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News & Stories

How old is Burt Reynolds in Dog Years?

This year's screening list for the San Diego International Film Festival arrived, and it was my task to choose an interview subject. I dreamed big. Remember, this is the same organization that in the past ...

September 27, 2017
Money gatherers

With the Union-Tribune in full attrition, having bid adieu to its mainstay business columnist Dan McSwain, San Diego’s nonprofit news sector is picking up the slack, but at the price of blurring the traditional line ...

September 27, 2017
Can't harsh Wally World's mellow

A short article from the website DeadState has been making the local rounds on Facebook of late. The title is, “This is quite possibly the worst music video in the history of earth.” The “possible ...

September 27, 2017
Halcyon brings on the fun

At least one San Diego coffee shop features a ping pong table. The Halcyon coffee shop experienced a game reimagining in September. Since opening, the Texas based business has shared real estate with a sister ...

September 27, 2017
Year by the Sea seems a lot longer

Year by the Sea only feels like a decade. Karen Allen takes the lead in the big-screen adaptation of Joan Anderson’s best-selling memoir, and while the tagline promises, “It’s never too late to reclaim your ...

September 27, 2017
San Diego the next recession engine?

"San Diego may once again be leading the rest of the state and nation into recession, as we did ten years ago," says Kelly Cunnngham, economist at National University System. The federal Bureau of Economic ...

September 27, 2017
Normandy butter on G Street

"Think Agatha Christie,” says Agathe. That’s her name. Agathe. Means “good” in Greek. But she’s French. From Normandy, which should be named the Butter Capital of the World. They have black and red and white ...

September 27, 2017
Viral funding

Beset by a hepatitis A epidemic spawned by sprawling homeless camps on downtown streets, mayor Kevin Faulconer continues to gather cash for his inner-city charity fund, but how much if any of the money will ...

September 27, 2017
How Mainsail got on the Warped Tour

Of the 50-some bands picked to play at the 23rd Van’s Warped Tour, Mainsail was the only local band to make this year’s lineup. The Oceanside pop-punk band played August 5 at their hometown show ...

September 27, 2017
It hurt too much to live

Membership: 4000 Pastor (student ministries): Jason David Sluyter Age: 29 Born: Flagstaff, AZ Formation: Point Loma Nazarene University Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: What’s your main concern as a member of the clergy, especially ...

September 27, 2017
Get your tickets to Chase Atlantic, Gin Blossoms, and Jewel

Australian trio Chase Atlantic would at first seem to be just another dark alt-pop band slung against an increasingly worn-out and shrinking wall by the frequently clueless dinosaurs at Warner Brothers, in the hope that ...

September 27, 2017
Liberty Station gallery shows crossover power of comics

“The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” says San Diego Comic Art Gallery manager TJ Shelvin, “are unlike anything else. On the one hand, you’ve got this major machine that it became” — six movies, six TV ...

Poway Creek — the ultimate suburban trail

Poway Creek Trail is number 27 of the 30 trails listed in the Poway Trails and Open Space System guide. The trail is just north of Poway Creek with numerous native riparian plants plus non-natives ...

September 27, 2017
What's your Audrey II?

A treasure trove of allegory, that’s what Little Shop of Horrors is. The show’s main character is a plant named Audrey II. That’s Audrey “two” not Audrey the second. Male ingenue Seymour Krelborn finds the ...

September 27, 2017
Victoria and Abdul, out this week

“I think it’s significant,” says Shrabani Basu, “that Queen Victoria, in those days, over 100 years ago, chose to learn Urdu,” the language of a people under her rule. “And that she placed a young ...

September 27, 2017
The excuses for loud motorcycles

Let’s talk about these super loud motorcycles around town. What the hell?! I’m tired of turning a blind eye, or ear for that matter, to the subject. These guys think they can just blast through ...

September 27, 2017
October record releases (lil early)

On October 4 at the Casbah, the Archons will debut Lord of Light and Thunder, described by the band as “A space rock opera, a thematic album that focuses on the classic concept of Good ...

September 27, 2017
Len Rainey, here when Mission Valley was hopping

“They’ve been calling me blues all these days,” says Len Rainey. “But I do a lot of R&B, some soul, some rock. I even used to play jazz fusion,” he says, sounding a little surprised ...

September 27, 2017
I’d have cut off my hands

Wally Wood is regarded as one of the great comic-book artists of all time. He was with Mad magazine from the very beginning; he created Daredevil’s red costume; he (probably) drew the Disneyland Memorial Orgy ...

September 27, 2017
Four million ways to enjoy Philz

Another out of town coffee shop brand has moved farther south in continuing its San Diego expansion. San Francisco based Philz Coffee first moved into the area when it opened a shop in Encinitas in ...

September 27, 2017
Own one of the largest lots in “Olde Del Mar”

The half-acre estate at 901 Highland Avenue offers prospective buyers a “rare opportunity to own one of the largest lots in Olde Del Mar.” The listing goes on to describe the space as “a private ...

September 27, 2017
Slacker Radio perseveres

Slacker Radio, the Rancho Bernardo–based music-subscription service that has tried to compete with Pandora and Spotify but has yet to make a profit in its 14 years as a company, has been sold and its ...

September 27, 2017
Radio’s Ray Lucia taking his case to Supreme Court

A San Diegan is very likely to go to the Supreme Court next year. He is Ray Lucia Sr., who has a syndicated investment-advice show on radio and a smaller presence on TV. In his ...

September 27, 2017
By 60 we have lost two hundred thousand things

I read a person misplaces up to nine objects a day — ashtrays made of painted clay cherry red hula hoops china dolls and diamond rings a father at six. By 60 we have lost ...

September 27, 2017
Nathan tales

The entrance of GOP ex–district attorney Bonnie Dumanis into next year’s race for the District 4 seat on the county board of supervisors being vacated by Ron Roberts has coincided with the advent of a ...

September 27, 2017
Readers weigh in on “We’ll Always Ride For Emilio”

Expand to every children’s hospital in the country I thought this story sounded familiar [“We’ll always ride with Emilio,” cover story, September 21]. As I kept reading, I realized that I had heard it before ...

September 27, 2017
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