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The problem with innovation

Van Gogh was so innovative that he didn’t sell any of his paintings

The conclusion of the Mainly Mozart Festival included a piece of music by Alfred Schnittke. I wrote that Schnittke was trying too hard to be innovative with the marching of the players around the stage ...

Modern Times officially puts stock in employees

First brewery in California to take the initiative

Modern Times Beer announced today (July 7) that it has transitioned to a 30 percent employee-owned company, with long-term plans to raise that number to 100 percent. According to the announcement, "At only 4 years ...

Port sues coastal commission for nixing hotel

500 rooms on Harbor Island short on low-cost options

In a July 5 legal complaint, the San Diego Unified Port District, the agency responsible for managing the San Diego Bay and surrounding tidewaters, has accused California Coastal Commissioners of overstepping their boundaries by striking ...

Reader critics go soft for summer?

Starry-eyed for this week’s new releases, including Spider-Man: Homecoming and The Journey

“No Aunt May, no Spider-Man,” says my brother, and I know what he means. Without that frail and innocent soul that quietly cries out for protection and sacrifice on its behalf, Spider-Man loses a chunk ...

Seawall enhancement shot down

Grandview Beach homeowners lose permanent rights to stairs and concrete

Environmental advocates at the Surfrider Foundation's San Diego chapter are celebrating a state supreme court decision that overturned a challenge by homeowners on Leucadia's oceanfront who sought to remove restrictions on seawall construction permits they'd ...

Adventurous sushi rolls

Korean street food out of the back of a supermarket

Most of the time I visit Korean grocery store Zion Market, it’s for a quick bite in its food court. That’s at the front of the store, all the way to the right as you ...

San Diegans philosophize about loss of Payless

No more at Stonecrest Plaza, Southland Plaza, Main Street Village, Clairemont Town Square, North County Square, Broadway Plaza, and Encinitas Ranch Town Center

“They are closing it because it’s bankrupt from what I heard,” said Kristina Aquino as she barely left Payless ShoeSource at 3460 Murphy Canyon Road location in Stonecrest Plaza. Aquino and her friend Anthony Smith, ...

Bold assault at Tijuana office-supply store

Employees of Office Depot tied up by armed robbers

A group of armed, hooded thieves forced their way into an Office Depot in Tijuana shortly before midnight on July 3, tied up store employees with plastic bands, and stole cash, cellular phones, computers, and ...

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