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"The Lorica" by Saint Patrick

The country could be called "The Isle of Poets"

I arise today Through the strength of the love of cherubim, In the obedience of angels, In the service of archangels, In the hope of resurrection to meet with reward, In the prayers of patriarchs, ...

Del Mar's "moving meditation"

Brazilian cherry wood floors, Calcutta marble, lava-stone steps, custom glass accordion stack doors

Listing materials bill the Del Mar estate at 507 Van Dyke Avenue as “a moving meditation.” Originally built in 1985, the four-bedroom, five-bath home underwent an extensive three-year renovation that was completed in 2017 that ...

The hidden food of Barona

Feisty Kate's, Ho Wan Noodle Shop, Barona Oaks Steakhouse

‘The long and winding road,” sing the Beatles on this bus’s sound system. And, boy, have they nailed it. I look out the bus window and see rocks, bluffs, isolated houses with dusty trucks in ...

Don't even think about hiking there

Carlsbad's Ridgeline Trail is ok, though

The Ridgeline Trail is a highly scenic trail through native chaparral and coastal sage scrub habitat. It has inspiring views of the Batiquitos Lagoon and the Pacific beyond as it takes you along a ridge ...

San Diego's jazz people

Robert Dove, Holly Hofmann, and more on the state of local jazz

“There’s live jazz every night here in town.” When I arrive, Robert Dove, a tenor sax player, a jazz guy, is waiting at the Ken Club’s bar. We pool our resources: between us, $22 dollars. ...

Second-generation San Diego talent

Like dad-mom, like son-daughter

Guitarist Jerry Raney of the world famous cow punkers the Beat Farmers often shares the stage with his son, guitarist/drummer Nathan. And Josh Kmak’s Undertone album (recorded under the name Creepseed) was one of the ...

"I’m really set on doing a song in Tagalog"

Lorraine Castellanos splits from Besos de Coco

Kissed and said goodbye, reluctantly. Fans of the all-female Latin/classical/jazz trio Besos de Coco featuring the guitar and vocals of Lorraine Castellanos, the bass of Evona Wascinski, and the tap-dance percussion of Claudia Gomez are ...

San Diego shows to get this sellout off his couch

Anxiety. Disbelief. Wonder.

Last month, a local Facebook friend posted: “‘There’s no music/art scene in SD.’ Sure there is, but you are in your room missing it.” Easy for him to say, I thought. He’s the promoter of ...

Care and feeding of Young Lions

Castellanos's kids set to storm the San Diego jazz world

Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos decided to turn his weekly Young Lions performance series at Panama 66 in Balboa Park into a fully functional after-school music program called the Young Lions Jazz Conservatory last fall. He started ...

Gigs in the retirement digs

"It's consistent work, if they like you."

“It’s like no other scene. It’s an audience that’s appreciative,” Peter Marin says, “but, in another way.” Marin, 63, is a jazz singer. He performs at venues throughout San Diego, including senior retirement homes. “For ...

Bands deserve what they can earn

A few smaller San Diego scene makers

Everybody loves a great underdog story, even when it comes to live music venues. Instead of focusing on some of the bigger players (Belly Up/Observatory/Casbah/HOB), let’s zero in on some of the smaller venues that ...

San Diego raps, too

Heading out with hip-hop heads

“San Diego got talent, but ain’t got ~one fuccen [sic] person that understands business,” a local rapper Freemind619 posted on his Twitter earlier this month. The tweet is the latest of many diagnoses offered to ...

Music Issue 2018

San Diego raps, too By Jonah Valdez Bands deserve what they can earn By Dryw Keltz Gigs in the retirement digs By Dave Good Care and feeding of Young Lions By Robert Bush San Diego ...

Selling the dream

Hacienda del Corazón is up for sale

The San Diego Film Foundation’s 2018 Oscar Viewing Party was held at the luxurious Hacienda del Corazón in Rancho Santa Fe. On January 5 of last year, it was the Wall Street Journal’s House of ...

Trashcan Sinatras — the best of Groucho Marx and Tom Lehrer.

Plus Circles Around the Sun, Ariel Pink/Nick Hakim, the Floydians Ocean Alley

Two different types of psychedelic jam bands seem to fancy themselves heir to the devotional horde of Deadheads still willing, even anxious, to rejoin their tie-dyed and squinty-eyed brethren at the electric altar: those who ...

Latino film, 10,000 butterflies, sugar artists, Puppy Love 5K, Walter Trout, LPGA Classic

Best events for March 15-22

Thursday | 15 Latino Film Festival Media Arts Center San Diego celebrates the 25th anniversary of the San Diego Latino Film Festival March 15 to 25. The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days ...

Jack McGrory —moneybags lobbyist

$136,257 given since 2013

California politicos insist that nominations to state boards and commissions aren’t dependent on the generousness of campaign contributions, but the experience of Jack McGrory, just named to the board of the state university system by ...

Tijuana morgue can't keep up

45 days to claim a corpse, but the state of emergency reduced it to 15 days

‘The smell doesn’t reach all the way to my house,” comments Diego Silverio, a writer and high school teacher who lives a couple blocks uphill from Tijuana’s morgue. “But [the smell] is unbearable when I ...

Pure as Venter’s wife?

$800K for him, $150K for her

Genome giant Craig Venter, whose privately-owned Synthetic Genomics was hit with a gender discrimination suit last fall alleging he put his arm around a female executive and said she was “‘the only one without a ...

A long line for Alice Waters

Fans of all sorts come out to her book signing at Chino Farm

On this particular Sunday, the longest line at the Chino Farm vegetable stand in Rancho Santa Fe is not the one for the pricey produce, or even for the wood-fired Stinging Nettle pizza. Instead, it ...

Union-Tribune's GoFundMe program trimmed

The old wall between writers and ad salesmen

The San Diego Union-Tribune is facing unknown changes as the date for its final takeover by Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong nears. Meanwhile, the paper has abruptly revised its deal with GoFundMe.com intended to steer ...

We'll return to La Jolla when there is a Santa Ana

Blowback on Peter Navarro, bowties, Jamul, and bull penis tacos

La Jolla and the stench of fish In your article about Coronado [“A shark-sized bite out of the real Coronado,” cover story], Mr. Walton mentions that La Jolla is now a crap hole. I find ...

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