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We the people of Normal Heights

The gurus to thank for today’s bars and baristas.

Adam Deutsch and his wife Claire moved to Normal Heights in 2014. Shortly after their move, the couple went to a meeting of the Normal Heights Community Planning Group to see what was going on ...

Promises of paralysis and LOUDness

Record releases for month of March

Earthless will return to the first stage they ever played for a two-night release party at the Casbah on March 2 and 3, to launch their Black Heaven album. “Expect a sensory overload,” says guitarist ...

On the fit and very lit body of a gorgeous goddess

You are the lust that keeps me awake at night

San Diego Instagram model Julianne (@juli.annee) has 4.9 million followers on the social-media platform. Her posts regularly receive over 100,000 likes. Julianne favors lingerie and swimsuits and often includes teasing captions with her photos that ...

The City is looking for a corporate marketing partner

Official city grass

San Diego, besieged by burgeoning budget woes, is trying to sell naming rights for its grass-growing. “The City is looking for a corporate marketing partner to provide yearly monetary support in three areas,” says a ...

Ten reasons Three Billboards doesn’t deserve any of its technical nominations

Cursed weaknesses

Perhaps my admiration for Martin McDonagh’s previous films (In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths) made my disappointment with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri that much more acute. I waited as long as possible before publishing this, but ...

Pick and poke at a delicious yellowtail head

“And the eyes. The fatty deposits at the back of the sockets are delicious. Use your chopsticks.”

"Eight bucks,” says my friend Jim. “For a fish’s head?” I ask. “You’d be surprised how much meat’s on it.” He tells me about sitting next to a Kenyan couple in Saiko, the sushi place ...

Copacabana clubbed

Music and passion aren't always the thing

Tara Cardenas ran an all-ages venue in Lemon Grove called Mesopotamia in the mid ’90s. Two decades later, her ongoing support of local music led her to open a bar featuring local bands. Her tenure ...

Highly acidic bird poop

Whale wash at Birch Aquarium

The 39-foot-tall whale statue that greets visitors at Birch Aquarium just got a mini-makeover. Sea air, sun, chlorine, and “especially bird poop” have taken a toll on the bronze Legacy, a life-size breaching gray whale, ...

Controversial water-mining outfit supports Toni Atkins

Watered-down Democrat

Cadiz, the controversial Mojave Desert water-mining outfit, came up with $4400 for the 2020 reelection campaign of Democratic state senate pro tem Toni Atkins on December 29, per recent disclosure filings, and Cadiz CFO Tim ...

Going up: Band of Gringos and the Holding Company

O.B. natives don't sniff at the thought of an improved venue to play

The January demolition of the Ocean Beach bar/music venue named the Holding Company helped put its owner in the social-media crosshairs. Was Steve Yeng, also the co-owner/operator (with his brothers) of the OB Noodle House ...

We at Kaleo see ourselves as being called out of darkness

Pastor Tim Cain: "If the sermon is not going well, I have to get up earlier."

Kaleo Church Membership: 100 Pastor: Tim Cain Age: 40 Born: Wheaton, IL Formation: Moody Bible Institute, Chicago; Westminster Seminary West, Escondido Years Ordained: 14 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend writing your sermon? ...

You’ll have to put on pants

San Diego Film Festival Oscar party helps a human thing

Most years, I watch the Oscars from the comfort of my bed, clad in my finest thrift-store pajamas and swilling El Jimador like they’re going to stop importing tequila when they build Trump’s wall. That ...

Elsinore Fault Zone’s tectonic forces in play

Sweeney Wash and Canyon is located in the Elsinore Fault Zone. Look forward to viewing twisted and turned pegmatite dikes along this hike that reflect Cretaceous tectonic forces in play. The wash may be part ...

Tickled plink to have that free piano

It's just sitting there like furniture...give it to a school

“A hundred years ago, almost every household in America had a piano,” mused Kenneth Rexrode, the driving force behind the Piano Project, a local organization that aims to pair unwanted acoustic pianos with new homes ...

Give outrigger canoeing a try

Human-powered speed

As first noted by Magellan’s assistant in the 16th Century while in the Mariana Islands, outrigger canoes were faster and more maneuverable than any of the like-sized craft used by Europeans. The narrow canoes were ...

A blunderbuss-load of errata

No query too obtuse, no question too droll, no answer too useless

Nothing warms my heart in the dead of winter more than the random questions y’all propound upon me throughout the year. I refuse to believe you’re just messing with me. Instead, I think of this ...

March comes in like an acro-cat

Flower Field tours, CRSSD, Busker Fest, and the Amazing Acro-Cats kick off March events

Thursday | 1 Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch For over 60 years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into a spectacular display of natural color and beauty. The 50 ...

Welcome to the End of the World: Dead Milkmen to play Belly Up

Plus Dua Lipa, Anvil, and Murder City Devils, all in S.D.

It’s been around three years since the Dead Milkmen last came to town to play the Belly Up, and their just-announced tour will be heavy on tracks from their first new release since then, last ...

People are dirty even when they're clean

The church serves the unclean, untouristy souls that Christ said He came to save

It’s Saturday morning and I’m helping my wife and daughters clean Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Little Italy. It would be purest folly for the church to hire cleaners when they can instead ...

Paramedics can make more money bagging groceries

Ambulance service state of emergency

In October 2015, American Medical Response acquired Rural Metro, one of the largest emergency (ambulance) providers in the nation. In October of 2017, the medical response company renegotiated with the City of San Diego a ...

Like a beast’s pelt: oaks hunched like sleeping bear

With half-hearted barking, geese announce their return

March’s Lovely Asymptotes The property line melts into forest, its late winter browns Like a beast’s pelt; oaks hunched like sleeping bear; Beech and birch extend into ugly candid possum hair, And elms and maples ...

Sara Jacobs, 29, runs for Congress

Cosmo’s political science

What does a self-financed multimillion-dollar bid for Congress get you? For starters, a profile by Cosmopolitan, the go-to magazine and website for fashionistas. The candidate in question is Sara Jacobs, a granddaughter of La Jolla ...

Letters on beer and throwing eggs

Ready to go door-to-door for the cause

The hits keep coming From the article on Horus Aged Ale’s first bottle release, Oceanside 11 [“Horus Aged Ales gone in two seconds,” San Diego Beer News], it does not seem accurate based on what ...

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