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Border Angels

Big attitudes on the frontera.

"We know the kind of people we catch here. They're horrible people." The Border Patrol agent's tone was no more than blandly informative. It was 7:00 p.m. July 16, and we were at the edge ...

Cool out. It's only Christmas.

Christmas shopping. I'm against it, personally. The hostility out there is incredible. It's a miracle more people don't kill each other outright at this time of year. They certainly seem to want to. I was ...

Maya Bad

Movies reviewed this week: Apocalypto, Blood Diamond, The Holiday, The Nativity Story

Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa

Butterfly Boy: Memories of a Chicano Mariposa FROM THE DUST JACKET: Heartbreaking, poetic, and intensely personal, Butterfly Boy is a unique coming out and coming-of-age story of a first-generation Chicano who trades one life for ...

Back When

Thirty Years Ago One could scarcely imagine a more appropriate setting for Katherine Hepburn than the aging Spreckels Theatre.... Miss Hepburn and the Spreckels have more in common than their age. Having come into the ...

Travel over viewful ridges and down a verdant canyon in Orange County's Crystal Cove State Park.

The Deer Canyon loop route in Crystal Cove State Park explores the higher ridges and valleys of Orange County's coastal mountain range -- the San Joaquin Hills. Hikers should budget about four hours for the ...

Health Care: Where the Jobs Are

Want to find robust good health? Go to a doctor's office or a hospital. The patients may be sick, but health-care employment is doing very, very well. According to a study by Business Week magazine, ...

Why Don't We Claim That Cash?

Given the financial straits the City of San Diego has been in of late, you'd think officials would make it a priority to collect every dime that the City's owed. But a look at the ...

Lawyer to Lawyer

With all the stress of being president of the San Diego City Council, Scott Peters of La Jolla apparently needs a country place for quick out-of-town getaways to relax with the wife and kids. So ...

Military Might

La Jolla's Linden Blue, co-owner with his brother Neal of General Atomics, the big defense contractor, is also a well-known tuxedo-clad socialite who has of late been squiring San Diego mayoral aide and ex-admiral Ronne ...

And Jennifer White Stays?!?

Kevin Stapleford resigned last week as program director for 91X. Stapleford, who had programmed 91X from 1989 until 1995, was brought back to the station last summer after 91X became independent of Clear Channel Communica-tions; ...

Slow and Steady in San Marcos

"The rivalry was between the Jumping Turtle, the Longshot, and the Boulevard," says promoter Sulo King. "It was like [the movie] Roadhouse." The owner of one of those San Marcos nightclubs says, "In May 2004 ...

Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church

From the first, Saint Spyridon seemed to me a blend of traditions. The sky-blue ceiling showed an enormous Christ bursting through the clouds, rendered in a quasi-iconic style, his huge eyes gazing down on the ...

Stalemate

Encinitas punk goofballs Kut U Up have always been proud of their slacker work ethic. "We're the least-hardest-working band in Southern California," says bassist Chris Cote. Yet, with no CD, website, manager, or agent, the ...

Life's Surprises

People always overdo the matter when they attempt deception. -- Charles Dudley Warner 'I f you can boze, please give me advice. I am sinking vee are have a problem," said David's mother, Ency, in ...

Early Report

This restaurant is closed. Like most devotees of Thee Bungalow, I was saddened when long-time owner Ed Moore sold the restaurant to the famed Cohn Restaurant Group (of Island Prime, the Prado, Mr. Tiki Mai ...

Scrapbooks

Everyone's got skeletons in the closet. Some people's rattle more than others. Mine's pretty quiet, but it's there, literally in the closet: piles and piles of photographs, still in those multi-pocket envelopes you get from ...

The Dish

Title: The Dish Address: http://hit-points.com/trish/ Author: Trish the Dish From: San Diego Blogging since: May 2003 Post Date: November 11, 2006 Post Title: BMW 7-Series Last night as I left a crowded restaurant bordering Hillcrest, ...

Inspired by Frank

"You're My Li'l Puta is an audio/visual musical satire about a medical cannabis activist and his ex-girlfriend," says video artist Tony Mindcontrole of the "popumentary" DVD he's working on with the Swollen Monkeys, a local ...

From Country to Death Metal

My old band, the Infomercials, practiced at Super Sound Music in Escondido. The facility had two rooms that were equipped with gear (amplifiers, PA, drum kit, mikes), so all you had to do was bring ...

Memories and Whatnot

"We were signed to Elektra on my 15th birthday, but the record was never released," says Lindsey Troy of the album she and her sister Anna recorded as the Troys in 2002. "They kept pushing ...

Honorary Native

The Sycuan Indian band, proprietors of a casino on their reservation in the hills east of El Cajon, has become a major backer of San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders. Campaign contribution records show that the ...

Gekkolick in Egypt: To Glimpse Oases

I was sitting in the heat crying. A holiday to Egypt was supposed to be an answer, but it illustrated the added difficulties of removing me from a shit situation I knew to a shit ...

We Wish You a Civil Christmas

"All manners should be used every day, but there are certain things we need to be sure to emphasize around the holidays," says Cindy Post Senning. "With everybody so busy and so much going on, ...

Wine from the Neighborhood

'He started posting black-and-white photos of loyal customers on the inside walls.'

Off the Deep End

"I play classical piano, badly -- mostly just to learn my parts," says mezzo-soprano singer Molly Wilmot, who lives in La Mesa. "My dad put me in piano lessons, where I learned music theory and ...

Winter Sports In Escondido

I lean into the phone, say, "Tell me about Curl San Diego. How did the curling club get started?" "Started last January, as a small group of people in a Yahoo discussion group." Elliot Hicks, ...

The Reader's Eye on Television

"Oh, for the love-a...," my dad yells at the TV. It's his favorite thing, heckling people who will never hear him. In the past year before his retirement, he's slipped from "disagreeable middle age" to ...

Purple Polish

I can't crash backstage parties at concerts. I'm intimidated by the six-foot guys with no necks, their yellow windbreakers, their crackling walkie-talkies. They see through every story I tell in an attempt to BS my ...

Toothsome

"Lot of people doze off over their laptops."

Good Cause for Suspicion

Greetings, Matt: After giving by mail to a couple of good causes, I'm buried with every sort of charity asking for money. I know they have sold my name around, so I always ask them ...

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