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Stories for October 2014

Friday, October 31

Forecast: rain and over $200 billion

The total output of goods and services for the county hit $197.9 billion last year, according to economist Kelly Cunningham of the National University System Institute for Policy Research; that number is expected to rise ...

October 31, 2014
Legs of Republican Party platform in peril?

In the waning days of the campaign, a political action committee founded by Wall Street hedge-fund billionaire and longtime Republican donor Paul Singer has made good on its promise to spend big for GOP congressional ...

October 31, 2014
Communicate the fire

This is the continuation of our interview with Lola Astanova. San Diego Reader: If you had to spend the next year on a desert island with a piano, what music would you take with you? ...

October 31, 2014
Experience Hendrix aligns the stars

The Experience Hendrix tour made a stop in San Diego county at Harrah's Resort in Valley Center, and the nearly three-and-a-half-hour show would've made Jimi proud. Guitarists Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Kenny ...

October 31, 2014
Bring it back to business basics

98 Bottles is more than a neighborhood bar. According to the signage it’s a one-stop shop offering “craft beer, fun wine, good eats, entertainment, and a retail bottle shop.” I’ve never considered wine amusing, but ...

Bite the Hand, by Three Minute Tease

Anton Barbeau’s second album with his Three Minute Tease (no hyphen) comes dedicated to his great friend and all-around under-hyped genius, Scott Miller (late of Game Theory, late of the Loud Family, late of the ...

October 31, 2014
Dirty energy today for a clean tomorrow

New numbers from the California Energy Commission indicate that, even excluding the effects of severe drought that have diminished the availability of hydroelectric power and the shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, state ...

October 31, 2014
Homosexual detester says what?

“Satan is attacking our family by perverting the concept of marriage, which God created to be between one man and one woman only.” This is not a rant from a fundamentalist church in Alabama; it ...

The cream soda of cream ales

When most brewers contemplate recipes for their beers, they envision Belgian abbeys, a rustic Germanic brewhaus, old English structures, or French farmhouses, calling to mind romantic notions of places where the world’s classic styles were ...

October 31, 2014
It takes a Village card room…

The Village Club Card Room, located in Chula Vista, was one of two establishments raided by the FBI on October 29. In addition to the card rooms, 10News reported that a federal search warrant was ...

October 31, 2014
Spiny lobsters live to see another day

Fisherman's Landing 39 Anglers, 3 Boats, 1 Yellowtail, 3 Yellowfin Tuna, 46 Dorado, 6 Sand Bass, 4 Calico Bass, 61 Bonito, 65 Rockfish, 2 Sculpin, 6 Whitefish, 4 Sheephead H&M Landing 57 Anglers, 3 Boats, ...

October 31, 2014

Thursday, October 30

Eye-eye-eye

It looks like federal court will be hearing a case centered around harassment charges at the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of California San Diego. This month, Leah Levi, M.D., professor emerita in the ...

October 30, 2014
KUSI anchor Lisa Remillard covers the Nightcrawler

KUSI anchor Lisa Remillard didn’t know she made the final cut until I tweeted the info her way. “I thought for sure they would cut my scene,” Remillard laughs. “Even though they were so nice, ...

October 30, 2014
How to see L.A. – or even Pluto

A couple hours north of San Diego is the Griffith Observatory, a must-see on a weekend getaway in La-la Land. You might remember the landmark from the film Rebel Without a Cause. That was James ...

Because we're a healthy lot

San Diego's healthcare services sector employed 121,510 people and contributed $17.2 billion to the regional economy in 2012, according to a new study by the National University System Institute for Policy Research. The healthcare sector ...

October 30, 2014
So-called "Booty Bug" has San Diego college kids on high alert

Students at UCSD, SDSU, USD, PLU, CSSM, Palomar College, and other schools throughout San Diego are reporting high levels of anxiety this week following multiple hospitalizations caused by the deadly meningococbloccal bacteria. The disease, which ...

DeMaio's foe backed by big spending biotech lobby

Not many familiar with San Diego politics and the torrents of lobbying dollars that pour into the local and national political system each year would be surprised at this week's news conference to announce San ...

October 30, 2014
María y José on violence and love

More of an attitude than a proper genre, a close-knit collective of Tijuana musicians put a significant blip on the international music radar starting in 2009 under the umbrella tag ruidosón. The sound takes hints ...

Now Try This: Duck Wings at the Rabbit Hole

Duck wings can suck. Compared to chicken wings, they’re scrawny, and filled with connective tissue, which makes them hard to cook. The extra fat lurking beneath the skin makes it borderline impossible to achieve the ...

UCSD professor claims next stage of human evolution already underway

Guest column by Dr. Herbert "Hamburger" Helper, Chair of UCSD's Department of Evolutionary Biology The scientific truth is that two out of every three Americans are overweight, and one out of every three is obese. ...

Wall Street probably expected worse

The United States Department of Education today (October 30) is coming out with stricter regulations that will hit for-profit colleges. Beginning July 1 of next year, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal ...

October 30, 2014
Linda Libby’s Acting Bucket List

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

October 30, 2014
Warm weather or not, Coleman can't cool controversy

Two days after retired KUSI weatherman John Coleman told Fox News that global warming "science is not valid," the Weather Channel issued a statement on October 29 that global warming is real. "The climate of ...

October 30, 2014
Phil’s BBQ sets new bar with local beer

The name Phil’s BBQ is synonymous with San Diego… much like handles such as AleSmith, Ballast Point, and Karl Strauss. Now, the ‘cue giant and those local brewing operations will be more synonymous with each ...

October 30, 2014
Solana Beach horror story continues

In the second week of a sanity trial for admitted murderer Bryan Chang, 33, jurors heard testimony from the doctor who performed the autopsy on his mother, a computer expert who gathered email evidence, and ...

October 30, 2014
Timpani and GTOs

There is a quality about Leonard Bernstein’s music which has kept it fresh and cool for decades. Saturday’s Opus 2014 Gala Concert opened with Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. I wonder if someday ...

Heads and tails

October 29 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 Pacific Bonito, 7 Rockfish, 12 California Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 34 Anglers, 2 Boats, 10 Yellowtail, 15 Rockfish, 54 Calico Bass, 163 Bonito, 6 ...

October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29

Top 12 San Diego breweries

AleSmith Brewing Company Founded by brewer Skip Virgilio in 1995, the company was known for solid beer early on but lacked the demand and business infrastructure to remain viable. After being sold to talented brewer ...

October 29, 2014
Why He Was There

Much as he left it when he went from us Here was the room again where he had been So long that something of him should be seen, Or felt — and so it was. ...

October 29, 2014
O’Death keeps busy in October

I haven’t heard anything this unselfconsciously makeshift since Jake LaBotz got the notion to tour his own acoustic madness via a series of tattoo-parlor mini-concerts across the country. Some label the alt-country band O’Death a ...

October 29, 2014
Do you plead the 5th, Sheriff Gore?

The shooting of an unarmed woman holding her baby in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, in 1992 continues to follow San Diego County sheriff Bill Gore around and that goes for social media sites. Gore, according to ...

October 29, 2014
Sans anesthesia

“Piercing shards of explosive feedback. Dissonant swirls of mutilated musical notes. Guttural shrieks of broken guitar.”

October 29, 2014
Interview with Nightcrawler cinematographer Robert Elswit

You’re probably going to need a shave by the time you finish reading this lengthy interview with cinematographer Robert Elswit, so let’s keep the intro brief. Paris Trout, Boogie Nights, Heist, Good Night, and Good ...

October 29, 2014
Now you know: Tribal Theory

Southeast San Diego band Tribal Theory has managed to squeeze two tours of Guam and Hawaii into their nine-year career. The reggae-rock band, inspired by the Pacific Island sound, is presently putting together another working ...

October 29, 2014
Dictionary of must-try local beers

Covering a brewing scene as vibrant as San Diego’s is harder work than it may seem. I won’t lie, the many hours of labor spent on this job are offset nicely by the benefit of ...

October 29, 2014
Interview with Citizenfour director Laura Poitras

Citizenfour is a real-life international espionage thriller centered around the eight days that filmmaker Laura Poitras, journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ewen MacAskill, and NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden spent in a Hong Kong hotel room while ...

October 29, 2014
No pho king here

I don’t know how O.B. does it. Places like the Joint — packed, noisy, cheap, cool. And now this joint, packed, noisy, cheap, cool. I guess we can only blame O.B. Tonight, Saturday, 9:30, I’m ...

Greenhouse gas plan inadequate

In April of 2013, Superior Court judge Timothy Taylor, agreeing with the Sierra Club, ruled that San Diego County's climate action plan violated state law by not taking climate pollution sufficiently into account in its ...

October 29, 2014
Chilling in the lobby

Will the Saint Louis Rams move to Los Angeles? Will the Chargers stay or join them there? Will taxpayers ante up billions of dollars for a new stadium anywhere? So many questions and so few ...

October 29, 2014
Equal parts sun and shade

Mixers and historians of the dram are both debating: does the Mojito derive its name from the spiced Cuban citrus seasoning known in those parts as mojo, or from the Spanish word mojadito (“a little ...

Back where I started

“They were saying back in 1974, when I started working at Jazz 88.3, that jazz was a dying thing. It’s not.” This month, on-air jazz host Gary Beck celebrates a 40-year association with the San ...

October 29, 2014
Best spots to have a beer

With so many spots to choose from, it’s best to break the list into categories. Let’s begin with companies offering multiple locations. Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits A familiar nautical theme carries over from BP’s ...

October 29, 2014
Pull the plug

“Thought this day would never come, but after 22 years as main house band at Dick’s Last Resort San Diego, our run is ending in two weeks, Private Domain lamented on its Facebook page on ...

October 29, 2014
Basest instinct

Don’t let his unblinking doe-eyes, hands-in-pockets demeanor, and proverbial gift of gab fool you. Within ten minutes of meeting Nightcrawler protagonist Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), screenwriter and first-time director Dan Gilroy casts a purposeful light ...

October 29, 2014
World Series issue

You’ve probably read the story. Agents from Homeland Security raided Birdies Panties and confiscated merchandise. Birdies is a modest, two-woman lingerie shop located in downtown Kansas City. Kansas City is excited about the Royals finally ...

October 29, 2014
One of La Jolla’s best-kept secrets revealed

A little-known preserve hosts views, critters galore, and a beautiful bridge.

October 29, 2014
Best new breweries

Thanks to a year in which a record number of new breweries and brewpubs came online, the number of operating brewhouses in San Diego County has risen to more than 100. That’s more brewing facilities ...

October 29, 2014
Biologic, not stylistic?

Dear Hipster: Is “hipster family” a contradictory term? If not, what are the criteria for said title? — Maddie, Golden Hill Well, @HipsterFamily tweeted some random Tagalog in 2013, then fell silent after a string ...

October 29, 2014
Two by two

San Diego has been cited as a hotbed for emerging music genres such as screamo, post-hardcore, and the paisley underground. However, a look at the 3895 band pages in the Reader’s Local Music Database indicates ...

October 29, 2014
San Diego’s hotel era ended in flames

When the Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888, Oceanside already had two “grand” hotels, the St. Cloud and the South Pacific. They faced each other, just two city blocks apart, separated by the California Southern ...

No steering wheel

The San Salvador, a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s Spanish galleon being built by the Maritime Museum of San Diego, should hit the water in mid-January. Facts I learned about Cabrillo while visiting the build ...

"Rock House" still on the market

his Poway shanty created a mahogany shortage during construction.

October 29, 2014
Taking pen to paper

Ripping — in All Its Forms I just wanted to compliment you guys on this article on the Bali Hai (“Tiki Said to Hell with It. Let’s Party,” October 23 cover story). Excellent article! What ...

October 29, 2014
Loma Portal residents object to recycling operation

On July 1, James Prince opened a recycling collection center in the parking lot of Stump’s Family Marketplace, the independently owned grocery store at the corner of Voltaire and Worden streets in the Point Loma ...

