Content for Saturday, September 26, 2015

News & Stories

Go to feeling, not mere comparison

Why do opera lovers fall into the familiar trap?

After the René Barbera concert I was tempted to compare the young phenom to other singers. It’s a typical response. Yet comparing one singer to another is not a fair game. Some singers might even ...

Motorcycle mission for wounded warrior

Bikers escort Marine to new residence provided by Homes for Our Troops

The day promised to be warm as the bikers arrived at the designated staging area. Mainly older and grayer, the earlier arrivals found places in the shade on this Saturday morning. Parking their bikes (the ...

San Diego Union-Tribune wins Pulitzer for covering its own demise

Judges call "Paper Trail of Tears" series "A brilliant investigation into the death of print journalism."

From the judges' statement: "Bill Peek, the last remaining investigative journalist at the embattled San Diego Union-Tribune, obtained unprecedented levels of access into the inner machinations of a daily newspaper in decline. Through multiple transfers ...

Florent Ghys opens Fresh Sound

... and other jazz happenings around San Diego this week

Monday 28 The Fresh Sound fall series begins with a solo bass + electronics/video performance by Florent Ghys at Bread & Salt at 7:30 p.m. $15 general admission, $10 students. Wednesday 30 The Loft (911 ...

Is that ground rhino horn in your store?

And if so, why are you so happy to sell it?

Julie Peters loves the Newport Quik Stop store on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. It reminds her of a New York bodega that has everything you need in one place. Earlier this week, Peters saw ...

Searching for marlin in Tijuana

Going out of the way for Tacos de Marlin

Every Saturday morning I play a pick-up game of soccer with friends from San Diego and Tijuana. The field we play on varies each week, but it is always south of the border. When we ...

Qamea, Fiji: paradise + misadventure

For newlyweds, love lessons come by way of travel.

Nadi, Fiji, is a 10-hour direct flight from LAX. It’s ideal for travelers – especially ones who sleep soundly on planes, as I do. The flight leaves at 11:30 p.m. via Fiji Airways and arrives ...

Save-A-Lot no more

I.B. store changes name, health inspection allegedly yields no violations

Ten days after an angry public protest in front of the Save-A-Lot supermarket in south San Diego, the store has taken down its sign, leaving a big blank spot on its façade, and is changing ...