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Citizen Pot Bust

"This is Steve Reed with the DEA," said the man on the phone. “You called the DEA several months ago about a possible irrigation line you found in Cuyamaca State Park,” he continued. “I have ...

A walk on the boulevard beyond the race track

I went back to Tijuana last week to participate in a poetry reading at a small university. I say “back” because, from 1999 through 2007, I lived there pretty much full time. I still rent ...

Strange Musings, Awesome Humans, and Nonsense Spewing

Address: jannairons.com Author: Janna Irons From: Encinitas Blogging since: 2011 Post Title: Match.com, No Thanks. Post Date: August 12, 2011 Profile Translator “I’m looking for a woman who is loyal, honest, and genuine.” TRANSLATION: “I ...

Fries Included

At the eatin’-contest table, a gang of guys and gals chants, “Eat! Eat! Eat! Eat!”

"What’s that guy eating?” yells Carla. “It looks ginormous!” “Say what?” “I said…” We’re shouting at each other at the new Nicky Rottens place in Coronado. Carla wanted to meet here at the bay end ...

Now You Know: Room E

Dan Harumi (aka Room E), a 26-year-old Bay Area native, recently released his debut full-length, Penguin Child, which makes use of live and electronic sounds in what he calls a “dilettante-style instrumentation” — a pastiche ...

Cupid Has a Crossbow

Thursday 9First things first: get your Valentine’s Day datebook in order. Candy, flowers, dinner rezzies, whatever you do to woo, dude, lady dude, I suggest you get on it — Cupid’s got a crossbow.... A’ight. ...

Was 2011 the Year of the Sax?

By the end of last year, music journalists were tagging it the Year of the Sax. Why? Because Lady Gaga hired Clarence Clemons to play on “Born This Way.” But that’s not all: Odd Future ...

91NEXT!

The man who helped 91X regain its mojo, Garrett Capone, is leaving the station to work in artist development with the New York–based Crush Management company, which handles acts such as Train, Wavves, Gym Class ...

Basshenge

Burning Man is all about building rad things in the middle of nowhere, Nevada, partying in them for a week, and then dismantling or incinerating them at the end of the festival. It’s in this ...

You! Me! Dancing! Los Campesinos

The first time I heard the Los Campesinos song “By Your Hand,” I was shocked. I mean, this is a band with a reputation for being twee (all the members go by first names only, ...

Fed H-1B Visa Probes May Help American Engineers

American computer professionals who complain that they lose jobs or get lower pay because of imported tech workers may have reason to smile. Government regulators are cracking down on alleged fraud in worker visa programs. ...

Kehoe’s China Adventure

Democratic state senator Christine Kehoe, barred by term limits from running again for her seat, has continued to collect contributions for her so-called officeholder account, a means that state law sanctions to tap special interests ...

Movie Reviews: The Woman in Black, The Flowers of War, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

My first reaction to The Woman in Black was “all nerves, no heart.” But I have a weakness for the sort of nerve-stretching that the film employs. The sort that comes from a long shot ...

Clean and Safe Hires a Consultant

In 2009, a few downtown residents discovered that they, along with over 2600 other downtown property owners, had been overcharged by the property and business improvement district in which they lived. The assessment district, also ...

Get Out of Jail Free Cards

San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore is looking for a few good legal researchers to help the denizens of his jails throw off their chains. “The inmates’ right to conduct legal research has been determined ...

Dave Good Doubts the Features

The Features are indie rockers from Sparta, Tennessee, an eighth-grade startup born of small-town boredom. Coming of age in a cultural backwater of less than 5000 had its limitations, and a lot of the Features’ ...

Murdoch and Bren Contribute

Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Group gave $1000 to the reelection bid of liberal San Diego Democratic assemblywoman Toni Atkins on December 22. Meanwhile Orange County’s Irvine Company, owned by Republican billionaire Donald Bren, stepson of the ...

Mountain Palm Springs

Multiple palm groves offer hikers lots of shade

The best place to visit accessible desert palm groves in the southern Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is Mountain Palm Springs, found at the foot of the Tierra Blanca Mountains. Six oases with well-established trees provide ...

Now Is the Winter of Our Discontent

I have Dewey Not-His-Real-Name Pienkey on the phone. He’s a Nevada friend from olden days. Third generation, born and raised in Searchlight, a town of 550, an hour’s drive south of Vegas, known for the ...

Old-school in Wheeling, West Virginia

There was a time when Wheeling, West Virginia, had more millionaires per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. Once the capital of “newly restored” Virginia and the new state of West Virginia, it was ...

Classically Hip Grant Clarkson

“It’s almost impossible to make a living playing original music in San Diego, but there are other ways a player can make money,” says bassist Grant Clarkson. “Look at all the musical theater and opera ...

Letters

Welcome Back, Donna Thank you very much for printing the interview with Donna Frye on January 26 (“So San Diego,” Cover Story). I loved listening to what she had to say. I hadn’t heard from ...

When Is a Sardine a Sardine?

Hey Matt: There has been a question bugging me since I worked at the O.B. Pier bait shop years ago. Is there a breed of fish called a sardine, or are they called that only ...

DVD Favorites: Misfits, Dear Zachary, Liberty Heights

Hilary Andrews Student, San Diego State University If Heroes and Skins were combined into a single series, you’d get Misfits. Misfits is a British TV show about five delinquent social outcasts who become unlikely friends ...

Fletcher Hills Presbyterian Church

Membership: 310 Pastor: Kevin Womack Born: Melbourne, Florida Age: 40 Formation: Bethel Seminary, San Diego; Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada Ordained: 11 years San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to ...

Ready to Kill

A poem by Carl Sandburg

Ten minutes now I have been looking at this. I have gone by here before and wondered about it. This is a bronze memorial of a famous general Riding horseback with a flag and a ...

February 2 Crossword Contenders

L. Barling, El Cajon, 10. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 10. * Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. I like 12 year olds- I'm talking about Scotch Whiskey. Sherrie Stockdale, Vista, 10. Gayle Studer, Mission Valley, 10. Flo ...

February 2 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 9. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 9. Michael Fabonan, Chula vista, 9. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 9. * Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 9. Weekly winners have fun, while others ...

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