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Bladder smuggler

Song Shen Zhen was sentenced to a year in custody and told to pay $120,500 to the Mexican environmental protection agency today (Aug. 11). Last year, Zhen had been caught smuggling dried Totoaba bladders — ...

August 11, 2014
More sweat, more money

San Diego's endurance events — marathons, open-water swims, triathlons, 5ks, and mud-runs — are bringing in money, according to a study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research. Last year, more than 134,000 ...

August 11, 2014
Unconventional logic

Since the convention-center expansion was thumbed down by the appellate court, the corporate-welfare crowd — particularly the Chargers and U-T San Diego — has switched to touting a combined football stadium/convention center. "It's going from ...

Short shorts in La Jolla

I love La Jolla in early August. The weather has yet to reach the sweltering early-September temperatures and the heavy crowds of June and July have thinned out a bit. There is some terrific shopping ...

August 11, 2014
Sempra under investigation, says Mexican press

The Mexican press reported this past weekend that Sempra Energy is under investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. Imagen del Golfo, a news agency in Veracruz, reported that Sempra is being investigated for corruption, ...

August 11, 2014
How about let’s make an Ebola bomb?

As the West's war of nerves with the Russian Federation heats up, Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak is being viewed as both an ominous foreboding and welcome opportunity by San Diego's growing military-biotech establishment. Escaping media ...

August 11, 2014
Fewer pot dispensaries = more pollution

The Union of Medical Marijuana Patients has adopted an unusual tactic in the battle being waged for cannabis users. The organization is suing the California Coastal Commission and the city over regulations that restrict the ...

August 11, 2014
Kato Sushi open in Hillcrest

After a protracted remodel, Kato Sushi Hillcrest (a spin-off of the original PB restaurant) opened in time for Pride. The budget-minded sushi joint replaces the failed Pita Jungle, which had already sunk a surprising sum ...

Why Ukraine: a salo session in Kiev

I’ve eaten sushi, Italian food, and fruit since I've been here in Kiev so far. In the midst of what I'd characterize as an uneasy peace (mostly) here, I’ve been fiending to figure out what ...

A tree grows in PB

It used to be nearly every week I had a new brewery to write about. Nowadays, it’s like I have a new brewery tasting room to talk about. This week is no different. Joining the ...

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