Content for Thursday, January 12, 2017

News & Stories

Farewell, elder statesman

Oceanside politico Sam Williamson departs for the great beyond

Sam Williamson, 80, passed away on January 8. Back in the early 1980s, when Oceanside’s downtown was a crumbling, rough-and-tumble military town, the former Marine and longtime resident stepped up to help start the city’s ...

Paradise Hills school field to open to public

Restrooms and parking on wish list

Nearly 100 Paradise Hills residents came to a Wednesday-night meeting (January 11) about how to turn the Paradise Hills Elementary School lot into a part-time park. Neighbors, parents and coaches from the Paradise Hills Pony ...

Spanos and SD's sweetheart Chargers Park deal

1995 city giveaway used $6.3 million from police-earmarked property

The year was 1995, and the distinctive voice of a noted elected official was on the line, insisting on going deep, deep background. "You can’t let anybody know I’m talking, I’d be crucified. But I ...

Hershey Felder's latest in a string of successful one-man shows

Tchaikovsky at San Diego Repertory Theatre

The music of Tchaikovsky has long been a favorite of everybody except the most obtuse of emotional constitution. He, along with Puccini, is the master emoter. Whereas Puccini was almost exclusively a composer of opera, ...

City to block mayor's testimony in accident case?

Residents complained of crosswalk danger to then-councilman Faulconer

The City of San Diego doesn't want mayor Kevin Faulconer to testify in a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the parents of a seven-month-old girl who was struck by a car and died while crossing Catalina ...

Korean tacos?

Asian and Mexican fusion

A Caucasian American and a Korean opened a taco shop in Tijuana in late November. It sounds like the beginning of a joke, but there is no punchline. KoMe is situated downtown on 7th Street ...

My acting bucket list: Ron Choularton

"Mix this in with race and professional ethics and the pot boils hot."

I’m asking actors and designers to name five dream roles/projects and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even choices ...

Today the saddest day ever for Chargers fans

Team owner Spanos declares they're heading north

San Diego Chargers chairman Dean Spanos made it official this morning: the team is moving to Los Angeles for the 2017 season. Spanos met with employees this morning. Spanos handed out a statement: "After much ...

No news is bad news in North County

Print runs cease for Seaside Courier and SD Discover

The upper-middle income areas of coastal North County, a desirable region for media advertisers, recently lost two print newspapers; another has cut back publication. The monthly Seaside Courier did not print a January edition. Reportedly, ...

Trump’s new trade appointee Peter Navarro wrote four long Reader cover stories

Navarro gave inside details on everyone: O’Connor, Hedgecock, Filner, Golding

Part 1: San Diego Confidential It’s clear that I came on far too strong and too early with Bilbray on this primary election night. It was still eight months before the general election, and I ...

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