-meter rates. There are 186 metered public parking spaces at ...

April 22, 2014
"NO FEES for the skatepark" in Imperial Beach

In a compromise deal after months of heated public debate, the Imperial Beach City Council on April 16 unanimously approved resolutions that turned over management of the sports park to two private organizations. The final ...

Lobster, lamb score big at Southpaw Social Club

When I went to Southpaw Social Club a while back, the menu had some good things on it, but the place was still feeling its way six months after opening. With its back patio smack ...

Douglas Manchester backs a Horton

Real estate developer and U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester has boarded the Board of Equalization bandwagon of GOP ex-assemblywoman and former Chula Vista mayor Shirley Horton, kicking in $6000 on April 21, according to ...

April 22, 2014
Tomatoes to fly, bulls to run in Temecula this summer

Adrenaline junkies don’t have to travel far this summer, as a Southern California version of Pamplona’s running of the bulls is slated to come to Galway Downs Equestrian Center at 38801 Los Corralitos Road on ...

April 22, 2014
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