Content for Thursday, November 30, 2017

News & Stories

Raging Cider & Mead no punk product

Local fruit and honey on tap in new San Marcos tasting room

As craft cider and mead production have gained momentum in San Diego, they're often found together. Such is the case with Raging Cider & Mead Co., which introduced both beverages to San Marcos in November. ...

Cheesesteaks are still better than the Eagles

And there are no good taco shops in Philly

The first thing I notice upon entering Philly Frank's Steaks is the large Eagles logo over the counter. Ugh. It's much easier to enjoy a good cheesesteak when Philadelphia's pro sports teams have losing records ...

"Reform by red tape" slowing H-1B sharply

Will Qualcomm be hamstrung by increased vetting of immigrant workers?

As H-1B reform bills, such as one sponsored by North County Representative Darrell Issa, work their way through Congress, the bureaucracy is slowing the process sharply. For years, foreign technical workers have gotten visas to ...

Mainly Mozart masterclass

Young local violinists learn from masters

Three skilled members of The Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra participated in a masterclass at Mesa College on Saturday November 18. This particular masterclass featured the godfather of American concertmasters, William Preucil. It was a concertmaster ...

Chula Vista's Victory Christian Church sold

Not to a developer but a charter school with no stated demo plans

For more than a year, congregants of the Victory Christian Church and Academy in Chula Vista have endured a cloud overhead because the possibility loomed that they might have to sell some three acres at ...

Shocker! CPUC unanimously thumbs down SDG&E

Local utility won't be able to pass on 2007 fire costs to ratepayers

After a battle that has gone on for a decade, the California Public Utilities Commission today (November 30) stunned observers by unanimously declaring that San Diego Gas & Electric cannot pass along to ratepayers $379 ...

Downtown homeless people driven north by cops

Normal Heights residents vexed with influx

Normal Heights residents remain frustrated and angry over the recent influx of homeless people in their neighborhood — which city staff say was prompted by the downtown streets bleaching to ward off hepatitis A. The ...

Ouch: 40 percent spent on rent

San Diego homeowners also see higher mortgages

In this years's third quarter, San Diego County residents spent 42 percent of their income on rents, up from 34.7 percent in the 1985–2000 pre-bubble years, according to zillow.com. Nationwide, rents took up 29.1 percent ...

Short-term renters’ neighbors’ gripe tool

Reporting website claims PB anti-pot activist is "operator" of problem house

There have been protests, meetings, petitions, and lots of blowback directed at the City of San Diego for allowing the proliferation of short-term vacation rentals in residential zones and the lack of enforcement of current ...

La Jollans pick bones over noisy airspace

Airport authority criticized for giving Congressman Peters bad info

Some residents of La Jolla Shores and Bird Rock say that U.S. Rep. Scott Peters’s undated letter that blames aircraft-noise increases on Montgomery-Gibbs Field is "nonsense." "The [San Diego County Regional] Airport Authority's noise specialists ...