Riding while hip

Dear Hipster: If you were a bicycle, what kind of bicycle would you be? — Katie, Hillcrest You’re probably thinking I’ll say, “Vintage fixed-gear conversion” or maybe “Reproduction pennyfarthing,” but you would be wronger than ...

October 29, 2014
Crowded art of influence

The lucrative business of peddling city hall influence has never been busier, according to a recently released tally of lobbyist activity by San Diego’s ethics commission. “During the 2013 calendar year, 69 lobbying firms and ...

October 29, 2014
He succumbed to the study of theology

Membership: 125 Pastor: Mark Menacher Age: 53 Born: Detroit Formation: Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI; Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH; University of Goettingen, (West) Germany; Theological Seminary, Leipzig, (East) Germany; (PhD) University of Manchester, ...

October 29, 2014
Reel experts

October 28 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 20 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 California Sheephead, 3 Barred Sand Bass, 12 Vermilion Rockfish, 1 Pacific Bonito, 1 Kelp Bass, 48 Rockfish, 7 California Scorpionfish Dana Landing 6 ...

October 29, 2014

Tuesday, October 28

One night only: Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder in 3D

It’s dial R for Reading Cinemas this erev Halloween when they screen Alfred Hitchcock’s Dial M for Murder in 3D! By the time Hitchcock got around to shooting in 3D, the fad had already run ...

October 28, 2014
Cop’s family moonlighting has watchdog's okay

More questions involving relatives and conflict of interest have arisen at the San Diego Unified Port District, but attorneys for the state's political watchdog, asked for their opinion by port lawyer William McMinn, say the ...

October 28, 2014
South Bay residents get health report

On October 23, SANDAG presented its “Border Health Equity Transportation Study” at the San Ysidro Civic Center. The study found that the South Bay has a 17.8% higher rate of asthma, a 25.1% higher rate ...

Rachmaninoff is a rose, is a rose, is a rose

Authenticity happens when your actions reinforce your beliefs and ideas — you know, those beliefs and ideas that you won't shut up about. The ones your family roles their eyes at while you protest, "Hey, ...

Check the kids’ bags for boo

Razor blades in apples and poisoned popcorn have fallen by the wayside as primary concerns for parents monitoring their children's goodie bags on Halloween. Instead, according to a warning issued by the San Diego sheriff's ...

October 28, 2014
OB getting a shot of Culture

Life’s been a beach for the team at Culture Brewing Company since opening their small but noteworthy brewery and tasting room in Solana Beach’s Cedros Design District in 2012. And it figures to stay that ...

U-T circulation continues decline

U-T San Diego circulation continues its downspiral, according to data released this morning (Oct. 28) by the Alliance for Audited Media (formerly the Audit Bureau of Circulations). Total average Sunday circulation for the six months ...

October 28, 2014
Oceanside pot dispensary forced to close

While it may be getting easier for some marijuana dispensaries to stay open in San Diego, Halloween is the drop-dead date for one Oceanside storefront that has defied efforts to kill the business for almost ...

October 28, 2014
My oh, my! Whatta bigeye you have!

Fisherman's Landing 50 Anglers, 2 Boats, 15 Bonito, 9 Calico Bass, 18 Rockfish, 1 Sculpin, 2 Yellowtail, 35 Pacific Mackerel, 1 White Seabass, 23 Dorado, 87 Yellowfin Tuna, 40 Calico Bass Released H&M Landing 52 ...

October 28, 2014

Monday, October 27

Cayman Islands: from stingrays to tax shelters

Coral outcrops surrounded by coral reefs, the Cayman Islands are three tiny islands (Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman) comprising the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands in the western Caribbean. Just south of ...

October 27, 2014
Not too ill — medical parolee on the loose

Robert Virgil Taylor, 50, who was on medical parole from state prison to an unidentified East County skilled-nursing facility, escaped custody on October 1. Taylor, who has convictions for burglary and assault, according to the ...

October 27, 2014
Q pop-culture radio show ousts its host

It’s tough when you’re a public figure and you admit that you enjoy kinky sex. It’s even tougher when you’re, uh, in public radio. That awkwardness became a binational reality Sunday when it was announced ...

October 27, 2014
A Mario Kart and IPA brunch

North Park got a new ramen and yakitori gastropub this fall — I mean, another one. The Safe House opened in mid-October, taking over the long-vacant site of what used to be a beauty supply ...

Double-tracked = doubly jacked in North County

On October 24, the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency (known as LOSSAN) made available to the public new information on the plans affecting its 7.6 million annual passengers and the residents in ...

Manchester and Jackson: two debtors in Neverland

The late pop superstar Michael Jackson, celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, and U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester don't appear to have that much in common. Now, however, they share a famous source of cash — ...

October 27, 2014
Drive-by in Lemon Grove

Sheriff's deputies in Lemon Grove are searching for leads in an attempted drive-by shooting on yesterday afternoon (Oct. 26) that left neighbors terrified and the presumptive victims tight-lipped. Deputies were called to the 3600 block ...

October 27, 2014
Piano haute couture with Lola Astanova

As I descended the dimly lit stairwell, I could hear that someone was playing the piano. I walked out onto the stage of The Jacobs Music Center and there was Lola Astanova — practicing. Ms. ...

October 27, 2014
General Atomics considers India

Aided by a friendly business climate cultivated by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi, San Diego–based General Atomics is exploring avenues to shift production and development of next-generation military weaponry and infrastructure to his country, according ...

October 27, 2014
Beer Touring: O'Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company

Back in July, I visited Ed O’Sullivan, owner of namesake interest, O’Sullivan Bros. Brewing Company (9879 Hibert Street, Scripps Ranch). No beer had been brewed, but there was plenty to be impressed by, namely a ...

October 27, 2014
Last Call: Black Sunday

These shows must close this Sunday, November 2 — aka “Black Sunday,” given their high quality. The Royale, Old Globe Theatre One of the year’s best directed shows is so well done you’d think Marco ...

Sunday fish report

October 26 dock totals Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 13 Sand Bass, 15 Bonito, 4 Calico Bass, 2 Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 123 Anglers, 5 Boats, 16 Whitefish, 12 Calico Bass, 3 Sculpin, 1 Rockfish, ...

October 27, 2014

Sunday, October 26

Gladiator outfit over the line in Hillcrest

Is the San Diego Police Department's policy of cracking down on scantily clad partygoers at San Diego's annual gay pride parade while refusing to do the same at beaches and during the Over the Line ...

October 26, 2014
The 7000-dollar Halloween party favor

On June 19, 2012, a promising San Diego biotech, Ardea Biosciences, working on gout and cancer medicines, was bought for $1.26 billion in cash by London-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. According to charges filed October 24 ...

October 26, 2014
"This case is as serious as it gets"

The attorney for 56-year-old Jeffrey Barton, former administrator at the Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad, abruptly cancelled a bail hearing on Friday, October 24, immediately after a judge said he would allow news cameras to ...

October 26, 2014
Lotsa limits!

October 25 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 29 Anglers, 2 Boats, 134 California Yellowtail, 6 California Scorpionfish, 18 Rockfish, 3 Kelp Bass, 20 Pacific Bonito, 4 Lingcod Fisherman's Landing 54 Anglers, 2 Boats, 1 Lingcod, ...

October 26, 2014

Saturday, October 25

Dependent Origination go deep and free

Wednesday 29 KSDS Jazz 88 presents the Wednesday Blues Jam featuring guitar-slinger Mark Augustin and host J. Otis Williams at Proud Mary’s Southern Bar & Grill (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) from 6:30 to 9:30 it’s ...

October 25, 2014
Now Try This: Sledgehammer at the OB Warehouse

Considering how most “craft cocktails” fail to live up to their own audacious recipes, it’s no surprise that beer cocktails suffer the same fate, perhaps even worse. That’s what makes the OB Warehouse’s “Sledgehammer” ($10) ...

Side dishes with an order of anything

I walked into Do Re Mi House recently and ordered a dinner of hot tofu stew for about 10 bucks. It could just have easily been japchae noodles, or a hot stone bibimbap rice bowl. ...

Dark Days at Iron Fist

As temperatures begin their annual, wintry decent — OK, so we’re only talking a few degrees in sunny San Diego, but humor me — thoughts of tropical isles are hardly top of mind. But Vista’s ...

Good ol' boys' and girls' club

The Chula Vista Elementary School District board has long been viewed as a closed system. Trustees have often been appointed first, elected later; other seats appear to be an inheritance. On October 23, San Diego ...

October 25, 2014
A is for Albacore

October 24 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 87 Anglers, 4 Boats, 6 Yellowtail, 2 Sculpin, 12 Sand Bass, 24 Rockfish, 60 Calico Bass, 129 Bonito, 83 Dorado, 193 Yellowfin Tuna, 100 Calico Bass Released H&M Landing ...

October 25, 2014

Friday, October 24

Aw, you'll never get caught

Donald Totten, who sold "liar loans" and other mortgage swindles from his home in Rancho Santa Fe, today (October 24) was sentenced to 30 months in prison. During the years of the mortgage craze that ...

October 24, 2014
Long way from Chesapeake Bay

On October 8, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wrote to Los Angeles-based Prospect Enterprises citing "serious violations" of seafood health codes at the company's San Diego–based Chesapeake Fish Company, located at 535 ...

October 24, 2014
"She was killed in a frenzy"

A man accused of wheeling his deceased girlfriend down the street in a shopping cart to dump her body near a trash bin was found guilty of first-degree murder this week. Kirk Leon Stapleton, 54, ...

October 24, 2014
U-T San Diego circulation drops

Every year, newspapers and other publications have to report circulation figures to the United States Postal Service. This October, U-T San Diego reported more declines. In October of last year, the seven-day paid circulation of ...

October 24, 2014
Maybe because they don't want you to vote?

Two "get out the vote" efforts, both ostensibly pushing a non-partisan message encouraging San Diegans to cast a ballot, are being received differently. Social justice advocacy group Alliance San Diego had its attempt to place ...

October 24, 2014
Latino officials to get free tour of Israel

Yet another San Diego politico is set to head off for a free fact-finding trip to Israel, thanks to the American Israel Education Foundation, an offshoot of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, also known ...

October 24, 2014
Cheek to Cheek, by Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

In a smoky, darkened nightclub, the stage is bare save for two figures singing in the gloom. A woman sits playfully at a piano as her partner sips a scotch on the rocks and smiles ...

October 24, 2014
Stake ready to grill

In a blizzard of new openings in Coronado, the latest, Stake Chophouse is — finally — all but ready to start serving steaks. But be warned: this might turn out to be the island’s single ...

Golden Eagle Farm to close

Golden Eagle Farm, a 560-acre horse-breeding operation in Ramona, will close October 31, according to the Daily Racing Form. It was founded by the late John and Betty Mabee in 1972 and at one time ...

October 24, 2014
Kasabian rattles the rafters at House of Blues

(1) Kasabian likes their drums really loud. (2) Kasabian likes their bass even louder. That being said, people really got into Kasabian’s set as they moved to the hard beats that this British six-piece can ...

October 24, 2014
“Marketing” local beer

As one would expect from a county with a climate so well-suited to nourishing crops and orchards, plus a top-notch artisanal culture, San Diego’s farmers’ markets are a cut above; places that, in addition to ...

October 24, 2014
Street-dumb phone stuck in the past

Motorists traveling northbound on 805 out of Mission Valley into Kearny Mesa may have recently noticed something covered up on the green freeway signs indicating the Balboa Avenue exit. Covered over in mismatched green is ...

Shortbill spearfish on the Blue Horizon

Dana Landing 2 Anglers, 1 Boat, 10 Bonito, 1 Cabezon, 4 Yellowtail, 1 Whitefish, 1 Sculpin, 10 Bonito Released, 1 Yellowtail Released Fisherman's Landing 47 Anglers, 3 Boats, 11 Rockfish, 105 Bonito, 13 Calico Bass, ...

