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Content for Thursday, January 22, 2015

News & Stories

What's poppin? Not corn

Customers coming into the ACE Hardware store on Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas are missing something. Something that was as important as the wide selection of nuts and bolts, and friendly advice. The fresh, free, ...

January 22, 2015
No more grouch

We continue with our interview of Malcolm MacKenzie. As it turns out, he isn’t so much an old grouch as a father of two who has figured out a way to balance an opera career ...

January 22, 2015
Manny Fernandes’ acting bucket list

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers – even choices ...

January 22, 2015
"Beat down" confused as "frolic"

“The first thing he said was, 'You been talking a lot of shit I heard,' then the second thing he said was, 'Get your arm off my girl,'” a taxi driver said during more than ...

January 22, 2015
Sheriff joins race for body cameras

After editorial endorsements of police body cameras by Douglas Manchester's U-T San Diego, San Diego sheriff Bill Gore has joined the bandwagon of those looking to hook up the officer-mounted surveillance devices. ”All patrol officers ...

January 22, 2015
FBI sting nabs sports agents plotting to screw clients

A San Diego-based FBI sting operation has nabbed two professional sports agents plotting to fleece their clients in an investment scam. The agents are Joseph Vaccaro of New York City's Dynasty Management and Vincent "Vinnie" ...

January 22, 2015
Hot prowl burglaries heat up Obecians

In light of the recent seven hot-prowl burglaries in the Ocean Beach community, over 60 people showed up to voice their concerns and offer solutions at what was billed as a “community discussion.” The organizers ...

January 22, 2015
Une delight du Escondido

Grand Avenue, downtown Escondido's de facto Main Street, has been (what I consider) blossoming in recent years, with the opening of a good coffee shop (Kettle Coffee & Tea) and a good brewery and taphouse ...

Pits ahoy

A pair of pitbulls were found in an otherwise unoccupied sailboat drifting off the coast of La Jolla by local lifeguards on Wednesday, January 21. The boat had been seen anchored near La Jolla Shores ...

January 22, 2015
Dog towns

The Normal Heights Community Association is leading a new effort to bring a bona fide dog park to mid-city. The group is set to launch a public relations campaign in hopes of convincing elected officials ...

Backcountry to Baja

Awhile back we traveled to Nicaragua. Much of the country’s road systems are inaccessible by car, and if you wanted to explore the interior you were forced to walk, ride a bike or rent a ...

Prisoners of lug

At the edge of Del Mar posh — the narrow lanes above Carmel Valley Road that are lined with multi-story houses built for the size and the views — the Cal Fire–led crew of women ...

January 22, 2015
Beer Touring: Wavelength Brewing Company

Most of the time, I try to suppress my enthusiasm over checking out new brewing companies, waiting long enough for them to get on their feet and get some brews under their belts before I ...

January 22, 2015
Nonstop wahoo action

The Bluefin are still biting out at the Tanner/Cortes Banks. The Tribute, fishing out there right now, has added two more 1.5-day trips departing on Wednesdays. Otherwise, they will be fishing south to Colonet on ...

January 22, 2015
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