Tasting room ceiling lined with dollar bills
July 28, 2011
The famed (but non-native) Catalina Island bison
My view for a while.
Stout's Boston Bruin
Stout's Vancouver Canucks
Spreckels mansion: the site of two mysterious deaths.
The death of Rebecca Zahau has Coronado buzzing.
Brant Sarber outside his Costa Azul restaurant, probable watering hole for Rebecca Zahau and Jonah ...
Desi Ochoa, trainer at Hollywood Fitness, points out equipment used by Zahau.
UCAN’s Michael Shames is under fire for portraying himself as an attorney.
Bob Filner took a first-class trip to Paris, courtesy of an Iranian-American group with ties ...
A decent All-American guy chances upon the means to become a superhero.
“Soul Train would have been perfect for me to perform on.”
Croatian countryside by scooter
Counterpoint's waitstaff remembers you if you've been in before and makes a point of welcoming ...
Cheese-steak sandwich — “I like the idea of balsamic onions and mushrooms.”
B. Slade sings circles around the stratosphere in the Rep’s production of The Who’s Tommy.
San Diegan Blair Cannon will put his serious athleticism to work for Monarch School.
Greensky Bluegrass at Belly Up
Reigning Sound play Ken Club
Thurston Moore at Casbah
Yuck at Casbah
The rules were simple.
Dave Mustaine: “As soon as I said I was going to call [the new record] ...
SD Gay Men’s Chorus and Queen Elizabeth will belt Guy Tunes.
Blitz Brother Richard Livoni (right) has “Jimi-Jeff-Clapton syndrome.”
Soulcracker lost Bands on the Run because they were supposed to.
San Diego Reader, July 31, 1986
Samuel Navarro, off to the hoosegow
I'd like two boxes of the Junior Mints and one of the Do-Si-Dos
Is that a toilet bowl plunger?
Pounding the pavement for Comedy Central
Needs some water
Man Human Beast
Just joking around
Hitting the street
Those have to be colored contacts
Adventure Time creator Pendleton Ward talks with Andrew W.K.
Now that's a bad hair day!
Josh = Adorbz
Dad beside his bike.
Cherry dress I wore to David's show
That's a whole lotta purple
"Excuse me Mr. President, but what do you plan on doing about the current debt ...
Trauma center nightmare
To the batcave
But who is protecting the city?
That's a big gun
Love for everyone
Ken Marino and Erinn Hayes love working together on Children's Hospital
One of everything please at ThinkGeek
It was THIS big! Rob Corddry talks about Children's Hospital
Old Gregg from the Mighty Boosh and a young lass
Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
I see you!
Elvis has entered the comic-con!
It's raining glitter
Danceoff in the parking lot next to the ice cream truck!
Rob Lowe films a scene for "13" on a bus
Adult Swim dance competition
Bob Stencil and crew
Cosplay Woody and Buzz Lightyear
Venture Bros. henchmen clones
Bears a resemblance to Clarence from Wonder Showzen
Gaslamp foot traffic
Ice cream man
Live drawing at the DC comics booth
The cast of Children's Hospital
Rob Corddry and Malin Akerman
Stephen Root makes a surprise entrance by asking a fan question
Megan Mullally and Ken Marino
Waiting for Hall H
Cinderella gone Wonder Woman
Big Spoon : Little Spoon
Words cannot describe
So that's where Waldo is!
KID KOALA playing the Adult Swim party
Rhinoplasty at the South Park ultimate fan experience
Guess the song
Luke, I am your father
Just another day in San Diego
I kill you
Fish out of water
Penn Jillette poses with a fan
Penn and Teller at their "Tell a Lie" panel for the Discovery channel
Budget Fried Green Tomatoes costume
Marvel comics booth
Rebel fighter and C-3PO
The Walking Dead...
3-D video games
Guillermo Del Toro
Jim Lee signs an autograph for a fan
DC comics' Jim Lee designed the official 2011 Comic-Con souvenir book and T-shirt.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront outside the Indigo Room
Jon Favreau tosses a coin off the balcony to a fan waiting in line for ...
aye aye captain
Waiting in line at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Evil Queen from Snow White
Cylons taking a break
Between the San Diego Convention Center and the Gaslamp Quarter
Q: Where did we park the imperial SUV? A: I think it was over THERE
Catwoman waits at the crosswalk
Adult Swim poster
Angry Birds Invade
Badwater Salt Flats in Death Valley
My Little Pony, My Little Pony Isn't the world a lovely place My Little Pony, ...
A machine taking a picture of a machine.
"It's a fantasy comic about a jester girl named Maytag."
Kinect Star Wars
Jake the dog and Finn the human from Adventure Time
Men In Black 3
Pretzels & Comic-Con.
Beware the outhouse!
Happiness = Spongebob
Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl
Wowza! Comics at Comic-Con!
Sierra Madres range, prior to ascent
A Starbucks found in Rio
Ency, enjoying a facial mask.
Handsomely shot, sharply written, A Little Help is a keeper.
“We love to share tamale cakes at Cheescake Factory. It’s under ten bucks, and so ...
Wolff & Byrd by Batton Lash
Age of Bronze, by Eric Shanower
Billy Martinez (right) self-publishes a gothic Tim Burton-esque comic series called The Deepest Dark.
Of Warriors and Kings, by Kimberly Prue
The Greatest Weapon in Human History, by Rich Kuhaupt
Spongebob Strangepants, by Mike Dubisch
Jim Welsh: household debt is soaring
Arthur Lipper: tide not lifting all boats.
While tourism and health jobs increased over the past decade in San Diego, manufacturing and ...
Jesus Gandara was “found” by the same search firm as Chopra.
Corner lot The biggest controversy surrounding Proposition R was the development of the vacant lot ...
