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Curtain down on Reading Cinemas' 40-Foot Films series

No sooner had I finished praising Reading Cinemas and Jennifer Deering for their illustrious 40-Foot Films series do I check to see what films are on the January schedule. None. It's over. Finished. Kaput. Even ...

New home for Tokyo Sushi Loha

College Area sushi emporium louder than anywhere, undeserving of wild Yelp enthusiasm.

In the College area, Tokyo Sushi Loha (recently relocated to 6502 El Cajon Boulevard) is a powerhouse. The place used to do slamming business out of strip mall, but the owners managed to finagle the ...

Film idea: Press junket with three fallen titans

So, over at Mr. Marks' Wolf of Wall Street review, the conversation has turned, as it does, to "Whatever happened to Robert De Niro?" For the longest time, my answer to that question has been, ...

Halt! Temecula Police Department! Just kidding.

Mostly teens order victims from cars, facedown onto pavement

A group of teenagers and a young adult who pretended to be police officers — ordering people out of their cars and onto the ground — were arrested December 27 after a tipster informed police ...

Adiós, zonkeys?

Animal activists want Tijuana's "zebras" replaced with statues

Tijuana's famed zonkeys — donkeys painted to look like zebras — would be permanently retired and replaced by fiberglass replicas if an international animal-rights organization gets its way. In recent years, the zonkeys have fallen ...

Chula Vista resident files class action lawsuit against Target for network breach

One San Diego resident has taken aim against big-box retailer Target and the retailer's recent admission that their credit card database had been compromised, revealing the credit card and pin numbers for nearly 40 million ...

"The Last Time" for Exile on Kettner?

At first glance, the three-page set list that Mario Escovedo and friends followed during their annual “Exile on Kettner” show looked like little more than an intimidating list of randomly assorted Rolling Stones songs. But ...

FAA passes over San Diego as drone-testing site

Protesters celebrate near General Atomics' Poway facility

Turnout was sparse on Thursday afternoon, January 2, at a rally organized by San Diego Veterans for Peace to celebrate a decision by the Federal Aviation Administration not to use the skies over San Diego ...

Gifts that keep on giving to San Diego pols

Del Mar track and Bridgepoint Education listed among top gift givers to California legislators.

A self-styled legislative watchdog group is out with a report on the array of gifts given California's elected officials that spotlights the largesse received by San Diego politicos. Entitled Gifts, Influence, and Power, A Report ...

The Year in Review: But What About?

The trouble with Years in Review: over 300 shows and very few words to sum them up. What, just for instance, about Moxie and Mo'olelo Performing Art’s wonderful co-production of The Bluest Eye? An adaptation ...

Frederick Hengl’s death in holding cell declared "natural"

Husband who reportedly cooked wife was in poor health

Frederick Joseph Hengl, 69, accused of killing his wife and cooking parts of her on the stovetop in their Oceanside home, died in a “natural” manner, according to the county medical examiner. Hengl was found ...

It's Alive, by La Luz

Hailing from Seattle, all-girl surf-rock group La Luz conjures images of Washington fog with Dick Dale–era inspirations. The quartet’s debut, It’s Alive, shows off their ability to work the tricks of different eras into their ...

Suspect sought in El Cajon fast-food holdups

Considered armed and dangerous

Police in El Cajon are asking for assistance in identifying a man they believe to be tied to at least two fast-food robberies in recent days. On Monday, December 30, a suspect described in a ...

Wizards, Horses, and Weisses: Local bands worth watching in 2014

Most recent pages added to the Local Music Database

While adding new and old ensembles to the Local Music Database (now containing over 3,700 band pages), we’ve come across some interesting new groups worth watching in 2014, Here are the top picks, followed by ...

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