Content for Friday, January 8, 2016

News & Stories

No shots, no pitchers, no Fireball.

Urge's new brewpub pairs craft beer and whiskey in South Oceanside

As of January 7, the long anticipated Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank has opened to the public in Oceanside, and with it attached brewhouse Mason Ale Works is officially serving beer. The converted bank property ...

Their son died in jail

Parents sue county, claim Joseph Scata Jr. should have seen a doctor

On January 4, Della and Joseph A. Scata Jr. of Vista filed suit against the county. The suit charges that their son, Joseph A. Scata Jr., had had chest pains, flu, and related symptoms on ...

UCSD's ethics conundrum continues as backstage deals loom

Alzheimer's legal settlement pending, physicist's criminal case to follow

As yet another academic scandal emerges at UCSD, court records show that the school is on the verge of cutting a deal with the University of Southern California, sued last summer by UCSD over the ...

Open Mike Eagle and Serengeti join forces as Cavanaugh

...and press the right buttons on conceptual debut Time and Materials

For two artists who met back in the early '00s at Southern Illinois University and have undeniable chemistry as indie rappers with a penchant for exploring human sadness with wit and humor, it's surprising that ...

Water wrecked my race car

Submerged Lamborghini sparks hydrolock talk

“That vehicle is built for speed, that is something you would not use in this kind of water,” said Emilio Ramirez of the San Diego Police Department. Ramirez was referring to the white Lamborghini on ...

Respect the donut maker!

Devil’s Dozen Donut Shop

It’s easy to mock the emergence of the hipster donut shop. Donuts seem easy to make: raise some dough, deep fry, and sweeten it with glaze. Adding breakfast cereal, fruit slices, cured meats, or some ...

Spanos family praises Chargers Coach McCoy for deft 2015 performance

Breaking up is hard to do

Fans who were curious as to the Chargers’ decision to retain seemingly hapless head coach Mike McCoy following the team’s dismal performance in 2015 (and 2014, and 2013…) got some measure of explanation today from ...

No-grow vote in National City

"We've been working extremely hard to change our city's reputation."

On January 5, National City officials, residents, and activists had a meeting to consider cannabis cultivation rules within city limits. If cities haven't established their own rules by March 1, a new law will make ...

It's the end of the world as Muse knows it...

The setlist pulled the most paranoid and apocalyptic songs from their seven albums

It was the end of the world inside the Valley View Casino Center, and the audience couldn’t have been happier. The destruction and mayhem was courtesy of British space rockers Muse, who are currently on ...