Cover Stories

Poker refugees in Mexico

I could lose $5000 right now and I wouldn’t feel anything.

“Now, I have a much better understanding of money. I understand that it goes in and it goes out.”

Tacos around town

Where to find the crackly fatlings and cheesy edges

It’s a shell of a thing.

Stories of mom

Reader writers share memories of high-waisted denim and pink lipstick

Wonder and Hope — Mom always convinced me it would be an adventure. By Ian Anderson The Animal Keeper— Animals spoke to my mother “in a language only she understood.” By Whitney Butler La Gringa ...

Is there anything to hate about San Diego?

America’s Finest bitch fest

A childhood friend of mine from Chicago recently admitted that she unfollowed my Facebook feed. “In February Chicago had its coldest month on record since 1875! We froze our asses off. Looking at pictures of ...

The cult of the pit

You love me now, but will you when I’m four?

I have a dog in this fight. Or, rather, I had a cat. Mr. Whiskers was my buddy for 12 years. He sat by my computer while I worked, came with me on walks under ...

99% of what we catch we throw back

Accept the craziness of the lobster fisherman

Never name your boat after your wife.

San Diego for sale

Ocular onslaught

Dr. Ken Anderson, the affable owner of Pacific Beach’s Anderson Medical Clinic, has his hands folded, fingers interlaced, on his desk. He’s remembering the date, September 26, 2010. That day, the temperature over 100 degrees ...

The wishful world of tiny houses

Cottage industry

Tiny houses are great if you’re fresh from a divorce.

Someone’s living in a container at the cemetery

Mostly mundane, sometimes hysterical complaints on the city’s website

Yapping pooches, non-complying porches, and that fowl odor. Did your neighbor rat you out or not?

When Vietnamese people say American they always mean white

Living in the in-between

Good-bellied people with novel-like life stories.

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