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Slapjazz Danny: Hambone around the world

Slapjazz Danny settles his muscular frame onto a stool in a La Mesa coffee shop and he goes to work, first with his left hand, then his right. The hands move from thigh to chest, ...

October 25, 2013
Ken Cinema hangs a "Help Wanted" sign

Why hasn't Landmark's Ken Cinema hired a new employee in six years? Those fortunate enough to work at Kensington's consecrated single-screen are so crazy loyal to the theater that the thought of leaving never once ...

October 25, 2013
Street race ends in South Bay home

Early Tuesday morning, October 22, a silver sports car crashed into the dining room of a home in the 1800 block of Thelborn Way in Nestor, according to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer. The ...

October 25, 2013
Treebeard trimmed?

The estate of English author J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of The Lord of the Rings fantasy trilogy, today announced a $4.4 billion dollar lawsuit against the Spring Valley company Treebeard Landscape, citing copyright infringement. "Treebeard" says ...

Samuel Barber versus John Williams

Samuel Barber versus John Williams.

Papa Doug Manchester's nuptials to be before Christmas

Margo Schwab's San Diego Social Diary is THE source on San Diego's beautiful people. She reports in her latest edition that Papa Doug Manchester, real estate baron and owner of the U-T, will marry his ...

October 25, 2013
Black Sabbath's 13

They wouldn’t shell out for Bill Ward. That’s one obscenity. He’s the drummer for Sabbath, dunderheads, pull out the purse. Only excuse I can think of is Tony Iommi thought maybe he was down for ...

October 25, 2013
New releases opening this week: Bad Grandpa, The Counselor, and more

Poor Scott. Forced to damn Bad Grandpa with faint praise. Only three stars, alas. For any other franchise save Marty Movies Inc., that would be high praise. Here, there is the unmistakable pungency of disappointment. ...

October 25, 2013
Ramona man's hatchet attack thwarted by neighbor

Ramona sheriff's deputies arrested 23-year-old Devin Jones early Thursday morning, October 24, after he reportedly used a hatchet to attack a homeowner whose property had been damaged. At around 6 a.m., the unidentified victim on ...

October 25, 2013
Fair Political Practices Commission goes after Americans for Job Security PAC

A nonprofit group that funneled more than $11 million into 2012's California battles over taxes and the political spending of labor-union dues got cash from several unidentified San Diego donors, according to a list released ...

October 25, 2013
The Grinch helpfully illustrates the fortunes of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

So word has just come that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has been bumped from a Christmas Day release date to...mid-January. Thank you, Mr. Grinch, for making it clear just what that means. Judging from the ...

October 25, 2013
Jack Johnson fans win lottery

The last time Jack Johnson played in the Gaslamp, the crowd watching his 2004 Street Scene set seemed to stretch a mile from the stage. So when his latest gig at the intimate Balboa Theatre ...

October 25, 2013
Sorrento Valley representative granted a seat on Mira Mesa planning group board

With well over 100 agitated Sorrento Valley residents and business owners clad in “Sorrento Valley, a Neighborhood of San Diego” T-shirts and waving “Stop the Mira Mesa Land Grab!” signs, the Qualcomm auditorium was packed ...

First look at American Voodoo

Getting the doors open at American Voodoo (4655 Park Boulevard) in University Heights incurred many delays, chiefly because the owner wanted a full liquor license. Considering the amount of full bars on the block, however, ...

Beer of the Week: Karl Strauss Peanut Butter Cup Porter

A brew that made a big splash during last year’s San Diego Beer Week has resurfaced and, fittingly, is grabbing top honors as this week’s sudsy offering from yours truly. Enter, Karl Strauss Peanut Butter ...

October 25, 2013
Americans for Prosperity launches Scott Peters attack ad

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative think tank largely funded by the Kansas-based billionaire Koch brothers, announced yesterday, October 24, that the group would be making a three-week media buy blasting Congressman Scott Peters for his ...

October 25, 2013
Review: Bad Grandpa

Bad role models frequently make for memorable protagonists. Walter Matthau’s beer-soaked little league coach in The Bad News Bears. Chazz Palminteri as Lilo Brancato’s gangster mentor in A Bronx Tale. Toni Colette's zoned out hitchhiker-turned-babysitter ...

October 25, 2013
Possible child predator visiting Temecula parks and schools

A letter sent to parents of students at Temecula’s Red Hawk Elementary School on October 21 included a sketch of a man who was reportedly lurking near school property three days earlier. But the sketch ...

October 25, 2013
Rent hike terminates Tiki House

Why is the Tiki House closing after 39 years of hosting bands in Pacific Beach? Could it be that the roadhouse couldn't keep up with the much larger bars? Was P.B. becoming too precious for ...

October 25, 2013
Trailer Park: Captain America: Winter Soldier

Not too much to say here, except maybe that this looks like a pretty terrible superhero movie and maybe a pretty good spy thriller, except for the godawful music. I mean, I enjoyed being a ...

October 25, 2013
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