October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23

Landmark revives two classic films not on AFI Top 100

Tommy Wiseau will not be on hand to introduce, nor will there be a live RiffTrax commentary track to help make guests feel even more superior to the slop on screen than they already do. ...

October 23, 2014
Off the beaten path in Leuven, Belgium

Leuven, Belgium, might look like a small town on a map, but visiting, we found a captivating city filled with students, rich history, and great places to eat and have a locally brewed beer. For ...

Future still iffy for Harvey Milk's American Diner

While a previous written statement on the front door of Harvey Milk's American Diner indicated it was closed for reorganization, that's not likely to happen. One of the Hillcrest restaurant's three partners, Frank Lechner, refused ...

October 23, 2014
Beset by TV exposé, U-T and publisher pull for DeMaio

It's been a remarkable week for San Diego media watchers, with KNSD TV taking on Douglas Manchester's U-T San Diego over its editorial coverage of GOP ex–city councilman Carl DeMaio's bid to unseat incumbent Democratic ...

October 23, 2014
Phil Johnson's acting bucket list

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers — even some ...

October 23, 2014
Gated-community scuffle

The state court of appeals for the Fourth District on October 17 settled a conflict between two drivers in Bernardo Heights. Dr. Richard Lee Austin and his wife Karen Mazzocco in 2008 lived in the ...

October 23, 2014
Why walk when you can drive to the beach?

The City of Encinitas has been denied, twice, transportation funds for undergrounding two pedestrian railroad crossings. Having been turned down previously at the state level, SANDAG recently denied the $4.8 million grant request. The crossings ...

Le Parfait Paris open Downtown

Totes-adorbs, Euro-chic café, Le Parfait Paris, grand opened for business in the Gaslamp earlier this month. Depending on one’s viewpoint, the decor is either cold and cheerless, or stylish and minimal. One thing is certain: ...

Early Look: 32 North Brewing Company

I’ve met many new-brewery owners in my day. Sometimes, they’re so out of touch from a business or brewing standpoint that I fear for them. I recently had the opposite experience when meeting Steve Peterson, ...

October 23, 2014
A bona fide chinchilla rescue, asserts PETA

An attorney in Virginia who stated that he represented PETA for more than 30 years, Philip J. Hirschkop, responded to questions about a multimillion-dollar civil suit filed in San Diego County last week by attorneys ...

October 23, 2014
What does it all mean?

What does the music mean? We need to know. We've got to know. Maybe we can read the composer’s private correspondence and figure out what the music means. What does it mean? What did the ...

October 23, 2014
Keep budgeting, San Diego

Among residents of 150 metro areas, San Diegans are 28th best in making and sticking to their budgets, according to WalletHub, an organization that gathers and interprets statistics on cities and states. In ranking the ...

October 23, 2014
Where tunafish sandwiches come from

October 22 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 28 Anglers, 2 Boats, 114 Bonito, 14 Yellowtail, 1 Sculpin, 25 Rockfish, 32 Calico Bass, 70 Calico Bass Released H&M Landing 54 Anglers, 3 Boats, 12 Calico Bass, 18 ...

October 23, 2014

Wednesday, October 22

Record-release roundup

This week’s new releases include Ten Shades of Green from guitar teacher Wayne Riker: “[It is] my solo-guitar instrumental album. It has ten holiday classics, with no overdubs, with each tune done in a distinctive ...

October 22, 2014
Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War Is Kind

Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind. Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky And the affrighted steed ran on alone, Do not weep. War is kind. Hoarse, booming drums of the ...

October 22, 2014
Dueling sanity experts expected

The young man had delusions that his mother was “destroying him” so he had to “destroy her,” according to a defense attorney who spoke at the beginning of a sanity-murder-trial yesterday afternoon, October 21. Bryan ...

October 22, 2014
Healthy meals right to your door

“I might make a lasagna that uses vegetables instead of pasta noodles.”

October 22, 2014
Rick Roberts goes on anti-Islam rant

Rick Roberts, formerly a talk show host on 760 KFMB in San Diego, is now on KTOK AM in Oklahoma City and KKFT FM in Gardnersville, Nevada, a Fox affiliate. Recently, Roberts went on a ...

October 22, 2014
USS Halloran

San Diego’s on-air Energizer bunny is still going and going... But now he has a louder bass drum. Mike Halloran, the DJ who has always said he cared more about the music he played than ...

October 22, 2014
Making lluvia 101

UCSD is looking for a new chief for its Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies. “The Director will design, plan and execute a strategic vision for the Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies,” says a recent online job notice, ...

October 22, 2014
O Truck, where art thou?

Not your grandma’s sprouts. Get 'em while they're hot.

Legally Homegrown

“I left KPRI for a few reasons. The biggest,” former Homegrown Hour host Cathryn Beeks tells the Reader, “is that I wasn’t going to be able to play and represent all genres of our San ...

October 22, 2014
Invited by our good angel

The hour of meditation being come, we may imagine ourselves to be invited by our good angel or by some other saints to whom we are particularly devoted, to appear in the presence of God. ...

Must-see Mast Park

Follow a San Diego River trail through sycamores, cottonwoods, and willows to bird-watch.

October 22, 2014
WTF at Tijuana’s “The Kitchen”

Post Title: WTF at Tijuana’s “The Kitchen” Post Date: May 20, 2014 In the 1930s, artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were in the vortex of the “Mexican Renaissance,” surrounding themselves with an inner circle ...

October 22, 2014
The thing with feathers

Michael Keaton used to be a box-office superstar, in part because he played Batman in two films. Now he’s starring in much artier fare: Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s darkly comic backstage drama Birdman or (The Unexpected ...

October 22, 2014
Here’s Hillary

Former first lady Hillary Clinton has a long-term relationship with San Diego. Back in the 1990s, when husband Bill was president, she spent leisure time with him hanging around with Democratic donor and Hotel del ...

October 22, 2014
Jackie & Jill

“It’s sad for her dad. I feel bad for him. He’s the one being deprived today. Most parents just want their kids to be happy, and that’s enough. But this guy, he’s robbing himself of this moment.”

October 22, 2014
Richly concentrated

Several established local roasters have been building out new storefronts this month, giving third-wave coffee drinkers plenty of new neighborhood options going into November. Dark Horse Coffee Roasters is just about set to open a ...

The Melvins are the grungiest of them all

Sure, grunge is long gone, but the grungiest of them all, a sludge-metal band that many consider to have been the musical point of detonation that created the grunge movement, never got that memo. The ...

October 22, 2014
Nothing ironic about saying exactly what you mean

Dear Hipster: As you well know, people accuse hipsters of being terminally ironic. I watched the Onion video you referenced last week, and I felt like the idea of going to Applebee’s “ironically” wasn’t quite ...

October 22, 2014
Like an aquarium at feeding time

It was 5:45 a.m., and nine men stood in a group at the counter of H&M Landing. We were there to celebrate the bachelor party of our good friend by chartering a boat to take ...

Borrego: build a home, lose a farm

San Diego may have to adopt the Borrego strategy: fallow farms in order to permit development.

October 22, 2014
Sharing is caring

Lack of Smell The situation regarding the intervention at Valley View Ranch was, among other things, a waste of resources and emotion. PETA and the Humane Society both do an amazing amount of good in ...

October 22, 2014
Not quiet on the set

Millions worldwide are utilizing smartphones to capture concert footage these days, but few are producing anything worth watching. These clips often capture truncated versions of songs, and the video quality is shaky at best with ...

October 22, 2014
Political housing

Ex–city councilman and former weekly newspaper owner Jim Madaffer has turned to a new trade. According to an October 10 lobbyist disclosure statement filed at city hall, he’s now peddling influence for real estate developer ...

October 22, 2014
Prowler limits out

October 21 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 29 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 California Sheephead, 12 Barred Sand Bass, 8 Rockfish, 5 Kelp Bass, 19 Pacific Bonito Fisherman's Landing 46 Anglers, 3 Boats, 36 Dorado, 90 ...

October 22, 2014

Tuesday, October 21

The Twitter exemption

In February of this year, district attorney Bonnie Dumanis logged on to Twitter to post pictures she took from her phone from inside the jury lounge. "Jury duty today! In the jury lounge with my ...

October 21, 2014
George Clooney coming to Coronado?

It’s the summer of ’69, and a Spanish teacher/swim instructor at Coronado High School masterminds what would come to be the West Coast’s most enterprising and successful marijuana-smuggling operation. All it took was a handful ...

October 21, 2014
Enough nepotism and cronyism

As the Sweetwater Union High School District elections loom closer, Chula Vista mayor Cheryl Cox and county supervisor Greg Cox are flexing their political muscle in the campaign. On October 14, many residents who live ...

October 21, 2014
D.A.'s bad money case out of sight in DeMaio race

Word that the FBI has entered the case of Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio versus a talkative former staffer, as reported by NBC affiliate KNSD here, may mean an interesting post-election period for both GOP ...

October 21, 2014
The question of God, carefully

On the verge of suicide, Prince Hamlet wonders if he should live or leave. And if he chooses to go, what awaits? Endless sleep? Or the dread of “the undiscovered country,” from where no travelers ...

October 21, 2014
Judge rules against Ché

Superior court judge Katherine Bacal ruled Tuesday that the UCSD Board of Regents could evict the student collective that has been operating the Ché Café for 34 years. Once the written decision is issued, the ...

October 21, 2014
Absence of rationality no argument

On Friday (October 17), federal court judge Jeffrey T. Miller dismissed a suit that investors had brought against Bridgepoint Education and the Wall Street firm that controls it through subsidiaries, Warburg Pincus. The investors had ...

October 21, 2014
Opens and annies

October 24 | Grand Opening: New centrally located 32 North Brewing Company will throw open its doors and throw down with a Day One inventory of core beers such as Landfall Berliner Weisse, Fly By ...

Maybe your grandkids won't pay the SR-125 toll

Last week the Reader made note of a proposal by Chula Vista City Council candidate John McCann to stop collecting tolls on the southern section of SR-125, a highway constructed with the aim of alleviating ...

October 21, 2014
Piscatorian potpourri

October 20 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 21 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 California Yellowtail, 5 Rockfish, 3 Barred Sand Bass, 7 Kelp Bass, 26 Pacific Bonito, 1 California Halibut, 2 Ocean Whitefish Fisherman's Landing 69 ...

October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20

Positive evolutionary trajectory

Chula Vista's United States University, which remains on its accreditor's probation until next year, has received a positive report from a team that visited the campus in May. The for-profit university, which specializes in nursing ...

October 20, 2014
Now Try This: Hambāgu at Wa Dining Okan

Drop what you are doing for yet another trip to Convoy Street. This time, it’s the hambāgu from Wa Dining Okan that ought to drag you out of your hiding place for an extended lunchtime ...

San Ysidro nukes: too hot to handle?

How safe from nuclear smugglers is San Diego's border with Mexico? Not enough, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which has released a censored version of a report to Congress. The document, entitled "Combating ...

October 20, 2014
Rams most likely to go to L.A.

The St. Louis Rams are the team the National Football League considers most likely to relocate to Los Angeles, according to a report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, as reported by Sports Illustrated today ...

October 20, 2014
Last call: The Clean House

Theaters run on such tight schedules, few can extend the run of a hit show. NVA has one — a hit that is, not the run. Their excellent The Clean House must close this Sunday. ...

Marching-band metronome no bueno

Frank Corbin says he supports the Helix Charter High School — including its marching band. But the school's electronic metronome is driving him crazy. "It sounds like somebody is banging on a big metal fencepost ...

October 20, 2014
Hide and seek with a battle axe

Who knew that Beethoven was a fan of hide and seek? While that might not be historically accurate, there is certainly a sense of tiptoeing around in the opening measures of his Fourth Symphony. During ...

Final offer for Goldsmith and Gloria?

There's a new settlement offer in the lawsuit seeking copies of council president Todd Gloria's emails and texts from private accounts discussing city business. Cory Briggs, attorney for San Diegans for Open Government, sent the ...

