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San Ysidro border crossers speak out

“It’s like a multicultural limbo,” said Ken Terry, a daily border crosser. “In Mexico, I’m the gringo. In America, I’m the white Mexican. I’m stuck in the middle and seem to be a foreigner in ...

March 22, 2017
Henry Constable to God the Father

Great God, within whose simple essence we Nothing but that which is thyself can find, When on thy self thou didst reflect thy mind, Thy thought was God which took the form of thee; And ...

Rat-bite fever? It's a big thing for Petco

Rat-bite fever, an infectious and sometimes fatal bacterial disease spread from rats via bites, scratches, or their contaminated food or water, has been a much larger problem for San Diego–based Petco Animal Supplies than attorneys ...

March 22, 2017
Clutch Bar’s Bar Monster requests you stay off your phone

Were it not for the name and the salvaged “CUSTOM SERVICE” sign overlooking the pool table, you might not guess that the Clutch was once an auto shop before becoming a neighborhood bar in the ...

March 22, 2017
Issa speaks

With an internal campaign poll showing that he faces a tough reelection battle next year, Republican congressman Darrell Issa has been showing up at district town halls with some newly mixed messages on hot-button issues. ...

March 22, 2017
Next-gen jazz kids

The students of the International Academy of Jazz are festival-bound, having been propelled from the strength of their audition tape into a spot at the Next Gen competition, celebrating its 47th year in conjunction with ...

March 22, 2017
Top of the Hyatt’s Strawberry Rhubarb Gimlet

The strawberry-rhubarb gimlet is the result of a quest to find the perfect San Diego winter cocktail, says Andrew Guerrera, Top of the Hyatt’s assistant food and beverage manager. “And since we are in San ...

March 22, 2017
California Boater Card to be required starting 2018

The California State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, has announced new, mandatory, safety-training courses for anyone operating a motorized recreational vessel. The state’s new California Boater Card will become required starting January 1, 2018, ...

March 22, 2017
How to drink tea in Tehran

“Well, look around you,” she says. “It’s real. Close your eyes and we could be in Tehran.”

March 22, 2017
Jovi's choice

“We had to arrive at the arena at 1 p.m. and we were playing at 8 p.m.,” says guitarist Dail Croome of Daring Greatly, who won a contest to open for Bon Jovi at Las ...

March 22, 2017
Don’t expect a taxpayer-subsidized Trump Phone

Dear Hipster: Are Obama Phones still called Obama Phones, or are they now Trump phones? And I must also ask, is any kind of free phone something a true Hipster would carry? I mean, what ...

March 22, 2017
Los Santos has that '70s feel

"Our band members have a varied range of influences, from punk to metal to classic ’70s hard rock,” says drummer Brock Scott of power trio Los Santos. “I like to classify our music as straight-up ...

March 22, 2017
Thora Birch or Scarlett Johansson?

Graphic novelist and occasional scenarist Daniel Clowes (Ghost World, Art School Confidential) returns to the screen after an 11- year absence. His latest big screen adaptation, Wilson, directed by Craig Johnson, opens Friday at Landmark’s ...

March 22, 2017
Hopping the last train for parts unknown

"Ran into Tin Cup at the Four Mile. He rode in on the Union Pacific a couple days ago.” I laugh, “He’s still train-hopping? The man is a champion.” I have an old Nevada friend ...

March 22, 2017
Owner of the U-T not buying Us Weekly after all

The peculiarly named Chicago-based company that owns the Union-Tribune has had some financial fessing up to do before next month’s shareholders’ meeting. “The San Diego Union-Tribune, LLC Retirement Plan is currently underfunded,” admits a March ...

March 22, 2017
Hike to Borrego Palm Canyon’s Third Grove

One of the most popular hikes in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is the Borrego Palm Canyon Trail. On most weekends, there is a steady stream of people walking up this easy trail to the first ...

March 22, 2017
Electric Fallbrook

Ian Logue says he and his dad plan to attend the “Last Waltz 40 Tour,” a tribute to the Band (with Dr. John, Warren Haynes, and Don Was) next month at Harrah’s Casino. “When I ...

March 22, 2017
A gutsy role for Kristen Stewart

Olivier Assayas is far from his twilight years. Assayas and I were both born in 1955. That comes as kind of a surprise when one considers how steadily the director’s films radiate the mood and ...

March 22, 2017
Squid eggs from San Diego beach hatched in jar of seawater

I was walking on the beach recently with a visiting Wisconsonite, giving the requisite talk about our giant kelp and the ecosystem it supports, when we made a peculiar find. In the sand near a ...

March 22, 2017
Fun things to do at the end of March

Thursday | 23 Borrego Springs Adventure Take a one-day motor-coach “edventure” to Borrego Springs from SDSU. The first stop is the historic Santa Ysabel Store, an emporium dating back to 1884. Ten minutes down the ...

March 22, 2017
What is hip?

Dear Hipster, I became a part of the new breed. I’ve been smoking only the best weed and hanging out with the so-called hippest set. I’ve been seen in all the right places, and with ...

March 22, 2017
Expedia, Hotwire, and Priceline cost the city millions in taxes

In December 2016, the California Supreme Court ended a 13-year legal fight waged by San Diego to collect tens of millions of dollars in hotel occupancy taxes from online travel companies such as Expedia, Hotwire, ...

March 22, 2017
This weekend's Mustache Bash makes ten and marks a national launch

“We had humble beginnings for sure,” says Michael Misselwitz of an event he cofounded and that he now describes as “one of those things that really can’t be explained.” The original Mustache Bash, he says, ...

March 22, 2017
Veterans foundation Three Wise Men goes Headstrong

Republican-turned-independent-turned Democrat Nathan Fletcher, widely spoken of as a Fourth District candidate for San Diego county supervisor, has regularly promoted a nonprofit he set up in September 2014. “The Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation stands ...

March 22, 2017
I used to work the night shift at the gas station on Mission Bay road

Truckin’ I used to work the night shift at the gas station on Mission Bay road. The half-hour before sunrise the still gauzy, dream-spattered would float in, and we would conduct our transactions without speaking, ...

March 22, 2017
Pennies from readers

I Know What City I Live In There’s a News Ticker article written by Dave Rice regarding the treatment that protesters got from Duncan Hunter’s office, especially from deputy chief of staff Mike Harrison. Many ...

March 22, 2017

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