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Dominick Dunne remembered

To call Dominick Dunne a keen observer of the celebrity scene makes him sound like little more than a town gossip. He was anything but that. Dunne, who died Wednesday at 83 in Manhattan after a long bout with bladder cancer, had an uncanny ability...

Metro considers substation closures

Police sources confirm Metro officials are weighing whether to move forward with a plan to close substations in Kyle Canyon and out in Sandy Valley in an effort to cut costs. Trouble is, it might not save much money and it undoubtedly will decrease...

Now batting … Carlos Santana

I notice that guitar legend and Hard Rock artist in residence Carlos Santana is participating Aug. 25 in the San Francisco Giants’ Support Latino Heritage Night at the Bay Area ballpark. The Giants play the Arizona Diamondbacks that night. Not only...

Goodman defends St. Valentine’s wall

Mayor Oscar Goodman would like to put the critics of his mob museum idea up against a wall and let ‘em have it. Rat-a-tat-tat. Goodman took time this past week to give his reasoning behind the acquisition of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre wall for...