Content for Friday, June 10, 2016

News & Stories

Robert Cenedella of Art Bastard comes to the Angelika

Subject of new documentary at a Q&A Sunday, June 19

He’s one of the sweetest, funniest “bastards,” art or otherwise, you’ll ever want to meet. And here’s your chance to do just that. Robert Cenedella, artist, social satirist, and subject of Victor Kanefsky’s moving and ...

County fined for concrete removal

"They said they took it out because it wasn't working.”

San Diego County may have dodged a $2.9 million bullet Tuesday (May 31) when it agreed to pay a $25,000 fine and construct three replacement projects for the 118,000 square feet of porous pavement — ...

Impossible Kid worth the wait

Aesop Rock's latest parallels an old-school rap record

The Impossible Kid hits harder than any other Aesop Rock record. The rapper adds to his vocabulary palate with the usual flow of intelligent well-executed rhymes, blowing any mainstream rapper out of the water. None ...

Money makes the Issa go around

Chargers-backing GOP house member turns to old friends for fresh cash

With North County Republican congressman Darrell Issa facing a tight reelection race in the fall, Washington special interests are expected to ante-up major cash for his Darrell Issa Victory Fund 2016. So far this election ...

Condo dwellers put the kibosh on smoked meat

Mike's BBQ shuts down rather than face costly penalties

Not long after Mike’s BBQ opened their second location at 3055 Clairemont Drive, residents in the condos next door started complaining about the smoky smell. The first complaint was lodged on July 5, 2015. According ...

Dark Horse, Puerto Ricans in Paris, Warcraft, The Conjuring 2, and more

New movies opening this week

Vanity Fair film critic Richard Lawson did not like the based-on-a-video-game fantasy pic Warcraft. I know this because of the headline: “Game Turned Movie Warcraft Fails on Every Single Level.” But his review is actually ...

Turmoil in parking-enforcement department

Longtime employee says new boss disregarded medical condition

A San Diego parking-enforcement officer is suing the City of San Diego for discrimination and harassment for refusing to follow his supervisor's request to issue a higher number of parking tickets on a daily basis. ...

El Cajon Blvd. facelift exposes intricate brickwork

O'Connor's Church Goods building façade hid c. 1908 beauty

A work crew recently tearing the stucco face off the old O'Connor's Church Goods building on El Cajon Boulevard uncovered an intricate red brick face that one planning group member said "may be the prettiest ...

Wood beach fires come to an end

Nails and leftover coals prompt state to institute new rule

Effective last week, the California State Park beaches at Carlsbad, Ponto, and Cardiff by the Sea outlawed wood fires on the sand. Banners advising of the new regulation have been posted on most lifeguard towers ...

Switchfoot — a perfect kickoff to summer

Alt-rockers highlight opening night at the Fair

San Diego natives Switchfoot made a triumphant return to the main stage at the San Diego County Fair. Opening night saw the band in fine form as they delivered a tight set of favorites and ...