Content for Saturday, January 4, 2014

News & Stories

French Concession open in Hillcrest

Celadon closed down, got a makeover, and re-opened as French Concession, a dim sum restaurant on 5th Avenue

While everybody has been obsessing over the protracted buildout process for Lucky Liu’s (Alex Thao’s new Downtown Chinese restaurant), the restaurateur quietly renovated Celadon, his Hillcrest Thai restaurant. Reborn as French Concession (3671 5th Avenue) ...

Rajasthan, India: land of the kings

India's calmer, yet vibrant northwest.

The largest state in India, Rajasthan, located in the northwest of the country, is known as “the land of the kings." Rajasthan is wrapped in vibrant colors, with impressive cities including the Pink City of ...

Pfingst and murder defendant win pre-trial hearings

Former San Diego County DA took evidence cash as "fee"

Former San Diego district attorney, current criminal defense lawyer Paul Pfingst will remain as counsel for a woman accused of murdering her husband, a judge ruled on January 3. In November, prosecutor Keith Watanabe alleged ...

Major prison expansion for Donovan state prison

Construction of $168 million building to begin this spring

With the state's prison system still facing overcrowding issues despite a 2011 order from the Supreme Court to address the issue, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced on January 2 that plans had ...