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El Cajon shrink gives up practice

Misconduct charges

On May 15, El Cajon psychiatrist Leon Fajerman surrendered his license to practice medicine in California. A month earlier, on April 11, the state medical board had accused him of sexual misconduct with seven patients ...

Texas oil funds San Diego hit spots

Valero, Tesoro kick in against Lori Saldana

With San Diego's nastiest race of primary season 2018 hitting new lows almost daily, a political committee funded by Sacramento's oil lobby checked into the contest with $35,000 on May 18 to help pay for ...

A new place to dim sum

Come early to Mira Mesa but not too early

It wasn’t until I entered Fung Fung Yuen that I realized I’d never set foot in a dim sum restaurant that was this new. The carpet was spotless, there were no nicks on the back ...

Two poems

"Over the Town," and "In Order of Disappearance"

Over the Town Chagall looks down at the work he’s done, 1918 In Liozna— the town at the end of the world— blossoms spread to the edge of heaven, the little River Moshna weeps over ...

Concepto's Essencia: essentially ill-conceived?

Doesn't anybody want to enjoy this piece of evolutionary, organic architecture?

Nestled into the side of Mt. Soledad about a half-mile from the coast in what listing materials describe as “the Hollywood Hills of La Jolla” sits the residence dubbed “Essencia.” With six bedrooms and seven ...

May 17 Sudoku Contenders

Randy Paddock, San Diego, 16. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 15. Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 14. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 13. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 13. George Cooper, El Cajon, 13. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 13. ...

May 17 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 16. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 4. John Strauch, San Diego, 4. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 3. Mark Burton, San Diego, 3. Holly Kennelley, San Diego, 3. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 3. ...

May 17 Crossword Contenders

Orville Brown, San Diego, 14. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 14. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 14. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 14. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 13. (winner!) Robert McQuay, San Diego, 13. Ron Meyer, Santee, 13. (winner!) ...

"Watch this." (Or maybe don't)

Solo: A Star Wars Story is half a good Star Wars story

I played an awful lot of Star Wars when I was a kid. My snowy backyard in upstate New York was the ice planet Hoth. My jungle gym was The Millennium Falcon. And my best ...

You can't toss off the Adagio for Strings

Even if you consider Jesus to be a fiction, there is no denying that the stakes are quite exalted.

The San Diego Symphony gave a concert on May 11, 12, and 13 with music director emeritus Jahja Ling conducting the music of Samuel Barber, Leonard Bernstein, and Ludwig van Beethoven. The programming was puzzling. ...

Right time, right place, right friends

Madeleine Peyroux is the anti-Billie, the anti-Edith

When Madeleine Peyroux comes around this time, she’ll be travelling light. It’s a trio gig with guitar, acoustic bass, and her voice to support the jazz-and-blues singer’s 20 years of recordings. I think her own ...

Spice Girls songs Sex Pistols-style

“We were all dressed up, we killed it, and they loved it."

“Sppike” Mike Muellenberg has been a musician in Southern California for nearly his entire life. He has played in bands for most of that time period, and knows first-hand how difficult it is to draw ...

What does KOD mean to you?

J. Cole, Omar Apollo, Jade Bird, Timbiriche, and The Flatliners, plus Young Thug

J. Cole’s KOD Tour pulls into Viejas Arena on August 22, promoting a same-named full-length released in April with a title said to either stand for Kill Our Demons, Kids on Drugs, or King Overdosed, ...

Meet ten-year-old rocker/actor Tommy Ragen

“We try and make it fun for him when he’s on the road.”

Tommy Ragen has nothing against public school. In fact, he loved his last principal. “Miss Tripi was really nice to me,” says Ragen of La Jolla Elementary’s Donna Tripi. “She was really supportive of Tommy ...

Düüns played for tweakers and random desert people

Also: Plunderbund, Haydo, Jamul, more from the Local Music Database

New band pages are added each week to the Reader's Local Music Database. It now numbers over 4900 entries, each with custom written bios, discographies, a local Video Jukebox, over 1,300 playable MP3s, more than ...

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