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Saved by the unauthorized Bell clip

New Lifetime “movie” goes behind-the-scenes at Bayside High

If confession is good for the soul, here’s a blast of Multidimensional Cellular Healing (MCh): I’ve yet to make it through a Satyajit Ray film, but I’ve seen and own DVD copies of all seven ...

Oh, Hyphen Man, where are you?

Comic-Con, and Utah's Comic Con slug it out

San Diego's Comic-Con has sent a cease and desist order to Salt Lake City Comic Con. According to Salt Lake's papers, the Tribune and Deseret News, Salt Lake has no intention of backing down. It ...

In Bed with Wall Street

Regulatory corruption exposed, thanks in part to Gary Aguirre

An enlightening book, In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The thesis is that Wall Street, its regulators, and politicians conspire together for their own ...

The Hold Steady hold up

...despite the missing piano man

Cheap Girls got the crowd warmed up for the Hold Steady. The trio from Lansing, Michigan, fueled by Ian Graham’s crooning vocals, was a throwback to ’90s alternative rock, most notably the Smoking Popes — ...

Deported migrants protest in Tijuana

A demand to end to nighttime deportations

Dozens of deported migrants marched throughout Tijuana’s San Ysidro border region on August 7 in protest of the conditions they are forced into upon deportation. The protest was organized by Alianza Migrante Tijuana and Ángeles ...

Curtis Harding's got Soul Power

Curtis Harding's neo-soul debut is multi-faceted — complex yet easygoing. It sounds as if Harding's been a successful solo artist for decades, not a man whose recent gig was as backup for CeeLo Green and, ...

Ex-Clinton aide to lobby for nude clubs

Can he avoid fate of previous adult-entertainment influence-peddlers?

Proprietors of San Diego’s adult-entertainment establishments, prosaically known as strip joints, have been persistent about returning to the good old days of the business, when customers could reach out and feel the merchandise. That was ...

Moments of Clarity with Whales Whailing

San Diego soul quester returns to hometown with spiritual folk outfit

Peter Ryan has played percussion in a number of projects from his hometown of San Diego, on to Seattle with Kusikia (whose record was put out by fellow San Diegan-gone-Northwesterner Alex Miranda on his vinyl ...

Not so steady as she goes, Mayor Faulconer

Poll: voters back minimum-wage hike

Polling data released on August 7 by Raise Up San Diego claims strong community support for an increase in the minimum wage and provision to provide workers with paid sick leave. It also indicates that ...

Bad barbeque, good reviews?

Disappointing ribs and the people who claim to love them

I don't enjoy writing a bad review any more than I enjoy eating bad food. It's just a cruelty of logic that the two always go together. The whole thing leaves a bitter taste in ...

Beer Touring: URBN St. Brewing Co.

New ownership and reconcepting of El Cajon brewpub makes for big improvements

I’ve been able to oversee the development of several local breweries from conception to brick-and-mortar status. Among them are Societe Brewing Company, Nickel Beer Co., and URBN St. Brewing Co. The latter officially opened last ...

Democracy costs, even in Chula Vista

Mayor Cox and council's Bensoussan told to not second-guess the electorate

In 2012, voters in Chula Vista overwhelmingly passed Proposition B, a proposition that amended the city charter. At an August 5 council meeting, mayor Cheryl Cox, supported by councilmember Pamela Bensoussan, proposed putting a portion ...

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