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End of quaintness for San Elijo beach

How California Parks Co. ruined Idyllwild's Garner Valley

For the last twelve years, the Manganelli family has operated San Elijo State Beach’s camp store and little restaurant. But on December 13, their Cardiff by the Sea operation has started to come to an ...

Carlsbad transient threw rocks at moving cars

Broke two windshields

Charles Jack Seiler, 30, looked happy and smiled and nodded while a cop described his alleged rock-throwing activity, during a court hearing on December 11. Carlsbad police officer Michael Byrne said that on November 24, ...

Scottish poet admired by T.S. Eliot

Modernist Edwin Muir had plain style with vivid imagery

Two poems for winter The Late Swallow Leave, leave your well-loved nest, Late swallow, and fly away. Here is no rest For hollowing heart and wearying wing. Your comrades all have flown To seek their ...

Studs-out remodel in Coronado

With an eye toward retaining the home’s historic character

This week we visit a “forgotten historic Coronado home” that’s been “brought back to life!” The 2400-square-foot craftsman at 1302 8th Street in Coronado was originally constructed in 1901 but has undergone extensive renovation since ...

I’ve gone crazy and ordered a breakfast salad

And the bread bowl is not just a cheaper choice on the menu, it’s delicious

‘Body Butter,” says the sample the guy’s handing out. “Free application,” he says. “Step inside.” So La Jolla. “Not now,” I say. Truth is, I’m desperate for brekky. And also, I wanna to try this ...

December 6 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 45. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 41. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 41. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 41. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 39. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 38. XP Liang, San Diego, 38. ...

Brylcreem roots

Find Navy SEALs favorite watering hole in Coronado

Founded by former Navy SEAL Greg McPartlin 36 years ago, McP’s in Coronado is probably most famous for being the favorite local watering hole for current and former Navy SEALs. Or for being the place ...

December 6 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 36. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 12. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 12. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 12. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 11. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 9. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 9. Martin Soblick, ...

December 6 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 43. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 41. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 39. Ron Meyer, Santee, 39. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 37. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 36. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 36. Evelyn Bowser, San ...

Pop punk pusher

Cinematic Century: Poway’s newfound torchbearer of pop-punk

Quan Nguyen recently found two new members to play in his fledgling pop-punk band, Cinematic Century. It wasn’t as easy of a search as he had anticipated. “It was a lot harder than I thought ...

Stoner rock

This is one musical dinosaur that didn’t go extinct

Even though the calendar proves otherwise, the members of Fu Manchu, a San Clemente band that dates back to the 1980s, seem not to have aged much. Still sporting the Vans skater gear and way-long ...

An extraordinary battered sole

On a menu of lovely Thai dishes, a simple stir fry stands out

Turns out, I’ve been ordering cashew chicken all wrong. I’ve been doing so since my picky teens, when I was the opposite of an adventurous eater at Chinese and Thai restaurants. Probably for that reason, ...

The concert game

Gordon Lightfoot, Citizen Cope, Al Stewart, Toby Keith

I realize that all the morbid online dead pools are betting on the upcoming tours by 76 year-old Paul McCartney (coming to Petco Park June 22), John Prine (now 72), and/or the Rolling Stones (70s-and-up) ...

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