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When the weather isn’t enough to keep you here

Can’t stay. Can’t stay away.

San Diego's income: 12.3% above the nation's average. San Diego's cost of living: 29.2% higher than the nation's average.

Summer in the South

The Oriole sings in the greening grove As if he were half-way waiting, The rosebuds peep from their hoods of green, Timid, and hesitating. The rain comes down in a torrent sweep And the nights ...

66.3% — Isn't that a solid "D"?

SD third in clean-tech leadership

Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, yesterday (July 15) published its ranking of states and metro areas in clean-tech commitment and leadership. San Diego ranked third among the largest metro areas, up from seventh last ...

Run silent, run the risk

Tesla collides with elderly woman’s scooter

An elderly woman on a motorized scooter was hit by a car while trying to cross the street in Pacific Beach on Sunday morning, July 13, at 10:30 a.m. The scooter entered the intersection of ...

Consider beard-transplant surgery

A beard to fill the void

Dear Hipster: I really want to cement my ironic nonconformity with a magnificent beard, but I can’t grow any facial hair for the life of me. What can I do? — Jesse As I’ve said ...

Panahi’s Closed Curtain finally gets a commercial release

Panahi appears suddenly and unexpectedly halfway through the film. His arrival is the most dazzling in-camera special effect of the year.

Potato salad and the the ultimate dark secret

The hipster-bro rivavlry may come out as a single issue of numbers.

DJ: I just heard about the Potato Salad Kickstarter Guy. Is ironic Kickstarting the next wave of hipster entrepreneurism? — Dave The potato-salad campaign contains even less irony than the Alanis Morissette song about irony, ...

Left speechless

Divine intervention may be at play when Chad visits Little Bonanza.

In an era when any jerk with a Wi-Fi connection can condemn every small business on Earth for no good reason, it speaks volumes to find a bar with zero Yelp reviews. No off-topic whiners. ...

Stone is a funk star

“I can tell you that Sal Filipelli: This Day in Music History will feature three songs written by Sal Filipelli and Sly Stone,” says Sal Filipelli of his upcoming full-length. Its debut single, “One More ...

Just the right amount of wrong

Ed susses out and scarfs Desi’s crunchalicious bargain half-pounder.

Oh, man. This is one desolate little stretch of street. Lytton. Loma Portal. Quarter mile of traffic-crammed blight. Maybe it’s the half light. Whatever, I come to a closed-up, windowless, brick-red-painted concrete building with no ...

Lawyer's money train seems to be stopping

James Warner involved with controversial railroad

James Warner, the criminal defense attorney who yesterday pled guilty to stashing $100,000 in drug money for a client of his, has played a role in other allegedly fraudulent endeavors in San Diego County. Warner ...

Former busker Andy Grammer

In music-industry years, Andy Grammer is about three years old. The Los Angeles native released his self-titled debut in 2011 and with it pretty much went from being a dude that busked street corners in ...

In search of coastal sage scrub

Remnants remain in some of our coastal canyons and in special reserves.

The coastal sage plant community has been nearly eliminated in San Diego County, replaced by housing developments, shopping centers, business centers, and golf courses. However, remnants remain in some of our coastal canyons and in ...

A tourist in my own town

My college roommate came to town, her first visit to San Diego since we graduated an undisclosed number of years back. “I have limited time,” said Crystal, “and I want to see it all, by ...

Chill out, man

DJ says beating the heat comes naturally.

Dear Hipster: I am nearly dying from the heat of late. Your hipster mind hold any creative ideas for staying cool? — Jenn Seriously, the best thing I can think of is to paint your ...

Recording outside the box

“ProTools has become the new tape deck."

“Dr. Jeffrey Welsh is the president of Mueller College,” Dan Roberts says, “and a lifelong musician. He founded a prog-rock band called the Ninth Choir.” Roberts is the college’s marketing director. He checks in with ...

Sacrificial stands

La Jolla Playhouse stages The Orphan of Zhao

The stylized piece stresses not the gore but the fierce resolve that led to it.

