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Digiplex agrees to purchase 5 local UltraStar Cinemas

Poway, Bonsall, Temecula, Oceanside, and Mission Valley cinemas soon to be under new ownership

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center. Has there ever been a less appealing name for a theatre? Wasn't this digital transformation supposed to make it easier on all of us? The birthplace of "Pure Digital ...

We couldn't have built it without Kickstarter

Through the Roots ($11K), SD Public Market (150K), NY City art show (6.7K), vegan co-op (12.5K)

San Diegans have had varying degrees of success raising money for their business ventures through Kickstarter.

Sweetwater school board avoids campaign donations talk

Confronted three times in past year

After the fanfare was over at the Sweetwater Union High School District meeting on December 10, after San Diego mayor Bob Filner stood by recently reelected Pearl Quiñones's side as she was sworn in (referring ...

The Unarius Movement, then and now

Heymatt:I was born and raised in San Diego County. Now I am living in North Carolina and I NEED an answer to my question. Back in the 1960s there was a late-night/early-morning television show. The ...

Carla and Ed compete at Bistro d'Asia

Bistro d’Asia in Coronado was a Mexican restaurant when Marilyn Monroe and Errol Flynn came to dine.

Pacifica's Peruvian Ceviche

Stephanie O’Mary-Berwald’s halibut ceviche recipe speaks for itself.

No SeaWorld fireworks after Mission Bay Parade of Lights

The annual nighttime holiday boat procession known as the Mission Bay Parade of Lights, held on Saturday, December 8, was not what it was advertised to be. Some websites stated approximately 100 boats would participate, ...

Eggnog taste-test party

Since when is straight eggnog not good enough?

Dancing in the bones

Did you hear the one about the triathlete who crashed and broke her arm trying to ride her bike down the sidewalk? I did. Heard it straight from the bruised party’s mouth at the third ...

Temple Solel

Interview with Temple Solel associate rabbi Josh Burrows.

Behind the vinyl curtain at El Uno Bar

If you’re not ready for Tijuana, try El Uno Bar in City Heights.

Brit-punk in the Blood

Colin Smith emails from London that when the Blood plays San Diego, they plan to open with “Megalomania.” That was the band’s first single, a short little blast that ridiculed the Pope. It almost sounds ...

Save some tail

Thursday 13Need some art? Want to save some tail? Well, look no furrrther than El Dorado downtown, where lo-fi electro-pop duo Lion Cut is hosting an art auction slash benefit for big kitties. The pair ...

OnStage Playhouse has Persuasion

Jane Austen’s characters read each other like novels. They inspect qualities, every human chapter and verse, and sum them up in lists of checks and balances. In Persuasion, Austen writes, “Her manners were open, easy, ...

Ornament Brigade

My nephew Brian greeted us just inside the door to my mother’s house. On his head was a fuzzy Santa hat, and in his hands he held a black plastic camera. “Say, ‘Cheese,’” he said ...

Buzz, not static

La Jolla millionaire R.B. “Buzz” Woolley, the charter-school advocate and founder of the Voice of San Diego online news site, didn’t exactly have a great political year. The labor-union foe and hotel investor was one ...

Should Jack-in-the-Box stay in Mexican foods?

For example, the Qdoba food chain acquired in 2003

Gulp. An American icon, fast food, has a bellyache. In October, once-invincible McDonald’s reported that monthly sales in United States units open for a year (called same-store sales) declined for the first time since 2003. ...

Soft Moon rising

The video for “Into the Depths” by the Soft Moon is filmed in grainy black-and-white, with claustrophobia-inducing camera work. It shows a woman who keeps looking over her shoulder in fear as she runs through ...

Pardon our dust

Little Italy venue Anthology to close in 2013 for repairs and renovations

Feral Elephants

Hills Like Elephants headed to South by Southwest

Chimney Flats loop from Doane Pond

One of the finest trails in Palomar Mountain State Park is this loop with great surrounding views and interesting plants.

Oprah or O.J., just not Norv

Now that Chargers coach Norv Turner and manager A.J. Smith will be shown the door at the end of the season, who will be the next coach?

Tuned to teach

Besides performing Wayne Riker teaches guitar at Coleman Tech High School in Kearny Mesa.

Marisa Siervo's Facebook

Marisa Siervo writes about Orestes, the seven-foot-tall Italian-Greek pen pal she couldn’t fall in love with.

Deck the halls with big-buck donors

It’s December, what better time to be looking for a gift-raiser? San Diego State University is in the market for one. “The primary responsibility for this position is to raise major gifts for the College ...

Christopher Selena accused of murder in Escondido townhouse

Ex-boyfriend, meth, a knife, a death

Hot pizza started it, maybe more than one knife ended a conflict involving an ex-boyfriend, another man, and crystal meth in Escondido

The last gift report

Former San Diego mayor Jerry Sanders left office last week in a familiar way, reporting the gift of a free Chargers ticket he made to a fellow pol. The final disclosed recipient of Sanders’s largesse: ...

Ramona – San Diego’s cheapest gas prices?

Gasoline Alley

Ramona’s main street, named Main Street, is where Highway 67 from the south merges into SR-78 coming in from Oceanside on the way to Julian and the desert. The eucalyptus on the west end of ...


Enough of Apple Pie Don Bauder’s November 21 article, “Hispanic vote calls shots in San Diego (City Lights),” regarding changes to voting demographics, was definitely a factor in the recent election. However, I believe that ...

In Defense

Taking little notice of her womanly ambitions he captured her with words of love and all of the positions, explored her beauty bodily from lip to breast to bottom, but left her mind a mystery, ...

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