Content for Friday, May 15, 2015

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Who's frivolous?

City attorney gets dinged in court again — so does Briggs

In a May 15 ruling, San Diego Superior Court judge Joel Wohlfeil denied a motion from the City of San Diego to impose sanctions on environmental attorney Cory Briggs for filing a frivolous action accusing ...

Accused murderer of McStays prepped for court

Charles Ray Merritt denies killing family of four

Charles Ray Merritt, now 58, denies killing Joseph McStay, 40, wife Summer McStay, 43, and their two sons, 4-year-old Giovanni, and 3-year-old Joseph Jr. in 2010. Defendant Merritt and Joseph McStay were partners in a ...

Brush with fame

New Yorker's Janet Flanner, Cameron Crowe, Osama Bin Laden's brother, Mark Twain's Daughter, Alan Arkin, John Steinbeck's son - their ties to San Diego

For author celebrities, click here. For thinker and artist celebrities, click here. For public figure and fraud celebrities, click here. For sports celebrities, click here. Janet, My Mother, and Me A story about author William ...

Pepper spray incident to cost city $643,000

Lawyer in Busby 2009 sheriff's fracas wins another big one

The matter of paying the ultimate cost of an early-morning Gaslamp Quarter brawl involving San Diego police is coming up for approval by the city council, and the price for settling a pepper-spray case again ...

Mark Ronson's Uptown Special

Super-producer can't keep up with that lead single

Rocketed to the top of the charts by the Bruno Mars–piloted hit “Uptown Funk” — with its Princely synths, Towering horns, and sly James Brown-isms (“gotta kiss myself so pretty”) — Mark Ronson’s latest is ...

Plastic-bag ban a no-brainer

Could be why the city ordered an environmental impact report. Seriously.

The proposal to ban plastic bags in the City of San Diego is moving forward but not before the city conducts an environmental impact report. According to a city notice, San Diego's Planning Department is ...

Uber will deliver your food, if you can afford it

It might prove cheaper to get yourself Ubered to the restaurant and back.

In keeping with my ongoing exploration of smart phone food delivery apps, I had to make my way to Postmates, a service that picks up where Uber leaves off — imagine a fleet of Uber ...

After the fires...

Good news and bad following last year's North County disasters

Last year, on the morning of May 14, humidity levels were down to 5 percent, morning beach temperatures already up into the high 80s, and strong Santa Ana winds were blowing from the east. Over ...

New Kids on the Block: The Main Event

Pop group joins the crowd at Viejas Arena

It was about halfway through New Kids on the Block’s two-hour set at Viejas Arena that a female fan ran past security guards and onto the stage, only to be corralled and removed seconds later. ...

Sorry, the retaining wall won't be pretty

La Jolla Planning Association displeased with renderings…but it doesn't matter

A city project to rebuild a collapsing retaining wall along Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla will proceed, no matter how much the La Jolla Planning Association apparently dislikes the renderings. Two members of the ...

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