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Little Birds' Elgin James’s personal appearance benefits Digital Gym

Get your Q's A'd

Join Reader film-critic Scott Marks at the Digital Gym, Friday, October 9, at 9 p.m. for a screening of Little Birds, followed by a Q&A with writer-director Elgin James. The autobiographical tale, James’s debut, stars ...

Bitcoin ATM machine for Ocean Beach

Cryptocurrency has its risks and is difficult to trace

On Thursday, October 8, what's billed as the first Bitcoin ATM in the region comes to Ocean Beach. The first transactions will begin taking place at a launch party late that afternoon at 4796 Niagara ...

Second Chance for beer in Carmel Mountain Ranch

Successful San Diego brewer working with renewed purpose

Early September saw one of San Diego's most accomplished craft-beer talents open a new brewery in Carmel Mountain Ranch. Second Chance Beer Co. launched with a trio of beers made by Marty Mendiola, a credentialed ...

About 145 more cars can jam into Hillcrest

Plan afoot to institute angled parking on wider streets

Parking has been the number-one problem expressed by Hillcrest residents for years. On October 2, Luke Terpstra, chair of the Hillcrest Town Council, talked to me about the problem. "We have a thriving business district ...

Riley Elementary special-needs student victimized

District bus driver accused of performing "lewd and lascivious acts"

The San Diego Unified School District has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by a parent who claims her child, a special-needs student at Riley Elementary in Clairemont Mesa, was sexually assaulted by a district ...

Former sheriff, police chief Kolender dies

Retired in 2009 after six decades in law enforcement

Former county sheriff Bill Kolender died today (October 6) after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, according to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department press release. He was 80 years old. He joined the police ...

Robber gets money, deodorant, condoms

Tijuana convenience-store holdup suggests ulterior motive

A thief who held up a Tijuana convenience store in the wee hours of Sunday, October 4th, got ahold of cash and merchandise, including four packs of condoms. Tijuana’s daily El Mexicano reported on October ...

San Diego's got diversity

But does that suggest we are a melting pot?

San Diego ranks among the top U.S. cities in racial and ethnic, language, and region of birth diversity, according to WalletHub, a firm that studies cities, metro areas, and states for various characteristics. Out of ...

Last Call: La Cage Aux Folles and Without Walls Festival

Two events must close this Sunday, plus a tribute to Arthur Wagner, giant of local theater

La Cage Aux Folles at San Diego Musical Theatre. You have until Sunday, says our guest reviewer Jon Reimer, to “throw on a wig, put on your best pair of heels, and head on down ...

...and El Niño could cost billions

Economy suffered in 1997-1998 and 1982-1983

A severe El Niño this winter could put a dent in San Diego's economy, according to Vince Vasquez of the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The 1982–1983 storms caused more than $2 billion ...

Who to teach the tots?

Lay-offs of two O.B. kindergarten teachers incite protest

Dozens of kindergartners at Ocean Beach Elementary may have to separate from the only teacher they’ve ever known and undergo the uncomfortable task of transferring to another class — just weeks after beginning their public ...

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