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UCSD ophthalmology dept. chief accused of bullying and more in lawsuit

It looks like federal court will be hearing a case centered around harassment charges at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego. This month, Leah Levi, M.D., professor emerita in the ...

KUSI anchor Lisa Remillard covers the Nightcrawler

KUSI anchor Lisa Remillard didn’t know she made the final cut until I tweeted the info her way. “I thought for sure they would cut my scene,” Remillard laughs. “Even though they were so nice, ...

How to see L.A. – or even Pluto

Griffith Observatory is worth the trip.

A couple hours north of San Diego is the Griffith Observatory, a must-see on a weekend getaway in La-la Land. You might remember the landmark from the film Rebel Without a Cause. That was James ...

Because we're a healthy lot

Local healthcare jobs lower than other metro areas, percentage-wise

San Diego's healthcare services sector employed 121,510 people and contributed $17.2 billion to the regional economy in 2012, according to a new study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The healthcare sector ...

So-called "Booty Bug" has San Diego college kids on high alert

Students at UCSD, SDSU, USD, PLU, CSSM, Palomar College, and other schools throughout San Diego are reporting high levels of anxiety this week following multiple hospitalizations caused by the deadly meningococbloccal bacteria. The disease, which ...

DeMaio's foe backed by big spending biotech lobby

French lobbying contest winner’s employer hails "elected official of the year”

Not many familiar with San Diego politics and the torrents of lobbying dollars that pour into the local and national political system each year would be surprised at this week's news conference to announce San ...

María y José on violence and love

Tijuana ruidosón prophet María y José shakes up San Diego

More of an attitude than a proper genre, a close-knit collective of Tijuana musicians put a significant blip on the international music radar starting in 2009 under the umbrella tag ruidosón. The sound takes hints ...

Now Try This: Duck Wings at the Rabbit Hole

Normal Heights' new sports bar does a tough dish right

Duck wings can suck. Compared to chicken wings, they’re scrawny, and filled with connective tissue, which makes them hard to cook. The extra fat lurking beneath the skin makes it borderline impossible to achieve the ...

UCSD professor claims next stage of human evolution already underway

Guest column by Dr. Herbert "Hamburger" Helper, Chair of UCSD's Department of Evolutionary Biology The scientific truth is that two out of every three Americans are overweight, and one out of every three is obese. ...

Wall Street probably expected worse

Market laughs off new for-profit college rules

The United States Department of Education today (October 30) is coming out with stricter regulations that will hit for-profit colleges. Beginning July 1 of next year, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal ...

Linda Libby’s Acting Bucket List

The Craig Noel Award winner can hardly choose just four.

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

Warm weather or not, Coleman can't cool controversy

Retired forecaster reiterates opinion on global warming for Fox News

Two days after retired KUSI weatherman John Coleman told Fox News that global warming "science is not valid," the Weather Channel issued a statement on October 29 that global warming is real. "The climate of ...

Phil’s BBQ sets new bar with local beer

Local ‘cue all-star revamps bar, installs San Diego suds

The name Phil’s BBQ is synonymous with San Diego… much like handles such as AleSmith, Ballast Point, and Karl Strauss. Now, the ‘cue giant and those local brewing operations will be more synonymous with each ...

Solana Beach horror story continues

Bryan Chang did things too gruesome to include in a headline (warning)

In the second week of a sanity trial for admitted murderer Bryan Chang, 33, jurors heard testimony from the doctor who performed the autopsy on his mother, a computer expert who gathered email evidence, and ...

Timpani and GTOs

San Diego Symphony revs it engine.

There is a quality about Leonard Bernstein’s music which has kept it fresh and cool for decades. Saturday’s Opus 2014 Gala Concert opened with Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. I wonder if someday ...

Heads and tails

October 29 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 Pacific Bonito, 7 Rockfish, 12 California Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 34 Anglers, 2 Boats, 10 Yellowtail, 15 Rockfish, 54 Calico Bass, 163 Bonito, 6 ...