News & Politics

Oceanside's conservative Anglicans out of St. Anne's, then in, now out again

Settled in at Carlsbad Community Church

Founded in 1883, the congregation of the St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Oceanside was torn apart ten years ago when the more liberal, establishment part of the church embraced female priests and gay bishops. The ...

Imperial Beach passes complete public sleeping ban

Paved and unpaved surfaces off limits

Imperial Beach has banned camping or sleeping in public with an ordinance that reaches into every last corner, from pavement to median, "including but not limited to dirt or landscaped areas." The new law prohibits ...

Wet bandits invade Escondido

Cameras catch perps in the act

The guy in that screen shot looks like one of the “wet bandits” in the other video,” Mary said to me on a September 20 interview. “Multiple people believe it’s the same guy and they ...

Ocean Beach locals escort bully out of town

Rangers avoid going after homeless

On Wednesday, September 18, "Jane" parked in front of the OB Hotel at the foot of Newport Ave for her daily surf session. After getting out of the ocean, she rinsed off with a jug ...

Faulconer paid $4000 ethics penalty with campaign cash

San Diego mayor 's 2016 political committee covered dinner, airfare, public relations

As San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer tours California in search of good ink and his next elective office, he's dipped into his mayoral campaign fund to pay for some personal baggage at home. Weeks after ...

Bowlegged BBQ is your next Texas temptation

Music, art, and slowly smoked meats converge in Mount Hope

There’s music and art all around me as I dig in to a pile of BBQ meats. Old soul and R&B album covers hang, framed on the walls, packed in alongside stylized paintings depicting scenes ...

Doug Manchester 's PR disaster tour

Ex-U-T publisher hits TV news trail promoting Bahamian relief and himself

Former Union-Tribune owner Douglas Manchester, his appointment by Republican President Donald Trump to be ambassador to the Bahamas stalled for over two years in a GOP Senate, has been promoting his charitable good work on ...

Still no replacement for San Diego auditor Eduardo Luna

Sara Jacobs money edges others out of race

The auditors are still out San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, a veteran of the public relations business, put a few good ones over on out-of-town media members covering the California Republican Party’s annual convention in ...

Who are the drag queens at Chula Vista library?

Would they try this in Coronado or La Jolla?

On September 10, Francisco Soto and Xaime Aceves Equihua (stage names “Barbie-Q” and “Raquelita”) presented Drag Queen Story Time to a reported 300 adults and children at the Civic Center Chula Vista Public Library on ...

The Louisiana Purchase

Slick short-term rentals in North Park

The Louisiana is a mixed-use complex on the corner of Louisiana Street and University Avenue in North Park. There is a hip restaurant (Louisiana Purchase) on the bottom level that, according to its website, “was ...

The true value of Animal Kingdom to Oceanside

"The show isn’t as good as it was"

When the actors of Animal Kingdom talk about why they like to film in Oceanside, the word “grit” comes up a lot. The TNT drama steeped in drug use and debauchery just finished its fourth ...

The problem with Rosarito's whale

Sharks like the fat, orcas like the liver

Dan M. and his fellow guests at the Club Marena rentals in Rosarito, had a rude awakening Saturday, September 7. “Our bedroom window is positioned about 50 meters that way, and at 2 am, she ...

National City passes toughest law on selling pets

Leverage "to go after Santee and Escondido"

National City passed an ordinance on September 3 to tighten a state law that requires pet stores to obtain all dogs, cats, and rabbits they sell from shelters or rescues. The ordinance will be the ...

First the swap meet, now the Oceanside Marketplace to close

But vendors can sell on sidewalk after 7 am and before 10 pm

Mauricio has been fixing bikes for Oceanside locals for almost three decades. He started building his clientele in 1991 when he opened his booth inside the Oceanside Marketplace, often called the indoor swap meet. His ...

No-name no-bid contract cost San Diego millions, city auditor charges

“Solicitations from other vendors were intentionally ignored or actively rejected”

Suspicious circumstances involving a multi-million-dollar, no-bid data processing contract awarded by the administration of lame-duck mayor Kevin Faulconer without city council approval has drawn scrutiny from interim city auditor Kyle Elser. A September 11 audit ...