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Conceptual art as a reference for conceptual music

The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living. This is the title of a piece of art from 1991 by Damien Hirst. The work of art is a tiger shark in a ...

August 27, 2015
Free airport politico parking? Priceless.

When it comes to favors done for members of the California legislature, those free and walkable parking spaces quietly maintained by the San Diego Regional Airport Authority for politicos are regarded as among the best ...

August 27, 2015
Affordable housing expert slighted by KPBS?

Tom Karlo, general manager for San Diego's public broadcasting network KPBS, stands by his staff's decision to rescind an invitation for affordable-housing advocate Richard Lawrence to appear on the station's Midday Edition program on August ...

August 27, 2015
The sweat test

I recently heard a kid at the park complaining about being sweaty. He went over to his parent and got some water and was told to “take it easy, buddy.” I realize this is a ...

August 27, 2015
Gunman opens fire outside Tijuana funeral home

An AK-47-wielding gunman opened fire outside a Tijuana funeral home minutes before midnight on Tuesday, August 25, killing two and injuring seven others. Mourners had gathered at La Esperanza funeral home on Avenida Negrete at ...

August 27, 2015
What a Dragmaster it is getting old

A historic building, once the hub of drag racing in the U.S., is getting a facelift in the downtown village of Carlsbad. The old auto-mechanic shop and quonset hut in the 2700 block of State ...

San Diego: Tech City, U.S.A., babies

Technology accounted for 11.1 percent of San Diego County jobs last year but 22 percent of total wages, according to a new study by Kelly Cunningham, economist for the National University System Institute for Policy ...

August 27, 2015
Shotgun ambassador

San Diego’s most recognized radio deejay has learned that his gig is over. After 18 years at L.A.’s classic hits station KRTH-101, Shotgun Tom Kelly was told his contract as the afternoon drive-time host would ...

August 27, 2015
This place just took over as my number-one Thai option

Google describes Supannee House of Thai as a “No-frills Thai restaurant,” and having driven past the ho-hum storefront several times without going in, I assumed this was accurate. Sharing a drab shopping center lot with ...

The pay is decent, but is Greenpeace?

Under the support and guidance of a budding political movement calling itself Socialist Alternative, the bulk of the local fundraising staff for Greenpeace have walked off the job amid demands for a change in employment ...

August 27, 2015
Gigantic proportions

Shrek: The Musical is part romance, part twisted fairy and all irreverent fun, and the large cast is currently strutting their stuff at the Moonlight Amphitheater. Based on the Oscar-winning film from Dreamworks, the show ...

August 27, 2015
Gregory Page and friends to perform free Balboa Park concert

While a Balboa Park centennial committee blew through $2 million before it was disbanded after coming up with nothing, a group of accomplished acoustic artists are banding together for an old-timey, low-tech, free-admission concert Saturday ...

August 27, 2015
The big guy wins another in Carlsbad

Over 350 people turned out for the Carlsbad City Council meeting on August 25. The hot-button issue was the proposed shopping center on 203 acres of the Ukagawa family's strawberry fields, above the Agua Hedionda ...

August 27, 2015
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