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Cash Crop for the Can

Commercial fishermen who run their trawlers out of Ensenada have largely ceased their annual pursuit of sardines off the Baja coast in order to capture some creatures that rarely venture this far north — the ...

Tijuana Bars, New Hours

Tijuana’s municipal police force recently began cracking down on the hours that bars can stay open. By law they should close at 2 a.m. and not open again until 10 a.m. 48 San Diego Reader ...

Quinn in the Middle

Quinn scoffs when I ask him if he worries about getting hit by a car. “They [meaning his fellow panhandlers] get run over ’cause they get drunk,” says Quinn. He says he’s too smart to ...

Sojournalism

Sojournalism: The Summer Articles, from San Diego's own Sojourn, is proof that performers do not have to resort to using clichés to prove their worth as artists. His spoken word/rap style infuses meaty tracks with ...

Realty Reality Check

Like so many retail spaces in the East Village, a storefront that measures just over 1000 square feet (located on Tenth Avenue, near the baseball stadium) is vacant. In fact, in the almost four years ...

Cursed Crimson Curbs

On the East Village Community Action Network (EVCAN) agenda for their Thursday, February 18, meeting was a new action to discuss the potential addition of public street parking. To East Village condominium dwellers, parking spaces ...

Heinous Hike

A panicked father was reunited with his son after the young man became lost approximately one mile from the eastern end of Palo Verde Lake in Alpine, according to a press release by the San ...

Big Bore Banter

Will some Coronado voters be confused by the wording of a June ballot measure and support a tunnel they don’t want? Councilmember Barbara Denny thinks so. She considers the draft ballot language “unintentionally misleading” and ...

Carnaval in Barranquilla, Colombia

It is difficult to relate the absolute hysteria of Carnaval in Barranquilla. Most nations couldn't handle an equal event without soon collapsing into a frenzied state of all-out warfare. But Barranquilla does it, and does ...

Carnaval in Ensenada, Mexico

I had two days off, three friends, and the urge to find a Carnaval celebration close by. I could have looked in my city of San Diego, but Mexico continually draws me in. Enter Ensenada. ...

Big Bird in Danger

The sound of laughter and then screaming erupted from a table at a PB boardwalk café on the afternoon of February 19. By the sizable crowd surrounding the table, one would have thought Angelina and ...

Orchestrion

Those looking for Pat Metheny's trademark experimentation on Orchestrion should be forewarned, the experimentation isn’t compositional but technical. Metheny is the sole human player on this disc, modernizing the concept of the orchestrion, a mechanism ...

The Motor Head and the Stray Cat

"After a while, there's something comforting about Lemmy's single-octave range," a man was overheard saying after the Head Cat show. It was a valid observation. Pairing the frontman of British heavy metal band Motörhead with ...

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