Father Joe Villages Support San Diego’s Budget Plan For Homeless

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SAN DIEGO–Mayor Faulconer’s recently released $3 billion spending plan is on the right track when it comes to homeless programs, according to Father Joe’s Villages. The plan puts a greater focus on producing good outcomes for our homeless neighbors in a cost- sensitive way. Moreover, the plan preserves existing funding levels – a critical factor for […]

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Police Search For Motorist Who Exposed Himself To Teen Female

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SAN DIEGO–San Diego police are searching for a unidentified motorist who exposed himself to a 14 year-old girl in Otay Mesa Friday. On April 18, at approximately 7 a.m., the teen was contacted in the 1300 block of 27th Street by a black male driving a 1999-2004 burgundy or maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee. The man asked […]

La Jolla Playhouse To Off Summer Programs For Youth

LA JOLLA–La Jolla Playhouse kicks off another summer of engaging and interactive theatre programs for young theatre lovers with Young Performers at La Jolla Playhouse.  These popular, multi-step programs begin with Young Performers’ Workshop (YPW), taking place June 23 to July 18, which invites students in grades 2 to 12 to explore a wide range of theatre skills. Young Performers’ […]

Author Gary Shteyngart To Appear At University Of California, San Diego

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LA JOLLA–Gary Shteyngart, critically acclaimed author of “Absurdistan” and “Super Sad True Love Story,” will appear at the University of California, San Diego on May 12 in Mandeville Auditorium. He will be joined onstage by Seth Lerer, dean of the UC San Diego Division of Arts and Humanities, for a conversation about Shteyngart’s life and […]

In Old Age, Lack Of Emotion And Interest May Signal Your Brain Is Shrinking

(Newswise)–Older people who have apathy but not depression may have smaller brain volumes than those without apathy, according to a new study published in the April 16 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Apathy is a lack of interest or emotion. “Just as signs of memory loss may signal […]

12,000 Riders Filled Streets At Second-Annual CicloSDias

SAN DIEGO–On March 30, more than 12,000 people filled 2.5 miles of streets in Pacific Beach to walk, skate, bike, scoot, dance and skip during San Diego’s second-annual CicloSDias. “I can speak for my own business knowing that we did very well that day,” says Eddie Okino, owner of Turquoise Coffee along the CicloSDias route. “Now that […]

Old Globe’s New Play Focus On Combat Veterans

Marilyn Torres as Odessa Ortiz aka Haikumom and Rey Lucas as Elliot Ortiz in the California premiere of Quiara Alegría Hudes's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

SAN DIEGO–The playwright behind the Tony Award-winning musical, In the Heights, is back with a new play, Water by the Spoonful. Elliot Ortiz is back in the states after serving in Iraq, reconnecting with family and starting a new life. At the same time, four strangers in an internet chat room seek support to face demons […]

Pet Of The Week: Precious

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  ENCINITAS–Precious is the pet of the week at Rancho Coastal Humane Society. She’s a two year-old, six-pound, grey domestic longhair cat. Precious was transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society from another shelter through the FOCAS program. The $100 adoption fee for Precious includes medical exam, vaccinations, spay, and microchip.The Rancho Coastal Humane Society is […]

Violent Crime Rate Down In San Diego

SAN DIEGO–After an uptick in 2012, the regional violent crime rate declined in 2013, with homicides seeing the biggest one-year decrease, according to the annual regional crime report released today by San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG). The 2013 violent crime rate – 3.66 per 1,000 residents – represented a 5 percent decrease from 2012 and was […]