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You left water in the desert for illegals?

Most of plastic bottles left by volunteers are slashed

A Border Angels water drop near Jacumba in 109 degrees.

Los Cruzadores invite all to ride and rock show

15-mile transnational bike ride ends at Moustache Bar

Subtropics bassist Dana Chavarria just got a master’s degree in Peace and Justice from USD after completing studies on both sides of the border. He knows what an American president who decries Mexican “rapists” and ...

Taz Taylor will drive trucks for rock

"I couldn’t imagine having a job where I’d have to be around other people constantly."

"I have dual British and USA citizenship,” says guitarist Taz Taylor, who grew up in England before moving to San Diego in 1997. Since settling in Imperial Beach, he’s released a series of guitar-centered albums, ...

Any new employment at the U-T will be digitally related

Justin time

Struggling with an explanation to investors as to why tronc, Inc., the oddly named newspaper chain from Chicago, has slipped in both revenue and web traffic from last year, chief executive Justin Dearborn managed to ...

Buyout talk at 10 Barrel

“It’s been good. We’ve been able to grow."

‘Yeah, some folks in San Diego gave us a hard time, but I think they’re over that now,” says Chris. The grumbling? 10 Barrel Brewing, the new brew pub at 15th and E, had ridden ...

Endless Poetry, very much a picture show

Jodorowsky’s juvenalia journal

With Endless Poetry, Chilean surrealist (super-realist?) Alejandro Jodorowsky continues the fantastical memoir he began in 2013’s Dance of Reality. But where that first film made a tragic-absurdist hero out of young Alejandro’s father — he ...

Lafayette Falkquay's purple Strat shoots straight

Two decades of club-hopping gets blues man to a rare place

Pure and greasy, raw, nasty, sexy, down-home Texas-style blues: there are possibly three or four authentic blues performers in San Diego, and Lafayette Falkquay is at the top of the stack. He’s a product of ...

When posting Soundcloud comments about some obscure, terrible trap artist...

... proudly attach your name to whatever sick burn you can come up with.

Dear Hipster: Perhaps you can settle this matter once and for all. If I wrote an inflammatory letter to the editor, is it okay to do so anonymously, or should I attach my name for ...

Breakfast Republic wakes up the sleepy sipper

Whiskey Sunny Side Up keeps to its roots

Whiskey isn’t just for breakfast anymore; however, the amber-hued wake-up call remains an institutional fixture in the land of Breakfast Republic. According to Brock Harold, bar manager at Breakfast Republic’s Ocean Beach location, the Whiskey ...

Kill Local brings savagery to La Jolla Playhouse

This family all kills

Mat Smart’s Kill Local opens way up in a high-rise either under construction or in development-limbo. Yellow “Caution” tape demarcates where windows will be, or should have been. Same with a ladder and orange wheelbarrow ...

Ideas for college care-packages

Bon appétit, dorm dwellers

All the kids coveted Steve’s care packages from his mom — homemade walnut–chocolate chip cookies, twice wrapped individually in plastic wrap and shipped by the dozens in freezer bags. Mouths watered as he sliced open ...

Some don’t want to think about the reality of hell

Grantville's Nazarene pastor heard a small, still voice

Membership: 800 Pastor: Tony Miller Age: 54 Born: Beaver, OK Formation: Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID; Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO; Trevecca Nazarene, Nashville, TN Years Ordained: 28 San Diego Reader: What is your ...

No rap against Putin

“It’s not that I don’t want to get political, it's just not safe.”

Now seems like the time for a locally based Russian rapper to come up with some rhymes about Moscow election scams. But Anton Romashev, who performs locally as Tonik Slam, won’t be. “It’s not that ...

Was Big Boy Groves another rap daddy?

Graveyard encounter unburies info on '50s-'60s songwriter

“Its rhyme and lyrical style has made collectors call it one of the first rap songs,” says archivist Andy Rasmussen of the song titled “Bucket O’ Blood.” Rasmussen will soon reissue the 1962 track recorded ...

Hike along the redwood flume that brought water to La Mesa

Differing life forms along Helix Flume Trail

The newest segment of the Helix Flume Trail between the old El Monte Pump Station on El Monte Road to Lake Jennings opened to the public in February 2017. The opening of this trail was ...

The most ocean frontage of any Coronado home

Only three owners since 1915

“Seashore,” as the waterfront Coronado estate located at 519 Ocean Boulevard is dubbed, lays claim to “the most ocean frontage of any Coronado home,” roughly 250 feet along the peninsula’s southern edge midway between Sunset ...

You want to “do something” about homelessness? Good luck.

The basic dialogue falls inevitably upon deaf ears

Hey D.J., How do hipsters feel about the homeless? — Mr. Stinko de Mayo Himself Like almost everyone, hipsters feel bad for the homeless. But, in keeping with the sentiments of Question 1 (above), I ...

The action is at the parks this week

One Love at Waterfront Park, Harborfest at Bayside Park, and Ferragosto at Amici Park

Thursday | 17 X: 40th Anniversary Tour Punk rock, once thought of as a disposable offshoot of rock and roll, has now been around long enough that L.A.’s X can say they’ve been rupturing eardrums ...

Leonard Patton Quartet bags Guinness gig record

70 performances around town in 24 hours

“We actually broke the record with gig number 66 at Public Square Coffee House in La Mesa about 7:45 in the morning with two and a half hours to spare,” recalls vocalist Leonard Patton, whose ...

San Diego concert announcements

Including Albert Lee and Cindy Cashdollar, Delicate Steve, and Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys

Albert Lee and Cindy Cashdollar will perform as a duo at Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall on September 9, a benefit concert in support of NAMM’s Museum of Making Music. Lee probably needs little or ...

Glenn and Karen Doshay: Our son is not a monster

Padres co-owner and wife write to judge on son’s behalf

The little girl was seven years old when she was grabbed by a man she later described as “dumb and stupid.” The 22-year-old man first approached her on a Monday afternoon in March 2015 while ...

The worms will come for you soon

Three poems by Madeline Zilelian

My Golden Coast For Adrian Ernesto Cepeda Caught in my first traffic jam, just south of The Getty Center — I love this stretch of freeway — the congestion gave me stillness, time to memorize ...

Faulconer’s next Scaramouch

One Deputy Press Secretary needed, stat

While Donald Trump has made headlines with turmoil in his presidential briefing room, San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer — seeking to recover face following a rough six months of political setbacks — is taking to ...

Thanks to North Park firemen, no thanks to Walmart scammers, flack tells his side

Letter writers have heart

Pinned inside our car Thank you for re-printing the June 8, 2000 article “A shift at San Diego’s 2nd busiest fire station") by Ernie Grimm about the North Park fire station. We recently had an ...

10 Things I love about roof decks

Method Center Actors tame the shrew

Method Center Actors’ production of William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, directed by Jasmin Haddad, makes use of the rooftop performance space at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center. The company intends to make “Shakes ...

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