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Preaching to the choir

The bar is too low for choral vocal work in classical music

Warning: This article is critical of some current choral practices. If you’re a singer in a choir, you’ve been warned. Let’s talk about this explosive “k” at the top of every mass. The opening text ...

Kilts, capes, Viking helmets, plus beer

Homebrewers convention drew some nerds last week — what of it?

The population of beer enthusiasts in San Diego rose by 2700 for a week in June. The 37th annual National Homebrewers Conference took place in Mission Valley's Town & Country convention center. The actual event ...

Broadway style will bring a smile

Moonlight's All Shook Up stands firm despite shaky foundation

Moonlight’s latest effort, a new musical comedy about a guitar-playing, hip-swiveling roustabout, makes the stage come alive with songs that Elvis Presley made famous. Conceived by Joe DiPietro, the man partially responsible for the musical ...

Energy-hog plug by SDG&E

But letter from CEO to commission doesn't mention bonus pay

On June 1, Jeff Martin, chief executive officer of San Diego Gas & Electric, wrote to Michael Picker, the new president of the California Public Utilities Commission. Martin was plugging the plan of SDG&E to ...

How the churchgoer preyed...

Dennis Long had the confidence of over a dozen people

A superior court judge sentenced admitted fraudster Dennis Eugene Long to 12 years in state prison during a hearing on Friday, June 12. Sixty-five-year-old Long read a “statement of apology” before he heard the judge ...

Reel Kids series offers big-screen fun at rock-bottom prices

There’s a good chance your children have never left the house to visit the Emerald City

Looking for a low cost way to engage the kids and beat the summer heat? Reading Cinema’s Reel Kids Summer Movie Festival may be the ticket. Starting June 17 and continuing for nine weeks, Reading’s ...

County worker felonies unreported by D.A.

Dumanis “special ops” office vows change after audit exposes disclosure gaps

San Diego, known for its mayoral miscreants, also has a goodly number of felonious bad apples further down in the barrel of public servants. And until a recent audit exposed the problem, repeated failures by ...

Casino biz is no cash cow

Company based in San Diego, incorporated offshore, in debt

Casino operator Thunderbird Resorts is a bit of an odd duck: it is based in San Diego but incorporated in the offshore tax and secrecy haven of the British Virgin Islands. The company gets more ...

Pop-up dinner time with Dinner Lab

Foodies geek out together

I haven’t watched it in a while, but I used to love the show Top Chef for the occasional insight it offered into the minds of creative chefs. The drawback was having to sit on ...

No boat, no problems...or so they thought

Undocumented Mexicans caught swimming across border

Customs and Border Patrol officials apprehended three men early Monday morning (June 15) after they attempted an ocean swim across the border. According to a release, the trio was observed shortly after midnight paddling north ...

Wahoo on the chew

Chubasco 2 Sportfishing hosted 51 anglers aboard 3 boats and reported 61 yellowtail, 248 rockfish, 1 sand bass and 1 barracuda caught. 3 anglers aboard 1 boat out of Dana Landing put 5 yellowfin tuna ...

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