October 20, 2014
Kiteboarders take on Coronado

Something about the air and the water didn’t match. Sitting on the white sand shores of Coronado Island, the iconic Hotel Del was behind me, but my eyes were fixed on the ocean. It almost ...

Droids not drones

WHERE THE MAGIC KINGDOM MEETS THE EVIL EMPIRE, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN HERE AND BURBANK — "The problem with drones has always been largely one of perception," says General Dynamics Head of Brainwashing Dan Vader. "People love ...

No beer, no problem

“I cook food. I roast coffee.” This is the mantra Mike Arquines leads with from the helm of newly opened restaurant, urban winery, and soon-to-debut brewery, The Cork and Craft (16990 Via Tazon, Rancho Bernardo). ...

Flora, fauna, and surfboards

The San Diego Unified Port District is set to spend nearly a quarter-million dollars installing a 950-foot section of fencing along Palm Avenue where southern San Diego meets Imperial Beach, port officials announced October 17. ...

October 20, 2014
Spearfish in the hold; yellowtail in the gunnysacks

October 19 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 25 Anglers, 1 Boat, 2 Barred Sand Bass, 38 Pacific Bonito, 5 California Yellowtail, 6 Rockfish, 4 Kelp Bass, 2 California Scorpionfish Fisherman's Landing 86 Anglers, 4 Boats, ...

October 20, 2014

Sunday, October 19

Jack Benny in Casablanca? Well!

There's not a doubt in my mind that the body hanging from a tree in the background of The Wizard of Oz is that of Don Wilson. But Jack Benny in Casablanca? It all began, ...

October 19, 2014
Palenque: hidden Maya wonder

Palenque was the Maya site I most highly anticipated visiting, and it did not disappoint. The ruins and pyramids, surrounded by a verdant jungle of cedar, mahogany and sapodilla trees, have a mysterious and intoxicating ...

Leonard Patton jams at Java Joe's

Monday 20 Drive up to La Jolla to catch the Danny Green Trio with Julien Cantelm on drums and Justin Grinnell on bass at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12:00 ...

October 19, 2014
Calicos live to fight another day

October 18 dock totals Fisherman's Landing 90 Anglers, 3 Boats, 3 Yellowtail, 7 Sculpin, 3 Sand Bass, 48 Rockfish, 21 Calico Bass, 103 Bonito, 34 Dorado, 50 Calico Bass Released H&M Landing 299 Anglers, 12 ...

October 19, 2014

Saturday, October 18

Thanks for the inheritance, old people!

Brian Lee was sentenced late yesterday (October 17) to 21 months in prison for embezzling more than $1 million from a couple in their 80s. They had hired Lee to do their taxes and create ...

October 18, 2014
Lorde rains in the Open Air

At 17, Lorde may not quite yet be old enough for college, but if the native New Zealander eventually decides to attend in the U.S., don’t be surprised to find her at San Diego State ...

October 18, 2014
Paperback Ghosts, by Comet Gain

With Comet Gain's seventh album, Paperback Ghosts, the British indie-pop band stays true to its soaring folk and soul melodies with honest, straightforward lyrics. The album was inspired by the changes of autumn — specifically, ...

October 18, 2014
American Voo Doo

The second I laid eyes on a bottle of Left Coast Voo Doo American Stout (produced by Left Coast Brewing Co., the brewing operation from which most of the beers of the Oggi’s brewpub and ...

October 18, 2014
Seaforth went forth

October 17 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 27 Anglers, 1 Boat, 26 Kelp Bass, 45 Pacific Bonito, 2 Rockfish, 3 California Yellowtail, 2 California Scorpionfish, 1 Barred Sand Bass Dana Landing 6 Anglers, 1 Boat, ...

October 18, 2014

Friday, October 17

Got a license for that financial transaction?

San Diego attorney Richard Medina Jr. and alleged co-conspirator Omar Trevino Caro Del Castillo faced allegations in federal court today (October 17) of laundering almost $12 million through international financial transactions without the proper licensing. ...

October 17, 2014
Unemployment rate down, so are jobs

Restaurant, bar jobs down 2300 jobs The September unemployment rate in San Diego County dropped to 5.9 percent in September, down from a revised 6.2 percent in August and from 7.3 percent a year ago. ...

October 17, 2014
Kevin Faulconer's pricy plan to privatize planning

The departure of Bill Fulton as city planning director at the end of August was taken as a given by a host of San Diego inside political watchers. The renowned land-use expert, author of the ...

October 17, 2014
Fish Bucket holds a lot of swai

San Diego's loaded when it comes to fish counters. It's even got more than its fair share of fish houses, fish shops and even a crab hut. But I'm pretty sure it's only got one ...

Veggiejuana: Chalita's new twist on an old dish

Fixed gastrocourts and quasi-permanent food truck circles have been redefining the culinary streetscape of Tijuana neighborhoods such as Centro, Cacho, Gabilondo, and Distrito Gastronómico for the past couple of years. Newest on the scene is ...

Enemies of the estate sale

“Dollar-store owners have been stealing our bright orange signs that we spent all night working on,” says Jill K, a retired teacher. “We don’t have them printed like our competitors do.” Jill says the act ...

Virginia is for (beer) lovers

It may be 2,600 miles away on the opposite side of the country and bear little cultural resemblance to Southern California, but relatively soon, Eastern Virginia will feature not one, but two companies providing an ...

October 17, 2014
Scorpionfish for the Dolphin

October 16 dock totals Dana Landing 6 Anglers, 1 Boat, 30 Yellowfin Tuna, 12 Dorado Fisherman's Landing 24 Anglers, 2 Boats, 109 Bonito, 2 Sculpin, 17 Yellowtail, 31 Rockfish, 2 Sand Bass, 7 Calico Bass ...

October 17, 2014

Thursday, October 16

Former chinchilla rancher sues PETA for millions

Two attorneys for an elderly Vista woman who filed a lawsuit claiming defamation and one attorney responding for the PETA Foundation were in court today, October 16. The attorneys for Lurlie Adams, who sold her ...

October 16, 2014
No nuclear emergency sirens for you

Possibly for the last time, nuclear alert sirens sounded off three times across Camp Pendleton and southern Orange County on Wednesday morning (October 15). Between 10 a.m. and noon, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station operator ...

October 16, 2014
Fueled by coffee, food, and friendliness

If there was an equation that equaled success for independent coffee houses, the owners of Influx must have solved it. They recently opened their third location in the new Northparker building on the corner of ...

No markup, but, yes, fraud

On Tuesday (October 14), a jury in federal court on Long Island found Anthony Knight liable for securities fraud and selling unregistered securities. The Securities and Exchange Commission said that more than 350 investors had ...

October 16, 2014
Navy initiates "Hey, Sailor!" recruitment campaign in effort to stem tide of sexual harrassment on ships

Navy Spokesman Brett Pupdek: "It was bad enough when we had to boot Captain Greg Gombert off the USS Cowpens after he made his onboard sweetheart, Lt. Cmdr. Destiny Savage, the 'acting commanding officer,' whatever ...

Long's tales

New details about a million-dollar scam perpetrated by a Carlsbad man will be revealed at a preliminary hearing early next year, according to a statement by prosecutor Anna Winn on October 14. Dennis Eugene Long, ...

October 16, 2014
Deanna Driscoll's acting bucket list

I’m asking veteran local actors to name five dream roles and say why. The answers not only reveal aspirations, they may put an idea in the minds of artistic directors and producers – even choices ...

October 16, 2014
FloFo Jenkins has her big moment

Speaking of a few singers who should turn singing into a hobby, there is now a rumor that a movie is being made about the ultimate pay-to-sing performer. Pay-to-sing programs are legion. They are typically ...

October 16, 2014
Soviet Ebola ghosts haunt San Diego labs

In the midst of the international panic spawned by the Ebola epidemic, it’s hard to tell what is going on at the top of America's biological warfare pyramid and whether it is having any effect ...

October 16, 2014
No Central American teens in their backyard

Mayor Sam Abed, feeling the pressure of the American Civil Liberties Union speaking in favor of an immigrant youth shelter in Escondido, accused the ACLU of discriminating against his city's residents. "They are here to ...

October 16, 2014
Bigger than KOGO and KFMB

Pro sports figures have long been major players in San Diego radio. John Lynch was a Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker before getting into radio management and launching San Diego’s first sports and modern rock stations (Mighty ...

October 16, 2014
Ex-mayor Filner expresses support for embattled Carl DeMaio

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner made a surprise appearance today at a press conference organized by Congressional candidate Carl DeMaio. Reporters had shown up expecting to hear DeMaio respond to allegations of sexual harassment ...

BLVD Market reinvents ECB with fresh eats

Once infamous for its streetwalkers and illegal street car races, El Cajon Boulevard is further reinventing itself by debuting San Diego’s first popup outdoor prepared foods market. The BLVD Market will be held every third ...

Seals and people to be together at last?

For those seal lovers who thought the end of the debate over a rope barrier to protect seals during pupping season at Children's Pool in La Jolla was over, think again. On October 14, Friends ...

October 16, 2014
Ballast Point open for business in Miramar

Between droves of beer fans driving in for a first look and an army’s worth of delivery trucks pulling up to have their trailers filled with palettes of fresh Sculpin IPA and Pale Ale, Carroll ...

October 16, 2014
Excessive force in his history

Valeria Alvarado, the 32-year-old woman killed by a Border Patrol agent on September 28, 2012, had every right to try to get away from the man who killed her, her lawyer declared last month in ...

October 16, 2014
A bluefin on the 1/2 day!

October 15 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 10 Anglers, 1 Boat, 50 California Yellowtail, 1 Barred Sand Bass, 2 Pacific Bonito Dana Landing 5 Anglers, 1 Boat, 25 Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 59 Anglers, 4 Boats, ...

October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15

Cheap grub not so easily come by

WalletHub, the statistical aggregating firm that compares quality of life in cities and states, ranked 150 cities in affordability of restaurants as well as diversity, accessibility, and quality of them. San Diego doesn't do well. ...

October 15, 2014
Skunk’s on tour

“When I was in Sublime, we mostly played shitty shows in San Diego to a few devoted individuals, or [we] skipped over it altogether and pushed into Mexico,” says Perro Bravo mainman Miguel Happoldt, best ...

October 15, 2014
Can’t leave the country, can’t go to L.A.

Even though a jury acquitted her of first-degree murder at the end of a trial two weeks ago, Carlsbad housewife Julie Harper could still face the possibility of 40 years in prison if she is ...

October 15, 2014
1962 Karmann Ghia

The damn thing tried to kill me and make it look like an accident. It was a sinister dark red, the color you’d get if you added black ink to blood. I bought it for ...

October 15, 2014
Derailed by dentistry

It’s tough to believe that the New Pornographers have been chugging along for 15 years now. During this tenure, bandleader Carl Newman and company have delivered their infectious blend of sugary indie rock to the ...

October 15, 2014
Not saying that secularism is evil, but...

The world misses something important when we turn away from our spiritual journeys.

October 15, 2014
Interview with The Good Lie stars Arnold Oceng and Kuoth Wiel and screenwriter Margaret Nagle

Good gracious, did I like The Good Lie better than I thought I would after seeing the trailer. My suspicion was that Reese Witherspoon would get her life changed in heartwarming, gently comical fashion by ...

October 15, 2014
First Nations-Asian

I’ve never been Number One at anything. Not till now. But so happened I was loping down Orange Avenue, past where another eatery, Rhinoceros, had always been, — just at the moment the new “Islander” ...

Zeppelin on steroids

“I had so much fun jumping around in the crowd, I nearly lost consciousness twice.”

October 15, 2014
Minus the disco ball

Vince Clarke, the keyboardist/non-singing half of synth-pop duo Erasure, called in to the Reader having “just arrived in Chicago.” His half-continent connection’s a bit scratchy, with dropouts, but he seems alert and earnest. He looks ...

