Cover Stories

Feast! 2013

Reader foodies set the table for you with this year's delectably eclectic restaurant guide. Dig in!

Movie lover's paradise

Scott Marks scripts Kensington Video’s story

Mom-and-pop movie shop Kensington Video is a film-renters haven for its top-shelf collection and personal — familial, even — service. Oh, and their knowledge of all things Charles Bronson.

Wind turbines are everywhere out here

They're over 300 feet high. They kill birds. They're linked to cancer.

A lot of windmills being installed on the Anza-Borrego Desert floor. Besides visual blight, backcountry residents complain of health issues and the unknown.

College? No thanks.

Uneducated but not unlearned.

Young guys explain why they are passing on going to college. Absurd expense and subsequent debt is one reason, but even a young man from a well-off family sees other deterrents.

After Dark: San Diego Nightlife

Life begins when the day ends

Hipness, hobnobbery, and crullers at 4am.

What am I doing in Eastlake?

Not quite the place to be.

Author Elizabeth Salaam writes about her neighborhood in the South Bay: Eastlake, which boomed and then busted in the housing crisis.

Baja is back

Hip and delicious. There’s no reason not to get in your car and go.

Tijuana is making a comeback, thanks to hipsters, hypesters, and people that never gave up on the border city.

Laugh Lines: Improv vs stand-up

Funny business.

Stand-up is darker and gritty. Improv is happier and supportive.

Burrito Boys

More practical than church

The “Burrito Boys” is a group of young and old men who make burritos in Tierrasanta on a Saturday night and take them downtown to give away to the homeless and hungry on Sunday. The “Burrito Babes” apply the hot sauce.

Jeff Olson, the Mad Chalker

Writing’s on the wall. Graffiti or free speech?

Jeff Olson, prosecuted by San Diego city attorney Jan Goldsmith for writing chalk graffiti on the sidewalk outside a Bank of America branch in North Park.

Hard to breathe in Barrio Logan

No puedo respirar

Barrio Logan’s mixture of residential and industrial use has taken its toll on the citizenry, who have higher rates of asthma than people in other San Diego neighborhoods.