A new photo and reporting series is documenting San Diego’s disturbing lack of street lights.
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Therapy, but no resignation, for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner
Filner, who has been targeted with accusations of sexual harassment from seven women so far, admitted that “My failure to respect women” is unacceptable, and declared that he would enter behavioral counseling to amend his behavior.
But despite the allegations, and calls from numerous prominent Democrats to resign his post, Filner remains adamant that he will return from therapy and continue as San Diego’s mayor.
Read more, including the latest claims about Filner’s salacious past, over at L.A. Now.
Photo: Gregory Bull / Associated Press
Albert Einstein and his wife after their arrival in San Diego on the steamship Belgenland on Dec. 31, 1930. From The Times’ description of the scene at his arrival:
Setting foot for the first time on California soil, Dr. Einstein walked down the gangplank of the around-the-world steamship Belgenland at San Diego yesterday morning shortly after 9 o’clock. He was given a welcome that has seldom been equaled in San Diego History….
Although far from garrulous, the wizard of mathematical theory gave as generously of responses as was within his power to the barrage of questions laid down before him by his inquisitors, who sought him out on the Belgenland as the vessel steamed slowly into port. And he hinted strongly, too, in his remarks at the Balboa Park fete, that he had been overcome by the greeting accorded him.
Photo: UCLA / Los Angeles Times
The bear called Meatball might stay in California after all: The San Diego County sanctuary hosting the black bear in a quarantine cage is preparing to build a habitat where he could live permanently. Meanwhile, a Colorado sanctuary still wants him.
"He’s doing OK," said Bobbi Brink, director of the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary, where Meatball was taken by wildlife officials Aug. 29. "He’s eating a lot of grapes. He’s just randomly picking through what he wants. He loves avocados. Avocados and grapes. He probably wishes for a glass of wine.”
Photo: The bear known as Meatball and Glen Bearian cools off in a tub of water at his temporary home at the Lions, Tigers & Bears sanctuary in Alpine, Calif. Credit: Lions, Tigers & Bears
Fight club reawakens and channels veterans’ warrior spirit: In a sweaty, loud San Diego gym, veterans train in mixed martial arts, fighting each other and the demons they brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Photo: Veterans join hands in a half-circle after their workout and shout, “Brotherhood!” Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
'Fallen Star' makes home not so comfortable: Do Ho Suh’s installation at UC San Diego provides the familiar comforts of home in an unsettling setting to explore themes of displacement.
Photo: The 15-by-18-foot house has a floor slope of just five degrees, according to artist Do Ho Suh. Credit: Philipp Scholz Rittermann
Unsolved killing is the talk of Iraqis’ English class: Cuyamaca College students are discussing the beating death of Shaima Alawadi. Although speculation is high, they are placing their faith in the police, who say a hate crime is only one possibility.
Predictably, the unsolved killing of 32-year-old Shaima Alawadi has led to heightened concern among some women about their safety.
But in this working-class suburb east of San Diego, the nation’s second-most-populous community of Iraqi immigrants, the fear does not seem to spring from a belief that the killing was a hate crime committed by a predator stalking Iraqis.
While hardly crime-free, El Cajon has no history of hate crimes or of overt hostility toward immigrants from Iraq or other Middle Eastern countries, according to crime statistics. There is no graffiti or gang activity linked to anti-immigrant animosity, police and Iraqi community leaders say.
Photo: Sahar Hussein, left, Ban Mohammed, Mumina Al Naqishbandi and Aatemadah Jajjul attend an English language class at Cuyamaca College in El Cajon. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
This sea lion was found shot in the flipper, but is now thankfully recuperating at SeaWorld San Diego.
Photo: Wounded sea lion. Credit: Mike Aguilera / SeaWorld San Diego
Daughter searches Downey for father missing since 2007: The retired San Diego County deputy was released by local authorities after turning up at a local restaurant. He vanished from Florida when he stopped taking medication for schizophrenia.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Downey Police Department at (562) 904-2308 or Det. Paul Hernandez at (562) 904-2368.
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80 cats seized at San Diego home in possible animal cruelty case:
Eighty cats, many malnourished and sickly, have been seized at a home in San Diego’s Mira Mesa neighborhood as evidence in a possible animal cruelty case against the home’s owner, officials said Wednesday.
Good news for the rescued cats: The Department of Animal Services hopes to offer them up for adoption.
Photo: One of the 80 cats seized at a home in San Diego’s Mira Mesa neighborhood. Credit: San Diego County Department of Animal Services
Photo: The Occupy San Diego movement behind City Hall. Credit: Tony Perry / Los Angeles Times