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Content for Monday, March 9, 2015

News & Stories

AEG pulls out of L.A. stadium negotiations

The Los Angeles Times is reporting this evening (March 9) that Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), owned by multi-billionaire Philip Anschutz, is pulling out of its plans to build a football stadium in downtown Los Angeles. ...

March 9, 2015
Backroom operator

I got the rare chance to interview Henry Kissinger. Henry doesn’t do many interviews these days, but since he’s in San Diego for a few weeks, he relented. Okay, in truth, Patrick Carfizzi, who is ...

March 9, 2015
Cookie time is over, people

March 8 was the close of the 2015 Girl Scout cookie sales season. Cookie lovers who couldn’t resist buying boxes of Peanut Butter Patties, Do-si-Dos, and Cranberry Citrus Crisps also noticed the price increase — ...

March 9, 2015
Lasting impermanence

The set, Full Circle Tattoo at 2312 30th Street in South Park, couldn’t be more authentic. Maybe 100 pictorial choices are framed on the walls, along with rows of knickknacks suggesting other possible “skin illustrations.” ...

March 9, 2015
Qualcomm engineers its financial product

On the day of its annual meeting in San Diego (March 9), Qualcomm announced a a plan to buy back $15 billion of its common stock. It still has $2.1 billion stock it can buy ...

March 9, 2015
Church thief who tested dirty comes clean

On Sunday, March 8, 19 days after St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Carlsbad was broken into and robbed of dozens of silver and gold chalices, cruets, and ciboria, the items were found by a sheriff’s ...

March 9, 2015
Mayor’s foundation fueled by lobbyist funds

Around San Diego's city hall, even good deeds can be turned to the peddling of influence. Number one example: One San Diego, a nonprofit corporation set up to implement the neighborhood agenda of Kevin Faulconer, ...

March 9, 2015
Ich bin ein Berlin food truck

Driving around a couple weeks ago I found myself lined up at a red light next to a food truck painted brightly with the word Currywurst. For a moment I forgot I was on my ...

You on the bus?

Even though gas prices fell significantly during the past year, public use of mass transit hit a 58-year high in 2014, according to a March 9 report from the American Public Transit Association. San Diego ...

Catfish record broken at Lake Hodges

On Saturday, March 7, Don Gibson caught and released a 36.6 pound blue catfish, breaking the record at Lake Hodges. The previous record was 29.8 pounds. The catfish was released after being weighed and photographed. ...

March 9, 2015
Gas price sag

The dramatic rise in gasoline prices cracked on Thursday, March 5. Just as oil-industry watchers predicted, there was no true explanation for the daily price increase that occurred in San Diego County during the past ...

For the love of lagers — and the coast

Until a year ago, the only Vincent Falcone I knew was the character who went by the handle Lieutenant Falcon on the ‘80s’ G.I. Joe cartoon. Now, I know a brewer by the same name. ...

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