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You cannot help but root for these actors and characters

Select elements shine but flawed execution dims Bright Half Life at Diversionary Theatre

Tanya Barfield’s Bright Half Life revolves around the lives of Erica and Vicky, two women who meet at work and eventually begin dating. Over the course of the play they fall in love, get married, ...

Alice Cooper and the wolf, on the tablet

Counter-cultures collide in new take on the Russian classic

Any worthwhile lover of classical music knows that it has always been somewhat counter-culture in one way or another. Alice Cooper has been considered counter-culture from time to time, but he has passed through into ...

Muscle bound and bound for court

LaRon Landry, suspended NFL player, still owes $355,000 for a car

LaRon Landry, a defensive back, has been in the National Football League since 2007. But he has known trouble. Last year, he was suspended four games for violating league rules against performance enhancing drugs. In ...

Allegedly, bad food has led to this bad press

Journalists' banquet at Bali Hai results in norovirus outbreak

About 60 of the 150 people who attended a July 29 San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists banquet at the Bali Hai ended up sick with norovirus. Now, the organization is ending ...

The strings attached to SDSU's Confucius cash

Iron lady of Chinese government calls tough shots in education war

Buried in next week's agenda of the California State University’s board of trustees meeting is a $4 million item that could fuel an ongoing national controversy about the role Chinese big money is playing at ...

Another one to remember from Vietnam

San Dieguito Academy memorializes student who died in 1971

It may have been 12 years in the making, but U.S. Army corporal Armando Diaz Ramos, killed in service during the Vietnam era, received a hero’s recognition on Veteran’s Day, November 11. “Mando” was not ...

Not what Thomas Jefferson had in mind

Law students sue school over allegedly false job numbers

Former law students at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law continue their quest to prove that the downtown San Diego school tricked them into enrolling with false employment rates. Instead of lucrative jobs at law ...

Early end to Apple Days

Premature harvest due to weird weather

At the heart of Julian’s charm, many would say, lies the little historic district’s beloved apples. However, for many orchards, this season proved to be another difficult one, with early budding, low apple counts, and ...

Lamb on the cheap

Slow-cooked barbacoa at Aquí es Texcoco

Bracero Cocina debuted as one of the hottest restaurant tickets in town this year, thanks to a healthy amount of buzz in culinary circles surrounding chef Javier Plascencia’s Baja Med cuisine. Infusing Mexican dishes with ...

Goliath will shrug

Public utilities commission's reform measures soften

San Diego attorney Maria Severson wrote a letter today (November 12) noting that both the California administrative branch (governor's office) and judiciary (Judicial Council's Governmental Affairs Office) have stepped in to stop reforms of the ...

Man vs. Plan

Ocean Beach resident protests recently approved OB community plan

On November 9, the San Diego City Council approved the Ocean Beach community plan, which was designed to, in the words of Ocean Beach Head Hippie Marijuana Jones, "serve as the city of San Diego's ...

Awake and registered to vote

Protesters vow to steer minimum-wage issue to the ballot box

Protesters from the "Fight for 15" movement to boost minimum wages staged a series of events across San Diego on Tuesday (November 10) as part of a larger nationwide action taking place exactly a year ...