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Billy Bacon rides again

Tex-Mex rocker returns to town for a record-release

When Billy Bacon launched the Forbidden Pigs in 1984 he was as happy as a pig in a roots-rock poke. His Tex-Mex trio was buoyed by a flourishing San Diego roots scene that included the ...

The Hanged Man

This is it. The final installment of Diary of a Diva.

I have kept every message I’ve ever received, the most poignant and rewarding being the responses to my stories about my struggles with anxiety and depression.

A smaller, faster, cheaper Comic-Con

Also: Cheech Marin wants you to drink mezcal

Friday | 26 Do you think Comic-Con has gotten too big? Check out this smaller and much more affordable celebration of nerdy culture and exploration of fandom with cosplay, gaming, comics, panels, workshops, unique vendors, ...

Voice of rock Glenn Hughes

Hall of Fame bassist visits Brick by Brick

Who does Deep Purple, Stevie Wonder, and Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi all have in common? That would be Glenn Hughes, the singing bassist from Los Angeles by way of England. One loses track of how ...

Discount textbook shop forced out at San Diego State

When your competitor becomes your landlord

Taxpayer-subsidized Aztec Shops buys the land under their book-selling competitor.

Ben hurts...but these ten remakes don’t

Ten movie remakes that outclass the originals

If the Chuck Heston interpretation of Ben-Hur is comparable to a Classics Illustrated comic book, M­G­M’s new digital facelift should never have left Turner Network Television. The third (and hopefully final) theatrical reboot, this Ben ...

SDPD would like permission to access your cameras

False sense of security

A low-profile, high-tech plan by San Diego police to tap into the feeds of private video surveillance cameras across the city has so far managed to corral five participants, according to documents released following a ...

Exclamation points and question marks

Reader feedback

Doesn’t Take a Genius I think I can solve two issues raised in the last Reader. First, Mr. Rynearson of La Jolla is upset that he can’t obtain a liquor permit for their annual block ...

Gonjasufi and the Zeros

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

Thursday 25Burger Records band Levitation Room takes the paisley sounds of their new platter, Ethos, on tour. The Highland Park quartet’s full-length debut doesn’t leave a psychedelic nugget unturned in its “minor-key ballads (‘Reasons Why,’ ...

Yes: now the boiling ball is gone

Three poems by Thomas Hardy

An August Midnight I A shaded lamp and a waving blind, And the beat of a clock from a distant floor: On this scene enter — winged, horned, and spined — A longlegs, a moth, ...

Atomic Bitchwax, Jagwar Ma, Pinkish Black

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

Sunday 28“Super Stoner Rock” Jersey boys Atomic Bitchwax shine the Soda Bar stage with their “gargantuan riffs and jaw-dropping psych sonics.” The trio is touring in support of last year’s Gravitron, which according to music ...

Oceanside Harbor battle ended?

Fishing businesses chart courses for zero conflict

The battle for recreational sportfishing in Oceanside Harbor may be over. The long-standing dispute between "Captain Joe" Cacciola of the Sea Star and the landing’s operator, Helgren’s Sportfishing, has been decided. On August 19, it ...

Arizona beer savvy comes to town

Little Miss Brewing joins the Miramar brewing ranks

San Diego's latest beer company kicked into gear in mid-August, when the first kegs from Little Miss Brewing went out to the thirsty taps of Small Bar and O'Brien's Pub. Owners Greg and Jade Malkin ...

Big money Mexico-tied donor backs Trump

Rich Tijuana scion aids GOP hopeful in San Diego mega-money race

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has labored long and hard in the campaign-cash vineyards of San Diego's super-rich, chief among them Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs, one of the first off the blocks with $50,000 for ...

Man struck by police cruiser gets day in court

City attorney accused of "frivolous defense"

A July 2014 auto collision involving an on-duty police officer who rear-ended a car on Friars Road will go to trial on Friday, August 26. Attorneys for the plaintiff, William Raines, however, say the city ...

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