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Gompers Takes a Bow

From predatory to preparatory in five years.

"I remember my first encounter with a student here. I was wearing a suit, and a student comes up to me at lunch with a crowbar in his hand. Tapping it against his leg, he ...

$21M Firehouse

In a public hearing held on Monday, December 7, the San Diego City Council and San Diego Redevelopment Agency approved the use of tax increment funding from the Centre City and Horton Plaza Redevelopment Agency ...

River Valley Mall

Monday's downpour and ensuing floods might have hindered holiday shopping when the San Diego River overflowed its banks and inundated acres of low-level parking garages at Fashion Valley Mall. The flooded parking spaces — numbering ...

Invisible Girl

Garage-rock duo the King Khan & BBQ Show ignite a blast from the past with their new In The Red Records disc Invisible Girl. The collection taps doo-wop, retro garage, and bold punk for a ...

Wolfmother Lays a Cosmic Egg

After three years of silence, Wolmother returns with their sophomore effort, Cosmic Egg. Singer-songwriter Andrew Stockdale channels his inner Robert Plant for track after track of in-your-face 1970s hard rock. Larger-than-life riffs, extended guitar solos, ...

Paula Goes to Poway

When Paula Cole performs, it's part concert, part group meditation. Fans were entranced watching the singer-songwriter croon her poetic, self-revealing lyrics at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts. Between songs, Cole's emotional interludes further ...

The Good Earth

The Feelies’ second album was released in 1986, six years after their Crazy Rhythms debut, a gap mystifying a lot of people but not bandleaders Glenn Mercer and Bill Million, who said, long story short, ...

Crazy Rhythms

The Feelies sure look like geeks against the ocean-blue on their debut album cover (yes, Weezer ripped it off), and Glenn Mercer’s lightly clogged intonation suggests Jonathan Richman’s taking the lonely boy in the corner ...

December 3 Sudoku Contenders

EVIL Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 10. "Osama has tricked Obama into being another warmonger!" Jean Bradley, Spring Valley, 10. I am blessed and highly favored- how are y'all doing? Robert Bradley, Spring Valley, 10. Desert ...

December 3 Crossword Contenders

Sheila Agahan-Price, Oceanside, 10. I still love the majic of Christmas Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 10. Tiger Woods apparently chose the wrong drivet last week Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 10. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 10. Welcome Eric ...

Schism on the Dial

Thursday 10L.A. darkwave dance band the Moving Units drop their load at Casbah tonight. Fronted by Blake Miller as Ian Curtis, the quartet stumble into Joy Division hits without commercial menace (looking at you, Interpol) ...

What a Crash

Incredibly, Tiger Woods may not have enough money to buy his way out of this. Or, to put it another way, how many degrees of fucked can one man be and still find somebody to ...

Heart-Rending Reunion

This, as far as I can tell, is a true story. I did not have a tape recorder for Jack Burnham’s story, and my own memory is increasingly unreliable. This took place two weeks before ...

Hallucinatory Bouillabaisse

In 1953, Tennessee Williams sent the equivalent of a neutron bomb to Broadway. He wrote Camino Real to demolish theatrical realism. Don Quixote, the archetypal antirealist, falls asleep and envisions a new kind of theater, ...

Good Dog

The guy in the wheelchair sits at the corner of Fifth and G, waving his “Hot Dogs!” sign toward G Street. That’s all you need. You can see the crowd halfway down G, clumping around ...

The Mayor and the Dirty-Money Guy

Did Mayor Jerry Sanders get his money out of a scandal-ridden private equity group whose chief executive has filed for Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy? It’s an intriguing question. For the past several years, Sanders has ...

Born Like This

Leather-clad misfits from suburbia massed outside the California Theatre. Like angry hornets they formed a large hive around the front door of the concert hall, spilling onto the sidewalk. All members of the various tribes ...

The Pall on the Mall

December 9, 2009

  • City Lights

From a Daffodil to a Fowl

December 9, 2009

  • Blurt Music News


December 9, 2009

  • Letters

Kiss My Baby with My Fist

December 9, 2009

  • Blurt Music News

Tape Deck Mountain

December 9, 2009

  • Of Note

Ms. Branch, Your Yoo-Hoo Is Here

December 9, 2009

  • Blurt Music News

Chicken Nuggets

December 9, 2009

  • Best Buys

Steak and politics

December 9, 2009

  • Little Italy
  • News Under the Radar

The Christmas Sweater

December 9, 2009

  • Sheep and Goats

Seafood and Splendor

December 9, 2009

  • Downtown San Diego
  • Restaurant Reviews

Ukha (Fish Soup)

December 9, 2009

  • What the Chef Eats

'Round the World

December 9, 2009

  • Musician Interviews

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

December 9, 2009

  • Of Note
  • Vermont

"Adam" by Michael David Lewis

December 9, 2009

  • As I Hear It

Bug Bites, Pale Lips

December 9, 2009

  • Straight from the Hip

Booze, beasts, and juice

December 9, 2009

  • News Under the Radar

The Milky Way, Before Sunrise, The Pillow Book

December 9, 2009

  • Seen on DVD


December 9, 2009

  • Diary of a Diva

Star Power

December 9, 2009

  • Crasher
  • Pacific Beach

Campaign Trail

December 9, 2009

  • Movie Reviews


December 9, 2009

  • Yo DJ!

Rock and Roll Survivor

December 9, 2009

  • Blurt Music News

The Zen of Flop

December 9, 2009

  • Back When

Sunrise, Sunset

December 9, 2009

  • Roam-O-Rama

All Hail Hueso

December 9, 2009

  • Neighborhood News

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