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    Americans beat Canada in curling, too; will play for gold medal


    Not a good day for Canada. First, its women’s hockey team ends a streak of four gold medals by blowing a late 2-1 lead and losing to the United States in a shootout, and a player disgustedly rips off her silver medal as quickly as it is draped over her...

    Not a good day for Canada.

    First, its women’s hockey team ends a streak of four gold medals by blowing a late 2-1 lead and losing to the United States in a shootout, and a player disgustedly rips off her silver medal as quickly as it is draped over her neck.

    Then the ultimate indignity: Men’s curling...

    Coach on special mission at Mission Bay


    Marshawn Cherry has been there. The Mission Bay High boys basketball coach played at Patrick Henry “when I was eligible,” he said. “I wasn’t a bad kid, I wasn’t really a troublemaker, but I lacked direction,” Cherry said. “I was really...

    Marshawn Cherry has been there.

    The Mission Bay High boys basketball coach played at Patrick Henry “when I was eligible,” he said.

    “I wasn’t a bad kid, I wasn’t really a troublemaker, but I lacked direction,” Cherry said. “I was really lucky in that I had a great counselor who showed me the right...

    3 thoughts: Aztecs 67, Air Force 56 ... Tiebreakers, Kell, stingy at the stripe


    Three thoughts after the Aztecs’ 67-56 win on Wednesday at Air Force: 1. Handicapping battle for 5th place San Diego State needed to put a string of wins together to build some confidence heading into the final stretch of the Mountain West regular...

    Three thoughts after the Aztecs’ 67-56 win on Wednesday at Air Force:

    1. Handicapping battle for 5th place

    San Diego State needed to put a string of wins together to build some confidence heading into the final stretch of the Mountain West regular season.

    It’s done that with three straight victories.

    ...

    Torrey Pines High freshman arrested after being suspended over threats


    A 14-year-old freshman who was suspended from Torrey Pines High School on Tuesday for making verbal and written threats was arrested by San Diego police Thursday. The teen was taken to Juvenile Hall after investigators determined that he had made...

    A 14-year-old freshman who was suspended from Torrey Pines High School on Tuesday for making verbal and written threats was arrested by San Diego police Thursday.

    The teen was taken to Juvenile Hall after investigators determined that he had made criminal threats, Officer Joshua Hodge said in a...

    Russian meddling: Even Trump now admits the possibility


    Trump’s penchant for Russia now apparent Re “13 Russians charged with elaborate plot to interfere in 2016 presidential election” (Feb. 16): Every day there is some new scandal in the Trump organization. All someone has to do is listen to the news...

    Trump’s penchant for Russia now apparent

    Re “13 Russians charged with elaborate plot to interfere in 2016 presidential election” (Feb. 16): Every day there is some new scandal in the Trump organization.

    All someone has to do is listen to the news — any news other than Fox apparently — or read a...

    Sen. Tony Mendoza's abrupt resignation doesn't end due-process questions


    Thursday’s decision by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, to resign abruptly rather than face expulsion by his Senate colleagues followed nearly three months of denials that he’d acted inappropriately with a series of staffers and other women in the...

    Thursday’s decision by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia, to resign abruptly rather than face expulsion by his Senate colleagues followed nearly three months of denials that he’d acted inappropriately with a series of staffers and other women in the Capitol. After accusing his colleagues of treating...

    How court case can affect workers' union dues


    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in an Illinois case challenging compulsory union dues (Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees). Mark Janus, a state employee, is challenging the system used in 23 states...

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in an Illinois case challenging compulsory union dues (Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees). Mark Janus, a state employee, is challenging the system used in 23 states that requires employees to pay agency or “fair...

    Why Supreme Court case critical to future health of California


    We all win when working people have a voice in decisions that affect them. Through collective bargaining, workers have a say in issues that matter to their families, including wages, health and safety and paid sick days and health care benefits. I...

    We all win when working people have a voice in decisions that affect them. Through collective bargaining, workers have a say in issues that matter to their families, including wages, health and safety and paid sick days and health care benefits.

    I learned this lesson as a young man growing up in...

    Hepatitis A outbreak continues to simmer in North County


    Four new cases show that, while it’s not as bad as it was in 2017, San Diego County’s hepatitis A outbreak is not yet extinguished. Weekly public health reports this week and last have each added a pair of newly-confirmed cases to the outbreak total....

