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February 4, 2014 | By Matthew Fleischer, guest blogger, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
The recent spritz of rain notwithstanding, California is in the midst of what Gov. Jerry Brown called “perhaps the worst drought [the state] has ever seen.” And yet, despite the desperate state of affairs, every day the city of Los Angeles flushes hundreds of millions of gallons of potentially potable water out to sea. I'm talking about treated sewage. In 2000, Los Angeles actually completed a sewage reclamation plant capable of providing water to 120,000 homes - the Donald C. Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys.
April 9, 2014 | George Skelton, Capitol Journal
It's rather refreshing that the next California Assembly Speaker spent her early years in a house with no indoor plumbing. Her family carried in water from a spring for drinking, cooking and washing. For a bathroom, they trekked to an outhouse. Assemblywoman Toni Atkins' father was a coal and lead miner; her mother a seamstress. The parents and their four kids crammed themselves into a little four-room house in rural southern Virginia. So when the Democrat, a San Diego transplant, talks about poor people and their housing needs, she isn't just whistling Dixie.
November 27, 2006 | J.A. Adande
We're at the point where any San Diego Chargers victory can be summarized in two words. This goes back to Nov. 19, when between updates I saw a 24-7 San Diego deficit against Denver turn into a 35-27 Chargers victory and I text-messaged a friend to ask what happened. My buddy's reply: "LT happened." Flash-forward to Sunday, when the Chargers had to deal with a strong Oakland Raiders defensive effort, a shaky performance by quarterback Philip Rivers and a 14-7 Raiders lead in the fourth quarter.
April 9, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - The guided-missile frigate Vandegrift returned here Wednesday with 15 officers, 190 enlisted sailors and a sick baby named Lyra. The rescue of the 1-year-old and her family from their crippled sailboat hundreds of miles out at sea was accomplished by a joint effort of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and the Navy, which redirected the Vandegrift from a training mission off Southern California. Avoiding the news media, Eric and Charlotte Kaufman and their two daughters - Lyra and 3-year-old Cora - disembarked at Naval Air Station North Island.
February 24, 2014 | By Robin Abcarian
On Monday morning, Bree Walker opened the door of her home in Venice and ushered me in. Her very blond, slightly messy hair was tumbling out of a bun on top of her head. Her face was bare, as were her feet. She wore a loose-fitting pair of polka dot drawstring pajama bottoms and a purple sweatshirt over a blue satin shirt. Very Westside hot mom. She seemed to have a tattoo on her extremely taut lower abdomen, which was peeking from her shirt. Her gait was slightly unsteady. “I am nervous about coverage these days,” said Walker, a high-profile television news anchor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 1994 who was arrested last week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
January 24, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A state court judge in San Diego has upheld new state rules requiring election workers to recount ballots in 10% of precincts when elections are close. Election officials in San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Kern counties argued that the recounts are unnecessary, expensive and may delay the certification of election results. Under old rules, workers only needed to recount ballots in 1% of precincts. Tuesday's ruling means the new standard will go into effect for the state's Feb. 5 presidential primary.
May 6, 2008 | Richard Marosi
The U.S. Border Patrol intercepted a semi-truck on Interstate 8 that was hauling 61 illegal immigrants Saturday night, agents said. The discovery was one of the largest of its kind in recent years in the San Diego area. The immigrants were crowded behind boxes inside the cargo container, agents said. No one was hurt, they said, though in the past such incidents have resulted in injuries and suffocation. Agents pulled over the truck on the eastbound lanes near the Kitchen Creek Road exit, about 40 miles east of San Diego.
April 4, 2008 | Tony Perry
Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis said Thursday she understands the public's frustration with her office and the Oceanside Police Department for not releasing details about the March 15 incident in which an off-duty San Diego police officer shot and wounded a woman and her young son in their car. But she said that releasing information could jeopardize the investigation. In a television interview, Dumanis suggested that the investigation was being hampered by Rachel Silva's refusal to talk to police.
April 8, 2000
The Rev. S.M. Lockridge, 87, a major religious and social force in San Diego for decades. As pastor of Calvary Baptist Church and president of the California Missionary Baptist State Convention, he was known for his evangelical conferences, powerful preaching and civil rights activism. "He had a great sense of humor, but was always very serious when preaching the word of God," said Councilman George Stevens, a Baptist minister. "He was a giant among preachers."
June 15, 2003
Although I don't wish to deny cognitive psychologist Kristen Taylor her Mother's Day indulgence, I do wish that she'd balanced her writing with more cogitating ("Wife Envy," Metropolis, May 11). For example, Taylor, self-amused, broadly swipes at fathers' parenting and household management skills, then gets serious and specific about the amount of housework men do. However, she neglects to state whether men are out of the house and in the work world twice the hours that women are, perhaps explaining why they do less housework.
