Cover Stories

Will Grizzly's past bite his future?

Tough guy comes clean, becomes clean

“I’ve always been hard-headed,” confesses Lucas Taylor, “and I have lots of trouble listening to other people’s views. I like math, though. There’s always one right answer.” The first semester has ended, and Taylor and ...

When you're guilty til proved innocent

The Innocence Project wants to help

The California Institution for Women in Chino is dusty and dilapidated. It looks like an abandoned high school outfitted with razor-wire-topped fencing and look-out towers with armed guards. At 8:00 a.m. on an overcast Saturday ...

Let's take this relationship to the next level

Sweet 16 and never been [verb’d].

He called the defendant “a master manipulator,” a “sexual predator,” and “every parent’s worst nightmare.”

Doula dilemma at Mary Birch

Baby-friendly isn’t necessarily mama-friendly

“I tried to figure out if I should suck it up and push through, because I really wanted to try and help these women.”

Farewell, bus angel

How’s your Italian? Nonja worry, Victoria’s got you covered.

“My family were dairy people from the Azores. We adore things like cheeses and anchovies.”

Child no more

Before turning 16, Sherry Sotelo won the right to adulthood in juvenile court.

Emancipation is designed to support kids, not to relieve parents.

Craft cocktails

Understand the spirit

If San Diego had an official drink, it would almost certainly be a beer. Something hoppy. (How is there not an America’s Finest Brewery in town yet?) Which leaves San Diego cocktails free to represent ...

Worst. Roommate. Ever.

Cohabitation frustration

No fun with mushroom girls and those on China time.

Guitars, Banjos, and the American Dream

Local luthiers.

At Sam Radding’s shop, the twang was destined to meet.

Dishonor among dopers

Nico tried to get out.

Definitely done with Sergio.

Child no more

Before turning 16, Sherry Sotelo won the right to adulthood in juvenile court.

Craft Cocktails 2015!

Join two Reader special operatives as they taste their way through the Craft Cocktails 2015 special issue.

Sam shares the process of creating a Go Guitar

Sam shares the process of creating his Go Guitar and the story of how the guitar and business came to be.

Sam & zebrawood

Sam Radding talks zebrawood for his guitars.

Torrey Pines Gliderport

Spanglish at the Natural History Museum

“The Desert at Night” is the Natural History Museum’s attempt to engage Spanish and English speakers at the same time.

Condos and tents in East Village, San Diego

The Pinnacle building, under construction, rises over the sidewalk tent community in San Diego's East Village neighborhood.

East Village homeless storage depot

Inside the storage depot in San Diego's East Village neighborhood where homeless people are able to safely store their belongings.

Joel Rocco's loft tour and thoughts on East Village housing

Joel Rocco of Undisputed gym shares his loft living space and view into the gym, and then discusses his experience of living near a large population of homeless people.