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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney roots deep and wide in San Diego

Related to the presidential candidate by blood and religion; each traveling separate roads. On a sultry day in Council Bluffs, Iowa, in July 1846, 496 Mormon men, accompanied by many wives, children, and at least ...

Vista Apartment Dweller Did Not Go Easily

It took five deputies, four bean-bag rounds, one taser, and a dog to extract a renter from an apartment in Vista, according to recent testimony in San Diego’s North County Superior Court. Toshio Suzuki, then ...

October 24, 2012
Seven Bridge Walk

Cross seven access bridges to San Diego’s historical streetcar routes on this downtown loop walk that blends the present with the past.

Beaumont's Jack-o-Lantern

When it comes to a good hand-crafted cocktail, according to the bar manager at Beaumont’s Eatery, Gavin McManes, the trick is in the treat. “Anytime someone comes into my bar, I’m basically treating them as ...

October 24, 2012
Presidential Party Favors

Political party: fun and games associated with Obama and Romney.

October 24, 2012
Guns & Ammo Edition

The columnist attends a California handgun certification course.

October 24, 2012
Through Pity and Terror

Ira Aldridge Players' The Gospel at Colonus; The Sugar Witch at OnStage.

Candy corn is made out of people

Thursday 25Southwest desert rockers Calexico import the brass, bap, and twang of mariachi, which informs sprawling, country-tuned guitar movements that are filmic, even without the film. Maybe especially without the film. I have seen them ...

October 24, 2012
Your Guy Doesn't Spit Fire

Jason Lee of Oceanside started doing Kiss tributes 36 years ago. “I remember being six years old and putting the pillows in a semicircle around the couch like a stage. I would air drum with ...

October 24, 2012
Record-Release Roundup

Videos for new songs by Writer — “Hot Days” and a cover of Santigold’s “Disparate Youth” — from their upcoming full-length Brotherface (due October 30), are streaming online, both directed by E. Lee Smith. The ...

October 24, 2012
Woo-Hoo!

Ed Bedford and Elmer Niederfrank’s ghost approve of the ice cream being made in National City.

October 24, 2012
Sarah D. loves her squishy seats

Name: Sarah D. Car: 2010 Nissan Versa Like it? I love it! What do you like about it? The seats are the most comfortable thing in the entire world. They’re squishy. It also gets really ...

October 24, 2012
Bands Across the Border

Tijuana’s All My Friends fest goes international this year, inviting bands from Long Beach, Brooklyn, San Diego...

October 24, 2012
Calexico, in tune with rocks and cactus

Members of Calexico, who called themselves Spoke at first and put out an album of the same name in 1996, are, in truth, from Tucson. “To live here,” Arizona-based singer and Calexico collaborator Marianne Dissard ...

October 24, 2012
Wendy Bailey's Lovely Guitars

"I play melodic pop-rock music,” says Vista singer/songwriter Wendy Bailey. “Think Foo Fighters with an Annie Lennox-ish type lead voice. I’ve had comparisons like Velocity Girl, Liz Phair, and Jimmy Eat World.” Originally from Colorado, ...

October 24, 2012
Sweet People

If I were asked to describe myself using ten adjectives, “tact” would not be among them. So it was that, upon being introduced to a young man at the opening reception for David’s latest photographic ...

October 24, 2012
Do not spit on Public Image Ltd.

It has to be weird to be John Lydon. I once saw Public Image Ltd. play in San Francisco and after a few songs, Lydon stormed offstage because people in the front row were spitting ...

October 24, 2012
Vegan Rock

“I recently finished my first solo record, and I’m going under the name A Veil,” says Chapter 14 singer/guitarist Chad Ackerman. Ackerman was still attending San Marcos High School when he joined As I Lay ...

October 24, 2012
New Riffs

La Casita Mexican Diner has a new owner offering new riffs on Mexican food.

October 24, 2012
Highway billboard rules; how fleas breed; the cost of political ads

What happened with Ladybird Johnson’s Highway Beautification Act? How do fleas breed? How much do political ads cost candidates?

October 24, 2012
Will Work for Food

I lost my job, my wife, my car, and I’m now homeless. I’m trying to stay sober. I’m hoping generous San Diegans will pass a few bucks my way to help me out until I ...

October 24, 2012
Why SPAWAR and North Island fell for bribes

In an old New Yorker cartoon, a judge on a high bench peers down imperiously at a disheveled, scraggly-faced defendant. Intones the judge, “Crime doesn’t pay at your level.” For decades, that mindset has epitomized ...

October 24, 2012
A Lobbyist Job-Seeker's Guide to San Diego

As the election approaches, joblessness continues to bedevil America, but in San Diego an impressive number of lobbying gigs are up for grabs. Rady Children’s Hospital is currently on the prowl for a new vice ...

October 24, 2012
San Diego rude taxi drivers

Early this year, James Marshall filed a complaint with the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s Taxi Administration about rude and negligent service he received from a cabdriver. The agency sent a copy of the complaint ...

October 24, 2012
Fund Race: The Ivy Walls of Green

San Diego State University is looking to close a slightly different kind of deal than that of the political variety. With Democratic governor Jerry Brown warning of severe cuts to taxpayer-subsidized education unless voters approve ...

October 24, 2012
Letters

Yun Tow or Tun Yow? This concerns your Unforgettable feature in the October 18 issue (“The Trail of Torment on Gold Mountain”). This is about the Chinaman Ah Chee and his quest to save his ...

October 24, 2012
This Tasty Life

How to make an apple galette with Cortland and Pink Pearl apples.

October 24, 2012
Untitled

Untitled Our cries, she used to say Would scratch the moon’s windowpanes And scrape the corners of tombstones which milked the moon My mother set the long slope of her back against us to interrogate ...

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