San Diego sailor who survived horrific wreck sets off on solo trek to Hawaii

Twenty five years after his catamaran ran up on a reef near Tahiti — a wreck that cost him his left leg and could have killed his family — a Rancho Santa Fe property agent set sail out of San Diego Saturday on another extended adventure adventure. John Silverwood is directed at Hawaii by himself […]

Talking with … Padres third baseman Cory Spangenberg

Cory Spangenberg’s career-high 12 home runs are just two fewer than he is hit over almost 1,600 small league at-bats. In his fourth year at the majors at 26 years old, the Clarks Summit, Penn., native is coming into his power as he matures as a hitter. Union-Tribune: You hit a walk-off house run in […]

Valencia Park resident injured in home invasion robbery, car theft

Four armed men stormed to a Valencia Park home early Thursday, beat the resident up and stole his wife’s Lexus, San Diego police said. Hours later, officers turned right to a pursuit behind the stolen car and arrested the driver in the Webster neighborhood. The robbers wore bandanna masks and carried out a pistol, a […]

Former San Diego City Attorney Michael Aguirre sued for alleged malpractice

High-profile San Diego attorney Michael Aguirre, who’s built a career attacking powerful interests in business and government, is being sued for malpractice. A group of customers involved in a construction-defect lawsuit claim in a suit that Aguirre and law partner Maria Severson mishandled the case while representing buyers at the SeaHaus condo development in La […]

From the wings: 'TwainFest' rides (and reads) again

On your Mark … In fact, Twain is not all there is to TwainFest — in fact, far from it. The sprawling yearly event, produced by the spoken-word troupe Write Out Loud (and sponsored by Fiesta de Reyes), showcases literary phenomena linked to scads of different authors, plus games, a costume contest, music and much […]

History will judge President Donald Trump's Beyond 48 hours very Badly

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said the presidency “is preeminently a place of moral leadership.” President Ronald Reagan once said, “The truth is, politics and morality are inseparable.” President Donald Trump once said nothing to denounce white nationalism the weekend it whipped America into a frenzy. One reason America will remain good, has always been […]

First pitch: Searching rare series win over LA

Andy Green will helm the Padres through at least 2021 season, since the Union-Tribune’s Kevin Acee broke this afternoon. We’ll have player reaction a bit afterwards. For the time being, the Padres are a win away from handing the Dodgers their first series loss since June 5-7, at Dodger Stadium, against the Nationals. Some brief […]

Alternate proposal Could bring homeless tent to Brown Field

From the third-story art studio in which he has painted for 20 decades, George Mullen has experienced an unobstructed view of the rising homeless population in downtown San Diego. “As the years went on, it has gotten dramatically worse downtown,” the native San Diegan said from Studio Revolution in the historical Agents Construction. “One evening […]

Firefighters extinguish half-acre vegetation fire

Firefighters immediately prevented a plant fire from burning beyond half an acre in the 24000 block of state Route 78 Thursday night. The flame on the east end of Ramona happened around 9 p.m., had a slow rate of speed and didn’t threaten any structures, according to Cal Fire. After extinguishing the flame, dubbed Creek […]