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Quartyard concept

Urban venue loses its space but finds its way

Good news: you get a 30,000-square-foot lot of prime downtown real estate to hold events. Bad news: the East Village property is so in demand that plans are afoot to plop a highrise on the ...

Oktoberfest is upon us

Best events for early October in San Diego

Friday | 30 Nemr Lebanese/American comedian Nemr has pioneered stand-up comedy throughout the Middle East, where he performs in English. He grew up in San Diego and then moved back to Lebanon with his family. ...

Bug season

Get your spiny lobster limit starting October 1

This October first, a lot of divers and boaters will enter the ocean in the dark during the first hours of the month with one thing in mind: lobster. When you hear “lobster,” most think ...

Tuna casserole made funny in Manifest Destinitis

Yankee flu symptoms include “a deep, abiding terror of losing one’s land, family, language, and Spanish culture.”

San Diego sees many world premieres in various stages of readiness. The San Diego Rep’s opening night for Manifest Destinitis didn’t feel new at all. To a person the cast and designers performed as if ...

Listen for the “wacka-wacka” in Live Oak Park

Visit one of the oldest parks in the county and discover an Indian kitchen

Live Oak County Park is one of the area’s oldest parks where Fallbrook is said to have begun. It is a sprawling 27-acre tract in the middle of an old-growth grove of coast live oaks, ...

Fifty years of Kurt Russell puts him in Deepwater

Well from hell

From Disney to Elvis(es) to Plissken and now Jimmy Harrell in Deepwater Horizon, opening Friday at a multiplex near you, those of a certain age would be hard-pressed to recall a period when they didn’t ...

In Cousteau’s slipstream

Sproul takes measurements of Scripps Canyon 40 years after Jacques Cousteau's attempt

Commercial fishing boats near Scripps Pier must stay out of the adjoining areas, but La Jolla visitors might have noticed a ship recently prowling around the underwater reserve: the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. During the ...

It’s a dubious privilege to be a hipster

Still very much a class apart from the mainstream

Dear Hipster: As one of my friends recently noted on Facebook, “Part of being a Hipster is pretending you aren’t a Hipster, and in fact insisting you don’t like Hipsters. But, what science is still ...

Not just a home — a soaring tour de force

A potential front seat at the convadium

Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Current Owner: Robert Wright | List Price: $5,900,000 The Harbor Club condominium complex, comprising two towers at the foot of Harbor Drive across from the convention center and blocks ...

Y’all are rude

Look up from your phone, look another person in the eyeballs, and use your mouth to communicate gratitude

I still get all red-faced and flummoxed when I think back to the first time I ever made the mistake of holding the door open for someone in San Diego. I cannot for the life ...

Cosmonauts launch A-Ok!

Orange County indie act hits the Hideout Monday night

As a recording unit, Cosmonauts are so tied in to pop culture’s past that they sound like many eras and genres all at once. The dudes can shift around from jam-band stuff not unlike demos ...

Steve Martin has no point

Who needs clarity when you have charm and humor?

Why do we say what we say? It’s not always a clear choice. Sometimes we just say stuff. Where do the words come from? Who’s in there calling the shots? It could be a single ...

Cyndi always sang

Ms. Lauper is back on the charts — the country charts

Cyndi Lauper’s sung R&B, electronica, classics, obscurities, and picked up a Grammy and a Tony for writing the Kinky Boots musical. She brings her new country album, Detour, to Humphreys by the Bay October 3 ...

Spectator sports walloping the arts

But San Diego is an exception

There is a battle in our society: jockstraps versus aesthetes; violence versus violins. The struggle is between lovers of sports and lovers of the arts. Sorry to say, but nationwide, sports are winning big over ...

Chick bait and the big-money merry-go-round

Clients seeking favor at City Hall include Airbnb, BOOS Development West, EBI Consulting, and Topgolf International

Yet another turn of the San Diego City Council staff’s rapidly revolving high-dollar door has landed former Chris Cate aide Julianna Chick in the offices of California Strategies, the influential lobbying and government affairs outfit ...

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