October 15, 2014
Pull that tap wide open

Suds lovers, rejoice! It’s your turn to draw that draft, thanks to Barrel Republic’s pour-it-yourself tap room, which opened last November. “A lot of people compare it to Yogurtland,” says barmaid Nikki, one of the ...

October 15, 2014
Get out of jail free fare

Democratic Assembly speaker Toni Atkins has been getting plenty of special-interest love from local car dealers of late. The New Car Dealers of San Diego kicked in $4100 to her reelection campaign on September 23. ...

October 15, 2014
The best ceviche in San Diego

El Gringo and his señora dropped in at the 57 Degrees Wine Bar in San Diego Sunday for the Ceviche Showdown. A panel of four celebrity judges sampled a bit of each pescado plate to ...

October 15, 2014
Emotional gamesmanship

Cygnet Theatre Shep-reps, staging True West and Fool for Love

October 15, 2014
Insert Michelle Monaghan interview here

This space was originally slated for a 750-word interview with Michelle Monaghan, star of The Best of Me, the new Nicholas Sparks tear-jerker opening wide this weekend. We met last month when Michelle was in ...

October 15, 2014
Now they are just Rubblebucket

Rubblebucket is a Brooklyn band with its roots in the South. You could pick John Brown’s Body, or a house party, as their starting point. Trumpeter/singer Alex Toth and singer/bari-saxist Kalmia Traver (she also goes ...

October 15, 2014
Abundant evidence of the Kumeyaay

Hike Kumeyaay Trail through oak woodlands and chaparral strewn with boulders and beautiful views of Lake Wohlford.

That which is cool must first pass through uncoolness

The guy with cheap plastic glasses and Bigfoot, in skinny jeans, at Olive Garden.

October 15, 2014
Rockin’ party bus rolls to Tecate’s Casa Vinicola Ulloa

The only rule? Do not throw bottles at the driver.

October 15, 2014
Pull!

“Two, five, ten — who knows how many thousand snow geese have lifted from a marsh forming one huge skein of geese, a swarm of geese, a living tornado of geese, and is flying toward ...

October 15, 2014
UCSD’s Canadian alien

UCSD has hired its very first “vice chancellor and chief financial officer,” according to an October 6 message from chancellor Pradeep Khosla, and the new employee is from Canada. Pierre Ouillet, formerly vice president of ...

October 15, 2014
Second Chance finds jobs for San Diego ex-cons

The last couple of times Brenda Peterson had job openings in her court-reporting company, she filled the positions with members of an unlikely pool of candidates: ex-convicts, or more politely put, the formerly incarcerated. It ...

October 15, 2014
Rough brotherhood

Fury’s title refers to an American tank that started out WWII fighting Germans in Africa and is now pushing toward Berlin as the enemy makes its last stand. Its crew — evangelical Shia LaBoeuf, brutish ...

October 15, 2014
7 steps from "fitted" to "three sheets"

Dear Hipster: You are my last hope in solving this serious problem. Help me! How do you fold a fitted sheet? — Derek Easy! Here’s a step by step guide: Google “how to fold a ...

October 15, 2014
Is Tourmaline’s lifeguard station 28 dangerous?

One of the common sense rules that are told to visitors to our beaches is that you should only go into the ocean in front of a lifeguard station. Starting about three years ago, the ...

Raze the arena?

On October 6, reporter Joe Lewis filed a report on 10News about the Valley View Casino Center. Lewis quoted the mayor of National City, who six years ago said, “The facility is in terrible condition ...

Del Mar resort is “still relevant for today’s beach front living”

Current Owner: Robert Driver Family Trust Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Price $20,000,000 This luxury waterfront resort is located in a small gated community along the northern beaches of Del Mar, just across San Dieguito Lagoon ...

October 15, 2014
We don’t want to work for the maquiladoras

Miguel Buenrostro sits on the second floor of the old Mexicoach station, half a block from the nocturnal nexus of Sexta and Revolución. We are in a vacant, black-walled room that will soon be converted ...

October 15, 2014
Reader feedback

Stop and Look Up Re: “Terminal Art,” October 9 cover story. I very much like the new art in the terminal at Lindbergh Field. I saw the ribbon of the light titled The Journey this ...

October 15, 2014
Up in the valley

The real-estate development business is booming in Mission Valley, at least on paper. U-T San Diego publisher Douglas Manchester is leading the way with plans to build 200 residential units in the parking lot of ...

October 15, 2014
Mahi? Mahi!

October 14 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 32 Anglers, 1 Boat, 116 Pacific Bonito, 5 Barred Sand Bass, 44 Kelp Bass, 2 California Sheephead, 9 Rockfish, 1 California Halibut, 3 California Yellowtail Fisherman's Landing 57 ...

October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14

De-stress in Borrego Springs

Stressed? “Take a big long deep breath in, and then slowly exhale out,” according to my yoga teacher. But for those of us who rush through life in a hyper-busy routine, there’s no time to ...

McCann's plan a sham?

South Bay campaigning has been getting down and dirty recently, but John McCann, a Sweetwater Union High School trustee who is running for Chula Vista City Council, has chosen another route to the seat, chumming ...

October 14, 2014
Shy of the bull's eye

Keep big-box stores and their little-box brethren out of South Park, says a petition signed by over 750 of South Park residents. The residents have banded together in opposition to a proposal from Minneapolis-based Target ...

October 14, 2014
Curtains for Thomas Jefferson School of Law?

Two publications, City Journal, published by New York's Manhattan Institute, and JDJournal, which specializes in law-related issues, are essentially playing taps for San Diego's debt-plagued Thomas Jefferson School of Law. The school moved into a ...

October 14, 2014
All in transition in The Clean House

Charles just performed a mastectomy on Ana and fell in love with her. When his wife Lane asks how it could happen, he says Ana is his “Beshert,” which is Hebrew for soul mate. But, ...

October 14, 2014
All in the family at the Port District

After July’s demise of San Diego Unified Port District honcho Wayne Darbeau at the hands of waterfront developer Douglas Manchester’s U-T San Diego, port officials apparently aren’t taking any more chances. Though he denied wrongdoing, ...

October 14, 2014
Post-surf sando satisfaction

I would love to live in one of the North County beach towns, with their ability to catch summer swells and too many gorgeous beaches to count. Of course, I tell myself that by living ...

Because the governor wouldn't need the Red Cross

Tijuana's Red Cross, which operates a "pay if you're able" trauma center/hospital and a citywide fleet of ambulances, has laid off 16 employees in an attempt to survive a major financial crisis. A cutoff in ...

October 14, 2014
It was a very yellow Monday

October 13 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 26 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 Yellowtail, 13 Sand Bass, 4 Rockfish, 5 Calico Bass, 115 Bonito Fisherman's Landing 133 Anglers, 4 Boats, 266 Yellowfin Tuna, 190 Dorado, 104 ...

October 14, 2014
You’re on notice, SDG&E

Dozens of residents from across San Diego County gathered inside city hall in Solana Beach on Monday evening, October 13. They were there for a presentation by local clean-energy activist Lane Sharman concerning a push ...

October 14, 2014

Monday, October 13

Winners and participants

There is a certain type of person who haunts The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Remember, this is called an audition but it’s a competition. I haven't been in a couple of years but I'm ...

October 13, 2014
Finale or interlude?

Ian Campbell, former chief executive of San Diego Opera, is engaged to opera soprano Susan Neves (pronounced "nevs") and the two will live in New York City, according to sources within San Diego Opera and ...

October 13, 2014
Faulconer readying real estate sell-off

GOP mayor Kevin Faulconer has taken a quiet step toward privatizing the sell-off of "surplus" city real estate, which a U-T San Diego columnist recently estimated could be worth a billion dollars. "The City has ...

October 13, 2014
Stone rolls to Virginia

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, has won out in a contest also involving Norfolk, Virginia, to host a new brewing facility for San Diego–based Stone Brewing, the nation's tenth-largest craft brewer. Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe ...

October 13, 2014
Underbelly North Park raises its game

It took awhile, but Underbelly, the ramen branch of Consortium Holdings' local restaurant empire, finally opened its long-anticipated second location at the North Parker. Its finishing of the corner space at 30th and Upas completes ...

Deported veterans help deported moms

“We are having a meeting this Wednesday [October 1] with all the deported moms,” I am told by Yolanda Varona, the director of DREAMers Moms USA/Tijuana. “You are welcome to come. Hector says to bring ...

October 13, 2014
Bine & Vine looks the part

Believe it or not, there was a time when craft-stocked bottle shops weren’t in every neighborhood throughout San Diego. Sure, there was craft beer, even the local variety, but it took awhile for the retail ...

October 13, 2014
Death for all three of them?

Louis Ray Perez, 48, Dorothy Gracemarie Maraglino, 39, and Jessica Lynn Lopez, 27, were all in court on Friday, October 10. The defendants deny all accusations pertaining to the kidnapping, torturing, and murder of a ...

October 13, 2014
Two wahoo in two days on the Malihini!

October 12 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 20 Anglers, 1 Boat, 10 California Yellowtail, 5 Barred Sand Bass, 2 Kelp Bass, 1 Pacific Bonito Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 20 Bonito, 20 Yellowtail Fisherman's ...

October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12

New translations, New Fortune

Upstart company of young veterans seeks to make the classics new and the new into classics, starting with Henry V.

October 12, 2014
Let the citizens speak

The City of San Diego's policy of allowing only one day for the public to address city council on matters not on the agenda may be in violation of state open government laws. Currently, according ...

October 12, 2014
Cuffed prisoner steals new cop car in Tijuana

Red-faced detectives from the Policía Ministerial del Estado launched a massive police operation in Tijuana shortly after noon on Friday, October 10, when they apparently left a prisoner in their custody unattended and he drove ...

October 12, 2014
Wahoo caught on a 3/4-day trip!

October 11 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 23 Anglers, 1 Boat, 2 California Scorpionfish, 82 California Yellowtail, 1 Ocean Whitefish, 5 Rockfish, 4 Pacific Bonito, 1 Lingcod, 3 Barred Sand Bass Dana Landing 3 Anglers, ...

October 12, 2014

Saturday, October 11

Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas light up La Jolla

Monday 13 The Ruby Duo featuring guitarist Bob Boss hold court at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., no cover charge … saxophonist Gabriel Sundy and pianist Ed Kornhauser ...

October 11, 2014
An all-Scottish affair

Friday night was the first Masterwork concert of the new season. As I sat in the foyer waiting for my dude-date, I didn't observe an abundance of anticipation. It kind of felt like a mid-season ...

Ritualized conjuration

Take away the spectacular theatricality and Marco Ramirez’s The Royale would be a thin-ish script that makes some important points. The characters stand as much for a position in a debate as for themselves. But ...

October 11, 2014
Hot Wheels mafia

Last week at 6:30 in the morning there were already a few shoppers waiting in the parking lot of the Walmart at Dennery Road, by Palm Avenue and the 805. Some of the patrons were ...

October 11, 2014
Apple Selects San Diego for introduction of latest product

Hello, San Diego. I'm Apple CEO Tim Cook. When we here at Apple saw that even schools like UCSD and USD were reporting steady rises in sexual assault reports over the past two years, we ...

Cute, not crass

Every fall, the costume industry rolls out a fresh crop of sexified costumes for the ladies that range from the unintentionally hysterical to the downright absurd. Skimpy is fine, but a lack of creativity is ...

October 11, 2014
Floating nuns in Kanchanaburi

Thailand is a country full of magical surprises. One of them, located in the Kanchanaburi province, is a temple called Wat Tham Mangkhon Thong. As you enter, you're swallowed by the giant head of a ...

Pacific Voyager lands a striped marlin

October 10 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 13 Anglers,1 Boat, 18 Kelp Bass, 2 California Sheephead, 49 Pacific Bonito, 2 Rockfish, 22 Barred Sand Bass, 1 California Scorpionfish, 1 California Halibut, 6 California Yellowtail Fisherman's ...

