Content for Saturday, April 29, 2017

News & Stories

Purple haze covers San Diego, locusts dot Julian, and snakes emerge to hunt

Jacarandas and locust trees in bloom; snakes hungry

Blue-Blossoming Jacaranda Trees have already produced a first wave of color along the streets of San Diego. By early or mid-May, warm weather permitting, this Brazilian import could put on a dazzling show. The larger ...

Big yays for San Diego beers

Five dozen medals awarded at Los Angeles International Beer Competition

San Diego breweries ramped up their domination of the Los Angeles International Beer Competition, picking up 60 of the 258 medals awarded, and a full quarter of the golds handed out — 22, to go ...

U-T using charities to boost circulation

But are advertisers fooled?

The Union-Tribune has a new gimmick to boost circulation -- possibly losing money in the process. The paper is advertising that you can get a one-year Sunday subscription plus all-digital access for a mere $4.68 ...

The chola look comes out at Chicano Park Day

The pompadour, the feathered look, the copete in photos at Mesheeka on Logan Ave.

“I seen about 15 to 20 [cholas] in the park that day,” said Jesse Amaro, after he posted a photo of four girls wearing men-fitted khaki pants walk past him, “you don’t see the chola ...

Appellate court reverses child molest decision

Man in late 60s had been sentenced to 50 years.

On April 20, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, reversed a lower court decision of alleged 2013 child molestation by John Landis Wismer, then in his late 60s, who was a close friend of ...

San Diego State pays Francisco Sousa damages for false accusation bungling

SDSU will send campus police for more detailed training on sex assaults.

A former San Diego State University student who was falsely accused of sexual assault has settled his lawsuit against the university. As reported by the Reader, Francisco Sousa was accused of sexual assault on a ...