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Hard to breathe in Barrio Logan

No puedo respirar

Barrio Logan’s mixture of residential and industrial use has taken its toll on the citizenry, who have higher rates of asthma than people in other San Diego neighborhoods.

False report of gunfire at Tijuana kindergarten

Trampled child loses eye during panic

Several youngsters were injured — one seriously enough to require hospitalization — when false reports of imminent gunfire outside a Tijuana kindergarten caused parents, teachers, and children to run for cover. The incident occurred at ...

100-pound turtle saved from San Felipe fish market

Anonymous tip leads to arrest of three fishermen

According to a few Baja newspapers, a large loggerhead sea turtle — weighing over 100 pounds and measuring about 96 inches in length and 66 inches in width — was saved from certain demise by ...

Brandon Madrid and his art guitars

North Park artist turns vintage objects into guitars, but he also builds high-end instruments worthy of art galleries.

Secret sushi society?

Ed stumbles upon Sushi on a Roll, gets an education — for example, eat sushi with your fingers, not chopsticks. And by all means, don’t stab sushi with chopsticks (bad luck).

DJ/engineer buys run-down North Park building

Yeah, it’s got high, open-beam ceilings

Nestled between URBN Coal Fired Pizza and the empty old F.W. Woolworth building in North Park sits a building that last housed the Windmill Thrift Shop. After it closed, the structure, owned by a Los ...

Pepperin' O'side

The Hawaiian transplants in Pepper describe their beginnings in North County, where they moved about four years ago from Hawaii.

The Material on harsh realities and silver linings

Interview with the Material, a San Diego band that started about five years ago and is often compared to Paramore due to their rock sound and frontwoman.

Great White Buffalo roams into town

What is it about Great White Buffalo? It’s the kind of music that acts like the perfect tonic for rabid politics and sour television news. GWB is an L.A.-based indie band that is very much ...

Louis A. Stelzer County Park Trails

Hike from a tree-shaded riparian area to a mountain peak

The varied topography and ecosystems of Louis A. Stelzer County Park make this 420-acre reserve a delight to visit. It is situated along Wildcat Canyon Creek and includes the rocky hillsides, ridgeline, and a peak ...

San Diego national champions

Not all San Diego competitors are failures! A rundown of teams that have posted winning seasons.

The 10th most expensive home in La Jolla

Just one pool? Sorry, this one comes with two.

15 properties in La Jolla's 92037 zip code are currently offered for sale at a list price of $10 million or higher.

Blogger vs. behemoths

Blogger Maura Larkins goes to court against Stutz Artiano Shinoff & Holtz, which represents the San Diego County Office of Education. They say she’s damaged their reputation.

Hip-hop shop opens in downtown Vista

Vista's fertile ground

Darrell Waterman remembers the names of the local hip-hop artists who drove a healthy local hip-hop scene when he was in high school (Oceanside’s El Camino, class of 2002). “The old-school cats that inspired me ...

Band ch-ch-ch-changes

Band lineup changes are as common as busted guitar strings, but several local ensembles have undergone nearly complete personnel changeovers. “The entire band was fired by the singer who founded the band,” says Subliminal Trip ...

Toxic Fairy

Jenny, my wittiest sister, recently discovered a new app for her iPhone that has made group-texting with my sisters far more interesting. Though Heather and I benefit from the potentially endless supply of hilarity, the ...

Water independence at all costs

San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District continue to clash. UCSD political science professor Steve Erie says consumers are the losers.

About the Reader

Be Grateful, Lady Thank you, Ms. Mitchell, for a very well-written article about your dad (“God, Country, and My Dad,” June 20 cover story). Be thankful, in whatever way you choose to do that, because ...

Cures for the summertime greens

Get the green out of pool-soaked blond hair

My towheads have turned into toads. My daughters’ hair, once so golden, has gone green from too many hours in the pool. And the standard stuff at Target and Walmart didn’t get the job done. ...

Rushing Wind Ministries

Pastor Fred Zariczny concentrates on the the least, the lost, and the last.

Hell will not be a big party where we all run around naked.

Paul Simon

Such a brave generation. We marched onto the streets in our T-shirts and jeans, holding the hand of the stranger next to us with a trust I can’t summon now, our voices raised in song. ...

Everything is my fault

Math reassures in a Down syndrome wilderness

A Down syndrome boy seeks reassurance from his dad, a veritable mathematician with tons of guilt.

June 20 Crossword Contenders

Sue Janisch, Valley Center, 10. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 9. L. Barling, El Cajon, 9. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 9. Leslie Chase, Campo, 9. David Christie, Cardiff, 9. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Thomas Diehl, Escondido, ...

June 20 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 9. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 9. Butch Hays, La Mesa, 9. Hiroshi Miyazaki, Normal Heights, 9. Jim Piburn, Point Loma, 9. Michael Rewa, Allied Gardens, 9. Lily Sun, Carmel Valley, 9. ...

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