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Porch music played with a high degree of accuracy

Black Prarie comes to Soda Bar.

After seven years in business, it’s hard to think of Portland’s Black Prairie as just being a Decemberist’s side project, but that’s why they started, and technically speaking, that is what they remain. It all ...

Free showing of Batman documentary: Saturday morning at The Ken

Bring the kids to The Ken!

It’s long been my hope that Landmark’s Ken Cinema would throw in an occasional family film to introduce a new generation of moviegoers to single-screen living. While it’s a private rental and not on the ...

Anti-asthma councilmembers reaffirm Barrio plan

Voting yes “will not interfere with existing industrial uses," says Gloria

The majority of San Diego's city council gathered in front of city hall Monday morning (May 5) to affirm their support of the Barrio Logan community plan update, previously approved by the council but under ...

Hillcrest hat trick

Three bold styles on the streets of Uptown

Some of the best shopping found in Hillcrest begins on the 3800 block of Fifth Avenue and runs through the 3900 block of Fifth. On that stretch you will find Buffalo Exchange, Lost and Found, ...

Case against Filner/city gets prickly

"Every woman on the planet has had her butt grabbed."

The sexual harassment lawsuit brought against former mayor Bob Filner by a wounded Marine and her nurse has turned ugly — not by Filner's accusers but between their respective attorneys. New court documents filed with ...

Rotten with Sempra/SDG&E money

Politicos and local media get low-profile cash from utility giant

Arguably the most powerful corporation in San Diego, akin to the public utility octopuses of old, giant Sempra Energy has the political clout to match. But a big part of the electric company's influence isn't ...

Visit to El Faro orphanage, Tijuana

When I returned to San Diego from India, I felt a bit out of sorts. I had been profoundly moved by my experiences there – particularly seeing the numerous street kids and visiting the Salaam ...

From innocence to evil

Thrill Me at Diversionary a solid effort with a tricky piece

Leopold and Loeb: the dark-eyed, slick-haired, “thrill killers” of 1924 could have posed for Arrow shirt ads. Nathan Leopold, 19, and Richard Loeb, 18, were intelligent lawyers-to-be. Leopold had a 210 IQ and claimed to ...

Nazi Low Riders on trial

Doesn't matter who pulled the trigger — both defendants could be culpable

Two men who are accused of killing a young woman to end her loud “drama” two years ago, will go on trial this week in San Diego’s North County Superior courthouse. Jury selection is scheduled ...

Debussy, Bartok, and Tchaikovsky at The San Diego Symphony

Concert master Jeff Thayer plays the solo while Debussy and Tchaikovsky pine and yearn.

There is something about Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn that aches with nostalgia. When the piece started at the Jacobs Music Center on Saturday night, I settled in to experience a happy ...

Nearly drowned in the Imperial Valley

Car and driver end up in irrigation canal

Border Patrol agents based in El Centro saved an unconscious woman from drowning Sunday afternoon (May 4) after she was pulled from a car that had driven into an irrigation canal near farmland in the ...

Empty panga blues in Mission Beach

Citizen calls to report boatload of border broachers

A Mexican fishing boat reportedly loaded with 26 people came ashore near Belmont Park in South Mission Beach Monday morning, May 5, and everyone onboard got away — in part because of a witness's problems ...

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