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San Diego’s most polluted areas

Urban drool seems to be the least of our problems.

I shall not sink into the well of poison

No more shall I wander and live amid error. I have rested all upon the Feet that banish fear, and with fear I shall not shake again. Weighted no more with the worldly passions that ...

Protect your largest organ

Dark chocolate, walnuts, and oatmeal mellow you out.

November 19, 2014
I played a skank

“I don’t listen to reggae,” says Jakob McWhinney, guitarist and singer for Space Heat, an ambient pop group based in La Mesa. “Maybe I did as a kid because it was on in the house.” ...

November 19, 2014
Ed's gone, but this Sweetwater shenanigan isn't

“I’m not leaving the Sweetwater folks $34 million in the hole,” said Marc Litchman, a controversial figure who holds the title to Sweetwater Union High School District land. While Litchman’s statement might appear friendly to ...

November 19, 2014
Pounds of beans at home

Each month a small group of coffee roasters meets up at Café Virtuoso, the organic roasting shop in Barrio Logan, to share beans and trade notes. Most are not coffee professionals, though some have been ...

November 19, 2014
Acústico sidecar

The 13 years Ken Horne played guitar in the Dragons made that dirty glam-rock band a vital part of San Diego’s home team. They released seven albums and played alongside Mastodon, X, and went on ...

November 19, 2014
Dive Bomber is seasoned and solid. And painted.

I’m always curious to view how the national press responds to San Diego bands. For example, this July, when Kris Keyes dressed as his alter-ego Nomad the Painted Man and roamed the streets around Comic-Con, ...

November 19, 2014
Danged sweet fish

No power and a dirt road mean fish doesn't get any fresher.

The most American drink on the menu

"A disaster in a glass.” So says Kanai Williams, the Salty Dog’s front man behind the bar, about this Imperial Beach joint’s premiere chockablock chug-a-lug — the Rum Runner. “And that’s probably the only reason ...

November 19, 2014
Young Keno: Manhunt

He stayed up to give them the news. When they hadn’t come by 11:00 he went to bed. They woke him around midnight. “Murray surrendered,” Griffin told maybe two dozen men. “Gone to San Diego three hours ago.”

Back to the Yukon, part 3

The boat that Waterhorse Charters owns is named the Humboldt. It is 45 feet long and designed for scuba diving. This dive to the wrecked HMCS Yukon will be the second time on the boat ...

November 19, 2014
Foxcatcher does fruitful work in the land of sport

For much of its running time, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher was among my favorite films this year. Like Miller’s last movie, Moneyball, it does fruitful work in the field of sport, where lofty notions of excellence ...

November 19, 2014
Innovative spending

UCSD, otherwise known as a university, is looking to become a high-dollar wheeler-dealer in the world of high technology. The tax-funded school is seeking an associate vice chancellor for “innovative alliances.” The new hire will ...

November 19, 2014
World-class throwback

It doesn’t look like much, the windowless portico brooding in the glow of a Hotel Circle Travelodge. However, behind a red door next to the lobby lies a world-class throwback that shows little indication of ...

November 19, 2014
The Drink

Nobody asked me during the lengthy questioning around the whole blown-up thing. If they had, would I have been the one who cracked and spilled everything I knew? The truth as I remember it: that ...

November 19, 2014
Need a good face-melting?

Purling Hiss was spawned in an incestuous Philadelphia music scene. It was just another band in the stew. Whereas other scenes would fall apart with too many cooks, the City of Brotherly Love apparently embraces ...

November 19, 2014
Stick it to the man

Dear Hipster: I want to quit my job, but my asshole boss intimidates me. He’s mentally manipulative — his trick is making me feel like I’ve failed him — and I don’t want to end ...

November 19, 2014
MoPA welcomes Arab Film Festival for third year

It’s our town’s other SDAFF. This year’s Third Annual San Diego Arab Film Festival promises three nights featuring seven films from seven countries. The festival runs November 20–22 at the Museum of Photographic Arts in ...

November 19, 2014
No poncy remixes for Peter Hook

Sunday 23House of Blues stages L.A. electro-pop duo Capital Cities Sunday night. They have that heavy-rotation (radio and TV) earworm “Safe and Sound.” I scoured the Cities’ Tidal Wave of Mystery record for another standout ...

November 19, 2014
One Fugee, four Woggles, and that damn Purling Hiss

Thursday 20After years on the down-low in South Orange (self-imposed) and then a brief stint in white-collar incarceration (tax evasion), ex-Fugee/ex–Mrs. Wyclef Jean, Ms. Lauryn Hill is making her way back to the stage behind ...

November 19, 2014
Where to get your cracked iPhone screen repaired

I have joined the clumsy throng: I have cracked my iPhone screen. “I got into this by learning to fix my own phone,” said Dakota Claussen of Quick Fix Tech Repair downtown (619-702-8071; quickfixtechrepair.com). “Then ...

November 19, 2014
March of time

“I have always liked hot music. There’s something wrong with an American who doesn’t.”

November 19, 2014
Trick or teeth

Mom’s place is where I’d want to be during the zombie apocalypse. We could survive for years on all those boxes with pictures of balanced meals on the front, along with the words, “Just add water and heat.”

November 19, 2014
Combat stress

Back in March 2010, Rebecca Moores cut a deal with husband John Moores to end their marriage without revealing too much about the ex–San Diego Padres owner’s high-dollar finances and extra-curricular affairs. Before their agreement ...

November 19, 2014
It’s a six-string thing

“It’s called the San Diego Guitar Society, and it’s an idea I’ve had for a while.” Mark Langford sits in his office at Rock and Roll San Diego and tells the Reader about his latest ...

November 19, 2014
Not called "toilet-to-tap"!

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday, November 18, unanimously voted to move forward with the implementation of Pure Water San Diego, a 20-year plan that could result in a significant portion of the region's ...

November 19, 2014
Letters

An Amazing Tool Called Google Regarding your cover story about the bus driver Gamal Mohamed Hamouda running over the cyclists and committing vehicular manslaughter against rider Udo Heinz that left his wife a widow and ...

November 19, 2014
California electricity rates top nation’s — by far

California residential electricity rates are the highest in the nation — by far. A major reason is that the California Public Utilities Commission, the so-called regulator, schmoozes Wall Street, promising to keep the profits of ...

November 19, 2014
Eel grass the refuge of spotted bay bass

Launching the kayak in San Diego Bay on a Saturday afternoon doesn’t feel natural to me. By noon, the wind is up and sailboats, power-boaters, and jet skis are out. But, given the full moon ...

Escape to Palomar Mountain

Hike the Boucher Loop in Palomar Mountain State Park to a historical fire lookout and enjoy incredible views on the return.

November 19, 2014
Blow out

Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, whose reelection fate has been hanging in the balance, celebrated a bit prematurely with fellow Democrats at a crowded bash hosted September 16 by the Barona Indian gambling tribe. With the $112.17 ...

November 19, 2014
Largest fish ever caught on Lake Cuyamaca

November 18 dock totals Seaforth Sportfishing 90 Anglers, 4 Boats, 258 Yellowfin Tuna, 18 Bluefin Tuna, 152 Yellowtail, 40 Skipjack Tuna, 288 Rockfish, 4 Lingcod, 6 Bonito, 12 Sand Bass, 10 Sheephead, 9 Calico Bass ...

November 19, 2014
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