Content for Friday, December 4, 2015

News & Stories

Developer's traffic study challenged

“It’s far more than 1 percent. You don’t live here.”

At a December 2 Del Cerro Action Council meeting, a representative of a real estate developer said traffic wouldn’t increase much after the construction of 26 homes on a 5.6-acre site off College Avenue. ColRich ...

San Diegans crash in Mammoth Lakes

Plane was taking off from airport in erratic winds

On December 3, San Diego residents Jerry Black, along with his passenger Larry Gallego, crashed in Black’s Piper Mirage airplane into a field at Mammoth Yosemite Airport (seven miles from Mammoth Lakes). According to police ...

Airport staff to fatten up in exclusive digs

Private dining proposed for employees as public concession cash leaps

The prices and controversial quality of food and atmosphere at San Diego's international airport, also known as Lindbergh Field, has long been a matter of contention among air travelers who eat there during flight waits. ...

Insomniac sedated to death

Lawsuit claims "Lucky" Phounsey hadn't slept for days

The family of a man who died while in the custody of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the department and county. According to the complaint, filed in federal ...

Shanghai: city in motion

Travel insight in China's (and the world's) most populous city.

Floating down the Huangpu River on a late spring afternoon as the last gleam of daylight faded away, I watched as the skyscrapers of Shanghai gradually transformed into a multitude of flashing lights. Locals and ...

Edison's cost of corruption: $16.7 million

Return on corruption: $3.3 billion

In a decision yesterday (December 3), the California Public Utilities Commission fined Southern California Edison a piddling $16.7 million for not reporting an illegal, amoral, clandestine meeting it had in early 2013 with Michael Peevey, ...

Viewpoints ricochet in The Cherry Orchard

Schtick abounds, unfortunately, in UCSD Theatre's take on Chekhov classic

How many plays have the rent past due, foreclosure banging down the door, a way of life on the ropes? Hundreds? Thousands? Ah, but how many display the event through countless pairs of eyes, and ...

PhD in coffee and tea. Plus couscous.

The new Copa Vida keeps coffee complicated, food simple

My knowledge of coffee? It ranges from joe with milk to joe “au naturel.” So when I happened upon this new (couple of months, max) Place-With-No-Name (at least as far as outside signage) at J ...

RIP Scott Weiland: 48-year-old reportedly dead

Facebook page reports death while sleeping

"Scott Weiland, best known as the lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, passed away in his sleep while on a tour stop in Bloomington, Minnesota, with his band the Wildabouts," according to ...