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California craft beer leads the nation

The nation tops 6000 breweries as San Diego tops 150

A new report by the California Craft Brewers Association (CCBA) reveals the myriad ways our state leads the nation in craft brewing and puts the continued growth of San Diego beer into context. According to ...

Johannes Debus is not the man to lead San Diego Symphony

Whipped cream on a turd of a concert

The father of my friend rolled a beautiful 25-foot putt right into the heart of the hole — for a triple bogey. For those who don’t speak golf, a triple bogey is bad for a ...

Qualcomm cofounder gave big for Roy Moore

San Diegans jumped into Alabama race, checkbooks in hand

Whenever a high-profile political fight breaks out in America, wealthy San Diegans from both sides of the political spectrum can be counted on to ante up handsome sums to benefit their favorite causes, with this ...

College Spanish teachers sue for hostility and more

"Buy yourself new clothes, old man."

Three Spanish-language instructors at the San Diego Community College District filed suit Tuesday (December 12) against the institution and two faculty members for civil rights violations, retaliation, hostile work environment, and other alleged infractions. The ...

Nati's Mexican restaurant to close...for remodel

Ownership changing hands after more than 50 years

This fall, rumors were flying about Nati's Mexican Restaurant closing. Nati's has been a staple for 57 years in the heart of Ocean Beach, on Bacon between Niagara and Newport avenues. A few people took ...

Home invader gets 180 days in the clink

Plea deal drops charges of stalking, battery, a count of resisting a police officer...

Noe Colimas Valladares, 28, was sentenced to 180 days in local jail on Monday, December 11th. He was arrested in August after he reportedly entered a home in Escondido and was shot by the man ...

Navy contractor sued over big-money shell game

"He has hidden assets," says lawyer

Back in August, Alfredo Liburd, chief executive of San Diego–based defense contractor NevWest, pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting Navy port engineer John Nasshan, who improperly administered projects in which he had ...

Grinchy city grabs rec-center funds

Council vote diminishes community control of activities budgets

Back in October the city attorney’s office delivered a legal opinion that supported the city's decision to immediately appropriate recreation council funds, raised locally by each individual recreation center, and deposit the monies into the ...

Harbor Patrol calls — rowing dinghies and wind don’t mix

Nov.20-Dec.9 report

Dec 9 Harbor Patrol responded to an adrift vessel near Harbor Island. Harbor Patrol located an adrift kayak which was then taken to the Harbor Patrol dock and impounded. Dec 8 Harbor Patrol were dispatched ...

Eyewitness: Clairemont plane crash

"The tail of a burning Beechcraft was hanging over my fence."

It sounded like a bomb went off on the afternoon of December 9th. I was inside my house on Chandler Drive when I felt and heard the sound of a powerful impact followed by an ...

PO'd to miss San Diego's big snow day

"I actually saw all the nuns smile, while they were playing in the snow.”

Fifty years ago yesterday, on December 13, 1967, from Borrego Springs to downtown to Oceanside, snow fell in San Diego County. Perhaps the most dramatic scene was a blanket of snow on the beaches of ...

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