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Lawsuit settlement means San Diego can explore uses for De Anza mobile home park — Now that San Diego finally has the legal right to evict the residents of a waterfront mobile home park on Mission Bay, city officials and community leaders have begun discussing what to do with the park's 76 prime acres.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @UTDavidGarrick: What will become of 76 prime acres on Mission Bay now that mobile home lawsuit is settled.

Nov 28, 2014

What will become of 76 prime acres on Mission Bay now that mobile home lawsuit is settled.

Couple Shocked To Learn They Leased A Dog — After Anthony and Françoise Claessens picked out a purebred bichon frise puppy and got it home, they were more than a little surprised to look closely at the financing paperwork. They had leased a dog. The contract required regular service and maintenance and allowed the finance company to "inspect the pet at any reasonable time."

Gunman arrested after 2 found slain in large Point Loma house — Police arrested an armed man as he tried to walk under police tape near a Point Loma house where two people were fatally shot early Friday morning. Officers had blocked off about a four-block area after finding the two mortally wounded victims inside the home on Tarento Drive near Catalina Boulevard shortly after 3:10 a.m.
Nov 28, 2014

Gunman arrested trying to slip under police tape 4 hours after 2 killed in Point Loma home.

Nov 28, 2014

RT @Debbi_Baker: Arrest made in double homicide where victims, 60s, were shot to death in Sunset Cliffs.

Nov 28, 2014

Arrest made in double homicide where victims, 60s, were shot to death in Sunset Cliffs.

San Diego theaters are embracing the innovative "Audience School" program from the small Mexican troupe Tijuana Hace Teatro. — When the leaders of Tijuana Hace Teatro launched a program five years ago called Escuela de Espectadores - or "Audience School" - it was partly a mission of self-preservation. The idea was that the small Tijuana troupe would develop fresh audiences with theatrical savvy and passion, who would then inspire others to join them, helping create (ideally) a critical mass of dedicated playgoers in the border city.

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer is online and incredible — The first 88-second trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is online and incredible. A stormtrooper sans helmet. A rolling droid. A new sword-looking light saber. THE MILLENNIUM FALCON IN A DOG FIGHT WITH TWO TIE FIGHTERS OVER TATOOINE! We're just going to stop writing and let you watch.
Nov 28, 2014

That picture tho. Best thing I've seen on the Internet today. (Ok, second-best, after this:

Nov 28, 2014

RT @FoutstoJJ: “@SDuncovered: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer is online and incredible:” -Bananas!!

Nov 28, 2014

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' trailer is online and incredible… via @utsandiego #12182015

Miller grateful concussion didn't end career — Ryan Miller remembers walking from his truck to the Browns training-camp facility, attending a meeting, and next waking up in a hospital, neck in a brace, arms strapped to a bed. He jerked left and right, tore off the restraints and clawed at his neck, the overmatched nurse in the corner gawking at the 6-foot-7, 335-pound lineman.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @UTgehlken: Chargers guard considered retirement after concussion, grateful for second chance:

Nov 28, 2014

Chargers guard considered retirement after concussion, grateful for second chance:

Padres chat with Lin & Sanders at noon — Join our beat writers to discuss Sandoval, Tomas the offseason and more.

Liriano getting comfortable in Dominican — Home comforts continue to server Rymer Liriano well this offseason. Playing for Licey in the Dominican Republic winter league, the 23-year-old outfielder hit his second homer last week. In the last 10 games, he is 8-for-26 with a pair of RBIs to raise his batting line to .288/.338/.384.
Nov 28, 2014

#Padres offseason league update: Liriano getting comfortable, Rivera, Solarte start contracts.

Ferguson really about police militarization — Most of the arguments about the Ferguson shooting have centered on details of the incident. But the two camps' interpretation is driven by their worldviews. Michael Brown's defenders believe the justice system has a racist tinge. Police backers are concerned about crime - and focus on Brown's misbehavior and the looting that followed the decision.

Winter jam music event headed to Cuyamaca — Winter Wonder Jam - Cuyamaca College's homegrown music fest put on by students in the Music Industry Studies program and featuring four local bands and musicians playing pop, rock and folk music - is set for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in the performing arts theater.

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory finalized China tour for 2015 — It's a go. The Balboa Park-based San Diego Youth Symphony will tour China in 2015 in celebration of its 70th anniversary. A total of 107 student musicians have committed to the tour, including 95 members of the program's Ovation Symphony Orchestra and 12 recent graduates.

California Chrome to test wheels on grass — California Chrome and Sawyer's Hill represent the only true speed in the Hollywood Derby, so look for those two to go to the front of the Grade I, $300,000 stakes race on the turf course Saturday. California Chrome has never raced on turf, but he worked on it last Sunday and open galloped on it Thursday to prepare for his turf debut.
Nov 28, 2014

California Chrome to test wheels on grass… via @utsandiego Will Chrome be moving like a winner in the lane? Turf try.

Aztecs vs. San Jose St.: 5 things to watch — Five things to watch in San Diego State's matchup against San Jose State on Saturday. Title, bowl on the line There are 16 Aztecs seniors on this team, and nearly a dozen of them contribute on a regular basis, so this isn't just a token Senior Day.

Senior LBs had divergent caeers at SDSU — In the town of Elk Grove, a few miles south of Sacramento off Highway 99, there weren't many opportunities growing up for Cody Galea to spearfish. Not like those afforded his friend from Hermosa Beach, Derek Largent.
Nov 28, 2014

Senior LBs Galea, Largent had very different careers at SDSU… via @utsandiego

More changes along Prospect in Santee — The city of Santee is nearly 3/4 of the way done with a $25 million project to revitalize the industrial zone next to Gillespie Field, which sits at the crossroads of El Cajon and Santee. The latest plan regarding the Prospect Avenue Corridor Enhancement is the relocation of the traffic signal at Prospect and Cottonwood avenues.

Plane makes landing at Orange County park — IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base. The Orange County Fire Authority says a Cessna carrying two men was heading from Long Beach to Palomar Airport in Carlsbad when the pilot reported engine trouble Thursday afternoon.
Nov 28, 2014

The decommissioned El Toro marine base, which some thought should become an airport, was used for emergency landing:…

JCC reports significant misspending — Two longtime employees of the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center in La Jolla are under investigation by federal authorities for misspending a significant amount of money, the organization said. Executive Director Michael Cohen confirmed the situation in response to a inquiry from U-T Watchdog, although he did not reveal the dollar amount.
Nov 28, 2014

RT @UTWatchdog: JCC reports significant misspending >> 20-year-plus employees used credit cards for personal expenses, director says http:/…

Will an NFL team bring back Ravens RB Ray Rice? — A U.S. Judge did some heavy blocking for Ray Rice on Friday. But it seems unlikely that Rice will return to the NFL this season. Barbara S. Jones, the judge, overturned the running back's NFL-imposed suspension issued Sept. 8. Rice thus will be available to every NFL team, unless the league puts him on its exempt list.

'This Land is Your Land' turns 70 with help from North Face, Interior Department — Seventy years after Woody Guthrie recorded "This Land is Your Land," one of America's most famous folk songs, the words still resonate. But a picture is worth 1,000 words so here are 20 stunning photos of our land from the U.S. Department of Interior's Twitter account.