Interior of Bistrot l'Escargot
Chef Ryan Steyn plating
Pork belly, shrimp, and avocado, spicy black bean purees
Dish of escargot
Susan, co-owner and sommelier, pours us wine
Sandpipers gathered for dinner
My filet mignon
David's veal dish
Half portion of the Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog Brûlée
Shot of my dining room light fixture (that's David's artwork on the wall)
4800 block of Long Branch Avenue
Carole Lee's hand-sculpted bronze statue, "Gloria's Love"
Northbound border traffic
Ramona Airport air traffic control tower
San Diego Animal Defense Team's March 16 protest in front of San Diego Puppy on ...
Alabama Street and El Cajon Blvd.
Jane stops to smell a flower
Little sisters shopping
A selection of Medifast-friendly meals
Clockwise from upper left: apricot tart, apple tart, Madeleines made at Sur La Table, caramel ...
The walks along the trails or access road pass through good examples of coastal sage ...
Dan & Nate McCullough
Regular diner Dale is Jack’s biggest fan and promoter.
“I have the personality of a shovel,” says chef and owner Jack Gambrell.
Though Louisiana cuisine is the main event here, the carne asada nachos ($5) make for ...
Corner of Tenth and Donax, site of six future Habitat for Humanity homes
Starbuck: a remarkable record of customer satisfaction
Experimental folkie Phosphorescent delivers his crit-hit disc, Muchacho, to Casbah Wednesday night.
Odd-folk duo Bobby Joe Ebola visits the Void Tuesday night.
Casbah stages Seattle's dark sage, King Dude, on Monday.
Indie-soul locals Hills Like Elephants will celebrate the release of their sophomore set, Feral Flocks, ...
Food-truck owner Christian Murcia says the concerns of Del Mar restaurant owners are unfounded. “The ...
“No one knew what the guidelines were for that kind of mobile business,” says Del ...
Only established bayside hotels, such as the Evans family’s Bahia, may offer parasailing on Mission ...
Richard Ledford lobbies the city on behalf of the San Diego Symphony.
Since November, the City of Del Mar has banned food-truck gatherings such as this recent ...
You get no love when you lose to Cinderella, Coach Fisher.
Ed Madruga, captain of the Paramount
Colorful punks Peelander-Z take the stage at Soda Bar Thursday night.
The Guilt’s release party includes an art and record show (“all vinyl”).
Local pop artist Hyde doesn’t want “to be the next anyone.”
Stacy Antonel says she cured her stage fright in Argentina.
Project Donate team blown away by success, “but we’re holding on.”
Weekend visitors to Friendship Park
(Iimage from Urban Place Consulting website)
Edward Cozza [Paul Burlingame Photo]
(Image from Google Maps)
While waiting to board their bus, the students shared hugs and tears.
Northbound traffic at San Ysidro (Photo by T.B. Beaudeau)
Contaminated-water sign at Imperial Beach on March 18
House of Blues
Discarded backpacks near the border
A page from my high school journal.
Cover illustration by Sara Rosen
Patricia Mulcahy, president of the San Diego chapter of the House Rabbit Society
Margo DeMello, president and executive director of the House Rabbit Society
Clusters of pink-tinged white flowers begin to appear in late January on mission manzanita.
Rabbi Yeruchem Eilfort (with his wife Nechema) found God on the streets of Tijuana.
I can’t resist the French onion soup (six bucks) and steak tartare. We’re talking raw ...
Lore: Coming of age when everything is coming apart
Hand-carved floor-to-ceiling windows frame the lush surroundings.
The grounds feature landscaping modeled after Monet’s gardens.
Neutral Milkman Jeff Mangum will visit Spreckels Theatre on Tuesday.
Soda Bar stages Nashville rawkers Natural Child Sunday night.
Homeless individuals sleep near the entrance and on the side of the building.
...and then it's pop-punk party boys FIDLAR at the Casbah...
Ex-Girls frontman Christopher Owens will play the all-ages Irenic in North Park Thursday night.
Oh, you wanted to read that?
Forecast, by Dutch artist and photographer Anne de Vries
“The camera is the dancer, and the television is the mirror.”
Oceanside police detective Karla Williams arrested Difrancesco after the latter left a bag of jewelry ...
When Kathleen returned home and found her house had been broken into, she confronted and ...
Lobbyist Matt Peterson specializes in obtaining permits for the fabulously wealthy.
Portable toilets became an issue after the port’s power-plant implosion.
Sherri Lynn Difrancesco pleaded not guilty to the burglary, though Kathleen’s jewelry was found in ...
The Old Globe’s production of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is one big ...
And the 2013 Most Improbable Team trophy goes to...
When your lead singer is an equine dentist, why wouldn’t you name your band Stone ...
Otras Obras is a six-month temporary art space in downtown Tijuana.
“It’s easy to miss,” Hoffer’s owner Craig Hoffman says. “My regulars love that about it.”
Cayman Island native Kozaily sought what was beyond the horizon.
Hindsight’s retooled a rehearsal space into a tracking room.
Nick Campbell of Wages will squeeze something different from his guitar at Soda Bar this ...
Frank realizes her teen dream of being a video hostess on ListenSD.
Police photo of José Humberto Jacquez Soto
The estuary flushes twice a day with saltwater as the tide rises and drops
Flower punk Atlanta band the Black Lips take over Casbah this weekend.
Likely to be the future site of Encinitas' In-N-Out
Tijuana police photo of arrestees involved in kidnapping and under-age prostitution ring
Jodi announces the runner-up and winner
Finished dresses from the front
Finished dresses from the back
This dress had a lovely cascade of flower petals
Ana puts finishing touches on her dress
Shailaja working on her dress
Designer Heather hard at work
Fashion sketch by designer Temy
The designers lined up and ready to go
Projection in the pool during the event
Jodi holding her award
Streets of Hanoi.
