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Cayman Islands: from stingrays to tax shelters

Find a few new reasons to get to a white-sand Caribbean beach.

Coral outcrops surrounded by coral reefs, the Cayman Islands are three tiny islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) comprising the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands in the western Caribbean. Just south of ...

Not too ill — medical parolee on the loose

Convicted kidnapper escaped from skilled-nursing facility

Robert Virgil Taylor, 50, who was on medical parole from state prison to an unidentified East County skilled-nursing facility, escaped custody on October 1. Taylor, who has convictions for burglary and assault, according to the ...

Q pop-culture radio show ousts its host

Jian Ghomeshi, the "cool guy on an otherwise stodgy network," caught with his pants down

It’s tough when you’re a public figure and you admit that you enjoy kinky sex. It’s even tougher when you’re, uh, in public radio. That awkwardness became a binational reality Sunday when it was announced ...

A Mario Kart and IPA brunch

North Park's other beer and ramen spot

North Park got a new ramen and yakitori gastropub this fall — I mean, another one. The Safe House opened in mid-October, taking over the long-vacant site of what used to be a beauty supply ...

Double-tracked = doubly jacked in North County

Rail line improvements aim to increase train traffic usage twofold

On October 24, the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (known as LOSSAN) made available to the public new information on the plans affecting its 7.6 million annual passengers and the residents in ...

Manchester and Jackson: two debtors in Neverland

King of pop and Annie Leibovitz bailed out by distressed lending outfit

The late pop superstar Michael Jackson, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, and U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester don't appear to have that much in common. Now, however, they share a famous source of cash — ...

Drive-by in Lemon Grove

Bullet holes in stucco; near-victims no help to investigators

Sheriff's deputies in Lemon Grove are searching for leads in an attempted drive-by shooting on yesterday afternoon (Oct. 26) that left neighbors terrified and the presumptive victims tight-lipped. Deputies were called to the 3600 block ...

Piano haute couture with Lola Astanova

Garret sits down to chat with a stylized pianist who plays upon the world stage.

As I descended the dimly lit stairwell, I could hear that someone was playing the piano. I walked out onto the stage of The Jacobs Music Center and there was Lola Astanova — practicing. Ms. ...

General Atomics considers India

Next-generation military weapons development could be headed overseas

Aided by a friendly business climate cultivated by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, San Diego–based General Atomics is exploring avenues to shift production and development of next-generation military weaponry and infrastructure to his country, according ...

Beer Touring: O'Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company

A visit to Scripps Ranch’s new brewery during its first week in business

Back in July, I visited Ed O’Sullivan, owner of namesake interest, O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company (9879 Hibert Street, Scripps Ranch). No beer had been brewed, but there was plenty to be impressed by, namely a ...

Last Call: Black Sunday

Some fine productions, including one of the city's all-time best, must close November 2.

These shows must close this Sunday, November 2 — aka “Black Sunday,” given their high quality. The Royale, Old Globe Theatre One of the year’s best directed shows is so well done you’d think Marco ...

Sunday fish report

October 26 dock totals Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 13 Sand Bass, 15 Bonito, 4 Calico Bass, 2 Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 123 Anglers, 5 Boats, 16 Whitefish, 12 Calico Bass, 3 Sculpin, 1 Rockfish, ...

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