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News & Stories

Phoenix, September 1977

Standing naked in the front yard of my girlfriend’s house, 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, a small, delicious defiance, air smelling clean, temperature in the 70s, breeze like cashmere across my skin, each pore open to ...

November 26, 2014
One fan–funded

“We took this album to Nashville to record at the famous Blackbird Studio, owned by Martina McBride,” says singer-songwriter Rob Bondurant of his new album, Hurricane. “I wanted a sound, a vibe, a story, and ...

November 26, 2014
Our vision is to glorify God

Far Easterners with folky beliefs, or brain-washed by Communists, find counsel at Chinese Bible Church.

November 26, 2014
Horrible Bosses 2: Cheerfully dirty

Often, the minds behind superhero movie franchises decide to start things off with an origin story. And often, that origin story, however mythologically compelling, is not as dramatic or interesting as what follows. Think: Batman ...

November 26, 2014
Citrus savory showcase of balance

Yes, summer is over, but in San Diego, the season makes subtle adjustments to her wardrobe, calls herself “Indian,” and parties on…. To that end, Mister A’s Southern Dove could serve as official drink of ...

November 26, 2014
Cookie Monster rock

Call it “screamo” or call it “post hardcore,” locals Focus in Frame say they have no intention of backing away from the guttural groans that identify many modern metal bands. Detractors slag the incomprehensible singing ...

November 26, 2014
Poop deck

For virus expert Don Mosier, who also serves as a city father of beachy Del Mar, it was a smelly, if not costly circumstance. “A sewer back-up on May 25, 2014 in the City of ...

November 26, 2014
Hardcore roots

“John Waters asked for my number so we could talk about our mutual love of pre–World War II documentaries. He never called.”

November 26, 2014
Charlie Arbelaez, explosive bebop alto saxist

The liveliest of jazz jams happens on Friday nights in La Mesa. A chance move brought it here: “I lived just up the hill, off University Avenue,” says Charlie Arbelaez, 27. Recently out of the ...

November 26, 2014
Way, way before they were cool

Dear Hipster: Is this man on his way to Polite Provisions (see attached picture)? — Dryw Keltz I recognize that guy! That only looks like an old-timey illustration. In fact, it’s a heavily filtered Instagram ...

November 26, 2014
Rocking the half-pipe

Cass McCombs is a road dog. On tour, he has witnessed a mix of cultures across the U.S. and often travels solely for the sake of learning about a new regional music scene. Though he ...

November 26, 2014
Manic about organic

"Become totally manic about organic. Get your healthy on. Super foods for super humans!” Uh-oh. Back in the land of the super-healthy again. It’s incredible. Healthy is busting out all over. This cute place with ...

Young Keno: The marshal gets his man

Sylvestro Morales swore to get even with Wilson and Castillo. “I will never rest,” he shouted, “until I have squared accounts!”

Pulso del Barrio

B-Side Players founder Karlos Paez makes it clear that he’s a benevolent bandleader. He’s still friends with his former B-Side bandmates. All 52 of them. “We just had our 20th reunion at the Belly Up,” ...

November 26, 2014
Hollywood pursues Brian Regan

San Diegans love Brian Regan. It’s not often that a major comic works the same town twice in one year, but just a few months ago — Valentine’s Day, to be exact — Regan packed ...

November 26, 2014
Thanksgiving as we know it

True greed has no end. Greed grows until something makes it stop. There will be three NFL games televised on Thanksgiving. Games run from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. According to a 2010 Wall Street ...

November 26, 2014
Fleetwood Mac vs. the Modern Lover

Sunday 30The all-ages Epicentre in Mira Mesa will go Off! on Sunday, as the hardcore supergroup (Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Hot Snakes) moshes through town with Nasa Space and Gay Kiss. With their latest, Wasted ...

November 26, 2014
Meat Puppets vs. the great Pretender

Thanksday 27Gobble gobble zzzzzzzz. Friday 28As the Paladins, San Diego guitarist Dave Gonzalez and his high school pal and double-bass mother plucker Thomas Yearsley have anchored one of the tightest little rootsabilly combos this side ...

November 26, 2014
Aw...Bill Cosby, too? Right in the childhood

Dear Hipster: You used the phrase, “right in the childhood” a little while back. What does that mean? I could probably Google it, but I want to hear your explanation. — Dave, Bonita The scandalous ...

November 26, 2014
Demos’ dough

Besides Scott Peters, just who has been getting major cash from Democratic fat cats in La Jolla’s 92037 zip code during the election cycle recently concluded? According to Political Money Line’s database, once-imprisoned former super ...

November 26, 2014
La Jolla's Pottery Canyon: Steep climb or slow stroll?

Pottery Canyon is a historical site that was named after the La Jolla Clay Products Company. This small company developed because a potter from Mexico found raw clay in the area and took up residence ...

November 26, 2014
Squeezed by tradition

Dear Hipster: Can I be hip if I can’t get “into” skinny jeans? They lack the drape of classic denim, and are so tight fitting, one might as well be wearing Spandex. — James Let’s ...

November 26, 2014
What's that you're reading?

Name: Adriana Millar Age: 19 Occupation: Student Neighborhood: College Area Interviewed at: College/Rolando Library What are you reading right now? “Mostly textbooks. So, the other stuff is not really high quality; it’s just something fun ...

November 26, 2014
Why are you crossing?

Post Title: My new project: Faces of the Line. The birth of an idea. Post Date: August 30, 2014 I’ve started a new page on Facebook. It’s called Caras de la Linea, or Faces of ...

November 26, 2014
A 41st-floor condo is running $6.75 million this week

One of the city’s toniest (and priciest) high-rise condos.

November 26, 2014
Barking SEALs on Osama bin Laden killer

One thing you know: in Coronado, at SEAL hangouts such as Danny’s Palm Bar and McP’s Irish Pub, the talk has been all Robert O’Neill. Matt Bissonnette. Team Six. The Shooter. The Point Man. Zero ...

November 26, 2014
Your two cents

Walked the Walk Thank you for writing the article concerning the City of San Diego’s attempt to have the height limits increased to 60 feet, increasing the density and decreasing the lanes of traffic on ...

November 26, 2014
The unused wetsuit

This was the best summer for surfing in San Diego… ever. There was no May Gray, June Gloom, or July Cry. It was perfect weather at the beach almost every day, and that clear weather ...

Forecast: politics, as usual

Is San Diego’s new “climate action plan” about to be transformed into an expensive political football, costing taxpayers a bundle for high-salaried patronage positions to tout the wonders of mayor Kevin Faulconer and the city ...

November 26, 2014
Orca pod sightings

November 25 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 20 Anglers, 1 Boat, 3 Ocean Whitefish, 12 Vermilion Rockfish, 8 California Sheephead, 36 Rockfish, 1 Cabezon, 6 Bocaccio H&M Landing 45 Anglers, 3 Boats, 1 Red Rock ...

November 26, 2014
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