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IB wavers on pot

Only one dispensary? 600 or 900 feet from schools?

Smoking lounges, neighborhood grows, and pot dispensaries won't go on the ballot in Imperial Beach, but where exactly will they go? Anywhere? On April 27, a judge upheld the city's decision to deny a petition ...

Two poems

"Pot-Bound" and "Left Out"

Pot-Bound Roots strangled reaching out suffocating every several years all plants need repotting their nutrients depleted larger pot, richer potting mix untangle roots gently, water deep am I pot-bound needing replanting too how long has ...

Onslow, lost in the onslaught

World War I shattered the promises of the Enlightenment

Beethoven and Schubert admired him. Mendelssohn and Schumann thought his string quartets were as good as those by Mozart and Beethoven. Schubert fashioned his cello sonatas after this composer’s cello sonatas. He was George Onslow ...

May 3 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 13. Orville Brown, San Diego, 12. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 12. Ron Meyer, Santee, 12. Evelyn Bowser, San Diego, 11. Robert McQuay, San Diego, 11. Carol Georges, Poway, 8. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, ...

May 3 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 15. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 4. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 3. Mark Burton, San Diego, 3. Holly Kennelley, San Diego, 3. (winner!) Randy Paddock, San Diego, 3. John Strauch, San Diego, ...

May 3 Sudoku Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 14. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 14. Dennis Taplin, Chula Vista, 13. Jerry Noser, San Diego, 12. (winner!) Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 11. George Cooper, El Cajon, 11. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, ...

Mainstage midget wrestling

Ramona Music Center steps in

In 2002, Ramona contractor Orrin Day bought his home town’s only movie theater, built in 1946. Ten years ago, after spending what he says was over $1 million, Day reopened it as Ramona Mainstage, a ...

Not conned

Dennis Quaid's had a couple of toes dipped in the music pool since 1987

Headquartered in Sweden, but sporting two British members, Hillbilly Moon Explosion is celebrating 20 years of playing jump blues, swing, and barroom rock ‘n’ roll with a tour that hits Soda Bar on June 9. ...

Miss New Buddha’s elder statesman

He played this role in the band Small Talk

Though their name was inspired by the title of the Bubba Sparxxx single “Ms. New Booty,” Miss New Buddha are a far cry from mid-2000s, sugar-shaker rap. Instead, the band traffics in a sound reminiscent ...

Hot Snakes slither back to San Diego

"I think I still know all their songs by heart."

“Hot Snakes?” my pal said. “I totally loved that band. Are you going?” That’s been the standard comeback among friends who were club-age back during the 1980s and 90s, when San Diego’s indie punk scene ...