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News & Stories

Pot — savior of opioid users

While Californians as a whole have shifted their marijuana consciousness in recent months to freshly-legalized recreational pot, a pair of local doctors are among those continuing to explore the plant's medicinal properties. On Wednesday evening ...

April 5, 2018
Was Bilbray right?

Following a model created more than 30 years ago by former Imperial Beach mayor Brian Bilbray on top of a bulldozer, crews from the International Boundary and Water Commission pushed up an earthen berm at ...

Squeeze on National City elders

Lydia Horne received a free haircut and a toiletry bag – at the Age-Less Beauty (Blessing our Seniors) gathering on March 31. The event happened at about noon in the courtyard of the Southern Highland ...

A warm greeting in a glass

Say “Sawatdi!” to the Sawadee! “Sawatdi” is a common Thai greeting (like Hawaii’s “Aloha!”) and the Sawadee (same word respelled for the American palate) is one of the newest inspirations from Prohibition mix-master Heath Wetherbee. ...

Grabbing the grilled pork at Villa Manila

“With your fingers, dude?” says Wes. “Hey, what else did people eat with, before you French brought in the fork, right? You invented cutlery! The Curse of the Eating Classes!” Actually, Wes has always been ...

April 5, 2018
Trump and Wagner are nowhere close to equals

I’m reading a book. Yes, it’s about Wagner. No, I don’t read books about any other composers. Yes, I’m enjoying it. Of the books I’ve read on the topic of Wagner, this one is by ...

April 5, 2018
Divine intervention for Lorena Isabell

“I grew up under a dictatorship in Chile and I didn’t know any other reality,” mused Latin Bohemian vocalist Lorena Isabell, who is on the cusp of an album release and celebratory concert June 10 ...

April 5, 2018
Belly dancers needed Rich Mansor's music

“It’s a combination of traditional surf rock with Egyptian rhythms fused with the visual elements of live belly dancers. Kind of Dick Dale meets Omar Khorshid,” says Rich Mansor, guitarist and leader of Zamman, an ...

April 5, 2018
March 29 Sudoku (Evil) Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 9. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 9. (winner!) Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 9. George Cooper, El Cajon, 8. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 7. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 7. Danny Wilson, Mira Mesa, ...

April 5, 2018
Cinderella in reverse

A sideways glance at the poster for Finding Your Feet was all it took before I began fanning away the aroma of flop sweat prompted by visions of the Boynton Beach Club Bucket Listers waking ...

April 5, 2018
March 29 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 10. Mark Burton, San Diego, 3. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 3. John Strauch, San Diego, 3. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 2. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 2. Holly Kennelley, San Diego, 2. Thomas ...

April 5, 2018
March 29 Crossword Contenders

Robert McQuay, San Diego, 9. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 8. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 8. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 8. (winner!) Orville Brown, San Diego, 7. Ron Meyer, Santee, 7. (winner!) Ron Hootman, Santee, 6. Thomas ...

April 5, 2018
N-E-1 , anyone?

“We were good, and we joined lots of people having fun in SoCal back in the early ‘80s,” says sax player Eddie Croft of vintage new wave-ska rockers N-E-1. “There was a scene that we ...

April 5, 2018
Boredom births "Big Booty Butt Cheeks"

“We were the dumbasses who showed up late and missed the presentation of our award,” says Edgar Alminar of electronic hip-hop duo Jumbotron, this year’s San Diego Music Awards winner for Best New Artist. Based ...

April 5, 2018
Huge, high-end sound at UCSD's planned downtown venue

“We’re opening a downtown facility with a working title of ‘U.C. San Diego Urban’,” says Daniel Atkinson, director of public programs UCSD Extension, who also acts as the founder of the UCSD Jazz Camp and ...

April 5, 2018
Meghan Trainor offers No Excuses

The Channel 93.3 Summer Kick Off Concert at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on May 11 is headlined by The Chainsmokers, Miguel, and Ne-Yo, but oh-so-identifiable pop singer Meghan Trainor will be filling an awful lot of ...

April 5, 2018
After Lestat's, where?

San Diego’s premier acoustic music venue for the last 15 years is closing and it’s not ending on a happy note. The music showcase Lestat’s in Normal Heights is closing. The adjacent coffee house will ...

April 5, 2018
The California Honeydrops get a little love

Livin’ for today / singin’ for tomorrow... Is it safe to say that some of the world’s best New Orleans-style funk and soul bands come from the West Coast? Probably no. But our track record ...

April 5, 2018
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