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Temporary TV Fame

Who’s crazy enough for reality TV?

Some San Diegans who have made it onto reality TV shows speak of the experience appreciatively but don’t seem to want to further their TV careers.

Ekco Metals procures permit to open recycling center in Grant Hill

To accept, sort, and ship materials

Despite an appeal of the permit for Ekco Metals International by the Southeastern San Diego Planning Group, the city council voted unanimously on Tuesday, February 12, to allow Ekco to run its recycling facility in ...

Katsuya's Pucker Up

When it comes to holidays, few lead to such controversy as Valentine’s Day. He thinks the day is only for her — she thinks it’s for both of them. Discussion ensues, shifts into a debate, ...

Jam session with the Kellys

Apricot jams, spreads, and preserves are trundled into the taste-test kitchen.

We're talkin' cavemen with Not So Fast food truckers

Ed has a meaty snack at the “Not So Fast” food truck, which specializes in paleo diet items.

North Park Leggings

Last night my dryer called it quits. We saw it coming. It had been making an alarming sound for weeks, a noise akin to a toddler shrieking. When I went to change out my clothes, ...

Lacey hates the 8

Name: Lacey Micheals Car: 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Do you like your car? I do! It’s small enough for an SUV and gas-economical because it’s a four-cylinder, but I have room to shove stuff in ...

Brother Walrus

Longtime San Diego DJ Rich “Brother” Robbin, back on the air at 105.7/The Walrus.

Cry Girls

Jane came rushing in like a gust of wind, disrupting the air in the room with her abrupt appearance. As usual, she managed to not miss any surface as she unloaded her many things — ...

Funeral ganja

Slightly Stoopid trumpeter/keyboardist Christofer “C-Money” Welter talks about his side band, Players Inc.

Wounded Warriors bike from Oceanside

A coastline ride after “being blown up”

Local representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project sponsored a group of 45 veterans in a 30-mile bike ride along Coast Highway 101 on February 9. Starting off at Buccaneer Beach in Oceanside, the riders were ...

Soccer crime syndicate doesn't pay...well

Europol has press conference to disclose extensive investigation that revealed widespread soccer-match fixing in the FIFA league.

Is San Diego bait for a nuclear attack?

Interview with Bobby Bray of Innerds, who has a series of shows booked on the outskirts of San Diego, his “pre-postapocalyptic” tour that suggests San Diego is a military target.

Bullfight at Sweetwater

Greenhorns mess with Square Head

Rodeo people christen bulls with colorful names. Country singer Tom Russell sang about East Texas Red. Chris LeDoux tells about Dust Devil Rage — there was a man killed by that bull in Jasper, Texas. ...

Cupid's got a quiver full of shows, San Diego, February 14–20

Thursday 14Happy Valentine’s Day, Crawler followers, Cupid’s got a quiver full of shows tonight, so read real quik and see what sticks: Brooklyn-based “art-rock installation paratroopers” Japanther’s at the Soda Bar with like-minded locals (read ...

There was port, and plenty of port

It was no doubt a tough job, but somebody at the Port of San Diego apparently had to do it. In this case, somebody was district board member Lee Burdick, who recently quit the port ...

The cliché-bashing Mouse on Mars

Does anybody remember Sparks? The brothers Mael launched that band in Los Angeles during the early 1970s, and while I don’t think they ever had what could be described as a big following, the memory ...

Underground burlesque

Interview with lounge singer David Patrone, who has teamed up with cabaret and burlesque dancers.

Gem of the Ocean docks in Old Town

“What good is freedom if you can’t do nothing with it?”

Shadow World: John Dies at the End

Title as spoiler alert?

In the interest of objectivity, I suppose I should start out by saying that it’s difficult for me to be objective about John Dies at the End. It hits too many buttons for me to ...

North Shore, Lake Hodges Dam

A walk to the Hodges Dam and back through coastal sage scrub habitat.

John Moores' house can be yours for $23 million

You could have a moat!

Former Padres owner John Moores’ Del Mar pad up for sale.

A roll up a gravity hill

Mattster: In my ’50s cruising days, after hitting Oscar’s Drive In on El Cajon Boulevard, one stop we would always make was at a “magnetic hill” where steel cans appeared to roll uphill. I believe ...

Sempra, always with the political dough

Lobbyists for Sempra Energy were kept busy during the last quarter of 2012, arranging a mass handout of political largesse to San Diego city council and mayoral candidates. Under the city’s ethics ordinance, the maximum ...

Convention center expansion would build into a glut

It stinks

Downtown overlords and labor want to rewrite federal, state, and local laws to build a Convention Center expansion into the teeth of a perfect storm.

Mission Bay turf wars

Park and Rec Department is not keen on cleats

San Diego’s Park & Rec Department continues with a crackdown on frisbee and soccer players who where rubber cleats at Ski Beach. Players say they don’t tear up the fields, that it’s a small number of people who complain.

Clairemont Mesa's spooky windowless, signless, addressless building

Heymatt: This has been bugging me for YEARS. There is a very mysterious, windowless, signless, addressless building in Clairemont Mesa. It has a high, barbed-wired fence around it and a key-card access gate, but no ...

Secretary of state's friend disbarred

Wade Sanders, the Navy veteran who served with U.S. Senator John Kerry during the Vietnam War and later played a prominent role in Kerry’s failed presidential campaign, has finally been disbarred from the practice of ...

A variety of letters

Red Asphalt in Order How can you in good conscience print such an incoherent and semiliterate piece (“My Life: Love and car crashes,” February 7 cover story), which all but celebrates reckless driving? The author ...

Elegy for Kenneth Koch

d. July 6, 2002 It seems too crazy, like one of your mad, funny poems, that you’re not with us anymore, not here to point out the thisness of things, like mountains, circuses, and fresh ...

"Peace"

Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour, And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping, With hand made sure, clear eye, and sharpened power, To turn, as swimmers into cleanness ...

February 7 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 2. Richard Barker, San Diego, 2. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 2. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 2. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 2. Martin Guillen, Oceanside, 2. Butch Hays, La Mesa, 2. Paula Henderson, ...

February 7 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 2. L. Barling, El Cajon, 2. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 2. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 2. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 2. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 2. Leslie Chase, Campo, 2. Joseph Ciprian, Little ...

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