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Cardiff train track safety barriers replaced

Yet, town council members would have preferred something less industrial

Cardiff by the Sea’s “unwelcomed wall of ugly” has almost come down. Earlier in February, the North County Transit District suddenly placed 54 orange construction barricades along San Elijo Avenue, overlooking Coast Highway 101 and ...

The return of Ryn Weaver

"In New York, I miss what I don’t have in San Diego, but growing up I felt like a black sheep”

Want to see Ryn Weaver’s November 4 show at the House of Blues? You could buy a ticket or you could just ask her mother, Cynthia. “My mom is the worst when it comes to ...

No-Sperm Whale

Sales of "Orcondoms" surge following Orca breeding ban

In 1999, Gudmundur Sigurdur Johannsson obtained U.S. Design Patent D448471 for the ornamental design of a novelty condom shaped like a killer whale. But somewhere along the way, he came to the conclusion that "certain ...

SDSU does poorly with the poor

Study notes recruitment and graduation of low-income students lacking

In a new study, the Institute for Higher Education Policy says some large universities, including San Diego State, get low grades for the enrollment and graduation rates of low-income students. The measurement was based on ...

Spilling the beans on the city’s best salsa

South Park market a best-kept secret

My friends have gotten used to the kinds of questions I ask and the photos I take when we go out for a meal together. They might be embarrassed by it — even in this ...

Crime in the new millenium

UCSD shrink under scrutiny, South Bay murders, Van Dam killing, trigger-happy David Medina, San Diegans on Death Row, computer hacker confab

Crazy About You A former UCSD psychiatric resident with questionable habits. The date was September 27, 1991, and Dr. Stephen Gould, a La Jolla psychiatrist in private practice, wrote a memo regarding an unpaid assignment ...

7 men lie about sexual abuse?

Or Jeffrey Barton took advantage of them all as boys?

After hearing evidence for five weeks, on October 29 the jury began to hear closing arguments in the child-abuse case against Jeffrey Barton, the former master of schools at Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad. ...

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