October 11, 2014

Friday, October 10

Sweetwater's new safety school

GETTING OUT IN FRONT OF THE STORY, CHULA VISTA — "Let's clear something up at the outset," said District Superintendent Harry Mudd at the outset of his press conference. "We are all about keeping kids ...

Remembering my first, “Hey! Shut up and watch the movie!”

You never forget your first time. The week after Christmas, 1970. Friend Beyda and I hopped the Howard El to go watch Jennie die. This was before the multiplexing of America, a time when major ...

October 10, 2014
SDSU's top spook

The death of Charles Hostler, a longtime contributor to the financial wellbeing of San Diego State University, has been marked by tributes at the highest levels there. “Charles Hostler was a visionary and a true ...

October 10, 2014
Hold on to that Fallbrook Hospital toe tag

With the Fallbrook Hospital facing a loss of $6 million that is growing at a clip of $500,000 a month, the directors of Fallbrook Healthcare District voted on Wednesday, October 8, to pull the plug ...

The Kooks cut two ways at House of Blues

If fans who turned out for the Kooks’ sold-out show at the House of Blues weren’t sure whether the British indie-rock band’s recent turn toward a more danceable sound was an accident, drummer Alexis Nunez’s ...

October 10, 2014
Veggiejuana: Raíces bicycle burrito service

Far removed from high-end buffets and trendy concept eateries lays Raíces Cocina Vegana, one of at least three veggie-centric bicycle delivery services in Tijuana. Active for about 4 months, Raíces prepares vegan burritos at the ...

Voiceless children of San Ysidro

At approximately 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 9th, the interim superintendent of the San Ysidro School District, George Cameron, asked picketers of the teachers’ strike who stood outside the office to leave behind their signs ...

October 10, 2014
Erasure's Violet Flame

Vince Clarke promises us a disco extravaganza on this tour, and truth to advertising, this new set’s got plenty of shake. The slip-sliding slightly less-than-booming bass beat, a legacy from the new EDM and the ...

October 10, 2014
But Dear John postcards are okay

As if allegations of possible mistreatment of prison inmates and a high death rate in San Diego County's five prison facilities wasn't enough, now the sheriff's department must answer accusations of censorship and of violating ...

October 10, 2014
Corruption charges be damned

California Public Utilities Commission president Michael Peevey yesterday (October 9) announced — amid great controversy — that he will leave the commission when his term is up December 31. His decision coincides with the revelation ...

October 10, 2014
Julian's mascot beer

I love the Padres and Chargers, but a balding, portly friar and buffed out lightning bolt are hard to get excited about. San Diego isn’t known for cool mascots. Fortunately, it is known for exceptional ...

Gaseous dismay

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit this month upheld a lower-court decision holding that the City of San Diego had not notified an insurer in reasonable time to collect on an ...

October 10, 2014
Wahoo! Barracuda! Halibut!

October 9 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 26 Anglers, 1 Boat, 2 California Yellowtail, 1 Skipjack Tuna, 2 California Scorpionfish, 25 Barred Sand Bass, 1 Rockfish, 4 Kelp Bass, 5 Pacific Bonito Fisherman's Landing 85 ...

October 10, 2014

Thursday, October 9

Heard for the first time in 500 years

The Telegraph has reported that a gift of choral music to Henry VIII has just been uncovered in the vaults of the British Library. It has just received its first performance in 500 years. The ...

October 9, 2014
National media pick up DeMaio story

National political media such as Politico and The Week have picked up yesterday's (October 8) story in which congressional candidate Carl DeMaio vehemently denied a sexual harassment charge made by a former staffer. As related ...

October 9, 2014
Don’t water when it’s raining, San Diegan!

The San Diego City Council's Environment Committee voted Wednesday, October 8, to move San Diego into a "Level 2 Drought Alert" that calls for a 20 percent reduction in water use, up from a 4 ...

October 9, 2014
Breaking down the Gates

In real life, Antonio Gates is having an amazing late-career resurgence. Sportswriters are calling him the second-best tight end of all time, right behind Tony Gonzalez. But in Madden '15, the newest version of EA's ...

Biosafety first in Point Loma?

As the U.S. military readies 4000 troops to deal with the growing emergence of the Ebola virus in West Africa, a little-known biosecurity lab on Point Loma could find itself playing a key role in ...

October 9, 2014
Judge to Goldsmith: Turn 'em over

The city attorney's office has been ordered to open up last year's closed-session transcripts to reveal what took place during the feud between ex-mayor Bob Filner and city attorney Jan Goldsmith's right-hand man, Andrew Jones. ...

October 9, 2014
Saying yes to doogh in Miramar

Kolbeh sits in an inauspicious strip of mall on the corner of Black Mountain Road, across form the north gate of Miramar Air Station. Stepping inside, the first thing you notice is yourself, staring back ...

What you see is not what you thought

Cygnet Theatre is running two of Sam Shepard’s plays in repertory: True West and Fool for Love. In Cygnet’s opening day/night double bill last Sunday, True West came off the stronger [to be reviewed 10/15]. ...

October 9, 2014
Who did it then, Frank?

Frank Brauns, 43, denies hammering and stabbing his wife after an argument two weeks ago in Escondido. On October 7, he was listening to testimony against him at a preliminary hearing in San Diego Superior ...

October 9, 2014
Coffee break? Take your time!

What is up with East Village? Every time I look, a new place has "Now Hiring" signs in its window. We've seen Común and Bottega Americano opening to mucho fanfare (and success, looks like. Last ...

Sorry, Hells Angels

The federal government and Drug Enforcement Administration officers will not face charges they needlessly "blew up" an El Cajon clubhouse of the Hells Angels in 2011, U.S. district judge Gonzalo Curiel has ruled. Property owner ...

October 9, 2014
Local beer cellar bets

The term “beer cellar” can come off a bit pretentious, intimidating ale and lager fans who are only ankle-deep in the liquid medium. But fear not. Unlike wine cellars, which veer toward the legitimately pretentious, ...

October 9, 2014
Are you out of your gourd?

Jon Berndes, a telephone repairman by trade, decided that he wanted to try and grow the world’s largest pumpkin when he read a newspaper article 20 years ago about…the world’s largest pumpkin. Last month, Berndes ...

Zapf's husband zapped by appeals court

The fourth appellate district court of appeal has found Eric Zapf, husband of District 6 councilmember Lorie Zapf, liable for professional negligence in a real-estate deal. Zapf and his associates will pay more than $1 ...

October 9, 2014
Angling report

October 8 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 13 Anglers, 1 Boat, 4 California Yellowtail, 1 California Scorpionfish, 17 Barred Sand Bass, 5 Kelp Bass Dana Landing 3 Anglers, 1 Boat, 30 Yellowtail, 30 Bonito Fisherman's ...

October 9, 2014

Wednesday, October 8

San Diego airport art: Taxonomy of a Cloud, The Journey, Astralgraph, Signalscape

I’m standing in Terminal 2 at the San Diego International Airport on a Monday morning in early July. My escort, Constance White, the airport art program manager, leads me through the new food-court atrium, past ...

October 8, 2014
Ray-gun rock

“Superman had such an impact on my life, so I have a tattoo with a rendering of a Neal Adams drawing on my arm,” says Gabriel Valentin, whose band Digital Lizards of Doom will be ...

October 8, 2014
How shall there be a dawn of wisdom for him?

Ramacaritmanas Rama is the Sun, the true Being, Consciousness, Bliss; him the night of Delusion touches not. He is the Fundamental Light, the Adorable: how shall there be a dawn of wisdom for him? Happiness ...

At the Home of the Destitute Dying, Calcutta

Inside, we meet a young physician, an American from Minnesota, a year out of medical school. When he first came to Mother Teresa’s he always wore his surgical mask, always treated his patients with the ...

October 8, 2014
Former SD councilman fleeced in scam

Michael McManus of Philadelphia was sentenced Tuesday (October 7) to 16 years in prison for running an up-front loan scam that fleeced $26 million from more than 1000 hopeful entrepreneurs who gave him up-front money ...

October 8, 2014
Tropical Elvis, tropical Wayne

Donovan’s Reef: This movie is about an idyllic beach-bum lifestyle. Lee Marvin and John Wayne hang out drinking and fighting in Wayne’s (Donovan’s) nautical bar on a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. The movie is ...

October 8, 2014
Transatlantic ambitions

“I only use Da Mama Tokus because Facebook wouldn’t let me have Mama. I’m Mama Tokus.” She corrects a visitor while seated across the way from the convention center. Tokus has just finished a show ...

October 8, 2014
Michael Cuesta on his Messenger of doom

At their best, the films of Michael Cuesta raise awareness. His debut feature, L.I.E., was a daring attempt to show the human side of a child molester. His latest film, Kill the Messenger, is based ...

October 8, 2014
ISIS fighters caught at Mexico-U.S. border? Really?

The Department of Homeland Security strongly challenged Rep. Duncan Hunter's assertion on October 7 that ISIL fighters have been captured while trying to enter Texas across the border with Mexico. Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman ...

October 8, 2014
Full-blooded American redneck

Russel Hayden sings backup and plays lap steel, banjo, and harmonica for local country band Nancarrow. He started playing locally in a late-’80s punk band called P.S. Your Cat Is Dead. Having toured the world ...

October 8, 2014
East Village — craft coffee neighborhood?

Speaking to local roasters and baristas, I keep hearing the same assessment: third-wave coffee in San Diego has lagged way behind the Bay Area and cities such as Austin, and (especially) Portland. But, they like ...

October 8, 2014
We like sweet things

Oh, man. What’s up? When a place you’ve been going to every now and then for years turns up in world headlines, you sit up with a jerk. When the news hit that a San ...

Not gummy worms or gummy sharks or gummy frogs or gummy penguins...

“Gummy bears have a magical light-capturing quality to them that makes people smile.”

October 8, 2014
Rage against the University

On October 10, attorneys for the Ché Café, UCSD’s student-run music venue and organic-food co-op, will fight an order to vacate the space after 34 years. The directive was delivered in July of this year ...

October 8, 2014
Fave shows

I’ve never watched a series before that has held me captive for five seasons such as Breaking Bad. I mean, this show has everything. Unreal cast with writing that is pure genius. If one Googles ...

October 8, 2014
German Currents flow back to Balboa Park

The German Currents Film Festival returns this weekend to Balboa Park for its fourth annual two-day, four-film celebration. This year, the festival doubled its venues by holding its opening-night gala at the Natural History Museum, ...

Southern woe

Billy Cane is home from World War II. He wants to follow his “bright star” and write for the prestigious Asheville Southern Journal. The editor, Alice Murphy, works with the Southern Renaissance headliners: Faulkner, Eudora ...

October 8, 2014
The crew did a heroic job clearing Kelly Ditch Trail

The Kelly Ditch Trail is a 5.6-mile hiking path extending from William Heise County Park to Lake Cuyamaca. Prior to 2003, it passed through one of the most magnificent oak and coniferous forests in San ...

October 8, 2014
Cosmopolitan ink

Dear Hipster: A lot of people seem to identify tattoos with hipsters, but I feel like hipsters hardly have a monopoly on tattoos. Plenty of my friends, who aren’t what I think of as “hipsters” ...

October 8, 2014
So You Think You Can Kizomba

She explained how students bounced around, frequently switching partners. “It’s, like, ‘Hi, how are you? Here’s my chest,’ okay, boom, ‘Hi, how are you? Here’s my chest,’ over and over.”

October 8, 2014
Not the Israel my parents fought for

What does Miko Peled think of what’s been happening in Gaza? “There’s only one way to describe what’s happening now. It’s a massacre. There is no way to justify it, to excuse it, to paint ...

October 8, 2014
Papa’s peculiar predicament

U-T San Diego’s publisher Douglas Manchester, known as “Papa” whenever the paper writes about him, has decided to downsize his proposal to build residential units next to the U-T’s Mission Valley headquarters. The new 200-unit ...

October 8, 2014
What if your girl borrowed your phone instead of your shirt?

