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Mike Ness + Metallica = Thousand Watt Stare

Imagine Mike Ness fronting ’80s-era Metallica. That describes the most recent turn in the progression of Thousand Watt Stare from punk roots to something approaching metal-ish hard rock. They look like punks on metal, for ...

For whom the vet extols...

Vic Caruana doesn’t skimp on Memorial Day recognitions

Each year Korean War vet, Vic Caruana, 85, decorates his home for Memorial Day weekend. It’s not hard to miss his house on Harding Street with the 66 American flags, five branches-of-service flags, and his ...

Good news for San Diego hotels

Occupancy, room rates up

Occupancy at San Diego hotels was up 5.9% to 72.5% year-to-date for April of this year versus the same period a year ago, according to Smith Travel Research figures. Average daily room rate rose 4.8% ...

I.B. Pier sports new wood

Six and a half miles of planks laid — but only at night

A $420,000 project to replace almost all of the planks on the Imperial Beach pier wrapped up last week in time for the Memorial Day weekend, which drew 55,000 people to the pier and sands, ...

Sisig and sarsparilla at the other Tita's

Plenty of space and way too much food for 8 bucks

Actually, I was trying to go to Tita's Kitchenette, a cramped, cafeteria-style Filipino food counter on Plaza Boulevard in National City. But I passed right by without noticing. I might have driven another five minutes ...

Full, vivid authenticity

Surprises, double standards, and reversals in The Motherf**ker With the Hat at Cygnet Theatre

It’s a snappy chapeau: reddish with a narrow brim and wide band. The question for Jackie, on parole after 26 months in stir for dealing drugs, is “who’s the motherf--k who owns this motherf--ker?” Jackie ...

Florida pot-stock promoter backs Brewer for D.A.

Law-enforcement PACs also dole dollars for Dumanis challenger

Over the years, San Diego has known its share of newly rich political sugar daddies, spending their up-and-coming wealth on their chosen candidates of the hour. Disgraced banker C. Arnholt Smith, drug-money-laundering Jack-in-the-Box mega millionaire ...

Deported veterans are veterans, too

Memorial Day at Border Field State Park

A Memorial Day celebration at Border Field State Park dedicated to deported veterans suffered from blocked public access by the Border Patrol because of maximum-occupancy restrictions. The event was organized by the Border Angels group ...

Jesse James of the beehive industry

Riverside sheriff inadvertently comes to the aid of repeat offender

A Riverside man who has described himself as "the Jesse James of the beehive industry" is accused of stealing and damaging bees and equipment from two Murrieta beekeepers, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in ...

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