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San Diego beer 2016: a year in the can

San Diego is on pace to add more than 20 new breweries in 2016, for the second year in a row, and there will likely be 135 by year’s end. Ten years ago there were ...

SeaBase — all about that bass

Tom Perry hates it that the bass player gets ignored. “Usually you can’t even remember the bass player’s name. But ladies love the bass. Can you imagine...when we play it’s three times the estrogen.” Perry, ...

October 26, 2016
Get an early start on tomorrow's happiness at Krakatoa

Over at Here’s the Deal we often revel in the local nightlife, but what about you day-drinkers out there? Krakatoa is the kind of place that allows one to feel validated — nay, vindicated! — ...

October 26, 2016
Yes on K?

The Union-Tribune’s Successful Aging Expo last month featured booths for Carefree Vacations and Eyeglass World. But one sponsor raised eyebrows among some: the Hemlock Society, with tips on how to best use the state’s new ...

October 26, 2016
From Paris to the I.B. pier

This is your brain on veggies. I mean, look at it. You’d swear that’s what this was. It’s brain-shaped. It has all the wrinkles and bulges, the bike-helmet shape. Except it’s not a brain, it’s ...

October 26, 2016
No one is responsible

A couple of CVS shopping carts made a mysterious appearance at the pump house at the end of Loring Street in Pacific Beach. They showed up a couple of weeks ago, down at the bottom ...

Tonight, he is a dinosaur

Jimmy the Dinosaur For Leslie, Halloween 2014 His arms and legs flail wildly, And from his profile, laughter Billows up like so much smoke. It comes from a deep place: one that, Two years ago, ...

October 26, 2016
Vague words and catchphrases lure Millennials into buying

Dear Hipster: I enjoy reading your column. I thought of you recently whilst purchasing frozen precooked Baja shrimp at a strip-mall grocery store. The package boasted that the shrimp were “wild-caught by artisanal fishermen.” What ...

October 26, 2016
Freedom from what?

The Lion plays at the Old Globe through October 30. I saw it on Sunday, October 16. In the finest tradition of song cycles such as Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Schubert’s Winterreise, The Lion, by Benjamin ...

October 26, 2016
Noisy life along the Southern Wildlife Preserve

Until the middle of the past century, the San Diego River flowed into a large wetland that encompassed parts of San Diego Bay as well as Mission Bay. However, periodic flooding deposited large amounts of ...

October 26, 2016
Library lets in the noise

“No, this is not the sort of thing that you’d expect to hear in the library.” Laurie Bailey is the arts, music, and recreation librarian at the Central Library in East Village. She’s talking about ...

November record-release roundup

Crooked’s To the Dancing Ground EP premieres October 29 at the Whistle Stop. “This one has nine original songs and one old-time tune,” says bassist/singer Chad Pittman. “We’ll play it from front to back...our music ...

October 26, 2016
Lions and Tigers and Zombies

Friday | 28 A zombie pass gains you entry to 25 Gaslamp Halloween parties, all within crawling distance of each other, along with 15 welcome shots (bartender’s choice). Kickoff party at Fluxx Nightclub from 6 ...

October 26, 2016
Aquarius appears to direct itself

Every year around award season, a cry goes out bemoaning the lack of quality female parts in movies today. For those not allergic to subtitles or a 142-minute running time, there’s Aquarius — a gleaming, ...

October 26, 2016
Bridgepoint over troubled waters

"Bridgepoint Education will likely not exist this time next year," wrote research analyst Duane Bair in an October 23 essay for Seeking Alpha. "The same circumstances that bankrupted peers could result in the demise of ...

October 26, 2016
Sally Ride: From budget line item to Broadway Pier

Named for Sally Ride, the first American woman in space as part of the space shuttle Challenger crew and member of UCSD’s faculty, Scripps Institution of Oceanography’s new research vessel, Sally Ride, will be open ...

Marc Ford's gut-level Americana

By the time Marc Ford hits Ramona, his new album, The Vulture, will have been released. And some of the critics who had written him off before are now saying he’s making the best music ...

October 26, 2016
The unnerving man-bun craze

Dear Hipster: I need help with this man-bun craze, you know, the short hair with a little ponytail. One of my favorite performers has taken up the man-bun, and it’s on all of his album ...

October 26, 2016
Life's a risk, dog

It’s not often that you catch up with the lead singer of a punk band that’s shopping for tortoise food, but that’s just how Zac Carper rolls. He’s a character. His dad, John Carper, is ...

October 26, 2016
Warning: annual tax bill of $86,679

Beds: 6 Baths: 11 Current Owner: Edward J Wald List Price: $8,750,000 “Set behind gates on a long and private drive in Rancho Del Lago, one of Rancho Santa Fe’s most coveted addresses,” boasts listing ...

October 26, 2016
The treacherous Camino Del Sur in Black Mountain Ranch.

Traffic Engineering division plays it street-smart — no emails

Waves worth getting sick for

Name: Colton Koons Age: 22 From: Serra Mesa Occupation: Beach Lifeguard Location: Ocean Beach Jetty Colton Koons is in the parking lot at the end of Santa Monica Avenue peeling off his wetsuit and getting ...

October 26, 2016
SANDAG meets well-financed opposition

A bid by the San Diego Association of Governments, otherwise known as SANDAG, the tax-financed public agency in charge of funding everything from freeway routes to trolleys and buses here, has run into some resistance ...

October 26, 2016
Numbers jump at Santee United Methodist Church

Santee United Methodist Church Membership: 200 Pastor: Christian DeMent Age: 43 Born: La Mesa Formation: San Diego State; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont Years Ordained: 10 San Diego Reader: Why did you become a minister? ...

October 26, 2016
Haunted hotel Halloween at the Lafayette, Casbah style

Sunday 30Eighties new-wavers Psychedelic Furs play Belly Up in Solana Beach on Sunday night. The English act is still anchored by brothers Richard (singer) and Tim Butler (guitar) and still trades in their imminently dance- ...

October 26, 2016
Jacuzzi Boys, Jimmy Whispers

Thursday 27Get your recommended daily allowance of country-fried jams and greazy beats when the Distinguished Delinquents tour graces the Casbah stage Thursday night. The Delinquents be the roots-rocking country-blues trio from Nashville, Indiana, Reverend Peyton’s ...

October 26, 2016
Outcry over Civita

Just What Trump Needed Your October 20 issue really was perfect. You exposed the growing prices of homes in San Diego and how the average American wage earner can’t keep up or even contemplate purchasing ...

October 26, 2016
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