Content for Monday, October 13, 2014

News & Stories

Winners and participants

The 2014 Metropolitan Opera Auditions are an experience.

There is a certain type of person who haunts The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Remember, this is called an audition but it’s a competition. I haven't been in a couple of years but I'm ...

Finale or interlude?

Ian Campbell headed to altar for third time

Ian Campbell, former chief executive of San Diego Opera, is engaged to opera soprano Susan Neves (pronounced "nevs") and the two will live in New York City, according to sources within San Diego Opera and ...

Faulconer readying real estate sell-off

GOP mayor advertising for brokers to lift city's property burden

GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer has taken a quiet step toward privatizing the sell-off of "surplus" city real estate, which a U-T San Diego columnist recently estimated could be worth a billion dollars. "The City has ...

Stone rolls to Virginia

Public funds and a desirable property lure SD’s biggest brewer

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, has won out in a contest also involving Norfolk, Virginia, to host a new brewing facility for San Diego–based Stone Brewing, the nation's tenth-largest craft brewer. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe ...

Underbelly North Park raises its game

New space dazzles, but old menu still where it's at.

It took awhile, but Underbelly, the ramen branch of Consortium Holdings' local restaurant empire, finally opened its long-anticipated second location at the North Parker. Its finishing of the corner space at 30th and Upas completes ...

Deported veterans help deported moms

"The Bunker" moves from downtown Tijuana to Otay

“We are having a meeting this Wednesday [October 1] with all the deported moms,” I am told by Yolanda Varona, the director of DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana. “You are welcome to come. Hector says to bring ...

Bine & Vine looks the part

Recently renovated standout bottle shop ups its game with redone interiors

Believe it or not, there was a time when craft-stocked bottle shops weren’t in every neighborhood throughout San Diego. Sure, there was craft beer, even the local variety, but it took awhile for the retail ...

Death for all three of them?

Alleged murderers of Brittany Killgore could face ultimate penalty

Louis Ray Perez, 48, Dorothy Gracemarie Maraglino, 39, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 27, were all in court on Friday, October 10. The defendants deny all accusations pertaining to the kidnapping, torturing, and murder of a ...

Two wahoo in two days on the Malihini!

October 12 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 20 Anglers, 1 Boat, 10 California Yellowtail, 5 Barred Sand Bass, 2 Kelp Bass, 1 Pacific Bonito Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 20 Bonito, 20 Yellowtail Fisherman's ...