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San Diego home price soar, salaries lag

The median price for a single-family home in San Diego County at the end of 2016’s first quarter, according to the California Association of Realtors, stood at just over $554,000. Assuming you’ve got access to ...

October 19, 2016
Declaration of prayer and fasting

The Congress…Desirous…to have people of all ranks and degrees duly impressed with a solemn sense of God’s superintending providence, and of their duty, devoutly to rely… on his aid and direction…do earnestly recommend Friday, the ...

Ms. Moz

Ceci Bastida fronted ska-punk band Tijuana No, considered by many to be Tijuana’s most successful band. Between 1989 and 2000 Tijuana No toured the U.S. and Mexico and released three albums, spearheading Tijuana’s thriving ska ...

October 19, 2016
Book booze

The old downtown public library was notorious for hosting legions of homeless inebriates haunting the stacks. Now the city is looking for a vendor who can purvey the hard stuff to higher-dollar crowds. “From a ...

Brian Jenkins answers the camera's call

“I think I’m done with music. I’ve taken it as far as I can.” Riot House Records label owner and bassist/guitarist Brian Jenkins has joined the growing list of hometown musicians-turned-filmmakers with the release of ...

October 19, 2016
This poet loves all beauteous things

The North Wind in October In the golden glade the chestnuts are fallen all; From the sered boughs of the oak the acorns fall: The beech scatters her ruddy fire; The lime hath stripped to ...

October 19, 2016
Meet the sake master

Am I seeing things? Like, I notice a gal at the entrance of a crowded eatery, speaking Japanese, and giving elaborate bowing farewells to two customers. We’re near 13th and Market. A sign says “BeShock ...

October 19, 2016
Election law brawl

San Diego Republicans are facing off against liberal billionaire George Soros in an improbable big-money brawl about whether the city should change its election laws. The way it is now, candidates for city office who ...

October 19, 2016
King Hedley II graces the stage at Cygnet

Theater critic Jeremy Gerard said August Wilson “writes plays not for Broadway, but which Broadway simply must have — even if it means getting them last.” Those expecting prepackaged emotions and a tidy take-home message ...

October 19, 2016
The Bulbs: high-watt rock

Anytime the Bulbs rehearse or play a show, border crossings are involved. Two of the Bulbs live in the U.S. The other two live in Tijuana. “I guess you could say we are a bi-national ...

October 19, 2016
Rare oak dots the hike to Eagle Peak

The Eagle Peak Preserve, located about 4.5 miles north of Eagle Peak, is a conservation area managed by the San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF) that has breathtaking views of the San Diego River Gorge. ...

October 19, 2016
Jennifer Connelly discusses Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut

Matthew Lickona: When Dawn is in the depths of her sadness and misery, she tells the Swede that she should have married one of the nice Holy Cross boys she knew when she was young. ...

October 19, 2016
Mark Dresser keeps on steppin'

“So I’m glad there is a buzz and it’s not accidental” says bassist Mark Dresser, on a Skype call from his office at UC San Diego. We’re discussing the pre-album promotion for his disc due ...

October 19, 2016
Children of the corn maze

The largest corn maze in Southern California is in Temecula. The Big Horse Corn Maze (951-389-4621) covers a whopping 11 acres and takes one to two hours to navigate at an easy pace (45 minutes ...

October 19, 2016
Tasmanian devil

My first thought upon seeing the images of the wave at Pedra Branca (“White Rock” in Portuguese) was of a Hollywood tsunami. It had to be a certain death for any human other than Snake ...

John Brizzolara passes away

John Brizzolara, a Reader writer from 1989 to 2013, died in his sleep at Father Joe’s Villages on October 11. He was 65. Brizzolara wrote about his struggles with alcoholism and other ailments to which ...

October 19, 2016
The biggest kit in the world

Drummer Terry Bozzio’s survived playing with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, and a slew of prog-rock lineups. He brings a concert-length solo performance on “the world’s largest tuned drum and percussion” set to Dizzy’s on October ...

October 19, 2016
Hipster Halloween costume rundown

Dear Hipster: Any good ideas for Halloween costumes? — Micaela My fave, the pop-culturally appropriate Hipster Halloween Costume Rundown. This year, the easy choice is scary clowns. I’m not sure if the whole “clown attack” ...

October 19, 2016
Kelly Reichardt on the minds of Mary Tyler Moore and Kristen Stewart

Seconds after the email offering an interview with Kelly Reichardt crossed my desk, a reply in the affirmative was sent. Hopefully I made the best of our brief time together. Scott Marks: Can you give ...

October 19, 2016
Mark McGwire admitted using drugs but still has a chance for Hall of Fame

The dictionary defines “sportsmanship” as “fair play; respect for opponents; polite behavior by someone who is competing in a sport.” That definition is woefully out of date. Now the definition of “sportsmanship” is “egregious greed; ...

October 19, 2016
Already lost

Trump Card at The La Jolla Playhouse is a monologue show by Mike Daisey. It is, as one might guess, about Donald Trump. I saw the show on Friday, October 7, two days before it ...

October 19, 2016
Holy Sons is about facing your personal reality

Are we all not musical descendants of the Beatles? Or, have too many spins of Abbey Road left an indelible impression on one’s ability to hear music in any other way? There’s a distinctive Fab ...

October 19, 2016
Kris Michell offers “year-round vibrancy”

As questions continue about why San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer has endorsed a hike in the city’s hotel tax to pay for a new $1.8 billion Chargers downtown stadium and meeting venue, the controversy has ...

October 19, 2016
Mission Valley is no Napa Valley

Trying to Become Tierrasanta Perhaps this article should have had the following title: “When They Provide Freeway Access to Your Giant Development.” Five-thousand new homes being built and the 10-15,000 residents don’t want better access? ...

October 19, 2016
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