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Guitarman dealt a hand that will be played

Paul Hartley gigs just a few days after boating accident

Paul Hartley is a Point Loma real estate broker with a power boat moored at Shelter Island. “My grandfather taught me to sail before I was five,” he says. He’s also known as the singer/guitarist ...

Animals do amazing things; people take selfies

They catch salmon, run 40 miles an hour

Dear Hipster: Why can only animals do amazing things, like catch salmon out of the water with their bear hands, fly, run 40 miles per hour on short little legs, smell the ghost of a ...

Political fútbol

La Jolla hedge-fund mavens are after (former) Qualcomm Stadium

The election isn’t until next year, but the group of La Jolla hedge-fund mavens seeking to privatize the former Qualcomm Stadium and its grounds have already anted-up $3.4 million for a not-so-motley assortment of local ...

Middle-aged cops were alleged targets of rage

Did Roberto Flores intend to steer his car into officer Brad Hunter?

Oceanside police officer Brad Hunter was struck down as he stood next to a car he had pulled over for a traffic stop on Foussat Road on July 19, 2017. A jury was seated on ...

Really want pork

Japanese comfort food on Fir Street

Huh. Row of guys’ butts bulging out onto the sidewalk, right where Fir crosses Kettner. This has to be the first place I’ve seen where people actually sit up to a bar on the street, ...

Low-budget Beatles tribute keeps it real

Baja Bugs got together in '89 for a friend's wedding

For the 40th anniversary of the pioneering San Diego punk band the Zeros, cofounder Hector Penalosa has planned...not much. “There doesn’t seem to be a big brouhaha about it,” the singer/bassist says. “No one is ...

Psycho Heresy

The death of a beautiful woman

The title 78/52 refers to the 78 separate swatches of film and the 52 splices gluing them together that form the most influential three-minute sequence in the annals of modern-movie horror: the shower scene in ...

No San Diego jobs here

The editorially challenged U-T is hiring

“Tronc is hiring!” says a hopeful announcement regarding the oddly named newspaper chain newly posted on the website of builtinchicago.com. But ink-stained wretches, otherwise known as reporters, are not among those in high demand at ...

Band name and credo rolled into one

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

Different, yes, but not so much so as to strand a listener in that “I want to like this band, but...” purgatory. The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to ...

Bankers Hill studded with local history

The suspension bridges, the houses by Gill, Requa, and William Templeton Johnson

To the north above downtown and east above the airport rises Bankers Hill. Literally “uptown,” Bankers Hill is characterized by historic homes and modern development. Landscaping and non-native plants are found in the canyons that ...

Be first in line for Chris Mann, Third Eye Blind, and Shovels & Rope

And do you like L.A. Witch or Converge?

Hillcrest’s Martinis Above Fourth has been mining a rich vein of TV-music-competition vets, often selling out the house, thanks to instantly famous faces who arrive with a built-in boob-tube fan base. In 2012, singer Chris ...

Every Jeep is a god

Two poems by Don Kingfisher Campbell

In the Sea of Dolphins, I Am a Manta Ray Dive into the sun to find opened eyes An empty sky, full of ghosts Smile because trees become bare Carcasses on snowy streets A monkey ...

Screw live music. TV’s where it’s at.

Mother's Saloon adjusts entertainment offerings

Mother’s Saloon, one of a handful of venues in Ocean Beach that hosts live music, recently canceled all their upcoming shows. The venue had primarily been having live bands on the weekends, but the bar ...

Characters crave spotlight but throw away lines

Cygnet reacting to local theater belting-out?

Mark Twain wrote: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Matthew Lopez’s Legend of Georgia McBride is a stencil-thin, though often ...

The new crowd of San Diego breweries

Number has doubled since 2014

It’s gotten tough to keep up with San Diego beer. This is the year the number of breweries in our crowded beer landscape topped 150. But here’s the crazy part — that number has doubled ...

A view of Mexico from the bathtub

Mel Taylor's home on Panorama Drive lot

It was the last undeveloped ocean view lot on La Mesa’s Panorama Drive, and the view was what made artist/designer Mel Taylor bite. The 7000+ square-foot home he nestled against the steep slope features decks ...

The world of the tabletop gamer is too intense

Warhammer 40K is not for the dabbler

Dear Hipster: I guess this is a sort of follow-up to your recent commentary on board-gaming, but I want to know where classic tabletop gaming fits into the mix. I’ve been a Warhammer 40K player ...

Paint the town orange and black

Big Halloween events in Little Italy, Balboa Park, downtown, Liberty Station, and Del Mar

Thursday | 26 Haunted Trail of Balboa Park The Haunted Trail is mile-long trail through the twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks of Balboa Park. Follow the red balloon — “IT” will lead you ...

Qualcomm wants to be loved

“The genius behind your smartphone’s smart is a San Diego native.”

“Qualcomm: why you love your smartphone,” proclaims the company’s regional ad campaign, the one you may have seen on billboards, at bus stops, or on electric taxi carts around town. Curious: ­an ad campaign that ...

Harley Magsino ladles it up from a melting pot

“I’m always intrigued with textures and timbre manipulation."

"My music is a fusion of styles, really,” says multi-instrumentalist Harley Magsino. “With Moth & Sons, it’s a style drawn from trip-hop, drum ’n’ bass, ’90s R&B, grunge, and jazz concepts and principles. I’m also ...

Kratomystic enhancers sold from Mission Gorge mailbox

Makes you smart if you take a little but dumb if you take too much

Feeling feebleminded? Take a smart pill. For more than 60 years, I thought smart pills were a joke, as in, “Darn! I forgot to take my smart pills today.” Only lately did I realize there ...

Left six-figure income and pushing paper around

Found God in Vista jail

Membership: 110 Pastor: Greg Stenzel Age: 58 Born: San Francisco Bay Area Formation: American Lutheran Theological Seminary, Minneapolis, MN (now at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN) Years Ordained: 14 San Diego Reader: What’s your ...

Brazilian rhapsody in Solana Beach

Bebel Gilberto records EP at Belly Up

Born in New York City but raised in Mexico and Brazil, Bebel Gilberto springs from a musical family — her father the bossa nova pioneer João Gilberto, her mother the singer Miúcha — and she’s ...

Juan Vargas’s military eviction lobby

Money came from an array of special-interest donors

San Diego’s poster boy for shadowy members of Congress, Republican Duncan Hunter, continues to rack up big legal fees paid for by his campaign committee. Meanwhile, the fundraising and spending practices of local Democrats have ...

“Look, business is business”

Readers chime in on their homeless neighbors and how a pit bull attacked (again)

Kick Your Homeless Neighbor? Re: “Hillcrest parking structure 10 years overdue,” Neighborhood News. Thank you to Julie Stalmer for getting this info to us. As a former candidate for District 3 SD City Council nearly ...

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