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Complaint Lodged Against Clean and Safe Program Employee

Israel Puente, a retired Marine Corps veteran, appeared before the San Diego City Council on May 17 to express his disappointment with a Clean and Safe Program employee during an incident that occurred over the ...

A Night Together

When my friend Kerry finally decided to move down to San Diego from Santa Barbara, I thought we'd have nothing but time together. She and Mia were among the lucky few to keep up a ...

Braised Short Ribs

Recipe by Roberto Gerbino, Executive Chef, Il Fornaio, Del Mar If you ask me what age I started cooking, I will tell you I was born in a restaurant. My father had a restaurant and ...

Gaslamp Quarter

Formerly San Diego’s “skid row,” downtown San Diego’s core historic area was reborn in the 1980s under a new name: the Gaslamp Quarter. Actually, gas lamps were never used for outdoor lighting in San Diego ...

We're Still Young

Brandon Parkhurst says reading about his substance abuse is what made him finally get clean. “I had lost everything,” says the singer/guitarist of Kut U Up. “I happened to read an article about how Kut ...

Serious Guise Covers ’60s to ’80s

The current Serious Guise lineup has been around since 1996, but the band’s roots go back to 1986. Serious Guise includes founding guitarist Dennis Gonzales, Rick Williams on drums and vocals, guitarist-vocalist Mark Griffin, and ...

Love Well

To escape from Sudan, to go back with dreams.

When Dep Tuany arrived on a drilling rig in the impoverished Sudanese village of Boriak, hostility lingered thick in the air. The village held roughly 1200 refugees living in grass and wood huts. They had ...

And Mel Gibson as the Beaver

Partly from choice, more because of preview timing, we leave Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to cruise at sea until next week. But we hurry over to the pond for: The Beaver Jodie ...

Yeasayer: Lost and Blogged

In 2007, the pop-music writers at MTV thought Yeasayer was a great band. They couldn’t say enough good things about them, and they thought that the band had gotten lost and went unnoticed amidst all ...

Tracy Letts's August: Osage County at the Old Globe

In the dead of summer, temperatures in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, reach triple digits, with the humidity not far behind. The town, 60 miles north of Tulsa, near the Kansas border, lies along Tornado Alley. But in ...

S. Carey at S. Bar

This story may be familiar to you: A few years ago, after some health problems and the breakups of both his band and his relationship, Justin Vernon spent a winter holed up in a cabin ...

Want to Be in Hardcore?

Thursday 19 Sean Carey is one edumacated drummer. He’s got a degree in drumming from U.W.-Eau Claire; i.e., he doesn’t do songs, he does compositions. Carey helped fill out Bon Iver’s stark sound as they ...

Michael Tiernan: Unstuck from the Ugly

On March 30, Michael Tiernan blogged, “I launched Project Strong this past Tuesday, the day of my brother’s birthday, and I’ve already received tons of interested people who will be contributing content for the video. ...

Mother's on Bacon

“We’re gonna have live music, but we’re gonna change the atmosphere,” says Colin Wickersheim. “Not so much the heavy metal anymore.” In December, Wickersheim’s wife Shelby, owner of Canvas Hair Studio on Garnet Avenue in ...

Cardiac Kidz: And Then There Were Two

Bassist David Flemminger, drummer Matt Johnson, and guitarist David Rinck have left the Cardiac Kidz. “Jerry [Flack] and I have decided that we’re the official Glimmer Twins of the punk-rock world,” Jim Ryan tells the ...

Letters

Wrong Way Woman This is in praise of the cover photo for the May 12 issue, subtitled “Party People Take Back Tijuana.” It looks really cool. I love the colors and the retro phonograph records ...

Angry Taco, Happy Hour at Rockin' Baja in Old Town

"You happy?” I ask Heidi. “I’m happy,” she says. “For another 30 minutes, anyway.” Erk. Thirty minutes? We’re talking happy hour. Heidi’s in charge of the bar. I look at my watch. Gadzooks, she’s right. ...

Blue Plate Special: Jess Durfee Roasted at the Tipsy Crow

The City of San Diego is slashing library hours and street repairs, but GOP mayor Jerry Sanders is still handing out big money to City lobbyists. According to its most recent disclosure statement, during the ...

Michael Pines Defends Himself at Arraignment in Vista

Tempers flared in the Vista courthouse on May 17 when 59-year-old Michael Theodore Pines, acting as his own attorney, was brought before a superior-court judge. Prosecutor James Romo said that Pines has filed suits against ...

Oceanside Community Church

Membership: 135 Pastor: Tim Poldrugo Age: 61 Born: Gary, Indiana (raised in Los Angeles) Formation: Hope International University (Pacific Christian College), Fullerton, CA Years Ordained: 26 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing ...

San Diego Unified School District Spends Stimulus Money at Amusement Park

U.S. Department of Education auditors have called out the San Diego Unified School District for misspending some of the federal tax dollars it got under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, otherwise known as President ...

How Michael T. Pines Defies the Law

On April 28, Carlsbad’s Michael T. Pines filed a lawsuit in bankruptcy court boasting that “Michael T. Pines is considered one of the few and earliest experts in the legal issues involved in the foreclosure ...

Field of Cell Phone Tower Beams

Is the Sweetwater Union High School District playing roulette with students’ health? The district has signed lucrative contracts with communication companies that allow them to place 32 cell phone towers on campuses throughout the southernmost ...

"Diary Cows," by Ron Koertge

What She Wanted was my bones. As I gave them to her one at a time, she put them in a bag from Saks. As long as I didn't hesitate she collected scapula and vertebrae ...

Proms and Private Corporate Events Instead of Cruise Ships at New Terminal

The Port of San Diego’s controversial new $28 million cruise ship terminal was completed in December, just as word got around that Holland America was planning to pull its 1916-passenger Oosterdam liner off the once-lucrative ...

Anonymous

The Golden God, the Self, the immortal Swan Leaves the small nest of the body, goes where He wants. He moves through the realm of dreams; makes numberless forms, Delights in sex; eats, drinks, laughs ...

Looking for Dad in the War

I saw the flyer on India Street, where they were neatly displayed in various storefronts. (It is unlikely that you would ever see handbills tumbling freely down the street in Little Italy.) I grabbed one ...

Tiger...in the Rough Again?

Getting a bad feeling about how it’s going to end. People forget how long this has been going on. Follows is from a column written in December, 2009. “This morning’s count is 15 mistresses, no ...

Bicycle Logos Painted on Kensington Streets...What Gives?

For the past three weeks, bicycle logos have been painted on certain streets in Kensington, leaving residents baffled as to what they meant. The mystery of the logos was revealed when Jim Baross, president of ...

Run for the Border

Thirty-Five Years Ago Re: Review of my movie, Taxi Driver. You are dead wrong in your cheap, mindless review. If I weren’t so busy putting together half a dozen film packages with my friends Warren ...

May 12 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 7. Woody Anderson, Carmel Valley, 7. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 7. Thomas Baggot, Carlsbad, 7. L. Barling, El Cajon, 7. Daniel Breen , Rolando, 7. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 7. A T ...

May 12 Brainstorm Contenders

Conway Redding, La Mesa, 7. Tom Somich, Clairemont, 6. * L Barling, El Cajon, 4. U.S. poverty threshold raised: 40% of millionaires don't feel rich. Shelly Duncanson, Chula Vista, 4. * Sally Christianson, El Cajon, ...

May 12 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 7. Loren Boyer, El Cajon, 7. Felix E Charfaurs, San Diego , 7. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 7. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 7. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 7. Michelle Dutra, Serra Mesa, ...

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