Oh, you fortunate reporters at U-T San Diego, how we envy your chance to live "the grand life."

Via an email sent to staff in March, the daily's new pooh-bah, "Papa" Doug Manchester, is offering his "colleagues" a chance to sit in his luxurious lap with this generous deal on stays at the Grand Del Mar. If you're not familiar, that's his triple five-star hotel where the horses smell like fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, the golf pros look like young Arnold Palmers and the spa masseuses all have 14 fingers on each hand. At least, that's what I would expect for the price. The cheapest rooms go for about $395, but if you work at the U-T, you can score one for as low as $245 on a weeknight, $345 on the weekends. ---


Is there a journalist in the country who can afford that? OK, maybe one.  

Calendar

  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • The first in a new series of spoken word showcases that aim to give voices to writers of color. Speakers include Carlos Kelly, Lizz Huerta, Paul Lopez, and more. Takes place at 2186 Logan Ave. in Barrio...
  • A food festival and fundraiser highlighting over a dozen restaurants, breweries and distilleries located exclusively in Oceanside and benefitting local non-profit organizations
  • A new treehouse-inspired installation from local artist Wes Sam-Bruce. The interactive piece features many rooms and passageways, and is accompanied by an original soundscape by composer Joel P. West
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