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News & Stories

Hillel Silverman – the Kennedy assassination's last insider

According to his rabbi, Jack Ruby was visited in jail after the shooting of Oswald by Joe Campisi, an Italian restaurant owner.

November 20, 2013
In the San Diego clubs Monday–Wednesday, November 25–27

Monday 25From Denver in Colorado, traveling troubadour A. Tom Collins hits Soda Bar with Stick & Poke, “a boozy, moody record of stomp-and-wrangle-worthy anthems for the Now Times.” According to the barsite, Collins is a ...

November 20, 2013
UC hospital workers strike

Thousands of workers at University of California hospitals walked off the job Wednesday, November 20, protesting what they claim are unfair labor practices. Three San Diego locations were targeted in the one-day strike. Leaders of ...

November 20, 2013
Record-release roundup

Prog-influenced electronic trio Hanging From the Rafters will play their debut album Box of Songs at the release party slated for Wednesday, November 27, at Tin Can Ale House in Bankers Hill. “All the songs ...

November 20, 2013
Interview with Bruno Gunn and Meta Golding, the actors who play Brutus and Enobaria in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The stakes-raising gambit that The Hunger Games: Catching Fire plays in order to surpass the original Hunger Games is this: after Katniss's rebel-tinged victory in the 74th Games, President Snow decides to make the 75th ...

November 20, 2013
SDG&E to refund customers over San Onofre shutdown?

San Diego Gas & Electric customers are due a refund as a result of the premature failure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, says an administrative law judge at the California Public Utilities Commission. ...

November 20, 2013
Swim a little deeper at the Merrow

Hillcrest’s Ruby Room transforms into the Merrow -- a Gaelic-influenced bar with a nautical theme. You’ll figure it out. Start at the bar.

November 20, 2013
San Diego's economic recovery lags state, nation

Since the bottom of the Great Recession in 2009, and through 2012, San Diego's gross domestic product, or total output of goods and services, has grown only 4.5 percent, compared with 5.3 percent for Caifornia ...

November 20, 2013
Happy medium

Jenifer Whisper says she channels new songs from dead composers such as George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and Jimi Hendrix. At least one musicologist suggests the claim is not true.

November 20, 2013
San Diego's political scum no match for the real thing

The just-concluded primary race for San Diego mayor may have seemed dirty to some, but no apparent match for the processed sewage kicked out each year by the city's Point Loma Wastewater Treatment plant. Just ...

November 20, 2013
In the San Diego clubs Saturday & Sunday, November 23 & 24

Saturday 23After an appearance at ATP’s flipside festival I’ll Be Your Mirror in May (at an English palace with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!), San Diego grindcore quartet the Locust are still airborne and swarm Porter’s ...

November 20, 2013
Hooked on Vanda

“Most women who are 24 these days sound like 6-year-olds on helium.”

November 20, 2013
Fatty, hot, tender

Ed corners the New York on Rye food truck. They can’t leave until he pushes a big sandwich into his face.

Trumpeter C-Money talks Batman, public office, and vodka and grape juice

“Why not let the good news be heard just as much as we freak out about whatever witch-hunt the media is onto today?”

November 20, 2013
Old Banner Road, Julian

Julian’s Old Banner Road, now a hiking trail, starts in a suburban-like setting among Coulter pines and black oaks and descends through lush chaparral, providing a chance to explore a fascinating bit of San Diego’s ...

November 20, 2013
Cow-eye juice calamity

“Can you talk for a minute? Something horrible happened to me yesterday.” Jane didn’t bother to identify herself; she didn’t need to. My bleary eyes had easily made out the familiar image of her face ...

November 20, 2013
Under water at UCSD

It took a bit longer than expected, but over the summer the University of California announced it had finally found someone to take control of the venerable Scripps Institution of Oceanography from controversial Australian Tony ...

November 20, 2013
In the San Diego clubs Thursday & Friday, November 21 & 22

Thursday 21What do you get when you fLUF up your Olivelawn with Trumans Water? Yuh-huh, Octa#Grape. The blown-cone quartet is about as dissonant as a band can be and still sing and bring the hook. ...

November 20, 2013
Juan’s political tripping

Speaking of Barona, this summer the tribe’s resort was the scene of a “fundraising dinner and golf event” for the 2014 re-election committee of Congressman Juan Vargas. According to the invitation, Vargas patrons kicked in ...

November 20, 2013
Meet Booze Brothers Brewing Company

The family that brews together, stays together. OK, that’s not a real adage, so I can’t confirm if it’s true, but I can say that brothers that brew together, go pro together—at least in the ...

November 20, 2013
Barista sues downtown Starbucks for age discrimination

A 58-year-old barista who worked at the Starbucks located at 511 F Street says she was roasted by former managers for being too old for her job. On Monday, November 18, the barista, Mary McLain, ...

November 20, 2013
Lady Catarina claimed to be connected to the Guggenheims

Lady Catarina Pietra Toumei had a Rancho Santa Fe address and attended soirées of San Diego’s Beautiful People. She claimed to be an investment relations manager, “humanitarian and philanthropist.” Then, in civil and criminal suits ...

November 20, 2013
Barona birthday fun

The Barona Band of Mission Indians, which runs a big casino, golf course, and resort in East County, usually spends at least five figures every three months on its contract lobbyist, Sacramento’s Onate Group, which ...

November 20, 2013
Improvisational DJs

Thievery Corporation drummer Congo Sanchez talks about his solo work and the compilation he worked on with Sector 9 skateboard manufacturer Garrett Meister.

November 20, 2013
Threshold, Part 2

Urban parklets, iPad minis, 144 square feet of living space — local architects point out how cool it is to go micro.

November 20, 2013
You'll love the Limousines

“We got together over the internet.” This is taken from the Limousines’ self-penned backstory on their Kickstarter page. The Limousines are two guys: Giovanni Giusti and Eric Victorino. The virtual meeting took place while Victorino ...

November 20, 2013
old age does not happen slowly

Old age does not happen slowly but all at once, in the head. The body takes its time getting there, but the mind, clinging to youth flashes suddenly — behaving as if it were still ...

November 20, 2013
Letters and replies

Incomplete Tattoo Regarding Tattoo You, I feel as if the contest winners for any contest should meet the minimum requirements. What do you think? Rob National City We accept any submission that has some requirements ...

November 20, 2013
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