    Four new cases show that, while it’s not as bad as it was in 2017, San Diego County’s hepatitis A outbreak is not yet extinguished.

    Weekly public health reports this week and last have each added a pair of newly-confirmed cases to the outbreak total. Though that’s nowhere near the number of new...

    Matt Stairs keeping it simple, positive as latest Padres hitting coach


    Travis Jankowski explained the tutelage of new Padres hitting coach Matt Stairs in one easily understandable sentence. "It’s get a good pitch to hit, don’t miss it,” Jankowski said. It was an appropriately succinct summation delivered in a...

    Travis Jankowski explained the tutelage of new Padres hitting coach Matt Stairs in one easily understandable sentence.

    "It’s get a good pitch to hit, don’t miss it,” Jankowski said.

    It was an appropriately succinct summation delivered in a matter-of-fact manner that would have made Stairs nod in...

    Qualcomm makes another pitch for shareholders to reject Broadcom's nominees


    Qualcomm continues to make its pitch against Broadcom’s $117 billion hostile takeover, telling shareholders Thursday that the Broadcom buyout price remains too low and the proposal is fraught with regulatory risk. In a letter to shareholders,...

    Qualcomm continues to make its pitch against Broadcom’s $117 billion hostile takeover, telling shareholders Thursday that the Broadcom buyout price remains too low and the proposal is fraught with regulatory risk.

    In a letter to shareholders, Qualcomm’s board of directors said Broadcom refuses...

    Sheriff's deputy arraigned on 14 charges related to sexual misconduct allegations, pleads not guilty


    A veteran sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with eight felonies and six misdemeanors after a months-long investigation into sexual misconduct allegations by women he encountered on patrol.The criminal charges come after 14 women filed claims accusing...

    A veteran sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with eight felonies and six misdemeanors after a months-long investigation into sexual misconduct allegations by women he encountered on patrol.The criminal charges come after 14 women filed claims accusing Fischer of groping and other misconduct.A...

    The powerful legacy of Billy Graham’s ministry


    Rev. Billy Graham prayed for this day, every day, especially in recent years as his health faltered. He knew where he was headed and what the price of admission was to be. His wife, Ruth, had died in 2007 and he missed her terribly. He had given his life...

    Rev. Billy Graham prayed for this day, every day, especially in recent years as his health faltered. He knew where he was headed and what the price of admission was to be. His wife, Ruth, had died in 2007 and he missed her terribly. He had given his life to the Lord as a Bible college student where...

    Rancho Bernardo to host water bill town hall


    In response to the hundreds of city residents — including Rancho Bernardans — who have been impacted by high water bills, a town hall meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 in the Rancho Bernardo Library’s second-floor community room,...

    In response to the hundreds of city residents — including Rancho Bernardans — who have been impacted by high water bills, a town hall meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 in the Rancho Bernardo Library’s second-floor community room, 17110 Bernardo Center Drive.

    Representatives from...

    At San Diego theater awards, a powerful perspective on race and privilege


    The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has been presenting the Craig Noel Awards — honoring the best in local theater — for 16 years now. As a voting member of the group, I've been participating in the event for about a decade. In that time, I’ve...

    The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has been presenting the Craig Noel Awards — honoring the best in local theater — for 16 years now. As a voting member of the group, I've been participating in the event for about a decade.

    In that time, I’ve seen a lot of moving and funny and poignant moments,...

    Belly Up loses contract after fairgrounds opts to handle its own bookings


    A dispute over who should get the contract to book acts for a new live music venue at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has prompted fair officials to tackle the task themselves. The management of the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach initially got the nod for the...

    A dispute over who should get the contract to book acts for a new live music venue at the Del Mar Fairgrounds has prompted fair officials to tackle the task themselves.

    The management of the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach initially got the nod for the contract, which would yield a percentage of...

    The Rev. Al Sharpton's 'revival' takes aim at San Diego County shootings


    During a busy one-day visit to San Diego, the Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at shootings by local law enforcement officers. After meeting with several family members of men who had been killed during encounters with police or sheriff’s deputies, Sharpton...

    During a busy one-day visit to San Diego, the Rev. Al Sharpton took aim at shootings by local law enforcement officers.

