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Saldaña’s bid got five-figured financial help

Former Democratic state assemblywoman Lori Saldaña, who has left the party and become an independent, came in third to mayor Kevin Faulconer and Democrat Ed Harris in this year’s race for San Diego mayor. The ...

Mudcrutch, Schizos, and Conchords the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 30Wouldn’t it be nice if Beach Boy Brian Wilson performed Pet Sounds at the fairgrounds Thursday night? God only knows. I have every faith that Wilson and his crack band could do the collection ...

A country-fried Fourth, the four-headed hip-hop monster

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 3Back to Brick by Brick on Sunday night, when Ignite lights up the Bay Park bar after Skipjack, Eken Is Dead, and Somatic. The OC’s melodic-hardcore quintet Ignite is touring in support of this ...

Heat and surf tax lifeguards

Nerf gun assailant no joke

June 19 — Fall from a motor bike at Seaforth boat rental lot; 80y/o male with unknown medical condition. LG’s and Fire respond. Patient transported by medic 21 to UCSD. — 21 y/o stingray patient ...

SD Fringe: Eleanor's Story and Baby Mama

Two one-woman shows

Eleanor’s Story: An American Girl in Hitler’s Germany Ingrid Garner based her one-woman show on her grandmother Eleanor Ramrath-Garner’s first-hand accounts about an American-born girl living in Berlin during the Nazi regime and throughout World ...

Barrel-blend it yourself at AleSmith

Beakers and no crowds in Anvil & Stave tasting room

The last weekend of June, AleSmith Brewing Company debuted a new tasting-room concept at its Miramar brewery. Dubbed Anvil & Stave, the first-of-its-kind-bar offers visitors a chance to blend barrel-aged AleSmith beers to taste. As ...

Ocean Beach may sacrifice high-traffic grass

Approval sought for war memorial near lifeguard station

Is a strip of beach-front grass in a park in Ocean Beach the right location to place a memorial that honors veterans? An important decision looms at city hall. The Ocean Beach Community Development Corporation ...

Summer brings record heat, magnolias, and June bugs

Desert explorers should take along enormous quantities of water

The Heat of Summer will most likely reach its feverish peak in inland San Diego County during the coming month — July. (Coastal San Diego is different: since its weather is greatly affected by the ...

SD Fringe: Phantom of the Empire and Bin Laden: The One Man Show

Mind openers

Phantom of the Empire: Return of the Opera At last year’s Fringe Festival, Turning Tydes Theatre Company performed Les Midge: An Unexpected Journey of Hobbit Proportions — i.e., a mash-up of the musical Les Miserables ...

I wanna Liv!

Where have you gone, Liv Tyler?

A promising young luminary beading together a string of pearly performances will gain my loyalty more effectively than yanking a thorn from my paw. After Little Murders and Elliott Gould’s first two pictures for Altman ...

CSU San Marcos and nonprofit high-hog hospitality

Foundation with $50 million funding drive called out for messy bookkeeping, missing data

When it comes to big-money hospitality, California State University at San Marcos and its so-called auxiliary organizations don't stint, and that's become more than a minor problem, according to a report released June 17 by ...

SD Fringe: Eurydice and Josephine

Dances with sheets, dances with feathers

Eurydice isadoraNOW brings the classic tale of Orpheus and Eurydice to life with a fusion of Isadora Duncan’s signature style and contemporary modern dance. In the myth, Orpheus and Eurydice fall in love; Eurydice is ...

Historic Resources Board hot for Caliente sign

But one dissenting vote decides demolition question

On June 23, the City of San Diego's Historic Resources Board met to decide the fate of three painted murals on downtown’s historic California Theatre at 1122 Fourth Avenue. Bruce Coons, executive director of Save ...

SD Fringe: Dr. Svetlana and The Hamlet Comedy Hour

Experiments in funny

Dr. Svetlana San Diego legend Thom Vegh returns to the stage with Dr. Svetlana’s Public & Private Health Lecture Demonstration at the Rosewood Five until July 2. Described as “in the tradition of Theatre of ...

Like eating a cupcake for breakfast

Marvelous Muffins did muffins before they were cool

“Fifty years.” I had to ask her to repeat it, because she was telling me Marvelous Muffins had been open in Shelter Island for 50 years, and she’s owned it for 20 of them. That ...

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