Cover Stories

Murphy Canyon Mystery

"I thought I was being murdered."

If someone nabs your shopping cart, let them have it and walk away.

Steampunk Junction

Victorian-era science fiction

Costumes are the gateway drug.

Chillin’ inside Paras with the man of 4000 titles

Paras Newsstand in North Park offers Soap Opera Digest, Cheetos, clove cigs, and a whole lot of this and that.

Things to do

What do you mean you’re bored?! An anti-ho-hum compendium.

Jetpack America Want to feel like Superman? After a training video and in-office instruction, strap on a jetpack and take to the air. During the 15- to 60-minute ride, the water-jetting pack can go as ...

Aged out

Exiting foster care can be as difficult as entering

It takes much more than a village.

San Diego Made Better

Random acts of good citizenship.

The correlation between good works and big smiles.

Some people make livings. Others piece them together.

Hustlers, jugglers, bottom-feeders.

From bubble-making to the skid-row standbys, the buck must be turned.

South of the Border

Tales from our rich neighbor: Everything is for the locals — Chad Deal“Tijuana is a junkyard,” and nobody knows Tijuana’s junkyards better than the Sullivans. They go all night at this park — Matthew SuárezTijuana ...

Ed Bedford's 1000 Cheap Eats

Welcome to Tinforkland

He’s never seen a chafing dish that rubbed him the wrong way.

Peoria’s a long way from Petco Park

Superfan, this story is for you.

Thomas Anthony Medica stood in the clubhouse, belly full of breakfast, dressing out as he had done every morning since camp opened. In an hour, there would be a brief meeting as there always was ...

Welcome to City Hall, now go home

Amazing audacity of local government leaders.

The claim that an elected city attorney’s discussions of city business with reporters were off limits to other reporters didn’t sit well with those at NBC.

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