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$5000 for Point Loma Dog Killer

Members of the San Diego Animal Advocates on December 15 continued their demonstration on the corner of Nimitz Boulevard and Rosecrans Street in search of a dog killer who attacked in the vicinity early morning ...

Eddie's Has Philly Street Cred

Wowee. It feels like Back East, Back When. Like, before “calories” became a dirty word. I’m standing outside Lefty’s, the Chicago pizza outpost where Windy City refugees come in droves, desperate to escape anorexic-thin New ...

Good at Being Bad

Satan and Moloch just got laid off. Times are so economically splattered, even Lucifer’s minions are getting pink-slipped. Okay, sure, devil-work — tempting sinners and terrorizing saints — wears a mite thin after a millennium ...

Taking Back California

“I would have kicked the shit out of this guy in a debate. He’s a 76-year-old man with no platform.” Ocean Beach surfer/rocker/“extreme capitalist” Richard Aguirre has footage on his website (aguirreforgovernor.com) showing governor-elect Brown ...

Christmas Ain't What It Used to Be

Arriving in mid-December was hardly guaranteed, though, I’m mostly pleased to be here — or anywhere, as a tired joke would have it. Come to think of it, an uncomfortable number of my life’s aspects ...

Fork and Dagger

"You don’t know us, but we know you,” the text message read. “You are one of the selected few.” The message, from a Mr. Smith, gave the location of a South Park wine bar where ...

Nonnee’s Cannoli

Recipe by Antonio Friscia, Executive Chef, Stingaree My dad was a wholesale seafood distributor in San Francisco. I grew up delivering fish to restaurants, and I liked the other side of the business. I was ...

Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Membership: 250 Pastor: Reverend Thomas Anastasi Age: 63 Born: Chattanooga, Tennessee Formation: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley; San Francisco Theological Seminary, Berkeley Years Ordained: 21 San Diego Reader: ...

1980 Year in Review

Thirty Years AgoThe Fifth Annual Willa Cather Citation for the classiest title of the movie year goes to Hide in Plain Sight, not a very Catehrian title, certainly, but perfectly suitable for something on the ...

Hand Over Your Tonka, Punk

Thursday 16Prepare for Black and Blue when Jake Smith, aka the White Buffalo, roams into Casbah. The oft-solo roller is back with a band behind his debut Ruff Shod release, an EP of the larger-than-life ...

Second Annual Christmas Gift Guide

Because of the boffo response to last year’s Christmas column... You remember, it was a holiday shopping guide advising readers where to go on Christmas morning for that special sportspersonhood Christmas present. I don’t think ...

Itty-Bitty Committee

I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement. — Oscar Wilde I kept my eyes on the road while David called out numbers. “We’re looking for 976, so it’s probably going to be ...

Ch-ch-ch-changes

Having weathered a dozen lineup changes over nine years, Roxy Monoxide play their final gig on Saturday, December 18, at Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge. Singer-guitarist Scott Samuels concedes they failed to reinvent themselves following the departure ...

Fifth Avenue, Prop VOSD, U-T Deal, Flo TV

Along Fifth Avenue Ladies and gentlemen, print is not dead. The following publications were available in print, for free, from drop boxes and coffee shops along Fifth Avenue over the two blocks between Washington and ...

How Do You Know, a Plasma-Screen Diversion

Confronting the multiplex tree of holiday goodies, I hang some critical tinsel, if not very much good news: How Do You Know Reese Witherspoon is now a womanly 34. Paul Rudd is 41, Owen Wilson ...

Classic Christmas Books

The words of A Christmas Carol filled the living room. The fire roared in the potbelly stove, and homemade eggnog warmed our hands. My older brother’s fireside readings are a Christmas tradition I miss dearly ...

Endoxi Is All About the Journey

“There are many sides of Endoxi ,” says singer-guitarist Chris Wilson. “There’s the Mozart got drunk on Metallica’s wine and flew to space on a rock ’n’ roll rocket ship side. Then there’s the 1940s ...

