Justin Powell

Articles by Justin Powell

Dandy Warhols dandy but distant

Distortland's San Diego tour stop not the Dandy's best outing

On a rainy December night, the Dandy Warhols rolled into the Belly Up on their Distortland tour. As much as I dig the Dandys, I have to say this latest show in San Diego was ...

More animals in Pacific Beach?

A nature preserve in the front yard of Mission Bay

ReWild Mission Bay gave a presentation in the Midway District on November 18 at the Loma Riviera community room under the auspices of the Friends of Famosa Slough organization. Rebecca Schwartz, the conservation program manager ...

McCartney: “Out There,” right here

The "cute" Beatle lights up East Village with song and sparklers

A crowd of 42,000 people descended on East Village and packed Petco Park for Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour. It was a sold-out wall-to-wall love fest. Concertgoers looked blissed out over getting the chance to ...

Queens highlight this year's Wrex

The annual holiday event known as Wrex the Halls is a production of alt-rock radio station 91X. Usually composed of a smorgasbord of choice acts, 2013's Wrex was an exceptional bill. One attendee told me ...

Stalled car backs up traffic in Midway District

Gets bumped to safety by SDPD

At around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, a Toyota sedan ran out of gas and stalled along Sports Arena Boulevard., near the corner of Midway Drive. As traffic backed up in the Midway District, ...

Brush fire on side of Nimitz Boulevard

Man and dog leave with police

Police officers and firefighters arrived on the west side of Nimitz Boulevard near West Point Loma Boulevard at around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30. A man was sitting on the side of the road ...

RV residents chased from Sports Arena parking lots

Unwelcome at beach and inland

As authorities in beach areas and on Shelter Island have been cracking down on prolonged parking of motor-homes, some of those RV residents have migrated to the Sports Arena area’s parking lots. However, businesses — ...

New Retail construction in Midway District

A bank and two restaurants

Temporary fencing went up on the morning of Wednesday, Febuary 27, in a section of the parking lot along the 3200 block of Sports Arena Boulevard, between the Union Bank and Petco in the Midway ...

Abuse of Shamu and friends continues, say SeaWorld protesters

Group pickets outside theme park

It has been about a year since a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that was filed against SeaWorld for enslaving their marine animals. But a hardy group of animal-abuse protesters did not let that fact ...

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