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News & Stories

Wanda Jackson's still one hard-headed woman

The Queen of Rockabilly graces the Casbah stage

Just one night after appearing at Long Beach’s Ink ’n’ Iron Festival, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson played for a smaller, but no less enthusiastic, sold-out crowd at the Casbah. For many, ...

Zoe Muth's World of Strangers

The line of musical soldiers widening the Americana trail continues to increase, whether the attack leans in a hard-hitting, bad-ass direction or concocts idyllic portraits (“Chopping wood and carrying water, everything was better”). Zoe Muth ...

Plate of pork, context, and nostalgia

Kona Kakes becomes part of the journey to become a pro eater of pigs in polystyrene blankets

It's kind of funny how nostalgia works. Take plate lunches, for example. The Hawaiian lunch staple usually involves some sort of cheap protein, a scoop of rice, and macaroni salad. There's nothing particularly alluring or ...

La Jolla surgeon slated to lose license

Medical board cites cases of negligence

Dr. Timothy G. Canty, Sr. of La Jolla will lose his physician's and surgeon's license June 17 if the executive director of the Medical Board of California agrees with negligence accusations filed by the attorney ...

Another wild night at the dead end

"I don't understand this disaster tourism."

The June 10 rescue of a woman driver who drove through a metal guardrail at the end of Cowles Mountain Boulevard and landed in a ravine happened three weeks after Navajo Community Planners’ May 19 ...

What kind of racket is this, Lansdowne?

Former SDPD chief joins controversial cell-phone recycling firm

Retired San Diego police chief William Lansdowne has joined a controversial firm named ecoATM. The company installs ATM-like receptacles that pay instant cash for cell phones. Trouble is, law-enforcement officials were saying last year that ...

Jobless, with children

Illegal workers and union renew call for immigration reform

"Even though the politicians have stopped talking about it, we still need immigration reform," said Genoveva Aguilar, one of about two dozen protesters who gathered outside the federal courthouse downtown on Friday afternoon, June 13. ...

South Park meth market shut down?

Old house on Fern allegedly a tweakers’ hotbed

For the second time this year, the yellow house at 1505 Fern Street in South Park was raided by law-enforcement officers and its occupants arrested. At 5 a.m. on the morning of June 11, an ...

Black House at its new house

Modern Times’ new Flavordome offers three versions of coffee stout

When I checked out Modern Times’ original Point Loma tasting room, I made the company’s Black House Coffee Stout a Beer of the Week. So, earlier this week, when taking in the Flavordome — Modern ...

An ode to Brooklyn Girl brunch

Popular dinner spot owns my Sunday morning

Brunch. Breakfast + lunch. This simple portmanteau fills me with a mixture of joy and dread. In many ways it's the perfect meal: transitioning seamlessly between savory and sweet dishes; adeptly served by either coffee ...

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