The Chula Vista Power Plant and Its Green Potential

In the closing hours of an earth-spin, we sometimes want more than another round of sheetrock rooms, perfect-density pile carpets, and matching furniture. And so many of us, in the evenings, go to the edge ...

"Letter to My Assailant," by Suzanne Lummis

On such occasions one comes to know someone spectacularly fast. Even with your unfriendly arm at my throat you could hide nothing from me. Your failures with women, for instance, filed through my mind. And ...

Park to Greet Those Entering Ocean Beach

City councilman Kevin Faulconer joined city employees and representatives from the Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation on Tuesday morning to celebrate the groundbreaking for Phase 1 of a 2 phase project to improve the first ...

Rob Halford Lives in San Diego

People who claim to be in the know about Rob Halford’s personal life — Halford being the Judas Priest front man — say that he lives in San Diego these days. Tales of numerous Halford ...

Los Lobos Is Revered

It’s easy to take Los Lobos for granted. The L.A. band has been around for 36 years with the same lineup (minus two or three years off for side projects). They earned their critical reputation ...

San Diego Visitors Center Shuttered

"After 40 years, we are closed." A sign attached to the front door of the Mission Bay Visitors Information Center spelled out the unhappy news, as confused tourists milled about. According to a post on ...

Ten Years of Blasphemy

“December marks the tenth anniversary of me doing Cover Me Badd events in San Diego,” says front man Adam Gimbel. CMB’s comedic assault on tribute-band culture involves performing as eerily accurate — but nonetheless ridiculous ...

Another Man Done Gone from El Bizcocho

Stop the presses! The chef whose work is reviewed in this column abruptly departed El Bizcocho three days after this dinner. When our valiant mensch of a photographer, Alan Decker, phoned to make an appointment ...

Saved by Elvis

“Elvis was the coolest man musician who ever lived. He had everything the average male teenager needed and wanted, you know, the ladies being number one,” says City Limits guitarist Les Allen. City Limits is ...

Schools, Parks, and Safety Services Pay for the Chargers

Suppose a deeply depressed mayor of an insolvent city comes to psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and laments that he has had to cut back on fire and police services, close recreation centers, slash library hours, and ...

The Privilege of Parking Perks at Lindbergh Field

Airport parking at San Diego International is expensive — unless you’ve snagged a free pass, that is. For most of us, it’s $4 an hour, $21 maximum for 24 hours; long-term parking (three days to ...

San Diego Outsources Billing for Helicopter Rescues

The free ride is apparently over for emergency victims rescued by San Diego’s helicopter fleet. Earlier this month, the City posted a request for proposal for “a comprehensive air medical billing service for patients who ...

Ben Hueso Donor Fined

Baldwin & Sons, LLC, and its wealthy owner Alfred Baldwin, the big South Bay developer, is paying a $400 fine to the California Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to file a so-called major donor ...

Lobbyists Hired for Sam Zell's Otay-Tijuana Border Complex

The former district director for ex-Democratic state senator Denise Ducheny has turned up as a new lobbyist for billionaire Sam Zell’s Otay Mesa border crossing complex, planned to connect Tijuana’s airport with the United States. ...

Letters

Drop The Handle Just a note on the Hargrove story on the Del Mar Racetrack (“I’ll Bet on That Nag to Come Last,” “City Lights,” December 9). In 2009, there were 43 racing days. Last ...

December 9 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 10. Thomas Baggot, Carlsbad, 10. Chargers need to beat Kansas City to get to playoffs! D. Faulkner, University Heights, 10. Stop oil wars. Ride a bike. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 10. Social ...

December 9 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 10. …leaker jailed 4 truth telling- Bush crime family walks freely! Peter Bartkiewicz, Chula Vista, 10. Hey Kate and Kevin. Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 10. Judgment day's 2011. Two weeks ...

December 9 Brainstorm Contenders

Ed Barno, San Diego, 10. A pound of ground in a mound could be round. Douglas Meyers, La Mesa, 9. All my life's a circle, sunrise and sundown. -Harry Chapin Conway Redding, La Mesa, 9. ...

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