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Death of a Landlord

Tribute from “the kind of tenant everybody wants!”

You should come home. Rod died. I got the text from my roommate on a Sunday night. “Oh, Rod,” I sighed. It was sudden news, and I wanted to be surprised. But I couldn’t be. ...

June 2016 record releases by San Diego bands

Here's what's coming this summer

Marcelo Radulovich has a new release this week, Insomnia Party Feathers, issued under the moniker Son of Radul. “It hops around various genres, instruments, and languages, with six songs in English, six in Spanish, and ...

Hate-watching Marvel movies in favor of reading comic books

Liked. Past tense.

Dear Hipster: So, the new Captain America movie is doing pretty well in theaters, having earned some three-hundred-million dollars or so as I write this, which I assume means it has a cross-cultural appeal. Still, ...

Prime Healthcare charged for alleged false claims

Whistleblower worked at Alvarado

The federal government today (May 25) charged Prime Healthcare Services with fraud for billing for medically unnecessary in-patient short-stay admissions that should have been classified on an outpatient/observation status. The suit was filed in federal ...

No cover, no problem for three San Diego clubs

...and the bands still get paid

Hosting original bands without a cover charge has become a successful business model at three San Diego nightspots. The owners of the Salty Frog in Imperial Beach, the Manhattan in Chula Vista, and the Pour ...

Financial Advice to Poets

Plus three more by Joseph S. Salemi

Military Funeral The muffled roll of drums, the folded flag; Three volleys from bolt-actions, sharp and crisp; The clink of cartridge casings, and a wisp Of bluish smoke. Then Taps begins its drag Of lengthened ...

Raise an unlimited joe to long-dead Yankee Jim

Real seducer

He thought they were joking. Even when they had him standing on a horse-drawn dray with a rope around his neck. All he’d done was go for a joyride in a rowboat. He called it ...

Eaten by Canadians

San Diego band Taken by Canadians releases its creepiest set yet

Based in Oceanside, Taken by Canadians features fiddler/keyboardist Anna Zinova, bassist Marco Savoia, drummer Tristan Faulk-Webster, and singer/guitarist Ben Ambrosini, who’s currently prepping Oceanside’s Silver Cloud Lounge for a grand re-opening. “We Eat You Like ...

Coronado’s Clintonian legacy

Bill is doing the heavy lifting here

Hillary Clinton has been conspicuously absent from San Diego’s hustings during the weeks leading up to the California primary. Instead, her husband, former president Bill Clinton, is doing the heavy lifting here. His latest trip ...

Maybe we get to work alongside the Creator later on

Q&A with Hope United Methodist's pastor Brian Kent

Hope United Methodist Church Contact: 16550 Bernardo Heights Pkwy., Rancho Bernardo; 858-485-5840; hopeumc.com Membership: 870 Pastor: Brian Kent Age: 60 Born: Greeley, CO Formation: Point Loma Nazarene University, Point Loma; Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley Years ...

San Diego psych-rockers Earthless and Harsh Toke split sides

Acid Crusher/Mount Swan due to drop May 27

It might have been fate, it might have been celestial machinations, it might have been the two bands’ mutual love, but Earthless and Harsh Toke, two of the heaviest, THC-est bands on the San Diego ...

Opening day for catfish night-fishing this Friday

Try chicken liver or shrimp

Lake Jennings, off the I-8 in Lakeside, is an 85-acre reservoir at about 700 feet in elevation. It holds channel catfish, largemouth bass, stocked trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, and even “wipers” — a white ...

Half a smile is better than no smile

Katie Burke faces her past

It was Monday morning, August 24th of 2015, when 28-year-old Katie Burke woke up feeling something wasn’t quite right, like maybe she had eaten too much salt. Her face felt different, bloated. She looked in ...

Francofonia, Hockney, The Lobster, X-Men: Apocalypse

All opening this week

Francofonia Credits normally withheld for a closing crawl open Aleksandr Sokurov’s (Russian Ark) latest self important hymn to the importance of art museums. Listen as the disembodied voice of the documentarian expresses disappointment over his ...

Hipster uses for that mystery room

No pantries allowed

Dear Hipster: I just moved into a really cool duplex apartment. A duplex is technically an apartment, right? It’s not some separate category of house? Anyways, the apartment has this tiny little room, which I ...

To call Hollywood “noir” is misleading

Fade out

Before the police arrived, many of Taylor’s friends ransacked the bungalow — and not for souvenirs.

One visit to Tijuana River Valley will not be enough

A multitude of trails and habitats will require a return visit to explore all

The Tijuana River Valley Regional Park (TRVRP) provides a wide variety of year-round recreational opportunities within its 1800 acres that include a bird and butterfly garden, community gardens, multi-use open-space turf area, and five ball ...

Study seeks best treatment for jellyfish stings

Stung. Now what?

Jellyfish stings are a familiar part of the beachgoing experience. But, says UC San Diego medical student John Stevenson, there is no conclusive data on treatment. Along with two UC San Diego doctors, Richard Clark ...

A visit to Camp David

An extra-heavy dose of folksy wisdom

Perhaps there’s a secret society of actors who have played the President of the United States. Membership is as simple as standing onstage, or in front of a camera, and portraying the holder of this ...

Junk-shop glam band Giuda

Rockers from Rome touring behind their latest, Speaks Evil

This band Giuda is for real. No, not a sardonic comedy act, although when I first heard them I thought they were jesting a couple of my favorite eras in pop music — punk and ...

John Sarkisian, big in business circles

But he lost the lawsuit and hasn’t paid his victim

John Sarkisian is an establishment darling. He is one of the purported economic experts interviewed regularly for the Union-Tribune’s “EconoMeter” feature. He is founder and vice chairman of Carlsbad’s Pro Performance Sports (doing business as ...

Live life in a modern sculpture

The residence took four years to design and build

Current Owner: Stefan Lemperle Beds: 4 Baths: 4 List Price: $8,795,000 La Jolla’s Lemperle Glass House, a 2007-built modern contemporary home is described in listing materials as “warm modern luxury redefined” and named after owner ...

Lobbying loyalties

Corps of them haunt city hall

The corps of lobbyists haunting San Diego’s city hall didn’t pull down quite as much money in 2015 as they did the year before. An accounting by the city’s ethics commission reveals that registered influence-peddlers ...

That not-in-my-backyard-mentality

Countywide feedback about Francis Parker

Violence Against Animals This is a horrible image that you put on the cover of the May 19 issue, a picture of a shark that was slaughtered to death. The people in the picture are ...

The Who Hits 50! hits town

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

Thursday 26My records are sorta sorted by genre, and there’s one stack I almost never reach for, a stack built on the backs of bands such as Girls Against Boys, the Rapture, and L.A.’s Moving ...

Velvet Underground Undercover, Giuda, Voivod

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

Sunday 29Often referred to as a “junk-shop glam” band, but never dismissively, the rockers-from-Rome, Giuda, are touring behind last year’s Speaks Evil, a collection that finds the five-piece borrowing from Brit-punk as well as ’70s ...

May 19 Crossword Contenders

Martha Awdziewicz, Clairemont, 5. L. Barling, El Cajon, 5. Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 5. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 5. Chris Byzewski, San Diego, 5. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 5. Annette Coppede, San Diego, 5. Allan Dorfman, ...

May 19 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Bliss Beedle, Encinitas, 5. (winner!) Gregory Chauncey, La Jolla, 5. (winner!) Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 5. Alford Claibone, San Diego, 5. (winner!) Patrick Driscoll, Santee, 5. (winner!) Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 5. Don Ganoe, ...

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