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Shot in Tijuana: Border Crossers After the Rains

TJ bridge crossers on the old pedestrian bridge hugged the rails as last weekend’s rain puddles threatened to soak their shoes. (Click photo below to enlarge)

South Bay Power Plant Demo Stalled Due to Bankruptcy?

The ink had just dried on Dynegy’s South Bay LLC’s contract with the Port of San Diego to demolish Chula Vista’s defunct power plant when Dynegy Holdings filed for bankruptcy. Dynegy’s website says of the ...

South Park Abbey’s Cause-Mo

The newest item on South Park Abbey’s menu, the Cause-Mo, is part of the Abbey’s effort to establish a cocktail presence at an establishment better known for its bonanza of Belgian potables. Since unveiling it ...

The Bun Bo Hue Dossier

Nothing gets my Vietnamese friends’ blood boiling more than when some foodie calls bun bo hue “spicy pho.” They tell me, “Bun bo is about as close to pho as chicken noodle soup is to ...

Taking Back 4th&B

The former owner of 4th&B, the 1500-capacity downtown concert venue, says he is in the process of taking the club back from its current owner and that he is suing Live Nation, the concert promoter ...

Vokabulary

Vokab Kompany’s collaborative song “Burn It Down” (with Crush Effect, a local DJ/beat production trio) is serving as the soundtrack to a national TV commercial for Southern Comfort’s new Fiery Pepper liquor. However, Vokab’s official ...

Work 10 Weeks, Take 10 Months Off

Chapter 1 I found my first year-round job at the age of 45. Birthday boy was broke, living in a downtown Oakland, California, apartment, and 23 days from eviction. Normally, this would not be a ...

The Adventures of SailorDad

Title: The Adventures of SailorDad Address: sailordad.com Author: Thomas Permuy From: El Cajon Blogging since: September 2011 September 27, 2011: The Longest Week We’re all just going through the motions, trying to pass the time ...

Is there really such a thing as luck?

Matthew Alice: Is there really such a thing as luck? My neighbor seems to keep winning money on scratch-offs all the time and I’ve only won ten dollars every once in a while. I can’t ...

Birria in the Barrio

Call it the next best thing to Mexico. I’m in Barrio Logan, walking down Beardsley, past the Logan Heights Family Health Center Clinic. What I like — apart from the clinic and the half-dozen apartment ...

Movie Review: J. Edgar, Melancholia

Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar needs a livelier title. May I suggest Anal-Retention Serenade? In this movie, a young American discovers his anti-Red obsession by finding Bolshevik propaganda flyers on the street and is soon proudly ...

Lestat’s Can Have Chris Carpenter's Piano

“I write my songs with piano,” says Chris Carpenter, “so you’re going to hear a melodic singer/songwriter if you take an ear of me. I love the wide range of song possibilities on the piano. ...

Is SWRV the MTV of Old?

In October, Music Choice announced the launch of SWRV (“swerve”) TV with Cox Communications in San Diego. Promoted as the first 24/7 interactive music video network, SWRV is available on Cox cable channel 900 as ...

Tufnel Day Is Upon Us

Thursday 10<br>Austin rock-n-soul septet Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears pours into Belly Up behind Scandalous, the big band’s sophomore set of feel-good rhythm-n-blues. Scandalous dropped in March via Americana staple Lost Highway, but this ...

Los Cabos Fights Back

As gun battles go in Mexico, it was nothing special. At 11:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, Mexican military authorities and the local municipal police cornered a group of sicarios, or gunmen, in a house located ...

Sempra Lights Up the Pols

Sempra Energy also handed out some pre-Halloween treats to state politicians and utility regulators, including refreshments at San Diego’s Kensington Grill worth $29.79 on August 8 to Elaine Jennings, director for planning, preparedness, and emergency ...

How They Played the Accounting Game

The accounting profession has stark similarities with the world’s oldest profession. Both attempt to operate below the radar, asking few probing questions of their clients. This has been going on a long time, as the ...

This Cash Is for Martin Garrick, Joel Anderson

Solana Beach’s GOP assemblyman Martin Garrick, arrested in his state car for drunk driving in June, later pled no contest to driving with a blood-alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit. He was sentenced to ...

Political Gifts of Green

Sempra Energy has been spreading around its campaign cash to a variety of local special interest groups, according to its recently filed state disclosure, including, on September 15, the county’s Democratic Party ($3000) and the ...

Real Estate Is Warm and Cozy

New Jersey band Real Estate plays mid-tempo songs with three or four chords strummed on an electric guitar with a vocalist who’s so laid back it might take you awhile to notice when the band ...

Dang, It's O’Brother

O’Brother, a five-piece from Atlanta, has three guitarists and a huge sound. I ask Johnny Dang how O’Brother manages to sound like a big stack of amps crammed into a small bag. “We don’t try ...

Letters

Floyd Unmasked I want to commend the journalism of Jay Allen Sanford on page 122 (“Famous Former Neighbors,” November 3). I always liked Floyd the Barber immensely and never knew the man’s name who plays ...

A Sonnet by Edna St. Vincent Millay

What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why, I have forgotten, and what arms have lain Under my head till morning; but the rain Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh ...

November 3 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 7. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 7. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 7. Leslie Chase, Campo, 7. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 7. Carolyn Clark, Lakeside, 7. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 7. Betsy Cory, Chula Vista, 7. ...

November 3 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 8. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 8. * Richard Hutchings, Santee, 8. A chess player watches pawns. A thief pawns watches. Roy E. Leeper, Chula Vista, 8. John Markey, San Diego, 8. ...

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