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Bring the healing

Michael Francis talks Mainly Mozart in Balboa Park

There is a unique event coming up on Sunday, June 14th, at 3 p.m. — a free concert at Balboa Park's Plaza de Panama. What is the event? I’ll let Maestro Michael Francis tell us ...

Plead guilty or else we drop all charges

Outlandish tactics by D.A. in pursuing drug conviction

On Tuesday (June 9), Devin Whitaker, a 23-year-old African-American with dreadlocks, filed suit against the county, sheriff William Gore, three sheriff's deputies, and others for unlawful arrest, excessive force, battery, negligence, and other alleged offenses. ...

Turning out the lights on Chargers Charities

Can U-T's Beutner make up for nonprofit giving if team leaves for L.A.?

If the Chargers leave town, San Diego won't be losing just a football team, it also will likely be bidding adieu to a charity that in its time has spread some major money around town. ...

DeMaio accuser lied to the FBI

Todd Bosnich admits he sent threatening emails to himself

Todd Bosnich, who made charges against House of Representatives candidate Carl DeMaio last fall, today (June 12) in federal court pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice. In May of 2014, Bosnich had been terminated from ...

How to start with Mozart and end up with nihilism

The arbitrary fame of the Haffners leads Garrett to wonder what really matters

Mozart’s Haffner Symphony is a fairly famous piece of music, but who the hell was Haffner? Haffer got not just the symphony but also a 55-minute-long serenade. That’s about 90 minutes of music by Mozart ...

Sinatra suits singer — and so does the suit

British performer Richard Shelton celebrates Ol' Blue Eyes at the Grant Grill

Richard Shelton has a very good reason to keep in shape: he owns a tuxedo once worn by Frank Sinatra — and it fits him perfectly without any alterations. “We’re the same height and weight,” ...

Good in the service of bad

Great performers work hard to save Sylvia from itself

Director Kristianne Kurner has created an energetic evening of theater with A.R. Gurney Jr.’s play about a man and his dog — oh, and his wife. I’m being facetious by suggesting that the wife is ...

Sufjan Stevens on a neon platter

Indie-folkie spellbinds a crowded Copley Hall

Sufjan Stevens made a rare appearance in San Diego in support of his seventh studio album, Carrie & Lowell. Playing the Copley Symphony Hall, a gothic-revival-style theater downtown, Stevens captivated the audience during his generous ...

The Faulcon can absolutely hear the Faulconer

And the center, Chris Watt, can most certainly hold

What was expected to be a standard meeting of the San Diego City Council on Monday, June 8, took a turn for the dramatic when Mayor Faulconer made an unscheduled appearance and statement regarding his ...

A Space Modyssey

Paul Weller's latest finds the Modfather on a rock-and-roll rocket ride

Most artists 38 years into their career have long slipped into something more comfortable — classic album tours. Not Paul Weller, since 2008’s 22 Dreams he’s shown he doesn’t know what laurels are, never mind ...

I-5 is for simps

Chicago-based airline sets up in Carlsbad

Beginning Thursday, June 18, North County air travelers will again be able to fly directly to Los Angeles from Carlsbad’s McClellan-Palomar Airport. The airport was left without a public airline when United Express pulled out ...

Midweek landing report

Dock totals for June 9-11 Chubasco 2 Sportfishing hosted 56 anglers aboard 3 boats and reported 105 Rockfish, 1 sand bass, 1 lingcod, 3 bluefin tuna, 1 barracuda and 63 calico bass caught. 132 anglers ...