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That Seventies vibe

Eye of Newt, Toe of Frog San Diego covens. Force claimed he had played a role, witchwise, in the indictment of San Diego's former Mayor Curran and his staff, in the Yellow Cab scandal. By ...

Ten clubs in one night for one price

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 30–September 4

Tuesday 30 KSDS introduces the first annual Jazz Club Caravan, which tours to ten jazz spots from 6 to 10 p.m. Buses run every 10 minutes and the cover price is included in one ticket, ...

Is El Niño giving way to La Niña?

The days of wahoo, shortbill spearfish, blue marlin, and opah in U.S. Pacific waters may be over.

Inshore: The calico catch continues to slide as the rockfish pick up, seemingly early in season after the last two amazing years in the San Diego area inshore fishery. Yellowtail numbers also fell off dramatically, ...

Mozart or Paxil?

No one likes ugly-man-sob face

I feel that it is appropriate every now and then to get a tad personal in my writing here. Today I look to Mozart once again. We just discussed the mammoth release of recordings for ...

San Diego snags coveted nod from prestigious periodical

No. 4 on the charts, but No. 1 in their hearts

Citing the city’s “temperate climate, numerous underpasses, beautiful public parks, and historically generous populace,” Hobo Magazine has awarded San Diego its annual “golden shopping cart,” ranking it the number-one city in the country in which ...

Poke by any other name would not taste as sweet

Wherefore art thou, One N Half?

Right on trend, I noticed a new poke shop is about to open on University Avenue in North Park, and it’s got a terrible name. Poki One N Half does use an alternate spelling of ...

OB hippies, San Diego oceanfront lots, Sunset Cliffs deaths, Pacific Beach gangs

Beach life: 1981-1991

Low Tide at OB Today, although drug traffic is still heavy, the overall crime rate for serious offenses – including rape and other sex crimes, assault, burglary, robbery, grand theft, auto theft, and petty theft ...

A time of shore birds and jasminum

Shore Birds migrating southward are beginning to arrive in San Diego County. Through fall and winter various ducks, sandpipers, and plovers will be spotted in increased numbers in the county’s coastal wetlands. Best bird-watching spots ...

Mountain bikers allowed on Miramar? Affirmative

"The decision has been made to open Stowe Trail."

Last year, mountain bikers who trespassed onto U.S. Marine Corps land at the east end of Miramar received $500 citations and saw their bikes (and in one case, a motorcycle) seized by military police. Next ...

Come for the beer and food, stay for the bowling

Mason Ale Works already at work on a second brew house

The team behind Rancho Bernardo's Urge Gastropub is getting their bowling alley after all. The Reader first announced the plan to turn a Vista fitness center into a combined brewpub and bowling alley two years ...

Mozart 225

It's like a musicology degree in a box

Next year will be the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death. To celebrate/capitalize there is a new complete edition of Mozart’s music being released in the form of a 200 disc box set. It’s called W. ...

No 16-piece orchestra necessary

Oklahoma! at New Village Arts

Today we as a nation face the threat of international and domestic terrorism in ways we have never experienced before. It is against this backdrop — similar to the one faced on Broadway in 1943 ...

Grossmont school-board candidate claims misrepresentation

Says rival's ballot statement implies he has no classroom experience

The war of words between two candidates for Grossmont Union High School District trustee spot has spilled over into court. On August 23, candidate Kevin Conover, who teaches Bible studies and creationism to students through ...

Bread and Salt and bricks and bass

Rob Thorsen releases his sort-of solo set, Bass Is the Space, with a concert this Sunday

“I’m excited and I feel good about it,” says bassist Rob Thorsen, referring to the upcoming CD-release party for his new record, Bass Is the Space, that he has planned for Sunday, August 28, at ...

Lo and behold a movie this weekend!

Movies opening this week: Lo and Behold, Hands of Stone, and more

It’s a quiet week on the new-release front, at least in terms of what we were able to see. I wanted Werner Herzog’s take on the Internet in Lo and Behold to be a little ...

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