Content for Friday, April 15, 2016

News & Stories

Palomar Card Club license revoked

Chips redeemable — send to Colorado address

Last December 9, federal agents led by the FBI raided the Palomar Card Club (also known as Palomar Casino) at 2724 El Cajon Boulevard, alleging illegal operations, bookmaking, and money laundering. The Reader previously reported ...

San Diego brewers fare well against a world of competition

Council and Intergalactic win big in L.A.

Sixteen San Diego–based breweries (and one meadery) earned medals in April at the the 2016 Los Angeles International Beer Competition. Out of more than a thousand entries covering 97 categories, San Diego companies made a ...

Cultural musing about Madama Butterfly

The samurai caste is the deciding factor

If we don't understand something of Japanese culture as it existed in the era of Madama Butterfly, then we are tempted to see the story as the West (Pinkerton) being the baddie and the East ...

Qualcomm pays half the tax it should owe

Study indicates multinationals dodge $111 billion in U.S. taxes each year

Oxfam America, an antipoverty organization, came out with a study yesterday (April 14) highlighting the tax dodges of American multinational corporations. By utilizing such dubious methods of stashing money in offshore tax havens, these companies ...

San Diego cops a deal for online espionage

$18K contract yields "Raw intelligence...captured from social media"

San Diego cops aren't just checking their Twitter feeds anymore, they are now tapping into a vast font of personal information generated by online social network users, with the public none the wiser. That's the ...

Ex-mayor Bob Filner comes out in support of city attorney candidate Cabrera following anti-slut-shaming op-ed

Shameless?

On April 7, Democratic candidate for city attorney, Gil Cabrera, penned an op-ed for VoiceofSanDiego.com entitled “Slut Shaming Isn’t a Viable Legal Strategy.” He decried the tendency of lawyers to defend clients accused of sexual ...

Silver Strand fencing to be replaced

"It seemed simple: get some posts, get some wire."

It took a federal agency, a state agency, a state commission, and several citizens' groups — as well as $325,000 — to move forward in replacing 2.1 miles of dilapidated chain-link fence along the Silver ...

Taking a chance on Fletcher Hills sushi

It was all going well until that last piece of "fish"

I've eaten sushi in Montana. So, intellectually, I understand that you don't need to be coastal to get fresh-enough fish. But, for some reason, I get as far as East County and I get dubious. ...

AMC don't text

Chain backs down on lifting mobile-device ban

You can strike it from the record, but AMC honcho Adam Aaron’s suggestion that the world’s largest theatre chain allow texting in designated auditoriums will forever stick in this juror’s mind. It began on Wednesday ...

Local unemployment stays at 4.7 percent

But almost 40,000 jobs created since last year

The county's unemployment rate remained at 4.7 percent in March, according to the state Employment Development Department. The county gained 9300 jobs between February and March. Leisure and hospitality jobs rose by 3000 in the ...

Yeasayer's latest like abstract art

Amen & Goodbye's an "experimental pop" success

Pink Floyd, is that you? “Daughters of Cain” eases you in to Yeasayer’s latest, with influences from Dark Side of the Moon. The echoing vocal harmonies and atmospheric gentleness morph into the jangling gypsy spirit ...

Donald Trump appropriates scrawled slogan for border wall initiative

UCSD’s Stonewall moment?

On April 10, a series of pro-Trump messages were found scrawled in chalk on the sidewalks of UCSD, at least one of which included the slogan, “Build the wall, deport them all.” University Administration and ...