It’s no secret that tech companies sometimes breed a frathouse office culture. Palantir—the Peter Thiel-cofounded data firm, for example—is no stranger to beer pong, drunken injuries, or merciless pranks. But debauchery must have its limits. No one would be stupid enough to throw a stripper party in their own office,…
The San Diego, Calif., home once owned by filmmaker Oren Peli — who famously used it as the set for his low-budget, blockbuster-earning, sequel-spawning Paranormal Activity — was quickly snapped up for $749,000 after going on the market January 21st.
Charles Hatfield was a celebrated rainmaker, but when one of his rainmaking schemes worked too well, he became a notorious rainmaker. Here's how a flooded city refused to pay the man who claimed to have flooded it.
Viewed from this unfamiliar angle and in the infrared rather than visible spectrum, Los Angeles reveals itself in new ways.
This time-lapse video shot yesterday near Escondido—in San Diego county—captures the terror of seeing an uncontrollable forest fire coming towards you. What you are seeing here happened in only two and a half hours. The video stops as the 1000-acre fire closed in and the evacuation began at the brewery where it was…
San Diego's airport has been too small for almost a hundred years—the city made its first plans for a replacement back in 1923. Now, after decades of failed expansion plans, private investors are slated to begin construction on their own solution: Build a pedestrian bridge to the nearest airport... in Mexico. The…
Gross old pervert Bob Filner is finally resigning as San Diego's mayor, ending (?) an increasingly insane melodrama that is tacky even by San Diego's corrupt, criminal standards. Filner is the Southern California suburb's latest mayor to be forced out of office, but has not (yet) gone to jail like so many others.
Yesterday, a sweeping power outage left six million people without power in the Southwest—including a huge swath of San Diegans. The result? An Emerald City that shined in patches, not flares. And it's actually kind of beautiful.
Things were looking so good for John! He was at the beautiful San Diego Yacht Club—on TV! He had a million dollar smile. He had an awesome aqua-jetpack. Then he smashed the anchor and careened into the water.
Back in the day, military pilots would tool around drunk on motorcycles all night and and abuse their planes by day until they nearly fell apart. Now they can't even dunk helicopters into Lake Tahoe without getting in trouble!
Until the financiapocalypse, the bargain bin was known more for the final resting place of "Tales of G.I. Joe" variant covers than real deals. Not anymore. Now the recession special's the name of the Comic-Con game. Here's seven ten-buck deals.
An F-18 has crashed in San Diego, killing at least two people two miles from the famous Marine Corps Air Station Miramar*, after the pilot ejected. According to a witness, the tragedy could have been even worse:
Hopefully you weren't planning to make any last-minute plans for next week's San Diego Comic-Con, because for the first time in the show's history, all four days of the show are sold out before the con even begins. You may think that the organizers would be happy about that, but as Comic-Con International's Director…
Entertainment Weekly's Marc Bernadin picks up on a little-noticed comment from comics historian Peter Sanderson about the real impact of the WGA writers strike to ask "What about the San Diego Comic-Con?"
At the height of the Great Depression, the organizers of the 1930 San Diego Exposition thought that a horny robot and a vanguard of big-breasted nudist women might help cheer people up. "Zorine the Queen of the Nudists" and "Alpha the Mechanical Man" were two different exhibits appearing at the event, and history has…