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A west coast Statue of Liberty

40-foot monument to Virgin Mary in San Ysidro

A cross-denominational faith group on Friday (October 5) announced their plans to construct what they're describing as a West Coast Statue of Liberty on a San Ysidro hilltop overlooking Tijuana. Modeled after the Virgin Mary ...

Scandal for profit

Is L.A.'s Soon-Shiong casting San Diego to fill content maw?

Can a revived investigative reporting push be the key to saving the Union-Tribune from losing its identity, as well as its already dwindling advertising business, to its big northern sibling, the Los Angeles Times? Or ...

Our own trailer park talent

Barbolak poked fun of Oceanside neighbors

It’s been one month now since Oceanside comedian Vicki Barbolak appeared in the live final round of America’s Got Talent. Although she missed out on the one-million-dollar prize placing (she placed sixth out of the ...

Wild ‘n Out signs don't last in Kensington

Wrong area for guerrilla marketing?

On October 11 at about 1:45 pm, I saw a lady by the I-15 exit on Adams Avenue carrying yellow signs. I wasn’t sure if the lady just pulled the yellow and red Wild ‘n ...

Adams Ave. park re-born

Without the grass, but that's okay

Layla and her kids are impressed with the recent renovation of their Adams Recreation Center Park on Adams Avenue (between I-805/I-15) — in Normal Heights; they’ve been hanging out here for over three years. “They ...

L.A.Times gets Big Willie and Room 20

U-T gets “Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?”

Jerry’s female side The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee led by Republican ex-mayor and former police chief Jerry Sanders has come up with a creative name for its latest political venture: ...

Scarbrough's fare

Jury awards contractor $200K in Central Avenue Mini Park fight

On September 10, 2018 APR Construction Inc., a small business from La Mesa, won a $202,000 jury verdict against the City of San Diego, which fired them from the Central Avenue Mini Park and Skate ...

November's ballot looms, but June cleanup continues

Two San Diego city council hopefuls cough up ethics fines

As the November finish for some bitterly-fought campaigns approaches, San Diego's ethics commission has been cleaning up legal loose ends left over from June's electoral contests, with costly outcomes for two failed city council hopefuls. ...

A San Diego version of MeToo

Woman brings charges against Kellen Winslow from 2003

Kellen Winslow Jr. faces two more rape charges after a new accuser testified in a San Diego County superior courtroom yesterday, Monday, October 15. The accuser said she awakened when Winslow was behind her, forcing ...

Hippie fest near Jacumba – more to come

Reader writer moved by "Moonbeam's" work on Genesis

Over 300 San Diegans gathered in the boulder-strewn, high desert mountains near Jacumba, to celebrate Desert Rising; a three-day consciousness-raising festival held over the October 12 weekend. Though it is best described as a version ...

Dave Myers, rabble rouser

Tells all about Sheriff Gore's body cameras and private jails

When 33-year San Diego Sheriff Department veteran Commander Dave Myers announced he would be running to unseat Sheriff Bill Gore, he says his boss tried to humiliate him in front of the force. “He took ...

Imperial Beach in the balance

Will voters swallow the $150K spent against Tijuana sewage?

You’d think elections in a town that covers about four square miles and is home to 27,400 people would be a pretty simple affair. But the races in Imperial Beach are anything but that. While ...

Prosecutor argues against early release of Julie Harper

Will Jerry Brown's law and Kamala Harris' inaction help convicted murderer?

“Defendant deserves each and every day of her 40 years-to-life sentence,” prosecutor Keith Watanabe stated in papers he filed last week, arguing that a reduction of Julie Harper’s sentence “is not in the interest of ...

Marriott strike – from both sides

San Diego film festival proceeds with sidelong glance

On October 13, as we neared The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, next door to Horton Plaza, the chants of the strikers in red shirts became louder. At the glass door entrances by the hotel ...

SDSU backer kicks in against rent control

Big San Diego landlords ante up against local option

Local development giant H.G. Fenton, battling against the incursion of proposed SoccerCity into the Mission Valley real estate franchise it shares alongside burgeoning Sudberry Properties, has spent a total of $1,502,865 this year as of ...

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