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Body found half mile off Mission Beach, boat sinks at South Mission jetty,

San Diego lifeguard reports Oct. 8-14

Oct 14 11:41 Medical: Unconscious mail on boardwalk at Garnett. Lifeguard, fire, medical and San Diego police respond. No aid given. 13:49 Medical: 62 year-old male unconscious at Ventura and Mission Blvd. Lifeguard, fire, medical ...

Morning sickness protocol

“Hey, I didn’t know you were pregnant!”

Nausea is plaguing my newly pregnant friend Sarah. “Now I know how my husband feels when he’s on a boat,” she moaned to me. My friend Maire is a representative for dōTerra oils, and she ...

Pessimistic, paralyzed, and sexy

By comparison, happiness looks like a sweaty pig.

Act one, scene two, of Hamlet begins with jubilation. King Claudius and Queen Gertrude celebrate their marriage. Rhinish wine spills from gleaming goblets. Bright colors swirl around the stage. Over in a corner — usually ...

The art of (avoiding) audience participation

Presume all actors are sadists seeking to torture introverts

In theater’s early days, did a budding playwright sit through a performance, hoping and praying the actors might suddenly pause in their dialogue, turn toward the audience, and specifically include him or her as part ...

Bitter Creek Canyon: rich with desert cacti and multiple dry waterfalls

Find sweet solitude in the shadow of Grapevine Mountain

At the western fringes of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park below the San Felipe Hills, you will find solitude in a broad canyon rich with a variety of desert cacti and shrubs, as well as multiple ...

Living room renter stabs Escondido host

They wanted the rest of the $340

"They haven’t removed the stitches, I still have the stitches in there.” Victor touched his ear when he spoke about that weird day when his ear got slashed. It happened on March 31, when he ...

Melancholy vs. midday meal

“Smile — You’re in San Diego.”

November seems odd/ You’re my firing squad/ November — Tom Waits, “November” My wife might say that anyone who goes listening to Tom Waits’ “November” in November — when the darkness starts closing in even ...

Scooter lobbyists behind scenes

Peters' help in ousting Zapf

e-scooter pay-off The Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University is out with a study likely to gladden the hearts of San Diego e-scooter riders, plagued by a rash of accidents and beset by ...

Pomegranate Day with the camels, Full moon night hike, Heathers: The Musical, SoCal Turkey Paddle, Pat Travers Band

Events November 22-November 28, 2018

Friday | 23 Pomegranate Day with the camels Feed a herd of camels one of their favorite foods, pomegranates. Enjoy camel rides, circus acts under the colorful big-top, Wild West turkey stampede, mini sheep petting ...

Everyone knows how divided we are as a nation

Letters on civility, historic homes, Bohemian Rhapsody, potholes, and animal cruelty

Tolerance versus civility It is interesting, although not being the main point of this article about civility in public discourse (“The case for civility,” City Lights, November 14) that the author used some rather unmemorable ...

Sorrento Valley lacks stickiness

But they want Mira Mesa to stop the land grab

In August 2018, many of us were aghast at a news story, summed up in the Union-Tribune’s webby headline, “Three dead in wrong-way I-805 crash in Sorrento Valley that shut down freeway for 6 hours.” ...

Soul light

Emily King, the Bad Plus, Red Dragon Cartel, Lady Lamb

The Music Box has been stepping up with contemporary high profile acts this year, and their 2019 schedule continues the trend toward currently charting, buzz-heavy acts, especially light soul and radio pop singers like Emily ...

El Ten Eleven’s double-necked axe

“I had to come up with my own techniques and tunings for playing both necks at the same time.”

Playing guitar and bass more-or-less at once, in real time, with only two hands, might strike one as a strenuous proposition. But Kristian Dunn, of instrumental duo El Ten Eleven, makes it work. With a ...

Taco joint at the Hotel Del?

“Better hurry, they close at sunset.”

I’m standing staring out to sea along with maybe fifty people here where the Del segues into beach. We’re on the brink of sunset. And what a sunset. For sure, it’s the wildfires causing it. ...

Jazz Marine

Trombonist Matt Hall’s journey to San Diego

“It’s all because of music, really,” explains trombonist Matt Hall, contemplating the journey that brought him from East Tennessee to San Diego. Hall has been playing the trombone since he was 10-years old and it ...

Close and distant

Cat Power’s Wanderer hits home

By the time Chan Marshall reaches San Diego as her alter ego Cat Power, she will have released Wanderer, her first album of new music in six years. The reviewers at Pitchfork gave it a ...

Local boy makes good

An interview with Character Designer Jeff Merghart

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney’s sequel to Wreck-It Ralph, is superior to its predecessor in several ways. Character Designer Jeff Merghart, a La Mesa native who attended Helix High and Grossmont College before heading to ...

Coffee music

Daniel Charlson unveils his all-vinyl Dark Horse Coffee Records

“When I saw Starbucks get into music” — selling CDs in-store and running its own label — “I thought it was a genius idea,” says local coffee entrepreneur Daniel Charlson. “I thought what they were ...

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