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Roni met predator on Hot or Not

He called the defendant “a master manipulator,” a “sexual predator,” and “every parent’s worst nightmare.”

August 12, 2015
"California Hills in August" and "Progress Report"

California Hills in August I can imagine someone who found these fields unbearable, who climbed the hillside in the heat, cursing the dust, cracking the brittle weeds underfoot, wishing a few more trees for shade. ...

August 12, 2015
Toni’s Native American retreat

Democratic Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and entourage stopped by the Barona Casino for free food and drink at the Italian Cucina there this spring, the tribe’s disclosure shows. Atkins got a meal worth $29.20 on ...

August 12, 2015
Good gets Metz

That a fan base committed themselves to Metz post haste is further proof, I think, of the theory that every person has at least one big primitive scream locked up somewhere deep inside them that, ...

August 12, 2015
Kentucky chicken Somali-style

“We do have what’s called ‘breakfast,’ for eating in the evening after prayers, breaking the fast.”

Any port for A Ship in the Woods

A Ship in the Woods, a nonprofit arts collective, set sail from the north end of Del Mar in July following the expiration of their lease after about five years at the location. The wooded ...

August 12, 2015
Coffee’s learning curve is steep. Get it?

When Blue Bridge Hospitality announced the list of all-local concessions participating in its Liberty Public Market last month, The West Bean was revealed to be the company chosen to represent San Diego coffee in the ...

August 12, 2015
One local is especially pumped for this weekend’s surf contest in O.B.

The Revolt Summer Surf Series heads into Ocean Beach this Saturday. It combines surf competition with music and beach activities in a festival setting. Ocean Beach Pier will be the second stop in the four-stop ...

Cardiac Kid Jim Ryan remembers when...

When it comes to pioneers of the local punk scene, only a few still manage to engage, some 30-plus years later. For my money, the city’s most evergreen purveyors have been the Injections, the Zeros, ...

August 12, 2015
The King has his being always and eternally

When, at a propitious moment, the door suddenly opened, there stepped out a noble Chamberlain, one of the courtiers of the Supreme Majesty. He looked them over and saw that out of thousands, only these ...

Not the highest peak but maybe the best view

Enjoy a 360-degree view of the San Diego River canyon and its surrounding peaks.

Mrs. Mess's nightmare

Punk-rock veteran Cliff Cunningham takes some credit for talking Some Kind of Nightmare into a life on the road. “It was sometime in 2010 and I had just played with them at the Pier View ...

August 12, 2015
Fresh takes on ice cream sandwiches

Summer has the Kellys exploring the boom in gourmet ice cream sandwiches. “We are baking cookies all day long, so that we can serve you the absolutely freshest, warmest cookie for your custom ice cream ...

August 12, 2015
The Gift keeps on giving

No need to ask the delivery man from whence the square turquoise package hailed. The wrapping paper was identical to that of a similar-sized box of goodies found resting on every reclining seat at the ...

August 12, 2015
Liquid Blue covers the Earth

While most bands these days have trouble getting out an album every few years, Ocean Beach–based Liquid Blue is in the midst of a series of albums that will see a different-themed release each month ...

August 12, 2015
Are dedicated followers of fashion the best or the worst?

Dear Hipster: Would you please explain the difference between a hipster and a “Dedicated Follower of Fashion?” — Puzzled, David Fifty years and a tattoo sleeve. Hey-oooo! Next! See what I did there? That was ...

August 12, 2015
Bob White strikes it rich

California Strategies and Advocacy, founded by Bob White, the nattily attired top aide to Pete Wilson during the latter’s rise from San Diego Assemblyman to mayor of the city and then on to the United ...

August 12, 2015
Freak flag

“I think there’s this fear about it,” David said. “I mean, when I decided to shave my head — that took years of building up courage. Which is ridiculous, because it would have grown back in a matter of weeks.”

August 12, 2015
Talking Krampus with David Koechner

Actor and stand-up funnyman David Koechner was in town last weekend and took a moment to chat with me about his upcoming film work and some other stuff. Always a pleasure. Matthew Lickona: Last time ...

August 12, 2015
Echo Park Social Club breaks through with an Aloha song

Radio doesn’t have the make-or-break power it held from the 1950s until MP3s arrived in the late ’90s. Still, nothing jumpstarts a career like a Top 40 hit. But in order to get on the ...

August 12, 2015
Black’s Beach during flash flood

July 19 started out warm and pleasant at Black’s Beach. Around 1 p.m., an intense squall poured rain on the area and destabilized the trails, especially the Box Canyon and Goat Trails as several beach-goers ...

August 12, 2015
Local woman aids women warriors battling ISIS

San Diego attorney Jacqueline Isaac, 29, is a woman on a mission — several missions — not least among them hauling fresh, non-weaponry supplies through war zones to Kurdish female fighting units in Iraq. “We’ve ...

August 12, 2015
Disabled? You’re hired. Not disabled? Pretend you are.

“Do you have a disability?” That’s what would-be stevedores applying for a job at Pride Industries are asked. The private company maintains a contract with the federal government’s Ability One to load Navy ships with ...

August 12, 2015
Bipolar blogger shares the positive side

Post Title: Appreciation for Mental Health Systems Post Date: July 22, 2015 This summer, I enrolled in a computer class, which lasted six weeks and was held every Thursday. I attended every session, and in ...

August 12, 2015
Kevin and Tony’s business model

Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer has picked up yet another contribution to his One San Diego non-profit corporation from a well-heeled donor with business at city hall. In a July 28 filing with the city clerk’s ...

August 12, 2015
The dialogue continues

Causing a Commotion I have some concerns about the cover article that was published this week (August 6), “Doula Dilemma at Mary Birch.” It’s about Sharp Mary Birch’s doula program, which I am a part ...

August 12, 2015
Tiki Oasis and Berserktown

Thursday 13Sounds like the Flintstones meet the Jetsons at this year’s Tiki Oasis, as the annual cocktail-nation confab promises to premodernize “Tomorrowland” style. “We here at Tiki Oasis will take you on warp speed from ...

August 12, 2015
Screaming Females, Parliament Funkadelic, Metz

Sunday 16Straight outta Berserktown: art-punk Canada band Fucked Up will be missing the Royal Trux set at the Observatory Sunday night because they’ll be playing Casbah. The post-core six-piece is touring in support of Glass ...

August 12, 2015
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