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Shot in Tijuana: On Calle Primera

Many restaurants and bars in Tijuana are decorating their businesses with symbols that to Americans are emblematic of Halloween but to Mexicans represent el Dia de los Muertos. Thus, we have a saloon on Calle ...

A Week in Madrid, Spain

I was at the end of adjuncting three college courses, and hadn’t traveled internationally since 2006 when my husband and I went to Taipei to visit family. I had some money and time to go ...

Advanced Degree in Gluten Free

My sister-in-law sold me on her gluten-free lifestyle over lunch last week. “The stomach aches are gone, digestion’s smooth, my perpetual skin rashes are gone. I feel great,” she glowed. “Oh, and I’m losing weight, ...

Gluten-Free Apple Galette

Recipe by Mary Kay Waters, owner, Waters Fine Foods & Catering I definitely grew up thinking about food. My father planted apple and pear trees, and all winter we had apples and vegetables in our ...

Brain Food

Last month, I made my way down to Offshore to meet Tommy Gomes face-to-face, drawn to a culinary-education phenomenon called Collaboration Kitchen. I’d heard Gomes’s name before, most often from chefs on their way to ...

The Chico Club’s Buccaneer

According to the bartenders at the Chico, no one knows who developed the Buccaneer. Perhaps it was previous owners or the original owners, who opened the bar in 1940 and named it after the oldest ...

Thom Beebe: Assassin to Steampunk

When Thom Beebe landed a part in the television drama Renegade, filmed in San Diego during the 1990s in Mission Beach, he was cast as a drug-dealing thug. It was not typecasting, although the San ...

A Search for Water on the Sea

Long-ago San Diego

Water Everywhere Sebastián Vizcaíno began charting the California coast on May 5, 1602. Three ships crossed the Gulf of California, from Mazatlán to Cabo de San José. After several tries, they finally cleared the cape ...

I Didn't Steal the Dog. I Rescued It.

Case of the Missing Canine

“She basically got caught up in an emotional dog rescue. That’s what this was,” said the defense attorney. “Miss Vukov, yes, took the dog.” Although Trina Vukov took the dog without permission, she had no ...

Wordplay

The most burdened character in the commedia, the servant, is the freest actor on the stage.

Carlo Goldoni (1707–1793) deserves better than he usually gets. He wrote tragedies, tragicomedies, and comedies — first in Italian, later in French — and helped inject vitality into a flagging commedia dell’arte tradition. Though quite ...

In Yachting News...

On Sunday, Ted Turner and 14 others were inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame at the San Diego Yacht Club. As long as you aren’t married to him or work for him, Ted ...

The Elephant Has Landed

Four years after he launched Hensley’s Flying Elephant, pro skateboarder-turned-accordionist (Flogging Molly) Matt Hensley has sold the music venue he built from scratch. “I had help from friends. We built the entire pub.” The artwork ...

“San Diego is not a town for heavy thinking.”

I have always enjoyed writing about Halloween and/or Day of the Dead, but I’d like to take a slightly different approach this time. For all I know both may have passed by the time this ...

Movie Review: Anonymous, Oranges and Sunshine, Toast

William Shakespeare is virtually illiterate in Anonymous, but since the movie seems to have been made for (and by) illiterates, why worry? The film is mainly about Edward de Vere, the highly educated, modestly talented ...

Speaking of Paranormal...

Thursday 27<br>Desert-metal band Fatso Jetson blows in from the same Palm Desert dune that spawned Kyuss, Fu Manchu, and Queens of the Stone Age. Must be something in the scalding air out there (boredom) that ...

Little Occupied

“I literally haven’t thought about food or my body since this began,” said local harpist Kelsea Little from day four of the Occupy San Diego demonstrations downtown on October 11. “It’s like I finally remembered ...

Record-Release Roundup

Social Club, recently signed to Pacific Records, releases a new EP this week called Pictureshow, previewing tracks from their upcoming full-length debut. November 1 will see a new long-player from Megadeth — TH1RT3EN, recorded at ...

The Supergroup That Is Wild Flag

The all-woman lineup of Wild Flag consists of two of three members of Sleater-Kinney, along with the guitarist-singer of Helium and the keyboardist of the underappreciated Elephant 6 band the Minders. So, let’s face it: ...

Four Anonymous Limericks

A bland young hunter named Shepherd was eaten for lunch by a leopard. Said the leopard, “Egad! You’d be tastier, lad, if you had been salted and peppered!” There was a young woman named Spright ...

Back When People Had a Hard Time Avoiding Britney Spears

Thirty-Five Years Ago A moist night wind whipped the crowd that waited patiently at the Southwestern College gymnasium. Some had been waiting since 1:00 p.m. Some had come from as far way as San Francisco. ...

Income Chasm Widens Here

The income gap between San Diego’s very richest and everybody else is widening, but still, inequality here remains less scary than it is in the nation as a whole. That may partially explain why Occupy ...

Gimme My Etofenamate; No Make That a Dormapimide

Matt: I always wonder when I see bulletproof glass if that stuff actually works. I don’t think I’d feel safe with just a piece of glass between me and a guy with a gun. — ...

Buzz Woolley’s Money

A wealthy La Jolla philanthropist with close ties to the charter school movement has joined with Microsoft founder Bill Gates to help support a Texas–based nonprofit corporation dedicated to developing so-called hybrid public-private charter schools. ...

A Creative Interpretation of Airport Operations

It’s not exactly the way Leonardo da Vinci got his start, but the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is looking for an “artist in residence,” to be paid “not to exceed” $8000 for three ...

Alleged Oceanside Robbers Have a Day in Court

After the Oceanside police officer pulled over a white Oldsmobile on August 17 because it lacked a front license plate, he saw a handgun wrapped in a black bandana resting in the baby seat in ...

San Diegans Talk of Revolution

‘When I heard that Qaddafi was killed,” says Abdul, who’s from Lebanon and doesn’t want his real name used, “I had to laugh because not too long ago he was calling his people cowards, rats. ...

Exposed for Investing in Company That Makes Products in China, Byron Georgiou Drops Out of Senate Race

Former San Diegan, ex–congressional candidate, and onetime Jerry Brown aide Byron Georgiou set out with high hopes and a sizable cash war chest from wealthy La Jolla Democrats earlier this year when he attempted to ...

Sirhan Sirhan: Blood 2?

For their Halloween party this year, the Soda Bar picked a headliner with a demon’s name: Sirhan Sirhan. It’s a band back from a graveyard of rockers gone but not forgotten. When Sirhan Sirhan was ...

Al-Maturidi

The Maker must be one, since if there were two they would necessarily either concur or not concur in their creating. Now agreement would be evidence of the weakness of both or either of them, ...

Letters

We Eat Too Just got today’s copy and noticed that the article “Eat” (Cover Story, October 20) does not mention any restaurants in inland North County (Rancho Bernardo to Escondido). Did I get a City ...

October 20 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 5. Mary Arana, Encinitas, 5. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 5. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 5. Leslie Chase, Campo, 5. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 5. Carolyn Clark, Lakeside, 5. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 5. ...

October 20 Brainstorm Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 6. Ed Barno, San Diego, 6. * Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 5. Leaving to arrest Al Capone, Elliot Ness kissed his wife and said he would pick up some Italian. Cindy Fisher, ...

October 20 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 6. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 6. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 6. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 6. Roy E. Leeper, Chula Vista, 6. John Markey, San Diego, 6. Rebekah Mathieu, San Diego, 6. Hiroshi ...

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