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Trump picks San Diego’s big-money garbage brain

Controversial American steel-maker and political trash-digger loom large among advisors

Navarro has been out on the Trump stump, predicting that the Trump administration in waiting will retain the services of a trade negotiator who will confront the Chinese.

Unusual pet fanciers

Pig, horses and women, dachshunds, pet cemeteries, pigeons

If I Had a Sledgehammer for a Nose, What Havoc Would I Wreak? I bought a pig because I wasn't ready for children. I wanted something small and helpless but something that wouldn't require college ...

Too close to Rancho Santa Fe

What kind of business can you run on Artesian Road?

Depending on who is telling the story, Darryl L. Hronek is either building storage for the business on his property or being harassed by a vindictive neighbor who is using the county's code enforcement unit ...

Knitting the middlebrow

Movies opening this week: Indignation, Suicide Squad, The Innocents, and more

How do I know that I am, at heart, a middlebrow critic? Well, partly because I have yet to join my fellow critic Scott in his celebration of the Jackass franchise. But also because I ...

Remembering Marilyn Monroe on the anniversary of her death

An exclusive photographic journey of the news of the day

It was 54 years ago today that Marilyn Monroe was found dead in her apartment of an apparent overdose. Suicide? Murder? Accident? Joe Kennedy? The debate rages to this day as the legendary sex symbol ...

Port District goes after parking scofflaws

Rate increases near airport and on Shelter Island

The Port of San Diego on Thursday (August 4) unveiled plans to increase the cost of parking at a handful of locations under Port control. The proposal, outlined at a sparsely attended public outreach forum, ...

San Diego’s only dedicated chicken-and-waffles restaurant

Lemon Grove’s Da Chicken Coop

If you want to know about Da Chicken Coop, there is only one question that matters: How does it stack up against Roscoe’s? Aw, stop groaning. You have to ask. There is no other metric ...

Felt a bump at Bay Park McDonald’s

Lacerated liver and fractured pelvis

A 49-year-old woman is in serious condition at a local hospital after she was run over by a car in the parking lot of a restaurant Thursday night, August 4, in San Diego’s Bay Park ...

Dead and Company rock-roll in Sleep Train

Three old hands, three new hands, including blues-rock star John Mayer

“Shakedown Street” is one of the Grateful Dead's funkiest songs, and it’s also the name given to the funky traveling market that has been springing up in the parking lot at Dead shows for decades. ...

Half-hour of free Descendents therapy

After 12 long years, SoCal punks return with Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The first Descendents album since 2004’s Cool to Be You blasts out of the gates with a pristine five-song run of classic ‘Dents goodness. The cream of the crop is “Victim of Me,” an 97-second ...

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