Where does the borrowed t-shirt fall in the hierarchy of outrage?

October 8, 2014
Soul to the Nth Power

The Nth Power is a Louisiana soul band that debuted at the 2012 Jazzfest, held annually in New Orleans at the Fair Grounds Race Course. They are Weedie Braimah, Nate Edgar, Nikki Glaspie, Nigel Hill, ...

October 8, 2014
One rattlesnake, skinned and cleaned

This recipe has a special place in my heart, mostly because I personally shot this rattlesnake as it was attempting to attack me while I was dove hunting in the mountains near San Diego. I ...

October 8, 2014
Could Brown reappoint unpopular Peevey?

Mike Peevey, president of the CPUC, has a reputation for being crude. Worse, he works for utility profits at the expense of ratepayers.

October 8, 2014
Kite-surfer knocks out swimmer’s teeth — why?

On August 28th, a female surfer, after finishing a surf session at Tourmaline Surfing Park made the mistake of going back into the water for a swim. Not only is this not legal in a ...

Balls and chains

Democrat Fabian Nuñez — the San Diego born-and-bred ex-speaker of the California Assembly who obtained an abbreviated prison term for his son by being friends with GOP governor Arnold Schwarzenegger — has come up with ...

October 8, 2014
Polynesian picks

The DVD of Tiki, Vol. One: The Rise and Fall of Backyard Polynesia is an entertaining documentary about the origins of Tiki from primitive culture to the atomic age, narrated by Tiki Oasis’ MC King ...

October 8, 2014
Letters to the editor

A Little Diversity Re: “Beach Blanket Banter,” October 5 cover story. The story was somewhat interesting, but as I continued reading I was hoping to come across a segment that involved kids from more urban ...

October 8, 2014
Golden freebies

The San Diego Unified Port District is reporting yet more dinner freebies for its board and executives. According to a July 11 disclosure only recently posted online, commissioners Marshall Merrifield and Bob Nelson, along with ...

October 8, 2014
Yellowtail in the sacks

October 7 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 20 Anglers, 1 Boat, 22 Pacific Bonito, 2 Kelp Bass, 47 Barred Sand Bass, 16 California Yellowtail Dana Landing 4 Anglers, 1 Boat, 40 Yellowtail, 1 Yellowfin Tuna, ...

October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7

Neologisms before they're cool

Dear Hipster: Why isn’t there a word for “being into something before it was cool”? — Stephen, Hillcrest I don’t know. Maybe there is. Preliking? I’m willing to take suggestions from readers, and we’ll force ...

October 7, 2014
Could ratepayers' day be coming soon?

Things are happening fast and furious over the back-channel communications between Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and officials of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) over the amount PG&E should be assessed for its role ...

October 7, 2014
Peace gives PG&E a chance

Jerry Brown may have sworn off political cash from Pacific Gas and Electric, but one high-flying San Diego ex-legislator is doubling down with the giant Northern California utility's money. The Democratic governor's reelection campaign reported ...

October 7, 2014
Doh! Sam Simon sued following chinchilla deal

Lurlie Adams, the 90-year old former owner of the Valley View Chinchilla Ranch who had her 422 chinchillas taken from her amid accusations of mistreatment is fighting back. Adams had bred chinchillas at the ranch ...

October 7, 2014
Someone pleads guilty to first-degree murder

This morning, October 7, in San Diego Superior Court, a Los Angeles man admitted murdering his mother in her million-dollar Solana Beach home nearly five years ago. Brian Chang, now 33, pleaded guilty to first-degree ...

October 7, 2014
He's an actor, alright

According to publications such as the Des Moines Register and New York Daily News, David Anthony LaVera, 33, of San Diego, will be arraigned this afternoon (October 7) on federal charges related to child pornography. ...

October 7, 2014
Paso Robles, CA, by motorcyle

Our local weather is routinely terrific-to-spectacular, making the area a motorcyclist’s nirvana. And for weekend getaways, we motorcyclists hold distinct advantages over those who travel by car. There's the freedom that comes from the wind ...

Bedeviled by the details

The closest San Diego comes to having a “China Town” is the stretched out expanse of cold, industrial Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa. The mile-long stretch of pedestrian-unfriendly road is home to nearly 100 Korean, ...

Three for the opera

This is a big week for classical music. Let's take a look at what's going down. There are three opera concerts that are going to be pretty good. The first is the continuing Opera Wednesdays ...

Coastal exposure

In going coastal, Twisted Manzanita Ales (4652 Mission Boulevard, Pacific Beach) has departed from the interior motif of the tasting room at its Santee headquarters. Ironically, this comes from the company desiring to provide a ...

Details not in the Diablo report

Parallel narratives between the defunct San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and Diablo Canyon, the state's last operational nuclear power plant, are continuing to emerge. Back in 2010, the lights were still on at San Onofre ...

October 7, 2014
Limiting out

October 6 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 12 Anglers, 1 Boat, 35 Barred Sand Bass, 16 California Yellowtail, 25 Kelp Bass, 60 Pacific Bonito, 3 Rockfish, 1 California Halibut Fisherman's Landing 142 Anglers, 5 Boats, ...

October 7, 2014

Monday, October 6

Mira Mesa software company in jeopardy?

San Diego-based educational software company WordSmart Corporation is being targeted by the Federal Trade Commission for fraud and for making false claims in regards to the effectiveness of its product. Since 2010, says a new ...

October 6, 2014
Jacobs backs Tuck

Irwin Jacobs, the Democratic La Jolla billionaire who founded Qualcomm, is in the thick of the battle over California's school chief with a $4000 contribution on October 2 to the campaign of charter school advocate ...

October 6, 2014
Exit Sloppy's, enter Bearitos

Somebody pulled a burrito switcheroo in Hillcrest. 86 Sloppy’s Burritos, sub Bearito Republic. Allegedly, Sloppy’s owners decided to move to Utah, and the Bearito crew flipped the place over and changed up the concept, albeit ...

Be smart, take risks

It’s been three years since the Moon Block Party collective threw their first free event at the Downtown Pomona Arts Colony with over 50 acts including notables such as Strangers Family Band, Allah-Las, Halloween Swim ...

October 6, 2014
Mighty hospitable, CBP

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol will extend a program to expedite border crossings at the Tecate port of entry at least through the end of the year, officials announced October 3. "Our hope is to ...

October 6, 2014
Last call: The Pianist of Willesden Lane and Next to Normal

These shows must close this Sunday, October 12. The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the San Diego Rep. Mona Golabek’s “concert drama” is one of 2014’s best. She tells the story of Lisa Jura, a ...

Surfers to the rescue

Sunday, October 5, was supposed to be one of the most romantic days in a young L.A. couple’s life together. It might have been, until the hot-air balloon they had just gotten engaged in dipped ...

Sunday, October 5

Boat loads

October 5 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 26 Anglers, 2 Boats, 15 California Yellowtail, 50 Yellowfin Tuna, 1 Skipjack Tuna, 80 Pacific Bonito, 8 Kelp Bass, 2 Barred Sand Bass Fisherman's Landing 119 Anglers, 4 ...

October 5, 2014
Festival style on Adams Avenue

Ever notice how groups of friends often share similar tastes in style? I ran into several groups of ladies who wore complementary frocks at the Adams Avenue Street festival. Lein Gage, Lora Mathis and Daliah ...

October 5, 2014
"$22 Mil is not DeAnza."

Press release from City Attorney Jan Goldsmith: "Why did the City Council vote in closed session to approve a $22 million offer to the residents of Mission Bay's DeAnza Cove mobile home park in exchange ...

Recreational water users can start earlier in I.B.

The Imperial Beach dawn patrol just got easier, with the city council on October 1 finalizing its approval of allowing people to park on Seacoast Drive as early as 5 a.m., pulling the restriction back ...

Dorado in the hold

October 4 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 19 Anglers, 1 Boat, 15 California Yellowtail, 7 California Scorpionfish, 2 Barred Sand Bass, 6 Rockfish, 8 Lingcod, 2 Kelp Bass, 2 Cabezon, 37 Pacific Bonito Dana Landing ...

October 5, 2014

Saturday, October 4

Shrinkage of La Mesa parcel development

The La Mesa Planning Commission on October 1 voted 6-1 to recommend that the city council deny a specific plan for Crossroads of La Mesa at Park Station, a mixed-use project that would raise the ...

October 4, 2014
In a heap

The California State Bar has disciplined two Oceanside attorneys. Danielle Marie Scherrer was disbarred July 26 after she failed to respond to charges that she misappropriated $24,974.43 from a dead person's estate and failed to ...

October 4, 2014
Local 2014 GABF winners

San Diego County brewers are used to successful outings at the country's largest, most-respected brewing competition, the Great American Beer Festival. Held annually in Denver, the combination festival and competition draws thousands of beer fans ...

October 4, 2014
DiscriminAsian

A UCSD writing instructor is suing the university for failing to stop sexual and racial harassment that she reported against her boss. Grace Aspiras, hired in 2007 to work in the basic writing program to ...

October 4, 2014
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-baba-ghanoush

I had just enough forethought to book reservations at Mezé the night of the Paul McCartney concert at Petco Park — and it was a good thing I did, because the sign posted above the ...

Dig the Joshua White Quintet at The Loft!

Monday 6 Get your Latin Jazz on with the Zinchiladas featuring Alex Lopez, Barry Jaquess, Melanie Jaquess, John Cunningham, Alberto Diaz and Patrick Armenta at Turquoise, (873 Turquoise Street) from 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. ...

October 4, 2014
Underground beer tasting

In my day, I’ve been treated to grandiose tastings of fine food and beverage in posh, intimate settings replete with marble, rich mahogany, and fine Corinthian leather, where I’ve been served by tuxedoed and otherwise ...

Appeals court knocks out UCSD student

The Fourth Appellate District late last month upheld a lower court ruling that Daniel Berman, a University of California/San Diego (UCSD) undergrad who punched out a colleague, was appropriately punished when suspended for two quarters. ...

October 4, 2014
October 3 dock totals

Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 17 Anglers, 1 Boat, 2 California Scorpionfish, 16 California Yellowtail, 7 Rockfish, 41 Pacific Bonito, 3 Lingcod Fisherman's Landing 115 Anglers, 5 Boats, 7 Yellowtail, 4 Sculpin, 55 Rockfish, 12 Calico Bass, ...

October 4, 2014

Friday, October 3

For-profit college financier Clifford drops out

Dr. Michael Clifford of Rancho Santa Fe, the oft-quoted and celebrated financier of for-profit universities, has dropped out of the business. On his website, he lashes out at the "unfair and hostile attacks on financial ...

October 3, 2014
Hardship south of I-8, cont'd

On Wednesday, October 1st, the nonprofit Hearts & Hands organized a town-hall meeting at San Ysidro Middle School and San Diego city councilman David Alvarez was asked to speak about the planned infrastructure projects for ...

October 3, 2014
Spotted: Dapper, trendy, casual-cool

If it were up to me, my husband would dress like he stepped out of a J.Crew catalogue. However he prefers to wear tees that say, Fact: Clowns Eat People paired with cargo shorts and ...

October 3, 2014
Children, children everywhere

For the fourth year in a row, the San Diego Museum Council and Time Warner Cable present “Kids Free in October,” which means kids under 12 have a free pass (more specifically, two kids per ...

October 3, 2014
Manchester's Grand Del Mar approved by commission

In January 2013, Douglas Manchester cut a deal with the City of San Diego to remedy years of permit violations at his Grand Del Mar resort, which included illegal grading and destroying natural habitat. In ...

Prince's Plectrumelectrum

Songwriter, producer, guitarist, and one of the hardest-working men in modern music, Prince, this week released two powerhouse albums, the solo Art Official Age (reviewed in a companion piece) and Plectrumelectrum, with his band 3RDEYEGIRL. ...

