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Rip Current Awareness Week

Though the doors to their tasting room have been open for some time, Rip Current Brewing Company (1325 Grand Avenue, San Marcos) celebrated its official grand opening on June 7 and 8 with its Rip ...

June 19, 2013
Grant Hill: I’ll take my burgers stuffed

Wow. This corner. Market and 25th. Every time I come up and over the hump here, seems like this place has a different eatery. Think it was a tamale place, an Urban Chicken place, an ...

Girl grows up, joins Air Force, gets to know her dad

I think this is a prologue. My dad and I aren’t close. There’s no big reason for this, we just don’t have much to say to each other. I grew up in southern Illinois living ...

June 19, 2013
Escondido DMV closure impacts nearby offices

The busy Escondido Department of Motor Vehicles field office permanently closed its doors at 725 North Escondido Boulevard on May 10. DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza said Escondido residents can expect to be without a DMV ...

The Dgenius

In my last post, which is to say my first post, I yammered on about synchronous TV, when the sports stars align over the old satellite dish and deliver three, four doozies in one frenzied ...

June 19, 2013
Great Caesar's

Ed Beford goes to Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana for a salad — THE Caesar’s salad.

June 19, 2013
Bats, cats, pigs, and kangaroos

Dallas McLaughlin says his days in Bad Credit (a comedy hip-hop crew that thrived at local clubs from 2002 to 2008) led to his hook-up with the Aquabats TV show and with an upcoming Padres post-game show on Fox Sports San Diego.

June 19, 2013
Covering the backyard in flames

Summerfest at Kelly Manor will officially begin with a backyard dance party. We’re going to kick up the heels, down some sangria, and party. We’ve hired the band, sent out the Evites, and reserved a ...

June 19, 2013
Repossession of possessions upon death

Heymatt: A few years back, a friend’s husband’s death required the coroner. His very expensive cowboy boots, sterling silver belt buckle on a nice leather belt, wedding ring, and watch were undamaged. He also had ...

June 19, 2013
Monstrous

Everybody loves Mike and Sully, the scaresome monster team from Monsters, Inc. So, maybe they’ll be happy to see them again as college students in Monsters University. So happy that they won’t mind the clichéd ...

June 19, 2013
Record-release roundup

The Touchies’ release party for Mess with the Unicorn, Get the Horn happens June 20 at the Casbah, on a bill that includes Dirty Sirens and Chica Diabla. With its first single “Freak Time” now ...

June 19, 2013
Indian Creek Trail Loop

Indian Creek Trail does not give up surprises easily. Hike this trail for woodlands, streams, and panoramic views in the Laguna Mountains.

June 19, 2013
Horse Croquet

It was a perfect day in Rancho Santa Fe — wisps of white clouds floated through an azure sky and a cool, easy breeze complemented the warmth of the sun. The only thing missing from ...

Whatcha gonna do when your well runs dry?

The city is drilling a test well for water at 32nd and B streets in Golden Hill.

Mute testimony

Pictures of the Year International, on view at the Museum of Photographic Arts until September 22. 1649 El Prado, Balboa Park, 619-238-7559; mopa.org In Kinsasha, a troubled, impoverished city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, ...

June 19, 2013
This week in the San Diego clubs, June 20–26

Thursday 20Til-Two will be Mosh Pit Central Thursday night, as East Coast hardcore forefathers Reagan Youth headline sets by Dust Angel, Blood Stained Reality, Nerve Control, Vindictive, and D.E.A. Reagan Youth attended the same schools ...

June 19, 2013
Annual state of the NFL report

The NFL of today will not exist in 20 years, says a retired player.

June 19, 2013
Fair board pays its pipers

Performers at this year’s county fair in Del Mar are getting a variety of compensation, judging from a sampling of entertainment contracts taken up by the board of the state’s 22nd agricultural district, which operates ...

Shakeup at the Shakedown

Anilee Griffin, new owner of the Shakedown bar in the Midway District, says nothing is going to change.

The tallest tree in SD

Heymatt: What’s the tallest tree in San Diego? I have some guesses, but I suspect I’m completely wrong. And I wonder if the tallest tree in these parts is one that was planted by humans ...

Bart Mendoza and True Stories

“It’s very keyboard-driven music,” says Bart Mendoza. Possibly this explains why he was trawling about Facebook one afternoon in search of a Farfisa electric organ and an amplifier, the desire for which in turn defines ...

June 19, 2013
Papa Del Mar

Grand del Mar resort owner and GOP publisher Douglas Manchester’s U-T San Diego appears to have gotten itself a pretty good deal from the board of the fair district. According to a board report on ...

Editorial Inbox

Correction In the June 16 City Lights article “Not So Darling,” we incorrectly referred to Nightingale Health Services as Nightingale Home Care. They are two different agencies. We regret the error. — Editor Alignment Issues ...

June 19, 2013
Stop-sign war in Point Loma’s Wooded Area

The Peninsula Community Planning Board (PCPB) last month voted to remove three stop signs in the Wooded Area of Point Loma, but after allegations that the board violated the the state's open-meetings law (the Brown ...

Storm-ending bombs?

Heymatt: If we can develop bombs that level whole cities, why can’t scientists come up with the same stuff to obliterate tornadoes before landfall? What is it in these tornadoes that can’t be neutralized? Tornadoes ...

June 19, 2013
Guy in the Sky: Spots SR-52 grass fire

I had just taken off from Montgomery Field with my friend in his Cessna 172 at 4:30pm on Sunday, June 16, and we turned to fly eastbound. Smoke was clearly visible just beginning to rise ...

Will Civic San Diego help truly needy?

Civic San Diego, champion of corporate welfare as Centre City, now claims it supports affordable housing and the homeless.

June 19, 2013
Daddy, medium-well

OCD dad writes a good blog and is quite the chef, even while babysitting his Down syndrome son.

June 19, 2013
The Vishnu Purana

Being thus instructed by the god of gods, the divinities entered into alliance with the demons; and they jointly understood acquirement of the beverage of immortality. They collected various kinds of medicinal herbs, and cast ...

To Some I Have Talked with by the Fire

While I wrought out these fitful Danaan rhymes, My heart would brim with dreams about the times When we bent down above the fading coals; And talked of the dark folk, who live in souls ...

June 19, 2013
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