Cover Stories

75 reasons to love San Diego

America's funnest city

75 fun, way out-of-the-ordinary things to do in San Diego County.

Can you find the big secret in this casino?

Reservation’s reservations

Interviews with Pala tribe members who are at odds since Indian gaming was made legal in California.

You can't pet a solar panel

Wrong project, wrong place

Some Ramona residents don’t like at all the plan to install 42 acres of solar panels on a neighboring property…mostly for aesthetic reasons, despite assurances, promises, and revised plans from the contractor.

They Do It the Hard Way: San Diegans who refuse to modernize

Deep-blue collar

The Printer “My buddy in San Francisco got his finger smashed in an old printing press. It actually turned the bone to powder. He had no phone in his warehouse to call for help, so ...

We spend every dime on our costumes

Some don't do it for the money.

Interviews with women of the San Diego burlesque scene/business.

Lords of the Drink

The art of the sip.

Alchemy's Ricardo Heredia, Noble Experiment's Anthony Schmidt, and the U.S. Grant's Jeff Josenhans share their glass art.

From sheep to sweater in 12 hours

The idiot-proof alpaca

Interviews with alpaca owners, spinners, and weavers who live in San Diego’s East County mountain region.

In P.B. the hotter you are the easier it is not to care

Fifteen intimate strangers

Author Maggie Young’s tell-all of her promiscuous days of booze and oblivion in the frenzied, lonely beach town of Pacific Beach.

Shame: Few visit women prisoners

Ladies in lockup

You meet some of the best people in prison.

Happy Hour: Walk, roll, run, or crawl, just be on time!

In the Reader's special 2013 Happy Hour issue, Chad Deal, Ian Pike, and Ed Bedford share their picks for San Diego's best happy hours, that time of day when the glass is always half full. ...