Many environmentalists think Styrofoam containers should suffer the same fate as plastic bags – they want it banned. While several cities around the state are instituting restrictions on foam products, other cities recycle it instead. The city of San Diego wanted to look into the feasibility of starting its own recycling program for foam plastics, so it paid […]
In the debut episode of “I Made it in San Diego,” Greg and Janet Deering talk about how they grew their small family business into a company that’s made more banjos than any other instrument-maker in existence.
Teen dancers and artists use police shootings as inspiration, San Diego cultural hubs received statewide recognition, national outlets discover Barrio Logan and more in our weekly digest of the region’s arts and culture news.
California’s energy landscape could undergo a major transformation, Rep. Darrell Issa is walking a shaky line, the Salk Institute disputes gender discrimination claims and more.
Coronado’s “Sandman” has a mixed homecoming, Paradise Hills gets an injection of coffee and events, Modern Times gives employees 30 percent ownership and more in our weekly digest of the region’s arts and culture news.
In May, Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was murdered – shot 12 times in broad daylight. Everard Meade, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, is a friend and colleague of Valdez. He’s been thinking a lot about some of the lessons we can draw from the writer’s work, which often chronicled the ways in which […]
A major power struggle is playing out in communities across the San Diego region. Local cities like San Diego, Solana Beach and Carlsbad want to be in charge of buying power for residents. The cities suspect they can provide greener energy at a lower cost than San Diego Gas & Electric, which has held on to its […]
Anger builds over Chinese Historical Museum director’s ouster, neighbors aren’t fans of the Observatory North Park, Suzie’s Farm calls it quits and more in our weekly roundup of the region’s arts and culture news.
SANDAG bet against big, experienced banks like Goldman Sachs and are, so far, losing the bet leaving taxpayers are on the hook for millions. Voice of San Diego’s Andrew Keatts and Ashly McGlone explain how the regional transportation agency bought into an investment called interest-rate swaps. The agency essentially bet that interest rates would rise. Interest rates did not […]
A revamped Death for Food event returns, Bill Murray is headed to Escondido, San Diego Opera is selling off a Barrio Logan studio and more in our weekly digest of the region’s arts and culture news.