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La Jolla lifeguard tower rife with cost overruns

Baby bird, seal-pupping, and bad waste pump blamed for budget surprises

City officials are blaming seal pupping and a baby seagull for a portion of the months-long delay and a near million-dollar cost overrun that plagued construction of a posh new lifeguard station in the city's ...

Hepatitis A outbreak: Month 11 looms

"A lot of people feel safer and cleaner having to crap on the street."

An outbreak of the fecal-contamination-borne liver disease hepatitis A has sickened more than 400 people in the San Diego area since November 2016, causing national media outlets to mock the "man-made disaster" that thus far ...

Never go full romantic

Robert and Clara Schumann — classical music power couple

When we speak of classical music power couples there are a few which come to mind. There are Richard and Cosima Wagner, Frederic Chopin and George Sand, Gustav and Alma Mahler, Tchaikovsky and Nadezhda von ...

Encinitas council votes under legal pressure

“It’s with a heavy heart that I support the district process."

The City of Encinitas will probably be switching to district elections for its council seats — not because it’s a good idea for democracy or to better represent the five communities that make up the ...

Not the typical roadside memorial in National City

"Yeah, eight years. We come out every year on the night it happened."

In the drug and gang world of National City, street memorials are not uncommon. For a time, vases of flowers and religious candles will bloom on the street or sidewalk where a killing took place, ...

Black man walking with cane arrested

Accused of casing cars for theft, he seeks body-cam evidence

A 66-year-old man who was out on a morning walk in July of this year says a San Diego Police Department officer arrested him because he is black. Raymond Wiley, 66, filed a claim, typically ...

Buses' stop signs ignored

"This, fortunately, scared the student to the point of shaking like crazy."

“Last week I was following my son’s bus home [and] the bus stopped on Valle Vista Road near Vista Camino,” said Miranda Niederle of Lakeside. “[Then the driver] turned on the [bus’s stop] lights and ...

Toy gun, pier jumper in boxers, and entangled whale on lifeguard to-do list

San Diego water blotter August 28-September 3

September 3 Harbor Patrol investigated a minor vessel collision in the Chula Vista Marina. Two vessels collided while one of them was attempting to enter a slip. The damage was minor. 07:51 Medical: 27 year-old ...

Peter Navarro pushed aside at White House, says Politico

"With Bannon gone, they look at their watch when he talks."

As President Trump's chief of staff John Kelly has imposed discipline on the White House, former San Diegan Peter Navarro is losing his power, says an article in Politico dated Monday, September 18. "Navarro has ...

Gamma Rays at Cygnet Theatre

Lest we be lost in the long black night

On account of inexcusable ignorance, I initially thought that Cygnet Theatre had produced a contemporary drama with Paul Zindel’s The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. To my ear, the title fit a short ...

We'll always ride with Emilio

Rady Children's chemo patients get some solace

Emilio Nares was three years old the first time he went to Rady Children’s. He had just started preschool and had come down with something. At first, his parents, Richard and Diane, thought it was ...

Benjamin Franklin's notion of good works

Letter to Joseph Huey

I can only show my Gratitude for those Mercies from God, by a Readiness to help his other Children and my Brethren. For I do not think that Thanks, and Compliments, tho’ repeated Weekly, can ...

Will make anyone who didn’t go to community college glad of it

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Community

Neil Patrick Harris, in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, is at his finest as a villain you almost have to root for. His musically inclined attempt at trying simultaneously to woo the girl and join a ...

Chris Daniels, plugged in since 1969

"For someone most people have never heard of, I’ve had a lot of opportunities."

“When I graduated, I got lucky with a road trip that paid me for the tour,” says the frontman of the Chris Daniels Project, who grew up in Mission Hills and went straight from graduating ...

Coming-of-age sci-fi and over-the-top action

The Last Starfighter and Commando

The Last Starfighter is an ’80s coming-of-age sci-fi adventure clearly made to cash in on Star Wars’ success. This movie was an early pioneer in computer-generated spaceship battles. What makes it such a great movie ...

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