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Between Indifference and Hope — C Street: the manifestation of our vitality and gloom

The oracles of doom go unheeded

It’s decision day in the city-council chambers, Two Broke Girls vs. Billions. Call it a classic smackdown between local architectural preservationists who want to save any Spanish Colonial Revival building (and think someone should pay) ...

Creation of man in the Rg Veda

Eastern tradition

And his phallus was stretched out in eagerness for the act of a man, the manly one pulled back. He drew back again from the maiden, his daughter, that tireless phallus which had been thrust ...

Sweet release

July's local record roundup

Multicultural dub-rockers Marujah will play their new full-length on June 30 at Del Oro Mine Company. “The title Marujah Rising came to me when I realized I was going to make an album with one ...

Time to eat crow

A touch of magic tingles in the air when Hadelich plays

Every now and again it is important to eat some crow and I had an appetite for it after the Mainly Mozart concert on Thursday, June 22. Previously I had said I could go the ...

Great cheesy gunk

Lunge into a feed at Cafe 21

"Messy Hair, Don’t Care.” That’s what the back of this girl’s T-shirt reads. I can just see her and her boyfriend through the leaves of the grape bower. They’re chowing, chatting, cooing, billing. But actually ...

UCSD’s big bang-bang theory

San Diego police testing gunshot detection on campus

Those scary noises heard around the University of California San Diego last week were just the first shots in another advance of the surveillance state, according to a June 15 memo meant to reassure campus ...

Little, loud, and brilliant Rosie Flores

Tex-Mex soul-stress to take Soda Bar stage

Los Angeles used to be the center of the music industry, back when there was one. Now, that distinction in the post-digital era belongs to three towns: Austin, Nashville, and Brooklyn. And you’ve got to ...

Paradise Point/Tidal’s potentially therapeutic cocktail, the Black & White

A study in ultimate contrasts

As most bartenders will say, when it comes to mixing drinks, not everything is black and white. But restaurant manager of Paradise Point’s Tidal Restaurant, Mike Perez says at least one cocktail on Tidal’s menu ...

Gilbert Castellanos establishes Young Lions Jazz Conservatory

“My plan is to go all year long, and it’s going to be a little more intense."

“I’ve always had the idea to start my own school,” says trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos, who recently resigned as the artistic director of the International Academy of Jazz in order to establish the Young Lions Jazz ...

Kernel, Kumquats, Fig Grove

The sweetness of the rind, the shock of bitterness inside

Kernel When I discovered people eat apricot kernels, use them in amaretto and biscotti and apricot jam, part of me was glad to learn the world is more edible than I had known, but another ...

Front to back... awesome

Debra found herself stranded in a mosh pit at the Casbah

The professional and personal collaboration that is Wrensilva audio began at a Supersuckers show at the Casbah. Debra Salyer didn’t know the band, and found herself stranded in a mosh pit during a cover of ...

How Bird Park Summer Concerts made it to 15

"That skyline view with the stage looking over the city and the bridge...”

The first concert at Bird Park was held in 2002. The Tami Thomas Big Band performed. At the time, Bird Park Summer Concerts founder Nellie Harris Ritter asked Jay Turner (head of North Park Main ...

San Diego outdoors: Aida, animal tracks, rugby, SUP with dogs, 1800s Old Town, waterski and wakeboard

Indoors: WWI San Diego, complete history of theater, Christopher Plummer, pickles, Van Gogh-Gaughin, Martina McBride

Thursday | 29 AIDA BY ELTON JOHN The epic tale follows a Nubian princess captured by an Egyptian captain, Radames. The Elton John score infused rock into the classic opera, but also lends to a ...

Just announced San Diego concerts

MC Chris, Daring Greatly, Marty Friedman, Kali Uchis, XYLØ, JR JR, Son Little

Back when Chris Ward, aka MC Chris, was still voicing Cartoon Network characters like hip-hop diaper-man MC Pee Pants on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, he seemed perfectly happy to be considered part of the nerdcore ...

Desert bighorn sheep big fans of Big Spring

Explore a major upper-elevation watering hole for desert wildlife

Big Spring is one of the dependable watering holes for desert bighorn sheep. It is found in a tributary of upper Tubb Canyon and is easily accessible. The trail within the spring area is jungle-like ...

When she starts dancing, I know it’s right

Wrensilva audio produces “the best console ever built”

Today, in its long sliver of a factory facing a North Park alley, Wrensilva audio produces, in the words of co-founder Scott Salyer, “the best console ever built” for playing music. “Nobody’s ever done anything ...

Breath of kings

No gaudy excesses or cartooned foppery in this King Richard

"Not all the water in the rough rude sea/ Can wash the balm from an anointed king./ The breath of worldly men cannot depose/ The deputy elected by the Lord.” Richard of Bordeaux became King ...

It's a rap shop, not a thug thing

“Being unaffiliated, people feel safer here," says Jay Wat

Singer/songwriter Justin Watson, known to most local rappers as producer Jay Wat, says the fact he didn’t grow up around San Diego was a good thing. “I’m from Detroit, so I have a neutral presence,” ...

Girl of your dreams — not in an intimidating supermodel way

The hipster girl is more than just an ideal; she is a reality.

Dear Hipster: How might one compare a San Diego hipster to a European hipster? — Janelle As depicted in my new favorite stock photo, “Young Hipster Best Friends Taking a Selfie in Urban City Context ...

Brick & mortar vs. Amazon

Mall stores getting Amazonned into deep doo-doo

Fifty years ago, shopping malls were the local gathering places. Days and nights, they were jam-packed with people of all demographic groups. But by 2014, almost 20 percent of American malls were considered in trouble ...

Champagne wishes and SoccerCity dreams

Local Dems out-raise Republicans

The Point Loma bay-front mansion where Stephen Puetz was married in August 2015, thanks to the largesse of owner Morgan Dene Oliver, has just been sold, according to an announcement by brokers Brett Dickinson and ...

Tera trouble

What Via col Vento should have been

Brainscratcher You have something screwed up in your Brainstorms puzzle for June 22. You give the answers for the puzzle for previous week, June 15, and one of the book’s titles is Via col Vento. ...

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