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San Diego charter backers lose

On June 19, the San Diego City Council took on a staff error made in 2015 that limited the growth of schools, assembly, entertainment, and religious uses. That code change has been hard on charter ...

June 28, 2018
The fight from the bottom

Zero. Point. Zero. That could be the college dean in Animal House telling John Belushi’s character his grade point average. Or it could represent the status of the all-sports radio 97-3 The Fan, as it ...

June 28, 2018
Three poems

Story (An author speaks of himself and of his first novel.) I shot—in Vietnam—at clouds and trees. Our orders were to count our kills. They’d check: How many gooks? I’d shout out: two, three, four, ...

June 28, 2018
What’s a red-blooded sake drinker to do?

DMV. Wednesday afternoon. “H.H. Zero. One. One,” says the woman’s auto-voice over the loudspeaker. “Report to counter #3.” Okay, that might not be exact, but I’ve been sitting hearing the numbers creep up for the ...

June 28, 2018
June 21 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 22. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 20. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 19. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 18. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 18. Joe Steinbach, San Diego, 18. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 17. ...

June 28, 2018
June 21 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 21. John Strauch, San Diego, 8. (winner!) Randy Paddock, San Diego, 7. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 6. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 5. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 5. ...

June 28, 2018
June 21 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 19. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 19. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 18. (winner!) Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 18. Ron Meyer, Santee, 18. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 17. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 17. Richard Hutchings, ...

June 28, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Needless to say, most people, critics and civilians alike, disagreed with my negative take on Incredibles 2. Biggest opening of all time for an animated film, 94% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes.com, A+ Cinemascore — plus ...

June 28, 2018
Less whimsical and more muscular

To call Ceramic Animal mere psych-rock is to unfairly relegate them to the same paisley parking lot spinners who never figured out that Their Satanic Majesties Request was just the Stones mocking them and their ...

June 28, 2018
Worst show at the Epicentre

San Diego native Alex Lievanos, 21, sings, writes songs, and plays several instruments. In advance of coming back to SOMA on July 7 (opening for the Grove Collective), he took questions over email. Where in ...

June 28, 2018
Friends said she sounded like a dude

“Good music for bad people,” is how Brenna Red once described her band’s oeuvre. The Last Gang is an Orange County punk trio born almost an entire generation after the West Coast’s punk scene faded. ...

June 28, 2018
Mixing slot machines and booze

Mixing slot machines and booze with traditional Jamaican vibes may make rasta purists wretch, but the formula has become a hit at Funner, California. “The world is not going to end if you mix gambling ...

June 28, 2018
Always fans of ska

Erny Nuñez became a DJ and a concert promoter out of need. “Until five years ago there was a night called Brixton Beat at the Whistle Stop,” says Nuñez about the occasional DJ gig at ...

June 28, 2018
Roque De La Fuente running for U.S. Senate

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, who has owned car dealerships and currency exchanges in San Diego County, and now concentrates on real estate, is running for the United States Senate in six states this year: ...

June 28, 2018
Meadiocrity has something to braggot about

Call San Diego the land of beer and honey, because the guys behind a local mead startup have won a nationally televised beer contest. Andrew Segina, John Botica, and Mark Oberle co-founded Meadiocrity Meadery in ...

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