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Tacos

Good-mood food

Asada days and adobada nights — A little taste of Loreto in San Diego. by Mary Beth Abate Tacos where you least expect them — Looking beyond standard tacolandia. By Ed Bedford Taco mecca — ...

Gone Baby Gone's latest, Love Stories, inspired by local band gossip

Just like high school

“This album is self-released, because DIY is how we roll, baby,” says Gone Baby Gone frontwoman Veronica Collins (aka Dizzy). “Not to say we wouldn’t love to have someone take us under their wing and ...

Death times

Go to work or go free?

Yet another try to hurry up executions on California’s death row has drawn $12,500 from the San Diego Police Officers Association’s political action committee. In addition to hastening their demise, the measure would put death-row ...

Del Mar’s Boardroom

Like, wow, dude.

Beginning in the mid 20th Century, surfing culture was its music, clothing, and language. For decades, the boards were pretty much the same; the main difference being the long board and the short board. Hobie, ...

Alleged father-son fleecers in trouble again

Galanis family charged in case involving investors in Native American bonds

Oceanside's John Galanis and his son Jason of Los Angeles have been charged both civilly and criminally with defrauding investors in phony Native American tribal bonds. Both suits were filed against the pair and five ...

Artisanal filler text

Pure hipster poetry

Dear Hipster: Your recent attempt at Latin wordsmithing reminded me of something, and I wonder, have you ever heard of hipster ipsum? It’s a website that generates hipster-themed dummy text (what we web developers call ...

A teepee for Blau

B-ball great Bill Walton lends his Balboa Park–adjacent backyard for music video shoot

While Bill Walton’s son Luke is getting all the media attention for being named the Los Angeles Lakers’ new head coach, his backyard teepee stars in a new music video. “Bill was so nice to ...

Let the cow mow the grass

Three poems by Frederick Turner

The Peace Treaty My neighbor’s cow has got across The green creek down below, She’s on my island, eating grass That I had planned to mow. And so I sit and watch her graze, And ...

Hit Cabo Wabo #2, scarf a big burger

Yes! Dive bar

Fish tacos, 99 cents? With all the taco talk this week, how come I missed this place? I should have seen the taco deal on the signs outside. But I was busy trying to figure ...

Goodbye, Melville; hello, Sally Ride

Research vessel had several claims to fame

Scripps Institution of Oceanography has bid bon voyage to R/V Melville, a research vessel that has cruised the world’s oceans since 1969. Last month, the U.S. Navy turned over operations of the ship, now named ...

Wells Fargo turkeys

Currying mayoral favor

A political contribution is a terrible thing to waste, judging from a recent disclosure by Kevin Faulconer revealing that giant Wells Fargo bank has deposited $5000 in the Republican mayor’s name with the United Negro ...

Against the Inevitable

This land is mine: The Cupeño removal of 1903, part three of four

Tents and campfire smoke signaled the end for the Cupeño.

Hello, my name is Tom Brosseau

One-time local folkie returns to play Java Joe's

And now, here’s Tom Brosseau on the radio, on NPR, and while a listener does not straightaway recognize the cadence and distinct voice, there comes that smile of recognition when the identity is finally laid ...

Carlsbad's Marty Schwartz is "the number-one online guitar teacher in the world"

I watch that guy!

“It’s crazy,” says Carlsbad resident Marty Schwartz, “so far my lessons have gotten over a half a billion hits on YouTube. Not to sound pompous, but I am the number-one online guitar teacher in the ...

At issue with the issues

Reader feedback

The Reader’s Anti-Chargers Agenda Recently you published a cartoon alluding to the Chargers having never cared about Junior Seau (Obermeyer, May 5). And now they build support for their new stadium using his memory. As ...

Ballard’s building breakdown

Crucible for change

High-Rise, adapted from the novel by J.G. Ballard, begins as its story ends — with the handsome, introspective lead character (Tom Hiddleston) picking through the rubble of a broken building, finding a dog, bringing it ...

Poor little rich girl

Obscure and fractious ideas in Dinner With Marlene

The conflict between Old World aristocrats and American New Money was once a real concern. The peerage dreaded the inevitable wresting from their hands of social privilege by plucky upstarts with Gilded Age fortunes. In ...

Views of homes and ranches where Kumeyaay once lived

Follow a zigzag trail to a view point that ends at the old Flume Trail.

Although the 88-acre El Monte County Park was one of the first areas set aside for a park in the county, it was not until February 2011 that an official trail to East County’s landmark ...

