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Hopeless addict but not a dealer

“Mister Alvarez is a man who is hopelessly addicted to methamphetamine,” his defense attorney told a judge during a twenty minute hearing on Monday, July 16, 2018. Defender Lacey Golling asserted that the drugs Alvarez ...

Pigging out

There’s no doubting Chef Hanis Cavin’s affinity for pigs. On his forearm is a tattoo of a butcher’s diagram of pork cuts, and in his home is his beloved pet, Carnitas—the not-to-be-eaten little piggy for ...

Sorry, done with your murals

While the San Diego Redevelopment Agency existed, it wanted original artworks installed at the new North Park parking garage. Longtime artist and North Park resident Blair Thornley responded to submission requests from North Park Main ...

July 12 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 25. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 22. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 21. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 21. (winner!) Joe Steinbach, San Diego, 21. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 20. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, ...

July 19, 2018
July 12 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 23. Ron Meyer, Santee, 21. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 21. (winner!) Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 20. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 20. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 20. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 19. Jon Christianson, ...

July 19, 2018
Out of South Africa

‘Just think about it,” says Perky. Graham Perkett, actually, but his friends call him Perky. “Four, five hundred years ago, the Cape of Good Hope was where every ship from Europe had to stop in ...

July 19, 2018
July 12 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 24. 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. (winner!) Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 6. ...

July 19, 2018
Transcending Barriers

Sharon Katz travels around the world with her band, the Peace Train, putting on musical events to promote peace and cross-cultural understanding. The South Africans “Transcending Barriers” program, scheduled for July 21, starts at the ...

July 19, 2018
Long before American Idol, X-Factor, and So You Think You Can Dance

For a while, it didn’t look like San Francisco punk rockers Swingin’ Utters would survive into the new century. Founded in the late 80s (though not named Swingin’ Utters until 1994), their glory days included ...

July 19, 2018
Overthinking too much

Dennis Sheridan attended many shows in the Louisville DIY punk circuit while he was in high school, but never picked up an instrument until he was in college. When he finally did, it was an ...

July 19, 2018
Warm, dark saxophone sounds

“There are more people playing jazz music at a higher level than ever before in the history of jazz.” That’s Ian Buss’s answer when I ask him about choosing a career playing straight-ahead jazz music ...

July 19, 2018
Would Mozart do karaoke?

There are currently around two dozen recurring open mic events around town, including at Navajo Live, Java Joe’s, Midnight Jack’s Echo Room, Capri Blue, Spacebar Café, Pal Joey’s, the Merrow, 1st Street Bar, and Mr. ...

July 19, 2018
The OB lane

Although they admit to some “talking” over Instagram, the boys in Fashion Jackson say a full-fledged proxy war has not erupted over the use of their name. “We claimed dibs,” jokes bassist Sterling Gietzen. “The ...

July 19, 2018
Forget farm-to-table. Embrace farm-to-fork

Watlington’s farm Trish Watlington reaches into a bed of bright red-orange nasturtiums and picks off a couple of whitish green seedpods about the size of wasabi peas. “Here, try it.” She hands one to me ...

July 19, 2018
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