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San Diego McDonald’s Reportedly Testing Sriracha Sauce

Just when you thought American’s love affair with that hot-sauce-of-the-moment Sriracha was beginning to wane, the largest fast food chain in the country has begun experimenting with the spicy red sauce: select McDonald’s restaurants in San Diego are reportedly offering a Sriracha-Big Mac Sauce hybrid.  [More]

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Uber Will Now Take You From San Diego To Tijuana, Won’t Bring You Back

Want a one-way ticket to Tijuana? You can get one from Uber now: the ride-hailing company is providing cross-border trips from San Diego to the Mexican city. There’s one catch, though – passengers have to find their own way home.  [More]

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San Diego Woman Must Pay $15K Fine Over Airbnb Rentals

Cities across the country have been cracking down on Airbnb and homeowners who rent through the service but may be playing fast and loose with the rules: from enacting city laws and creating offices to enforce said regulations, to ordering the company to pay millions of dollars in hotel taxes and levying fines against those who provide accommodations through the site. The latest such case comes out of San Diego where a woman was recently ordered to pay $15,000 for renting rooms in her home in violation of city laws. [More]

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Test Will Not Include Full Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast Test Will Not Include Full Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s recently confirmed it would soon begin testing an all-day breakfast menu in the San Diego area, but when that test kicks off next week, fans of certain McD’s breakfast items may find themselves still hungry, as not everything from the morning menu will survive past 10:30 a.m. [More]

Revenge Porn Scammer Found Guilty, Faces Up To 20 Years In Jail

Revenge Porn Scammer Found Guilty, Faces Up To 20 Years In Jail

Just days after one operator of a revenge porn site agreed to settle a federal complaint against him, a man who ran a similar site in California was found guilty of identity theft and extortion. [More]

Anti-SeaWorld Pranksters Tweak Interstate Sign To Express Their Dislike Of Park

Anti-SeaWorld Pranksters Tweak Interstate Sign To Express Their Dislike Of Park

SeaWorld may have fallen just short of making it to this year’s Worst Company In America Final Death Match, but that defeat hasn’t stopped people who oppose the not-quite-a-zoo-not-quite-a-theme-park from letting the world know they think that SeaWorld, well… sucks. [More]

Let’s Get Summer Started With Photos Of A Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Let’s Get Summer Started With Photos Of A Krispy Kreme Triple Cheeseburger

Let’s face facts — If you’re reading Consumerist at all today, it’s probably while sitting bored in a half-empty office wondering why you didn’t just make this a four-day weekend like your co-workers Sue, Linda, Ted, and Steve. We feel for you, honestly. While we can’t do anything to get you out of work any earlier, we can try to summer-up your afternoon with photos of a huge cheeseburger on glazed donut buns. [More]

Court Throws Out Case Against Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

Court Throws Out Case Against Driver Ticketed For Wearing Google Glass

The saga of the California driver ticketed for wearing a Google Glass device while behind the wheel has come to an end, with the court throwing out the controversial charge, but leaving open the door for police to issue Google Glass-related tickets in the future. [More]

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SeaWorld Considers Legal Action Against DirectBuy Over “Free Vacation” Promotion

People have been receiving mailers advertising a free three-day vacation to San Diego, including hotel room and SeaWorld tickets. In fact, the letter included what appeared to be a check from SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. What these notices don’t mention is that you need to attend a 90-minute sales pitch, and more importantly that SeaWorld has nothing to do with the promotion. [More]

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Jury Finds Bank Of America Protester Not Guilty Of Vandalism For Chalk Drawings Outside BofA Branches

Last week, a San Diego man made headlines when he went on trial to face 13 counts of vandalism related to chalk drawings he’d made on sidewalks outside of Bank of America branches in the area. On Monday afternoon, the jury returned after only a few hours of deliberation with “Not Guilty” verdicts on each count. [More]

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Judge Issues Gag Order In Trial Of Man Accused Of Writing Chalk Messages Outside BofA Branches

As you may have heard, a California man alleged to be a serial graffiti artist faces prison time for scribbling anti-bank messages on the sidewalks outside of three Bank of America branches. The trial began earlier this week and yesterday the judge issued a gag order banning any of the involved parties from speaking to the media — and admonishing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner for chiming in on the topic. [More]

This Beer Promotion Isn't A Good Deal, But At Least It's Honest

This Beer Promotion Isn't A Good Deal, But At Least It's Honest

Regular photo contributor Ashi sent us this photo, seen in San Diego. It’s a thing of beauty: truth in advertising and the least fuzzy math we’ve ever seen. Or is it the most fuzzy math, because it’s calling your attention to something that isn’t a special price at all?

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Someone Claiming To Be Bank Of America Staffer Threatens Man For Telling People To Switch To A Credit Union

Someone Claiming To Be Bank Of America Staffer Threatens Man For Telling People To Switch To A Credit Union

In advance of the upcoming Bank Transfer Day Consumerist reader Jeff and a friend decided to stand outside a San Diego branch of Bank of America to remind customers that they should consider a credit union. This didn’t go over well with a man claiming to be a BofA employee, who threatened to have Jeff’s credit union account cancelled if the protest continued.

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So This Is What Starbucks' Not-Coffee Coffee Looks
Like

So This Is What Starbucks' Not-Coffee Coffee Looks Like

Yesterday, we wrote about the new Starbucks drinks made from a base of unroasted coffee beans that are being tested right now in the San Diego area. Consumerist reader Josh popped by his local ‘Bucks and was able to snap a pic so those of us outside Ron Burgundy-Land could see what “coffee that doesn’t taste like coffee” looks like.

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Starbucks Testing Unroasted Coffee 'Refreshers'

Starbucks Testing Unroasted Coffee 'Refreshers'

For everyone who says Starbucks coffee “tastes burnt,” the java giant has heeded your complaints — and perhaps gone too far. The ‘bucks announced yesterday that it has begun testing a beverage made from green, unroasted coffee beans.

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America's 10 Most Stressful Cities

America's 10 Most Stressful Cities

Forbes magazine has put together a list of America’s most stressful cities and as a product of Chicago, the winner of the dubious distinction of being America’s most stressful city, I have this to say: “Yeah, so? Shut up and let me eat my hot dog in peace for once, goddamn it. No, I’m not yelling. Why are you always saying that I’m yelling? It’s not like you never yell! Pass the sport peppers before this gets ugly.”

New Houses Are Now "Buy One Get One Free" In San Diego

New Houses Are Now "Buy One Get One Free" In San Diego

Michael Crews Development has a proposition for you. If you buy one of his $1.6 million-and-up, 2-acre estate homes in the San Pasqual Valley, he’ll toss in a four-bedroom row home for free!

Big Insurance Companies Settle In Broker Kickback Case

Big Insurance Companies Settle In Broker Kickback Case