Surf and salad

Tijuana is exploding with vegetarian and vegan restaurants

Tijuana is an undeniable pescaterian paradise. Seafood influences from coastal states such as Sonora, Sinaloa, and Nayarit are well suited for the warmer climate of the North, making for adventurous reinterpretations of Sea of Cortez ...

Is risotto too mainstream?

Maybe 15 years ago risotto was an all-access pass to free love

Dear Hipster: I would like to share a very specific observation made as a single woman in the twenty-something to thirty-something dating pool. I’ve gone on more than a few first dates where, instead of ...

Taco mecca

San Diegans will try anything in a (hard or soft) taco shell

It’s been said that no Chinese restaurant will ever go out of business in New York because there’s enough people willing to try a place at least once. That’s how Mexican food is in San ...

John "Swami" Reis produces compilation record of 22 San Diego bands

More bang bang for your buck

The Schizophonics blast the compilation Hardcore Matinee wide open with a two-minute scree of post-punk rock violence called “Red Planet,” which sets the tone for the 21 original tracks to follow from hometown artists such ...

Edward, Prince of Wales, lived here

Melrose Ranch has quite a history

Current Owner: de Jong Family Beds: 5 Baths: 4 List Price: $28,000,000 Listing materials for Melrose Ranch, a “one of a kind property,” assure that the place has been “amazingly restored by a family of ...

Tacos where you least expect them

Looking beyond standard tacolandia

Here’s what I was thinking: ever since Glen Bell ran with the hard-shell taco idea and created Taco Bell back in the 1950s, tacos have become part of our landscape. Except now the real taco ...

Great coffee to foster the next churchgoing generation

Palisades Presbyterian pastor prophecies about the church's future

Membership: 380 Pastor: Daniel L. Hagmaier Age: 55 Born: Union City, PA Formation: Florida Bible College, Hollywood, FL; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, GA Years Ordained: 20 San Diego Reader: How ...

Asada days and adobada nights

A little taste of Loreto in San Diego.

I spent February and March in Loreto, Baja California Sur, a charming town on the Sea of Cortez that dates from 1697. Small and friendly, the place made it easy to settle into a routine ...

He kept snaking me

Blatantly frisky dolphins...only at Black’s

NAME: Jackson Lettow AGE: 15 LOCATION: Scripps Pier FAVORITE SURF SPOT: Cardiff or Scripps on a big day with no wind I distinctly remember going out one day with my dad when I was about ...

Taquerias up and down the coast, inland and outland

My jams

I know what I like. No matter what the cuisine, I go here for this, there for that, and somewhere else for a third thing. Up and down the coast, inland and outland, there are ...

Qualcomm and Jack in the Box struggle to boost stock prices

San Diego giants sell well below their highs

Stocks of two of San Diego’s most-admired companies have dropped sharply from their all-time highs around $100. One, Qualcomm, dropped around 90 percent before recovering, but the plunge took place long ago, in the early ...

A taco for every mood

From casual to fancy, from familiar to foreign.

Sometimes I crave the comfort of familiarity, and other times I’m eager to embark on an adventure with exciting flavor combinations. On busy days, I search for food that is fast and inexpensive, but now ...

Working both ends

Ballot measures square off

The business of ballot measures is booming in San Diego, though some big-money donors are still waiting for their payoffs in more ways than one. A controversial measure authored by attorney Cory Briggs to raise ...

Classic Tijuana taquerías

A few of the best known taquerias for local Tijuanenses

Tijuanenses will never agree what taquería has the best taco, but what they can agree on is that the very best in the world is found in Tijuana. Though Tacos El Gordo dominates the San ...

Beyoncé, Bradley, Bird, beets...

...and the Best of the Rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 12What’s “Becky with the good hair” got that Beyoncé doesn’t? Only Jay Z knows. That’s but a note on Beyoncé’s latest hit record, Lemonade, an R&B-flavored concept album that the current queen of pop ...

Interesting, unusual, and offal tacos

Taco-filling outliers

You can walk into any taco shop in town and order without looking at a menu. Everybody does carnitas, carne asada, and some kind of fish, and most do at least one of these well. ...

Hardcore Matinee, Modern English, King Gizzard

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

Sunday 15John “Swami” Reis will release his compilation of San Diego bands, Hardcore Matinee, which includes 22 tracks by 22 bands that fit his “three-fold” concept. “Not only was the record part of this idea, ...

May 5 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 3. Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Alford Claibone, San Diego, 3. Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 3. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 3. Don Ganoe, San Diego, 3. (winner!) ...

May 5 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 3. L. Barling, El Cajon, 3. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 3. John Bruno, Escondido, 3. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 3. Chris Byzewski, San Diego, 3. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 3. Annette Coppede, San ...

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