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Best and worst of times for Soon-Shiong

U-T owner's biotech tanks; Times hiring soars; Viesselman out

Patrick Soon-Shiong, reputed by some to be the richest man in Los Angeles and the wealthiest physician in America, is currently worth $6.8 billion, per a real-time ranking by Forbes, which as of November 20 ...

Steven Sloan apes Leonard Bernstein

He had already trampled Copland’s Appalachian Spring

“Really? Jesus arms?” I loud-whispered to my concertmate. I was frustrated with conductor Steven Sloan. When he raised his arms as if giving a Papal benediction at the conclusion of The Unanswered Question, by Charles ...

Order one of everything

Deli cookies to inspire a sweet tooth

What’s the opposite of a sweet tooth? Because for a number of years in my early adulthood I was that. Making student loan payments instead of ordering dessert. Quitting soda and taking up coffee. Learning ...

Van love on Mission Bay

You can still customize

La Jollan Andreas Stevens cruised his forest green 1972 Chevy “boogie van” out to Crown Point Park on November 11 for “Vans at the Bay.” This was the eighth annual vintage van gathering organized by ...

Smells bad on 30th and University

New lessees watch and wait

Some empty businesses in North Park squat for years, while homeless park outside on the sidewalk. Two particular storefronts have had a rough time lately finding lessees. One is the former Discount International Fashions on ...

Love and theft in front of the Americana

Del Mar duo almost got the bike

A man and woman accused of working together to steal an expensive bicycle from a Del Mar diner four months ago were in court this morning to hear evidence against them. Colleen Marie Donovan, 29, ...

The water of life flows in Spring Valley

A centuries old family scotch recipe goes legit

It’s tough to think of a peeted single malt whiskey as moonshine, especially from a recipe as old as any laws in this country. But for decades, that’s technically what Mike Curphy had been making. ...

My friends thought I was knocked out

An eight foot day at South Bird Rock

Name: Alex Geller Age: 30 From: Pacific Beach Location: Tourmaline Surf Park On a sunny day in Pacific Beach, Alex Geller was sitting in the sand. “I’m from Colorado but I’ve lived here for the ...

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