Cover Stories

I make 300 cups of coffee every day. I get $9 an hour plus tips.

News from the Fight-for-Fifteen front

Minimum wage is not meant to be a living wage.

It's going to be terrible

It’s not college, Mom, it’s rehab.

I'm not going to sleep for a week. I'll throw up and have the shakes.

2014 Holiday Guide

Yule love what we got you!

You don’t have to be a movie critic to know the cinematic cliché: you don’t get to choose your relatives, but you do have to spend the holidays with them. And hey-ho whaddya know: every ...

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 ...

Strike for minimum wage at McDonald's

Fast food workers rally in San Diego to call for a higher minimum wage.

Molly and the minimum wage

Molly McDonald talks about her experience trying to make ends meet while earning minimum wage.

Sherone and the minimum wage

Sherone McCaster talks about her experience trying to make ends meet while earning $9 per hour as an usher at Qualcomm Stadium.

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.

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