Content for Friday, April 10, 2015

News & Stories

Something sinister in Warsaw?

Utilities commissioner Peevey likely wrote San Onofre script with Edison VP

On March 26, 2013, Michael Peevey, then president of the California Public Utilities Commission, and Stephen Pickett, then an executive vice president of Southern California Edison, had a secret huddle at the Bristol Hotel in ...

Boom purveyors' pollution in light of day

Though it's not obvious, local waters get fireworked over, reports indicate

San Diego has had 111 fireworks events since 2011, when the state water-quality control board began requiring permits — not including SeaWorld's maximum of 150 a year, which are counted under a different permit. Most ...

Dumpling Inn is bigger and better

New space includes the Shanghai Saloon

Dumpling Inn has long been one of my top recommendations for Chinese food, but I have always urged people to get their food to go. “It’s impossible to get a seat unless you don’t mind ...

Noel Gallagher's Chasing Yesterday — to kick its arse

Elder statesman of British rock Noel Gallagher has ignored the speculation of an Oasis reunion to concentrate on making new music rather than backtracking. However, “Riverman,” the opening scene of the cinematographic Chasing Yesterday, is ...

San Diego’s homegrown FBI hacking hit

Smartphone snooping kiosks subject to massive abuse by rogue cops

Mobile phone and computer snooping by police, long a staple in the war against crime, got a boost here 15 years ago with the opening of the nation's first FBI-run regional computer forensics laboratory. "The ...

La Jolla’s Catania restaurant rolls out Italiano beers

Uncharted territory

“Everybody’s doing the local beer thing, so we’re going another direction.” This was my introduction to the beer menu at Catania, the coastal Italian spinoff of the restaurant group comprising Whisknladle and Prepkitchen. Despite this ...

Revenge porn site operator sentenced to 18 years in prison

Skin wasn't the sin

This week, 28-year-old Pacific Beach resident Kevin Bollaert was sentenced for crimes related to the running of his revenge porn site ugotposted.com and his complementary picture-removal service at changemyreputation.com. While ugotposted.com hosted sexually explicit photos ...

Thanks, Mr. Citizen Traffic Engineer

North Park resident does legwork to double parking on Alabama Street

On April 8, residents of Alabama Street between Polk and Howard avenues got approval for a shot at doubling the parking spaces on their street from 23 to 46, by turning the parallel parking on ...

Bouncer-friendly Punch Brothers tuck 'em in at the Observatory

Here’s a phrase that’s probably never been uttered by man: “the banjo player with mystique.” That’s Noam Pikelny in a nutshell. Decked out in a white suit, Pikelny’s deep voice and deadpan banter served as ...

April 9 dock totals

24 anglers aboard the Chubasco II 1/2 day am run caught 1 sand bass and 53 calico bass, with 75 calico bass released. The New Seaforth 1/2 day am run with 22 anglers aboard returned ...

Car-less in Mission Bay

The case for a waterfront bike-cation (take the Green Line trolley).

A former wetland dredged in the 1940s to create a water playground surrounded by public parks, San Diego’s Mission Bay is nirvana for those who like easy, scenic bicycling. Paved trails that line much of ...

Wah. What about last year’s water savings?

Local water authority objects to governor’s conservation plan

The San Diego County Water Authority is crying foul when it comes to implementation of water-use reductions called for statewide last week by governor Jerry Brown. "The Water Authority strongly supports additional conservation and the ...