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Real estate swindler gets ten years in the big house

Commercial real estate developer and mortgage broker Bradley Holcom today (November 10) was sentenced to ten years and one month in prison for orchestrating a $50 million securities fraud scheme that preyed on 150 persons, ...

Attention: pederasts, terrorists, and murderers

Baja is not a good hideout for fugitives anymore

Since January 1, 159 fugitives have been caught in Baja by a specially trained unit of the Policía Estatal Preventiva, breaking the previous record of 112 set in 2012, the Tijuana daily El Mexicano reported ...

O baby, what art thou?

Californians left out of gender-judging company’s settlement

Californians duped by a company promising to predict the gender of a fetus based upon a urine sample from the mother are out of luck when it comes to receiving restitution, a federal appeals court ...

Partial Monty

Uneven but heartfelt Calendar Girls debut at the Sullivan Players

Somehow D.J. Sullivan wrangled Tim Firth’s script for Calendar Girls from Samuel French — dispensers (and often hoarders) of the rights — and has staged the local premiere. For a “small” theater to land the ...

Get down on the trolley

Stations undergoing citywide overhaul to accommodate low-floor cars

Renovation work began at the Palm Avenue and Iris Avenue trolley stations last month as part of the Metropolitan Transit System’s Trolley Renewal Project. According to the MTS website, the $660 million project — a ...

Green Flash acquires Alpine Beer Co.

Two of San Diego's hoppiest form mutually beneficial partnership.

Two of San Diego’s hoppiest brewing operations are, essentially, becoming one. Today, Green Flash Brewing Company (6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, Mira Mesa) announced that it has acquired Alpine Beer Co. (2351 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine). Described ...

El Cajon immigrant shelter draws Iowan's ire

Tilapia and ponies for unaccompanied alien children questioned

How is life for so-called unaccompanied alien children at a federally sponsored youth shelter in El Cajon? Perhaps too sweet, in the opinion of Iowa Republican senator Charles Grassley, as expressed by him in an ...

Tenacious G

City Attorney Goldsmith's battles don't seem to change

San Diego's top attorney continues his mission to discredit the authenticity of advocacy group San Diegans for Open Government. Last week, the city attorney's office issued a handful of subpoenas to several group members, ostensibly ...

2014 San Diego Beer Week: Day 7

A comprehensive roundup of San Diego Beer Week events for November 13.

Events for Thursday, November 13 Dark Side vs. Wild Side: The folks at Hamilton’s Tavern are pitting the deep, dark, heavy, highly-alcoholic brews of Avery Brewing Company against that same interest’s light, tart, funky, highly-alcoholic ...

Sorry, soldier

High cost of SD living a deterrent to retired military

Old-timers (including yours truly) can remember when San Diego was chock-full of retired military persons who learned how glorious the weather was when serving at one of the local bases. It's not so true now. ...

Tuna still on the banks

November 9 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 28 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 Ocean Whitefish, 16 Vermilion Rockfish, 5 California Sheephead, 7 California Scorpionfish, 27 Rockfish, 2 Kelp Bass, 2 Pacific Bonito, 11 Bocaccio Fisherman's Landing ...