April 4, 2014 | By Irene Lechowitzky
SAN DIEGO  - SeaWorld? Check. Balboa Park? Check. The zoo? Check. Most folks heading here for a vacation visit the usual tourist spots. Those are great, but there's more to the self-styled America's Finest City than a famous theme park, museums, and lions and tigers and bears, oh my. Why not add the city's outdoor art to the checklist? San Diego has a treasure-trove of dynamic, free outdoor art installations that the casual visitor might easily overlook. These pieces, by big-name artists as well as lesser-known talents, are easily reachable and, in some cases, just steps from tourist spots.
April 3, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp is expected to make his long-awaited return from the disabled list Friday, which also happens to be the day of the Dodgers' home opener. The timing is entirely coincidental. But from Kemp's perspective, it's absolutely perfect. "Opening day at Dodger Stadium is always a sight to see," Kemp said. "It's always sold out, there's always some type of excitement, 56,000 screaming Dodger fans, man. What a better way to come back than to come back for the home opener?" Kemp can't wait.
April 1, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - For the Dodgers, the start of this season is beginning to feel uncomfortably similar to the start of the last. In fact, this could turn out worse. The Dodgers did beat the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, 3-2, to improve to 3-1. But the good news ended there. Not only did Manager Don Mattingly have to concede that ace Clayton Kershaw was unlikely to pitch this month because of a strained back muscle, he said $10-million setup man Brian Wilson was about to join the sidelined ace on the 15-day disabled list.
March 30, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SAN DIEGO - For seven innings, it was a game that glittered with the Dodgers' brightest hopes. Then, in what felt like seven minutes, it was a game that swallowed them up in their worst fears. What began as a nice first chapter highlighted by great pitching and smart hitting devolved into a woeful opening verse of lousy relief, shoddy fielding, managerial second-guessing and a giant poke in the belly of the $250-million beast. What began as a pleasant night at Petco Park suddenly became a raging storm that thundered with chants of "Beat L.A. " It was a sweet opener, until the Dodgers forgot to close it, losing a one-run lead in the eighth inning in a 3-1 loss to the San Diego Padres on Sunday in baseball's first 2014 game on U.S. soil.
March 30, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN DIEGO - The game between the Dodgers and San Diego Padres on Sunday broke in Major League Baseball's expanded instant replay system. Well, kind of. Neither team challenged a call in the Padres' 3-1 victory. Manager Don Mattingly didn't sound particularly concerned with the implementation of the new technology, even though it wasn't available to the Dodgers until they hosted the Angels on Thursday in the opening game of the Freeway Series. The new system wasn't in effect for the Dodgers' season-opening, two-game series in Australia against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
March 28, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
Arizona and San Diego State did not meet in 2011 when both schools advanced to the NCAA tournament's West Regional finals at Honda Center. They met Thursday night -- like a fist meets a face. Maybe it was the underdog factor that produced so much ferocity in San Diego State's play, the upstart Mountain West Conference taking on a Pac-12 Conference powerhouse in a Pac-12 town. Whatever it was, shots flew, elbows flew and sparks flew Top-seeded Arizona had to scrap for every point and possession to escape with a 70-64 win before a crowd of 17,773.
October 22, 1992 | DIRK SUTRO
Irving Gill, San Diego's most significant modern architect, left a legacy of innovative buildings in San Diego and Los Angeles when he died in 1936. But while Gill's houses, apartments and public buildings in those two cities are his most famous, the last structures he designed are in Oceanside.
November 10, 1992
Two Navy employees were arrested this weekend in connection with a carjacking and attack on a San Diego cabdriver. Graham Davis, 25, a fireman at the Naval Training Center's service school, and Richard Price, 25, a ship serviceman, were being held at County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, robbery and auto theft, a San Diego police spokesman said. Craig Smith, 45, a Yellow Cab driver, was beat on the head and cut on the face during the robbery that occurred Friday about 11 p.m.
March 28, 2014 | By Steve Dilbeck
Dodgers President Stan Kasten was full of good news. The Dodgers have sold a record 35,000 season tickets. For the first time they will have sold 3 million tickets by their home opener. TV ratings were up 40% last year and are expected to rise again this season. Only, about that. Those rising TV ratings just might require that most of Los Angeles is actually able to view the games. The Dodgers' mainland opener in San Diego is Sunday and Time Warner Cable has yet to sign an other major provider up with the team's new regional sports network.
March 28, 2014 | By Kevin Baxter
Matt Kemp rejoined the Dodgers on Friday for the first time since their season-opening trip to Australia. And after taking batting practice with the team for one of the few times this spring, he pronounced himself ready to play when his stint on the disabled list ends next week. "When the time comes, if they want to put me in the lineup, I'll be ready to go," said Kemp, who is eligible to be activated for Friday's home opener. "I feel really good. I feel really confident. I feel like I can help this team win. " Kemp made three trips to the disabled list last season, appearing in only 73 games.
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