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Why rains result in U.S. pollution from Tijuana River

Pump house across border was built to handle dry-weather flow only

Sandwiched between Tijuana’s Central de Bomberos and the auto-import syndicate parking lot just south of the concrete-lined Tijuana River, the tiny CILA pumping station in Tijuana looks pretty innocuous. But when the pump station shuts ...

Longtime sex-toy shop shuts down in Hillcrest

The Crypt is sealed

The Crypt, a sex toy/fetish shop at 3847 Park Boulevard, has shut its doors. Today an eviction notice was seen on the front door of the establishment. The “pay rent or surrender possession” document indicates ...

Wavves' slavves come out to play

Nathan Williams brings the band home for one night in North Park

A rainy night in North Park failed to keep the punk-rock masses away from the Observatory for Wavves’ San Diego tour stop. After a rollicking set by Chicago rockers Twin Peaks, Nathan Williams unleashed his ...

The rise, fall, and re-rise of Nathan Fletcher

Flurry of public appearances coincides with Broad U-T takeover talk

The layoffs have begun at Qualcomm, once cited as the future hope for San Diego's industrial and commercial independence from Los Angeles, and now but a flickering beacon in a murky morass of California media ...

Rivals in a deadly game of gat-and-mouse

Sleuth at Scripps Ranch Theatre offers a riddle to the audience

Scripps Ranch Theatre’s production of Sleuth is gripping from start to finish — just what murder-mystery theater should be. Set in the English country home of successful detective fiction writer Andrew Wycke, the two-act play ...

County unemployment rate back down to 5.1 percent

July's 5.4 percent rise looks like aberration

The San Diego County unemployment rate was down to 5.1 percent in August, an improvement from the 5.4 percent rate of July, which was probably an aberrant spike. The county added 1700 jobs from July ...

How far is FKA Twigs willing to go?

If the British singer's latest, M3LL155X, is any indication, quite far

There’s good reason FKA Twigs commands a captive audience. The young British singer, songwriter, and dancer has been winning accolades since her debut, LP1. Her eye-popping music videos are often overtly sexual, without revealing anything, ...

Moored boats deemed "derelict" by landlubber

Letter writer takes KUSI reporter Ed Lenderman to nautical school

A slanted bit of journalism by Ed Lenderman was aired on KUSI the second week of September, concerning supposedly derelict boats in San Diego Bay. The report opens dramatically, recalling the costly cleanup of the ...

An overwhelming array of toppings south of the border

On the boardwalk at Horno 320°

My mom loves this pizzeria situated almost at the end of the boardwalk on Playas de Tijuana (half a mile south from the border wall). We went there as a family for Mother’s day and ...

No favor done for western snowy plover

Endangered birds didn't survive despite protective effort in Cardiff

It’s been four months since a small strip of beach in Cardiff by the Sea became federally protected nesting grounds for the western snowy plover. The endangered birds had settled on the beachside of Coast ...

Port offers up 35 acres of waterfront

Airport's rental-car facilities soon to be moved

A call for "visionary redevelopment plans" for a parcel including 35 acres of land and 13 acres of water along Harbor Island's east basin was issued this week by the Port of San Diego. The ...

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