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Veterans foundation Three Wise Men goes Headstrong

Small big money world

Republican-turned-independent-turned Democrat Nathan Fletcher, widely spoken of as a Fourth District candidate for San Diego county supervisor, has regularly promoted a nonprofit he set up in September 2014. “The Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation stands ...

I used to work the night shift at the gas station on Mission Bay road

Three poems by Frank Montesonti

Truckin’ I used to work the night shift at the gas station on Mission Bay road. The half-hour before sunrise the still gauzy, dream-spattered would float in, and we would conduct our transactions without speaking, ...

Cro-Mags, Clap Your Hands, Big Business, Wire

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs March 23–29

Thursday 23Stands to reason a “krishnacore” band can reincarnate in any form. New York hardcore-punk vets (ca. 1981) Cro-Mags, this year fronted by founding singer John Joseph, have reincarnated into a thrash-metal band and will ...

Pennies from readers

This week's two cents' worth

I Know What City I Live In There’s a News Ticker article written by Dave Rice regarding the treatment that protesters got from Duncan Hunter’s office, especially from deputy chief of staff Mike Harrison. Many ...

Wiseguy had yeast lab in apartment

"My dad saw I wasn't doing it just to get hammered with buddies."

The latest brewery to start pouring beers in Carlsbad soft-opened March 18th. Wiseguy Brewing Co. is the work of Brett Gent, a longtime homebrewer who moved down from Costa Mesa to take advantage of the ...

It was a quiet cul-de-sac in Sorrento Valley...

Eight more homes too many for small Mira Mesa enclave

More than 40 residents of Mira Mesa neighborhood that's small and private by topography and design showed up at a planning group meeting Monday night (March 20) to oppose a project that would add houses ...

Will latest tronc rift end badly for Union-Tribune?

Board room battle reported at Chicago-based chain with funny name

San Diego's Union-Tribune, accustomed to more than 60 years of family fights and corporate ruptures as it slowly ran downhill, appears in for more of the same, judging by a March 17 report in Crain's ...

San Diego public servants

The cops’ DNA man, school and city bus drivers, Point Loma lighthouse keeper, substitute teacher, cops, firefighters, back-country sheriffs

Light Housekeeping Our man Downen evidently has been slowly phased out of his lighthouse-keeping duties by automation. A fog sensor device is now used to trigger the fog horns automatically when visibility is less than ...

Vaud and the Villains invade

The 20-piece ragtime act reads like demented dinner theater

“Your soul will be saved if you dance.” This is the motto of a large stage-band that averages around 20 members at any given time. Billed as a 1930s New Orleans musical show, Vaud and ...

SDSU to pay $95K for severed finger

Gate latch caused injury to Duke tennis player during match

A Duke University tennis player whose left index finger was mangled and partially severed after getting caught in a broken gate latch at San Diego State University's Aztec Tennis Center has agreed to settle his ...

A deep performance at the La Jolla Symphony

Verdi Requiem has the power to move us

As the text “libera me” hung in the air no one applauded. The tone evaporated and still no one applauded. I was sitting on my hands because I was caught up in the sacred feminine ...

Cherokee Point is no North Park

“It’s misleading marketing, which is kind of obnoxious.”

“How many neighbors have realtors cold-calling them and sending them mail asking if we are interested in selling,” said Cherokee Point resident Frederick Simson in a Nextdoor post recently. “I get about one letter a ...

Frontier life shreds

Moxie Theatre's Abundance is a dime novel in reverse

In the latter half of the 19th Century, larger-than-life characters such as Paul Bunyan and Pecos Bill (for whom Slue-Foot Sue just wasn’t good enough) filled the pages of dime novels and pulp-fiction magazines. They ...

Attuned to ramen life

Exploring the Underbelly of North Park

Take a look at the noodle landscape surrounding San Diego’s urban core these days, and you’ll find a dozen dedicated ramen bars. But when Consortium Holdings opened Underbelly in Little Italy five years ago, most ...

Miramar Marines to reopen Stowe Trail for bikes

"Everybody has to go through the permit process. No exceptions.”

The old Stowe Trail that has connected Santee to Poway for more than 100 years is slated to open back up in mid-April. The trail travels along the eastern side of Marine Corps Air Station ...

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