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Meet the Filthy Rich Spanos Clan

How rich are members of the Spanos family, the NFL owners asking San Diego city voters to hike the tax on hotel visits and hand it over to subsidize a $1.8 billion professional football and ...

September 28, 2016
Ella Wheeler Wilcox on smoking, love, and autumn

Smoke Last summer, lazing by the sea, I met a most entrancing creature, Her black eyes quite bewildered me — She had a Spanish cast of feature. She often smoked a cigarette, And did it ...

September 28, 2016
Fall record releases from San Diego bands

Punk rockers Just In Case will release Prior Knowledge via Rdub Recordings on September 27, with a single for “Profiles” now available. The debut self-titled full-length from Oceanside prog-reggae quintet Fluid Foundation premieres October 8 ...

September 28, 2016
At last, a cold-brew coffee with zing and no sting

My kids love visiting Starbucks for their cold-coffee sweet treats, but I’ve found myself preferring the bitter side of things as I get older. When a friend praised local roaster Dark Horse Coffee’s cold brew, ...

September 28, 2016
Steph circus

“It’s a record I would listen to,” says musician Steph Johnson, speaking of her new album, Music is Art, adding, “Sometimes you make an album and you’re, like, ‘Okay, cool,’ but you don’t want to ...

September 28, 2016
Big on jork

The Eight Immortals are Crossing the Seas. They float by, riding paper mules, lotus flowers, flower baskets, aboard feather fans, storks, even a discarded crutch. People love the Eight Immortals. They represent prosperity and long ...

September 28, 2016
SDSU’s digital humans

San Diego State University may be more noted for sports than the humanities, but school higher-ups are currently looking to hire what they call a Digital Humanist. Not a robot, but “a humanities scholar who ...

September 28, 2016
Police killing of Alfred Olango protested

Protests continued Wednesday morning (September 28) outside the El Cajon Police Department, after officers shot and killed an unarmed black man they say was "not only endangering himself, but motorists." On Tuesday afternoon, Alfred Olango's ...

September 28, 2016
Leave the fear behind, dare to love

They do say there are only two or three sermons, of course, other than “send money.”

September 28, 2016
Quartyard concept

Good news: you get a 30,000-square-foot lot of prime downtown real estate to hold events. Bad news: the East Village property is so in demand that plans are afoot to plop a highrise on the ...

Bug season

This October first, a lot of divers and boaters will enter the ocean in the dark during the first hours of the month with one thing in mind: lobster. When you hear “lobster,” most think ...

September 28, 2016
Tuna casserole made funny in Manifest Destinitis

San Diego sees many world premieres in various stages of readiness. The San Diego Rep’s opening night for Manifest Destinitis didn’t feel new at all. To a person the cast and designers performed as if ...

September 28, 2016
Listen for the “wacka-wacka” in Live Oak Park

Live Oak County Park is one of the area’s oldest parks where Fallbrook is said to have begun. It is a sprawling 27-acre tract in the middle of an old-growth grove of coast live oaks, ...

September 28, 2016
Fifty years of Kurt Russell puts him in Deepwater

From Disney to Elvis(es) to Plissken and now Jimmy Harrell in Deepwater Horizon, opening Friday at a multiplex near you, those of a certain age would be hard-pressed to recall a period when they didn’t ...

September 28, 2016
In Cousteau’s slipstream

Commercial fishing boats near Scripps Pier must stay out of the adjoining areas, but La Jolla visitors might have noticed a ship recently prowling around the underwater reserve: the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul. During the ...

September 28, 2016
It’s a dubious privilege to be a hipster

Dear Hipster: As one of my friends recently noted on Facebook, “Part of being a Hipster is pretending you aren’t a Hipster, and in fact insisting you don’t like Hipsters. But, what science is still ...

September 28, 2016
Not just a home — a soaring tour de force

Beds: 4 | Baths: 4 | Current Owner: Robert Wright | List Price: $5,900,000 The Harbor Club condominium complex, comprising two towers at the foot of Harbor Drive across from the convention center and blocks ...

September 28, 2016
Y’all are rude

I still get all red-faced and flummoxed when I think back to the first time I ever made the mistake of holding the door open for someone in San Diego. I cannot for the life ...

September 28, 2016
Cosmonauts launch A-Ok!

As a recording unit, Cosmonauts are so tied in to pop culture’s past that they sound like many eras and genres all at once. The dudes can shift around from jam-band stuff not unlike demos ...

September 28, 2016
Steve Martin has no point

Why do we say what we say? It’s not always a clear choice. Sometimes we just say stuff. Where do the words come from? Who’s in there calling the shots? It could be a single ...

September 28, 2016
Cyndi always sang

Cyndi Lauper’s sung R&B, electronica, classics, obscurities, and picked up a Grammy and a Tony for writing the Kinky Boots musical. She brings her new country album, Detour, to Humphreys by the Bay October 3 ...

September 28, 2016
Spectator sports walloping the arts except in San Diego

There is a battle in our society: jockstraps versus aesthetes; violence versus violins. The struggle is between lovers of sports and lovers of the arts. Sorry to say, but nationwide, sports are winning big over ...

September 28, 2016
Chick bait and the big-money merry-go-round

Yet another turn of the San Diego City Council staff’s rapidly revolving high-dollar door has landed former Chris Cate aide Julianna Chick in the offices of California Strategies, the influential lobbying and government affairs outfit ...

September 28, 2016
Bunnymen, Cosmonauts, Shonen Knife, and Sia!

Sunday 2Formed in Liverpool in 1978 by singer/guitarist Ian McCulloch and guitarist/programmer Will Sergeant, Echo & the Bunnymen list toward the darker end of the new-wave spectrum. Their signature track, “Killing Moon,” off of 1984’s ...

September 28, 2016
Cosmos, Okkervil, El Ten Eleven

Thursday 29Actors Phoebe Cates and Kevin Kline made a baby, Greta Kline, aka Ingrid Superstar, aka Frankie Cosmos, a talented singer/songwriter of the NYC anti-folk variety. Lyrically charmingly verbose but musically concise, Cosmos writes poetry ...

September 28, 2016
This week's mailbag

Beach Butts I saw your article about beach cleanups, and that the biggest culprit was cigarette butts in the sand. That’s nothing. I lived in Kona for 20 years. The beaches are filled with thousands ...

September 28, 2016
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