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San Diego charter backers lose

City staff mistake stands

On June 19, the San Diego City Council took on a staff error made in 2015 that limited the growth of schools, assembly, entertainment, and religious uses. That code change has been hard on charter ...

The fight from the bottom

Radio's Dan Sileo loses guys 25-54 to Mighty 1090 and XTRA Sports 1360

Zero. Point. Zero. That could be the college dean in Animal House telling John Belushi’s character his grade point average. Or it could represent the status of the all-sports radio 97-3 The Fan, as it ...

Three poems

Story, His Biggest Deal Prompts a Lawyer to Reflect, Doxology at Sixty-six

Story (An author speaks of himself and of his first novel.) I shot—in Vietnam—at clouds and trees. Our orders were to count our kills. They’d check: How many gooks? I’d shout out: two, three, four, ...

What’s a red-blooded sake drinker to do?

Deal aside, this place just seems to have the right vibe. Good fusui.

DMV. Wednesday afternoon. “H.H. Zero. One. One,” says the woman’s auto-voice over the loudspeaker. “Report to counter #3.” Okay, that might not be exact, but I’ve been sitting hearing the numbers creep up for the ...

June 21 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 22. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 20. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 19. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 18. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 18. Joe Steinbach, San Diego, 18. Greg Chauncey, La Jolla, 17. ...

June 21 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 21. John Strauch, San Diego, 8. (winner!) Randy Paddock, San Diego, 7. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 6. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 6. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 5. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 5. ...

June 21 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 19. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 19. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 18. (winner!) Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 18. Ron Meyer, Santee, 18. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 17. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 17. Richard Hutchings, ...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

If you didn’t want to inspire comparison, maybe you shouldn’t have made a sequel

Needless to say, most people, critics and civilians alike, disagreed with my negative take on Incredibles 2. Biggest opening of all time for an animated film, 94% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes.com, A+ Cinemascore — plus ...

Less whimsical and more muscular

Ceramic Animal, Dale Watson, Mat Kearney, Monster Magnet

To call Ceramic Animal mere psych-rock is to unfairly relegate them to the same paisley parking lot spinners who never figured out that Their Satanic Majesties Request was just the Stones mocking them and their ...

Worst show at the Epicentre

I forgot to bring my capo

San Diego native Alex Lievanos, 21, sings, writes songs, and plays several instruments. In advance of coming back to SOMA on July 7 (opening for the Grove Collective), he took questions over email. Where in ...

Friends said she sounded like a dude

The Last Gang: Three-chord punk kids who grew up listening to the hardcore

“Good music for bad people,” is how Brenna Red once described her band’s oeuvre. The Last Gang is an Orange County punk trio born almost an entire generation after the West Coast’s punk scene faded. ...

Mixing slot machines and booze

Believe me, the kids who swim up to bar at Harrah’s are not reggae purists

Mixing slot machines and booze with traditional Jamaican vibes may make rasta purists wretch, but the formula has become a hit at Funner, California. “The world is not going to end if you mix gambling ...

Always fans of ska

“We decided it was cheaper to bring them down here than drive up to L.A. to see them.”

Erny Nuñez became a DJ and a concert promoter out of need. “Until five years ago there was a night called Brixton Beat at the Whistle Stop,” says Nuñez about the occasional DJ gig at ...

Roque De La Fuente running for U.S. Senate

In six states — this time as a Republican

Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, who has owned car dealerships and currency exchanges in San Diego County, and now concentrates on real estate, is running for the United States Senate in six states this year: ...

Meadiocrity has something to braggot about

Local meadmakers nab a TV homebrew prize

Call San Diego the land of beer and honey, because the guys behind a local mead startup have won a nationally televised beer contest. Andrew Segina, John Botica, and Mark Oberle co-founded Meadiocrity Meadery in ...