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North County's dark money triumph

As Jacobs blew family jewels, mystery cash took down Gaspar

While a granddaughter of a La Jolla billionaire Democrat spent a chunk of her sizable inheritance coming in third in the North County open primary to replace departing Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, a fund with ...

We all scream for déjà vu

New ice cream shop has the feel of an old one

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Company was due to reopen this week after a long renovation, but it left a Gaslamp Quarter in need of ice cream heading into summer, and now Ghiradelli returns to find fresh ...

Urchin Merchants

“This market is the first time we fishermen can be our own masters. No middle man.”

‘It’s a record! A state record!” This is Randy Hupp. He’s standing behind a rack of angry fish that look like scarlet versions of grouper. He points to two other fishermen in the tent. “These ...

June 7 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 20. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 19. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 17. (winner!) Jerry Noser, San Diego, 17. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 16. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 16. George Cooper, El Cajon, ...

We have met the Underminer, and he is us

Alas, Incredibles 2 is not too incredible

I loved the first Incredibles movie. I especially loved the ending. Journey back with me to 2004, and mind the fourteen-year-old spoilers along the way. The super-powered Parr family has triumphed: in stopping the killer ...

June 7 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 18. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 18. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 17. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 17. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 16. Ron Meyer, Santee, 16. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 15. Orville Brown, San Diego, ...

June 7 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 20. John Strauch, San Diego, 7. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 6. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 5. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 5. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 5. (winner!) John Canepa, Del Cerro, ...

A Ship in the Woods

"It was a big step to do a full festival."

A Ship In the Woods is a creative collective that was founded in 2010. The original location was in the hills of Del Mar, but in 2015 the ship sailed to a property adjacent to ...

Sometimes you just gotta move to Austin

Matthew Logan Vasquez, Thrice, King Khan & The Shrines, Dawes, Dermot Kennedy

After a decade spent in the frontman slot of mainstream rock bands like the mostly-local Delta Spirit, as well as Middle Brother (featuring members of Dawes and Deer Tick), famous former neighbor Matthew Logan Vasquez ...

A cabin in the woods

"For a guy in his 60s to receive more than one is a good day for me."

“I have all the tools I need to accomplish this here in San Diego, but to have the opportunity to compose in seclusion without distraction for six weeks without having to worry about anything is ...

Part of the grand inventory

Vincent Herring plays it like the music never died

Vincent Herring is a part of the grand inventory of straight-ahead jazz alto saxophone players. His is not a name that leaps out, perhaps, which reduces Herring’s significance not one bit. The trouble with the ...

Song into outer space

And why Casey Turner doesn't play Maui much

When he’s not on tour, Casey Turner is either at his house on Oahu or the one in Pacific Beach. He’s wrapping up an extended stint in Hawaii and will be flying back here next ...

Donkeys' Disneyland trash album

Inspired by a notebook found in a garbage can

Longtime Donkeys Timothy Denardo, Anthony Lukens, and Sam Sprague have been visiting Disneyland together since they were kids. In early 2017, they added trash-picking to their theme park itinerary. “We were just in line at ...

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