Content for Saturday, September 12, 2015

News & Stories

Issa says criminal history should be shielded

His own past raises eyebrows

On Thursday (September 10) a bill called the Fair Chance Act was introduced in Congress. It would stop federal employers and contractors from inquiring about an applicant's criminal history until the final stages of hiring. ...

Former Carlsbad treasurer in trouble

James Comstock admitted stealing from ArtSplash nonprofit

The California Board of Accountancy has filed an accusation against James Milton Comstock of Carlsbad. Last year he pleaded guilty to stealing more than $212,000 from ArtSplash, a nonprofit organization promoting the arts. Accountants who ...

Donald Trump sponsors large-scale art installation along U.S.-Mexico border

Patron of the arts?

Calling it "the biggest and best piece of art ever made about the issues surrounding immigration, or about anything else, for that matter," Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump today unveiled his "Greater Wall," a replica ...

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Beethoven's Fifth is the start of a curated approach to classical music videos on the internet

This is the first of a series of curated YouTube videos. As videos are featured they will be added to a playlist here. The first piece to be featured is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Don’t ...

A master of MasterChef in La Mesa

Sandoval beat out 19 other contestants to make the top 3

La Mesa’s Claudia Sandoval is one of the top-three finalists for this season of MasterChef, a cooking show on the Fox Network. She stands to win a book deal and $250,000. When she was picked ...

Saint Archer sold to MillerCoors and the world didn't end

Big Beer's stake in San Diego sparks outcry

Craft beer's most talked about investor sheet gave Midwest macro beer a toehold in San Diego this week when Miramar-based Saint Archer Brewing sold a majority stake to Chicago-based Tenth and Blake, "the craft and ...

Here comes SDG&E for their giveaway

Implementation of new rate structure has begun

San Diego Gas & Electric has begun the process of implementing a new rate system under which heavy energy users will benefit from lower rates and conservation-minded consumers will see their bills spike. Approved earlier ...