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Doula dilemma at Mary Birch

Baby-friendly isn’t necessarily mama-friendly

“I tried to figure out if I should suck it up and push through, because I really wanted to try and help these women.”

Bands out of storage

Storage unit companies cleaning house

Seedheads frontman Kevin Pulido says the lack of affordable practice space countywide may impact the ability of his five-man reggae band to stay together. They were just kicked out of Storage West, a San Marcos ...

When pensions fly

That well-traveled investment officer at the San Diego city pension fund has been at it again. This time Jamie Hamrick flew off to Boston from May 20 to 21 courtesy of Long Wharf Real Estate ...

Online community helps police in bike theft bust

Neighbors work together to ID suspect, alert officers

Police arrested a suspected bicycle thief in South Park on August 5, after neighborhood residents used a location-based social media website to raise alerts about the crimes and disseminate a description of the suspect. NextDoor.com ...

Mr. Patrone's napkin diaries

San Diego supper-club crooner jots poems at the bar between sets

“Basically, it’s a collection of my poems from barstools and other musings that I’m going to do in a small run on actual cocktail napkins,” says supper-club crooner David Patrone of his Napkin Diaries project, ...

Cowboy Mouth's primal scream

New Orleans–based alt-rock vets set up at Soda Bar Saturday night

Everybody’s got a primal scream locked up inside they just can’t let out, right? Reason enough to go to Cowboy Mouth — they’ll do it for you. I think the fomenting of public catharsis is ...

Country breakfast? Ribs and cornbread

Bonnie Jean just heard they’ve been named to the Top Sixty Soul Food restaurants. In the nation.

Skull Creek: I’m bouncing past in a 955 when I spot it. Want to yell “Stop the bus!” Instead I just pull the cord and wait while we cruise another country mile up this long ...

Talking to Jason Segel about The End of the Tour

Longer intro: In which a curly-haired journalist (me) interviews a famous person (writer/director/actor Jason Segel) about, among other things, the experience of being famous during the famous person’s publicity tour for his movie (The End ...

The world seems terminally ill

From a corner in La Jolla to the four corners of the Earth

Membership: 100 (Attendance: 190) Denomination: American Baptist Pastor: Adam Stadtmiller Age: 45 Born: San Diego Formation: Point Loma Nazarene College, Point Loma; Azusa Pacific University, Azusa Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite ...

Slamming with Tigers

Folk-punk band drops its latest — in a shoe store

The future of the long-threatened Ché Café now looks promising. But Soda Bar booker Cory Steirs, who booked many shows at the Ché over the years, says the on-campus club would not have made it ...

Eve of destruction

Cygnet stages Dogfight; New Village Arts explores Forbidden Planet

Did Eddie spend four years in Vietnam? Or did it just seem that way?

Hot day? Hop in the Harper Creek pools

Vegetation, views, and more on this Cuyamaca-area hike

Harper Creek Trail puts on a colorful show!

Little man with a big gun

The Strange Case of Mr. Wallace Leach, Part Two

Wallace Leach barged into the Occidental Hotel bar with a broken nose and a powerful thirst. He was in San Francisco on business, he said, but was out for revenge. He came to hire a ...

Stop hating and ask the cool cat where he got his café racer

Dear Hipster: What is the typical life cycle of a Hipster fad? You guys don’t usually annoy me. Hey, every group has its own uniforms, totems, and mores. But, lately I’ve seen (heard) a troubling ...

Cell phone bandit hits stores from Solana Beach to Chula Vista

Red baseball cap, red shirt, red Toyota Camry

Law enforcement officials are looking for help in identifying a man associated with at least five robberies at mobile phone stores in recent weeks. Cuts the cables on display models The suspect, described as a ...

Homeless library patrons must park their gear at the door

City librarian Misty Jones had a thorny problem for city attorney Jan Goldsmith: how much gear can homeless readers take in from the cold? “Some library patrons have asked to bring all of their belongings, ...

Joel Edgerton talks about The Gift

The best thing about this movie-lover’s job is one morning I’m in a theatre watching a picture, the next I’m speaking with its director and star. In this case, Joel Edgerton. The Gift, opening wide ...

Overlooking the bow on the Barber Tract

Take the helm of this shipshape bluff-top lot in La Jolla

Beds: 5 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Meyer Gottlieb Asking Price: $14,000,000 This week we visit an oceanfront La Jolla home in the exclusive Barber Tract, where the listing promises that “sitting in the living room ...

Destroyed cell phone reinflates deflate-gate

You didn’t read it here

Tom Brady and DeflateGate. It’s an eye-rolling, buzz-killing story that has been sucked dry by the national media. I don’t want to be associated with it, but would like to slip in one point, so ...

Three minutes to Nashville

San Diego country singer finds greener pastures

“All my friends and family are here,” country singer/songwriter Suzanne Harper tells the Reader, “but it’s time to go.” Go where? She and her husband Ross, their two children, and a fellow band member named ...

To ride the nose

In order to noseride, the surfer moves to the front of the board and performs one or more maneuvers or positions. Hawaii’s Rabbit Kekai is often identified as the first surfer to ride the nose ...

Water wars: View from the delta

Farmers fight water going south

Beef is the beef in the current water war.

A closer look at the Reader

Correction Subsequent to the publication of July 30’s City Lights article, “Two Views of a Housing Project,” a demographer for the San Diego Unified School District has stated that although Casa Mira View residents had ...

Suit claims police raids at Cheetahs caused loss of business

Naked justice

A federal court battle over whether San Diego police illegally disrupted the lives and finances of local strippers during vice squad raids on the Cheetahs nightclub is destined to continue, a judge has held. “Plaintiff ...

Three Powers poems

Small Business Man He says it’s for money – they all do. Hypocrites, you know, in their small way, pretending to be more worldly than they are. He works morning, noon, afternoon, far into the ...

Meet my nudie friend...

...nudibranch, that is

This beautiful little creature is the glaucus atlanticus, also known as the blue dragon or blue ocean slug. They float upside down on the surface of the water where they are subject to winds and ...

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