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The real Chiang Rai

Feeling like tourists in Thailand's north.

After easing through Phuket and bustling through Bangkok, the Northern mountainous jungle villages of Chiang Rai left the friendly smiles of the big cities behind. My first impression of Chiang Rai? Holy crap! Never before ...

Rancho Santa Fe lawyer suspended from practice

Donald William McVay left hanging last year and in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2008, and 2006

The State Bar of California has suspended Donald William McVay of Rancho Santa Fe Law Group from the practice of law. McVay accepted a client when he was not eligible to practice law, collected an ...

City attorney and council call it a surcharge

Tax fight in Santa Barbara brings out the lawyerly side of San Diego

The City of San Diego is asking the California Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court ruling that found a 1 percent utility surcharge paid for by Santa Barbara residents was in fact a tax. ...

Familiar sitcom feeling

Competence doesn't save Moxie Theatre's Lesson 443 from feeling like a repeat.

Tatiana Suarez-Pico’s new play is either a drama sabotaged by comedy, or vice versa. When the play builds to an emotional moment, a joke undercuts it. And when a scene starts out funny, things take ...

Billions of dirty ore dollars

Dormant radioactive uranium mine key to Blue brothers' future fortune

Called the Grants Uranium District, a dusty stretch of New Mexico's San Juan Basin near Gallup has the potential to make billions of dollars for a wealthy La Jolla family and its heirs. But first ...

Fraudulent, felonious, and malicious

State bar investigating J. Douglass Jennings Jr., San Diego's "best tax attorney"

The State Bar website reveals that California's attorneys' registry and certifying body is investigating John Douglass Jennings Jr., who claims that many consider him "San Diego's best tax attorney." The bar charges that Jennings cheated ...

Mundell Lowe returns to Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego May 5-10

Tuesday 5 Lori Bell and Ron Satterfield perform at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. for a $5 cover … bassist Ben Wanicur hosts the 3rd Space Monthly Underground Jam ...

Commission of lies, company of duplicity

Edison's own documents raise questions

The question of "who is telling the truth?" arises from documents Southern California Edison recently released related to the decision to force ratepayers to pay 70 percent of the nearly $5 billion cost of decommissioning ...

Weekend dock totals

May 2nd dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing hosted 20 anglers aboard 1 boat and reported a total catch of 1 sculpin, 1 sand bass, 4 rockfish and 36 calico bass, with 80 calico bass released. ...

Wonder and hope

Mom always convinced me it would be an adventure.

Early one morning in 1985, my mother woke from a restless sleep with a chill in her bones. “I had this dream, and I couldn’t get warm. I was freezing.” She described it to my ...

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