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News & Stories

The Kennedy assassination's last insider

Jack Ruby's La Jolla rabbi

According to his rabbi, Jack Ruby was visited in jail after the shooting of Oswald by Joe Campisi, an Italian restaurant owner.

In the San Diego clubs Monday–Wednesday, November 25–27

Monday 25From Denver in Colorado, traveling troubadour A. Tom Collins hits Soda Bar with Stick & Poke, “a boozy, moody record of stomp-and-wrangle-worthy anthems for the Now Times.” According to the barsite, Collins is a ...

UC hospital workers strike

In protest of "a coordinated campaign of illegal intimidation and harassment"

Thousands of workers at University of California hospitals walked off the job Wednesday, November 20, protesting what they claim are unfair labor practices. Three San Diego locations were targeted in the one-day strike. Leaders of ...

Record-release roundup

Prog-influenced electronic trio Hanging From the Rafters will play their debut album Box of Songs at the release party slated for Wednesday, November 27, at Tin Can Ale House in Bankers Hill. “All the songs ...

Interview with Bruno Gunn and Meta Golding, the actors who play Brutus and Enobaria in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Capitol is the villain

The stakes-raising gambit that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire plays in order to surpass the original Hunger Games is this: after Katniss's rebel-tinged victory in the 74th Games, President Snow decides to make the 75th ...

SDG&E to refund customers over San Onofre shutdown?

"Unsound decision-making process" in aftermath of radiation leak

San Diego Gas & Electric customers are due a refund as a result of the premature failure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, says an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. ...

Swim a little deeper at the Merrow

Hillcrest’s Ruby Room transforms into the Merrow -- a Gaelic-influenced bar with a nautical theme. You’ll figure it out. Start at the bar.

San Diego's economic recovery lags state, nation

Big reason: Defense expenditures have softened since 2010

Since the bottom of the Great Recession in 2009, and through 2012, San Diego's gross domestic product, or total output of goods and services, has grown only 4.5 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for Caifornia ...

Happy medium

Jenifer Whisper says she channels new songs from dead composers such as George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Jimi Hendrix. At least one musicologist suggests the claim is not true.

San Diego's political scum no match for the real thing

City seeks contractor with “Scum Haul Contingency Plan”

The just-concluded primary race for San Diego mayor may have seemed dirty to some, but no apparent match for the processed sewage kicked out each year by the city's Point Loma Wastewater Treatment plant. Just ...

In the San Diego clubs Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24

Saturday 23After an appearance at ATP’s flipside festival I’ll Be Your Mirror in May (at an English palace with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!), San Diego grindcore quartet the Locust are still airborne and swarm Porter’s ...

Hooked on Vanda

Venus in Fur at the San Diego Rep

“Most women who are 24 these days sound like 6-year-olds on helium.”

Fatty, hot, tender

Ed corners the New York on Rye food truck. They can’t leave until he pushes a big sandwich into his face.

Trumpeter C-Money talks Batman, public office, and vodka and grape juice

Social music.

“Why not let the good news be heard just as much as we freak out about whatever witch-hunt the media is onto today?”

Old Banner Road, Julian

Explore San Diego’s backcountry history on this hike.

Julian’s Old Banner Road, now a hiking trail, starts in a suburban-like setting among Coulter pines and black oaks and descends through lush chaparral, providing a chance to explore a fascinating bit of San Diego’s ...

Cow-eye juice calamity

“Can you talk for a minute? Something horrible happened to me yesterday.” Jane didn’t bother to identify herself; she didn’t need to. My bleary eyes had easily made out the familiar image of her face ...

Under water at UCSD

It took a bit longer than expected, but over the summer the University of California announced it had finally found someone to take control of the venerable Scripps Institution of Oceanography from controversial Australian Tony ...

In the San Diego clubs Thursday & Friday, November 21 & 22

Thursday 21What do you get when you fLUF up your Olivelawn with Trumans Water? Yuh-huh, Octa#Grape. The blown-cone quartet is about as dissonant as a band can be and still sing and bring the hook. ...

Juan’s political tripping

Speaking of Barona, this summer the tribe’s resort was the scene of a “fundraising dinner and golf event” for the 2014 re-election committee of Congressman Juan Vargas. According to the invitation, Vargas patrons kicked in ...

Meet Booze Brothers Brewing Company

Suds-making siblings’ Vista brewery in soft open stage

The family that brews together, stays together. OK, that’s not a real adage, so I can’t confirm if it’s true, but I can say that brothers that brew together, go pro together—at least in the ...

Barista sues downtown Starbucks for age discrimination

Manager allegedly slighted 58-year-old woman over gray hair and more

A 58-year-old barista who worked at the Starbucks located at 511 F Street says she was roasted by former managers for being too old for her job. On Monday, November 18, the barista, Mary McLain, ...

Lady Catarina has a new name

Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei and two accomplices were charged with attempting to defraud investors by claiming to be connected to the Guggenheim family as they tried to make multimillion- and billion-dollar deals for diamonds, gold, oil, and works of art. Last year she pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor and got two years of probation. Now she has changed her name, but has she changed her ways?

Barona birthday fun

The Barona Band of Mission Indians, which runs a big casino, golf course, and resort in East County, usually spends at least five figures every three months on its contract lobbyist, Sacramento’s Onate Group, which ...

Improvisational DJs

Thievery Corporation drummer Congo Sanchez talks about his solo work and the compilation he worked on with Sector 9 skateboard manufacturer Garrett Meister.

Threshold, Part 2

Urban parklets, iPad minis, 144 square feet of living space — local architects point out how cool it is to go micro.

You'll love the Limousines

“We got together over the internet.” This is taken from the Limousines’ self-penned backstory on their Kickstarter page. The Limousines are two guys: Giovanni Giusti and Eric Victorino. The virtual meeting took place while Victorino ...

old age does not happen slowly

Old age does not happen slowly but all at once, in the head. The body takes its time getting there, but the mind, clinging to youth flashes suddenly — behaving as if it were still ...

Letters and replies

Incomplete Tattoo Regarding Tattoo You, I feel as if the contest winners for any contest should meet the minimum requirements. What do you think? Rob National City We accept any submission that has some requirements ...

November 14 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Marcia Smith, San Diego, 10. Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 6. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 6. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 6. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 6. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 6. Butch Hays, La Mesa, 6. Paula Henderson, ...

November 14 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 6. L. Barling, El Cajon, 6. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 6. Bob Carlson, Serra Mesa, 6. Leslie Chase, Campo, 6. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 6. Allan Dorfman, Del ...