(Photo by Christopher Bruno/Wikimedia Commons)
An overflow crowd waited to address the Sweetwater board on March 11.
For his latest film, Like Someone in Love, director Abbas Kiarostami ventures into the land ...
A portion of the I.B. Posse's 2008 contest entry, depicting gasoline hoses strangling consumers
Cow's milk cheese, buttermilk biscuit, honeycomb, cashew butter, and quince.
Pecan cake with parsnip ice cream
The sous vide tri-tip
Punk perennials the Spits hit Til-Two Wednesday night.
The Specials this Tues. at House of Blues is ska-pop for the ages.
Nu-grass jam band Greensky Bluegrass plays the St. Paddy's Day set at Porter's Pub at ...
Comic Neil Hamburger will, um, yuck it up at Casbah Thursday.
Ben Bernanke insisted that there was no housing bubble.
Richard Russell knew the 1990s tech market was a market that would burst.
Alan Greenspan infamously declared that economists can’t see bubbles until they burst.
Economist A. Gary Shilling says investors “couldn’t care less” about the slow economy “as long ...
Out-of-town special interests are scrambling to influence the race for Councilman Tony Young’s fourth district ...
KPBS’s report to the federal government quoted letters from activists under the labels “listener” and ...
Ribbonwood casts a golden tint to the chaparral-covered hillsides along Agua Caliente Creek
Frank (with Lisa) says he’s publicizing his oddly located restaurant Louisiana style — word-of-mouth. “Back ...
Frank, Red Rooster’s owner and chef, makes his own posters.
Camae, the maid, talks trash, even blasphemes before the Almighty.
Maria Hart’s BMW X5 “is not as comfortable as my Explorer.” And she hates driving ...
Angie Elsbury is the meat-department manager at Vons on Regents Road.
Catch Dengue Fever at Casbah Saturday night.
What’s with the name? Geekery and Star Wars fandom.
Van Brando’s rap is about real life, not radio life.
Out of the trunk: East County crew gearing up for their grand opening in Golden ...
Matt Bahamas: “Those fire extinguishers...caused a bit of panic.”
As if to contribute to their unfinished, raw look, Lange exhibits the uncropped images so ...
The first thing you notice in actress Jessica Lange’s photographs is the quality and positioning ...
Officer Dan Bessant
Poached egg appetizer, after I forked through the crust.
Downed transmission tower though to e the work of a thief (photo from El Mexicano)
Yummy fresh bread with butter and salt.
Allard carries his Blade 209 to the table.
Johanna Malacara and Bandon Rodriguez
Lisa Delvin and Dustin Lamont
Perla Rodriguez and Hayes Hoessel
Bonnie Dumanis, March 6
An RV parked on Poinsettia Avenue
Stephen Clay Robinson II (photo by Bob Weatherston)
RV parked on Cable Street in Ocean Beach
Tijuana police photo
Stranger Than Paradise
Madeline Kahn in Paper Moon
Shot from my old blog, Barbarella's Pillow Talk.
David's family getting their portrait taken.
Kumeyaay Indians once camped and harvested palm fruit and mesquite pods at Palm Grove in ...
James Franco, self-proclaimed Mayor of Gay Town, sets out to become the original Friend of ...
Culinary students taste their work
University High School interns at Veterans Medical Center with their teacher Ellie Vandiver (second from ...
Leonardo Zarate with his students at Morse High School’s three-million-dollar facility for auto-body repair and ...
Instructor Sara Smith-Piatti with her student at Morse High School’s state-of-the-art culinary kitchen.
The L Street property — future location of soccer fields?
A permanent stall with a freezer would allow brothers Corey and Andrew Bilbrey to stock ...
Confectioner Lydia Perkins calls the market, “An incredible project with a lot of potential.”
A booth at a permanent San Diego Public Market would allow Gary Francisco to make ...
Rush Limbaugh no longer asks Hedgecock to substitute host.
Staff of Juan Vargas dunked a few free pro-basketball tickets, courtesy of AT&T.
Conflict? The law firm City Attorney Goldsmith hires for legal work also lobbies Mayor Filner, ...
Saida Soto and Mercedes Roman would enjoy not having to haul, set up, and break ...
Once a left-leaner, Roger Hedgecock has made millions with right-wing talk radio.
The Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library is now closed.
Octa#grape manages to stand out from the over-saturated local garage-rock scene.
East County deserves good beer, too. And Brody’s in Jamul has got it...without the the ...
Mike Turi’s song-styling includes “a synth cherry on a mud sundae.”
Incomplete Neighbor’s gone “entirely off-grid, man!”
The Ultimate Stones’ good year just got great — and televised!
Did Blackie’s (right) light-bulb moment land Keith Morris (left) for his debut film, Records Collecting ...
You can send the drone to check up on your paramour, have it hover outside ...
Grantville trolley station
Design for the Festa Della Donna T-shirts
Sunset over the river.
Pupae hung by their pins with care.
Butterfly Pupae Arrives at SD Zoo Safari Park
Bill Stewart served as a Southwestern trustee for four months.
The contraband is stuck to cars' undersides with magnets
Artist's rendering of the completed College Ranch pump station
No silly costumes needed.
Walter Mencken 11 a.m., Nov. 27
Brandon Hernández 9 a.m., Nov. 27
Dave Rice 8:30 a.m., Nov. 27
Terry Hertzler 9 p.m., Nov. 26
Jay Allen Sanford 8:30 p.m., Nov. 26
Joseph O'Brien 8 p.m., Nov. 26
Matthew Lickona 6:30 p.m., Nov. 26
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