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Carlsbad Teen Staggers into Traffic, Then Rescued

At around 9:00 p.m. on September 6, a delivery driver for the Pizza Hut on Cannon Road stopped for a girl who stepped off the curb against a red light. She was in her late ...

Speaking Italian in a San Diego kitchen

I come home from Florence with $26.40 in my bank account. I need a job, preferably at an Italian restaurant, some upscale place in the Gaslamp where I can speak the language occasionally. I find ...

Pho Anh & Grill in Nestor's Southland Plaza

‘Do you have a, like, breakfast section?” I ask because I’m looking at the menu, and it’s either spring rolls, noodle soups, or rice dishes. I know, this is Vietnamese. But, at 10:00 on a ...

How Did You Quit Smoking?

Thirty-Five Years AgoUnlikely as it seems, San Diego has an expanding core of rock bands doing original material, and taking their cue from the San Francisco bands of seven years ago, these outlaw units have ...

DVD Review: Séraphine, Chinatown, The Marriage of Maria Braun

Anna StumpArtist, drawingwithanna.com I have two French films to recommend. The first is Séraphine, based on the life of French painter Séraphine de Senlis. I recommend it especially for a transcendent scene in which the ...

Daybreak Church

Weekly Attendance: 1200 Pastor: Jason Graves Age: 36 Born: Van Nuys Formation: Life Pacific College Ordained: 10 years San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermons? Pastor Graves: That can vary greatly, ...

Scary Housing Numbers

These days, someone talking about a double-dip isn’t ordering ice cream. A double-dip is the dolorous possibility that the economy will slump again, after staging a very modest, government-goosed recovery from the worst downturn since ...

Hot Time in Old Town's Cosmopolitan Restaurant and Hotel

I deliberately ignored the most recent previous incarnation of Old Town State Historic Park and everything in it. Oh, I did succumb to curiosity at one point, enough to have a margarita and a few ...

Deluxe Mac & Cheese

Recipe by Marc Liautard, executive chef, Barrel Room Why did I leave France? Well, I was curious. I grew up in Clermont Ferrand in Auvergne in the center of France. One day, I answered an ...

Sleep Recommendations for Children, Sayings that Refer to Animals

Heymatt: My kids like nothing more than sleeping. They can sleep maybe 12 hours a night. On school days they have to go to bed really early, and it’s almost impossible for me to get ...

They should not display their beauty

Over the phone, Maureen Slater sounds like a soccer mom. She uses words like “jammies” instead of pajamas and laughs at her own jokes (“I’m smarter than my husband, ha-ha-ha”), some of which aren’t really ...

Excerpt from "The Great Religious Leaders" by Charles Francis Potter

Christian theology, having thus determined, established, decreed, and ordained the nature of God, proceeded to examine the nature of much-more-visible man and found him, by contrast with the perfect Almighty God, quite a worm of ...

Excerpt from "Introduction to the Devout Life" by St. Francis de Sales

In the creation God commanded the plants of the earth to bring forth fruit, each after its kind; and in a similar way He commands Christians, who are the living plants of His Church, to ...

Paltry Donations to Prop 19

Proposition 19, the measure on the November ballot to legalize and tax marijuana, raised a total of $370,565.64 through the end of June, a relatively paltry portion of which came from donors in San Diego ...

Chula Vista Is the Happiest Place on Earth

“It was a struggle to get the permits from the City of Chula Vista,” says Mikey Hernandez. “They rarely issue permits for live music that goes beyond 11 p.m., but I was adamant about getting ...

Two poems by Jane Hirshfield

The Heat of Autumn The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples, the other turns them to cider. One is a dock you walk out on, the other the ...

Chicago Blues for a San Diego Summer's End

I must write this on the eve of Labor ­Day’s three-day weekend, so I ­can’t very well tell you how it went, how it was — what the hell. There is a distinct shade of ...

King Biscuit Founder Found Dead in an Oceanside Hotel

“I’m blown away. I just can’t fathom this.” Gary Beck is the midday radio host at Jazz 88.3. “Kenny and I were real close. I’d known him almost 30 years. I talked to him just ...

