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Tricky All Over Town

The San Marcos Sheriff's Station is looking for a woman who responds to ads posted in businesses, the Penny Saver, and craigslist for rooms to rent. The suspect calls and arrives to see the room, ...

Pet Sounds Pondered

The Carlsbad City Council unanimously approved changes to the animal noise abatement and control code at their June 8 meeting. The amendment adopts San Diego County's code of regulatory ordinances regarding the treatment of animal-noise ...

The Right to Party Left Intact

“The city put the wrong signs up…’no alcohol at Kate Sessions Park’…that’s illegal,” said a concerned Pacific Beach resident on the afternoon of June 7. “Park and Rec were anticipating a ban — that is ...

La Mesa First United Methodist

Pastor Randa ­D’Aoust Church: La Mesa First United Methodist Address: 4690 Palm Avenue, La Mesa Phone: 619-466-4163 Web: lamesaumc.com/ Membership: 220 individual Pastor’s age: 61 Born: Decatur, ­Ill. Formation: University of Illinois-Urbana, Urbana, Ill.: bachelor’s ...

Stogies

The nose knows. Patrick enjoys the occasional cigar on guys’ night out. Hello, Father’s Day surprise from Eve. “Good cigars are all handmade,” said Cory, sales manager at Liberty Tobacco in Kearny Mesa (858-292-1772; libertytobacco.com; ...

Razor Burn, Baby Pigeons

Hey, Matt: Maybe this isn’t a question for the elves, but I’ll ask it anyway. When I shave my beard, my face has always turned red and raw and I can’t find any way to ...

Silence in the Lagoons

For 15 years, Kenny Manzoni of Adventure Rib Rides has been motoring paying customers out of San Diego to watch whales and other marine mammals. He recalls the late 1990s, when he sometimes saw in ...

June 3 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 8. Marvin Gay's Ecology song has more meaning than ever before! Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 8. Hey y'all. Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 8. Hot teacher's wear minis! That would be you, ...

Looking for work has become the new work

Day 1 Off the plane in San Diego, and ­it’s warm and sunny. Who ­knew? After two and a half years in Boston, ­I’ve quit my jobs and moved down here. I did this for ...

Utopian Apocalypse

Beyond the alien wind farms of Palm Springs, down the Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway, a few miles off the 62 where the datura grows thick on the roadside, 3000 partiers converge for the eighth annual ...

Media Hawk

What Do Paris Hilton and 944 Have in Common? Ten San Diego print publications reviewed on Yelp.com, listed by number of reviews: San Diego Reader: 35 reviews, 2.5 stars. Comments: “I don’t really read it, ...

Morbid Story

“Jail was fun, no big deal,” says Death of Desire singer Morbid of his “four-day weekend” in a downtown lockup. Last month, he and black metal bandmate Dawn Desiree were walking home from a P.B. ...

From Outside-In

Say you’re Tennessee Williams. The Glass Menagerie, which almost didn’t make it to New York, was an empyrean success in 1945. It ran for 561 performances and vaulted Williams to the heights. It also raised ...

Mix 'n' Match

Serendipity? This is how it happens: “No, no! Not one step further! You want 40 bucks down the drain?” Carla has planted her feet on the sidewalk. The palm trees are whipping around her. It’s ...

Songs of the City

You may recall Baby Rock, the notorious Tijuana nightclub founded in the late ’80s. A 1997 U.S. News and World Report article on Mexico’s booming drug trade found it to be “an elaborate faux-cave, four-level ...

Ya Gotta Have a Gimmick

Too much, too soon? Bencotto, a new Northern Italian restaurant in Little Italy, launched sometime this winter (the earliest Yelp raves I’ve spotted were posted in early February). The management didn’t tell me about the ...

Oooh La La!

Thursday 10Sebadude Lou Barlow’s had a fun reunion run over the past five years with his old band, Dinosaur Jr., which released ’09 standout Farm and toured a ton to great reviews. Lou’s back on ...

June 3 Crossword Contenders

Sheila Agahan-Price, Oceanside, 8. Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 8. Thanks for the tee. How about a long sleeve option. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 8. Hi Thelma! Leo Baggerly, Encinitas, 8. Aim for the stars. Kaye Benton, ...

