Cover Stories

Udo was gone

No match for steel and cement.

Evening in Germany, morning in California.

Doing sound could be reckless

If it’s good, credit the band. If it’s bad, blame the sound guy.

...in the ear of the beholder.

Top 12 San Diego breweries

AleSmith Brewing Company Founded by brewer Skip Virgilio in 1995, the company was known for solid beer early on but lacked the demand and business infrastructure to remain viable. After being sold to talented brewer ...

Tiki said to hell with it. Let’s party.

Shelter Island’s Bali Hai was never some little grog shop.

Tom Ham was the god of good times.

These people want to work, and nothing is beneath them

They say the smile is the hardest part.

The last couple of times Brenda Peterson had job openings in her court-reporting company, she filled the positions with members of an unlikely pool of candidates: ex-convicts, or more politely put, the formerly incarcerated. It ...

Terminal art

It makes San Diego look appealing.

I’m standing in Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport on a Monday morning in early July. My escort, Constance White, the airport art program manager, leads me through the new food-court atrium, past ...

Beach Blanket Banter

Teens talk about drugs, sex, and college.

At 17, she could pass for 21. Her wild brown curly hair is streaked with turquoise highlights. A cluster of freckles sprinkle the bridge of her pierced nose. Abby wears a 1920s-inspired emerald-green tropical-print bikini. ...

The curious walking reeds of the Tijuana River

Have we got a green card for you.

Art on the hoof, in the river, but not quite across the border.

Prepared for life, not for college

Highs and lows at High Tech High

Where most school websites are built for parents who need calendar information or want to check out next year’s fourth-grade teachers, High Tech High’s is a full-fledged marketing campaign. Many of the pages include statistics, ...

Cathy Ives talks about Mission Beach pollution

Mission Beach is one of San Diego's most polluted areas. Cathy Ives discusses the origins and consequences of trash at the beach and shows off her remarkable collection.

Audio Design's Larry Ashburn

Larry Ashburn shares soundcheck experiences.

Sound check at Winstons

Justin Quiring does a preshow sound check at Winstons in Ocean Beach.

Slow Down. Get a Beer.

A quick tour through some of San Diego's brewing highlights for the San Diego Reader's 2014 Beer issue, October 30, 2014.

Bali Hai family memories

Bali Hai's Susie Baumann remembers working at the restaurant in the early days and the tsunami events at Shelter Island.

Beach blanket banter

A couple of San Diego teenagers talk about their use of technology and media, body image, and money.

Reed Walk

Yoav Admoni constructed a suit of invasive reeds over a collapsible laundry hamper and wore it from the riparian creek of Arroyo Alamar (where the reeds were harvested) and into the beginnings of the Tijuana River Canal in east TJ.

Feast! 2014 cover shoot

Behind the scenes with Reader and Solare staff as they create the cover of the September 4, 2014 issue of the San Diego Reader.

Bitcoin enthusiasts discuss the cryptocurrency

Operators of a San Diego-based Bitcoin business directory service talk about what Bitcoin is and consider its future and viability as an investment.

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