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A week in San Diego without a phone

So much accountability

I never take my phone out on the water in Mission Bay, where I go to stand-up paddle board a couple of times a week. Sometimes I wish I had it to capture a picture ...

Weird lives of San Diego influencers

80 percent business, 20 percent personal

Many San Diegans are taking to their devices in hopes of becoming the next big social media influencer. Although it’s unlikely that someone from our neighborhoods will outperform 21-year-old Kylie Jenner’s $1 billion marketing game, ...

San Diego drinking without IPAs

Porters, lagers, pilsners, bocks, ales, bitters, grisettes, sours, ciders, meads, natural wine, kombuchas, beerwhiskey, upcycled vodka, sakes, San Diego gin

Nobody’s knocking IPAs. The hoppy pale ale style that built San Diego’s beer reputation is alive and well. We have hundreds to choose from every single day. We are spoiled with IPA options. But sometimes, ...

Art history, Korean beef at The Prado

“San Diego’s greatest sculptor, yet people like you don’t even know him.”

Little things mean a lot: the first little thing that makes me like this place is the, well, amuse-bouche. Wedges of crisp flatbread stacked vertically like surfboards. They have sesame and other seeds baked on ...

They named Mt. Helix after a snail

There are so many La Mesas

“I hear them screeching” Frank Arredondo has seen them, romping down his La Mesa street as if they owned it: coyotes. “I sit out on the front porch, and I smoke and drink coffee. Usually ...

San Diego book clubs – what's the point?

Are they just for girls?

In the Seinfeld episode “The Couch,” George joined a book club through his girlfriend. “So, she got you to join a book club?” Jerry asked. “I got a feeling I’m gonna be much smarter than ...

Comedy in San Diego has its glass ceiling

Five tips on how to make it

“Hey buddy, you waitin’ for the doors to open, too?” I turn around and see a man in his early 40s wearing cargo pants and a graphic t-shirt showing The Joker from 2008’s The Dark ...

Adams Avenue gone funky

The beginnings of a genuine scene.

I had intended to arrive at Rosie O’ Grady’s well before the music started. Like most of life’s good intentions, that plan was thwarted by a personal inertia more powerful than wishful thinking. As I ...

San Diego Reader 2019 Burgers issue

From Oceanside to Escondido to Sherman Heights to Mount Laguna

Ian Anderson Look out for the burger of the day A hub for carnivores in Escondido’s historic downtown, it might be tough to notice the burgers past all the smoked meats and poutine. You’ll do ...

Poway – why the rodeo still does well

It really changed in the ‘80s

It’s rodeo time: seven seconds of hell on an angry bull. That’s what many San Diegans picture when they think of Poway. But times have changed in the “City in the Country,” as old-time Kiwanistas ...

Channel 10 story on Jamie Peters

Sept. 3, 2006

Rob Stone

Fight video

"Chill Bill"

Inspired by run-in with cops

Stone talks about making "Chill Bill"

After being arrested


Gets taken down at Observatory

Video posted by Stone

Showing Ski Mask down

LA's Fonda Theater

Stone and Ski Mask entangled on stage

Chill Bill video

Got 90 million views

Child no more

Before turning 16, Sherry Sotelo won the right to adulthood in juvenile court.

Craft Cocktails 2015!

Join two Reader special operatives as they taste their way through the Craft Cocktails 2015 special issue.

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