Raj Chopra was paid $100,000 to walk away.
Darrell Issa was honored by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. in the amount of $33,333 in support ...
The U-T’s new “editorial page principles” sound eerily like Charles Foster Kane’s “declaration of principles.”
"The French onion soup was indeed classique," but the fricasee was not as good as ...
“My sausage sub is peppery, fennelly, oniony, a bit sweet, cheesy, and bursting with green ...
Monarch principal Joel Garcia’s priority is ensuring “the safety our kids.”
Man-thongers beer-baste in the sun while suicide girls drift on inflatable rings sipping beer through ...
Jason & the Punknecks at Shakedown
Unnatural Helpers at Eleven
Atomic Punks at Belly Up
Jay and Silent Bob at House of Blues
Michael McGraw: “I have a Brit-rock background, so everything has a lot of fuzzy guitar.”
Wendy Bailey will kick it on circa ’60s Sunset Strip.
The “Americana”-tagged Blackout Party also plays face-melters about mummies smokin’ weed.
For a punk event, Awesomefest has a decidedly hippie vibe.
San Diego Reader, July 19, 2001
Pastor Jim Young
Chef Rene Herbeck
Wild Style mural by Zephyr, 1983 (photo by Martha Cooper)
July 17, 2011
Our connection flight.
San Onofre State Beach
walking the "Greasy Pole"
Tip of bullhook
Luisa Moreno said she would never be “a free woman with a mortgaged soul.”
Rio Grande Gorge
Many children have grown up with the star trio of Harry Potter, who are kids ...
Bill Ray: “The main goal is to get people hooked on my feel.... Then they ...
Local lobbyists are flying high over the soon-to-be open airport food concession.
John Leslie Davis Sr. made off with almost $85,000 in jewelry. He tried to sell ...
Officer Patrick Preston testifies next to a screen displaying a photo of the hole in ...
What will happen to San Diego when the local defense spending decreases?
Priscilla Clark runs a horse retirement farm. “I’ve seen the most dastardly things, the most ...
Famed trainer Bruce Headley: “I don’t think abuse and slaughter are a big deal these ...
Madeline Auerbach: “The whole picture of horse retirement has changed.”
A typical view in Palm Desert
streets of "real" Cancun
Chase Catania aims to be a NASCAR racer.
Confit pork belly, avocado purée, charred tomatillo with Meyer lemon chip and segments
Chef Luke Johnson is a master at attaining proper balance and texture, of plating food ...
Seared and chilled yellowtail served with tangerine ice and purée with a parsley purée and ...
Glazed farmers' market asparagus with sauteed potato gnocchi, maitake mushrooms, finished with a burnt hollandaise ...
The Tempest: Actors usually play Ariel as an enlarged version of Tinkerbell. Not Ben Diskant
Hector shows how to brew the perfect espresso
Replica of a 1917 espresso machine
Animated metal heads Beavis and Butt-head are back!
Larry Keough, the singing, dancing, fire-juggling mime.
TJ/San Diego band Electric Healing Sound: “We don’t hide our influences.”
Ras Mike (left) hosts The Ganga Block, which airs daily at 4:20.
San Diego Reader, July 16, 1981
Volunteer biblioteca in San Juan del Sur
Welcome to Calistoga
On sold-out Fridays and Saturdays, the sound levels can be fierce.
Three-year-old Kole from Denver, Colorado, looks to his mom, Beckie, for back-up in his attack ...
Ryan’s Cafe, in the same strip mall as Ballast Point Brewing Company, and down the ...
Jamal, the owner. The restaurant’s namesake is his son Ryan.
The Waterfront offers $2 brews for the location’s current Foursquare mayor.
Drew Grow and the Pastors Wives at Soda Bar
Faster Pussycat at Brick by Brick
David Bazan at Casbah
Littlest Viking at Tin Can Ale House
Sonny & the Sunsets at Soda Bar
Welcome home she-slinger and former North Park neighbor Sandra Velasquez (front) when Pistolera plays Centro ...
Just 17, Joshua Vasquez has an award-winning axe to grind.
Matt Bahamas (Heavy Hawaii) and Nate Williams (Wavves) will “probably” preview their comic, Negative Dad, ...
World’s most-traveled band, Liquid Blue, got held up in Baja.
White House South Lawn
Looking out at the Blue Ridge Mountains
North Park Main Street’s Liz Studebaker: “The lack of maintenance is noticeable to residents, business ...
Tom Nickel of O’Brien’s Pub
SDSU student Tim Sexton brews in his parents’ Coronado condo overlooking San Diego Bay.
Greg Koch, Stone Brewing’s CEO and cofounder
Dan Selis and John Egan of Mission Brewery
Brothers Ron and Rick Chapman of Coronado Brewing Company
Stone Brewing Company delivers their own and 32 other craft-beer brands to restaurants and bars ...
Colby Chandler, brewer for Ballast Point
Residents accuse North Park Main Street and Councilmember Todd Gloria of promoting the “Clean & ...
North Park resident Don Leichtling believes the proposed assessment tax will be used to “make ...
My nephew Joshua, about to go down the slide.
Guns and fun with Republican congressman Brian Bilbray — priceless! Oh, no, wait, it’s $1500.
In Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks is open to all things lively and good.
Who knew Sheriff Gore was a Star Wars fan?
David's chair from Cornell
St. Bonaventure (aka John of Fidanza)
Jon Allbaugh: “This gift is available for everybody. Ultimately, if God is true then he ...
Jeffy on Pelee Island
Brian and a lizard
Shelli DeRobertis 5:08 p.m., June 19
Scott Marks 4:19 p.m., June 19
Matthew Lickona 2:43 p.m., June 19
Barnaby Monk 1:14 p.m., June 19
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