Content for Tuesday, December 23, 2014

News & Stories

Unbrighten the season

Playlist for the "depressed Disneyland Dad at Christmas when his ex has the kids"

We’ve all heard about people being depressed and alone on Christmas and if you haven’t heard about that, you have now. There are several tips on how to avoid holiday depression such as reading a ...

Stocking full of coal

Formulate a Plan Re: “I Make … $9 an Hour Plus Tips” (December 18 cover story). It took me nine years from the time I started college in 1974 to get my bachelor’s degree in ...

Need for speed

$100K public relations tool

The Oceanside Police Department has a new crime-fighting vehicle for their arsenal. No, it's not one of those surplus, armored Humvees being given away by the federal government. It’s a sleek 2015 Nissan GT-R, one ...

Park peddlers permitted to proceed

Judge allows religious organization to resume selling t-shirts in public spaces.

Spirit of the Environment, an eastern-philosophical-based organization that promotes Bhakti-Yoga teachings and environmental sustainability, may once again sell t-shirts and pass out literature at San Diego's most popular tourist destinations and public parks, ruled a ...

New faces at CPUC. But new broom unlikely

Political PR pro Picker to replace Peevey

Governor Jerry Brown today (December 23) named two new commissioners to the scandal-ridden California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Long-time Sacramento public relations pro Michael Picker, who was named a commissioner in January of this year, ...

The Splendid Splint(er)

New Padre slugger undergoes surgery to receive Ted Williams' unfrozen lower half.

When the Padres snagged Matt Kemp from the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was the biggest deal in the team's history. But when the word leaked out that a recent medical exam had detected arthritis in ...

Selling tacos with surfboards

Marketing ploy might impress Fox, but not a Feaster

In a city filled with taco shops, everybody's got their local favorite. And in a place like Pacific Beach, it doesn't seem out of character that — to many — Taco Surf garners that distinction. ...

The case of the Caltrans engineer's illicit remodel

Caught red-handed on personal job site, state worker let off with a warning.

The end of the year is approaching, time again for the California state auditor's report of crimes and malfeasance by state employees, some of which were attributed to a San Diego-based California Department of Transportation ...

December 22 dock totals

Yesterday's catch: Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 30 Anglers, 1 Boat, 3 California Sheephead, 7 California Yellowtail, 5 Lingcod, 123 Rockfish H&M Landing 32 Anglers, 3 Boats, 17 California Spiny Lobster, 14 Sheephead, 7 Sand Bass, 130 ...