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At 18 months old, he was one of the youngest people with type 1 diabetes in San Diego County

"My son didn't develop this because we gave him Twinkies and Coke."

January 14, 2015
Without freedom the soul dies

Freedom is a need of the soul, and nothing else. It is in striving toward God that the soul strives continually after a condition of freedom. God alone is the inciter and guarantor of freedom. ...

Sports under duress

Playing a sport under duress changes the experience. The amount of change depends on the type and intensity of duress. Starting from the low end of the scale: the Duress of Indecision. A friend calls ...

January 14, 2015
Common denominator

Halloween 2013 was a good day for Oscar Carrion and Andre Flores. That’s the day the duo, who make up the band Citrus, finally scared up a vocalist after ten years of playing together. “We’ve ...

January 14, 2015
But the spirit of 76 lives on

An unsightly, out-of-business 76 gas station on Carlsbad’s Tamarack Drive/I-5 exit was demolished last week. The final demolition, removal of the 40-foot-high sign with the orange 76-ball logo, was taken down on January 11. The ...

January 14, 2015
Craigslist-core

The core of post-hardcore screamo/metal band Weight of the Sun was powered and created by Craigslist. The group, formerly known as Chanauk, not only found their lead singer, David Martin, by posting an ad on ...

January 14, 2015
Ms. Cole’s defense

A legal-defense fund benefiting Democratic city councilwoman Myrtle Cole was in the hole $42,159 at the end of September, according to a disclosure statement filed by the committee on December 19. The account was set ...

January 14, 2015
One for the hate file

Dear Hipster: I think I found a loophole in your hipsters don’t ski hypothesis. I went to Mammoth for a ski trip, and I totally saw a hipster there...snowboarding! Hipsters may not ski, but they ...

January 14, 2015
Beanvasion

Order coffee in a San Diego café or restaurant, odds are you will be drinking local coffee. In a survey of 60 local businesses, I found about two-thirds of them buy beans from local roasters, ...

January 14, 2015
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad are a pair of ringers

The lobby of the Hard Rock Hotel was packed with press eager and curious to spend 15 minutes in the service of Kevin Hart, Josh Gad, and their new R-rated comedy The Wedding Ringer. The ...

January 14, 2015
Gold Rush–era gluttony in Little Italy

“This used to be a brothel upstairs and liquor place down here.”

Tower of Power has new music coming

Forty-six years. “Actually, 46 and a half,” Doc Kupka says by phone from New York. He’s the baritone sax player and cofounder of soul band Tower of Power, which started in Oakland, California. I wonder ...

January 14, 2015
Soon, frogs will be serenading in Cottonwood Creek

Cottonwood Creek Falls offers a restful setting in a deep East County canyon.

Koudelka was into enormity

An enormous crowd pushes against an advancing tank, as if to deny its force.

January 14, 2015
Resurrection buzz

Could 2015 be the year that Street Scene (or something like it) comes back to life? The resurrection buzz comes with the arrival of the Kaaboo Festival September 18–20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The ...

January 14, 2015
Caught between a hug and a hard place

Some people don’t need a hug.

January 14, 2015
Interview with American Sniper actor (and San Diegan!) Ben Reed

Matthew Lickona: In the film, you play Wayne Kyle, father to the deadliest sniper in American history. Ben Reed: It was a great opportunity for me because it kind of sets the tone for who ...

January 14, 2015
Bitch

Now, when he and I meet, after all these years, I say to the bitch inside me, don’t start growling. He isn’t a trespasser anymore, Just an old acquaintance tipping his hat. My voice says, ...

January 14, 2015
Don’t let your kid grow up fat

“We made butternut squash mac ’n’ cheese, with squash substituting for cream. The kids were blown away.”

January 14, 2015
Hirshman’s hustle

San Diego State University has lately seen its share of sexual violence on campus, but the school’s ambitious fundraising efforts, closely supervised by president Elliot Hirshman, appear to remain unaffected. Hirshman’s $400,000-plus yearly pay has ...

January 14, 2015
Own Halloween (and some Danzig fans)

Dear Hipster: I’m reading a book about a race of robots that live on another planet, and they have technology that can print an impermanent copy of anything that exists. The copies fade away, but ...

January 14, 2015
New sewer lines or new stadium fro San Diego? Your choice.

All recognize the infrastructure is ailing. Still, a subsidized stadium for a billionaire family may well prevail.

January 14, 2015
Did he say free beer?

Like cable and cell-phone providers, promoters increasingly turn to “bundling” to attract a wide selection of customers. Events like the Exchange series offer a variety-show format that mixes music, spoken word, comedy, foodie fare, and ...

January 14, 2015
From you to us

Letter from the City Attorney’s Office Readers of your December 25 cover story “Taxi Driver” were shortchanged of information about the case, and so may not understand why the City Attorney’s Office decided to dismiss ...

January 14, 2015
Whale-watching weekend

Each winter, 20,000 Pacific gray whales pass by the California coast after spending the summer feeding in the food-rich waters of the Arctic. The grays swim south along the coast to the lagoons of Baja ...

January 14, 2015
The black woman’s fall from grace

The cornerstone of our humanity is the black woman.

January 14, 2015
The come-up man and the mariachi punk band

Sunday 18From Philadelphia, the alt-hop and “blues slop” band G Love & Special Sauce will pour it all over House of Blues after their Brushfire labelmate, the Huntington Beach–based singer/songwriter Matt Costa. G Love’s got ...

January 14, 2015
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, still

Thursday 15You will croak, you little clown, when you mess with President Brown! Funny how things come around. Where were you the first time you heard “California Über Alles”? Let’s share. I was sitting in ...

January 14, 2015
Trade squid for seabass

The Premier 1/2 Day AM run with 27 Anglers aboard reported 2 Lingcod, 18 Ocean Whitefish, 60 Sanddab, 1 California Scorpionfish and175 Rockfish 27 Anglers aboard the New Seaforth 1/2 Day AM run caught 31 ...

January 14, 2015
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