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San Diego's successful Thrift Trader

Author John Brizzolara interviews thrift-store magnate Jeff Clark.

August 8, 2012
Bus Rider Breaks Window, Flees

Early morning on August 8, passengers onboard the 35 bus from Old Town to Ocean Beach had an unexpected delay. A woman on the bus decided to smash one of the vehicle’s windows with her ...

August 8, 2012
Moving Sale

When I went to bed Saturday night, I’d almost forgot that my girlfriend had posted a Sunday morning yard sale on Craigslist earlier that week. She wrote that it would start at 9am, which meant ...

Cow Foot Friday

Ed Bedford shows up too late for the cow-foot stew at Caribbean Taste Jamaican Restaurant.

August 8, 2012
Hydrate While You Dehydrate with Coconut Water

“We should make a new drink, the Hangover Prevention.”

August 8, 2012
Flavors Like Life

Try your luck at the Thai-Lao-Chinese-Vietnamese 777 Noodle House in City Heights.

Ner Tamid Synagogue

Nobody knows what the next plane of existence looks like.

August 8, 2012
Baseball Opened Doors

Former Yankees catcher Bruce Robinson to gig at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

August 8, 2012
Starcrossed — with a Twist

Starcrossed: ’80s rock meets modern electronics.

August 8, 2012
Frequent Liar

We had been sitting on the tarmac in Boston for 30 minutes, ostensibly “waiting for catering.” The flight attendants were making their final rounds when the thunderstorm rolled in. By the time the dark cell ...

August 8, 2012
Guatay Mountain

This challenging hike combines an opportunity to view rare old-growth Tecate cypress trees and a variety of native plant species.

August 8, 2012
Back to the Cheeseheads

Goodbye doesn’t have to be sad. Sometimes, it’s best to throw a party and make sure your friends get stuffed with food just one more time. That’s what Mickey did. She’s moving to her ancestral ...

August 8, 2012
Punk-Rock High

Premiere of Music High, a film inspired by Tom Voris of the Fabulous Rudies.

August 8, 2012
Time Out, My Identity's Been Stolen

A break from modern living includes a DeLorean.

August 8, 2012
Canobliss Becomes Psychothermia for Legal Reasons

“Samson Pedroza packed his bags in the middle of a tour and decided to leave the band,” recalls Canobliss drummer Mike Russo, who says he and three other members of the O.B.-based hard-rock band have ...

August 8, 2012
Come Out and Play with the Offspring

The Offspring have been out of the spotlight for several years, but it doesn’t seem that way. Radio support for the best-selling punk band is enduring. “Come Out and Play,” for example, still gets regular ...

August 8, 2012
Origin of Cats' Purrs and Strange Words

Why/how do cats purr?; what’s the origin of “funny bone”? And “moron,” imbecile,” and “idiot”?; what do the numbers mean on top of high-rise helipads?

August 8, 2012
Jessica Lea Mayfield

If you hadn’t heard her music, you would be forgiven for thinking that Jessica Lea Mayfield makes traditional singer-songwriter music, but you would be wrong. Mayfield began her music career at age 8, playing in ...

August 8, 2012
Beer Colonic

Thursday 9Few bands in the Woodsist label’s stable roadtrip like namesake band Woods. The Brooklyn quartet’s folk-pop incantations are immediately listenable, engaging even, peeling away like onions on repeat listens and adding just the right ...

August 8, 2012
Eye gnat infestations in south Escondido – end of local organic food farming?

Organic foods are about 2 percent of world food sales but are growing at 20 percent annually. They are produced without use of synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, solvents, or additives. Although they may cost at ...

August 8, 2012
How many people assassinated Luis Donaldo Colosio Murrieta?

"That’s my story!” whispers Dora Elena Cortés. The newspaper headline on the screen reads “Colosio, Víctima de un Complot.” It’s a tense scene in the movie Colosio — El Asesinato (Colosio — the Assassination). Somebody ...

August 8, 2012
Truth Attack — God of Carnage at the Old Globe

Before God of Carnage begins at the Old Globe’s White Theatre, Robert Morgan’s set makes a quiet suggestion. Dark objects stand on the perimeter of a circular living room. A small wet bar and sofa ...

August 8, 2012
KPBS Confidential

KPBS staffers were recycling before it was cool.

August 8, 2012
What Might Have Been

A Carmel Valley dad writes about his son’s developmental issues.

August 8, 2012
Desire

The slim, suntanned legs of the woman in front of me in the checkout line fill me with yearning to provide her with health insurance and a sporty little car with personalized plates. The way ...

August 8, 2012
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