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Shame: Few visit women prisoners

Ladies in lockup

You meet some of the best people in prison.

Agua Hedionda Lagoon hosts paddle for injured athlete

Stand-up board modified for wheelchair

On Saturday, April 6, in what was likely a first, Kealoha Dime paddled on Agua Hedionda Lagoon using a modified stand-up paddleboard. The invention of Kawika (David Watt) from Carlsbad Surf Adventures came about after ...

Carlsbad desalination plant pipeline installation proceeds

Part of Las Flores Drive closed for a week

Due to the Carlsbad Desalination Project, Las Flores Drive, between Grand Avenue and Mirada Drive in San Marcos, will be closed for a week. KSD Construction manager Brendan Slagle said the closure is related to ...

The ups and downs of garage doors

"Darn it, Patrick, this is suburbia!” I complained. “I am not about to put barn doors on the shed in our front yard!” Patrick has been trying to cut costs — he’s already embarrassed to ...

The State, Resurrect Dead

The State: The Complete Series has been out for a while, but it’s still one of my favorites. The mid-’90s MTV sketch comedy series is complete in one DVD set. Some of the sketches may ...

Plagues and Pleasures, Fur

I’ve derived much inspiration from both John Waters and the desert region outside of San Diego, so I was thrilled to discover Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea. Narrated by Waters, it offers an ...

East of Sweden

A great little indie-rock band with a strange name that had a cello-playing drummer last year. I had a chance to talk to Jeffrey O’Brien about both. The cello thing, he explained, was for their ...

Hip to shop

“What did they used to call that, the kind of music that used to be playing in supermarkets?” Well, whatever the proper term is, Ex-Dragon frontman Mario Escovedo says that’s a new direction Requiemme, his ...

Bury the past with an axe

On May 28, Finding the Sacred Heart — Live in Philly, 1986 will be released for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. The concert was filmed at the Spectrum in Philadelphia during the second ...

Hip-hop Bunny

O.B. resident rapper James Deans, aka Destructo Bunny, spends much of his time these days booking hip-hop shows in San Diego and his hometown of Merced. In San Diego, he has arranged shows at Anthology, ...

End of things behind enemy lines

In the crosshairs of history, part threeYP-289 goes to war Hurry up and wait. San Diego’s tuna clippers conscripted for World War II saw far more downtime than action. Like the much larger Liberty ships ...

Inner Pasture view via Moonlight Canyon

Hike to a viewpoint overlooking an area where Indians once lived and enjoy the silence and isolation.

Seven Psychopaths, Idiocracy

What makes Idiocracy so funny is how clearly you can see the future of our society in it. It is sad, depressing, and scary how close we are to reaching the level of stupidity depicted ...

Fuzzy wuz a band

“We started a new project called Freak the Mighty with a new rhythm section when we got off the road last October,” says guitarist Adam Baez of the now-defunct Fuzz-Huzzi, which was already splintering before ...

We run the night

Run. Eat. Sleep? Repeat

There’s a run coming up next week. Post time is Friday, April 19, 5:30 a.m., Huntington Beach State Park, read 25 miles down the coast from Long Beach. The race ends Saturday at 8:00 p.m. ...

Menless

My sisters and I stared at the illustrations on the side of the box, and passed the deceptively light metal tank around as we each took our turn trying to make it work. “Careful, it ...

How much chicken is actually in chicken noodle soup

Heymatt: As a kid, I ate plenty of cans of chicken noodle soup and liked it. However, I could not help but notice the very few pieces, well, tiny pieces, okay, microscopic particles of what ...

Of Prop 8 and Filipinos

San Diego’s Republican Party outraised its Democratic rivals during the month of February by a hefty margin, recent disclosures show. The GOP took in $28,512, its monthly federal campaign report says. Democrats got just $8485. ...

Shut up, racist

Black in blue

Television veteran Chadwick Boseman gives a fine, canny performance in 42 as Jackie Robinson, the man who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Well, except for when he talks ...

Who profits from movie theater ticket sales

Hi Matt, Like most people, I have been going to see movies since I was a kid. I even remember the newsreels that were at the theaters on military bases where we were stationed. But ...

Port's fishy business

At least ten unidentified employees at the port of San Diego were each given a ticket last month worth $150 to the “Sustainable Seafood Gala 2013” thrown by the San Diego Oceans Foundation. The free ...

Mysterious yellow powder on recycling bin

Heymatt: I’ve noticed a yellow powder accumulating on the blue recycling bins in various parts of the city. What is it? I haven’t seen it on the black trash cans. — Observer, via email I ...

Men are lousy lovers

Apricus, Innovus tackle bedroom disorders

Do females suffer from sexual dysfunction or are men unskillful in bed?

Educating Lara

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., the controversial San Diego–based private school operator, continues to spread around political cash. According to a recent disclosure posted online by the California Fair Political Practices Commission, the firm gave $5000 on ...

Final Letter to his Beloved Daughter Margaret Roper

That you fear your own frailty, Marget [sic], nothing misliketh me. God give us both twain the grace of our own self, and whole to depend and hang upon the hope and strength of God. ...

You gotta know when to hold 'em

Gamblers Don’t Always Win Re “Apartments Unwelcome.” Thirteen years ago, Mr. London tried to get the zoning of parcels of land he purchased at Lemon Avenue and Bancroft Drive changed from Suburban-Residential to Commercial. He ...

My Daughter’s Wedding

It began with light lute music in the high parlor of an old Victorian house in Santa Cruz, Alice dressed in luminescent white, carrying a bouquet of carnations and roses, a garland of baby’s breath ...

April 4 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 10. Richard Barker, San Diego, 10. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 10. Martin Guillen, Oceanside, 10. * Butch Hays, La Mesa, 10. Vincent ...

April 4 Crossword Contenders

L. Barling, El Cajon, 10. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 10. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 10. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 10. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 10. Leslie Chase, Campo, 10. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 10. Maria Coda, ...

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