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The Innocence Project wants to help wrongly accused

The California Institution for Women in Chino is dusty and dilapidated. It looks like an abandoned high school outfitted with razor-wire-topped fencing and look-out towers with armed guards. At 8:00 a.m. on an overcast Saturday ...

August 19, 2015
Where's my robot?

There are plenty of freaks and geeks at Comic-Con, but to Matt Sernaker, who has been to every Comic-Con since he was three, the fantasy convention always comes up short in one area. “I never ...

Alpinist Conrad Anker talks Meru

Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi’s solid sports documentary Meru takes its name from India’s Mount Meru, which features a fin-shaped granite peak that has thwarted many of the world’s best climbers. It also thwarted ...

August 19, 2015
Beer hall and study hall overlap in the Gaslamp

What’s this? Craft beer on Fifth? That’s right. Our downtown strip is straying further from its time-honored formula of tourist traps and EDM cesspools to bring West Coast suds to the Gaslamp. Nearby establishments such ...

A trolley view and Brazil's latest export — the tapioca crêpe

"Tapioca is just healthier. And it’s our native food. Tapioca is a Brazilian plant.”

Teagan Taylor's family band

I met Teagan Taylor, the singing pop-jazz trumpeter, a few years ago at a party. Not just any party — it was Larry Zeiger’s pre–New Year’s Eve annual goody. Taylor was in her early teens ...

August 19, 2015
San Diego tourism marketing...like advertising birthday cake

If San Diego's largest hoteliers didn't like attorney Cory Briggs before, they are bound to have issues with him now. The attorney for San Diegans for Open Government (an open government advocacy group) announced today, ...

August 19, 2015
The Brethren share the unconditional love of God

Membership: 53 Pastor: Sara Haldeman-Scarr Age: 59 Born: Bird-in-Hand, PA Formation: Millersville University, Millersville, PA; Bethany Theological Seminary, Oak Brook (now Richmond), Ill. Years Ordained: 28 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on which ...

August 19, 2015
Baja Bugs rock the Beatles right

What local band is led by one of San Diego’s first punk rockers, has been inhabited by a who’s who of local rock/pop/punk players, and has a drummer — Nick “Nico” Peters — who says ...

August 19, 2015
Three poems by Jonathan Potter

Cocoon The zodiac, the dozen eggs, the twelve Apostles, roses, donuts, tribes, the hours That make a clock, the months that make a year, The years that make a marriage warp and weave, Your eyes, ...

August 19, 2015
Farm to table? How about farm to barrel?

The scene at Nopalito Farm & Hopyard’s mid-June grand-opening party in Valley Center was something straight out of a Geico ad-exec’s wildest dreams. Cute-couple band the Dawsons played on a stage hosted by Grampadrew’s Flim ...

August 19, 2015
Cirque du Chaotic

Long before the dancing cacti showed up or Audrey III flapped mastic jaws in a pile of laundry, I began to wonder if Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s romantic-comedy musical, Up Here, was actually a ...

August 19, 2015
Views of San Pasqual Valley and its agricultural preserve

San Dieguito River Park’s (SDRP) planned Coast to Crest Trail when completed will extend some 70 miles from the coast at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain near Julian. Part of the Coast to Crest Trail ...

Now you know: Ditches

“There’s a dude named Emilio, who’s an older barber guy, and he’s kind of the star of the video,” says Tim Donnelly of Encinitas trio Ditches. The music video for “Break-In” depicts a figure going ...

August 19, 2015
Were 1960s English mods more Vogue than Vice?

DJ: I think you should reconsider your commentary on 1960s English mods. I lived through that scene when my parents moved to London for my father’s job. Granted, I was a fairly young teenager at ...

August 19, 2015
Man overboard on Catalina’s backside

We usually ran open-party for the summer, but one day we took a charter of factory workers from Santa Monica on an overnight trip. Hard-working guys enjoying a cold one and catching rockfish at the ...

Dr. Paul Aisen and USC contersue UCSD over claims of denied access

UCSD’s war with the University of Southern California over the future of a national Alzheimer’s research program is costing taxpayers plenty in legal fees. Besides lots of lawyers, the state-funded school has also deployed its ...

August 19, 2015
Heading to Carson? Check out these hot spots

Here is your invitation to join the San Diego Chargers in their new home city, 19 square miles of paradise, Carson, California! Clap your hands and give a big shout-out to 91,000 sports-loving Carsonites who ...

August 19, 2015
Front-row seats to nature’s show for just under 19 mil

Beds: 7 Baths: 11 Current Owner: Lawrence Cushman Asking Price: $18,995,000 Prospective buyers of the Point Loma estate at 3403 Kellogg Way are invited by its listing to “come let the warm feeling of summer ...

August 19, 2015
Small, local businesses on notice

Vote with your dollars.

August 19, 2015
What Evel lurks...

In the span of seven years, daredevil stunt cyclist Evel Knievel — the subject of the History Channel doc Being Evel, opening Friday at the Digital Gym — became one of the most recognizable figures, ...

August 19, 2015
Jumping Turtle's fire sale

An auction house ad last week announced, “Complete restaurant/bar/live music venue sale!” That August 13 fire sale was at the Jumping Turtle and a surprise to the bands scheduled to perform at the venue near ...

August 19, 2015
City bites doggie daycare for $100K

Wishful doggy daycare doyennes bedeviled by details.

August 19, 2015
Juan Vargas’s July pay drop

Democratic congressman Juan Vargas, who has a safe seat, continues to pay off old debts from his days in the California state senate. An August 6 filing covering the period of last month shows his ...

August 19, 2015
San Diego couple plunges into water savings

Post Title: One San Diego couple’s journey to water savings Post Date: June 12, 2015 Revolution Landscape was founded with a goal of promoting sustainable landscaping and sustainable lifestyles. Our longtime clients, Bruce and Elaine, ...

August 19, 2015
Why bodysurfers use fins and planes

Modern-day bodysurfing — specifically, the ability of one to carve a wave and change direction — owes its popularity to two items. Enabling bodysurfers to maneuver and kick into a wave better, Voit Duck Feet ...

Mr. Smiths comes to town

Thursday 20Former Smiths frontman Morrissey checks into the Observatory for two nights of pouty — and often hilarious — pop crooning Thursday and Friday nights. Morrissey is touring in support of his latest comeback, World ...

August 19, 2015
Savages, Villains, and Bandits

Sunday 23The new ladies of London punk, Savages, are touring through town this weekend. The impact of Siouxsie Sioux and Joy Division on Savages’ sound on their breakout debut Silence Yourself is a minor speedbump ...

August 19, 2015
A couple of thoughts

Aptly Named Concerning the interview in the Sheep and Goats column about La Jolla Fellowship. I am sure that most readers of this publication who are intelligent enough to understand that to have made a ...

August 19, 2015
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