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Out-of-town guitarists highlight this week in jazz

Nir Felder from NYC, Stanley Jordan from AZ, and Alex Noice from LA all play SD

Tuesday 10 The jazz week begins with visits from two out-of-town guitarists. From NYC, Nir Felder plays Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) with Frank Locrasto and Noah Garabedian, 8:00 p.m., $15 cover… Over at SD ...

Xolos player seemed to seek a sporting lady

Young woman allegedly sexually harassed by soccer star

Richard Ruiz, a member of the Xolos, Tijuana’s championship soccer team, has been accused of sexual harassment by a young woman. Joshua Ábrego, a former Xolos team member who was present when the incident allegedly ...

“He shot her.” “No, he shot her.”

Codefendants blame each other for killing Mayorama Rodriguez

“After he killed her, I drove away with the body,” said Jeffrey McCreary while in the witness box this week. “That made me an accessory, afterward.” But McCreary said it was his codefendant who pulled ...

Diving into Ironside Fish and Oyster Bar

Exploring the depths of Little Italy's hottest new scene

If you’re looking for somewhere to see and be seen these days, Ironside Fish and Oyster Bar is a sure bet. On my most recent visit, among the endless faces in the bustle I recognized ...

Rotten bacon

Tales of Tijuana police harassment

Two months ago I was walking home in downtown TJ from a press conference at a new brewery. It was a tad before midnight and I was a block away from my apartment when two ...

In case of a shooter on the rampage…

Drill at Scripps Memorial preps staff, law enforcement, and rescue personnel

On June 6, Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas was the site of a mock training exercise in the emergency room: a “patient” with mental problems walked out of exam room #13. As he was trying ...

City's pot-shop governance machinery on overload

Applications and lawsuits glut the system right now

While the city attorney's office remains busy filing lawsuits against owners of dispensaries and the people who lease them their space, the city's Development Services department is stuck processing dozens of applications for new dispensaries ...

Summer forecast calls for Lightning

Chardonnay-aged version of Poway brewery’s fruity strong ale now available

Poway’s Lightning Brewery is mostly known for its lagers and other true-to-form Germanic offerings such as Elemental Pilsner, Thunderweizen, and Ionizer Lager.

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Maxi dress to crop top with young ladies on the coast

The laid-back beach community of Pacific Beach has its own unique sense of style. Wardrobe basics consist of everything from bikinis and board shorts to maxi dresses and crop tops. On a perfect, 75-degree afternoon ...

Ponzi is never pretty

San Diegan settles with securities commission

Matthew Sample of San Diego raised around $1 million, mainly from New Mexico investors, then fraudulently diverted one-third of the funds to himself, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. According to the publication Albuquerque ...

Intense year for Tjuana's annual book fair

Nevertheless, it continues through the weekend

Little red heart of Tijuana It may surprise you to learn that we indirectly owe the current Feria del Libro de Tijuana to the Spanish Civil War. Like most things in Tijuana, it all started ...

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