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Chinese spy in San Diego sentenced to prison

Woman attempted to smuggle General Atomics Reaper drone to China

A San Diego woman was sentenced to 50 months in prison today (Friday, August 19) for conspiring to export fighter jet engines and military drones to China, the Department of Justice is reporting. Wenxia "Wency" ...

San Diego’s planning commission overrules Gaslamp groups

CVS won’t sell liquor on Fifth and J

Less than 24 hours after downtown's community planning group shot down plans for a 10,800-square-foot CVS store proposed for the Gaslamp Quarter, the citywide Planning Commission approved the same plan — by the same 2-1 ...

County unemployment rate keeps rising

Temporary loss of teaching jobs is one key

July's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent, up from a revised 5.1 percent in June. California's Employment Development Department reported that the rate is now higher than the corresponding national rate of 5.1 percent. The rate ...

Miramar Air Show planes "don't drop food, they drop bombs"

Are 10 percent of flyers killed?

A group of anti-war activists led by San Diego Veterans for Peace spent Thursday afternoon (August 18) hanging banners above I-15 at Carrol Canyon Road protesting the Miramar Air Show, scheduled to take place next ...

Ice cream, thanks to science

Once you smell waffle, it’s tough to want anything else

Dessert fans have a good reason to visit Kearny Mesa. The made-to-order liquid-nitrogen ice cream chain Creamistry opened last month, and it truly does feel like the ice cream shop of the future. You don’t ...

What is a bass player?

Rodrigo y Gabriela slay Belly Up flamenco style

On night one of two evenings of sold-out shows consisting of four musicians comprising two bands, the Belly Up became a stage for dynamic duos. Warming up the crowd was the Irish acoustic guitar-and-drum bundle ...

San Diego's place in world history

Spanish Civil War vets, Contras and drugs, Sandinistas, Korean War vets, the Chosin Few

Never Say Retreat "Almond ordered the Marines north behind Faith to the Chosin Reservoir. Winter had now arrived, and things were getting weirder and weirder — irrational. It was on November 15 that General Oliver ...

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