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Cleveland Ave. and Ohio St. chimeras

The disappearing landlords on Craigslist

The birth rate of suckers “born every minute” seems at times to keep pace with their rising desperation to find reasonable rent. Recently, at Twiggs Coffee House on Park Boulevard in University Heights, conversations have ...

Have a fraud or environmental complaint?

“Kinks” in the city attorney’s office

If you call the city attorney’s hotline, 619-533-5600, a recorded message tells you that if you have an environmental complaint, call Nuisance Abatement. Huh? If you have a consumer fraud complaint, you are told to ...

Three sonnets by Edward Dowden

"In July," "In the Cathedral" and "Leonardo’s 'Mona Lisa'”

In July Why do I make no poems? Good my friend Now is there silence through the summer woods, In whose green depths and lawny solitudes The light is dreaming; voicings clear ascend Now from ...

If La Jolla had a Cheers

The Spot to be in Mat Kulaaxuuy

Welcome to Mat Kulaaxuuy — Land of Holes. ’Course, you may know it as “La Jolla.” But to the Kumeyaay, always and still, Mat Kulaaxuuy’s the name. Mat means “land,” Kulaaxuuy means “holes.” Ergo, Land ...

Why Brahms burned his letters

Brahms would never marry or ever have sexual relations with any woman he loved

I recently read Simon Callow’s excellent biography of Richard Wagner. Now, to be fair, I’m reading a biography of Johannes Brahms by Jan Swafford. As in music, in biography these two are opposed. We have ...

July 5 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 22. Ron Meyer, Santee, 20. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 20. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 19. (winner!) Maria Coda, Oceanside, 19. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 19. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 19. Evelyn Bowser, San ...

July 5 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 24. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 21. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 21. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 20. Joe Steinbach, San Diego, 20. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 19. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 19. ...

Swedish fish and the Oregon Trail

Normally, the lead photo art corresponds with the lead review, but protocol be damned when you hook a whopper like this: a candid shot of Ingmar Bergman posing with Spielberg’s toy shark, Bruce. To commemorate ...

July 5 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 23. (winner!) John Strauch, San Diego, 8. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 7. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 7. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 6. John Canepa, Del Cerro, ...

Tom Metzger has moved to San Jacinto

But his enemies read him into Trump policy

“Do you know who founded Fallbrook?” organizer Ricardo Favela blurted out on a bullhorn in front of about 60 fellow protestors in a late afternoon rally Monday, July 9. “Reche,” said one who knew the ...

Re-imagining cinema soundtracks

Morricone Youth, Nina Nesbitt, Exploded View, Mutual Benefit

Although they’re usually considered a quintessential NYC art-rock band specializing in re-imagining cinema soundtracks, Morricone Youth actually has roots in mostly long-gone San Diego groups such as Rust, Creedle, aMiniature, Crash Worship, and one of ...

Scum suckers gotta get paid

"It’s pretty conservative up here. But then so is San Diego."

Ramona Mainstage owner Orrin Day has bitten the bullet and says he has agreed to pay some $3000 annually to music licensing groups he has called “scum suckers” in the past. “You can’t get away ...

Huge, gritty garage rock

In The Whale also sounds like so much more than just one guitar and one drummer

Lilyhammer was a Netflix series about an American mobster who chose Norway when he entered the witness protection program. There, the mobster (played by Steven Van Zandt of The Sopranos and E Street Band fame) ...

Daneen Wilburn's reentry into the music world

"I want them to feel the spirit, too.”

“This is what I was born to do,” says vocalist Daneen Wilburn, about her reentry into the music world after dropping out for more than 20 years to raise a family. “It’s more than just ...

Scum bags stole his amps

“For some shows, you just need a refrigerator.”

When Rice Enright plays solo for wedding or corporate gigs he plays guitar. But when he plays as a “hired hand” for reggae bands J.a.m. Kwest or Gentle Giants, or for tribute bands like Fake ...

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