Content for Wednesday, February 27, 2013
- Padres drop a pair of split-squad games to the A's and the Rockies
- Retox to release YPLL via Epitaph Records
- Escondido man on trial for murder after head-on collision
- Interview with Phantom technical advisor Kenneth Sewell
- Peevey, supposed to be neutral, pushed secretly for Pio Pico
- Weiland booted from Stone Temple Pilots (again)
- Ninja III: The Domination coming to Blu-ray
- Toe The Line at Planet Rooth Design Haus
- Little Italy Waterfront happy hour: Free is good
- Fosse's Chicago: a post-view
- Boobgate 2013 continues: this time with actual quotes, and a defense from Roger Ebert!
- San Onofre shutdown costs now over $400 million
- County supervisors quietly assign selves lucrative board gigs
- Boobgate 2013: the boobs talk back
- Interview: Mike Tyson
- Managing bad beer and bad decisions
- SDGE still hopeful it will screw you
- Burglary ring broken up in Rainbow
- City appeals judge's decision to award former pension officials over $5 million in damages
- There's Culture brewing on Cedros
- San Diego schools superintendent announces retirement plan
- Next Door: wine for La Mesa
News & Stories
Daily rituals, interrupted
A middle-aged husband and middle-aged wife can’t find a good reason not to share the lengthy commute to work.
Police send him home in tow truck
An elderly man who police said has Alzheimer’s disease drove his car through the Tijuana River Valley Regional Park, up to the top of Spooner's Mesa, and became stranded in his white Honda just feet ...
Two V-22 Ospreys delay our guy in the sky
I was sitting in the engine warm-up area at the end of Gillespie Field's runway 27R at 10 a.m. on February 26, getting ready for takeoff on a flight to Camarillo. Four other planes were ...
Neighbors help track perp
An 80-minute search for a man who tried to force his way into a Carlsbad home on the 800 block of Ginger Avenue ended with his arrest on February 25. The search began around 5 ...
When the old folks talk about the ritual evening cocktail as “shooting the sunset gun,” they probably had the French 75 in mind. Stroll into the Saltbox any evening at the right time and manager ...
David’s phone buzzed on the table. He picked it up and smiled down at the screen. “What’s that?” I asked. “Oh, it’s Kik,” David said. “What? When did you join Kik? I thought you said ...
Ed kills by eating
Ed kills an oyster at Spike Africa’s, in the Gaslamp District. He also learns about Spike Africa, the man.
Performer/poet Jimmy Jazz publishes new edition of book titled Cadillac Tramps.
Kim Shattuck started the Muffs with Melanie Vammen in Los Angeles in 1991. They were fresh out of a metal-ish act called Pandora. In the next couple of years they would generate enough buzz as ...
B Side Players trombonist/Helix High associate music director Michael Benge tries to land Poncho Sanchez to do show with his students, but parents don’t want to enter into contract.
Linda Nevin was an editor and writer for the Reader for over 30 years. She wrote — as Matthew Alice — the Straight from the Hip column for over 20 years, until mid-2012. The following ...
4000 years and counting
Go, simultaneously the most simple and complex game ever.
jammingout.net launches after a delay; Doyle Thomas wants musicians to be able to find each other for impromptu jam sessions.
Heymatt: Please set the record straight. Back in the day, when gas prices first hit $2/gallon, Congress would have had to approve the increase. What happened to that law? There seems to be no need ...
Thursday 28The Wildbunch is back. And they “Wanna take you to a gay bar, gay bar, gay bar!” Sexy Trash act Electric Six plug in at Casbah Thursday night. This sextet kicks out the dance ...
This historic watering hole is a premier birding site in San Diego County.
San Diego Musical Theatre’s knock-out production of Bob Fosse’s Chicago must close Sunday, March 3. If you like your entertainment steamy, decadent — and all that jazz — then sprint, don’t just run, to the ...
A friend who saw it in Cannes apprised me of the situation: No was Pablo Larrain’s bid for commercialism. If using an old-fangled 1983 U-matic video camera to shoot a 2012 re-creation of the 1988 ...
Hi Matt: I was gazing at a full moon and a bunch of questions flooded my mind. How reflective is the surface of the moon? Does moonlight have a UV content? Would there be any ...
True tale of a journalist on the trail of a former young sci-fi writer who became a grizzled street person.
When the band formerly known as Short Eyes drops their Granado’s full-length on March 5 at the Belly Up, it’ll be the first show under their new name, North Beach, and one of their last ...
The financial squeeze (high costs, low pay) is worse for San Diego's young adults.
Heymatt: Here is one no one can answer: how to restart ink flowing in a ballpoint pen after non-use. This has everyone stumped, so if you can’t answer, that’s OK. — John, via email At ...
Democratic Lt. governor Gavin Newsom made some waves here just over a year ago when then–Jerry Sanders media handler Rachel Laing tweeted a link to a letter from Newsom to Milford Wayne Donaldson, advising the ...
No oysterphiles among these limousine liberals
San Diego seafood lovers may soon be paying more for their oysters since the Drakes Bay oyster farm in the Bay Area is being threatened with closure.
Officers cite woman for pilfering bottles and cans
I was sitting on my couch on a quiet, sunny morning in Ocean Beach on February 25, when the not-too-unusual sounds of police sirens made me get up to see what the ruckus was about. ...
Reports published after word came of ex–San Diego mayor Maureen O’Connor’s admission of stealing from her late husband’s foundation to feed a billion-dollar gambling compulsion had it that her game of choice was video poker, ...
An amateur Indian chef offers her recipe of rose-flavored crème brûlée.
Other People’s Money Your [Neal Obermeyer] political cartoon on page three of the February 21 issue is unclear. I know they’re talking about Petco Park and a billion dollars of other people’s money, but you ...