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Tijuana taxis take on Uber

City soon to decide whether "ride share" service will be allowed

On September 11, Tijuana city leaders held a meeting at the chamber of commerce (CANACO) with citizens, representatives of public transit, and other authorities to discuss conflict between taxis and Uber. The meeting started an ...

Helix Brewing off to a charming start in La Mesa

A man, a plan, a new craft brewery

Cameron Ball spent nearly three years planning Helix Brewing Co., and the long effort paid off when La Mesa's second brewery and tasting room opened in late August. In fall 2012 the young home brewer ...

Is Broad behind Beutner’s big-money brouhaha?

Billionaire-linked dark-money groups funded 2000 San Diego hit pieces

With a storm of controversy continuing over the firing of Austin Beutner as publisher of the L.A. Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, a companion issue is now growing: is the pro-Beutner campaign being engineered ...

Ponzi schemer Sunil Sharma gets 33 months

Told investors Goldman Sachs managed their money, so it was "safe"

Carlsbad's Sunil Sharma was sentenced today (September 14) to 33 months in prison for running a Ponzi scheme. He had raised $8.36 million from 32 companies through his companies, Gold Coast Holding and Safe Harbor ...

Mother Nature

San Diego bug lovers, eucalyptus problems, Carrizo Badlands' beauty, West Nile mosquitos come here, ferret owner rebels

Everybody's Got a Favorite Bug "I asked Bob Parks to name his favorite wasp. Ammophila: after all these years. Perhaps it was her (the wasp Parks was observing was a female) shape that first drew ...

Pigs fly in Vista

Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen

Pork is highlighted at this new “pub & kitchen” in Vista’s Paseo Santa Fe district, but I decided to go with the tri-tip. A good decision. First I ordered a light fare of ham and ...

Strawberry field developer's sign has got to go

That rush-hour audience was good while it lasted

A few months ago, Carlsbad residents were inundated by an L.A. developer’s two-million-dollar TV and PR campaign, asking voters to “Sign the Petition” to support his 27-acre shopping center on the strawberry fields east of ...

Warm water equals a busy fleet

Over 10,000 yellowfin caught last week

Weekly fish report Inshore: Inside and along the kelp, the fishing has been up and down. The reports indicate a good number of ¾-day boats fishing a little further out and looking for tuna and ...

In attempt at transparency, city officials unveil updated seal for San Diego

Sealing our fate?

San Diego Image Department Chief Brad Spinner today unveiled the new city seal at a press conference, and also provided an explanation for the changes he implemented. "The first thing, the very first thing I ...

It's a parking lot and (one day) San Carlos library

Community leaders aim to create $20 million, 25,000-sq-ft building

The 22,000-square-foot lot at the intersection of Jackson and Golfcrest drives is not a park-and-ride, a parking lot for apartments on Golfcrest, or a place for Cowles Mountain hikers to park on weekends. The lot ...

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