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Groucho goes La Jolla

While continuing my never-ending search for all things Marx, I stumbled across this photo of Grouch and Greg Peck that appeared in the October 1950 edition of Screen. According to the La Jolla Playhouse website’s ...

El Pescador crosses the street, goes big

La Jolla fish counter pricier, but easier.

Thirty years after opening as a small fish counter, La Jolla mainstay El Pescador Fish Market finally moved into a bigger space back in September. It didn't go very far — directly across the street ...

Halloween 2014: San Diego places second in nationwide city costume contest

In a surprise upset, the City of San Diego took second place in this year's City Costume Contest, an annual nationwide affair judged by the editors of Forbes Magazine. San Diego's costume, "Major City," narrowly ...

Jefferson like Dracula

Financially troubled law school "hard to kill"

Thomas Jefferson School of Law, whose students have dismal bar-exam and job-placement records, recently restructured the debt on its fancy, eight-story building downtown that it occupied in 2011. Yesterday (November 5), the New York Times's ...

Wrenchers’ delight

Self-serve auto shop opens in Oceanside

For those times when your spouse complains about your project car just sitting there taking up space or a much-needed auto repair is too costly, an ideal spot in North County has emerged to serve ...

Maybe crazy, but not insane

Bryan Chang declared sane at the time he killed his mother

After Bryan Chang admitted killing his mother, four years later, the question became: was he crazy when he killed her? This morning, November 6, after a three-week trial, a jury declared that Chang was sane ...

Massive brain crowbar

Octagrape, Trumans Water, and Permanent Makeup tour up the coast on no wave compilation cassette

No-wave garage-rock quartet Octagrape are embarking on an eight-stop West Coast tour with Portland-via-SD experimental band Trumans Water and Florida like-mindeds Permanent Makeup. The trio of acts will be travelling on a 17-track compilation cassette, ...

National hotel lobby funded wage referendum

"Small business" coalition is front for corporate backers

National minimum-wage opponents furnished much of the money for this summer's San Diego referendum campaign, effectively killing the local wage-boost law adopted by the Democratic majority of the city council, at least until the measure ...

Lost GoPro underwater for a year

John LaGrange was diving off of Solana Beach on October 30, looking for a fish to spear for dinner. Out past the surf, in about twelve feet of clear water, he noticed something lodged on ...

Expensive race card

Transcripts don't indicate Bob Filner racially denigrated Andrew Jones

Former executive assistant city attorney Andrew Jones likened his run-in with former mayor Bob Filner during a city-council closed-session hearing last year to that of Rosa Parks being ordered to the back of the bus ...

Antonio TJ Johnson’s Acting Bucket List

Craig Noel Award-winner shares the roles he longs to play. “After 35 years of stage acting, I thought a ‘bucket list’ might be difficult to come up with. It has been a long journey and ...

Serge needs a surge, Jim needs to keep jamming

Super caliente Imperial Beach mayoral race still undecided

The undecided congressional race between Carl DeMaio and Rep. Scott Peters, isn't the only contested race in the San Diego area: who the future mayor of Imperial Beach will be is still unknown. As of ...

2014 San Diego Beer Week: Day 3

A comprehensive roundup of San Diego Beer Week events for November 9.

Sunday, November 9 Beer Week Events Barrel-Aged Beer Release: Though the name of Coronado Brewing Company’s pumpkin beer, Punk’n Drublic, is pretty silly, the brewers were serious enough about it to stash some away in ...

Election results minute

Rundown of winners and losers in Tuesday's campaign

With county Registrars of Voters around the state reporting the lowest voter turnout in decades, San Diego County's ballots were jam-packed with five congressional districts, three state senate, and seven state Assembly seats up for ...

Ebola is a less contagious than Mahler

Mahler's Fifth Symphony in La Jolla this weekend.

We’ve heard the phrase, “Go big or go home.” If we look at the La Jolla Symphony’s upcoming season, those folks are never going home. The season contains Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, and ...

Election rewards for-profit schools (except Bridgepoint)

Stock plunges almost 10 percent on poor results

Prior to Tuesday's election, some Wall Street analysts named industries that would gain from a Republican victory. For-profit universities were among them. Yesterday (November 5), stocks of some for-profits rose stoutly: Strayer, up 3.33 percent; ...

Huế down yonder in Vietnam

Stretching before me is an archaeological site straight out of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. But this is no studio set; Y Khiêm Viện and Trì Khiêm Viện are the real McCoy. The ...

Scratching the bottom for table fare

November 5 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 28 Anglers, 2 Boats, 2 Yellowtail, 2 Sheephead, 1 Sculpin, 30 Rockfish, 16 Calico Bass, 55 Bonito, 2 Sand Bass, 30 Calico Bass Released H&M Landing 8 Anglers, 1 ...

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