Content for Friday, October 16, 2015

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Got the library — stiff the architects!

Quigley and Tucker Sadler claim the city owes many thousands

Finding the $185 million to pay for construction of San Diego's Central Library was a constant struggle. The city, which at the time was trapped under a structural deficit, relied heavily on private donors to ...

Fired San Diego publisher gets journo school platform

Beutner bound for Columbia as anti-Tribune drumbeat mounts

Austin Beutner, the wealthy ex–Wall Street hedge fund veteran who spent 110 days as publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year before being canned by Chicago-based U-T owner Tribune Publishing, is heading back ...

SD emerges from Great Recession

Unemployment hits 4.6 percent in September, same as June 2007

The San Diego County unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in September, the lowest it has been since June of 2007, before the Great Recession, according to the California Employment Development Department. It was also 4.6 ...

Paul Weller — Modernist with a capital M

The modfather's visit to Observatory North Park reviewed

Don’t you just love places that charge $18 for two cans of PBR? Me neither. North Park’s Observatory played host to a visit from the modstar, Paul Weller. It’s been a long time since he ...

Absolutely malled in Carlsbad

“I wouldn’t be surprised if they tore the whole thing down and built condos.”

What’s going on with Carlsbad’s Plaza Camino Real…er…Westfield Carlsbad shopping center? Last year’s name change hasn’t seemed to help. Recently, rumors have been flying around the mall’s remaining merchants and their customers. In 2013, Westfield ...

Kyle's Smyle shines

Next-gen hip-hopper hits on his debut

There’s a new school in hip-hop — one heavy with live instrumentation and musical experimentation, containing the energy of gospel choirs and a glimmer of positivity unheard since the days of the Native Tongues posse. ...

Meat hooks, chandeliers, and prosciutto bruschetta

Good food, questionable decor at Double Standard

“It makes no sense,” David said as he scowled at the room. “There’s just no point to having those books haphazardly placed around on shelves. And those meat hooks randomly on that one chandelier when ...

Bluff-top homeowners breathe easier

Encinitas council approves sand-replenishment project

The Encinitas City Council voted unanimously Wednesday night (October 14) to approve a plan to try and control coastline damage from storms. The Army Corps of Engineers project would reduce bluff collapses by adding sand ...

See (and surf) SoCal's sand dunes

What to do, where to eat & stay on these close-to-home desert adventures.

I typically love the sea, sun and sand. Interestingly though, not all the sands I’m drawn to lie in coastal regions. In fact, most of the sand on Earth is stacked in massive piles in ...

Handicap placard abusers on notice

"The flagrant and willful misuse has increased substantially."

On Tuesday, October 20th, San Diego city councilmembers are expected to amend the municipal code to increase the fines for people without valid disabled parking placards and license plates. The amendment is twofold. The city ...

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