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Rob Stone, Lemon Grove's Soulja Boy

Rob Stone twisted his neck to reveal a tattooed pair of lemons, accented with citrus blossoms and lush leaves. I had asked the 22-year-old rapper from Lemon Grove how he hopes to stay connected with ...

Un-retiring freebies

An unidentified principal administrative analyst in San Diego County’s Aging & Independent Services unit took off on an all-expense-paid junket to the Hilton Pasadena this April 25 and 26 courtesy of Washington DC’s AARP, formerly ...

July 26, 2017
"He doth not only prescribe the medicine...."

Almighty God, the great and omnipotent physician of our souls, is so passionately charitable, that he undertakes the cure himself; he visiteth in person the patient, affording him his corporeal presence in our assumed nature; ...

Forensically curated Jade Shader LP

The Jade Shader’s final album Sea Stacks and Sleestaks was released by Joyful Noise on July 1 — nine years after singer Terrin Durfey (Boilermaker) passed away in 2008 following a long battle with melanoma. ...

July 26, 2017
Named after a Prohibition rum-runner

As beverage curator for Proof, the port of call for cocktails at the Hake in La Jolla, Joan Villanueva was inspired by his love for Grand Marnier to take his cocktail craft to sea. With ...

July 26, 2017
What I shoulda done during Comic-Con

DJ: So, exactly what does a hipster do during Comic-Con? — Sam King, San Diego Oh, man. What doesn’t a hipster do during Comic-Con? Avoiding downtown like the plague is always a good start. Nothing ...

July 26, 2017
Juan’s new wheels

As the Union-Tribune continues to scour the campaign fund of Republican congressman Duncan Hunter for more of the kind of spending that has gotten him into hot water with House ethics police and the Justice ...

July 26, 2017
Music Trader veteran opens La Mesa record shop

When you think of genius business moves in 2017, opening a used-record shop doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Since the advent of Napster in 1999, the general trend for record stores has been death as ...

July 26, 2017
Cache — Hillcrest's proto-Parisian salon

A trip to modern speakeasy cache is a trip through time. From the moment you discover its entrance disguised as a walk-in freezer by the bathrooms of not-for-profit Tacos Libertad (the latest offering from Cohn ...

July 26, 2017
Get tickets to Vicky Chow, Coast Modern, and the Kickback

Chicago indie rock quartet the Kickback is touring in support of their sophomore full-length Weddings & Funerals, released last month and produced by Dennis Herring (Ben Folds, Mutemath, Elvis Costello). Coming two years after their ...

July 26, 2017
Cygnet's Animal Crackers full of dad jokes

Every now and then I hear someone yearning for the days of Vaudeville. Yearn no more. Animal Crackers at Cygnet Theatre, while not technically Vaudeville, is close enough to satiate the nostalgia of even the ...

July 26, 2017
Buttertones slather on the West Coast 1960s

Surf rock, as written and performed by players who were raised on grunge. Otherwise, the Buttertones are all over the place, with sonic influences from bands like the Gun Club all the way back to ...

July 26, 2017
Don't disturb the horses — Granite Springs Trail Camp

The standard route to Granite Springs is from the Sweetwater Trailhead located in Cuyamaca Rancho State Parks south-central region, but if you prefer a quieter approach, the Deer Park Trail offers plenty of solitude, wildflowers, ...

July 26, 2017
The historic Nanking becomes Vietnamese Food Shop

Something’s staring back at me through the chainlink fencing. Sunlight glints through the sockets of his eyes. Wow. King Kong? His giant skull. In bits. On the grass. “Buddy, I said bring the drill,” says ...

Go outdoors to hear music

“What’s the point of living in San Diego if all you kids do is sit inside and stare at screens?” It’s a frequent refrain in my house. I was dumb enough to buy all those ...

Ocean Front Walk gets another supermodel

The forthcoming estate at 3701 Ocean Front Walk in north Mission Beach hasn’t even been built yet, but it’s already been adorned with a steep price tag. The residence will consist of a six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath ...

July 26, 2017
Nerds susceptible to ass-kicking at the hands of the Bro

Dear Hipster: You have compared hipsters and bros in the past, but what about hipsters and nerds? Do hipsters see nerds as allies against the juggernaut of mainstream culture, or are nerds themselves too mainstream ...

July 26, 2017
Try getting into Bar Dynamite in black Dickies

Work History Bartender’s malaise in my mid-twenties; I smothered fruit flies with cocktail napkins. Sitting at a trolley stop near Little Italy, thinking about City College — graffiti scrawled like Arabic on the sidewalk — ...

July 26, 2017
Pro-life about fish, the Left agenda, and the cowardice of anonymity

Fish Are Intelligent I was shocked and saddened to read how many fish were caught in San Diego in just one week (“Lots of Yellowtail,” Waterfront). As someone who grew up by the ocean, I ...

July 26, 2017
Autofest gets extreme and Supergirls take on Surf Dogs

Thursday | 27 Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime Singer and songwriter Geoff Tate deserves a lot of credit for the success of Queensryche’s groundbreaking rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. However, the guy also gets the blame for ...

July 26, 2017
Tom Gildred’s wife, Carolina, goes to NY courts

Since 1929, the Gildred family has been prominent in San Diego. Its first project was construction and operation of the Fox Theatre, now known as Symphony Hall. Through the years, Gildred Companies has developed properties ...

July 26, 2017
Record Roundup

Piano-based alt-rockers Imagery Machine debuts their second EP Skydriver on July 27, at Soda Bar. “The set will include songs from both EPs, some Led Zeppelin and Prince covers, and extra special face paint and ...

July 26, 2017
Faster than a speeding bureaucrat

Excessive speeds by public workers driving government-owned vehicles has long been a complaint of local auditors, who have employed Global Positioning Systems to track fast-running offenders. “Nine vehicles reached speeds in excess of 90 miles ...

July 26, 2017
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