Content for Thursday, December 11, 2014

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SeaWorld president out; stock rises

Cost-cutting layoff plan continuing

SeaWorld Entertainment today (December 11) ousted its president and chief executive officer, Jim Atchison, who will become vice chairman of the problem-plagued company. Chairman David D'Alessandro will be interim chief executive. The stock rose 2.88 ...

Rubber chicken master assumes city hall throne

New council boss backed by many special interests who funded the old

If past campaign cash is an indication, some of San Diego's most prominent lobbyists and special interests aren't disappointed by the ascendency of Democrat Sherri Lightner to the presidency of the San Diego city council, ...

San Diego one of top cities for active lifestyle

High percentage of people engage in physical activity

San Diego is 18th among 100 cities in citizens having an active lifestyle, according to WalletHub, which puts together statistics on American metropolitan areas and states. San Diego is tied for third in percentage of ...

Catalina Maynard’s Bucket List

Dream roles for this Craig Noel-award winner.

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 choices ...

Enter Entercom

“This market can't sustain a winning sports team, let alone two or three sports radio stations.”

Could wide receiver Eddie Royal replace “Royals” by Lorde? Could Brandon Flowers of the Chargers take the airwaves from Brandon Flowers of the Killers? Local radio stations KSON, KIFM, and FM94/9 were sold on Monday. ...

New Zealand’s otherworldly Tongariro Crossing

The 12-mile volcanic trail is heralded as one of the country's best.

I have a mix of fear and respect for volcanoes. They are imposing, difficult to climb, and can erupt with little warning. However, when my husband and I visited New Zealand, our friends strongly recommended ...

First Look: Whole Hog soft opens in Hillcrest

Celebrates America's "original art form" — BBQ

Being a fan of pork, passing by a restaurant called the Whole Hog was bound to stir up some cravings. The place practically sits in the middle of the intersection of Robinson Avenue and Park ...

Latino Film Festival finds a new home in Fashion Valley

Hazard Center out, Fashion Valley in

Over the years, UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center has played host to just about every film festival in town. This week one of its loyalist sublessees, the San Diego Latino Film Festival, announced it ...

Lawsuits attack Bridgepoint's automatic dialing pitches

Civil suits, government investigations pile up

On December 3, a suit was filed in Arizona federal court charging that Bridgepoint Education is violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by using an automatic dialing system to send prerecorded messages to sales prospects. ...

Local gift guide: Dude edition

Skip the mall and shop local.

Gift giving for the dudes on my Christmas list is a challenge. My husband is a minimalist, so anytime I ask him what he wants for Christmas he shrugs and says, "Nothing." While he acts ...

San Diego Water Dept. readies launch of proprietary luxury water

Feeling Flushe?

"We couldn't be more excited," says Water Department head Thomas Crapper. "For years, we've been negotiating for the exclusive rights to a previously untapped water source, one with almost unlimited potential. Now that those rights ...

Meet Kilowatt Brewing Company

Beer plot thickens in brewery-dense Kearny Mesa

It’s hard to believe that, although two-and-a-half-years ago there had never been a brewery in Kearny Mesa, there will soon be five. It’s even more inconceivable that three of those share a strange, unplanned thematic ...

Trout plants and dock totals

December 10 dock totals H&M Landing 10 Anglers,1 Boat, 42 Rockfish, 4 Calico Bass Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing 30 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 Sheephead, 45 Rockfish, 15 Vermilion Rockfish Point Loma Sportfishing 11 Anglers, 1 Boat, ...

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