Content for Friday, September 5, 2014

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Central Admixture cited for bad practices

FDA inspectors find violations at pharmaceutical company

In early August, inspectors from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) visited Central Admixture Pharmacy Services in Miramar and found multiple potential violations of new drug-making safety regulations. In November of last year, the Drug ...

Victory! San Onofre settlement deemed unfair

CPUC admits proposed formula "favors utilities" and not ratepayers

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today (September 5) said that the proposal that would bill ratepayers $3.3 billion for the closing of the San Onofre nuclear plant must be revised. "The proposed formula favors ...

Leucadia funk-removal machine to start up soon

City of Encinitas to remove 130-year-old eucalyptus for streetscape project

One of the last remaining tall, old, eucalyptus trees along Leucadia’s Coast Highway 101, at Leucadia Boulevard, is scheduled to come down soon. Planted in the 1880s, images on old postcards are all that remain ...

How Darbeau's hide was nailed

Ex-U-T reporter and Faulconer aide got big bucks from Port District

The story broke May 19 on U-T San Diego’s website: "Port CEO seeks tenant work for son," read the headline. "Darbeau asks for help from those he holds sway over." On its face, the paper ...

Rock in peace? Fat chance

Point Loma man says city's noise ordinance is unconstitutional

Point Loma resident Jeffrey Krinsk has filed a lawsuit against mayor Kevin Faulconer, Development Services director Robert Vacchi, and code-enforcement officer Melody Negrete for violating his constitutional right to due process. "The Defendants knew, or ...

Fifty years of Zombies

English rock act wows House of Blues crowd with career retrospective

Sixties psychedelic pop band the Zombies received a hero’s welcome when they took the stage at the House of Blues for a 21-song set. While the venue seemed half full, the crowd more than made ...

Yesterday's Fishing Report

September 4 dock totals Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 40 Yellowfin Tuna Fisherman's Landing 66 Anglers, 3 Boats, 58 Skipjack Tuna, 205 Yellowtail, 1 Dorado, 245 Yellowfin Tuna H&M Landing 239 Anglers, 11 Boats, ...

Transforming opera? I think not

14 artists who are not exactly Wagner.

This Huffington Post article about 14 artists who are transforming the future of opera has been crawling around my Facebook and Twitter. First of all, we get the "grand opera is dead" discussion from the ...

Former mayor Murphy objects to Bat Quarry

Mission Trails committee decides on naming and renaming trails

The Mission Trails Regional Park citizens' advisory committee on September 2 voted to recommend naming three trails and renaming two quarries and two park entrances. Former San Diego mayor Dick Murphy served on a subcommittee ...

Billy Hart's One Is the Other

“He’s not a metronome,” volunteered one of my resident jazz experts on Billy Hart, age 73, who’s logged time with Wes Montgomery, Stan Getz, Chico Freeman, and three of Miles Davis’s straightest-up hardest-rockin’ sets. And ...

Aztec’s serpentine double IPA

Vista brewery turns out what may be its best beer yet

It’s common for brewing company owners to be high on the skills of their brewers (ironically, I type this shortly after the head fermentation specialists at Barrel Harbor Brewing Company and Helm’s Brewing Company have ...

Fast-food workers vs. fat cats

"Jerry Sanders and the chamber of commerce is at war with the working poor."

Fast-food workers and their supporters took to the streets again on Thursday, September 4, in the latest round of one-day strikes in the "Fight for 15" campaign for a $15 minimum hourly wage. Before the ...

No county for retirees

San Diego ranked 108th

Wallethub.com, a firm that calculates statistics on metro areas based on complex formulas, says San Diego is no ideal retirement haven. Criteria were such factors as weather, affordability, senior centers per capita, fishing and recreation ...