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News & Stories

More beers coming to the rescue

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 ...

March 20, 2015
The economy in shock

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 ...

March 20, 2015
Take your road and use it

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 ...

March 20, 2015
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

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 ...

March 20, 2015
Not for all their wealth

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 ...

March 20, 2015
Local unemployment rate drops sharply

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 ...

March 20, 2015
New juice shop takes over old juice shop

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, 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 ...

March 20, 2015
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 ...

March 20, 2015
On sacred throne with eagle on shoulder

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

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

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 ...

March 20, 2015
As Sunset Cliffs crumble into the sea...

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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