SDSU’s self-report draws a blank

It took almost two weeks, but KPBS, the public broadcast operation owned and run by San Diego State University finally got around to reporting on a state audit blasting the school for mishandling its sexual ...

X unplugged and a big bag of Burger bands

...plus Anti-Monday, blues on Tues, and a new humpnight jazz night

Sunday 20L.A. punk perennials X play Belly Up, acoustic-like, after Sean (Throw Rag) and Zander (Circle Jerks) and O (Fluf). If you’d like a preview of what X gets up to unplugged, I’d recommend John ...

Hillbilly boogie, Chain Gang Daydreams, one-man's carnal carnival

...and the best of the rest in the San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 17Yeehaw — there’s gone be a barn-burner at Bar Pink Thursday night when SanFran “hillbilly boogie” band Jimbo Trout & the Fish People surface at the NoPark hot spot. Trout and the Fish are ...

A boy’s life

“Twelve Years in the Making!” Sounds more like a tagline from a Hollywood biblical epic, not Boyhood, the latest, commendably ambitious film from director Richard Linklater. I know what you’re thinking. Would it really have ...

Bell wins — Yay!

“I had a new CD coming out of 20th-century classical music, but I added an original piece dedicated to my flute mentor,” musician Lori Bell tells the Reader in an interview conducted in her second-floor ...

Standup guy

What does it take to be a TV anchor in San Diego these days? Judging from a recent job notice by Tribune Company, owner of Fox affiliate KSWB, 1970s parody Ron Burgundy might still make ...

Apologetic demons

“You just bought me lunch,” I responded. “And I told you I could help. If I wasn’t available, I would have said no. And give me a little more credit — you know I don’t do things I don’t want to do.”

Return of the I.B. Sun & Sea Festival

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, July 17–July 23

The Sun & Sea Festival derives its name from Imperial Beach’s original public festival of the same name that was held beginning in 1960 to celebrate the date of the city’s incorporation.

Taking Sides

It’s in the Omission In publishing a controversial report by the Center for Investigative Reporting (News Ticker: “SD's For-Profit Colleges Devour GI Bill Bucks”), you have advanced a misleading impression based on a critical lack ...

Selling businesses is his business

Bruised feelings and divorce are both in Gary Grine’s line of work.

Not long ago, business broker Gary Grine was summoned to a mailbox franchise outlet. The owner had purchased the business as an investment and now wanted to sell. From the glowing terms the man was ...

La Jolla Music outraises San Diego Opera over 10-1

Money is flowing into classical music coffers.

La Jolla Music Society has raised $50 million while San Diego Opera has raised $4.5 million. But still, the opera is doing well, given this spring's turmoil.

Amy and Freddy and Charro and Ethel

“If I was a drag queen, my name would be Sheeleeta Corndog.”

“Reality shows aren’t real,” says Amy Armstrong, who was given a unanimous thumbs-up by the judges on America’s Got Talent and was promised on air to move on to a third competition in Las Vegas. ...

Message in Congress

Inasmuch as our greatest leaders have shown no doubt about God’s proper place in the American birthright, can we, in our day, dare do less?.... In no other place in the United States are there ...

Fountain of traffic

A May announcement in U-T San Diego by Charley Marchesano, project management chief of the county’s Department of General Services, that Qualcomm would be staging an exclusive party for 5000 at the county’s new bayside ...

“Mom Card” up for review

Post Title: About this writer You know how you hide the Costco-sized bag of peanut M&Ms in the freezer behind the frozen broccoli and when no one is looking, you sneak a handful and eat ...

July 10 Sudoku Contenders

Evil * Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 4. * Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 4. Greg/Naomi Chauncey, San Diego, 4. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 4. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 4. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 4. George Elam, Vista, 4. Chris ...

July 10 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 4. * Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 4. * L. Barling, El Cajon, 4. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 4. * Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 4. * Leslie Chase, Campo, 4. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 4. ...

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