Jeff Smith noon, March 8
Academia's dirty little secret.
Interviews with adjunct professors who realize that the colleges and universities that employ them never intend to give them tenure. Most teachers who make a living out of it have to hold down more than one job.
Eliminating graffiti from the ’hood feels good as well.
How some graffiti vandals became graffiti artists, thanks in part to City Heights’ Writerz Blok art park.
All kinds of tidings.
My wife likes to say that she hates Christmas. She says it when the traditions start to feel like nothing more than obligations, when the outings become ordeals, when the expenses become extravagances. What’s awful ...
Magic in a bottle.
Ramona winemakers are a humble lot. They don’t care that Temecula gets all the limos because they have the wine.
Jack Ruby's La Jolla rabbi
According to his rabbi, Jack Ruby was visited in jail after the shooting of Oswald by Joe Campisi, an Italian restaurant owner.
Guns n’ privacy
An app developed by UCSD lecturer Brett Stalbaum allows users to pinpoint exact spots of irresponsible gun ownership, storage, and use. However, it has been criticized for being unreliable and a potential invasion of privacy.
Dark times for high school ball
Ongoing conflict between San Diego Unified School District and residents next to Hoover High School: stadium lights were installed with bond money and no environmental impact report. A judge ruled that the lights should remain off for now. Nevertheless, the district plans to install stadium lights at Crawford and Point Loma high schools, as well as Kearny, La Jolla, Lincoln, Mira Mesa, Mission Bay, San Diego, and Scripps Ranch.
Awash in suds
San Diego’s top-ten breweries, according to Brandon Hernández, who was here when it all began.
Polly want a visa?
Most parrot species in the wild are threatened or endangered, yet, here in our urban jungles, parrots are flourishing.
Who is this multimedia bombshell?
Eliza Jane Schneider, self-proclaimed “actress, oral historian, dialectologist, singer, songwriter, playwright, voice artist, and fiddle player,” has been working on Freedom of Speech, her 34-character, one-woman show, for two decades.
I started to get dizzy, started to see lights
San Diego spear fishermen of today come from a lineage that began in the ’30s, with the Bottom Scratchers of La Jolla. Today there are less fish but the equipment is superior. Nevertheless, it’s easy to drown when a big sea bass takes you for a ride through a kelp ball.