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Scorsese to take on Bernstein

Will commercialism sabotage the classical story?

A Martin Scorsese film about Leonard Bernstein has been confirmed as an upcoming project. Bernstein was the high priest of classical music in the United States and one of a handful of conductors who thrived ...

Another Filner case settled...sort of

Plaintiffs' lawyer wins settlement and drops hammer on city attorney's office

Carla DiMare represented former Marine Katherine Ragazzino and her nurse Michelle Tyler in a sexual harassment lawsuit she filed against former San Diego mayor Bob Filner. A week after winning a settlement in the case ...

San Diego Beer Week's best bottle and tap lists

These events promise the week's most interesting lineups

San Diego Beer Week 2015 means over 500 events promising special occasion taplists. These events in particular promise the sort of beer lineups that will be hard to match the rest of the year. Guild ...

Hidden Lisbon

Fado music, saudade and more in Portugal's slow-to-reveal capital.

The slightly dirty tile sidewalks welcomed us as we left our hostel to begin our first day in Lisbon. The magic in this city was palpable from the get-go. As we followed the trail of ...

Trillion-dollar philanthropist* gets 27 months

William Ison maybe could have talked a dog off a meat wagon

In investment seminars throughout the country, William Ison liked to talk big. Real big. He said his company, Blue Diamond Excavation, was worth $86 billion. Actually, the company had never produced anything. Ison said he ...

Encinitas' facelift continues

Will elimination of smog shop end summertime car shows?

For the third time this year, another Coast Highway 101 building in Encinitas’ downtown is scheduled for demolition. Encinitas Smog, at 682 South Coast Highway, has lost its long-term lease, says owner Alex Stanton. He ...

San Diego ethics commission rejects call to recuse itself

City attorney candidate battles over group's alleged conflict of interest

How close is too close? was the question raised this week by a San Diego city attorney–hopeful pitted against a former member of and sometimes counsel to the city's ethics commission. "You are well aware ...

Padres new manager: "I am willing to take this job."

Green(er) pastures?

On November 3, the San Diego Padres named Arizona Diamondbacks third-base coach Andy Green as the team's new manager, following the dismissal of interim manager Pat Murphy, who was filling in for the fired Bud ...

Bank of Internet sued

BofI Holding accused of lending money to "unsavory characters"

A putative class action suit was filed Tuesday (November 3) in federal court against San Diego-based BofI Holding, parent of Bank of the Internet, which specializes in mortgage loans to high-wealth individuals, often foreign. The ...

Cold beer, hot chicks at the Hideout

That’s what’s advertised at Santa Ysabel biker haven

If a biker and new to the San Diego region, it is recommended you plan a ride to the Hideout Steakhouse and Saloon. Getting there from San Diego means riding one of two practical routes: ...

Here's the plan to ban SDG&E

...and then we take their transmission equipment by eminent domain

A ballot initiative being pushed by a longtime anti-nuclear power activist would spell the end of the reign of San Diego Gas & Electric and other private-investor-owned utilities in the state of California if enacted ...

Cold Beat strikes hot

...just a year after the SanFran band's strong debut, Cold Beat's back with Into the Air

After a strong showing with their debut LP Over Me last year, punk/electro-pop band Cold Beat is back with Into the Air. Already, the band seems in sync, a feat that could take more than ...

Garth Brooks: Entertainment Icon

Entertainment Tonight surprises country singer on opening night in San Diego

What’s the best way to get over not being named CMA Entertainer of the Year? Being christened an “icon” by someone who knows a thing or two about the subject. A day after losing out ...

¡Rape Trump!

Border mural depicts presidential contender with ball gag

A mile west of the Tijuana airport, where the road ends and dirt road begins, a mural that reads “¡Rape Trump!” has been painted on the old border wall. The presidential candidate's face is depicted ...

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