Is Mitchy Slick's Rap Too Real for the San Diego Music Awards?

Yes, another San Diego Music Awards — Sunday is the 20th annual — another hip-hop category controversy. Nothing new here. Some may remember the local rap artist “Trick” picketing the SDMAs outside Humphrey’s back in ...

September 2 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 9. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 9. Happy school year! Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 9. Go Padres! Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 9. Welcome Eric to San Deigo! Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Shout out to ...

September 2 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 8. I feel so bad about never feeling guilty. Conway Redding, La Mesa, 8. Berlitz blitz! Ed Barno, San Diego, 7. Hi guys. Did you miss me? Cindy Fisher, San Clemente, ...

September 2 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 9. Blue dog demcrats- republican… Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 9. Happy birthday J… Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 9. "My mom's younger than you!" Ouch Michele Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. All ...

After-Burner

Camping: nature’s way of promoting the motel industry. — Dave Barry "Are you a Burner?” asked the guy sitting across from me. I couldn’t remember his name, only that he was a college student by ...

Borrego Springs Water District: Less Water Flows In, More Money Flows Out

Dennis Dickinson takes his dogs for a hike off Borrego Valley Road in Borrego Springs at 6:30 in the morning to avoid the heat. From the trail, Dickinson looks west toward San Ysidro Mountain. In ...

Hike or bike to Sunset Peak Summit, near Mount Baldy

The hike (or mountain-bike ride) to Sunset Peak, near the community of Mount Baldy, offers up fine views of an archipelago of high peaks stretching from San Gabriel Wilderness in the west to Cucamonga Wilderness ...

miXtape Cues '80s Music and Memories at the Horton Grand Theatre

Back when, a dear friend used to give mix tapes as gifts: collections of favorite songs on audio cassettes. She insisted that the sequence was as important as the songs. Like a baseball lineup, it ...

Letters

Wheeling-Dealing This is in response to “Skateworld Rolls Away” (Cover Story, September 2). I’ve been an active participant in the rallies, and I’ve been at some of the meetings of Bayside, and you have completely ...

Rock photography at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park

Not being a musician or performer, I have no idea what it’s like to be in a life that lurches from on-the-road lulls between gigs to the raw, over-the-top energy of performance. Like most of ...

Chargers Hype Meg Whitman

Political pundits have been quick to dissect the motive for $20,000 in contributions made earlier this year by Chargers owner Alex Spanos, a lifelong Republican, to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, pointing out that the ...

SDSU PIG Manifesto

Concerned that the imminent departure of San Diego State president Stephen Weber, coupled with the state’s financial crisis, will crimp research funding at the school, a group of professors there has launched the SDSU Principal ...

Henry Clay People “Working Part-Time” at Casbah

“We were working part-time all the time/ We were banking on the kindness of strangers and loved ones and those who fall between/ To give us everything, ’cause we need everything.” Those are the opening ...

Jazz88 hits the steamy streets of Ocean Beach

Thursday 9Guilty pleasure alert: the singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow will deliver a smorgasbord of songcraft to Humphrey’s by the Bay, catering to all your country, pop, rock, and R&B needs. No kidding, Ms. Crow’s Very Best ...

North Park Is the Silver Lake of San Diego

“I think Thursday is the best night in San Diego, honestly,” says blogger Rosemary Bystrak, who books music at the West Coast Tavern in North Park. “There’s always the most things going on then.” She ...

Ernie Watts at Jazz88 in Ocean Beach

“The Stones were on tour, and the saxophonist they had with them wasn’t working out.” Ernie Watts, on the phone from his Los Angeles home, is having a bad case of jet-lag after performing with ...

Get a Cuddly, Scaly Gecko

“Can I make room in my heart for a gecko?” joked my hubby Pat. When an overwhelmed Marine-wife friend of ours asked if we’d adopt her family’s pet, a house gecko, how could I say ...

Debora Galan Mixes Jazz and Lounge

“I go for a groovy vibe,” says singer-percussionist Debora Galan, “mixing old jazz and Latin jazz standards with lounge music, along with whatever surprises I decide to add in.” Born in Madrid, Spain, Galan says ...

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