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Hyundai out raced police copter on I-15 shoulders

Woman loses use of eye, trial suspended

A mis-trial was declared this morning in the case against Eric Wilkes Durland, 27, who was accused of seriously injuring a woman when he crashed into her car while evading police, four months ago. Defense ...

Property crimes low, worries still high

Transients, theft, reckless driving, vandalism/graffiti, and illegal dumping

San Diego is one of the safest regions in the U.S. according to a report released by the county in April. Data from 2017 reflects the fourth-lowest violent crime rate since 1980 and the lowest ...

Two hours from downtown TJ to bullring

The free bus to Tijuana's craft beer fair

“It started to rain!” commented Andrés “el Andy” Rodríguez, beertender and brewer at Madueño Brewing Co. I was perplexed. It didn’t rain in Tijuana or Playas the night before. “Not real rain, it started to ...

A good time (and timing) in Dulzura

"They only feed you on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays."

Peaceful countryside? Zoom! Zum zum zum, rattle, baarp! Highway 94, the old stagecoach route, is one crazy turnpike. Gravel trucks, tankers, buses, and cars, cars, cars. This one-shop stop is Dulzura (population maybe 850, scattered ...

Views from every room (and deck)

The California Dream as seen from Del Mar

The estate home at 110 15th Street in Del Mar is described as a “one-of-a-kind compound,” its one-third acre lot nestled into a hillside just across the street from the waterfront Seagrove Park. A “modern ...

May 31 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 19. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 5. (winner!) Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 4. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 4. (winner!) K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 4. Craig Smith, San Diego, 4. John Strauch, San Diego, ...

May 31 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 17. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 16. (winner!) Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 16. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 15. (winner!) Ron Meyer, Santee, 15. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 14. Orville Brown, San Diego, 14. Maria ...

May 31 Sudoku Contenders

Randy Paddock, San Diego, 18. Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 17. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 16. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 16. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 15. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 15. George Cooper, El Cajon, 15. ...

Beastly Boys

American Animals serves up four wannabe crooks who watch too many movies

The sounds of birds chirping and crickets grinding knee bones underscores the brief procession of film financiers and production company logos that precede American Animals. Then a quote from Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of ...

Guitars amble and shimmer, drum tracks roll out like bubbles

Covet, Patrick Sweany, Florence & the Machine, Troye Sivan, Clan of Xymox

Based around Oakland and San Jose, “adventure math rock” band Covet features Yvette Young and David Adamiak, who together make sounds best described as music to watch dragons and hobbits by while you test a ...

Record roundup - local releases coming your way

Sue Palmer, Lower Left Jazz Trio, Sometimes Julie, Wayne Riker

On June 20, music teacher and Guitar Player magazine columnist Wayne Riker drops his Blues Breakout EP, which he describes as “a 25 minute-plus, five track instrumental guitar journey through a compendium of blues tributaries, ...

JD McPherson, keeping the rebellion alive

He perfected that three-chord frenzy that stems from hormonal urgency

What came to mind the first time I heard JD McPherson’s band? My childhood. He reminded me of being four years old and leaving out of Texas in ‘57 with my mom and the music ...

Mike Ruggirello's Theory Thursday

Guitarist interviews guitarists about guitar

“We want to be the next Wayne’s World,” says Mike Ruggirello of online music TV program Theory Thursday. Best known as guitarist with the rock bands Fusebox and Dark Lumen, Ruggirello and a guest are ...

Demasiado means too much

"It was like a punk rock Benny Hill skit."

“We lived in a house in OB,” singer Jon Piotrowski says of the salad days of his post-punk, art-rock band. “It was loosely called the Demasiado house. It was a magical moment. We didn’t realize ...

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