The Changeling, 300, Tell No One

Neal HallfordDirector, Witch Creek, witchcreekmovie.com The Changeling (not to be confused with Angelina Jolie’s Changeling) is a very suspenseful old-school horror movie that relied on atmosphere over gory theatrics. Stellar performance by George C. Scott ...

Letters

Shame On You Re “Till Death Do Us Part. It’s the Only Way We Will,” by Thomas Larson (Cover Story, June 3). Shame on you for publishing that article about Ginger!!! Hasn’t the family suffered ...

The Sadies

Toronto’s Sadies may be more famous as a backing band than as a band in their own right, but they are a hell of a band — equally at home playing alt-country, ’60s garage psychedelia, ...

The Mattson 2

“Our older brothers had a huge influence,” says Jonathan Mattson, who is one-half of jazz duo the Mattson 2. “My brother Mike played in Kut U Up. They toured with, like, Green Day, Jimmy Eat ...

Big Bend Loop

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is just one component of south Orange ­County’s 20,000-acre swath of coastal open-space parkland that is open to all kinds of non-motorized travel. The Big Bend Loop trail route (which takes ...

We All Want to Fly

In May 2009, indie-rock/hip-hop duo Inspired Flight traveled north to play an after-party at a friend’s house in the Hollywood Hills. As Mira Mesa resident Eric Poline stood at the turntable and Gabe Lehner of ...

Ratt 'n' Roll

Ratt left San Diego in the ’80s and scrabbled to the big prize in L.A. with their triple-platinum debut LP. After years of decadence, a few more albums, and the eventual drug death of guitarist ...

It's a lot like life

Thirty-Five Years AgoA San Diego tennis odyssey should both begin and end at Morley Field. This eucalytpus shaded corner of Balboa Park is a local tennis Mecca, and offers 25 of the finest, most immaculately ...

Japan Next Greece?

‘Japan looks like a slow-moving train wreck,” says A. Gary Shilling, New Jersey–based economist who in 1988 was almost alone in predicting that the Japanese bubble would burst. But with the euro zone falling apart ...

Music from...the Twilight Zone

A few weeks ago, Bonnie Wright’s laptop crashed after she spilled tea on its keypad. It was cheaper, she said, to upgrade. But the problem was that the newer laptop couldn’t read her address book, ...

Pigskin Preview: Money Edition

In terms of money, college football is an East Coast game. In the latest “College Football’s 20 Most Valuable Teams” list from Forbes, only one college west of the Continental Divide made it into the ...

Bubble o' Trouble

Driving a brand-new car feels like driving around in an open billfold with the dollars flapping by your ears as they fly out the window. — Grey Livingston I led the uniformed man around the ...

What's Your News IQ?

1. Which of the following actors was NOT born in San ­Diego? a) Cameron Diaz b) Dennis Hopper c) Robert Duvall d) Gregory Peck 2. Many San Diegans recently observed Memorial Day by attending ceremonies ...

June 3 Brainstorm Contenders

* Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 8. I just want what everybody wants- an unfair advantage. * Conway Redding, La Mesa, 8. Fonix iz phun. * Craig Stein, El Cerrito, 5. Vacation beats work. But puzzles ...

Walkable San Francisco

On a recent trip to San Francisco, I rediscovered what a great town it is for walking. The weather was miserable on the day of my arrival, reminding me of Mark Twain's quote that "the ...

Bargaining in Cairo

"For you," the merchant murmured, "three hundred Egyptian pounds." I guffawed. Three hundred pounds? For a little wooden lute? I wanted the rababah, to hang on my wall back home, but I wasn't about to ...

Climb Cochise Stronghold, Arizona

Built on legend and myth of a world gone by, Tombstone is a town of Hollywood fame. But just across the desert from its dusty wooden walks lies a lesser-known area of lore.... I'm thankful ...

Quiet Clatter

The crowd was thin by the time A Frames took the stage, as apparently most of the concertgoers came to see local openers Nude Boy and Christmas Island. I, however, was almost quivering with anticipation ...

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