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News & Stories

Weezer plays the hits

Weezer doesn’t need to play non-hits. As the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club closed the shed on 2015, thousands of 18-and-ups amassed before the Weezer “W” hung behind the stage. No stranger to Del Mar, Rivers ...

September 17, 2015
Seats and tweets

I just heard that an American orchestra is offering “tweet seats” at its concerts. See there? It even rhymes. This is a good thing — I think. After googling “orchestra twitter seats” and scrolling through ...

September 17, 2015
San Diego's poverty rate 15.7 percent

The percentage of City of San Diego residents living below the poverty line slipped slightly last year to 15.7 percent from 2013's 15.8 percent, according to United States Census Bureau data released today (September 17). ...

September 17, 2015
Old brewery news

Amid the startling number of new breweries opening these late summer months, some of the county's oldest and largest breweries are also making news with changes in packaging, production, and personnel. Coronado Brewing Company They ...

My Acting Bucket List: Geno Carr

I’m asking veteran actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers – even choices that ...

September 17, 2015
Back away from the water, Fallbrook

Water users in Rainbow and Bonsall finally feel like they’ve defeated a Goliath. A yearlong battle has ended, thwarting a takeover by the Fallbrook Public Utility District of the mostly agricultural Rainbow Municipal Water District. ...

Qualcomm layoffs begin

Qualcomm, which announced it would be laying off 15 percent of its workforce in July, is now reducing its full-time head count and making "a significant reduction of our temporary workforce," according to a statement ...

September 17, 2015
BBG Communications greases senator's palm

Wisconsin media, along with the state's Democratic Party, are hammering United States senator Ron Johnson, a Republican, for taking $5400 from Otay Mesa's BBG Communictions, which charges service members as much as $55 for a ...

September 17, 2015
For the love of skate in Del Mar

Around 40 kids, teenagers, and parents showed up to the Del Mar Fairgrounds parking lot on September 12 to participate in “Surf the Pavement – A Resurrection of Style.” The event was held to celebrate ...

September 17, 2015
The carnitas taco champ

Barrio Eat Mexican isn’t exactly in the Carlsbad barrio, but the tastes are as close to authentic Mexican street food as you can get in North County coastal. For many, the street fish taco is ...

The tragedy of the Starlight Bowl

The School for Creative Careers and its founder Steve Stopper is suing the City of San Diego for allowing the historic Starlight Bowl in Balboa Park to fall into disrepair. Built in 1935, the 3500-seat ...

September 17, 2015
Bewitching trip though time and fantasy

A new musical that has been compared to The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz — entitled simply, Big Fish — is currently bewitching audiences at the Moonlight Amphitheater. The story shifts between two ...

September 17, 2015
Good times, bad times at Gunshot Plaza

“We were at Fresco bar and walked downstairs towards the fountain to, you know, smoke some weed.” My friend Regina tells me what happened on Tuesday night, September 15, at Tijuana's Plaza Fiesta. “While we ...

September 17, 2015
Astra's ex and a drunken text

“Over the past two and a half years,” says Astra Kelly, “in the midst of a serious musical reinvention and a shifting of life focus, I have started — and not completed — three new ...

September 17, 2015
The largest yellowtail ever caught from shore?

San Diego photographer and angler Jarred Davidson and friend Nate Lindsay were on a mission. After seeing yellowtail on bait just outside the breakers in La Jolla and Ocean Beach recently, they decided to walk ...

Marine fireworms to do horizontal boogie

In the shallow coastal waters of Mission Bay, a dazzling display lights up the sea after dark. Not the SeaWorld fireworks — it’s the marine fireworms, coming to the surface in swarms to mate. Like ...

September 17, 2015
Busted for bogus money transmitting

On September 15th, attorney Richard Medina Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court to operating an unlicensed money-transmitting business. Medina and others illegally conducted almost $12 million worth of international financial transactions in violation of the ...

September 17, 2015
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