Out & About

Soon, frogs will be serenading in Cottonwood Creek

Accessible, subtle beauty

Cottonwood Creek Falls offers a restful setting in a deep East County canyon.

Koudelka was into enormity

History happens

An enormous crowd pushes against an advancing tank, as if to deny its force.

Whale-watching weekend

Each winter, 20,000 Pacific gray whales pass by the California coast after spending the summer feeding in the food-rich waters of the Arctic. The grays swim south along the coast to the lagoons of Baja ...

The come-up man and the mariachi punk band

Plus Ice Cube, Calabrese, Guster, and follow the bouncing Madball

Sunday 18From Philadelphia, the alt-hop and “blues slop” band G Love & Special Sauce will pour it all over House of Blues after their Brushfire labelmate, the Huntington Beach–based singer/songwriter Matt Costa. G Love’s got ...

Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, still

Couple of old-school punk shows and locals-only big gigs

Thursday 15You will croak, you little clown, when you mess with President Brown! Funny how things come around. Where were you the first time you heard “California Über Alles”? Let’s share. I was sitting in ...

Prairie Style architecture in Mission Hills

First, a private tour of the exhibition China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery of Sanxingdui, with rare objects from one of the greatest archaeological sites ever unearthed in China. Next, view Heavenly Horses: Two Thousand Years ...

Intermittent pleasure

Steal Heaven unrealized, but earnest

Earnest intentions, not fully realized. There’s about 35 minutes of solid entertainment and edification in Herbert Siguenza’s 90-plus minute tribute to Abbie Hoffman, activist, co-founder of the Youth International Party (aka. the “Yippies”), and media ...

Step back in time at Santa Rosa Plateau

This Old California can’t disappear in Murrieta

Hike along a boardwalk to a vernal pool.

Say, what happened with that whole Ray Rice thing?

We are deep into the NFL playoffs and villagers feel the energy. Big like for the 7-8-1 Carolina Panthers making it to the second round. Cowboys-Packers should be good, Broncos-Colts, Ravens-Patriots set up nicely, and ...

Where to kayak: San Diego Bay — Chula Vista

Launch: Concrete boat ramp Parking: Large lot adjacent to boat ramp Access: Southern end of San Diego Bay, turtle coves to south, cross to Coronado Cays. Conditions: Easy flat-water conditions in the morning, wind and ...

California X is Dinosaur country

Plus all-star jams at the Office, the Hideout, and Seven Grand

Sunday 11The fifth-best band out of Minneapolis, the Jayhawks, land at Belly Up Sunday night. Since the reissue of stellar three-record set Sound of Lies, Smile, and Rainy Day Music this past summer, the ’Hawks ...

Psych rap, hardcore, honky tonk, Olivelawn — yes, Olivelawn

2015 hits its stride in the San Diego clubs

Thursday 8If the people’s hip-hop duo Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike) is a march on the Mall in DC, then Hail Mary Mallon, featuring indie-rap duo Aesop Rock and Rob Sonic, is a ...

Peking acrobats in Escondido

The 1915 Exposition spotlighted San Diego on a global scale for the first time in its history, and the Museum of Man is commemorating the occasion with beer tastings from craft breweries, food from local ...

Craig Noel Award Nominees for 2014

Selections from the San Diego Theatre Critic’s Circle

San Diego Theatre Critic’s Circle: Craig Noel Award Nominees for 2014: Resident Musical Catch Me If You Can, Moonlight Stage Productions Les Miserables, Lamb’s Players Theatre Mary Poppins, Moonlight Stage Productions Next to Normal, San ...

A North County hike into San Diego history

This segment of the San Dieguito River Park crosses an agricultural preserve.

The San Pasqual Valley has continuous, completed segments of the planned, 55-mile-long, Coast to Crest Trail of the San Dieguito River Park. When finally realized, the Coast to Crest Trail will extend from Volcan Mountain ...

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