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Jason Mraz breaks up with manager Bill Silva

They almost made it to two decades

Oceanside platinum-selling singer/songwriter-turned-farmer Jason Mraz has fired Bill Silva after 18 years, saying he would prefer to now manage himself. Silva got his break promoting shows as a UCSD student in the ’70s. His on-campus ...

Alvarez sees green in pot lobbyists

Cannabis influence-peddlers show up in force to back supervisorial bid

As a sweeping new marijuana law opposed by departing chief of police Shelly Zimmerman made its way through city hall early this week, one of the biggest winners aside from local pot emporiums was the ...

San Diego pornographers accused of hustling models

Jane Does 15 and 16 were assured they wouldn't end up on the internet

Two more women have filed lawsuits against San Diego-based amateur pornography website, GirlsDoPorn.com. The new complaints make 16 women who allege that the website's owners lied to them about distribution and later posted their names ...

Pig ears, lamb testicles at Village North

Look for unusual on Convoy Street

I once read a piece written by an economist about how he looks at a restaurant menu. There was lots of good advice, but one thing that stuck out was his recommendation about weird-sounding items: ...

Blindsided by a lug wrench at the bus stop

"I bet you didn’t think I could sneak up on you like that, did you?”

Armando said he was seated on a bench, minding his own business the morning of February 22, 2017, when he was attacked. “I was waiting for the bus.” It was almost time for his regular ...

DIY surfboard shaping — cool but not too cool

Solana Beach, La Jolla, Morena Boulevard

In the early 1960s, surf shops, which had been little more than beach shacks where balsawood blanks were sculpted into surfboards, were replaced by storefronts where surfboards were sold along with T-shirts and trunks. By ...

Short-term rentals thrive in East Village

Longtime businesses dying — "It's like a ghost town down there now."

Is the demand for housing suitable to fill the thousands of rental units that have sprung up in downtown's East Village since the mid-2000s, and enough to sustain even more units currently under construction or ...

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