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Content for Thursday, January 2, 2014

News & Stories

Ed does — eek! — salad

Oh Lawdie. Some much gunk. This whole holiday season I have gone ape on burgers, spuds, chocolate cakes, Cool Whip, donuts, burritos, donuts, grog, beers, vino... Time to pull back. Take the higher road. Eat ...

Strong female characters

There has been some hubbub about director Peter Jackson's decision to inject "feminine energy" into his Hobbit adaptation through the inclusion of Tauriel, a lady elf. I thought it a lame decision in a movie ...

January 2, 2014
Local venue report

Lots of changes happening 'round our town’s live venue circuit, not the least of which is the much lamented loss of Croce's downtown. Look for its newest incarnation in Bankers Hill, Croce's Park West, set ...

January 2, 2014
The Best Films of 2013

People who complain that 2013 has been a lousy year for movies are spending too much time in a multiplex with only three letters in its name. Of the twenty films I single out as ...

January 2, 2014
Blackout looming for Chargers' NFL playoff game?

Bloomberg News reported earlier today, January 2, that three National Football League playoff games this weekend could be blacked out in home markets because of lagging ticket sales. Thousands of tickets are still available in ...

January 2, 2014
Rebranding a sunset view, yet again

You'd think it was hard to muck up a restaurant holding down one of the best spaces on the west coast — an oceanfront location so prime, surfers can see into it from the line-up. ...

Big money political event held quietly at Manchester resort

A fundraising event for conservative Republicans quietly took place this fall at publisher and real estate magnate Douglas Manchester's well-appointed Grand del Mar resort in the northern reaches of San Diego. Details of the exclusive ...

January 2, 2014
Time rescued

Joe Hruska, founder of RescueTime, explains how you can become more efficient in your job search or job upgrade process. First, please tell me about RescueTime. What’s the story behind it? RescueTime began as a ...

Craig Noel Award Nominees

On February 10 at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle will offer awards in the following categories.. RESIDENT MUSICAL. Chicago, San Diego Musical Theatre, Fiddler on the Roof, ...

January 2, 2014
Help yourself to a job in hospitality

The vacancy sign for jobs at hotels, resorts and on cruise ships across the country is blinking bright right now. There’s no better time to make a reservation for an interview in the travel and ...

January 2, 2014
Off-track horse-race betting premieres in Oceanside

Coinciding with opening day of horse-racing season at the Santa Anita track in L.A., Ocean’s Eleven Casino in Oceanside premiered coastal North County’s only off-track betting lounge on December 26. Where once was the card ...

January 2, 2014
People love people

What do you love most about your work? That’s a simple question, but you might be surprised that far-and-away the thing people love most about their work is the people they work with. They still ...

January 2, 2014
Chicago Transit Authority wants $1.2 million from Cubic

San Diego–based Cubic Corp's Transportation Systems, which specializes in fare-collection systems, installed the "Ventra" payment system in Chicago during 2013. But there were slipups and hiccups from the outset. The Chicago Transit Authority calculates that ...

January 2, 2014
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