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News & Stories

Damn, Jan, you're in a jam

By one attorney's account, the city attorney’s office has spent eight times the amount that the city could have settled a sexual harassment complaint for. The statement is found in a February 27 court document ...

March 19, 2015
The maturity we need

People I’ve talked to about the ballet scene from the end of Act II of Nixon in China have been a little confused. Why is Henry Kissinger writhing on stage and whipping peasant girls to ...

March 19, 2015
The accused is with child!

The defense attorney for Julie Harper has stated that she is pregnant and her due date is mid-May, and so it would be “impractical” for her to undergo a re-trial as scheduled, according to papers ...

March 19, 2015
Israeli junkets and talk of a "Final Solution"

Relations between president Barack Obama and prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel haven’t been the best of late, but that hasn’t gotten in the way of some free tripping by two staffers for San Diego ...

March 19, 2015
Perfect for May gray and June gloom

Dorothy Carroll wants to cover the county with jacaranda trees, including the landscaping of the new 400-room hotel planned for Lane Field South, downtown on the Embarcadero. “They are perfect for the time of the ...

Pop-up BBQ pops up downtown

I smelled it first: BBQ. Then, as I crossed 14th Street, a block from the ballpark, I saw the flare of flames bursting up from a gas cooker on the night sidewalk. It was right ...

The nature of the yeast

Beer brings people together. Apparently, so do the ingredients used to make it. Local company White Labs, the country’s premier purveyor of yeast for the beverage industry, recently added a new strain to its product ...

March 19, 2015
Environmentalists against solar power

Environmental activists are gearing up for a fight against solar power in the rural borderland East County region of Boulevard, claiming that a proposed solar project will destroy thousands of acres of wildlife habitat. Backcountry ...

March 19, 2015
Sneak peek for the Week

Fashion Week San Diego hosted its spring showcase at Harrah’s Casino on Saturday, March 14. Attendees were given a sneak peek of styles from 25 different designers whose designs will walk the runway next fall ...

"Psycho" hits local airwaves

As far as radio songs go, the new “Psycho” by Muse ain’t no “Hey There Delilah.” The accompanying video has an oppressive drill sergeant screaming “You’re ass belongs to me now…I’m gonna make you a ...

March 19, 2015
Developer of La Costa dies

Irving "Irv" Roston, who in the early 1960s headed up development and construction of the La Costa Resort and Spa, died March 13. After heading up the development, Roston remained as a partner and director ...

March 19, 2015
This little fishie went market, this little fishie stayed home...

March 18 dock totals 11 anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 day am run boated 4 sculpin, 33 rockfish and 7 calico bass, with 60 calico bass released. 14 anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 day pm ...

March 19, 2015
Lost in homicidal ideation

Michael Vilkin, 63, was sentenced to 64 years to life in prison yesterday, March 18, nine months after he was declared guilty of murder for shooting his neighbor, John Upton, after repeated confrontations over trimming ...

March 19, 2015
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