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San Diego's famed urban planner — leaving so soon?

Bill Fulton, hired last summer, to leave at the end of August

San Diego's planning director, Bill Fulton, has resigned, effective August 30. Fulton was brought in by ex-mayor Bob Filner in June of last year to head the planning department, which had been dismantled by former ...

Pacific Beach skate style is timeless

Locals and visitors show the beach 'hood isn't just for surfers

Pacific Beach isn’t only for surfers. Drive down Garnet and you’ll find groups of skaters. Head down to the boardwalk and they are sprinkled amongst the beach cruisers, joggers, and Segway-riding tourists. According to Izzy ...

Anti-wage boost group spends $114,000

"Ugly" campaign against minimum wage promised by U-T San Diego

"Expect hardball," a U-T San Diego editorial promised this week about an anticipated referendum campaign by the paper's publisher and his political allies against the city council's vote to hike the minimum wage. "It can ...

We Are Only What We Feel, by NONONO

Synth-pop alive and kicking on Stockholm band's debut record

The verdict is in: synth-pop is here to stay. We Are Only What We Feel, the debut album from Stockholm based NONONO, does it wisely. The album features crisp, polished melodies and enticing beats. Given ...

Weightlifter as security guard no bueno

Chaparral High School student bloodied by campus cop

Three Chaparral High School employees have been granted immunity from a lawsuit relating to a 2013 incident that left a 15-year-old female student injured after she was allegedly thrown to the ground face-first while handcuffed ...

Too bad about Peri-Peri

South African restaurant can't quite pull it off

Eater — armed with nothing but a single, snarky graphic — fairly well explained the collective sigh of resignation so many of us heave on entering a new restaurant: we hope to see something inspired ...

Epic! Knock-out!

Intimacy and spectacle combine to make Les Miserables at Lamb’s something very special

I think it was my second or third week on the job. I went to a small theater in National City — Lamb’s Players — in a former church, I found out, after I got ...

OK Go showers hot fans with confetti

Thanks to an unusually hot Belly Up Tavern, fans attending the club’s OK Go concert may have felt during the show like they would need to rinse off once they got home. The band, however, ...

Sure beats jail time

San Diegan banned from securities business for five years

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday (July 31) announced an agreement by which Jason D. Huntley of San Diego will be banned from the securities business for five years. Huntley agreed to the judgment without ...

Beer Touring: Pacific Brewing Company

Keying in on the first of two nano neighbors at a Mira Mesa business suite

Driving by at normal speed, you might miss the handful of Mira Mesa business suites atop the hill near the intersection of Miralani Drive and Camino Ruiz, but that small complex houses two brewing companies. ...

Beyond the “follow your passion” rhetoric

Jobs that make money and do good

Dev Aujla, creator of, might be able to help with your job search. First, tell me about yourself and how your website came to be. I am a Canadian. I started a non-profit called ...

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