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San Diego universities botch sexual assault investigations

“Judges are starting to realize that maybe schools shouldn’t be handling these types of sexual assault cases.”

September 2, 2015
Steve 'n' Seagulls fiddle with heavy metal — literally

It seemed at first like another Internet prank: last summer, someone posted a video of a quartet of hillbillies out in the snowy woods, surrounded by farm implements and barn animals, playing on accordion, banjo, ...

September 2, 2015
Gigtown stirs the pot

Is Gigtown a heavy-handed bully or visionary new business model? Launched as an all-purpose app to connect musicians with gigs and fans to shows, some locals are recoiling at how this aggressive startup has flipped ...

September 2, 2015
Himalayan Dine Inn's herbs and lentils could start a knife fight

"My name is Bhim. The name means ‘bravery.’” Bhim’s as tall standing as I am sitting, but he’s stocky, fit-looking, and confident. He’s wearing a Nepalese-style cap, with a little replica of two crossed knives ...

Subsurfer drops in on Electric Audio

Subsurfer founder Dave Montalbano got Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Pixies, the Breeders) to record his band’s fourth album. The local singer/guitarist says he picked up the phone and called Albini at Electrical Audio, the Chicago ...

September 2, 2015
Nestor United Methodist is a nurturing center

Membership: 150 (attendance: 100) Pastor: Luis Garcia Age: 53 Born: Monterrey, Mexico Formation: State University of Nuevo Leon, Mexico; Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena Years Ordained: 14 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on ...

September 2, 2015
Your rewards are amazing views and vigorous exercise

Clevenger Canyon is part of the Coast to Crest Trail of the San Dieguito River Parkway, a 70-mile trail that will eventually connect Volcan Mountain with the ocean at Del Mar. The Clevenger Canyon North ...

September 2, 2015
B Street pier sand carvers

Among the things to do this Labor Day weekend is attend the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge. Over the four days from Friday to Monday, there will be 300 tons of sand brought in to form ...

September 2, 2015
Stop slandering the Pats, the Bolts cheat more!

Think of the San Diego Chargers and you think of a team that winds up going nowhere year after year after year. But, over the past ten years the Chargers have the fifth best record ...

September 2, 2015
Adult man versus video game

Dear Hipster: I, like many Android users, am obsessed with Fallout Shelter now that the game has made its way beyond the world of iOs. Plants vs. Zombies and Clash of Clans both held me ...

September 2, 2015
Homegrown's got a new harvester

“Yeah, Mookie and I are doing Homegrown Hour,” Josh Damigo tells the Reader over lunch at a La Mesa coffee shop. Mookie is San Diego Uptown News reporter Marc “Mookie” Kaczor. “I’ve always thought I ...

September 2, 2015
The Rep plays Violet fast and loose and the Globe plays a thin Comedy of Errors

Violet studies faces. She even sketches their features in a book. For her own, she’d like a composite: Rita Hayworth’s skin, Ingrid Bergman’s cheekbones, and Grace Kelly’s petite nose. Violet’s obsessed with facial features. When ...

Bonnie Dumanis collects for a “community crime prevention event”

As some wait for the other shoe to drop in the federal case against José Susumo Azano Matsura, the Mexican national and sometime Coronado Cays resident charged with heavy-duty campaign finance violations, one of the ...

September 2, 2015
An irreplaceable French Chateau

Beds: 7 Baths: 10 Current Owner: James Kidrick Asking Price: $11,880,000 This week, an “irreplaceable French Chateau offering every amenity you could imagine.” The 2002-built Rancho Santa Fe estate located at 6397 Clubhouse Drive, within ...

September 2, 2015
Peter Sprague's not done, but he'll take the award

“That fellow named Kevin [Hellman], who is in charge of the awards, called me about a month ago and said they’d like to do that,” says 59-year-old jazz guitarist Peter Sprague, on the phone to ...

September 2, 2015
When your location is, like, so retro

Hey Hipster: The dictionary defines “slumming” as, “to visit slums, especially from curiosity...to visit or frequent a place, group, or amusement spot considered to be low in social status.” Technically, this is what moving to ...

September 2, 2015
Three poems from Mouth & Fruit

La Jolla Boys We sit here on the pier and think That, someday, we will drink. We tip our Pepsi toward the sun It’s vintage 1981. Still too young for real fun And rich La ...

September 2, 2015
The cocktail that makes you look good

To me, the Vieux Carré is a tailored suit. It’s jazz and a good cigar. Muscular and elegant, beguiling and complex, it’s one of those cocktails that you look good ordering and you feel good ...

September 2, 2015
USD’s Frank Partnoy might scare you

Can one trust the accounting of the big banks? Take a guess.

September 2, 2015
Good answers to a difficult questions

A Low Hack There are certain fields, including the clergy, medicine, and teaching, that are not just occupations. They are marked by a sacred calling. Your cover story by Joe Deegan, who teaches a course ...

September 2, 2015
Our pension system’s investment officer jetted off to Amsterdam

San Diego city workers who are slowly saving up for post-retirement dream trips to Europe may now experience the same vicariously through the travels of their pension system’s investment officer Jamie Hamrick. According to an ...

September 2, 2015
The D list

Thursday 3Local desert-rock Donkeys clop into Casbah Thursday night. Da Donks have had a busy 2015, touring in support of their fourth record of sun-baked Cali rock, Ride the Black Wave. Ken Leighton caught up ...

September 2, 2015
...and Wheezer's bringing up the rear

Sunday 6So, yeah, Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power, is back to touring since her health scares and has sold out Belly Up Sunday night. Good on the “sadcore” sister...if you missed the tix to that, ...

September 2, 2015
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