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News & Stories

Can carne asada fries be non-traditional?

We were walking around the Gaslamp looking for lunch when my friend spied a waiter, on his way to deliver food to a diner seated on a restaurant patio. It was a large, fat burrito, ...

Sports in San Diego is not a way of life

The news that shock jock Kevin Klein was fired before he even started his first day on the new “97-3 The Machine” was not surprising to photographer Jesse Cuevas. He took the shot of the ...

April 12, 2018
Who’s about the kids and who’s about the money?

On April 3 the San Diego Unified School Board granted the charter school petition of National University Academy 1001 STEAM, the first approval of a charter school new to the district in over four years. ...

C.W. Kim's Sundial House

From its perch on Mount Soledad above La Jolla Country Club, the Sundial House, as the estate at 7191 Encelia Drive is monikered, enjoys “brilliant design and panoramic views” of the San Diego coastline. The ...

April 12, 2018
Two poems by Helen Hunt Jackson

A Calendar of Sonnets: April No days such honored days as these! While yet Fair Aphrodite reigned, men seeking wide For some fair thing which should forever bide On earth, her beauteous memory to set ...

April 12, 2018
April 5 Crossword Contenders

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

April 12, 2018
Blown away by a metaphysical whirlwind

With its overall superb yearly batting average, the San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase, now in its 8th year, generally heralds the last gasp of quality moviegoing at the multiplex before the summer season ...

April 12, 2018
April 5 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 11. (winner!) 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. ...

April 12, 2018
April 5 Sudoku (Evil) Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 10. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 10. Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 10. George Cooper, El Cajon, 8. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 8. (winner!) Jerry Noser, San Diego, 8. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, ...

April 12, 2018
The genesis of Malachi Henry

Moving to Charlotte, North Carolina seemed like a good idea at the time. Harmonica player Ben Hernandez and fellow San Diegan singer/guitarist Nathan James had established an international presence as a rootsy blues duo by ...

April 12, 2018
Point Loma happy hour tour

Hurry-up time: Have to hit happy hour because, well, this is Point Loma. Million-dollar yachts, hundred-dollar eateries. Can’t afford full-freight. I’m here for three days. Work. So, hey, three chances at happy hour happiness! Day ...

April 12, 2018
Max Greenhalgh learned more in L.A. than S.D.

Although he admits he almost gave up and moved back to North County, Max Greenhalgh says he is happy that he stuck it out and stayed in L.A. to pursue music. “It was a big ...

April 12, 2018
Will Live steal the show from the Crows?

If ever a band name fully complied with all truth in advertising laws, it’s Big Sam’s Funky Nation. Titular singer-trombonist Big Sam Williams is indeed large, both physically and sonically, there’s Bootsy-level funk afoot, and ...

April 12, 2018
Hipsters with guitars

Fruition is a five-piece act that is often labeled a bluegrass-alt country-jam band, and depending on one’s point of reference, the band can fit into any or all of those genres. Fruition’s three-piece vocal harmony ...

April 12, 2018
Memorable brushes with fame

We asked several locals to share their most memorable brushes with fame. Dave Gladish (Ristband): “I once met Rickey Medlocke of Blackfoot and Skynyrd in the Fort Myers airport. I told him I was playing ...

April 12, 2018
Chicken Pie Shop 80 years later

This year marks the 80th anniversary of San Diego Chicken Pot Pie Shop being in business. “After the Peking Restaurant (circa 1931) closed last year,” said Lisa Townsend, “we became the fourth oldest restaurant that ...

April 12, 2018
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