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New numbers for San Diego beer jobs and sales

Craft beer grew. Ballast Point grew more.

This week, the National University System Institute for Policy Research issued its annual survey of San Diego craft-beer sales and employment, compiling figures for 2015. As expected, the results show continued brewery sales and jobs ...

Encinitas Student Film Symposium

Industry pros come to town Saturday, April 23

There’s a new festival coming to town, this one brought to you the City of Encinitas and San Diego Filmmakers. I’m the first to grumble that art shouldn’t compete, but there’s more to the Encinitas ...

Tijuana amusement park shut down

After ride collapses, teenage girl in custody

By order of the Tijuana Fire Department, the long-popular amusement park Mundo Divertido was closed following a Tuesday evening, April 5, accident in which a ride collapsed and injured at least 12 people, including seven ...

Where is Johanna Senfter?

Our first foray into discovering female composers

Information about Johanna Senfter is tough to find. She was born and died in Oppenheim, Germany. Her dates were November 27, 1879 to August 11, 1961. All I can find about her is a list ...

Polly wants a cease fire

More parrots found dead on March 31, April 3, April 6...

On April 3, SoCal Parrot set up a booth at All Souls' Episcopal Church on Catalina Boulevard after being invited to do so by reverend Joseph Dirbas. Dirbas extended the invitation after learning of the ...

Drug firm charges UCSD with fraud

Academic scam swept "under the rug," says company

Nippon Zoki Pharmaceutical, a Japanese drug company, on April 1 charged the Regents of the University of California with fraud, claiming that UCSD defrauded the company and then engaged in "a whitewash campaign to sweep ...

Benghazi victim Glen Doherty was kind of a homemaker

Friends serve up his chili recipe at memorial foundation fundraiser

Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who did contract work for the CIA, lived in Encinitas. He was one of four Americans killed on September 11, 2012, in an attack on the United States diplomatic ...

Student grabbed buttocks, school sought expulsion

San Diego Unified sued for handling of case involving off-campus incident

The father of a 13-year-old middle-school student is suing San Diego Unified School District and the vice principal of Wangenheim Middle School for threatening his son with a year’s suspension for grabbing a fellow student's ...

Padres’ opening day starter takes a drubbing on the field and online

Instagr-OUCH!

A screenshot from the Instagram account of Padres starting pitcher Tyson Ross, who was chased in the sixth inning after the Dodgers scored five runs on five consecutive hits. Even teammate Matt Kemp chimed in ...

Divide is deep between voters and nonvoters

Study reveals perspectives of haves and have-nots

Only about half of California's adult residents are likely to vote in this year's presidential election, according to a study released last week by the Public Policy Institute of California. While low voter turnout is ...

Seymour Lazar, once a puppet of Lerach, dies

Entertainment lawyer didn't do jail time due to his age and health

Seymour Lazar, an entertainment lawyer and tool of notorious San Diego lawyer William Lerach (no longer practicing), has died in Palm Springs, as reported in various media. He was 88. Lazar had been indicted in ...

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