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Albatross Street in Hillcrest loses its canyon

A developer’s plan to build on a canyon property in Hillcrest sparked an ever-escalating two-year dispute with the project’s immediate neighbors. As the differences have become more contentious, one or the other side has appealed ...

August 30, 2017
Hot wax and new ones and zeros

Bastille Day, the new full-length from instrumental-experimental dream-jazz trio Gunther’s Grass, debuts September 8 at Teros Gallery. “In the past ten years, we’ve only performed two or three times,” says Marcelo Radulovich. “I’ll be droning ...

August 30, 2017
Kissed Alive drummer well after heart attack

For the past seven years, veteran local drummer Jason Lee has played in the Kiss tribute band Kissed Alive. “My first heart attack happened when I was in Target six years ago. I started having ...

August 30, 2017
Trump stalking

Economist Peter Navarro, the onetime perennial San Diego candidate for office who is now one of Donald Trump’s top trade advisors, has his own way of influencing policy, according to Politico. “Navarro has earned a ...

August 30, 2017
Sycamore Den's bartender apologizes profusely

The Stalk Market is Sycamore Den’s newest cocktail, and according to Sycamore bartender Jesse Ross, this liquor-based commodity’s success stems from a portfolio of ingredients — including acid phosphate, the same ingredient soda jerks used ...

August 30, 2017
Local boy Dylan Moran makes good, and also makes a movie, Get Big

If last year’s The Edge of Seventeen felt like the kids of today as portrayed by a (smart, sensitive) grown-up, this year’s Get Big is very much the kids of today as portrayed by the ...

August 30, 2017
Misses moon shadow but not french toast

This happened on the morning of the eclipse. I’m speed-walking down Palm Avenue, trying to get to the I.B. pier in time to catch the big event, and maybe some brekky out there at the ...

August 30, 2017
Spooky Cigarette's infectious intersection

Spooky Cigarette has just wrapped up a full-house set at Space Bar. The show was well-attended and the audience more than enthusiastic, yet frontman Frank Mindingall gives off little more than a sense of calm ...

August 30, 2017
Another good turn at La Mesa Walmart

The wife and I like cream in our coffee. So do our kids. Trader Joe’s in La Mesa charges $3.29 for a half-pint. Walmart charges $4.14 for a full pint. I resolved to make the ...

August 30, 2017
Fall's hottest concerts

Jazzy French afrobeat duo Les Nubians is on their Up Close and Personal tour, celebrating 20 years of being one of the few French-language musical groups to score hits in America, like the R&B-flavored “Makeda,” ...

August 30, 2017
Starbucks client may be working a bold departure from mainstream nonmainstreamism

DJ: Here’s a couple of softballs for you: (1) What do you think of an apparent hipster walking past one of the hippest coffee shops in SD to visit a Starbucks? (2) Does living life ...

August 30, 2017
SDSU’s newest rainmaker

As San Diego State University and a group of loyal alumni continue to wage war against SoccerCity, the proposal by some wealthy La Jolla hedge-fund managers to convince city voters to give them control of ...

August 30, 2017
Japacha Peak — like Cuyamaca without antennas

While Cuyamaca Peak gets all the fame as being San Diego County’s second-highest peak at 6512 feet, its lesser-known neighbor to the south, Japacha Peak, sports panoramic views without antenna towers adorning the summit. This ...

August 30, 2017
Earl Thomas, back from Europe (again)

Earl Thomas, the soulful belter from Pikeville, Tennessee, who started singing the blues locally after getting kicked out of the Navy for being gay, has released 15 albums. He has recorded with the late BB ...

August 30, 2017
The subtle distinctions of a five-star rating system no longer apply

Dear Hipster: What’s the deal with adding exclamation marks to everything?! Emails! Texts! They’re everywhere! It’s like everybody is just super excited all the time! When did we start overpunctuating?! — Just an Excitable Boy ...

August 30, 2017
Border Angel supporters continue to sound off

Making America Great Again Re: “You Left Water in the Desert for Illegals?”, cover story, August 16. So who says that our fearless leader is not being (somewhat) effective? Just read the first column of ...

August 30, 2017
The Indians Who Rocked the World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, is a new documentary that celebrates the contributions Native American musicians made to popular music. The film tells the stories of artists such as Link Wray, Robbie Robertson, ...

August 30, 2017
Best events for Labor Day weekend in San Diego

Thursday | 31 Festival of Sail More than 20 tall ships and other vessels from around the world will be on display August 31 through September 4 in San Diego Bay. The Parade of Sail ...

August 30, 2017
Live just north of Bird Rock for special price: $14,888,000

“This astounding La Jolla estate exemplifies the best of modern luxury,” promise listing materials for the newly constructed blufftop home at 5910 Camino de la Costa. Located just north of Bird Rock, the luxury residence ...

August 30, 2017
No one calls Thundercat Stephen Bruner

Thundercat claims Miles Davis as an inspiration, along with jazz bassist Ron Carter and a pianist named Mary Lou Williams who was mostly active during the golden era of jazz, but you’d have to dig ...

August 30, 2017
Horton Plaza has gone to seed

On my first morning in San Diego — July 1995 — I set off walking toward downtown. I was young and I didn’t know anybody, so I went to be where people were. Once there, ...

Sleep Monster Growls Beneath the Mattress

I Go to School in America At 5 AM I stir from sleep. go to school in America. Deep bruise sky lightens into cool streaks of purple, gray. Rooster calls the sun to the horizon; ...

August 30, 2017
Judge orders Jehovah’s Witnesses to release molestation files

Did Jehovah’s Witnesses’ policies create a “pedophile’s paradise”?

August 30, 2017
Orthodox priests attracted attention in Coronado

Membership: 670 families Pastor: Father Bratso Krsic Age: 46 Born: Crnojevic, Serbia Formation: The Holy Three Hierarchs Seminary, Southern Croatia (five-year high school); St. Sava Serbian Orthodox School of Theology, Libertyville, IL; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, ...

August 30, 2017
Union-Tribune, apple of Jobs’s eye?

The carnival that is Chicago-based newspaper chain tronc’s attempt to boost plunging revenue and circulation picked up another colorful act last week with the announcement that L.A. Times publisher and editor Davan Maharaj was being ...

August 30, 2017
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