Content for Thursday, June 4, 2015

News & Stories

Skinny Daddy gives the tongue a workout

Alpine's supercharged IPA aimed at hopheads

I spent several hours last week making excruciating decisions as I tried to work my way through a pretty special tap list Toronado assembled for its seventh anniversary. There were few wrong answers among the ...

There's gold in that burgh

Jewish center's CFO and accounting clerk stole half a million, combined

Nancy Johnson, the former chief financial officer of La Jolla's Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, pleaded guilty Tuesday (June 2) to embezzling $412,289.64 from the organization between 2008 and 2014. During the period, she was ...

No golf course...how about a sand mine?

Lakeside locals displeased that equestrian trails may be eliminated

The El Monte Sand Mine and Nature Preserve plan met resistance from more than 100 residents at a Lakeside Community Planning Group meeting Wednesday, June 3. The plan for mining, according to county project manager ...

UCSD's questioned body business

Audit finds problematical use of cadavers and parts from outside sources

The question of who has the body parts at UCSD and where they came from has drawn the attention of university auditors, who say that the increased use of anatomical materials from commercial sources has ...

No water problem — it's a no-water problem

Survey says San Diegans are more aware of it than last year

The implications of California's mega-drought seem to finally be setting in. A study released Wednesday (June 3) by the Public Policy Institute of California indicates more than twice as many residents (36 percent in San ...

My acting bucket list: Eddie Yaroch

The Craig Noel Award-winner shares his top choices for five categories — King to Bard, father to kidnapper

I’m asking veteran local 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 ...

Tommie on the comeback

Homelessness behind him, Project 25 participant says he hardly drinks at all

The United Way–funded Project 25, in which 36 homeless people who cost San Diego the most in public resources were placed in apartments and closely “managed,” saved public agencies more than $110,000 per person — ...

Keep those Cuyamaca carp!

Bow-fishers encouraged to help control the invasive species

From up on the hill, the folks at Lake Cuyamaca would like all anglers that catch any carp to not return them to the water. The carp are not natural to the lake and can ...

One could trust international investor guy

Sunil Sharma fleeced investors of $6 million

Sunil Sharma of Carlsbad pleaded guilty yesterday (June 2) of scamming local investors of more than $6 million through a fraudulent day-trading strategy. Through one of his companies, Gold Coast Holding, Sharma told investors they ...