Content for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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Eccentric and humorous and quirky cinematography

As a dance choreographer I aim to create work with a keen attention to detail that evokes some sort of human emotion or connection. And I find myself seeking these same qualities when watching movies. ...

NFL oomph

Team relocation fee, at $550 million, could squeeze out Chargers

More and more analysts suspect that the National Football League owners won't make a decision on a team relocation to Los Angeles at their meeting January 12 and 13. For one thing, NFL Media Insider ...

A few preferences for Schubert's Winterreise

Further along the winter journey

It’s time to return to Winterreise. When it comes to Schubert’s “Winter Journey,” I prefer bass-baritones to tenors for one simple reason. The type of tenor who would sing Winterreise isn’t a voice type of ...

Ocean Beach flood ritual

Oceanfront condo complex inundated by rainstorm

For the second time in just a few months, the VEER condo complex located on the southwest corner of Abbott Street and Saratoga Avenue flooded following rains on the afternoon of January 5. For years, ...

Union-Tribune: Spanos supplicant under four owners?

Twenty years’ worth of editorials advocate big taxpayer fork-overs

As Chargers owner Dean Spanos employed captive video to announce his official exit from San Diego on the first Monday of 2016, others took to Twitter to express their disdain, not for the team but ...

Sixty miles for a Nickel beer

Apple Pie and IPA served up in Julian's green-brick brewhouse

At an hour-and-15-minute drive, Julian's about as far as I can go from my house and still drink beer in San Diego County. That's not a drive I make often, so when I found myself ...

He said, San Diego Unified said

Elementary school sexual assault investigations not so elementary

Attorneys for San Diego Unified School District reject claims made by former investigator Michael Gurrieri that he was terminated after finding the district was trying to hide sexual assaults on a local elementary school campus. ...

Planting party

Help expand habitat for resident marsh species

There were approximately 2000 acres of wetlands in and around Mission Bay fed by three sources — the San Diego River and Rose and Tecolote creeks. The San Diego River used to feed both bays, ...

"Military age men" at San Diego's southern border

"Credible threat" posed by unknown Afghans and Pakistanis

Among the several dozen Pakistani and Afghan men who have entered the U.S. illegally, coming into San Diego from Tijuana, two were found to have ties to terrorist groups, according to a letter sent by ...

Cleveland Browns apply to move to L.A.

The tale is satire, but uncovers important history

Browns fans apply to move team to L.A. Possible subhead: The tale is satire, but uncovers important history Andy Borowitz, who composes hilarious satire for the New Yorker magazine, writes that fans of the hapless ...

What about Mission Bay's toxins, SeaWorld?

Lawsuit claims orca-pool expansion will stir up decades-old dump

The land SeaWorld sits on is a toxic wasteland and the City of San Diego or the California Coastal Commission is ignoring this, says a January 4 lawsuit from a group calling itself Save Everyone's ...

To share or not to share?

That is the dramaturgical question, directors of Hamlet

“To be or not to be,” asks Hamlet. But to whom is he speaking? Let’s say you’re directing Hamlet’s famous soliloquy. An entire production can hang on another question: Does your actor speak only to ...

East County ATMs under attack!

Two in-store machines hit, only one gives up cash

Sheriff's deputies are looking for suspects in a pair of attacks on East County drugstore ATMs early Monday morning (January 4). Shortly after 1 a.m., sheriff's deputies responded to a commercial burglary call at a ...