Content for Friday, March 20, 2015

News & Stories

More beers coming to the rescue

New breweries join lupus charity campaign

In January, I launched a fundraising and awareness campaign for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California utilizing the quality wares of local brewing companies that volunteered to brew beers to raise proceeds for this year-long ...

The economy in shock

Cost of SD living soars, thanks in part to that electricity bill

We all know that San Diego incomes are a good deal higher than the nation's, but the cost of living is far higher. The result is a squeeze. And energy costs are a big part ...

Take your road and use it

Transportation Corridor Agency denied approval of San Onofre extension

The San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board voted unanimously Monday, March 16, to reject the Orange County Transportation Corridor Agency's second try at getting approval for what it calls “the Tesoro Extension” — and ...

Clammin' for nothin'

I couldn't help but think of a line from the crabbing show Deadliest Catch when it was a slow day: "We're crabbin' for nothing!" The difference was that I was looking for chocolate clams on ...

Faulconer’s costly PR jaunt snared on CNBC’s line

Mayor’s New York City vanity tour made interesting by Andrew Ross Sorkin

From February 9 through the 13th, Monday through Friday, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer was on the road to New York and Washington DC, appearing on a gaggle of cable TV news shows, interviewing with ...

Not for all their wealth

Pay-to-play stage roles for rich women — but would the manager ever let one play a lead?

I found this in the San Diego Union, July 8, 1887, a reprint from the New York Mail and Daily Express. The best dressed character in the show spoke only ten lines. “Her costume was ...

Local unemployment rate drops sharply

Government jobs pick up

The San Diego County unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in February, down from a revised 5.8 percent in January and 7.1 percent a year earlier. Non-farm jobs rose 6200 during the month. The big gainer ...

New juice shop takes over old juice shop

Out with the centrifugal, in with the hydraulic

I experienced a moment of near-panic last week when the South Park branch of Stehly Farms Market, my favorite (and most convenient) organic produce stand and juice shop, closed unexpectedly. I needn't have worried, it ...

Blame Reagan, Bush Jr, Obama…and Andrew Mellon

Economist Arthur Laffer blasts government for dependence on wealthy

Economist Arthur Laffer, the so-called father of supply-side economics, was based in San Diego for many years after leaving the Reagan administration. He left San Diego for Nashville in 2007. During a speaking tour in ...

John Mellencamp's Plain Spoken

That leadoff track adds up everything in its unequal-length verses, the pieces of a life, the happier bits fallen out, rotten pieces in a too-humid jigsaw — and every equation equals no peace. That’s the ...

On sacred throne with eagle on shoulder

Artist carves dismembered Torrey pine into ocean-facing sculpture

Those who frequently hike or bike the Coast Highway between Del Mar and Torrey Pines State Beach will have likely noticed — in the past month or so — an eagle emerging out of a ...

Into the Zion Narrows

One of America's great hikes in Zion National Park.

Joshua, age 10, is an aspiring photojournalist. This is his first published work. In my ten years on this earth, the Grand Canyon had been the most beautiful spot I had ever seen. That is, ...

Greene country

Americana master Jackie Greene entertains a packed Observatory

Fans danced, fans whooped and sang along as Sacramento-based singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Jackie Greene performed for a packed Observatory North Park. With his fingers flying over the neck of his guitar and his voice effortlessly reaching every ...

As Sunset Cliffs crumble into the sea...

Will anything be done for beach access for the masses?

In the early morning hours of March 15, the southernmost beach access point in Sunset Cliffs Natural Park failed. The dawn patrol surfers were met with a drastically altered bluff face. Overnight, the bottom eight ...

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