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Fingerprints the clincher

Wind blew wig off robber at Vista's BBVA Compass bank

A woman said she was working behind the counter at a bank in Vista, two years ago, when a man put a bag onto her countertop and said, “Give me all your money.” The bank ...

A poem for August

The voluntary obstinacy of flight

August This was its promise, held to faithfully: The early morning sun came in this way Until the angle of its saffron beam Between the curtains and the sofa lay, And with its ochre heat ...

Panini plan has to work

“I turn away people asking for omelets every day, but I’ve stopped feeling guilty about it.”

Bob and Kate Carpenter had a decision to make. “I said ‘We have no pension, no safety net. This has to work,’” says Bob. The question? Whether to give up their lives as journalists and ...

July 26 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 26. John Strauch, San Diego, 8. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 7. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 7. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 6. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 6. Craig ...

The Bleak of Araby

Don’t you hate it when, while rifling through a desk drawer in search of a book of matches or piece of scratch paper, a character accidentally happens upon the one indisputable clue needed to solve ...

July 26 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 26. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 24. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 23. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 22. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 22. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 22. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 22. ...

July 26 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 25. Ron Meyer, Santee, 23. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 23. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 22. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 21. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 21. (winner!) Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 20. Richard ...

A dusting of snow at Ahvsan Ranch

A 376-acre “private oasis nestled high atop Palomar Mountain"

Shots of a sun-drenched pool deck are essentially a requisite box to check when developing marketing materials for a San Diego-area mansion, but how many elite local homesteads can be accurately portrayed with a dusting ...

Alien and familiar

Modesto even took band naming rights from a Wu Tang Clan song

Buyepongo is about as multi- everything as you can get: multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, multi-cultural, multi-genre. It boils down to the music and rhythms of Central America, but by way of Long Beach. Cool jazz meets merengue, ...

Expanding the dancefloor boundaries

Thievery Corporation, Jerry Paper, Prophet, Yndi Halda

For over 20 years, Rob Garza and Eric Hilton have been expanding the dancefloor boundaries of EDM as Thievery Corporation. Though early efforts were paint-by-number exercises in straight dub and acid jazz, their evolution toward ...

Great moments the world over

“No matter how hard ones tries, there will be some times one will not be able to stop [musical] dissidents.”

As the oldest son of singer/songwriter/bandleader/mystic/political agitator/polygamist Fela Kuti, Mr. Femi Kuti, now 56, knew from an early age that he had some big shoes to fill. But he toughened up while playing in his ...

Hoodratscumbags

“I really want to emphasize this was our upbringing and this is who we are.”

Logan Heights born-and-raised Pablo Cervantez has always been low key about Beach Goons. But that’s all about to change, says the singer/guitarist/songwriter about his trio that grew out of the local garage punk scene. Cervantez, ...

A cool patio on a hot day

Parkside property in East Village gets Amplified

When two-headed business Halcyon Coffee and Stella Public House launched in a new East Village construction in 2014, it created one of the best outdoor drinking spaces in all of downtown. Its perch overlooking Fault ...

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