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Content for Friday, October 30, 2015

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Can L.A. billionaire’s cash halt U-T layoffs?

Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that "hundreds" of employees of Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, proprietor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, could be departing at year’s end as a result of accepting the troubled company's buyout offer. ...

October 30, 2015
Shame on tuna fishermen and executives

A group of environmental activists led by a mermaid descended on Chicken of the Sea's headquarters in downtown San Diego on Wednesday afternoon (October 28) to protest what they call a "greenwashing" of the company's ...

October 30, 2015
An ear-bleeding anthology of vintage horror film radio spots

Shhh! Do you hear that? It's an exculpatory aggregation of fear-drenched hoopla meant to shock and alarm. "You'll shiver as you ride the river of the dead!" "The ghoulish story of a wild motorcycle gang ...

October 30, 2015
Time to forget about Streetscape debacle

The La Mesa City Council on October 27 voted 3-0 to accept the donation of a two-faced, 220-pound, 12-foot-tall street clock. The timepiece, valued at about $8400, is a gift from the nonprofit La Mesa ...

October 30, 2015
These are "Salad Days" for Mac DeMarco

Dipping down from the forgotten land of Canada, Mac DeMarco and his corky bandmates made an appearance at the Observatory North Park in support of DeMarco’s delightful “mini LP” Another One. Crowd-surfing, child-like banter, and ...

October 30, 2015
She hailed a cab, they hailed the rocks

Drivers of yellow taxis situated near the international border in Tijuana attacked the driver of a competing taxi libre on Tuesday, October 27, then set his cab ablaze, according to an account published by El ...

October 30, 2015
Russian Roulette with spicy wings

I enjoy watching football, and I have been known drink beer and eat wings while doing so. When there’s an out-of-market game I want to see, I head over to Hamilton’s Tavern. It doesn’t show ...

Opening day of Bing Crosby season includes costume contest

Opening its second annual five-week-long Bing Crosby season, the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on October 29 welcomed over 6000 fans — nowhere near the summer crowds of the regular meet, but lower attendance was reputedly ...

October 30, 2015
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park takes advantage of Orca breeding ban at SeaWorld

Following the California Coastal Commission's demand that it cease breeding its killer whales (even as it began construction of new, expanded killer whale storage facilities), the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park released the following ...

Vericare admits submitting false claims

Vericare Management, San Diego–based provider of psychiatric and psychological services to geriatric patients, agreed yesterday (October 29) to pay more than $1 million to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act by ...

October 30, 2015
The allure of Joanna Newsom

Harpist, singer and composer Joanna Newsom is not everyone’s cup of tea. You may have to pause and look up a word just to glimpse her plane of thought. But that’s just part of Newsom's ...

October 30, 2015
The bail man is richer than the thief

Career criminal Julius Anthony Keeler made a plea deal to settle five criminal cases in San Diego County and was sentenced to four years in prison on October 19. He is being held at the ...

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