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Feel sorry for Donald Sterling?

Don't worry. Financially, he'll be all right.

The National Basketball Association has banned Donald Sterling, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, for life. Sterling was done in by racist remarks. If three-fourths of the league's team owners agree, Sterling will be forced ...

Ju-u-ust a bit outside

Meet Padre Joe and the Foul Balls. That’s the name of the band that played outside Petco Park on opening day disguised as friars. “We’ve been hired by the Padres to play before the games ...

SD-Carlsbad particle pollution among nation’s worst

But the neighbors are doing worse, says annual report card

"California is making real and steady progress in the fight for clean air," says the American Lung Association's California chair Marsha Ramos, who spoke with media on April 29 in anticipation of the group releasing ...

The Annette Funicello of cocktails

A perfect companion to SoCal clambakes or a beach blanket in Baja, it also harkens to the warmth and whitewashed villas of the Amalfi Coast. That’s the Roman Pipeline. This Annette Funicello of cocktails, according ...

Giant, vinyl sac of uncoolness

Dear Hipster: I was thinking about getting a waterbed. Is that cool? — Bob Will you not get a waterbed without the okay from yours truly? I would love to wield such absolute control over ...

Only beginning to express its potential

Teorema takes its place in the burgeoning Baja beer scene.

Behind a nondescript door next to the new TJINCHINA gallery and down a long hallway, the first batches of Tijuana’s greenest microbrewery are bubbling up in small, stainless steel tanks. “When I started at Beer ...

Capture your rain

Spooked by the water bill? Here’re solutions.

I have no idea how I ended up with a $600 water bill, but it spooked me to the point where I was hesitant to put in a garden this year. Then I saw my ...

Performance anxiety and the mob

The mysterious owners of the Las Vegas–based Cheetahs strip joint in Kearny Mesa have opened a new legal front in federal court against San Diego police, claiming that raids by the cops have been illegally ...

Jackass Journalism

Thoughts and voicemails from our readers.

Outrageous and Wonderful I’m a teacher/artist and I’ve lived in Mexico for 20 years. I’ve just come up recently for health reasons. When I come up, the Reader is the first magazine I get, and ...

Cinco Mysterioso and soaking in the Sixties

San Diego club dates Sunday, May 4, through Wednesday, May 7

Sunday 4The Bad Plus will teach the new jazz math at the Loft at UCSD. The Minneapolis three-piece is best know for turning pop and classic rock into bop. Their reimaginings know no limits, as ...

There was no scene here

Mexico City has always been a magnet. Post-Toltec Nahua tribes gravitated there to live along the shores of the now-drained Lake Texcoco. The Aztecs then claimed it as their promised land and the center of ...

Country clubbin’

“It had become too macho and hyper-misogynistic and just seemed like it was more about who could be the toughest in the pit while having the cutest haircut and who could hate their ex-girlfriend the ...

Atomic Dog, Radioactivity, Over-Gain Optimal Death

...and the 4-1-1 on all kinds of music fun

Thursday 1“Tear the roof off the sucker!” The brassy mothership blasts off at House of Blues Thursday night as far-out bandleader George Clinton and his funky bunch, Parliament Funkadelic, take the downtown stage for a ...

George Clinton, the elder funkster

William Collins, the bassist, once told an interviewer about the time he arrived at George Clinton’s house to audition for Parliament Funkadelic. He described a situation more suited to the Addams Family. The front room ...

Escape the elephant graveyard

The search for unsocial media

Dear Hipster: Now that Facebook has become the elephant graveyard of boomers searching for their lost youth, and Reddit and Imgur are full of trolls and creepers looking for a joke of the day, where ...

Movement, pressure, and force

Geologic processes at work in the Narrows Earth Trail and Quartz Vein Wash

The Narrows Earth Trail, located at the “Narrows” where San Felipe Creek turns abruptly northeast just east of the junction with Pinyon Wash, is the perfect place to observe geology and earth movement in action. ...

Record-release roundup

SDMA Best World Music winners Tribal Seeds will launch Representing on May 2 at SDSU’s Open Air Theatre, before spending the summer on tour with New Kingston. Folk-pop duo the Lovebirds recently signed with Big ...

Peoria’s a long way from Petco Park

Superfan, this story is for you.

Thomas Anthony Medica stood in the clubhouse, belly full of breakfast, dressing out as he had done every morning since camp opened. In an hour, there would be a brief meeting as there always was ...

No pot in Rachel’s lobby

Rachel Laing, the ex-media handler for GOP mayor Jerry Sanders who later went to work for political consultant Tom Shepard only to quit during the sexual harassment scandal of his top client, fallen Democratic mayor ...

I support them and give them food...

One NBA owner will watch the playoffs from the doghouse.

It hasn’t always been about glamor, fame, women, and good works for Donald Sterling, owner and, may I add, benefactor to the Los Angeles Clippers as well as a patron to all people of color ...

This is heartbreaking

SRH founder Kevin Zinger started connecting with the action-sports crowd in 1991 by selling T-shirts and caps at local shows by Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Pennywise, NOFX, 311, and Korn. This Saturday’s SRH Fest at the ...

There is a role that each person is uniquely designed by God to fulfill

It’s not a matter of paying back, says Pastor Brown.

Membership: 2700 Pastor: Craig Brown Age: 46 Born: Long Beach Formation: Biola University, La Mirada; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 21 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach? Pastor ...

Cardiff is the new Del Mar? Says who?

Cardiff-by-the Sea was named for Cardiff, Wales; Del Mar was originally built to resemble an old English Village. But is the British connection where the similarity ends for these two North County beach towns? Realtors ...

Base Details

If I were fierce, and bald, and short of breath, I’d live with scarlet Majors at the Base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death. You’d see me with my puffy petulant face, ...

Cheeky, handsome, and future Ivy League

Gaga, goo-goo

Post Title: Looking for Miss Right Post Date: March 20, 2014 Male, English-American, almost one year old, looking for love. Cheeky, handsome, and future Ivy League–educated boy seeks a mischievous young girl with high energy ...

Horning in

The race by Republican county supervisor Bill Horn to hold on to his seat against a challenge by Oceanside mayor Jim Wood is off with a financial bang, with backers of both sides lining up ...

April 24 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 5. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 5. L. Barling, El Cajon, 5. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 5. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 5. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 5. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 5. Mark Burton, San ...

April 24 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Tony Abboud, Coronado, 5. Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 5. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 5. Tom Burgeson, San Diego, 5. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 5. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 5. Paula Davis, Spring Valley, 5. Patrick Driscoll, ...

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