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Let freedom sing

San Diego Opera's 2015-16 season began with an exemplar of music's purpose

René Barbera gave his North American professional debut recital at the Balboa Theater on Saturday, September 19. The concert opened San Diego Opera’s 2015-16 season. Mr. Barbera started the concert with a piece by Rossini ...

Biotechs belted

Hillary and Bernie holler at price jack-up of pill that jumped from $13.50 to $750

Biotech stocks got walloped today (September 21) after a startup pharmaceutical company named Turing Pharmaceuticals boosted the price of a drug overnight from $13.50 to $750 a tablet. It's a 62-year-old drug for treating life-threatening ...

Feared U-T job cuts aren't San Diego's only layoffs

As workers let go, nine-dollar hourly shuttle spots offered by parking giant from L.A.

San Diego's cut-rate job picture, bemoaned by University of Southern California sociologists, is bad and getting worse. "The economy is developing in a way that will generate further income inequality, with higher-paying jobs out of ...

Light comedy lite

The Fox on the Fairway at North Coast Rep has no redeeming social value, and that's fine

It’s tournament weekend at Quail Valley Country Club. They have their annual match with a dreaded — albeit evil — opponent. Crouching Squirrel C.C. has better golfers and just absconded with Quail Valley’s only decent ...

Mission Beach lifeguard station saga continues

Contractor to lose $1400 a day? Really?

San Diego Superior Court judge Katherine Bacal is expected to officially place a hold on construction of a new lifeguard tower near the jetty in South Mission Beach. In a September 18 tentative ruling, expected ...

New York battles Chicago in University City

Head to head at Regents Pizzeria

We’ve been having an argument around the homestead: Which pizza style is better, thin crust or thick? As much as I love New York, I find the smug attitude the citizens have towards their thin-style ...

San Miguel de Allende's got charm

No beaches? No problem.

With no beach, no stoplights, and not even an airport, one might be surprised that San Miguel de Allende has been a magnet for Americans for decades. This strikingly beautiful and history-rich 16th- century town ...

Encinitas house fire victim almost 24

Her mother described her as “out of control” since she was 14

The body of Shelby Ann Black, 23, was found directly underneath the window through which the sole survivor of the house fire had escaped, according to a medical examiner’s report released on September 20. At ...

Mark Dresser unveils new septet

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 23-27

Wednesday 23Nexus 4000, featuring Gabriel Sundy, Gabriel Wolf, Nate Jarrell, Grant Fisher, Ed Kornhauser, Mack Leighton, and Charlie Weller play the Whistle Stop (2236 Fern Street) at 9 p.m. No cover… Gilbert Castellanos presents the ...

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