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Soul in a surf town

Fried pork chops bring out the pearly whites

If you’d told me two months ago I’d be sitting in a church banquet hall eating soul food, I’d have bet I was taking a trip to the South. Instead it was a short drive ...

Main Attraction leaving downtown Oceanside

Strip club gives way to five-story housing complex

Gentrification has accomplished what eluded city bureaucrats for decades. Oceanside’s Main Attraction, North County’s only remaining topless club, is going away. A five-story 308-unit, apartment complex is proposed as its replacement. Known to locals as ...

Union-Tribune's chief photographer heads for the Times

Longtime San Diegan morphs into L.A.'s deputy of transformation.

Though locals would be none the wiser, the Union-Tribune may soon be stripped of its best longtime talents, signaling to worried insiders that the hometown daily could be on the precipice of being subsumed into ...

Encinitas shark signs stolen

Look for them on eBay

About 70 signs that read “Keep Out — No Entrance — Shark Sighted Water Is Closed — Tiburón Avistado Agua Está Cerrada” were stolen throughout the Encinitas beaches last weekend (September 29-30). “You’re stealing public ...

Now anyone can get to the water in Coronado

Six-feet-wide mats at Central and North beaches

“The motion is to approve three locations: two’s been identified (Central and North Beach) and the third’s Dog Beach,” said Coronado city manager Blair King at the October 2 city council meeting. King was referring ...

The Bishop's Banana

McElroy’s Listening Tour gets off to confusing start

Following revelations that he sat on a letter that testified to ex-Cardinal McCarrick’s sexual misbehavior instead of passing it along to the man whose job he hoped to one day take (Cardinal Wuerl of Washington ...

Lakeside turns out

The vexing sand mine

“I don’t know if you noticed, but the whole town of Lakeside is here,” said local resident Barbara Sessions, pointing to over 500 people who recently filled up a 250-seat room at the Lakeside Community ...

Transit center enables wildcatters at border

Unlicensed shuttles hang east of plaza

Shifty shacks have been popping up around the Intermodal Transportation Center as the federal government opened the updated Ped East border crossing at the San Ysidro port of entry, and San Ysidrans aren’t happy about ...

Running sideways a good way to stay inside the circle

Sumo ball on Mission Bay

On September 23, I saw eight alien-looking plastic balls with legs running around at east Mission Bay. “This game is called Sumo Ball,” said Carlos Rendon. “The object is to knock the opposing team out ...

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