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Self-deported to TJ

My friends called me stupid

My friend Jaime crossed the border illegally in late 2015. He didn’t climb the fence, sneak through a tunnel, or swim around the wall. He walked up to the Otay gate and told a Customs ...

Imagery Machine recasts

New song every month, a step away from reggae sound

“We’re going to be releasing a new song every month in 2018,” says Imagery Machine singer Jennie Lynn. “We call the project the Monthly Machine…. The band came to the conclusion that trying to put ...

City councilman Chris Cate continues to gather cash

Walmart wasn’t credited

Still under investigation by the state attorney general’s office in the case of a confidential city attorney opinion leaked to lobbyists for SoccerCity, San Diego city councilman Chris Cate continues to gather cash from well-heeled ...

A friendly chat with Christian Bale about Hostiles

Soldier on

In Hostiles, director and cowriter Scott Cooper re-teams with his Out of the Furnace star Christian Bale to tell the story of Captain Joseph J. Blocker, a man of war facing a violent transition — ...

Flogging will continue

Pro skater/accordionist Matt Hensley's brew scene beats bar ownership

Practice sessions for Flogging Molly’s Matt Hensley used to be a pain. He’s been in North County for decades. The other six Celtic punkers lived in greater L.A. Lately it’s gotten a lot harder for ...

One-man band in East Village

"He makes the dough, adds everything, puts it in the oven."

I’m on the Orange Line. Where I get out at Park and Market in the East Village, a whole gang of kids is sitting on the railings goofing off, hanging out, clacking skateboards. And behind ...

Bring the kids to this riot

Laurel and Hardy Fan Club mini-festival January 27

The San Diego Chapter of the Laurel and Hardy Fan Club, aka Saps at Sea, opens their 40th season on January 27 with another riotous one-night mini-festival. “I usually try to make each program a ...

Dunford disclosure

The doctor is out

In his heyday, San Diego city emergency medical services director Jim Dunford cut a dashing figure, with stylishly long hair and a jazzy automobile. His profile rose yet further after he became enmeshed in a ...

Silvester Jenks — fled at the Glorious Revolution

Love of God is the total sum of Christianity

To make it plainly appear that the love of God above all things is the greatest duty of a Christian, one would think it were enough to show that it is a duty which comprises ...

But Mousie...

A poem by Robert Burns (for Burns Day, January 25)

To a Mouse Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty, Wi’ bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee Wi’ ...

How the least tern was rescued at Batiquitos Lagoon

See what restoration can do

The North Bluff Trail is on a coastal plateau at an elevation of 60 to 100 feet above sea level, overlooking the Batiquitos Lagoon. The plateau once was almost entirely covered by coastal sage scrub ...

J-Pop fans can thank Tim Mays

Chai at the Casbah, Casey Hensley at the Belly Up, Alvvays at the Music Box, and Jack White at Viejas Arena

J-Pop fans can thank Tim Mays for finally bringing Chai to the Casbah on March 12, where the four-piece female band from Nagoya City, Japan, will make their San Diego debut. Chai’s memorable single and ...

Superbean's punkish frustration

"I personally think young people are great." However...

After graduating from Helix High School in 1985, Steve Moramarco left San Diego to study theater at UCLA. He befriended Jack Black in college and went on to front a series of bands, most of ...

That “Chinese Restaurant” episode of Seinfeld...

Everyone has his fix

Dear Hipster: I was sitting around the other day with friends, commiserating over the injustice of being forced to wait till 2019 for the next Game of Thrones series, and I realized that a surprising ...

Whatever it takes to not get the flu

From Emergen-C to acidophilus

“The flu epidemic of 1918 infected something like a third of the world’s population,” I remarked, sitting with my friends over coffee. “From what I’m hearing, seems like we’re almost back to that. Maybe we’re ...

Year of the Snakes — Hot ones

San Diego's prime specimens prepare to strike

It was 25 years ago when major record label reps came to town to scout local bands such as Inch, Lucy’s Fur Coat, and Truman’s Water. San Diego was called the “next Seattle,” suggesting the ...

This week's primo events: Disney on Ice, Plays by Young Writers, and Tiger Woods

And you can celebrate the Chinese New Year

Thursday | 25 Disney on Ice: Follow Your Heart New for 2018, stories and characters from the animated movies Finding Dory and Inside Out. “‘Just keep swimming’ with Dory, Nemo, Marlin, and new pal Hank ...

Would disbarred Bill Lerach dare practice law again?

He’s now a pension consultant for lawyer wife

San Diego’s most famous — and most infamous — attorney, Bill Lerach, is raising eyebrows again. Lerach, the onetime “King of Torts,” was known and widely hated for scaring the wits out of corporate executives ...

“This is how a Hepatitis A breakout happens.”

Fourth Estate’s prophetic email

Last May 11, local journalist Megan Burks sent an email of complaint to Stephen Puetz, then chief of staff for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer. “I’m the education reporter at KPBS but I’m wearing my ...

A reader has a couple of corrections

And another has a bit to say about Don Bauder

No such thing as Le Croix Kindly explain to Mr. Thomas Larson that there is no such expression as “the youngest of two” [“In my heart I hate it,” cover story]. Youngest implies three or ...

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