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Chef Chad’s fabulous TJ food tour — Chef Chad White had just finished eating at Tijuana's hip El Taller Baja Med restaurant when he spotted a street banner outside. "That's my dish!" he gasped, pointing to the ad for next week's five-day Baja California Culinary Fest.

New ruling adding fodder to schools race — Anyone who wonders why the most significant statewide race this election season is for superintendent of public instruction should peruse a blood-pressure-raising superior court decision from earlier this month. Cruz v. California highlights the troubled state of many inner-city schools - and the indifferent response from state education officials.
Oct 23, 2014

Students win another school ruling, adding boost to Tuck's superintendent campaign:…

Padres hire Sam Geaney as director of player development — The reshaping of the Padres' front office continued Thursday with the hiring of a new farm director. Sam Geaney, most recently the Athletics' coordinator of international scouting, was named director of player development. The 29-year-old replaces Randy Smith, the front-office veteran who was reassigned as a senior advisor for baseball operations last week.
Oct 23, 2014

The reshaping of the Padres' front office continues with the hiring of Sam Geaney.

Ebola plush toys put Connecticut company Giant Microbes under a microscope — You got Ebola. That's cute. Said no one ever. Unless they're talking about this plush toy that's "selling like hot cakes" at a Connecticut company called Giant Microbes Inc., which sells more than 150 different designs of cute, cuddly replicas of microscopic images. Bird flu? HIV? Herpes? Diarrhea.

Encinitas to pay for Pacific View with taxable bonds — The Encinitas City Council took the final step toward completing its purchase of the former Pacific View Elementary School by agreeing Wednesday to issue taxable bonds to pay for the property.

Camarada in collaboration with Waters opens new MIXX Series at Bread & Salt — Camarada presents "A Little Fandango" Where: MIXX Series at Bread & Salt, 1955 Julian Ave, Logan Heights When: Doors open at 6 p.m. (concert at 6:30; "pop-up" dinner at 8 p.m.)

Thousands of students throughout San Diego County attended the annual High Tech Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Wednesday. — Middle and high school students got a first-hand look at how the things they learn in their science classes apply to the real world Wednesday. About 3,300 students from around the county meet with professionals from about 60 companies to learn about job possibilities in science, engineering, math and related fields.
Oct 23, 2014

About 3,300 San Diego students learned how their science and math classes could lead to real jobs..

Top teen-pop band One Direction will tour the world in a big way next year, starting in San Diego. — One Direction will tour the U.S. in a big way next year, starting in San Diego. The English teen-pop quintet will begin the U.S. leg of its On the Road Again tour next year with a July 9 show at Qualcomm Stadium, home to the San Diego Chargers football team.

University City parents claim verbal abuse by coaches — The San Diego Unified School District is investigating allegations that University City High coach Charles James and his staff have been verbally abusive and hazed players on the Centurions football team. "We have been investigating the last two days over the reported accusations," University City Principal Jeff Olivero said.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @UTsandiego: Parents claim University City football coaches are verbally abusing and hazing players:

Poll: Voters back California water bond, reduced criminal sentences — A $7.5 billion California water bond on the Nov. 4 ballot continues to garner strong support from likely voters while a measure that would boost the state's reserve funds is growing in favor, according to a survey released Wednesday.
Oct 23, 2014

San Diego & Orange counties showed lowest support of any region in state for CA water bond, at 43% LA at 67%