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Tased and Subdued, Throttled and Killed

It was March 2009 when the British-born siblings Gillian Ison and John Graham Watson met at Zermatt, a resort in the shadow of Switzerland’s Matterhorn. There, with family members, they indulged a passion for skiing: ...

Downtown Affordable Housing Project Likely to Languish for Lack of Funds

“The Atmosphere” low-income apartment complex planned for the long-abandoned Cortez “hole” site may not be built. The nonprofit Wakeland Housing & Development Corporation is the developer. Wakeland previously purchased the dirt-filled site, then resold it ...

Flux Capacitor

Post Title: Scenes from a Marriage: January Kill Post Date: January 24, 2012 I remember twenty-four. I remember young. I feel my husband’s mouth over mine, the kissing penetrating the light, the day, the night, ...

Angry Pizza Man

“I risked my own life to stop the crime and the criminal, and when it came time to get justice, I feel powerless against the DA’s office,” said pizza-shop owner Mychal Dourson.

Dourson’s bold moves to tackle and disarm a man who put a loaded handgun in his face during an attempted robbery made national news in February 2011. But Dourson said he is disappointed with a ...

Brad Lee: Loud and Clear

“You’ve caught me at a milestone in my life.” Meaning the ten-year anniversary of Loud and Clear Records? No, says label owner Brad Lee. “This is my second day in San Diego without a day ...

Dunwells Invade Belly Up

The Dunwells are the latest players in the emerging West London folk scene to come to America. When they play the Belly Up, it will be for the first time. The latest UK folk invasion ...

Martinis Above Fourth

American humorist James Thurber once said, “One martini is all right. Two are too many, and three are not enough.” While most of us instinctively know this to be true, there’s no better place to ...

Soho Coho

Recipe by Robert Ruiz, Executive Chef at Harney Sushi

When I was a student at the University of Hawaii and broke, a friend of mine had a nice job cooking and asked if I was any good in the kitchen, and I was, like, ...

It Was the Piano

In January Chuck Perrin pulled his Dizzy’s jazz series out of the San Diego Wine and Culinary Event Center in the Harbor Club Towers downtown. “I got a couple of days’ notice that the piano ...

Murder with Special Circumstances?

Hi Matt! I’ve noticed, since at least the first Gulf War, the flag patches on the uniforms of American soldiers are backwards. To me, that’s weird. What’s the story? Nobody I know can fill me ...

Leap Year, Baby

“After six years, we switched out some members and just lost momentum,” says Adam Gimbel of Rookie Card, who’ll play their first full RC set in four years at La Mesa’s Riviera Supper Club on ...

Chainsaw Pop

Thursday 23<br>From New Orleans, the “Ninth Ward’s torchiest torch singer,” Linnzi Zaorski, visits America’s finest this weekend. Zaorski is what Grampy would call a “blonde bombshell” because she’s got that movie-star style. With tats. The ...

Daley Ranch: Boulder Loop

Hike among dramatic granitic boulder displays and enjoy spectacular panoramic views near urban sprawl.

Distance from downtown San Diego: Allow one-hour driving time to Escondido. From I-15, exit east on El Norte Parkway. Turn left (north) on La Honda Drive. The parking area for the Daley Ranch is on ...

Scuba Lessons for Zonies

The Zonies are coming, the Zonies are coming! Friends of ours, actually, fleeing the heat of a Phoenix summer and looking to rent a house near the ocean. The first item on their agenda is ...

Carl Durant's Belgian Connection

During Belgian singer-songwriter Milow’s February residency at Hotel Cafe in Hollywood (which ends February 29), he performed at a February 9 pre-Grammy party at the Belgian consul’s residence in L.A., along with local singer/guitarist Carl ...

Movie Reviews: In Darkness, Chico & Rita, Rampart

Time to get out the good word a little early about In Darkness. It opens March 2, and serious, challenging movies such as this often have difficulty staying in theaters. It is no blockbuster, but ...

