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Papeete, Tahiti

Tahiti's must-see main island.

Papeete is the capital city of Tahiti, in French Polynesia. Relatively easy to reach from the West Coast, it's an eight-hour nonstop flight from LAX. Upon arrival at Tahiti's Faaa Airport, we were greeted by ...

Pillow shock

“Friend” admits incident that could have suffocated 92-year-old man

Donna Lee Darling, 61, pleaded guilty to the charge of assault on an elder, causing suffering, in San Diego Superior Court today, May 20. In exchange for the plea, a charge of attempted murder was ...

Government gushes tax dollars at bayside bash

Consultant got fat commission for TSA pipeline party on Harbor Island

Did taxpayers get a raw deal at a high-dollar pipeline conference run by the ever-controversial U.S. Transportation and Security Administration — infamous for airport frisking gropes and other mishaps — at a bayside San Diego ...

After the fire: return to Poinsettia Lane

No shrubs to hide dumping grounds; soil “purified” by intense heat

A May 19 visit to the 1700 block of Poinsettia Lane, site of Carlsbad’s “Poinsettia Fire,” revealed a much different scene than just one week ago: apparently, illegal dumpers have been throwing their trash in ...

Quiche on the beach

Bacon and red peppers elicit a happy dance at pricey Carlsbad spot

My husband took me to lunch at a restaurant I’ve been eyeing for a few months called Chandler’s, located inside the Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront Resort and Spa. I love a good lobby, and this one ...

Tax and spend on salaries and council campaigns

Does Downtown San Diego Partnership play by the rules? Are there rules?

City-council candidates Lorie Zapf and Chris Cate have a solid partner in the Downtown San Diego Partnership. The agency that manages the city's largest property-based improvement district and its CEO Kris Michell has gone to ...

End of an acoustic era

Carey Driscoll announces final AMSD dates

"After 11 years and almost 550 concerts, AMSD Concerts will be coming to an end soon," was posted this morning in an email blast from producer Carey Driscoll. "The July 12 Led Kaapana concert will ...

The goal is a half century of tragedy and drama

San Diego Opera draws donations from 36 states, announces 2015 season

Circumstances surrounding the imminent closure, and then possible closure of the San Diego Opera have now done a complete about-face: the opera company announced that the vote to shut down had been rescinded and released ...

Return to what’s inside

The Trip drifts in and out of All the Rooms of the House in world premiere

Beginning this Thursday, May 22, and running only through Sunday — that’s all the rent they can afford — The Trip presents the world premiere of Tom Dugdale’s All the Rooms of the House. It’s ...