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Why Figaro needs tradition

The answer is obvious

As The Marriage of Figaro comes up soon at San Diego Opera, I thought sharing some of the rules of the Figaro game might be warranted. It’s difficult to enjoy anything when one isn’t aware ...

Sushi hot spot, sushi night spot

Everything and everyone looks terrific

India Street is typically thronged on a Saturday night, its city best restaurant scene luring every manner of date night, birthday celebration, and — is that a bachelorette party? I’m forced to wonder, what is ...

La Jolla luxury high rise

With a view “encompassing the La Jolla hills, the village, and the famous cove”

Let’s have a peek at “the only luxury high rise in the village of La Jolla,” 939 Coast. Eponymously named for its oceanfront location along Coast Boulevard, the building is currently comprised of 153 units ...

Gas tax repeal, Koch Bros as pretenders, Golden Age of Debt

Squandered taxes Why am I supporting Proposition 6, the gas tax Repeal initiative (“GOP gov. candidate Cox was major donor of gas tax repeal,” News Ticker, July 13)? It galls me that the state government ...

Chaos, order, Huey Lewis

The Heart of Rock & Roll is a new musical at The Old Globe. It runs through October 21. The title is borrowed from the famous Huey Lewis and the News song, but this is ...

The shteegan on Fred Saxon

The ringer was still in movie theatre mode when I awoke last Friday to find four messages. To paraphrase comedian Richard Lewis, that many calls so early in the day means one thing: death in ...

Superior Ready Mix dusts Allied Gardens

Company responds faster than bureaucracy

It might seem that Kirk Riley set a trap for investigators at the San Diego County Air Pollution Control District. But it was inadvertent. Riley, who is 45 and a resident of Del Cerro, had ...

September 27 Sudoku Contenders

Elliot Rosenberg, La Jolla, 35. Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 31. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 31. Thomas LaFleur, San Diego, 31. Ralph Levy, La Jolla, 31. Isabella Bosch-Sorensen, San Diego, 30. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 30. ...

September 27 Brainstorm Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 35. Robert Ott, Mira Mesa, 12. Randy Paddock, San Diego, 12. K.J. Rayner, San Diego, 12. Thomas McVeagh, Lakeside, 11. Johanna Barry, Pine Valley, 9. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 9. Greg ...

September 27 Crossword Contenders

Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 33. (winner!) Ron Meyer, Santee, 31. Martin Soblick, Del Mar, 31. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 29. Dennis Butterworth, San Diego, 28. Maria Coda, Oceanside, 28. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 28. Evelyn Bowser, ...

Animation and Adolf Eichmann

A Goy from Golden Hill's retelling of a Nazi spy thriller

“Goy” is the Yiddish term for non-Jew. Like “gringo,” which means “American,” it’s not derogatory. But when Joyce Axelrod, mother of the Jewish Short Film Festival, told me about Randall Christopher’s movie on the Holocaust, ...

Mission O-ccomplished

Ofo announces completion of plan to donate thousands of bikes to homeless

“This was always the goal,” says Ofo spokes-man Sherman Fixie. “Charging people to ride our bright yellow bikes was a way to cover the cost of administration, production, and distribution. But we never planned to ...

The Untouchables

SDPD seeks men of “heroic endurance” for special unit

City councilman Chris Cate has proposed new regulations for the city’s massage parlors, regulations that will, in his words “provide the San Diego Police Department and City Attorney’s office with the tools needed to effectively ...

Haggis: bad, Nessy burgers: good

A nap and a Scottish piper wailing in the heather would go down well right now

"You can see forever!” says Mag. We’ve just got out of her car. Wind sifts up from the San Luis Rey river, snaking through the valley below. Interstate 15 swoops towards us like a gigantic ...

Man-of-a-thousand-bands plays Halloween show

Pinback, Jakubi, Kyle Craft, Morrissey, Magic Giant

It’s been around 20 years since Pinback first started making noise around town, though recordings tend to be infrequent due to the many musical projects of its members, especially man-of-a-thousand-bands Rob Crow. It’s been a ...

Drones gone wild, Manchester late again, state pols like to spend in San Diego

Leaky drones U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which surveils San Diego from the skies with costly state-of-the-art drones, is not being mindful enough of the privacy and security of the citizenry below. So concludes a ...

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