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NFL Owners: A dysfunctional gang at best

Colts owner’s girlfriend reportedly rode the horse till she died.

Evidence collected near Wundrum’s body in the $139,500 townhouse Irsay had given her the year before included an “orange plate w/white powder, straw, razor.”

December's discs due to drop

Record-release roundup

Following up their debut full-length, slack-pop rockers the Drabs have a holiday-themed EP out this week, Here Comes the Joy, available on CD and featuring original tracks “Santa’s Got Toys,” “This Year,” “Mary Christmas,” and ...

Tess knew she was the victim and still equal to other women

What are you reading? “I just finished Tess of the d’Ubervilles, by Thomas Hardy. It’s about a woman in Britain in the 1800s who is raped and winds up expecting a child. Instead of blaming ...

The County of San Diego leaps into print

Merits must be extolled

The County of San Diego, which already operates a high-dollar video news operation to extoll its merits, now wants to leap into print. According to an October 16 request for quotation posted online, the county’s ...

Honky-tonker Nikki Lane

Country-rock outlaw wants All or Nothin'

Yep, it’s country music through and through, with plenty of South Carolina drawl, reverb, guitar twang, and liberal amounts of pedal-steel guitar to close the deal. But don’t be fooled by Nikki Lane’s alt-rock roots ...

Senator wanted pressure on Mitsubishi for failed reactor

As favor to Edison, Feinstein wrote ambassador to Japan

New documents have surfaced that show Sen. Dianne Feinstein — as a favor to Southern California Edison — wrote the United States ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, asking her to intervene with the government of ...

Au revoir to noir

It's all Café La Rue now, but a fitting tribute to Paris

I went here before the Paris massacre. Now I’m glad I did. Because it makes you remember what it is you love about the French. Like, Paris, and the café life they gave the world. ...

All Jehu's Parties

San Diego post-rock quartet Drive Like Jehu to curate All Tomorrow's Parties 2016

The long-dormant Drive Like Jehu entered the 21st Century with a much-publicized concert at Balboa Park’s Spreckels Organ Pavilion alongside civic organist Carol Williams, and now the San Diego post-rock quartet has been asked to ...

Secret in Their Eyes dumbs down another foreign film

Who talks like this?

It’s no secret that Secret in Their Eyes is an English-language remake of Juan José Campanella’s far superior Argentinian thriller (and winner of 2010’s Best Foreign Film Oscar) of the same name. Frankly, we wouldn’t ...

Fabiani splits with Lehane

The man San Diego fans love to hate

Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani has finally split the business with his longtime Bill Clinton–era sidekick Chris Lehane, the similarly combative political and PR consultant whose 2013 movie Knife Fight about the rough-and-tumble business of ...

Zoom Zoom

X guitarist Billy Zoom is back in business after cancer scare

X guitarist Billy Zoom was diagnosed with bladder cancer this past July. The band performed summer shows with Texan Jesse Dayton (who’s played guitar for Willie Nelson, among others) sitting in while Zoom commenced treatment ...

The only alternative for having eternal life

Pastor Bancroft’s urgent message

To say that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven is not a politically correct thing to say, but it’s certainly what the Bible says.

Tour the Cuyamacas from creek to peak in just one hike

Stonewall to Upper Green Valley offers a beautiful and comprehensive perspective

This hike offers an opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of the Cuyamaca Mountains. The loop travels along Cold Stream Creek under shady, ancient oaks with the sound of water gently flowing over rocks, ...

After the Blow

Local filmmaker Bill Perrine and his camera follow Octagrape on tour

In the early 1990s, British radio disc jockey John Peel created UK stars out of San Diego’s post-punk band Trumans Water. He thought Trumans was a seasoned band that had spent years playing together. He ...

Who will sail the ship home?

Living History VIPs at Cabrillo

The first modern industrial activity in the Americas was shipbuilding in the early 17th century, some 60 years after Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo set foot on Point Loma. Among the ships used by explorers in the ...

La Jolla Playhouse gets Indecent

Immigration assimilation

The biggest problem with Indecent may be that there's too little of it.

RezRadio reaches the world

And no car or beer ads.

“On the reservation they have a saying,” Fox chuckled, “‘B.C.—before casino.’’’

Rumble Fest II coming at you!

"My friends used to call me Danger Dave, now I'm Decent Dave"

“I guess it was just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time,” says Tijuana Rumble Fest organizer David Villegas. “This random crook popped out of nowhere and tried to pick ...

A home with a place to park your seaplane

Remodeled mansion below the Silver Strand

Beds: 6 Baths: 7 Current Owner: Roger Anderson Asking Price: $10,990,000 This week: a newly remodeled mansion in the exclusive Coronado Cays, a private community below Silver Strand State Beach on the southwestern edge of ...

Retired cop sues Border Patrol

Donald Lumb says he was assaulted at I-8 inspection checkpoint

Retired Chula Vista police officer Donald Lumb is accusing Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at a checkpoint on Interstate 8 east of Pine Valley of attacking him, then arresting him on false charges of ...

A vibrant visit from one of Pixar’s pencil-pushing pros

The Good Dinosaur is now roaming at a theater near you

To build interest in their latest feature, The Good Dinosaur (opening today), Pixar sent some of the artists involved in its production out into the world to talk about their work. Last month, story artist ...

What do you name your kid when hyphenation doesn't cut it anymore?

Rear the children with pride and patronymics

Dear Hipster: My wife and I have been talking about having a kid, really just kicking the idea around more than anything else, and I was surprised to find out that she is absolutely, 100% ...

When should a game be canceled?

There’s no “Commission on Whether to Cancel Sporting Events”

There were seven separate terror attacks in Paris. The first two killed four people (three suicide bombers and one civilian), outside Stade de France, the national sports stadium. France was playing Germany in an international ...

Underwater scream

Face-to-face with a shark — wait...sea turtle

It was different today. I couldn’t get anywhere near where I usually enter the ocean, so I had to walk through business districts, hike a trail, and climb down a different cliff to get to ...

National Football League warms to gamblers

The league was founded by and for high rollers

The National Football League might be returning to its roots: wide-open gambling — legal or illegal. The league has embraced the concept of people playing fantasy football for money — choosing real players in a ...

Three Poems by Thomas Gray

Considered something of a “one-hit wonder”

On the Death of Richard West In vain to me the smiling Mornings shine, And reddening Phœbus lifts his golden fire; The birds in vain their amorous descant join; Or cheerful fields resume their green ...

Spanos looks to maximize the Chargers

Los Angeles means wheeling and dealing with wealthy Democrats

Word that soon-to-retire Walt Disney Company chief executive Bob Iger is in line for similar duties with the Chargers if the organization is green-lighted by the NFL to head for Los Angeles marks yet another ...

Editor's inbox

"Bovine scatology is bovine scatology."

We Can Learn a Lot from War Please invite Mr. Tam Hoang back to write about his adventures in education. “I Teach War” (November 19 cover story) is the best piece I’ve read all year! ...

Clash undercover, Dead Cross revealed

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

Sunday 29Ghost town saloon band Dani Bell & the Tarantist rolls into Whistle Stop Sunday night. Their debut Dark West is cinematic, chilling, and tons of fun to listen to. I am addicted to its ...

Gobble-n-rock

Monk's crunks for Thanksgiving weekend

Thursday 26Have a tryptophantastic holiday, Crawler followers, for tomorrow we rock! Friday 27The band that has more hooks than a hillbilly’s tackle box, Nashville Pussy, is on tour this winter celebrating the release of their ...

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