Content for Monday, August 14, 2017

News & Stories

Koch brothers to fund San Diego paramedic takeover

AMR Rural/Metro about to be flipped in $2.4 billion deal

American Medical Response Inc., proprietor of AMR Rural/Metro of San Diego, the city's always-controversial but politically munificent paramedic operator, is about to get a new owner itself, though Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer doesn't appear eager ...

The new kindergarten next door in North Park

“Isn’t there a law that requires you to consult with your neighbors?"

On August 11, Ted received a letter from his next-door neighbor of eight years. He said that he rarely spoke to her until last month. “They sent me a letter,” said Ted, a 47-year-old videographer ...

Warming up to cold noodles

Sashimi topped ramen may be the perfect summer dish

My ramen consumption has been down. Not because I'm over it, and definitely not for lack of availability — Yelp tells me I have roughly 300 ramen choices within a 15-minute drive. I've just been ...

Little Flower's nuns stymied by La Mesa city council

"I've never seen such a rude group of people"

A La Mesa City Council 2-2 vote on August 8 stalled Silvergate Development’s plan to convert the now-closed Little Flower Haven Catholic retirement home at 8585 La Mesa Boulevard into the 130-unit Little Flower apartment ...

A 3,900-peso surf perch

2,633 yellowfin tuna, 12,021 yellowtail caught in San Diego August 6-12

Dock Totals August 6-12: 6,782 anglers aboard 253 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 106 bluefin tuna, 2,633 yellowfin tuna, 47 skipjack tuna, 3,010 dorado, 12,021 yellowtail, 546 calico bass, 7 ...

Perpetual war between Evergreen and the city

Compost piles, sales permits, grading, zoning

"How did you find out about this?" asked Mark Collins, owner of Evergreen Nursery. I told him I spotted an item on the Rancho Penasquitos planning group agenda about his near 50-acre wholesale nursery going ...