Content for Friday, January 20, 2017

News & Stories

County labor report

Unemployment dips, but 900 non-farm jobs lost

San Diego County's unemployment rate was 4.2 percent in December, down from a revised 4.3 percent in November, and less than the state's 5 percent and nation's 4.5 percent during the same period, according to ...

Interview with a dreamcatcher maker

"It's all about trusting the universe — she’s got this."

Before heading out of O.B. to a gem show in Arizona, Christian Fischer explained how he became a fabricator of dreamcatchers. “I moved out here from Wisconsin and there was a point where I felt ...

Making yeast in Beer City USA

White Labs launches its East Coast hub

This spring, local yeast purveyor White Labs will join the ranks of San Diego breweries producing beer on the east coast when it builds a brewhouse in prominent craft beer destination, Asheville, North Carolina. Of ...

Ten extinct conductors you should know

A dusting off of some masters who are now gone

There are certain names one should know when it comes to conductors. Not just names but their contributions. Here are 10 dead conductors whom everyone should know of. I have limited to conductors of whom ...

Border Patrol audit: 45 percent San Diego “recidivism”

Cost per detainee: $135 in Laredo to more than $80,000 in Rio Grande Valley

How much does it cost to deport the thousands of undocumented immigrants intercepted each year by the Border Patrol along San Diego's frontier with Mexico, and what is the true "recidivism" rate of illegal border ...

Family values on the big screen

The ties that bind in this week’s new releases: 20th Century Women, The Ardennes, and more

Scott’s big (and mostly positive) review this week is 20th Century Women, Mike Mills’s memory of growing up surrounded by strong feminine figures of all sorts. (Greta Gerwig strikes again!) It’s one more example of ...

Inadvertent off-roader vanishes from crash scene

Six tow-truck operators work on vehicle stuck on side of hill

A La Mesa motorist expressed surprise on Wednesday (January 18) when he saw a burgundy-colored truck on the side of a hill on the south side of Parkway Drive. The truck had crashed through a ...

Happy lasagna

Italy in the heart of Carlsbad

My friend Mary suggested we meet at Fresco Trattoria in Carlsbad, and I agreed. My husband doesn’t like to spend money on pasta. After working in the grocery industry for 40 years, he claims that ...

Midge Ure remembers Bowie during Casbah concert

"...a man who changed the face of music forever"

Midge Ure, at 63 years of age, can still rock the house. The former member of Ultravox, Visage, and Thin Lizzy brought his three-piece band to the Casbah, where they played songs spanning his career. ...

Ex-Marine hid camera to ogle naked women

Two years' probation for video voyeurism at MCAS Miramar

Former Marine Kory Nathan Brower, after pleading guilty to video voyeurism, was sentenced yesterday (January 19) to two years of probation. Brower admitted that between July and November of 2015, he placed a video recording ...