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Five million dollars in art and jewelry taken from Rancho Santa Fe home

Detective wants public to watch for unique items stolen from estate

A wealthy estate in Rancho Santa Fe had more than $5 million worth of art and jewelry stolen, seven weeks ago, according to a San Diego County Sheriff’s detective. “We have been and we continue ...

After Dark: San Diego Nightlife

Life begins when the day ends

Hipness, hobnobbery, and crullers at 4am.

Art after dark

Traditional art shows can be boring. You go for the free wine and cheese, stroll around the gallery, and are in and out in less time than it took to find parking. But it doesn’t ...

Jazz Joints

If you know where to go, the dedicated jazz fan can find something happening in San Diego seven days a week. Here are eight recommended spots: The New Dizzy’s All ages. Cover: $15, $10 students. ...

Getting wooly at Mamut

Pasaje Rodríguez totally changed my preconceptions of Tijuana about a year and a half ago, when I accidentally discovered the bustling arts-and-culture alleyway while searching for tacos one Friday night with Reader foodie Ian Pike. ...

Miramar National Cemetery opens memorial walkway

Monuments installed, Vietnam vet speaks

On Saturday, August 3, veterans and families came together at Miramar National Cemetery to honor fallen veterans. In a ceremony at the cemetery’s new Miramar Memorial Walkway, four stone monuments with bronze plaques were dedicated ...

Indentured motherhood

Tomato soup served cold.

Films about missing children are as common today as unmotivated camera movements. Shake a cable box and at any given time you’re bound to find a couple. Few are about adult children and even fewer ...

Soft-shell in the wilds of Kearny Mesa

Tarantula? The leggy thing lies on my plate staring up at me. Its ten legs claw out from under a shell of batter and a blob of tartar sauce. At least it’s not staring up ...

The Old Globe stages Cain classic Double Indemnity

Double calamity

They got caught, the lover got the chair, and Cain got a darn good story.

Glamping: Where the rich folk camp

Now to Labor Day is high season for camping. Collect spouse, kids, dogs, pack up SUV, set course for somewhere in Cleveland National Forest, Palomar Mountain, or the sweat lodges of Anywhere, Imperial County. That’s ...

Living Coast Discovery Center Trail

This short hike and visitor center are perfect introductions to coastal birds and marsh habitat.

Eat the Night Away

Just starting out the evening and need to pre-game? Head to Kensington first. If beer’s your thing, Clem’s Tap House, which serves organized flights of fancy beers at reasonable prices. It’s more of a tasting ...

Dance the Night Away

Where to get your groove on, however you get your groove on.

Wallflowers beware: addictive beats and tasty elixirs move San Diego’s dance scene to a new state of trance. We rhythm seekers live forever on the dance floor and DJs always play our favorite songs. From ...

Barbarella's menu for a perfect night out

STARTERS: Wine Vault & Bistro One of the best dining deals in town, this hidden gem is tucked away atop of Midtown’s International Restaurant Row (on India near Washington). Enjoy three courses of finely executed ...

Rockin' and rollin' all night long

San Diego's best rock clubs

Winstons A slice of history in the midst of Ocean Beach, Winstons dates back to 1986 and retains that wonderful sense of all things hippie. That means Dead tributes and jam bands and reggae groups ...

Congregation Beth Jacob

What it means to be a good human being

Membership: 150 Rabbi: Avram Bogopulsky Age: 49 Born: Brooklyn, NY Formation: St. Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY; Yeshiva Shaarei Torah, Suffern, NY Years Ordained: 25 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your ...

Villa Italco in Rancho Belvedere

A lazy river runs through it

Current owner: Dario DeLuca Listing price: $15,995,000 Beds: 6 Baths: 11 House size: 12,000 sq ft While many buyers of new, estate-quality homes like to participate in the custom construction of their palaces, some just ...

This week in the San Diego clubs, August 8–14

Thursday 8Oxford indie hits Foals bring Holy Fire to House of Blues. This one’s been a commercial breakthrough for the not-so-British post-rock quintet. According to the lads’ hometown rag, NME, “The art-rockers cast off their ...

Groovy nightlife in Tijuana

We’ve all heard the story by now: 9/11-mania brought the border to a halt. Tourism died. Tijuana got bad. Locals stopped going out. Locals got tired of not going out. La Mezcalera opened. Locals went ...

2600 Miles Away

My father refers to David and me as “lesbians.” Dad means no insult — it’s just that nearly all of the couples he knows who seem to be attached at the hip also happen to ...

Homegrown hit

Paul Cannon rewrites his “Homegrown” tune for the Padres. “The song has been released as a single [and] we have an instrumental version, karaoke version, ringtone, and a full-length available.”

I make me nervous

Former 91X DJ Marco Collins is nervous about the upcoming release of The Glamour and the Squalor, a movie about the early ’90s rock scene in Seattle, which he helped usher in.

Golden Hill Street Fair re-revived, slated for October 13

Event stalled not just for lack of money

In an interview with Jim Miller of the San Diego Free Press in early May, Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation board member Judd Curran stated that the second annual Golden Hill Street Fair was ...

Doing the Juan Vargas shuffle

House freshman Democrat Juan Vargas hasn’t yet entirely escaped the shadow of his previous gig as a California state legislator, and now he’s using his clout in Congress to raise big cash to redeem his ...

On the Boardwalk

Mission Beach’s boardwalk is one of the greatest locales in San Diego for people watching. There is a superb mixture of out-of-towners, drunk frat boys, scantily clad beach goers, and bizarre buskers whose talents include ...

Drummer found dead

Purple Church drummer Michael Prince found dead in Oceanside.

Did Chris Kyle deck Jesse Ventura?

Jesse Ventura sues the wife of deceased SEAL sniper Chris Kyle over allegations made in a book.

Consider Alejandro Escovedo's family tree

In 1998, No Depression magazine named Alejandro Escovedo their Artist of the Decade, and they were right. Escovedo is a direct pipeline to something that is bigger than rock and roll. First, consider the man’s ...


Recordatorio I was driving home from San Diego and caught Vivian Dunbar’s beautiful, stimulating letter regarding Baja beauty (Letters: “Beauty and Grace in Baja”). Thanks for reminding people of the magic of Mexico — my ...

Sempra's political pay day

Officially it’s a non-election year, but that didn’t stop Sempra Energy from laying out $541,025 in political expenditures during the first six months of 2013. The California Democratic party picked up $125,000 from the San ...

Million dollar mavens

San Diego State University, hit by parched California state finances, is on the hunt for a new million-dollar-plus rainmaker. Says an online help-wanted ad: “The Director of Donor Relations reports directly to the Vice President ...

Best reusable lunch bags and boxes

Just in time for back-to-school, a survey of what’s out there in the way of lunch boxes.

Towel Required

So, you think you can Zumba?

So, you think you can Zumba? A blogger does, and she writes about her failure.

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