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San Diego burlesque dancers spend every dime on costumes

Some don't do it for the money

Victoria Markovna sexifies everything. We’re warming up for class with ass-in-the-air pushups, and she encourages us to give ourselves come hither looks in the mirror while we do. Five minutes ago, when she arrived on ...

Point Loma Sprouts fires longtime employee for alleged theft

Ian Rey says it was an honest mistake

About 15 people and a 10News crew showed up at the Point Loma Sprouts market at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, to rally support for Ian Rey, a 38-year-old developmentally disabled man who started ...

Bill Payne, last man standing

Bill Payne’s on the phone from his home in Montana — “It’s a good place to land up” — to talk about his present tour with a character named Dennis McNally (and Gabe Ford on ...

Lemony moments

Tori Roze and the Hot Mess release new LP Turbulence.

The "great" character

Gatsby née Gatz

Anyone who’s seen the screamy, thudding trailers for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby knows that it is not a paint-by-numbers cinematic re-presentation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s elegant, economic novel. The numbers are there, of course: ...

Lute Ridge, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The largest known fault scarp on the North American continent existing on unconsolidated sediments.

Heaviest skiers the fastest speed skiers?

Hey, Matt: During the 1992 Winter Olympics, speed skiing was a demonstration sport. Speed skiing is just another name for schussing. Knowing some physics, I commented that this sport was silly because (all other things ...

Old Globe maps Other Desert Cities

"Families are terrorized by their weakest member,” says a character in Jon Robin Baitz’s Other Desert Cities. The line’s got that yowza zing to it, as if a fire-spewing profundity. But give it some thought ...

Rescues in the surf zone

There are many ways to go about becoming a San Diego lifeguard.

8 days. 750 miles.

Professional cycling’s uphill climb

Rundown of bicyclists who’ve been caught doping and the Tour of California bike race.

San Diego Bay: How polluted in 2013?

Navy agency gives update

At their monthly meeting on May 7, members of the Oceanside Senior Anglers fishing club received an update on the Navy’s effort to increase recreational fishing and protect coastal resources. Mitch Perdue, senior biologist from ...

A good man has died

"Did you hear about Graham?” I shook my head and smiled because I imagined some hilarious Graham-shenanigan story was forthcoming. My friend’s face was somber as she reported, “He’s in the hospital. He was in ...

Thank you, Johnny Depp

Clint Perry of the pirate-themed Boo Hoo Crew describes his band as “the only kids rock band that actually rocks the kids.”

Will Barton thought he was dead

Will Barton was walking home late one night in October 2012 when Philip Martin Hernandez, on a crime rampage with his young wife (Cindy Altamirano Garcia), shot him a few times and left him for dead. As he struggles to heal, health insurance companies create barriers.

Gallstone special

Those with a hankering for gourmet hospital food may hope that a recent sponsorship opportunity by UCSD’s health system is repeated. According to an online fundraising flier, a $25,000 “masters” sponsorship of the health system’s ...

Plastic covered what off the 125 Freeway

Heymatt: Driving north on the 125 into Santee, I see mounds of something covered with white plastic. They’re on the west side of the freeway. They look like grave sites and there are dozens of ...

This week in the San Diego clubs, May 9–15

Thursday 9Freaky folkie Devendra Banhart’s evolution/devolution from the charmed if awkward songsmith of his early four-track output (listening to Oh Me Oh My as I type) into a full-fledged hippie-jam-band leader (Crippled Crow) into this ...

What 4th&B will be

John Lyons, one of the owners of the venue who will take over 4th&B, has an unusual challenge. He will be competing for business with the nearby House of Blues, a chain he cofounded with ...

Port's fishy business, redux

Back on April 10, a report here about ten free tickets given to a group of San Diego Unified Port District staffers to attend the “Sustainable Seafood Gala 2013” thrown by the San Diego Oceans ...

Chancellor University tried to recruit homeless

Owner Michael Clifford started San Diego’s Bridgepoint Education

Michael Clifford boasts that his for-profit college investments are winners, but woes suggest otherwise.

Stalled car backs up traffic in Midway District

Gets bumped to safety by SDPD

At around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, a Toyota sedan ran out of gas and stalled along Sports Arena Boulevard., near the corner of Midway Drive. As traffic backed up in the Midway District, ...

How canine became K-9

Dear Matt: While watching TV, there was a police scene where they were waiting for the K-9 unit to arrive to track the suspect. This led me to wonder where the term/name K-9 came from ...

Article Fallout

Still Highest An April 24 Don Bauder article, “San Diego Gas & Electric rates are nation’s highest,” (City Lights) incorrectly stated that San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) rates are the nation’s highest. The article ...

Quail Mutterings

The owl reminds an empty nester of loneliness.

From “The Assault of the Sacrament of the Altar”

But first one text I will note to the more: What will you say saith Christ, when you shall see, The Son of Man ascend where he was before, Doth not this text now express ...


called me long distance at midnight woke me and told me her father died in the hospital that evening died while talking with her stepmom in mid-laugh she cried a bit on her way to ...