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Feeling the burn ... of a vape-pen mishap

This week's blotter report

March 27 — 50 y/o Female ETOH at 361 Prospect. Lifeguards and Fire Responded. Lifeguards clear Fire to handle. — Burns to hand from a vape pen, at WaveHouse. 47 y/o male. Lifeguards and Fire ...

Summit City, Arizona, 1895

Rope: the Musical at Tenth Avenue Arts Center

“There are two types of stories: one where the protagonist leaves town; the other, when she arrives,” playwright/librettist Mark Sickman preps the audience. “An example of ‘leaving’ is Huckleberry Finn, while Streetcar Named Desire and ...

Modern Times plans pilot brewery in L.A.

"Pocket of radness" to feature coffee shop and vegan restaurant

September 23rd, Modern Times Beer tweeted its intention "to open a pilot brewery, restaurant, and specialty coffee shop in Los Angeles." Six months later, almost to the day, it revealed it has secured a location ...

Amy Beach is better than Chopin

Visiting the growing matriarchy in classical music

When discussing Gabriela Lena Frank I mentioned that the time has come for the matriarchal age of classical music. Women have been excluded from classical music since the beginning and it’s getting old. How extreme ...

Time's about up for California Theatre

“There is significant downtown interest and support for demolishing this blighted site."

The crumbling and leaky California Theatre building, at 1122 Fourth Avenue (at C St.), built in 1927 at a cost of $340,000, has sat vacant since 1990. SOHO (Save Our Heritage Organisation) is fighting to ...

Technicolor Munsters!

In celebration of “America’s First Family of Fright”

My first eyeballing of Munster, Go Home! came, as it did to many Mockingbird Heights mavens of a certain vintage, on the bottom half of a double-bill. The film had not performed as well as ...

Disabled man's "leering" leads to suspension at Cal State San Marcos

Autistic and with Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes is no excuse

A Cal State San Marcos student diagnosed with autism, Asperger's syndrome, and Tourette's syndrome claims the college unjustly suspended him for "leering" at a female student while in class. In the complaint, student Jason Lo ...

Traffic-signal experiment in Encinitas

“The study shows the new lights are more intuitive and lower crashes.”

Encinitas drivers are seeing a new type of traffic signal on South Vulcan Avenue, at the intersection of D Street — something not seen much in California. And some motorists have complained of dangerously making ...

Best of Brizz

Mother's death, son as roommate, Judith Moore death, alcoholism, day on Coronado beach, mementos from Dad

With the End of Humans, What Will Happen to the Gorilla? Actually it was three months ago, my mother’s death, I mean. I just found out about it on Friday. No one in my family ...

More dead Point Loma parrots

Still not enough evidence to file charges against anyone

On March 27, two near-threatened red-masked conures were found dead at All Souls' Episcopal Church on Catalina Boulevard in Point Loma. While it’s too early to tell if these are the latest parrot sniper victims, ...

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