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Two bad boys

Robert William Herman, formerly a director of the North America Sales Department of Qualcomm, pleaded guilty today (August 21) to insider trading. Herman was secretly told by his Qualcomm supervisor that the company was contemplating ...

August 21, 2014
Working parents should live in Chula Vista

NerdWallet, an organization that keeps statistics on metropolitan areas, says that Chula Vista is the 12th best city in the nation in which working parents can raise children. The study was done in conjunction with ...

August 21, 2014
Café Coyote lives up to its name

What do the tourists see when they come to San Diego? I wondered this as I walked around Old Town, trying to decide in which hokey Mexican spot to have lunch. Fiesta del Reyes seemed ...

Summer sales sucked

While housing prices continue to increase in other parts of the state, data released this week by the California Association of Realtors shows San Diegans' appetite for homes at inflated prices is waning. Reports from ...

August 21, 2014
Steve-O confesses to pranking jackass SeaWorld

Even a jackass knows SeaWorld’s got to go. Steve-O (Jackass 1-3) had been called many things — daring, stupid, dipped in poo — but never an animal rights activist. That changed yesterday after O admitted ...

August 21, 2014
Hollywood guy buys Vista chinchilla farm

Hollywood mogul Sam Simon bought himself a chinchilla farm in San Diego County on Tuesday, August 19 — as part of an animal-activist mission to close a chinchilla-breeding operation that brought together a cast for ...

August 21, 2014
Sunshine-taxed to the max!

Should you buy or rent a home in San Diego? Neither, if you look at such a decision from an economic perspective. According to Zillow.com, the share of median income needed to buy a home ...

August 21, 2014
Report from Tiki Oasis

The last chapter of 2014’s beat-novel party “Tiki Oasis” continues the theme with pop artists the Loons, Love Revisited (with Johnny Echols), and “Dirty Water” legends the Standells. The Loons are gearing up for the ...

August 21, 2014
Still swinging in his 70s

He's into his 70s now, but San Diego's Bob White, onetime chief aide and political intimate of Republican mayor (and later United States senator and California governor) Pete Wilson, is still near the peak of ...

August 21, 2014
Robert Landis (1921-2014), rest in peace

If there were a San Diego theater Hall of Fame, Craig Noel would be first on the list. The second, Robert Landis, passed away last week. I still believe the imaginary army must have been ...

August 21, 2014
Please don't read this if you are a terrorist

Beyond creating controversy over the lifelike nude body images they generated, the Rapiscan Secure 1000 full-body scanners deployed at airports nationwide were susceptible to missing various contraband, researchers from UC San Diego, the University of ...

August 21, 2014
Who's bitch-slapping who?

Doug Manchester, owner of the Grand Del Mar and publisher of the U-T, is coming closer to having permits for the illegal work done on his property over the course of the past decade. Next ...

August 21, 2014
Belching Beaver going the brewpub route

Brewery expansion remains in full swing, with yet another local brewing company closing in on a satellite location. This time it’s one of the breweries that helped start the tasting room trend, Belching Beaver Brewery. ...

August 21, 2014
Temporary trailer-park market

“STOP, Poppa, and look!” Our four-year old daughter yelled from the backseat of our SUV. Saturdays are usually a family day, when we take our daughter for a cruise to the park or beach and ...

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