The play is about a team of lawyers in the mid-1980s using junk bonds, along with some illegal tricks, to wage a hostile takeover of a major manufacturing company. But playwright Ayad Akhtar said it isn't a period piece.
The Olympics are underway, and the spotlight is on host city Rio de Janeiro. While many tourists are heading south of the equator hoping to catch a glimpse of Christ the Redeemer, others want to take a walk on the “wild side” inside Rio’s favelas.
“Free Speech (While Supplies Last)," a new show by improv group Second City at the La Jolla Playhouse, focuses on the 2016 presidential race with sketches skewering Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and cable news.
An upcoming conference will feature speakers advocating for wider use of medical marijuana to treat diseases from multiple sclerosis to menstrual cramps. But UC San Diego School of Medicine’s Dr. Kai MacDonald stresses that very little is known about marijuana’s long-term side effects.
Matt Strabone, a San Diego-based attorney specializing in campaign finance, discusses how Vladimir Putin could fund a U.S. presidential candidate and why federal election rules are easier to get around than California's.
Three husbands jump into the Encinitas mayor’s race. The Lilac Hills development near Valley Center crosses a significant milestone. Second year-round shelter for homeless families opens in Vista. Oceanside beaches get a dredging.
The activists who first proposed the measure criticized the final version in a City Council hearing last month, saying the board would still lack subpoena power and board members should be appointed by the council, not the mayor.
Proposition 63 would require background checks to buy ammunition and ban owning magazines with 11 or more bullets. But those provisions were already part of a series of bills signed by Gov. Jerry Brown earlier this month.
The UC San Diego Student-Run Free Clinic Project has reached a financial milestone: Its medical students, who treat indigent patients across the city, have promised to donate $1 million to continue the clinic’s work.
The institute has received a five-year grant from the federal government to help recruit hundreds of thousands of participants in a study researchers hope will fundamentally change the way patients receive health care.
The Air Resources Board is holding 15 workshops in low-income communities across California this month to inform the next update to the overarching document that will help the state meet its greenhouse gas reduction goals.