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Sycamore Den, part one: the food

“Sycamore Den got food!” That was the rumor, anyways, that the Normal Heights hipster-centric cocktail lounge, styled after a dreamy and favorable vision of the 1970s where men were men, had augmented its menu with ...

Random thoughts on the 2014 People's Choice Awards

Aren't the people's choice awards handed out every Monday morning when the weekend box office receipts hit the trades? It’s been years since I sat down and watched a telecast of The People’s Choice Awards ...

January 10, 2014
Latest Leaked Snowden Documents Reveal Collaboration Between Government, Disney, and Local Dronemaker

Disney Exec to General Atomics COO: "If we could make people sympathize with an ecosystem's top predator (LION KING), we can make them sympathize with a robot death plane."

Peters sets up fundraising committee with Arizona Democrat

La Jolla Democratic congressman Scott Peters and fellow House Democrat Ron Barber of Arizona, under fire by ads sponsored by the billionaire GOP Koch brothers of Wichita, Kansas, have set up a joint fundraising committee, ...

January 10, 2014
Coastal Commission tours I-5 North County corridor

The California Coastal Commission is in San Diego this week, holding meetings from January 8–10 at the Catamaran Resort on Mission Bay. On Thursday, the group took comments on the so-called North Coast Corridor Public ...

January 10, 2014
M.I.A.'s Matangi

M.I.A. has once again delivered an engrossing platter of ear candy with her latest effort Matangi. From the opening of “Karmageddon” through the closing track “Sexodus,” M.I.A. brings the listener along as she dominates the ...

January 10, 2014
Panhandler turf battle at freeway exit

On the eastbound off-ramp of Highway 78 at Jefferson Street — the location that inspired a 2012 panhandling article — a turf war developed on January 8, causing three California Highway Patrol units to respond. ...

January 10, 2014
Deep South arrives downtown

"I like being early," says Terryl Gavre. She's the wunderkind gal who started up Café 222 (remember her on posters wearing a waffle on her head?), and then Bankers Hill Bar/Restaurant, and then Bankers Hill ...

Sweet sates Solana Beach

Pop artist Matthew Sweet played a 15-song show and 2-song encore to a partisan, enthusiastic crowd that seemed to know the words to every song. Sweet has been a regular visitor to San Diego since ...

January 10, 2014
Beer of the Week: Play Date Stout

With the camaraderie between San Diego County breweries, collaboration beers are natural and frequent occurrences. For many brewers, the only inhibitor to embarking on a group project is the inability to fit a collaboration into ...

Group fights for University Heights boundary rights

While it may not matter to those who don't live there, one group is fighting another over the boundaries of University Heights. The University Heights Community Development Corporation (UHCDC) is battling with the University Heights ...

CareFusion pays fat fine for engaging in kickbacks

San Diego-based CareFusion Corp. yesterday, January 9, agreed to pay the government $40.1 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by paying kickbacks and promoting its products for uses not approved ...

January 10, 2014
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