    After meeting with several family members of men who had been killed during encounters with police or sheriff’s deputies, Sharpton urged an end to the practice of local prosecutors...

    Sanders feeling the Bern over bot attack perceived by SD journalist


    There’s a famous saying in journalism: If your mother says she loves you, check it out. Especially, it should be added, if her expression of affection can be traced to the Kremlin. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was...

    There’s a famous saying in journalism: If your mother says she loves you, check it out.

    Especially, it should be added, if her expression of affection can be traced to the Kremlin.

    On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Bernie Sanders said it was “old news” that the Russian attempt to spoil the 2016...

    Two fugitives wanted for attempted homicide arrested at border


    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry arrested two fugitives wanted for attempted homicides in Escondido and Contra Costa County this week. On Monday, U.S. citizen Juan Javier was taken into custody at about 2:15...

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry arrested two fugitives wanted for attempted homicides in Escondido and Contra Costa County this week.

    On Monday, U.S. citizen Juan Javier was taken into custody at about 2:15 p.m. after an officer at the pedestrian facility...

    Miguel Diaz shining in a major way at Padres camp


    Eight different pitchers are slated to throw for the Padres in their spring exhibition opener Friday against the Seattle Mariners. Of particular interest will be the expected inning worked by Miguel Diaz. The right-hander has impressed early in camp —...

    Eight different pitchers are slated to throw for the Padres in their spring exhibition opener Friday against the Seattle Mariners.

    Of particular interest will be the expected inning worked by Miguel Diaz. The right-hander has impressed early in camp — enough to spark talk he could make the opening...

    Respected federal magistrate judge dies after battle with brain cancer


    U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bartick, who served on the federal bench in San Diego for nearly six years and litigated complex cases as a criminal defense attorney, died earlier this week following a long battle with brain cancer. He died Sunday at home...

    U.S. Magistrate Judge David Bartick, who served on the federal bench in San Diego for nearly six years and litigated complex cases as a criminal defense attorney, died earlier this week following a long battle with brain cancer.

    He died Sunday at home surrounded by his family, court officials said...

    Flamingo stays put in Imperial Beach, to delight of visitors, rangers


    The mysterious flamingo that flew into Imperial Beach last week is here to stay. At least for now. Nobody has claimed ownership of the bird that appeared in the South Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Park Ranger Brian Collins hopes it stays that way. “The...

    The mysterious flamingo that flew into Imperial Beach last week is here to stay. At least for now.

    Nobody has claimed ownership of the bird that appeared in the South Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Park Ranger Brian Collins hopes it stays that way.

    “The pink flamingo is just a special visitor,”...

    Salt or no salt, National Margarita Day is here


    Today is National Margarita Day, and whether you prefer your drink on the rocks, frozen or with a kick of flavor, local restaurants and bars offer plenty of options that will have you singing a chorus — or two — of “Margaritaville” by the end of...

    Today is National Margarita Day, and whether you prefer your drink on the rocks, frozen or with a kick of flavor, local restaurants and bars offer plenty of options that will have you singing a chorus — or two — of “Margaritaville” by the end of the evening.

    Coasterra’s bar menu features seven...

    Throwing Andrew Luck is doing still allows uncertainty


    It is good news that Andrew Luck is throwing. But he is not throwing footballs yet, and that isn’t good news. It might not be bad news. It probably isn’t. But as we indicated before the Super Bowl, the Colts won't be 100 percent sure about the...

    It is good news that Andrew Luck is throwing.

    But he is not throwing footballs yet, and that isn’t good news.

    It might not be bad news. It probably isn’t.

    But as we indicated before the Super Bowl, the Colts won't be 100 percent sure about the health/readiness of Luck’s shoulder until after the...

    Soprano Susan Narucki enchants in evening of Kurtág’s song miniatures


    There is a prejudice in our society towards the grand gesture in the arts, a cultural bias that a great work must be large scale. A big canvas is better than a miniature, a novel more impressive than a short-short story, a symphony more profound than a...

    There is a prejudice in our society towards the grand gesture in the arts, a cultural bias that a great work must be large scale. A big canvas is better than a miniature, a novel more impressive than a short-short story, a symphony more profound than a bagatelle.

    One can easily find examples of...