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Car shows are different in Tijuana

"You do not have to babysit the people from leaning or touching the cars.”

On September 15, about a hundred Tijuana street racers skipped the unadvertised drag races and met up with other crews in front of the Déjà Vu’s Tijuana strip club (at Plaza Pueblo Amigo). “It’s not ...

Getting’ buggy

Spiny lobster season opener

What bug can cost five hundred dollars? There are a bunch of them cruising along, especially near reefs and jetties. The hefty price tag is the fine for illegal take or possession of the California ...

Chargers', Rams' weak attendance Sunday

Is L.A. not a pro football town?

More publications are wondering if Los Angeles will be a good home for two pro football teams after the Chargers (San Diego transplants this year) and Rams (St. Louis transplants last year) had poor attendance ...

Grains — when soft opening's time is up

The vegan default menu

Is there an expiration date for a soft opening? A soft open is when a restaurant opens to the public for a trial period before declaring itself officially ready for business. Ostensibly, it gives a ...

As McSwain attrits, what's next for U-T?

More Chicago layoffs and “cognitive decline” in San Diego gnaw on tronc

Could the latest news of five more Chicago-area newsroom layoffs by tronc, the oddly named newspaper chain that owns the Union-Tribune, spell yet further staff reductions for the once-mighty San Diego daily? The cutbacks in ...

Pint-size advantage for the nanobrewery

Crowlers are changing the way we take beer home

I recently reported that San Diego's breweries have begun favoring cans over glass bottles, but that's only half the aluminum story. The same trend has been taking hold in the way tasting rooms offer growler ...

Yellowfin tuna fishing off the hook

Beware border closing

Dock Totals Sept 10 – Sept 16: 5,182 anglers aboard 218 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 353 bluefin tuna, 10,824 yellowfin tuna, 1,378 skipjack tuna, 247 dorado, 1,886 yellowtail, 441 ...

Bridgepoint stock taking hit

Value has dropped nearly 60 percent since July

Stock of controversial for-profit education company Bridgepoint Education has been taking a big hit in the past couple of months. On July 7, it was selling for $14.07; today (September 18) it closed at $8.85, ...

UC San Diego med school grad tackles the world

Dr. Jim Eichel on childbirth, suicide, neurotic patients, code blue, managed care frustrations, schizophrenia, overeating, sweet people at life's end, and med school itself

Show Me Your Saphenous Vein, James! I wish I could say I reveled in having brought a fresh new life into the world, but a new baby is slippery, and I was scared she would ...

Golden Hill Park & Rec facelift

Landscaping, mural, pergola, and first new signs anyone can recall

“It’s part of a transition to make the park more comfortable for families, and having shade will help,” says Park & Rec area manager Kathy Castello of the new pergola behind Golden Hill Recreation Center. ...

People living in cars and RVs stand up to city

"These individuals barely have enough money to eat and pay for medicine."

Two months ago, a group of homeless people in San Diego filed a class-action lawsuit against the city's practice of ticketing people for pitching tents on public sidewalks. Now comes word of another potential class-action ...

Buzzed man at the beach falls into the drink

Underpants-wearing rescuers fish him out for hospital ride

“I’ve never heard a sound like that, “ Devin told me. “He literally fell backwards, off the cliff, and banged his head hard on the rocks.” Devin was one the three men who witnessed the ...

Beer cans big

San Diego breweries bypassing glass — aluminum becoming the rule

Last year, cans were trending in San Diego craft beer. This year, they appear to be taking over. Beer buyers at several local retailers report that consumer demand for six-packs have contributed to canned beers ...

Kaaboo sound system should keep Del Martians quiet

"We created a ginormous version of a noise-canceling system."

“I can’t hear them,” said Del Mar Circle K worker Robert at about 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 15. “There is a lot of traffic, though.” The opening night of the three-day Kaaboo music festival ...

Sex & violence & sex & violence

Flesh and blood in this week's new movie releases, including The Villainess and The Wound

I mean, it's the movies, so what else is new? But still. The Wound has violence done to a bunch of guys' sexy bits. Also, sex and violence. mother! has much more violence than sex, ...

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