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Starlite celebrates 7 years with 7 days of giving back

It’s no secret that Starlite is one of my major haunts — this remote, hip and chill restaurant in the middle of an industrial strip of India Street is home to my favorite burger, and ...

Ixnay on Plan B, says SDG&E

Utility passes on wall-beautification request by community planner

Moving electricity from one place to another doesn't have to be unsightly. What would Walt Disney do if he was in charge of designing electrical infrastructure? That was the reaction from Kurt Sullivan, vice chair ...

Gumbo on the run

It's gumbo, not jambalaya

What's the difference between gumbo, jambalaya and étouffée? Tonight I've got a chance to find out. This is at 57 Degree's monthly food truck gathering (1735 Hancock Street, near Washington), and the last truck in ...

An after-hours circus

When I scored tickets to ARTessence’s CAPTIVATE: Cirque de l’Artisan, a fashion show in Middletown promoted as “providing the experience of a party and a show in tandem: live graffiti artists, professional dance teams, aerialist ...

Lucha Libre straddles the line between real and good

Behind the masks, it's a typical taco spot. But splashy signature moves can save the day.

San Diegans reserve a special sort of judgment for Mexican food — one where quality is less associated with fine dining as it is a feeling that the food could have been wrapped up and ...

Going medieval for Halloween

Halloween costume shopping in a most olde English manner

So, we’re going medieval for Halloween this year, thinking up costumes that can do double duty at Renaissance fairs (don’t ask). Fifteen years ago, I would have jumped at the chance to play a princess. ...

Train Collides with Family Car

At approximately 7:30 a.m. on August 31, a produce truck crossing the trolley tracks was struck by a Coaster train at Washington Street and Pacific Highway. The train, carrying 160 passengers, struck the truck; another ...

Car Fire Under Lindbergh Field Flight Path

A late-model Toyota Corolla with Oregon license plates caught fire in the 2500 block of Pacific Highway at around 10:00 a.m. on August 9. The blue-gray car's engine looked to have exploded and the auto's ...

Shot in Middletown: Pigeons — Lots

Feeding pigeons is prohibited in certain areas of the city, but there are no such signs prohibiting the practice off the frontage road near Washington Street and Pacific Highway. On a regular basis, a gentleman ...

Scams on the Menu

Late last October, a man claiming to represent a deaf woman began calling the Saffron Thai restaurants on India Street near Washington. The lady wanted large amounts of food for her upcoming wedding. But Saffron ...

What’s with Stabbing, People?

San Diego police responded to a stabbing incident in Middletown at around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. An argument among partygoers turned violent at a residence in the 2400 block of India Street, according ...

Calico Horse, The Sess, Red Feathers

Artist: Calico Horse Song:"Awake in the Clouds" (from myspace.com/calicohorsemusic) Heard By: Charlie Herlevic, downtown I liked it very much; it's a very pretty song. It reminded me of a band called Quix*o*tic. It also reminded ...

Middletown’s lunchtime crowd is all about chicken

Su-Mei called the city. That's what the fish guy said. "I'm Victor fucking Joseph, and if I wanna sell black pepper chicken, ain't nobody gonna stop me." A squat keg of a man with a ...

Best of 2003: Best Opera Night

Small Opera San Diego and the ARK Center for the Performing Arts 3454 Kettner Boulevard, Midtown www.smallopera sandiego.org 619-725-0777 It used to happen every Sunday night. Local opera singers would bring their music and sing ...

Best of 2003: Best Old School Dancing

"Jivewire" at the Casbah 2501 Kettner Boulevard, Midtown 619-232-4355 Disco dancers, rockabilly greasers, zoots, sportys, indie geeks, and skate punks -- they all died and went to "Jivewire," the Casbah's intermittent dance night. Once in ...

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