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Alleged Carlsbad Killer Arrested in Indianapolis

According to court documents, on March 25, when 27-year-old Devin Allen was asked where he was from, he reportedly answered, “Oceanside.” The gangster told him, “You’re in the wrong town!” before knifing Allen in the ...

April 6, 2011
Slippery Little Bitch

With 26 years of bartending experience under his belt — not to mention punching his card as a cocktail waiter and microbrewer — Whistle Stop Bar’s weekend bartender Justin Grey has learned to be versatile. ...

April 6, 2011
Now You Know: Street of Little Girls

“I don’t want to be dark cabaret; I don’t want to be gypsy,” says Carrie Gillespie, the pianist and singer for Street of Little Girls. “I just want to be a rock band. We’re very ...

April 6, 2011
Will Work for Music

On April 27, Charlene Lain, a friend of local soundman/roadie Carlo Dimaggio, used Dimaggio’s email address to relay a message to several contacts: “For those of you that have not heard and were close to ...

April 6, 2011
Cygnet Theatre's Cabaret

Her shoulders arched, her eyes a sniper’s stare, Karson St. John stalks the stage like a linebacker who just made a game-saving tackle. She plays the Emcee in Cygnet Theatre’s Cabaret, a casting choice that ...

April 6, 2011
Back When Everybody Was a Star

Thirty-Five Years Ago San Diego’s gay community, known as one of the most conservative and low key in the country, may find a rallying point in a March 25 decision by the San Diego State ...

April 6, 2011
Beware of Dodos

The Dodos are the San Francisco–based duo of singer/guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber, on the road somewhere between Reno and Las Vegas when we talk. “I’m so glad you didn’t ask me to ...

April 6, 2011
The Best Fish Sticks

Last time Patrick’s Grandma Pat was in town, I made some of my yummy shrimp-and-rice bake. It took her one bite to detect the chicken stock — oops! “Just make me a fish stick next ...

April 6, 2011
Letters

Junk Vs. Junk This week’s starving-artist feature (“Artists Have to Eat,” Cover Story, March 31) asks humanity’s oldest question, “Should artists be able to live off their art?” The humane answer is, yes, they should, ...

April 6, 2011
Life of a Lemon Grove Bachelor

This Friday I’ve got to get out of the house. I’ve been told my recent stuff is pretty bad...all this “I’m old and in the way” sort of thing. Okay. What do we do? My ...

April 6, 2011
Unforgettable: Tales from San Diego's Fields of Gold

’Twas Gold that Made ’Em Do It “Enchanting visions of the good to be accomplished,” an unnamed author wrote in Hutchings’ California Magazine (1857), “of pleasures to be enjoyed, turned [a miner’s] footsteps toward the ...

Watch Yourself, Boy

No animal ever invented anything so bad as drunkenness — or so good as drink. — Lord Chesterton I pilfered a Diet Dr. Pepper from my friend’s fridge. A couple of people were drinking red ...

April 6, 2011
Calvary Chapel Carlsbad

Membership: 260 Pastor: Roger Moyers Age: 55 Born: Redlands, California Formation: Calvary Chapel School of Ministry, Sierra Vista Years Ordained: 17 San Diego Reader: What is your main concern as a member of the clergy? ...

April 6, 2011
Hunx and his Punx: Too Young to Be in Love

The song “Good Kisser” by Hunx and his Punx has a chorus that goes, “I don’t think he’s gonna miss her/ Cuz I’m a really good kisser.” It’s dumb but irresistibly catchy. It’s a little ...

April 6, 2011
Kare Kare

Recipe by Craig Jimenez, executive chef, Craft & Commerce I never thought cooking would be a career. It wasn’t until I failed miserably at a T-shirt business when I was in my 20s did I ...

April 6, 2011
Low-Volume Intensity

“We’re trying to make some decent money doing a Black Keys kind of thing,” says Rick Harchol, one half of the relatively new duo C&H, featuring electric guitar, light drums, and a loop pedal. Since ...

April 6, 2011
St. Bonaventure

It is possible to contemplate God not only outside us and within us, but also above us. Outside us we contemplate Him through His vestige, within us through His image and above us through the ...

Cemetery Sports

She died five months ago, Rose, my miniature black-and-tan dachshund. Now, there’s a long story. How a big guy with a bad attitude and a 4WD pickup truck (Alaska plates, still) wound up with such ...

April 6, 2011
"The Day Lady Died, Lady Died," by Fred Moramarco

I’m driving along Interstate 8, it’s 12:20, a Monday and I pop the new cassette I bought for $1.64 into my hot new state-of-the-art in-dash stereo so I can hear what kind of Billie Holiday ...

April 6, 2011
Grammatical Rules

“You’re a douchebag, that’s the only explanation/ for the same mistakes that you keep on making.” “Think of it as a public service announcement,” says Casbah bartender Ben Johnson, aka rapper Grammatical B, of “Rules ...

April 6, 2011
Potrero Regional Park

Potrero Regional Park hides in a spacious, live-oak-covered corner of Potrero Valley, near the forgotten south-county hamlet of Potrero — east of the Tecate turnoff and west of Campo. The word potrero is Spanish for ...

April 6, 2011
Want a Government-Issue Laser Gun? Want to Make Moonshine?

Heymatt: Is the military working on a laser gun — a weapon that uses a laser to kill people? Maybe a laser tank or laser cannon? I was just wondering how much science fiction has ...

April 6, 2011
In a Better World

In a Better World In a better world, In a Better World would not have to win the foreign film Oscar (which it did, for 2010) to get serious American attention. This is the kind ...

April 6, 2011
Miz Mandy Likes Rummikub

Mandy Gasparich — aka Miz Mandy — is one of several female singers from the local pop band Liquid Blue to go from BlueGirl to solo recording artist. “Historically, my music has been pop and ...

April 6, 2011
On Wednesdays, TNT Stands for True North Tacos

Each Wednesday night, North Park’s True North Tavern — a good-time spot for drinkers, foodies (the menu is the product of chef Matt Gordon from next-door neighbor Urban Solace), and all-purpose revelers — holds its ...

I stumble on the MIHO food truck in South Park

It’s just a truck. A big white square food- wagon outside a bar. But look at its chalkboard menu: Local wild halibut, side of ceviche tostada, $4.75 Mandarin salad — local Satsuma mandarin, roasted local ...

San Diego mayor says deficit is $56.7 million; group says $130 million.

Is it drunk outside? Or is it just me? San Diegans are asking a similar question: political and civic leadership appears perpetually besotted. Is this a local phenomenon, or is it happening elsewhere? You’ll be ...

April 6, 2011
Dr. Dougherty Ends Decades-Long Fight with Drug Enforcement Agency

Almost two decades ago, Poway physician Robert Dougherty, Jr., then-president of the Palomar Community College District board of trustees, was hauled into court and charged with writing multiple prescriptions for painkillers and other drugs without ...

April 6, 2011
Pacific Beach Foot Traffic, Retail, Up in Smoke

"They were successful in banning alcohol at the beach, and they are now going into the business district to come after the businesses,” says Eric Lingenfelder, part owner of the Tavern at the Beach sports ...

April 6, 2011
County to Track Homeless TB Patients with Global Positioning System

County health officials say they have a life-threatening problem: keeping homeless tuberculosis patients in check. “TB is a highly infectious disease that can cause death,” notes a “request for quotation” recently posted on the county’s ...

NTC Foundation's High-Paying Jobs

Officers have been raking in fat salaries at the nonprofit NTC Foundation, which San Diego city taxpayers bailed out last week to the tune of $1.1 million after county tax assessor Ernie Dronenburg forced the ...

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