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Interview with Water & Power writer-director Richard Montoya

Richard Montoya was born in San Diego, the son of Korean War veteran Jose Montoya, a poet, and one of the founders of the Royal Chicano Art Front (later named the Royal Chicano Air Force). ...

Liver lovers, heads up! They take you seriously here

Nosh, the new downtown deli, wants us to get serious about liver

"What am I, chopped liver?" This is Jennifer, standing with her hands flung out sideways. Then she relaxes. "Everybody says that, when they see it on the menu." Chopped liver sandwich is part of a ...

Ferruccio Furlanetto talks Von Karajan

The San Diego Opera star talks about the great conductor in part 1 of 3

San Diego Reader: So one question I’ve never been able to ask any singer and will probably never be able to ask again is what was it like to work with von Karajan, you were ...

Water sprinklers get their man

Irrigation system drove the suspect out of the bushes, cops say

Oceanside police say they saw the burglary suspect come out of his hiding place in the bushes when the sprinklers came on, after they responded to a call at around 3 a.m. on April 17. ...

Boundary-free with a nostalgia rinse

Old Jews Telling Jokes mostly hits at Lyceum

“I must’ve looked pretty awful,” says a character in one of Peter Devries’ novels. “When I asked the bartender if he served Zombies, he said, ‘sure, what’ll you have?’” Ya gotta love the old ones! ...

Jackass bites Student

Call me a jackass, will you?

A letter from the enemy: “I would like to complain about your movie reviewer, Scott Marks. He reviewed the movie Walking with the Enemy in this issue (April 24). That was some piece of jackass ...

Beware of “sham” wage-increase proposal!

Competing ballot measure pushes for $12/hour — not Gloria’s $13.09

A group of about 50 activists rallied Wednesday morning (April 30), holding a prayer circle on the city seal 12 floors below the city-council chambers downtown in support of council president Todd Gloria's proposal to ...

Clinton records shed light on Filner, Bersin

Presidential staff played San Diego politics, documents show

It's history now, but the 1990s were a busy time for two San Diego Democrats who jockeyed for privilege and power during the administration of president Bill Clinton. Now, a release of previously restricted documents ...

Interview with Fading Gigolo writer-director-star John Turturro

Fading Gigolo tells the story of Fioravante (John Turturro), a self-assured florist who gets recruited by his older friend Murray (Woody Allen) to work as, of all things, a gigolo. Fioravante isn’t overly thrilled with ...

Pursuit of green meds impacts environment

Lawsuit says city didn't estimate impacts

The city's approach to establish a medical marijuana ordinance is not only overly restrictive, it's illegal, says Los Angeles–based patient rights advocacy group, Union for Medical Marijuana Patients. On April 29, the organization filed a ...

Not all food adventures end well

I never even finished my box of leftovers

I'm not sure I've ever really had good Chinese food in San Diego. I've had good dishes at Chinese restaurants with distinctly English names, and I've had bad experiences pointing at what I think want ...

Undeleted City emails reveal Balboa Park Centennial Group proposal for 2015 XXXPosition

SLOWLY COUNTING TO 2.6 MILLION IN AN EFFORT TO MAINTAIN CONTROL, BALBOA PARK — The combined decisions to halt the deletion of City emails and to audit the now-defunct Balboa Park Centennial Group have produced ...

Union-Tribune circulation takes a hit

Numbers drop every day but Saturday

This morning's (May 1) data from the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations) show the Union-Tribune taking a circulation beating from last year. For the six month period ended March 31, ...

Helm’s makes it a double

Kearny Mesa brewery expands production and distribution

Though not as talked about as Kearny Mesa neighbor and brewing industry cult favorite, Societe Brewing Company, there’s a lot to talk about lately when it comes to Helm’s Brewing Company (5640 Kearny Mesa Road, ...

Where low-income LGBT seniors can live

North Park apartment project may begin next year, maybe not

When LGBT, low-income seniors in San Diego seek affordable apartments where they can live comfortably around their peers, they have this number of choices: zero. But that will change when the first affordable San Diego ...

Local filmmaker Mark Freeman screens new dance documentary

Rasa Dari Tari/Soul of Dance this Saturday at Central Library

Mark Freeman has been making movies for over three decades. This weekend, the award-winning documentarian, college professor, and all-around hometown film treasure unveils his latest work, Rasa Dari Tari/Soul of Dance at the San Diego ...

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