October 3, 2014
Prince's Art Official Age

The dichotomy of Prince’s sensual, yet electronically futuristic solo album Art Official Age reflects the artist’s inner search for happiness as he tries to adapt to a changing world. The opener, “Art Official Cage,” is ...

October 3, 2014
Dining on the links

Hanging out at luxury golf resorts isn’t exactly my standard scene. But when I had the opportunity to dine at Bistro 65 at the La Costa Omni on someone else’s dime, I didn’t hesitate to ...

The "real" Havana

I was sitting on the sea wall with my friend Ben, watching the sun set over Havana Harbor, when I smoked my first cigar. And my second. And my ninth. During our sunset routine on ...

McCartney: “Out There,” right here

A crowd of 42,000 people descended on East Village and packed Petco Park for Paul McCartney's "Out There" tour. It was a sold-out wall-to-wall love fest. Concertgoers looked blissed out over getting the chance to ...

October 3, 2014
In venue dispute, Rock Church insists that attendees at services aren't "going to church."

DANCING ON THE HEAD OF A PIN, EL CAJON — "Jesus didn't die on the cross to establish a Sunday service," says Miles McPherson, lead pastor of The Rock megachurch. "He established a Body that ...

No, the prosecution will not rest

Diego Arturo Martinez, who was acquitted of murder and attempted murder at the end of a trial three months ago, had new charges filed against him in court on Tuesday, September 30. During a three-week ...

October 3, 2014
Baja Beer Touring: Mexicali — Part II

The following is the sixth in a six-part series about that adventure, which yielded some good beer and a good deal more. Mexicali - Part I is the previous stop on this tour of Baja’s ...

October 3, 2014
It's what's for dinner

October 2 dock total Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 18 Anglers, 1 Boat, 19 California Yellowtail, 1 California Scorpionfish, 1 Rockfish, 6 Lingcod, 16 Pacific Bonito Fisherman's Landing 109 Anglers, 4 Boats, 11 Calico Bass, 42 Rockfish, ...

October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2

Wrap it up

I may have painted myself into a corner here with a couple of posts about the gym, pop music, ass and eyes. This is my attempt to make those previous posts make sense. George Sandow ...

October 2, 2014
Pint-sized to lady-like

Here’s what you should know about Fashion Week San Diego — Allison Andrews, the show’s founder/producer, is not attempting to replicate New York Fashion Week. FWSD is the laid-back, unpretentious version. You will not find ...

October 2, 2014
Poop legal

More than four years after they were originally promised, a pair of "Portland Loo" public restrooms is on their way to downtown San Diego. City councilwoman Marti Emerald worked with the homeless advocacy group Girls ...

Too hot for ta-ta check

A free mammogram day went bust midday Thursday, October 2, as outdoor temperatures rendered three of the four mammography machines nonfunctional. The Susan G. Komen and San Diego Chargers sponsored–event offering free mammograms for women ...

Blue Smoke drifts in from Blue Ocean

Love Boat Fashion Valley is no more. The former K-pop sushi pig-out spot (best known for gargantuan “Love Boat” platters) shut down for a remodel period, and recently reopened as Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge. Ooooh. ...

San Diego County Fair Announces Theme for 2015

Fair Organizer Farley McFerrin: "It took weeks of research and debate, but ultimately, we decided to go with the title of a 1957 romantic weeper. It just fit with our desire to commemorate the 100th ...

Fit for a sultan

"I built our own oven. Just like they have had in Beirut since forever."

October 2, 2014
Extra killer drones not justified

A tightly held audit report by the Defense Department's Office of Inspector General says that the Air Force did not properly justify the planned acquisition of 401 so-called Reaper drones costing an estimated $76.8 billion. ...

October 2, 2014
Don’t kill your annoying brother

Michael Vincent Young, 57, was sentenced to six years prison on September 30 for killing his brother Robb “without malice.” Young told investigators that tension had been building for a long time between he and ...

October 2, 2014
Bad news for the wheeled and hobbled

San Diego ranks a disappointing 98th of 150 metro areas as a good location for those with disabilities, according to WalletHub, an organization that puts together economic and demographic information on states and metro areas. ...

October 2, 2014
Next to Normal's epic emotions

When potential backers first heard a proposal for Next to Normal, they probably replied: “A musical about bipolar disorder? Like, huh?” Either that or, with voice lowered, “riiight.” Yes, and a rock musical at that. ...

October 2, 2014
First look at Faulconer's climate plan

Mayor Kevin Faulconer on Tuesday, September 30, released his long-awaited update to the city's draft Climate Action Plan. The move came just a week after city-council president Todd Gloria, who released his own climate plan ...

October 2, 2014
Baja Beer Touring: Mexicali — Part I

The following is the fifth in a six-part series about that adventure, which yielded some good beer and a good deal more. Valle de Guadalupe - Part II is the previous stop on this tour ...

October 2, 2014
This is about roots

Last Friday, September 24, the Encinitas City Council reached a compromise in the “conflict of cultures.” The council voted to reject the appeal by a few disgruntled neighbors of the Coral Tree Farm and Nursery ...

October 2, 2014
Yesterday's catch

October 1 dock totals Dana Landing 7 Anglers, 2 Boats, 15 Yellowtail, 2 Calico Bass, 30 Bonito, 20 Bluefin Tuna, 2 Striped Marlin Released, 3 Yellowtail Released Fisherman's Landing 146 Anglers, 7 Boats, 476 Yellowfin ...

October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1

Girls at Carlsbad, Ocean Beach, Mission Beach converse on the blanket

At 17, she could pass for 21. Her wild brown curly hair is streaked with turquoise highlights. A cluster of freckles sprinkle the bridge of her pierced nose. Abby wears a 1920s-inspired emerald-green tropical-print bikini. ...

October 1, 2014
Marinkovic's case goes kerplunk

In a judge's decision filed September 29 in the Western District of Pennsylvania (embracing Pittsburgh and Erie), Oceanside's La Paloma Healthcare Center and XETV 6 were decisive victors. The plaintiff was Mel Marin, also known ...

October 1, 2014
Julie Harper not guilty of first-degree murder

Julie Harper was declared not guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband Jason, in court today, October 1, 2014. The defendant’s parents, John and Donna Cihak, were in the courtroom to ...

October 1, 2014
Between Diablo and the deep blue sea

With the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station out of commission (though a debate over who will pay for the plant's decommissioning still rages), environmentalists have set their sights on the state's last remaining active nuclear ...

October 1, 2014
Nothing stank with Balboa Park Celebration, Inc.

City auditor Eduardo Luna's report of what went wrong at the fizzling of Balboa Park Celebration, Inc., points few fingers According to a report released today, October 1, the committee got $3.08 million in funding, ...

October 1, 2014
Scum of the earth shoots parrot

One of the wild parrots that live in Imperial Beach was shot by one or more shooters on Monday night, September 29. Amanda Plante, the development and education director for the nonprofit organization SoCal Parrot, ...

American Aquarium on the distractions of living in the digital age

BJ Barham, the songwriter and front man for American Aquarium, checks in with the Reader from Charlottesville, VA. He says the band has a couple of days off before heading up to Washington DC. This ...

October 1, 2014
Water worry: avocados

As if San Diego doesn't have enough drought-related problems, here is another: avocados. According to the magazine Mother Jones, avocados, which don't require nearly as much water as almonds, still need a lot. According to ...

October 1, 2014
Grecian Daddy Drama

It’s not a subtle move to open your story with a tour guide (Oscar Isaac) leading a group around some sun-drenched ruins and telling site-specific stories from the Greek myths. (In this case, the story ...

October 1, 2014
I experienced the calling myself

Membership: 280 Pastor: Robert Davis Age: 50 Born: Dunellen, New Jersey Formation: Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA; Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indiana University-Indianapolis; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 13 San Diego Reader: What ...

October 1, 2014
Qualcomm does Koch

A political action committee going by the name of Team Republicans for Utilizing Sensible Tactics (TRUST) picked up a $5000 contribution from San Diego chip-making giant Qualcomm’s PAC on August 22. Other major givers to ...

October 1, 2014
Plays well with others

When J Mascis, Dinosaur Jr. frontman, was preparing to record his new solo album, Tied to a Star, released on August 26, he searched for musicians capable of not only singing backup vocals but people ...

October 1, 2014
Heff’s unholy dreams

“I find most books of poetry suffocating and stifling,” Gary Heffern emails, “so it was important to me to add all the artwork and pictures in order to allow the reader some time to breathe, ...

October 1, 2014
Blitzen Trapper’s evil plan

Blitzen Trapper released VII about a year ago on their new home, Vagrant Records. The songs on the album blend the band’s country-rock standards with a dose of funk. So, how did these Portland boys ...

October 1, 2014
Moxie witchcraft

A raucous opening night makes an all-around odd Discourse on the Wonders of the Invisible World.

October 1, 2014
Snacktime

The NFL season is running at max RPM. College football is well underway. Baseball playoffs have begun. Hockey kicks in next week. The NBA preseason starts Saturday, and Major League Soccer is ongoing. Wake up, ...

October 1, 2014
The most exciting moment I have had in the outdoors

Set the hook, keep the tip up, and reel like hell.

October 1, 2014
Dryer than ice

Dry ice and flying don’t mix. That’s the word from Los Angeles, where two ex-airport workers were each sentenced to three years’ probation and 480 hours of community service for setting off dry-ice bombs at ...

October 1, 2014
Crushed seashells + limestone + Kumeyaay “laborers” = the Mission Dam

This hike goes through scenic Mission Gorge and leads to the Old Mission Dam that impounded the San Diego River to provide water for the Spanish Mission San Diego de Alcalá. The dam is a ...

Enjoy the next five months

“Where’s my movie?” the voice on the phone demanded. It was Kensington Video’s Winnie Hanford calling to remind delinquent me to return a ridiculously past-due rental. “And by the way,” she added in the same ...

October 1, 2014
Emma Watson as purveyor of 21st-century feminist doctrine

Dear Hipster: How about that Emma Watson? Her UN feminism speech impressed me. I’m a 28-year-old white male, working in the graphic design field. In my circle for friends, most of whom would I guess ...

October 1, 2014
Before Oceanside had a harbor

Last weekend, September 27 and 28, Oceanside hosted its 54th annual Harbor Days.

October 1, 2014
The second-priciest home in La Jolla

Current Owner: Gary Barber Beds: 6 Baths: 11 Price: $26,950,000 This week’s home, the second-priciest in the already exclusive neighborhood of La Jolla, sits at 6114 Camino de la Costa on an oceanfront lot along ...

October 1, 2014
San Diego grape growers don’t blame it all on the rain

When it comes to the California aggie scene, news headlines scream “drought,” conjuring up, at least in the minds of outsiders, sepia-toned images of impoverished farmers toiling in Dust Bowl grit. But whatever havoc has ...

October 1, 2014
Less tact than the memes themselves

Show Me the Data Your article on stadium and convention center lies (City Lights: “Stadium, Convention Center Lies You Will Hear") is no better than the propaganda we hear from the white-elephant convention-center advocates and ...

October 1, 2014
Lacy to the rescue

“For the past four or five years, I’ve done a lot of charity shows.” Country-rocker Lacy Younger works on an iced decaf and brings a visitor up to date on her career. In jeans and ...

October 1, 2014
Hard time city

September has been a tough month for layoffs in San Diego, according to an online bulletin posted by the state’s Employment Development Department. The biggest unemployment numbers were generated Microsoft-owned Nokia, with 378 permanent layoffs. ...

October 1, 2014
Little Goat

Last night, driving home from rehearsal, tender from singing Bach, Bleib Bei Uns, “Stay with Us, for the Evening is Coming and the Day Draws to an End,” turning into Oak Street, I saw in ...

October 1, 2014
Opah!

September 30 dock totals Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 16 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 California Yellowtail, 20 Barred Sand Bass, 6 Kelp Bass Fisherman's Landing 130 Anglers, 5 Boats, 215 Yellowfin Tuna, 14 Yellowtail, 132 Bonito, 6 ...

October 1, 2014
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