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Beer of the Week: Aleman/Two Brothers/Stone DayMan Coffee IPA

Stone’s first collaboration of 2013 yields bizarre breed of IPA.

March 27, 2013
San Diego State's growing contempt for undergrads

SDSU’s emphasis seems to be on fundraising; teaching comes second in priority, say some. The money is in research, not teaching.

March 27, 2013
Air traffic control tower at the Ramona Airport to close

The threat of the federal government to close the air traffic control tower at the Ramona Airport has caused the County Board of Supervisors to protest. The Federal Aviation Administration had placed the Ramona tower ...

Gumbo bona fides at the Bistro

Ed meets Sixth Avenue Bistro’s humble gumbo man.

Tecolote Canyon Natural Park

Enjoy a pleasant walk along the southern section of the Tecolote Canyon Nature Park

The Stout's Brasser

If Ireland truly is the Island of Saints and Scholars, then Brothers McCullough, Dan and Nate — the Stout Public House’s own scholars of the dram and ounce — have canonized St. Germain liqueur into ...

The Pork Chop Express was no pleasure cruise

Adventures of San Diego tuna boats in WWII’s Pacific theater.

Stacy Antonel once paralyzed by fear

Stacy Antonel of Ocean Beach won the $10,000 grand prize at the conclusion of the first season of 3 Minutes to Stardom, a local singing competition.

March 27, 2013
The pull of J.R.R. Tolkien

What are you reading? “I’ve been poring over military history books — those big coffee-table reference books you see in the bargain section of Barnes & Noble. I have a huge one on tanks, one ...

March 27, 2013
In the San Diego clubs, March 28–April 3

Thursday 28From the “Z Area” of the distant planet Peelander (aka New York City, New York), “Japanese action comic punks” Peelander-Z invade Soda Bar with their seventh studio set, Space Vacation, a record that trades ...

March 27, 2013
Rough treatment for a charliehorse

Heymatt: Once or twice a year, I will wake to a charlie-horse. In my leg. I always instinctively pound the offending muscle group with my fist. I’d like to know if this is a universal ...

March 27, 2013
Record-release roundup

The release party for Hills Like Elephants’ new album, Feral Flocks, on the local Requiemme Records label and distributed by BMG/Chrysalis, happens March 29 at Bar Pink. Featuring a dance-centric sound that frontman Sean Davenport ...

March 27, 2013
Big sisters, little sisters

My sister and I clinked glasses filled with chilled wine (hers a straw-colored chardonnay, mine a blushing rosé) and then leaned back in our chairs with stoned smiles. My eyes wandered the expanse of Jane’s ...

March 27, 2013
The highest chair in Del Cerro

Matt: Going east along the I-8 before the College turn-off to SDSU, if you look left you will see a giant highchair on the hill below Del Cerro. Or a ladder. Or something. It’s out ...

Starbuck, king of conception

How do you say Neil Simon in French? A professional sperm donor, going by the name Starbuck (Patrick Huard), anonymously fathers what amounts to his own chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada. Eventually, ...

March 27, 2013
West coast college basketball is a bust

Watching the humiliation. There’s 4:49 left with the score, Florida Gulf Coast 70, San Diego 52. You can see the wheels falling off the Aztecs’ bandwagon from here. SDSU came into the tournament regarded as ...

March 27, 2013
Mission Valley’s fiberglass go-go girl

Heymatt: Back in the ’60’s, ’70s, there was a big statue of a go-go girl on a sign in Mission Valley/Grantville that was visible from the 8. I seem to remember that she was all ...

Parasailing with the Evans family

Fresh from a big controversy over who gets to run kayaks at La Jolla Shores, the City of San Diego is now preparing to award an exclusive deal for parasailing operations on Mission Bay. But ...

Food-truck fight in Del Mar

Del Mar City Council delays permitting of food trucks within city limits.

March 27, 2013
Bluesman Bill Magee turns 70

“You gotta have a passion for it. That’s got to be number one. Number two? You got to be willing to pay your dues by practicing day and night.” We meet up for lunch, Bill ...

March 27, 2013
Cousins, trash, and influence

Anyone who doubts the politically incestuous nature of San Diego’s old money — still playing a big role at city hall these days — has only to review the family connections of the Evans clan, ...

March 27, 2013
My Medifast Diet Experience and French Tarts

Dessert binge leads to diet including steak and lobster.

March 27, 2013
Let's keep those percentages up!

Nordy Customers Everywhere As a Nordstrom employee of many years, I’m a little embarrassed of how [the March 21 cover story] portrays employees to our customers (“100% Commission at Nordstrom”). I feel this is a ...

March 27, 2013
Excerpt from an address by U.S. Attorney General Benjamin Franklin Butler

He is truly happy, whatever may be his temporal condition, who can call God his Father in the full assurance of faith and hope. And amid all his trials, conflicts, and doubts, the feeblest Christian ...

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