Can living near a major road be dangerous to your health?

As any urban dweller knows, all traffic is local. But what’s inside its dark spew, and how it affects people nearby, is a mystery. Two new air monitors coming to San Diego will help answer ...

Trilingual Rock

“I have one friend who straight up told me that if he can’t understand the lyrics he can’t get into our music,” says singer/songwriter/guitarist Pablo Garduno about the fact that some of the lyrics of ...

Gaming the System

Daniel K. Inouye gave $500 to the congressional reelection bid of Republican Brian Bilbray on October 19. But the donor is not the famous Democratic senator from Hawaii; it’s his son, who works for the ...

We Speak of Jeremy Lin

He’s been so everywhere, it’s hard to remember the lad has been under the big top for, as I write this, only 15 days. His first NBA game as a starter occurred on February 4, ...

Veronica Falls: Indie Pop Has Life

Veronica Falls is a London band whose debut single is a ghost story called “Found Love in a Graveyard.” On their first full-length release, they also feature songs titled “Misery,” “Bad Feeling,” and “Beachy Head,” ...

Coaster Train-Car Wraps Are a Train Wreck

Benjamin Tobias has ridden mass transit in major cities all over the world. In most of those places — London, Paris, New York — commuting in an urban area means riding underground in a dark, ...

Fat Claims, Fat Chance

A web of interrelated North County enterprises — known for high-pressure TV ads — professes its products will help you peel off body fat. But to conceal what it is doing, this group of purported ...

Vista Woman Admits Stealing Books From County Libraries

A Vista woman accused of stealing thousands of books from libraries around San Diego County pleaded guilty to one count of “commercial burglary” in the Vista courthouse on February 20. An investigation reportedly started last ...

Plaza de Panama Committee Lobbies City Hall

La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs has continued to pull out all the stops in his efforts to get his controversial parking and transportation plan for Balboa Park approved by the city council. As reported earlier, ...

Sheriff Seeks Supporters

San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore is looking for more than a few good women’s support garments to bolster the physiques of his (presumably) female prisoners, 2700 per year, to be exact. According to a ...

Letters

Salute From Sweden Thank you for bringing the Royal Rife story up to the media surface (“Royal Raymond Rife: Into the Micro-Beyond,” “Unforgettable,” February 16). Mankind needs his discoveries to be developed and available again. ...

Kung Fu

A poem by Joseph Millar

The children sit quietly on the grass, having untied the bell from the cat’s collar so he can stalk the night moth jagging past us in the dark, and I’m trying not to think about ...

The Scientific Facts About Cake

As one of the most devoted followings in modern music lost their collective shit upon Cake's emergence from the backstage curtain, the Sacramento band kicked things off with the molasses drip of "Sad Songs and ...

Congregation Dor Hadash

Denomination: Reconstructionist Membership: 125 families Pastor: Rabbi Yael Ridberg Age: 43 Born: Bridgeport, Conn. Formation: Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, Philadelphia, Penn. Years Ordained: 15 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? Rabbi ...

Arrow, by Heartless Bastards

For most of my adult life I have worked at record stores. One can only listen to the Beatles so many times (though I'm testing that statement everyday). So, with whim on my side I'll ...

February 16 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Jerry Noser, Bankers Hill, 12. Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 10. Michael Fabonan, Chula vista, 10. * Richard Hutchings, Santee, 10. Is an outpatient someone who faints ...

February 16 Brainstorm Contenders

* Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. I believe in monogamy, it's the best wood for bookcases. Conway Redding, La Mesa, 9. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 8. Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 8. Flo Abena, Rancho Pensquitas, 6. L ...

February 16 Crossword Contenders

L. Barling, El Cajon, 11. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 11. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 11. Sherrie Stockdale, Vista, 11. * Gayle Studer, Mission Valley, 11. I fell off a ladder and broke my teeht the trip ...

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