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Doing sound could be reckless

If it’s good, credit the band. If it’s bad, blame the sound guy.

...in the ear of the beholder.

Obituary address for Daniel Webster

And beyond all this [Daniel Webster] died in the faith of the Christian — humble, but hopeful — adding another to the long list of eminent men who have searched the Gospel of Jesus Christ, ...

Qualcomm in the House

Qualcomm, the cell-phone-chip-making giant founded by Barack Obama-backing La Jolla billionaire Irwin Jacobs, continued to send its campaign dollars to Republican candidates during this year’s mid-term elections. Recent recipients include Texas senator John Cornyn with ...

Solar-powered pilgrims dancing in the sunlight

“I’m a fan of subtle home decorating for the holidays,” offered pal Nancy. “Just not into plastic pilgrims and strobe-lit pumpkins. Thanksgiving in our home is pumpkins hollowed out and filled with succulents, tall clear ...

On Faith

How do people stay true to each other? When I think of my parents all those years in the unmade bed of their marriage, not ever longing for anything else — or: no, they must ...

Something for the kids

“I like Christian rap. I love hip-hop,” says Quincy Brown, 14. “Tupac is my idol. I love Tupac. The way he sings about the women in his songs? Like, he’s not a gangbanger, he’s a ...

I did my very best for this city

La Mesa's outgoing mayor Art Madrid speaks

La Mesa voters picked change Tuesday — at least the 10,200 who voted did — electing a new mayor to replace six-term incumbent Art Madrid. By a vote of 6017 to 4200, on November 4, ...

White-knuckle descent

SD International among "most terrifying airport runways"

Yahoo.com lists seven of the nation's "most terrifying" airports. San Diego International (aka Lindbergh Field) is on the list. "Prepare to kiss the ground upon landing," says Yahoo, noting it's "considered one of the scariest" ...

36 Crazyfists brings metal you can almost sing along to

When you read about the history of this Alaskan metal band, you have to wonder whether they borrowed their name from Jackie Chan and the 36 Crazy Fists due to the underdog-comes-from-behind plot of the ...

Interview with Awake: The Life of Yogananda co-directors Paola DiFlorio and Lisa Leeman

Awake: The Life of Yogananda tells the story of the Indian Swami who introduced mainstream America to yoga and meditation in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda is probably best known as the author of The Autobiography ...

Wouldn't it be funny?

Dear Hipster: Why are hipsters such frauds that they can’t do anything they want without first saying, “Wouldn’t it be funny if. . .” (Everything you do isn’t funny. But YOU are.) — John Doe, ...

Shakedown shutdown

Singer/guitarist Travis Wheeler recalls the first time his punk/metal band Stealth Jackson tried to play the Shakedown. “The show was canceled because there was no electricity. It was, ‘Sorry, no show tonight.’ But it was ...

Steamed-milk throwdown

On October 23, 48 baristas gathered at the newly opened Bird Rock Little Italy to compete for bragging rights and an $840 cash prize in the latest installment of a monthly latte-art competition organized by ...

Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 1

Post Title: Loreto: Adventures in Dude Town, Part 1 Post Date: March 1, 2006 Loreto lies on the Sea of Cortez side of Baja, approximately 750 miles south of the border, and is one of ...

Channel your inner Jackson Pollock

“Paula and I love what we do, so it’s been very easy for us to spend much of our time at the studio without feeling overwhelmed or consumed by the business,” says guitarist Marc Intravaia, ...

You asked

Letter writers push the columnist into Einstein territory

Dear Hipster, There IS a word for being into something before it was cool. It’s precoolcious. I know because I am. — Cherry, La Mesa The word Stephen in Hillcrest is looking for to describe ...

Single Mothers hook up with Hot Nerds at the Hideout

Plus Run the Jewels, Dinosaur J, and Death From Above

Sunday 9The Big Rock-Roll show this week’d be Black Keys at the Viejas Arena at Aztec Bowl. Never really got into this pony’s trick, but I’d be down for opener Jake Bugg. The 20-y-o record-store ...

What do Trumans Water, Pissed Jeans, and Yelawolf have in common?

That's right, they're all playing in town this weekend!

Thursday 6Casbah puts on Pissed Jeans, a noisecore quartet from Allentown in Pennsylvania. The Jeans re-released early work Shallow this summer for you completists. The collection contains mix-tape favorite “Boring Girls,” which you can hear ...

SDAFF 2014: A few pics

The Pacific Arts Movements’ 15th Annual San Diego Film Festival kicks into full gear this week with ten days (November 6–15) of seemingly nonstop movies. Artistic director Brian Hu and his team have once again ...

Henry in transition

He abandoned his sack-swilling, lowlife chums and is now serious royalty.

“Word scenery” rules the day in New Fortune’s Henry V.

Toilet to lobbyists

Formerly known as toilet-to-tap, the ongoing initiative by GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer to turn the city’s sewage water into a drinkable liquid has become a major moneymaker for local lobbyists. “An initial 15-million gallon per ...

Borrego Palm Canyon

It had its beginnings as “Borrego Palms Desert State Park”

Hike to the palm grove that was the inspiration to create California’s first desert park.

iPads are great for porn and video games

Not so much for learning.

Some Sweetwater librarians, teachers, and parents continue to question whether the district’s iPad initiative is a boon or a costly boondoggle. Similar to Los Angeles Unified School District, which recently canceled a contract to buy ...

Radio free Roatán

If life hands you lemons...go buy a radio station in paradise. Keith Miller discovered a few months ago that the shrinking local radio industry that had employed him for 25 years had shrunk him out ...

Letters to the editor

Great Times at Bali Hai I loved your story on the history of Bali Hai (“Tiki Said to Hell with It. Let’s Party,” October 23 cover story). I remember seeing Arthur Lyman there around 1960. ...

Lubricated meals

Who will watch the watchdogs?

Courts have generally let the California Public Utilities Commission do what it wants. With the regulators in scandal, courts may wake up.

Inevitable: death and board fees

Local charities hoping for a fat payout from the newly enriched David C. Copley Foundation may be a bit disappointed by the non-profit’s recent report for 2013. After the November 2012 death of the onetime ...

Two-inch penalty for each fish kept

On Saturday, November 8, a “green-fishing” No Motor Tournament will draw Southern California’s surf-fishing enthusiasts, float-tubers, paddleboarders, and kayak anglers into the waters off Carpinteria State Beach. The goal is the most total inches of ...

Nov. 4 fishing report

November 4 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 28 Anglers, 2 Boats, 76 Rockfish, 15 Bonito, 1 Calico Bass, 3 Sheephead, 2 Sculpin, 25 Calico Bass Released Point Loma Sportfishing 11 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 Yellowtail, 11 ...

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