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War is Hall

One sweet, one sour. Let’s open on bitterness. This is in regards to the movie review by Scott Marks on May 29 (Run Toward Danger). As usual, the facts about the Vietnam War are misconstrued. ...

June 6, 2014
Attack of the charter cities

The Middle Class Taxpayers Association, a left-leaning consumer group that formed in 2011 but has been largely silent over the past three years, announced on Thursday, June 5, the launch of a website aimed at ...

June 6, 2014
Casa Sol y Mar: Technicolor Mexico

I am perfectly happy eating every meal at a taco shop with some variation of “bertos” on it, but yellow-and-red-striped huts with Formica tables and vending machines for 50-cent tattoos are only going to appeal ...

Border Patrol bombarded, hatches plan B

Breitbart's announcement that hundreds of illegal aliens caught in the Rio Grande would be processed and released in the San Diego area by the Border Patrol on June 4 may have been a bit premature ...

Where punk rock and comedy commingle

While watching the “absolutely fabulous” Black Flag tribute band “Black Fag” at the Soda Bar, the major flaw with the current touring version of Black Flag finally dawned on me. There is no joy in ...

June 6, 2014
Labor force, deconstructed

Ten unlicensed contractors who were illegally bidding on home-repair work in areas affected by the recent Cocos Fire were arrested on June 4 in a sting operation initiated by the Contractors State License Board. Fraud ...

June 6, 2014
Sharp minors are the key

Rick Elice and Michael Patrick Walker are the multi-talented, mega-award-winning creators of Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Altar Boyz. Their world premiere musical isn’t a dog. But, even with a top flight cast, ...

John Newman's Tribute

John Newman’s debut opens with a slow string section, a voice that sounds like the singer reading out great acts of ages past, and an electronically whirl-winded “Crystal,” from the AT&T Natural Voices® synthesized voice ...

June 6, 2014
The Fault in Our Stars

[This piece contains spoilers about the film. Not the ending or anything, but still. Read at your own risk.] So I joined the review aggregator that is Rotten Tomatoes. (Thanks, Rotten Tomatoes!) I don’t love ...

June 6, 2014
Some trees and a man died for this

“Mr. Vilkin protected himself,” said attorney Richard Berkon, speaking for a man accused of killing his neighbor. “This case was justified. It was self-defense.” Trial began yesterday, June 5, for an Encinitas man charged with ...

June 6, 2014
You name it, moneyman

For San Diego's billionaires, megamillionaires, and the corporations they love, renaming public real estate has long been a hallowed tradition. Qualcomm, founded by La Jolla Democrat Irwin Jacobs, has its name on the stadium in ...

June 6, 2014
Petco seeks home field advantages

"It's often been said that the hometown crowd is a kind of tenth man," says Petco-Padres liason Des Perate. "As the San Diego Padres continue to struggle this season, we here at Petco have been ...

Beer flowing the way of wine

To meander through downtown Sonoma and stop in at a winery tasting room or two feels natural. One is in the middle of wine country, after all. Why wouldn’t a winemaker looking to increase the ...

Hold on…maybe Mayor Faulconer has a better plan

Proponents of Propositions B and C were delivered a stinging defeat on Tuesday, June 3, when voters citywide in a relatively low-turnout election rejected the Barrio Logan Community Plan Update, overturning the community-and-city council-approved plan ...

June 6, 2014
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