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The oldest things in San Diego

Cemetery The thing about the dead that haunts us, in addition to having lost them, is that they are here, in the ground, buried or scattered, bones or ash. Their remains are marked, heralded, and ...

August 31, 2016
Flicks that stand out among the fanny packs

The Goonies (USA, 1985, Warner Brothers) was one of the ’80s movies that I couldn’t stop watching as a kid and even now this 30-year-old cult classic has me perched on the edge of my ...

August 31, 2016
Finally ... some intellectual rigor!

“I find Haydn’s music to be too formulaic.” “Ah, but he is the father of the string quartet.” This brief exchange between Marianne and Willoughby in the Old Globe’s Sense and Sensibility sealed the deal. ...

August 31, 2016
Gil Baloy, as much a shepherd as he is a pastor

Covenant Reformed Church Membership: 40 Pastor: Gil Baloy Age: 65 Born: Subic Bay, Philippines Formation: San Diego State University, San Diego; Westminster Seminary, Escondido Years Ordained: 15 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on ...

August 31, 2016
Casey Turner puts Waves in space

Before he started working at NASA, Casey Turner played in a punk band while studying mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. “Our band was called Liquid Image because we played punk and we ...

August 31, 2016
Skip the steak; leave Garden Kitchen happy

Peppers as dinner? Never would’ve done this, except for one fact. It’s a Friday. Not a payday. Low on dough but high on peppers. I’ve just spent four bucks on “blistered red shishito peppers, in ...

August 31, 2016
Have Juan, will travel

A top staffer to border Democratic House member Juan Vargas has escaped the muggy summer heat of Washington DC with a summer getaway to the fresh breezes of San Francisco, courtesy of the Federal Home ...

August 31, 2016
Punk dreams come true

Greg Hetson cut his punk-rock teeth playing in Redd Kross and the Circle Jerks before embarking on a nearly 30-year run with Bad Religion. Hetson recalls shows at the local Jackie Robinson YMCA as being ...

August 31, 2016
Labor Day Pier Swim, since 1929

The modern version of Oceanside Pier was completed in 1987, some 99 years after the first structure jutting into the sea was erected on the spot in 1888. Through the late 1800s and early 1900s, ...

How we make connections in a disconnected world

Carla Nell Artistic director, InnerMission Productions Me, You, and Everyone We Know (USA, 2005, IFC Films) is the antithesis of an “art” film. Director Miranda July plays an artist who has a day-job as an ...

August 31, 2016
Director enjoys making his characters suffer in The Light Between Oceans

Light is hardly the word to describe the melodramatic slog that awaits viewers in writer-director Derek Cianfrance’s The Light Between Oceans. After a tour of killing Jerrys in the Great War, bachelor Tom (Oscar®-nominee Michael ...

August 31, 2016
How many does it take to run a Blonde?

“End of an era. The neon sign is up for grabs. If interested email,” @BarDynamiteSD tweeted on August 10. A couple of weeks later, the new construction dust had barely settled inside the dance club ...

Cuyamaca Rancho’s East Mesa Loop — this trail has it all

Most visitors to Cuyamaca Rancho State Park see the reservoir, hike Cuyamaca and Stonewall peaks, and visit Green Valley, but fewer set out for the East Mesa, which is strange because this area contains some ...

August 31, 2016
Seagoing action

On a gray day in May, a group of San Marcos Middle School girls and other visitors gathered in the Birch Aquarium galleria to try something that had not been done at the aquarium before: ...

Intervene on a psycho’s feud with womankind?

Dear Hipster: I’m 45 and I just went back to school! Well, graduate school, anyways. That counts, right? Personally, I’m thrilled by a return to academic life at this late juncture; but I must say, ...

August 31, 2016
Duping songumentaries

“We’ve been doing these song releases we coined ‘songumentaries,’” says Duping the Public singer/violinist Angie Walton. “We did our first release ‘Cold Sweet’ with Chris Hoffee at Chaos Recorders, and we just finished recording our ...

August 31, 2016
Love’s Labor’s Lost in the towering eucalypti of the Old Globe’s festival stage

The Old Globe’s got a charmer on its outdoor stage. Director Kathleen Marshall, scenic designer John Lee Beatty, Peter Golub’s original music, and a uniformly fine cast turn Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost into a Greenbelt ...

August 31, 2016
Honduran mahogany, Brazilian granite, Venetian plaster

Beds: 5 Baths: 5 Current Owners: Charles & Patricia Zuker List Price: $10,700,000 Welcome to what’s billed as an “extraordinary seaside Villa in Olde Del Mar,” where one can “enjoy spectacular whitewater ocean, sunset, and ...

August 31, 2016
Smart shopping for back to school

Where did the summer go? I blinked and it was suddenly August. Another blink, and August was gone too. As I shared a cocktail last night with a couple friends at Polite Provisions — I ...

August 31, 2016
Local money men Robert Snigaroff, Neil Hokanson, Ross Starr bearish on future

Where should you invest your money these days? A savings account? You will get almost nothing in interest returns. Bonds? Same problem. Stocks? They soared after the Great Recession ended in early 2009, but the ...

August 31, 2016
A lot of Grammys in the Tedeschi Trucks family

For those among you who never had the pleasure, the Tedeschi Trucks Band is about as close as you will ever come to approximating a 1970s spectacle known as the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. ...

August 31, 2016
Glide control to Torrey Pines

The 6.74-acre Torrey Pines Gliderport, a longtime hotspot for confrontations between videographer Bob Kuczewski and gliderport leaseholder Robin Marien over what Kuczewski has alleged are unsafe practices at the city-owned facility, is up for a ...

August 31, 2016
Arguments for and against pro-cycling measures

Mere Diatribe I was very disappointed in Moss Gropen’s article “Stop the Irrational Bike Bias.” Regardless of one’s views on the subject, readers would like to see balance and serious analysis. This entire article read ...

August 31, 2016
Yes Kills La Bamba

Sunday 4The tastemakers at Pitchfork sum up the garage-rock duo the Kills’ fifth release, saying, “Ash & Ice is the Kills’ first album in five years and encompasses everything they’ve done before, as well as ...

August 31, 2016
Awesomefest, TeePee revue, Flamin' freakin' Groovies

Thursday 1This year’s DIY punk-rock riot Awesomefest 10(!) kicks off on Thursday night at Soda Bar with a primer for the three nights to come. “It’s the pre-party to the main party...duh!” says the Soda ...

August 31, 2016
Like learn to be alone, expect suffering

Genesis 30:6, Rachel Gets Her Wish A man, a woman, another woman, and then the child who belongs to all three of them, come screaming and beautiful into the world… — John Darnielle The night ...

August 31, 2016
From lighthearted banter to deeply serious

Michael Caine and Lawrence Olivier in Sleuth (US/United Kingdom, 1972, Twentieth Century Fox): two of the most powerfully charismatic actors of all time engaging in psychological warfare. I remember how hard my jaw hit the ...

August 31, 2016
August 25 Sudoku Contenders

Evil Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 6. Alford Claibone, San Diego, 6. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 6. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 6. Hiroshi Miyazaki, Normal Heights, 6. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 6. Doug Woody, Escondido, 6. ...

August 31, 2016
August 25 Crossword Contenders

Evelyn Bowser, Hillcrest, 6. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 6. Joseph Ciprian, Little Italy, 6. Allan Dorfman, Del Mar, 6. Gian Ghio, Chula Vista, 6. Sue Janisch, Valley Center, 6. Elaine Marume, Oceanside, 6. Robert Mc ...

August 31, 2016
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