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Two Talmadges

Those people want to close access to Monroe Avenue.

“The bike path will be about 8 1/2 feet wide. The traffic lanes in the road will be shrunk from 15 feet wide to 10 and 10 1/2 feet.”

Atkins throws bash for cash

Team Toni will turn out

Ex-Assembly speaker Toni Atkins, now running against fellow Democrat Marty Block for state senate, has set her first big-money fundraiser. Already flush with cash, the termed-out assemblywoman is throwing a November 18 bash at the ...

The Sloths are back from the grave

Hollywood High garage-rock group — 50 years later!

When the Sloths play the Casbah November 9, the 1960s-era garage band will have a famous guest: Jason from the Friday the 13th films. “There’s a guy I know down there who does a great ...

Chula Vista considers all-mail voting

City council seat appointment in January bites city in seat

Chula Vista opted for democracy-on-the-cheap last January when they filled a council vacancy through appointment rather than special election. Then, shortly after Steve Miesen was appointed to mayor Mary Casillas Salas's open seat, Chris Shilling, ...

Whisknladle arranges a meeting between margarita and negroni

Tortugas all the way down

For Adam Lockridge, bar director at Whisknladle, it’s turtles all the way down — at least, that’s how his guests will feel when they get their first sip of the Tortuga… Original to Whisknladle, this ...

Call them FAT. They don't care.

Undercover law-enforcement officers makes arrest in Cardiff

For the second time in as many weeks in Cardiff by the Sea, well-armed U.S. Marshals in unmarked vehicles pulled over and arrested a male driver. Both times the arrests occurred in front of San ...

Death to Bushwalla! Long live Bushwalla!

Trip-hop comic kills off his alter ego

These are the last days to catch Bushwalla performing as Bushwalla. According to his own crowd source funding campaign, the singer/songwriter plans to retire the stage name and alter ego he has performed as for ...

We didn't want the sandwiches to stop

Root beer and steak strips and onion-pepper tangles and cookies and lots of everything

‘Ya-hooo! Drink Mountain Dew!” I’m in a museum here. On a side street in Lemon Grove, looking at this ancient wall ad. I like the last line, too: “It’ll tickle yore innards!” Next to it, ...

Tragicomic Chapatti at North Coast Rep overly simple but executed with skill

A gentle exorcism

By their pets, ye shall know them. If so, then Dan and Betty, in Christian O’Reilly’s Chapatti, are worlds apart. She’s a cat lover with “19 and counting.” Although her marriage was brutal, she somehow ...

Just in on Justin (Pearson)

The Locust, Head Wound City, Retox, janitor on the WB

Twenty years ago bassist Justin Pearson cofounded the Locust, the San Diego band known for its short, spazzy grindcore songs played by guys in insect suits. About the same time he launched Three One G, ...

Hike in rolling grasslands in this scenic mountain preserve

Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is growing in size

Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve is within the San Dieguito River watershed that is the drainage area from the rivers’ headwaters in Volcan Mountain to the Pacific Ocean via the San Dieguito Lagoon in Del ...

Over 130 shorts and features from over 15 countries

Sixteenth annual San Diego Asian Film Festival returns to Mission Valley

The San Diego Asian Film Festival, now entering its 16th year, is nothing if not loyal. UltraStar Mission Valley has been their home base for as long as I can recall. In a city known ...

Love and Hurricanes

Dolan Brotherhood and Chris Squire's bass

“Dolan Brotherhood has a strong capacity for harmonies that wasn’t possible in New Day Mile with just one singer,” says singer/guitarist James Brady, whose new band features latter-day NDM members Dave Garcia and Raul Guzman. ...

Nobody Cares, Zogo

Clash of the arts interests

“‘Nobody cares about your shitty arts organization.’ Those were her exact words,” recalls United Artists of San Diego chief executive Tatjana Zogovic, who goes by the name Tasha Zogo. She’s referring to a phone call ...

Two poems by Charles Hughes

Lawyer turned poet

Arthur and Guenevere in the Dark It’s possible she loves him less today Than yesterday. Could be he’s changed. Could be He’s failed to. Maybe — hypothetically — She’s been transported by another love. He ...

James and the giant bass

Yo La Tengo's James McNew talks "stuff like that there"

In 1990, Hoboken natives Yo La Tengo released Fakebook — an album composed of cover songs, reworked tunes, and a handful of original compositions. 25 years later, the band is revisiting that template with Stuff ...

From Caltrans employee to Caltrans contractor

Revolving door

Escondido’s James M. McManus ­ was employed as deputy district director of construction in the San Diego–based District 11 office of Caltrans before leaving the payroll this summer. ­­Is he permanently banned from lobbying for ...

I should be happy

Death on the mind — but not because of Halloween

I couldn’t get the idea of death out of my mind. It occurred to me that the only way to control the most unsettling aspect of the inevitability of death was to plan the when and where.

What to do with Qualcomm Stadium post-Chargers?

Hipsters are the perfect group to repurpose the ex-Murph

First off, Qualcomm needs a 250m, Olympic-caliber velodrome.

How you feel about us

A fresh batch of letters to the editor

Rather’s Standards Scott Marks makes three mistakes in the same sentence while reviewing the film Truth. He says that Rather was forced to step down from the anchor chair “over allegations that a story he ...

Better sipping through technology

Copa Vida focuses on precision in its East Village

In mid-October, a year after announcing expansion to San Diego, Pasadena coffee roaster Copa Vida opened the doors of its East Village (905 J Street) storefront, and will open a smaller location in Carlsbad in ...

Sightings connected to the Blob

In search of Blob birds

First detected in late 2013, what’s being called “the Blob” is a mass of warm water in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of North America. This phenomenon was expected to continue throughout 2015, and ...

Disabled workers say Navy contractor did wrong

Job Options accused of shaming the disabled

“They made all of these weird withdrawals...”

Point Loma Nazarene stalker report

At least none of the offenders were students

The threat of crime has increasingly become a way of life at San Diego universities, as evidenced by their annual campus security reports required to be filed each fall under federal law. Latest to check ...

El Niño is coming. How’s your chimney?

“We had to call animal rescue to remove a raccoon and her babies.”

Pay these people to banish the raccoons from your chimney.

Shout-out to King Kong’s breath

Movie picks from Temecula

High School Musical (2006): Vanessa Hudgens as Gabriella is an undeniable phenomenon. As are her eyes and smile. Blonde Ashley Tisdale likes to wag her tail. Her brother is a great dancer. The supporting cast ...

Sloths, Health, and Andra Day

...and the rest of the highlights from Sunday night through humpnight

Sunday 8According to Sub Pop on its one-sheet for Olympia power trio Strange Wilds, the band’s latest has “a freight train, several buzzsaws, a banshee, and some heavy, heavy Pacific doom-and-gloom up in the mix.” ...

Timmy's Organism, L.A. Witch, Flying Objects

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 5You can’t keep a good punk down. Detroit son Timmy Vulgar (Epilieptix, Clone Defects, Human Eye, Reptile Forcefield) continues to crush hard rock with a sonic onslaught he calls Timmy’s Organism, which is Vulgar ...

So his steps might be steady and bold ones

From Discourse Concerning Infallibility in Religion

...upon consideration of the difficulty, or rather impossibility, for mankind to arrive to the assured knowledge of those paths which are necessary for him to walk in to bring him to beatitude, that so his ...

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