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More power, more pollution

Air-quality board allows for sulfur oxide increase from Pio Pico

The San Diego County Air Pollution Control Board moved on Wednesday (June 17) to allow the controversial new Pio Pico gas-fired power plant in Otay Mesa to increase periodic sulfur oxide emissions by as much ...

Desert rats got a thing for Rancho Santa Fe

Gas station one of the few in county that sells 100-octane racing fuel

The highest priced regular gas in San Diego County on June17 was found at the 76 station in Coronado, at $4.59 a gallon — wait, one station in Rancho Santa Fe posts a much higher ...

Pastuszka plagued by untracked artwork

Roosevelt portrait and copier placed at risk by negligent accounting

San Diego county supervisors, accustomed to lurking in the shadows of local government as their fellow public servants at city hall endure chronic controversy, have lately been getting their own share of negative public attention. ...

This underbelly isn't pork

Restaurants' illegal salary practices in the daylight

Wage theft is a pervasive problem in the local restaurant industry, according to "Shorted,” a report released Tuesday (June 16) by San Diego State University Department of Sociology and the Center on Policy Initiatives. More ...

The booted heel of a data state

Border Patrol to purchase license-plate readers

On June 16, the Customs and Border Protection division of Homeland Security announced it was awarding a sole source, no-bid contract to Vigilant Solutions for automated license-plate readers to be used by Border Patrol agents ...

Those damn beehives!

Hattie Ada Dougherty granted a license to burn

Back in 1888, Hattie “Ada” Dougherty had a ranch between Japatul and Sacatera, southeast of Alpine. She wanted to clear some land for ploughing but couldn’t. Her neighbor, an old, unnamed man had some of ...

Surprise! Three Rugburns reunions next week

Shows in North Park and Normal Heights

“Yes, we decided we wanted to play a show because [bassist] John Castro was gonna be in town from NYC,” Rugburns ringleader Steve Poltz revealed to the Reader about the band’s surprise reunion next Tuesday, ...

Temecula doc opens up about Deputy's wound following Fallbrook taser incident

"Shockingly strong."

Sheriff Gill Bore has pointed to a nasty bite wound sustained by deputy Jeremy Banks as sufficient grounds for Banks' decision to deploy his taser while seeking to handcuff a resistant runaway Fallbrook teenager. Both ...

Tijuana doesn’t want another 2008

Recent arrests could help quell recent surge in violence

On May 1, at around 1 a.m., a friend of mine, Danger Dave, got stabbed four times in the torso on Calle Sexta. He was rushed in an ambulance to Tijuana’s Hospital General almost an ...

West Nile high

Infected mosquito batches equal number for all of last year

County vector control inspectors have now collected as many mosquitoes infected with West Nile virus as were collected all of last year, according to the Department of Environmental Health. This year could be a tough ...

Trade your mackerel for a yellow

Looks like they are finding the yellows offshore with the tuna on the overnight runs. A few have been caught daily on the local 1/2-day boats. Here's a tip: I talked to a kayak angler ...

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