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Middle-Easterners from the south

Border Patrol confirms apprehension of Pakistanis and Afghans in October

Two groups of mostly Pakistani — and several Afghan — men were detained by U.S. Border Patrol agents in western San Diego County in October, Border Patrol officials have confirmed. The first group — 11 ...

The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence puts non-linearity first

Moxie Theatre production gives noble attempt but characters, concision, and coherence suffer

You can almost hear Eliza Merrick sing, “why can’t a man, be more like my robot?” She worked on IBM’s famous WATSON, the supercomputer that beat two past champions on Jeopardy (before the first match, ...

Tourist money spigot wide open

Hoteliers have so far paid $2.1M for legal defense against taxpayer group

Since January 2013, San Diego's hoteliers have paid outside attorneys $2.1 million in hotel-tax revenues, according to numbers released by San Diego's Tourism Marketing District pursuant to a public records request. That number will increase, ...

Brisk is always better than lugubrious

Painting and music combined to mixed effect in the Symphony's partnership with the Museum of Art

Saturday night’s San Diego Symphony concert was an okay attempt at combining music and art. It was a pretty idea but the execution of the concert was pretty stale. I assume the pre-concert lecture got ...

City slickness for East County

Construction on four-star Marriott expected to begin in January

Last week, the City of El Cajon closed on the sale of land at the northeast corner of Magnolia and Rea avenues that will one day be occupied by a hotel. The Marriott will be ...

Friday the 13th: good luck for Eli Broad?

U-T owner roiled by talk of billionaire insider moves and private side deals

Tribune Publishing, the spun-off print stepchild of the once-mighty Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times media empire, is facing yet another fork in the road. Last week was filled with news about the company's 7 ...

The $11 cup of coffee

Bird Rock gets Geisha

I’ve had good reason to visit Little Italy lately, with Beer Week events at Bottlecraft and the opening of Juniper and Ivy’s casual spinoff The Crack Shack. But most surprising turned out to be a ...

Pea-NUTS

Offbeat director David Lynch picked to helm sequel to hit film

The Peanuts movie took in $45 million dollars in its opening weekend, a strong showing which naturally had producers talking sequel by Monday morning. But in a surprise turn, Blue Sky Studios has tapped David ...

Dead dolphins aren’t much fun

Recent lawsuit mandates investigation into Navy's role

Three dolphins washed up dead on the shores of Imperial Beach in the past month — a fourth on Silver Strand State Beach — and officials are investigating at least two of them to determine ...

Fallbrook Brewing begets barbecue

New bar and restaurant to focus on San Diego ties

Fallbrook Brewing Company has plans to open a new bar and restaurant in the friendly village it's named for. Dubbed Firehouse Que and Brew, the new business will serve beer, wine and barbecue at 1019 ...

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