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Aluminum penny returned to U.S. Mint

A 1974-D aluminum penny, said to be worth $2 million, will be returned to the U.S. Mint. San Diegan Randall Lawrence, son of the late Mint official Harry Lawrence, said he inherited the coin from ...

March 18, 2016
Chargers charity continues skid

While anticipation mounts regarding the Chargers plan to build a new downtown stadium with a big assist from San Diego city taxpayers, the latest filing of the team's nonprofit foundation shows yet another decline in ...

March 18, 2016
B.J. Gallison sentenced to 18 years in prison

Harold Bailey (B.J.) Gallison II today (March 18) was sentenced to 18 years in prison — a very long sentence for a stock-market swindler, but too short a sentence in his many victims' eyes. Gallison ...

March 18, 2016
The Jeff Buckley mystique

On the night of May 29, 1997, in Memphis, Tennessee, Jeff Buckley was set to begin work on an album of new material. While waiting for his band to arrive from New York, Buckley decided ...

March 18, 2016
Entrada may be shown the salida if they can't keep noise down

A Little Italy restaurant and club that had been keeping neighbors up at night with loud music will have to fight to stay open at a Civic San Diego hearing. On Wednesday (March 16), the ...

Steep Canyon Rangers minus Steve

Grammy-winning bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers played their first San Diego show March 9 — that is, their first without a certain actor-comedian. The Asheville, North Carolina–based band has appeared here several times backing up ...

March 18, 2016
Goat is so much better than beef

I remember the first time I had birria in the city of Guadalajara. I was only seven and wasn’t much of a meat eater. Without asking for it, a bowl of spicy greasy red soup ...

Rosecrans jacarandas are dead

Robert Tripp Jackson, chairman of the Point Loma Association, received a mysterious message on March 8 asking if he wanted his memorial plaques and notifying him that "there's a whole bunch of trees that we ...

Rash of local wild parrot killings continues in Ocean Beach/Point Loma

STARING INTO THE SKY CRYING “WHY” AND THEN GETTING SHAT ON, POINT LOMA — The remorseless killer of the wild ring-faced conures that have graced the early daylight hours of Ocean Beach, Point Loma and ...

Mosh for Life

“About a year ago I was going through a difficult time, and I found getting information about low-income therapy really difficult,” said Charles Peckham, organizer of this weekend’s Mosh for Life at Ché Café. “I ...

March 18, 2016
Chargers or Comic-Con? SD can't get both (and needs neither)

Heywood Sanders, the national ranking expert on convention centers, is in San Diego this week, scouting around. Sanders wrote a seminal paper for the Brookings Institution in 2005, predicting a destructive arms race in construction ...

March 18, 2016
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