Content for Friday, September 4, 2015

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Oceanside Pier rehab

El Niño or not, rusted-out underside crossbeams need replacement

Perhaps in preparation for this year’s predicted El Niño weather pattern and its accompanying big waves and high tides, the Oceanside Pier is getting some extra support. Construction crews will be under the pier for ...

Homeless camp cleanup downtown

"It's not a cold and callous operation. We put up notices three days in advance"

Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol cleared homeless camps around the Highway 94 off-ramps and I-5 overpasses next to downtown on Friday morning, September 4. Around morning rush hour, homeless people gathered downhill from the ...

Mayor Faulconer pushes for convention center expansion despite lawsuit

Contiguous calamity curtailer?

A recent report from Conventions, Sports, and Leisure International claims that San Diego will reap a maximum return on investment if the convention center is expanded in place, as opposed to building a separate facility ...

Overnighter in the Laguna Mountains

Noble Canyon Trail's alpine scenery is a quick drive and hike away.

There is no need for hiking trips to be epic. The Laguna Mountains, less than 50 minutes from mid-city San Diego, are a lovely alpine retreat and world away from the city. Even quick trips ...

Sharp Healthcare accused of discrimination

Job applicant's old ankle injury precludes her hiring as surgical scrub tech

The federal government's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is asking a judge to order Sharp Healthcare to cease from discriminating against qualified job applicants and to pay lost wages to a woman who, despite 20 ...

The best view in town?

Coasterra’s “modern Mexican” cuisine cruises in to Harbor Island

Coasterra restaurant opened a few weeks ago, and my cousin decided to treat us to dinner at this much-talked about dining experience, adjacent to the Cohn Group’s existing Island Prime and C-Level restaurants. As we ...

Foals deliver London thunder on their latest

Oxford alt-rock act masters the slow build on What Went Down

Foals have long departed the skeletal, math-rock sound that filled their 2008 debut Antidotes. On their latest release, the Oxford natives show maturity and growth, as What Went Down displays their current state; an abundance ...

Beat up in La Jolla? Or posturing for money?

Accused lawyer claims wife is attempting end-around for lack of pre-nup

Martin Chitwood has been cleared by a jury on charges brought by Carol Chitwood. UPDATE ON THIS CASE Carol Chitwood sued Martin Chitwood in San Diego Superior Court for allegedly pulling her hair, punching her ...

A celebration of all things Taylor

Pop's reigning diva delivers at Petco Park

Taylor Swift is a genius. Her fans will confirm this, but I am not referring to her music. She deliberately calculates every bit of her career, including her current “1989 World Tour.” Every step, every ...

State tax slackers list is out

San Diego has 11 who owe over $1M. And the dishonorees are...

The California Board of Equalization has released an updated list of the 500 most egregious offenders in terms of failing to remit customer-collected sales and use taxes. Among them are 11 listings for San Diego–area ...

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