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Alleged Killer Michael David Robles Arraigned

A 43-year-old Fallbrook man was brought before a judge on November 30 and charged with strangling to death his ex-girlfriend on the eve of her birthday, November 23. Michael David Robles pleaded not guilty and ...

From Life in Ohio to Life on Ohio

A women goes over 2,000 miles west and ends up in the same place, how is this possible? I didn’t pull that question out of the MindTrap deck (note cultural reference that makes me feel ...

Belly-Fillers at Landini's

“Have you decided?” Angelo asks. Can see he’s getting stressed by the growing line.

My buddy John turned me on to Landini’s. He works at Caffe Italia, farther down India Street, here in Little Italy. It was a couple of months back. Friday evening. Spotted John and his buddy ...

Tale of Two Fishes

It’s been ten years since I last ate at Top of the Market. Back then, the menu was similar to the downstairs Fish Market (plus a few luxury bites), with higher prices for identical upstairs-downstairs ...

A Brave New World of Liberated Tourists

An afternoon of neon lights and ’80s pop, washed down with a pitcher of draft beer at the roller rink...a night of charalitos con chile, flying chairs, fake blood, and a screaming crowd that competes ...

Pet Burial, Goldfish to Horse

Aunt Azelda’s tiny mutt Taffy has died. I’m on duty for the burial arrangements. “We have taken care of pets ranging from goldfish to horses,” says Mick Palermo of San Diego Pet Memorial Park in ...

David Patrone Tips His Hat Toward Sinatra

“I never really knew much about Frank Sinatra as a kid,” says crooner David Patrone, whose decade in the United States Marine Corps was spent as a fan of classical and blues music. That is, ...

Movie Review: Hugo, Le Havre, The Women on the 6th Floor, Young Goethe in Love

As the year starts to fade, we find time for some three-star entertainments: Martin Scorsese, our national auteur and No. 1 movie fan, converts his status into both commercial and emotional terms with Hugo. Without ...

My House Has Wheels

Home is where the car is.

“I’ve never been homeless before.” At least Osiris Murillo still has her car — where she and her three-year-old daughter will sleep tonight, behind the gates of a designated “safe lot” in an unsafe neighborhood. ...

Wrestling Angels

People as disparate as Mormons in Utah and ex–drag queens in Brooklyn make connections.

When a close friend died from AIDS, Tony Kushner dreamed about an angel “crashing through someone’s bedroom ceiling.” It wasn’t an archangel — a Gabriel or a Michael — or a chubby Disney cherub plucking ...

Exploring San Diego Bay

Long-ago San Diego

Fifty years after Columbus first set sail, Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo discovered “a sheltered port and a very good one” on the California coast. Guarded by a steep promontory, dark green with vegetation, a channel doglegged ...

Whisky in a Barrel

On December 7, Queen Divas of the Universe hosts a CD-release show at Humphrey’s Backstage Lounge, for their debut album All Wrapped Up in Christmas. The band consists of three music vets: bassist Shaaron Hancock-Schuemaker ...

From Future Bass to Dubstep to Glitch-Hop to Wobble

In a city partial to its indie rock, Jamie Minotti is striving for balance. “A year ago, there was no way [Toronto-based progressive/electro/house DJ] Deadmau5 would be in local alt weeklies,” Minotti says. “It would ...

Season's Beatings

Thursday 1Avant-gardians Cave will play Neverendless at Tin Can Ale House. It’ll seem that way, anyway, if you’re not into adventurous instrumentalists. Measure your head against this year’s Drag City disc, as the Chicago-based psych-rock ...

I call spare change “spange”

I once bought a half-pint of whiskey with a fiver I borrowed from a colleague in a 12-step program.

I am constantly revising my own rules regarding panhandlers. I can’t seem to stick to one policy with any consistency. For a time, my rule was to give some money — never a great amount ...

World Cup Fever

We have a sporting pause before the NFL playoffs and college conference football tournaments begin, before NCAA basketball is cranked up to speed, and well before the NBA resumes its struggle to make you give ...

Chelsea Wolfe and the Apokalypsis

This year’s International Tournament of Witchy Women in Rock is entering its final phase, and the brackets are quickly narrowing. Florence Welch, of Florence & the Machine, has easily established herself as The New Stevie ...

Memoirs of a Revolutionary

Title: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Address: sdoccupymemoirs.tumblr.com Author: Anonymous Blogging since: October 2011 Excerpts from the four-entry diary of an Anonymous volunteer at Occupy San Diego. First, euphoria tempered with concern for the future: Post ...

You pee. Then you pee and pee and pee and pee

Matthew: I’ve noticed that when I drink, after a while I have to pee. And maybe I’m imagining this. After a real short time, I have to pee again. That goes on all night. A ...

Record-Release Roundup

Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels will preview the Lament of Tumbleweed Hawk (recorded locally at Lost Ark Studio) on December 2 at the Soda Bar. The full-length, designed to resemble an old dime novel ...

Nick Waterhouse @ Soda

In due time, all things pop music eventually get recycled. Punk, girl bands, new wave, rockabilly, jam bands, metal, fusion, funk — you name it. Granted, some artists merely repurpose rather than recycle. Moby’s first ...

Joe Bauguess's Last, Worst Wipeout

In the 1940s and early 1950s, when other surfboard shapers worked intuitively, legendary surfer Bob Simmons was applying mathematics and boat-building and aircraft technology to board designs. In 1954, he died in a surfing accident ...

Letters

Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum The information for cost of the SENTRI border-crossing pass is not only $25, as was said (“The Only Way to Walk Across the Border in Five Minutes,” Cover Story, November 23). Many other fees ...

Escondido: Tighten Your Rules

Early next year, the California Supreme Court will decide whether the state can abolish or weaken redevelopment agencies. If the City of Escondido is lucky, the high court’s decision will thwart the City’s dubious plan ...

Bonita Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Membership: 90 Pastor: Stephen Parker Age: 63 Born: Buffalo, NY Formation: Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Mass.; U.S. Navy chaplain (1986–2004). Years Ordained: 33 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which ...

Mr. Flood’s Party

A poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson

Old Eben Flood, climbing alone one night Over the hill between the town below And the forsaken upland hermitage That held as much as he should ever know On earth again of home, paused warily. ...

November 24 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 11. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 11. Roy E. Leeper, Chula Vista, 11. John Markey, San Diego, 11. Rebekah Mathieu, San Diego, 11. Hiroshi Miyazaki, Normal Heights, 11. Jerry Noser, Bankers Hill, ...

November 24 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 10. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 10. Leslie Chase, Campo, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. * Carolyn Clark, Lakeside, 10. If walls actually did have ears, wallpaper would be way too lumpy. Maria ...

November 24 Brainstorm Contenders

* Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 10. Did you know that the old investors at Morgan Stanley never die? They just roll over. Ed Barno, San Diego, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Cindy Fisher, San Clemente, ...

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