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Camp Pendleton: A hell of a place to grow up

We were nearing the end of a late-afternoon soccer practice, trying to squeeze in a few more minutes of scrimmage time before the sun set when coach blew his whistle. The long, shrill tweet stopped ...

Actors who move from Lord of the Rings movie to Marvel movie

Dear Hipster: Have you noticed that anyone who plays some sort of elven royalty in a Lord of the Rings movie goes on to play an ugly-ass villain in a Marvel movie? — Dean Lee ...

August 2, 2017
A cornhole by any other name

The name may have been changed to shield a city councilman from off-color jokes, but big money is still being provided by a lineup of city hall’s favored corporate special interests. Such is news about ...

August 2, 2017
The Littlest Hurricane

“I think it’s safe to say I’ll be the only pregnant drummer playing at Kaaboo,” says C.C. Spina of Little Hurricane. “I will be almost nine months pregnant. That will be our last show of ...

August 2, 2017
Burger of short rib, chuck, and brisket no longer trending

Hipster: What’s up the #hipsterbooks hagtash on Twitter? Um... it’s “trending”? Also, if I’m at an arts, crafts, & brew place, and I order a $17 burger of short rib, chuck, and brisket from that ...

August 2, 2017
Surprised by ceviche in City Heights

All I wanted was a poke place. Because poke places are popping up like mushrooms. They’re the thing. I mean, raw fish makes it into the cool crowd’s diet? This I gotta see. That’s what ...

August 2, 2017
Comic-Con sideshows: the $6 million yacht, the preacher, the cigarette bummer

Mark came to Comic-Con from Laguna aboard his friend’s 85-foot, $6 million yacht Motown, a sleek gray vessel tied up alongside the Embarcadero just south of the convention center. “I’ve been here every year for ...

Pony Death Ride Realty Co.

“We were surprised how being an agent is so similar to being in a band,” says Joe MacAskill. “Lots of marketing, having a website, maintaining connections, networking.” Along with his wife Jaye, MacAskill brokers real ...

August 2, 2017
Seize control of that stadium land

Wealthy ex–city manager Jack McGrory, who has emerged as a key foe of the SoccerCity plan to privatize the city-owned land now occupied by Qualcomm Stadium, has put some money into the battle, kicking in ...

August 2, 2017
Housebound — a woman forced to live back at home under house arrest

Lost Girl is one of my all-time favorite shows. The story revolves around Bo (the amazing Anna Silk) as she navigates a world of magical creatures, and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo), Bo’s wisecracking best friend. I ...

August 2, 2017
New shows in San Diego

What do you get when you mix Foghat, Ziggy Marley, and a Mariachi band? What sounds like a sure way to get your DJ beat up is just another day on the bandstand for Tempe, ...

August 2, 2017
She’s doing the internet troll thing all wrong by mixing pejoratives

Dear Hipster: How did you feel about that reader calling you a “beta male” (at least by implication) a week or so ago? — Joe Unimpressed. She’s doing the internet troll thing all wrong by ...

August 2, 2017
Blind Mountain Holler, like family

Scotty Bones’s gritty, plaintive vocals and soul-bearing lyrics remind many of early Tom Waits. Scotty and Amanda Bones’ husband/wife harmonic wailings bring to mind Johnny Cash/June Carter or Southern Culture on the Skids. With cello ...

August 2, 2017
Part of Cuyamaca spared by 2003 Cedar Fire

In 1923, wealthy Beverly Hills residents Ralph and Helen Dyar purchased 20,000 acres of the original 35,500-acre Rancho Cuyamaca Spanish land grant and built their summer home near what is now the Park’s Visitor Center ...

August 2, 2017
An NBC series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Midnight, Texas, is a new NBC series that reminds me a lot of Buffy the Vampire Slayer with its quirky characters, supernatural influences, and murder. Manfred, a psychic able to communicate with the dead, is ...

August 2, 2017
The best part about being a bookstore owner

Name: JUSTINE EPSTEIN Age: 31 Occupation: OWNER, VERBATIM BOOKS Neighborhood: SHERMAN HEIGHTS Where interviewed:: VERBATIM BOOKS What are you reading? “Some Ross MacDonald short stories about the private eye Lew Archer. They’re kind of noirish. ...

August 2, 2017
Mideast woman and child get baby back ribs and ribeye steaks at Walmart

Walmart Neighborhood Market carries El Jimador reposado tequila for $15.97 a bottle, which is $4 cheaper than my local liquor store, which is why I went there on the night of July 7th. As I ...

August 2, 2017
Park Hill — a church on Fir Street planted from Portland

Membership: 125 Pastor: Evan Wickham Age: 36 Born: San Diego Formation: Western Seminary, Portland, OR Years Ordained: 15 San Diego Reader: What is your favorite subject on which to preach? Pastor Evan Wickham: God is ...

Bobby Cressey hustled to bring the organ to Petco Park

“I heard through a friend that the team was thinking about bringing back a live organist,” muses Bobby Cressey. “They hadn’t had one since they moved to Petco Park. I’ve always been a big baseball ...

August 2, 2017
Summer, do your worst!

August When my eyes are weeds, And my lips are petals, spinning Down the wind that has beginning Where the crumpled beeches start In a fringe of salty reeds; When my arms are elder-bushes, And ...

August 2, 2017
El Cajon councilman sued over Miss Middle East pageant

In El Cajon city councilmember Ben Kalasho’s words, he created the Miss Middle East Beauty Pageant to “empower” Middle Eastern women and award them the freedom to “wear what you want, marry who you want, ...

August 2, 2017
Wheeler Walker Jr: consistently revolting and funny

Parental advisory: Wheeler Walker Jr is possibly the filthiest country singer on record. “But tonight it’ll do,” sings Walker Jr, about a man facing thin odds and even poorer options on the tail end of ...

August 2, 2017
Surf Dog at 8:00 p.m., pedestrians going into Mexico, and the issue of Name Withheld

Obviously Incorrect I was looking at a Reader yesterday and observed that the Surf Dog Competition coming up in Imperial Beach on Saturday was shown in two different places (Your Week and event listings), both ...

August 2, 2017
Trump’s local lady

President Donald Trump may not be the most popular politico on the Left Coast, but San Diego County’s super-rich enclave known as Rancho Santa Fe is continuing to produce much of his California campaign cash, ...

August 2, 2017
Repo! The Genetic Opera casts shadow on transplants

What if you needed a new liver? Or a new heart? What if replacing an organ were as easy as buying a new washing machine? Repo! The Genetic Opera takes that idea and makes it ...

August 2, 2017
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