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Super-tunnel of weed

12 tons of pot intercepted in Tijuana-to-Otay operation

Federal officials last night (October 21) seized control of a cross-border super tunnel running from a Tijuana warehouse to the Otay Center Warehouse at 2587 Otay Center Drive. Twenty-two people were arrested in San Diego ...

Who was Günter Wand and why should anyone care?

The curated video playlist gains a fourth entry and yes, it's finally Bruckner

Günter Wand isn’t a household name in the United States, but in Britain and Germany he is one of the most admired conductors on the 20th Century. Wand came into this admiration late in life. ...

Fatality at La Jolla Indian Reservation

Man falls dead on dance floor at post–Burning Man party

Details surrounding a recent death at the La Jolla Indian Reservation are limited. An estimated 3000 people camped at the reservation over the October 15-18 weekend for YOUtopia, “San Diego's Regional Burning Man Event.” A ...

As U-T faces sale, hurricane Eli takes NOLA

L.A.'s Dem billionaire supreme antes up for Louisiana public school fight

With many of San Diego's few remaining journalism jobs hanging in the balance, there's fresh word on the street that the Union-Tribune could be in new hands within mere months. "The odds are better than ...

Spirits and true-life ghosts abide in The Weir

New Village Arts offers warmth but with a chill at the edges

Jack just picked a winner at the track. He and Jim meet up at Brendan’s pub on a desolate, Irish country road. Life’s a mite bleary for these lonely blokes. But as a westerly howls ...

Volkswagen charged with death by smog

Litigants call it "one of the most brazen corporate crimes in history"

Caroline Hoag and Paul Byrne on Monday (October 19) filed a putative class-action suit in U.S. district court against Volkswagen AG, its American branch, and individuals. They aren't the first San Diegans to go after ...

Castle Park schools besieged by age

But, “Our teachers will blow them out of the water on the east side.”

On Tuesday, October 20, the Sweetwater Union High School District held a community meeting at Castle Park Middle School to receive feedback about the condition of existing schools. Paul Woods, director of planning and construction, ...

Another winning season!

(For Petco Park)

"This is perhaps my favorite time of year," says Petco Park general manager Dick Andersen. "Baseball season is over, and it's time to sit back, take stock, and once again savor the sweet smell of ...

Construction outfit ordered to pay $850k

Valencia Hills developer accused of polluting Chollas Creek

The development company behind the 78-home Valencia Hills project is facing nearly $850,000 in fines for letting water pollution end up in Chollas Creek, according to a complaint filed by the Regional Water Quality Control ...

Trolley Dances brings site-specific dance from Waterfront to Balboa

More walking than riding, but the annual event is still worth it

After many years of ogling cool images of dancers performing in unexpected locations, and even spreading the word both in this magazine and on the radio, I finally got the chance to experience the San ...

San Diego leaves money (and food) on the table

Participation in safety net programs remains low

San Diego County is still failing to enroll needy resident in major federal and state safety-net programs, and this is costing the local economy almost $1 billion a year, according to a joint study by ...

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