Content for Friday, June 30, 2017

News & Stories

B movies

Plenty of second-letter fare in this week’s new movie releases, including The Bad Batch and The Beguiled

I’m of the opinion that “B movie” stopped having much useful meaning some time ago, certainly by the time the Transformers series became the box-office juggernaut that it is today — or was, until its ...

Judge says no to regulating SDSU mini-dorms

Tenant could "be the quiet, neat type who uses bicycle"

On June 30, San Diego Superior Court judge Ronald Styn temporarily struck down San Diego's mini-dorm ordinance in San Diego's College Area. A group called College Area Students, Tenants, and Landlords Association filed the lawsuit ...

Craft beer's declaration of independence

Check the label for Brewers Association seal depicting upended bottle

The movement to promote independent beer got another boost this week as the Brewers Association national craft-beer trade group unveiled its plan to distribute a "certified independent craft" logo to breweries not owned by multinational ...

Young studs and dowager duchesses

Why are we still dismayed by trophy spouses?

If you’re feeling charitable: Loves and Hours opens with a May-December marriage. If you’re feeling more cynical: rich, egotistical old man, Harold (Paul Maley) gets himself a smokin’ hot gold digger of a trophy wife, ...

Summer Stephan's fake NYT news experience

New D.A.'s New York Times advertorial venue hit by critics

Fresh from her controversial appointment by the board of supervisors, San Diego's soon-to-be District Attorney Summer Stephans took to the New York Times this month in the midst of a victory round politically orchestrated to ...

De Anza splits the baby — 40 acres to Campland, 38 acres to marsh restoration

Campers and conservationists walk away unhappy from Thurs. meeting

A committee formed to explore redevelopment options at De Anza Cove in the northeast corner of Mission Bay met for the sixth and final time on Thursday evening (June 29), adopting a tentative plan that ...

Humane Society takes over from San Diego County

Too much euthanasia vs. privatizing jobs

The San Diego Humane Society is poised to become top dog for animal services in San Diego County, as the county begins to negotiate service contract with the nonprofit. With a target date of June ...

No one wants Lakeside's Linden Road

“Visitors have such a hard time driving in”

Carlos Contreras stands at the edge of a roadway that looks like a combination of sinkholes and earthquake damage. He points up the short, narrow street to a nice looking, well-kept house with a For ...

Trends come and go, but Parkhouse Eatery remains

Don’t ever change

If there’s one thing in this ever-changing world I can rely on, it’s the menu at Parkhouse Eatery. The place that was serving up avocado toast long before it was a thing is also home ...