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Chillin’ inside Paras with the man of 4000 titles

Paras Newsstand in North Park offers Soap Opera Digest, Cheetos, clove cigs, and a whole lot of this and that.

Adiós, Ché?

Attorneys for UCSD café question motives for eviction

University of California San Diego administrators are wasting no time in shutting down its Ché Café, a student-run cooperative. The school says that the popular music and arts venue and hangout is run down and ...

Seems everyone’s going green in Grantville

"The size of one is 7071 square feet. That's like a Walmart."

After Navajo Community Planners, Inc., heard a presentation on June 16 about progress on the Grantville-focused community-plan amendment, the planning group received an update from two men who applied for a conditional-use permit to operate ...

Jake’s part in Wild Heart

“I’m not the only drummer on the album. There’s four drummers total,” Jake Najor says, one of whom was Max Weinberg of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. “I do kind of the heavy rock stuff.” ...

All the leaves are brown...

"Over three in five believe droughts are the 'new normal' in California."

A survey commissioned by the California Water Foundation, a group pushing for water-conservation policies statewide, claimed on June 17 that the drought is one of the most pressing issues on the minds of voters. A ...

Crown Manor hijinks

Will letters from Coronado haunt the presidential hopes of Hillary Clinton, wife of Bill, whose own campaign for president enjoyed the big-time financial backing of the late M. Larry Lawrence, once the most powerful and ...

Grunt work pays off

“I haven’t picked up my guitar since November of 2012.” Chad Cavanaugh, at least for a while, was a steady presence in the local singer/songwriter circuit. He wrote some songs, he cut a CD, and ...

Chocolate-covered strawberries

My childhood friend Serena’s bridal shower is in two weeks. Our friend Lisa is preparing Spanish tapas. Bernice is bringing two gallons of her husband Frank’s amazing sangria. My job is to bring a few ...

Girly behind the wheel

If you must get a car, DJ knows your options.

Dear Hipster: I’m 27, and I’ve finally settled into a career where I make enough money to think about buying a new (or slightly used) car. I want something practical but still “girly,” if you ...

Southern Culture on the Skids’ white-trashy rock

Can we agree to like Southern Culture on the Skids for different reasons? I think we’ll have to. There’s an overriding country white-trashy rock appeal, the B52s-on-speed angle, and the rockabilly-surf attitude. Still others of ...

Nancarrow sees the (country) light

Graham Nancarrow’s upcoming tour grew out of a chance meeting at a memorial for his father, newscaster/ecologist Loren Nancarrow, who died last December. “This lady saw us play at the Reuben H. Fleet theater,” singer/guitarist ...

A whole lot of lunch

Ed just about busts his gut at the Parlour.

At last. Have been watching this site for months. I’m riding on the southbound Orange Line as it pulls in to the Park and Market stop. Bunch of school kids haul out and start streaming ...

Skate-rat rappers, Southern Culture chicken chuckers — a Bujwah Bonanza!

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

Thursday 19When L.A. underground cult rapper Murs signed to TechN9ne’s Strange Music, it seemed inevitable he’d collaborate with the label’s Miami-based house band ¡Mayday! for a West-meets-East coast rap record. It was. He did. It’s ...

What it means to be free

“One of my favorite gigs here in San Diego was at Soda Bar, before I actually moved here,” says singer/songwriter Mike Wojniak. “I was living in Columbus, Ohio, and was touring across the country with ...

Ghostly Remnants

Barb passes on the “camping reunion”

“Going to a reunion would be like seeing a stranger on the street and wanting to know what college they went to and how many kids they have. Sure, once upon a time I went to a class with you, but...”

Witness to a reef

An abundance of ocean life awaits discovery on a beach walk.

Walk at low tide to discover multiple tide pools. Get to know your anemones from Cardiff to Carlsbad.

Contribute your nonconformity

Wannabe columnist makes a pitch to replace DJ.

Dear Hipster: I think I could do your job better than you do, because I am more hipster than you. Can I have it? — Jeff If you are such a hipster, Jeff, surely you ...

Jerry Sanders’s playhouse

It has to be tough being a lobbyist for the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce these days. What with taking down the Barrio Logan Community Plan, fighting the minimum wage demanded by labor unions, ...

From entry-level cruisers to superyachts

Top events and things to do in San Diego this week, June 19–June 25

More than 100 vessels, from entry-level family cruisers and personal watercraft to luxury motor and sailing yachts, plus an expanded selection of super-yachts, will be docked in the marina and parked on land for visitors ...

Woes at Bridgepoint, United States University

State and federal regulators, legislators, and accreditors finally seem to be getting wiser to the for-profit universities. San Diego’s publicly held Bridgepoint Education — target of investigators but darling of the local business establishment — ...

3000 miles away, and he makes sure to remind me it’s over

Boyfriend problems on a leaf, sailing downstream.

Post Title: The Gift of Desperation Post Date: April 27, 2014 Out of desperation, I began meditating in early December of 2013. There I was: at a crisis house in Oceanside, broke, alone, nowhere to ...

And a Few of Your Thoughts on Writing, Please

I used to think that to write poetry I needed absolute silence, so I could hear the muse in her bare feet. I imagined special pens, ink the color of Shelley’s eyes, and paper made ...

Juice

More corporate cash to report from the grand opening last month of the new County Administration Center park on the downtown bayfront: $10,000 from AT&T, at the behest of county supervisor Greg Cox, according to ...

Portlandian punks, Tweak Bird brothers, World Cup Suckers

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

Sunday 22The U.S. men’s soccer team plays Portugal at 3p on the big screen at Whistle Stop Sunday. As I type this we’re still a few days away from their opener against Ghana’s Black Stars, ...

June 12 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joe Arbusto, Rancho Penasquitos, 12. Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 12. Clyde Christie, Coronado, 12. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 12. Paula Davis, Spring Valley, 12. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 12. George Elam, Vista, 12. Martin Guillen, Oceanside, ...

June 12 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 12. Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 12. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 12. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 12. Marvin A. Brown, Clairemont, 12. Charlotte Brown , Clairemont, 12. Mark Burton, San Diego, 12. Leslie Chase, Campo, ...

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