Content for Tuesday, December 13, 2016

News & Stories

Briggs trumped on Navy Broadway

Supreme Court decides not to hear terrorism-based environmental appeal

A legal appeal to stop ex–Union-Tribune publisher and Donald Trump moneyman Douglas Manchester from building his so-called Navy Broadway Complex on downtown's waterfront has been spurned by the U.S. Supreme Court, a move that could ...

La Jolla property owner loses to coastal commission

Experienced developer fails with "how could we have known?" defense

A prominent developer who has spent more than a decade fighting the California Coastal Commission over allowing access to the beach has finally ended the fight, their attorney confirmed Monday (December 12). Ure Kretowicz and ...

Ring in the season with The Bells of St. Mary’s

Christmas at the movies with Ing and Bing

When asked to name a sequel that surpasses its original, The Godfather, Part II and The Bells of St. Mary’s are always the first to come to mind. (Exorcist II: The Heretic runs a close ...

Shot at the O.B. pier the old-fashioned way

"Same chemistry, same process, everything from 1851, literally.”

On Monday morning (December 12), Scott Basile was set up with an unusual camera to take photos of the pier in Ocean Beach. “I was just about to pour another plate and get it rolling ...

Flashes: Helsinki and the Åland Islands

Off the beaten path in Finland.

Mingling on the Esplanadi The Sky Wheel spins remembrances of childhood. A southeastern breeze carries emotions, the X-girl laughter camouflaging the dark in her eyes. I smell apples and lilac. Sweden’s due west, Estonia to ...

This cafeteria is unlike any you’ve ever seen

Green Acre is the place to be

I already liked Green Acre Campus Pointe on the approach. I went looking for the Brian Malarkey restaurant after enjoying the sandwiches at his new Little Italy spot, Herb & Eatery. Green Acre is a ...

Gringos in Tijuana

Tijuana orphanage, books about TJ, torture, the dump, Zona Norte, the bus from Mexico City, origin of margarita, shoe stores, dentists, La Mesa prison

Tijuana Mi Amor Marcos lived for months at the Hotel San Francisco, on Calle Primera, across from La Funeraria San Martin. His room was littered with Argentine novels and Communist literature from Latin America. The ...

Intruding sea lion gets illegally nailed

Ordered set free

December 9 — HP were dispatched to a dinghy that was a hazard to navigation near Shelter Island. HP located the halfway-submerged dingy and transported it to the impound dock. December 5 — HP responded ...