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Squid lids: lifeguards in winter

Foolish things we do keep lifeguards employed.

Tanned bodies, shimmering sand, and a touch of glamour. That’s the life of the lifeguard, right? But as I stand in the lifeguard tower just south of Casa Beach in La Jolla, the images of ...

Happy Ron Hill's happy hips

San Diego singer/songwriter finds new life with a new hip

“I’ve lived most of my life with extreme tension and pain in my body due to the lack of a hip socket on my left side,” says singer-songwriter Happy Ron Hill. “Sitting up would make ...

Issa sues Applegate

Accused of misrepresenting New York Times article in campaign ad

Congressman Darrell Issa, who represents portions of northern San Diego County, has filed a defamation lawsuit against his opponent, democratic challenger Doug Applegate. Issa filed the suit on November 7, one day before he narrowly ...

Fill up on tamed-tiger kung pao at Imperial Express

“True kung pao should have only ‘facing heaven’ chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorns.”

"Midnight, dude.” This guy and I just happen to fall in step walking away from Father Joe’s, into the dusk of Imperial Avenue. “Midnight?” “Everybody’s waiting for midnight. Look around you,” he says. “There’s a ...

Embrace the vegetables of November

National holiday, local produce

The Thanksgiving holiday was specifically built around the harvest of local produce, so perhaps mmore than any other month it makes sense to embrace San Diego grown vegetables in November. Make that herbs and vegetables. ...

Sempra picks up the tab all over town

Energy foodies

Assemblyman Ben Hueso sat down to talk with representatives of San Diego–based Sempra Energy at Chula Vista’s Country Waffles on September 8, according to the company’s recent third quarter lobbying report. His tab was $13.89. ...

Hipsters love typography

What is the point of all those fonts that nobody ever uses?

Dear Hipster: Why does Microsoft Word come with so many fonts that nobody ever uses? — Syd It’s not that nobody ever uses them, it’s that 99 percent of the available fonts in your word-processing ...

Dizzy's is a state of mind

Jazz venue, uprooted again, finds temporary digs

“I’ve been here four and a half years,” says Chuck Perrin, the one-man operation behind Dizzy’s, currently located on Mission Bay Drive at the San Diego Jet Ski Rental. “The building has been sold. I ...

Verdi’s your daddy

Had the show been about three female friends it would have been brilliant.

I found myself perplexed by the way the characters analyzed every single nuance of their interactions in Interepid Theatre’s ART [run ended November 6]. As a straight white male — as are all three characters ...

Hosp Grove Park's east and west trails

An oasis in the heart of the city that many drive by daily never realizing it’s there

The dominant feature of Hosp Grove is the eucalyptus trees that were originally planted by F.P. Hosp in 1908. Believing that the fast-growing drought-tolerant Australian trees would be a great investment, he established the Hosp ...

Twenty-four-string stew

Only four guitars will do for the big rock that is Diarrhea Planet

If one were to travel back to when AOR guitar-rock ruled the charts, they would have a difficult time tracking down a band that featured four guitarists. Welcome to the 24-string world known as Diarrhea ...

Bad behavior leads you to become a hungry ghost

Bill Helm, director of Taosist Sanctuary, takes questions

Taoist Sanctuary of San Diego Membership: 75-100 Director: Bill Helm Age: 66 Born: Tucson, AZ Formation: Taoist formal training with John Davidson, Share K Lew and Khiegh Alex Dhegh Years ordained (Lawshr): 40 San Diego ...

A $13 million piece of Bird Rock

"Always have your camera ready!"

Beds: 5 Baths: 6 Current owner: Grossman family List price: $12,000,800 “Escape to your own private sanctuary and fill your senses with sights, sounds and the serenity of this amazing rare La Jolla custom oceanfront ...

The goatee and affinity for local beers don’t tell the story

A sliding scale of hipsterness

Dear Hipster: Sadly, I must inform you that shrimp are crustaceans, not molluscs as you stated. I’m certain I’m not the only amateur marine biologist giving you crap about this. I enjoy your column, though. ...

Vintage vinyl victory

Beat Box Records in Barrio Logan turns two

Access Hip Hop in P.B. and Beat Box Records serve the hip-hop community from different angles. Access sells new hip-hop albums by current artists. Beat Box sells the 40- and 50-year-old soul, jazz, and funk ...

Ways to have fun and honor veterans this week

San Diego's best events: November 10-17

Thursday | 10 The Sklar Brothers The duo premiered a one-hour stand-up special on Netflix in 2014 called What Are We Talking About with material from their album Hendersons and Daughters, which the Onion A.V. ...

The tale of Fastball John

Former Saint Augustine and Padres hurler remembers when...

In the spring of 1970, former baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Carl Hubbell came to Patrick Henry High School for a baseball game between the home team and Saint Augustine’s High. As a representative from ...

Elektric Voodoo's sonic hoodoo

Guitarist Scott Tournet of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals has a new San Diego band

It wasn’t long ago that a fellow musician and I were having coffee near Cowles Mountain and trying to figure out Scott Tournet’s new project. We’d both listened to his new album with his new ...

In response...

Content that incited letters to the editor

Consider the Dark Side Regarding Don Bauder’s article on Joan and Ray Kroc — Another good synopsis by Don Bauder, considering the massive slaughter and consumption of creatures enabled by McDonald’s, it is truly a ...

Irwin Jacobs' 50-year-old son, Jeff, pops question to 29-year-old La Jolla fashionista

Cellular chip set wedding

Word from city hall has it that Democratic billionaire Irwin Jacobs’s deal to bulldoze a new road through Balboa Park to a big automated parking garage he favors is exceeding cost estimates, requiring taxpayers to ...

Dictators, a coupla hip-hop hits, and Colleen Green

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this week

Sunday 13Known in 1974 New York City as the Dictators, the proto-punk band is “the connective tissue between the eras of the MC5, Stooges, NY Dolls, and the punk explosion of the mid to late ...

A guitar Planet, a Gloomy Place, Posies, and Om

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 10Japan post-rock bands Lite and Mouse on the Keys (which sounds like an iffy translation but is actually a nod to composer Zez Confrey’s “Kitten on the Keys”) will set up at Soda Bar ...

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