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My Bookie Says "Meet Me at Arby's"

Tony McCoy found his bookie through a friend of a friend. It was October 2011, four weeks into football season. He’d spent all of last season testing a new betting system he’d created, and it ...

On The Strip: Las Vegas, Nevada

I don’t get it. I’m an avid people-watcher. But I’ve never been a Las Vegas fan. Seems contradictory, right? So when a friend of mine announced a birthday weekend in Vegas, I decided to give ...

Charges Filed Against Current and Former Sweetwater Union HS District Officials

Two press conferences were held today pertaining to charges against current and former members of the Sweetwater Union High School District. At 10:00 a.m., district attorney Bonnie Dumanis announced that charges were filed against five ...

We're Here For Mrs. Doe

It was toward the end of my shift. I remember because I gauge the time of day by what type of hungry I am. When I wake up, it is milk on my Special K ...

Oyster Stuffing

Recipe by Nick Shinton, Chef, Truluck’s I was introduced to the healing powers of food at an early age. My mom was a nurse and she got me a job in the hospital kitchen. There ...

Champion Chew

“When you look in a gecko’s ear, you can see clear out the other side. True or [not]?”

"More people worldwide are killed by donkeys than die in plane crashes every year. True, or shit?” Tom’s standing on the stage where the band Napoleon Complex will be playing later tonight. This is Wednesday ...

Record-Release Roundup

The release party for A Scribe Amidst the Lions’ new split seven-inch happens at the Casbah on Saturday, January 7. “The other band is Sour Soul from Mexico City,” says lead Scriber Kris Towne. “We’re ...

We Are Stars: Subsurfer

“We call our music ‘grit pop,’” says Subsurfer bassist/singer Deric Fernandez. “Really gritty with a pop sensibility.” After making their live debut in January 2011 at 710 Beach Club in PB, they released their debut ...

Buddy Blue Reunion

Who’s in the Buddy Blue Reunion Band? All of the original players, says Joe Dyke, aka Sweetlips Mysterioso — with the exception of Blue himself, who died in 2006. “We try to get as many ...

A Dozen Roses: The Best Movies of 2011

A regular Top Ten feels skimpy for 2011. It was a good year at the movies, if you knew where to look. I offer 12 roses, some laurels, and a weed patch. Roses 1) Buck. ...

The Source of All Math Rock

“There seems to be a lot of freaks here,” according to guitarist/vocalist of Dead Animal Mod, Aaron Legrow. It appears San Diego’s reputation of being a garage-pop mecca has evolved to include genres yet to ...

Future Sounds of San Diego

“Living in San Diego, you hear that there is no scene here, that there is nothing going on,” says musician and freelance graphic designer Miguel “Miguex” Vega, who recently compiled a glimpse of the local ...

Ghost Mountain

Visit poet/author/artist Marshal South’s adobe ruins on a desert mountaintop.

A rugged one-mile trail up the Ghost Mountain ridge leads to Yaquitepec (elev. 3215 feet), the ruins of an adobe home built by poet/author/artist Marshal South and his wife Tanya on top of waterless Ghost ...

The Young, A Mysterious Young Band

The internet makes it easy to find new bands...maybe too easy. It’s hard to feel the thrill of discovery and connection with a new band when you can come across 50 new bands a day ...

Punk Club Gigolo

Thursday 5“We can always blame it on the weather” may not resonate in sunny San Diego, but when the husky-voiced neo-soul vocalist and master bassist Meshell Ndegeocello delivers the lyric, you will nod along. Ndegeocello ...

"I Promise" Benefit Show

“San Diego is such a volatile music scene,” says Jesse Kranzler, an organizer of the three-day “I Promise” Che Café benefit show. “One venue or group of bands usually keeps it going, especially in the ...

Over, Under, Through

In about ten seconds, often less, she became the person she portrayed.

The Old Globe staged Tracy Lett’s August: Osage County and did a masterful job. Also at the Globe, Adrian Noble turned Shakespeare’s The Tempest into a musical with “wood notes wild.” The La Jolla Playhouse ...

One Last Piece of Mail at Las Colinas

Marion M. Lopez was picked up on a warrant sweep on February 23, 2011, and found herself in Las Colinas women’s detention facility in Santee. It was the 42-year-old’s third time in jail. On the ...

The San Diego Foundation's $400,000 Man

Last month the San Diego Foundation had a big success on its hands when the $275,000 in matching funds it put up for its “giveBIG” event resulted in more than $2 million worth of contributions ...

Gone Fishing with Darrell Issa

As GOP congressman Darrell Issa’s seniority, power, and influence have grown in Washington, so has the bank account of his leadership political action committee, “Invest in a Strong and Secure America—ISSA PAC.” According to its ...

Snug and Smug at the Hotel Del

Gary Aguirre heads a San Diego law firm that since February has specialized in representing whistle-blowers, those who blow the whistle on financial fraud — often inside the companies they work for — and government ...

Gay Right

Union-Tribune owner Doug Manchester is famous for his financial contributions to Proposition 8, 2008’s successful ballot drive to overturn same-sex marriage in California. Not so well remembered is his backing of GOProud, a Washington, D.C., ...

Letters

Bicycle Bozos I would just like to comment on the cover story in the December 29 Reader, “Start at the Oceanside Pier. Stop in 3000 Miles.” I’ve noticed bicycle races — I guess mostly European ...

New Year's Eve at the Lafayette

New Year's Eve festivities at the Lafayette Hotel drew an interesting mix of guys who never wear suits wearing suits and femme fatales in arch-destroying heels. The condensed heat of the Lafayette Room was the ...

Conatus, by Zola Jesus

Born Nika Roza Danilova, Russian-American singer/songwriter Zola Jesus issued two EPs in 2010 that created a buzz around the young artist. In 2011, Zola Jesus compiled the stylistically impressive full-length Conatus, which ranges from synth ...

San Diego: Dialed In

Title: San Diego:Dialed In Address: sddialedin.com Author: Rosemary Bystrak From: Kensington Blogging since: 2003 From Twitter, December 24, 2011: Two paychecks haven’t come. Spending the last $5 to my name with @kenclubtuesday. Yay, freelance! Yes! ...

Reluctance

A poem by Robert Frost

Out through the fields and the woods And over the walls I have wended; I have climbed the hills of view And looked at the world and descended; I have come by the highway home, ...

December 29 Crossword Contenders

Flo Abena, Rancho Penasquitos, 4. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 4. L. Barling, El Cajon, 4. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 4. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 4. Leslie Chase, Campo, 4. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 4. Carolyn Clark, Lakeside, ...

December 29 Brainstorm Contenders

Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 4. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 4. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 3. Ai Goodwin, San Diego, 3. Conway Redding, La Mesa, 3. Flo Abena, Rancho Pensquitas, 2. L Barling, El Cajon, 2. Mike Barry, ...

December 29 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Susan Avery, Escondido, 4. Carl Baltrunas, Milpitas, 4. Felix E Charfaurs, San Diego , 4. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 4. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 4. Michael Fabonan, Chula vista, 4. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 4. ...

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