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Content for Thursday, March 6, 2014

News & Stories

Handwriting on the wall for city’s anti-graffiti bid

To outsource or not to outsource seems to be the question for new GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer, generally a privatization proponent, in the wake of a report by the city auditor's office on failures in ...

March 6, 2014
CPUC shows its inbred corruption

Over a period of several years, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) cozied up to its buddies at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which cares about utility profits, but not about ratepayer fairness. SDG&E ...

March 6, 2014
Macau: more than just the Asian Vegas

Macau has gained a reputation in recent years as a gambling mecca – “the Asian Las Vegas.” However, beneath the glitz and neon is a vibrant Portuguese-Chinese fusion culture and a former trading post with ...

Major projects at Mission Beach's Plunge

If you went swimming early last month at Belmont Park’s historic pool, the Plunge, you likely noticed that the Wyland sea-life mural on the south wall was split from pool deck to high ceiling, exposing ...

SD’s Tourism Marketing District’s odd strategy

What better way to promote San Diego than for the Tourism Marketing District to pay attorneys to file legal briefs in other cities’ fights to keep their hotel tax up and running? On March 7, ...

March 6, 2014
Not your dad's date night at Bertrand at Mister A's

As a young adult in San Diego, Bertrand at Mister A’s was one of those fine-dining establishments in the sky (or 12th floor, to be precise) that I never felt “fancy enough” to enter. I ...

Ghazal Mansury denies killing 79-year-old mother

Late yesterday, March 5, a judge ordered Ghazal Jessica Mansury, 42, to stand trial for the murder of her mother, Mehria Mansury, 79. Testimony during a three-day hearing suggested that Mehria might have been killed ...

March 6, 2014
Leaked: SDPD "Touch Guide"

USHERING IN A NEW ERA OF GENDER JUSTICE, DOWNTOWN — New San Diego Chief of Police Shelley Zimmerman says that her first order of business is "obviously, the restoration of trust between the Department and ...

An interview with Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (1 of 3)

We started our conversation with some small talk about the weather and Girl Scout cookies. Stephanie Blythe: I spent a week in Rancho Mirage before we came here. Oh my god, I couldn't believe it. ...

March 6, 2014
Almost 40% of households can't afford San Diego

A new study released this morning (March 6), reveals that 38% of San Diego County's working-age households can't afford a no-frills lifestyle without public or private assistance. Even in households with someone working full-time, 23.5% ...

March 6, 2014
More clients drop San Diego's Sacramento lobbyist

Sacramento’s Sloat Higgins Jensen & Associates, the lobbying firm fired by San Diego ex-mayor Bob Filner and rehired last year by interim mayor Todd Gloria, continues to face controversy and deserting clients after its agreement ...

March 6, 2014
Ripe North Park embraces unheralded sandwich toppings

You look for a couple of things when you visit a sandwich shop. Occasionally, a place will stand out by making its own meat, or offering exotic cheeses. A lot of places impress thanks to ...

Local biotech seeks solution for water shortage

NERVOUSLY LOOKING AWAY, BIOTECH VALLEY — "As usual, big, loud, and dumb gets all the headlines," says Dr. Pisco Scales at the Sorrento Valley biotech Nucelis, LLC. "They're spending a billion dollars on that Carlsbad ...

Border X expands from the border to the Barrio

It’s OK if the words “Border X” conjure little more than question marks for you. Nano-sized Border X Brewing Company opened only a few short months ago. Adding to its relative anonymity is its extreme ...

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