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Off to a caliente start

Papa Marce's feels like Baja, drinks like San Diego

The pair of Brewery Igniter turnkey brewhouses along the Carlsbad stretch of El Camino Real got off to a rocky start. The dudes behind Rouleur Brewing and Wiseguy Brewing were relative newcomers to San Diego, ...

A west coast Statue of Liberty

40-foot monument to Virgin Mary in San Ysidro

A cross-denominational faith group on Friday (October 5) announced their plans to construct what they're describing as a West Coast Statue of Liberty on a San Ysidro hilltop overlooking Tijuana. Modeled after the Virgin Mary ...

Scandal for profit

Is L.A.'s Soon-Shiong casting San Diego to fill content maw?

Can a revived investigative reporting push be the key to saving the Union-Tribune from losing its identity, as well as its already dwindling advertising business, to its big northern sibling, the Los Angeles Times? Or ...

Our own trailer park talent

Barbolak poked fun of Oceanside neighbors

It’s been one month now since Oceanside comedian Vicki Barbolak appeared in the live final round of America’s Got Talent. Although she missed out on the one-million-dollar prize placing (she placed sixth out of the ...

A difference in breakfast sandwich philosophy

Crackheads a place to hang, not grab and go

There’s this undeveloped lot at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and State Street, the main crossroads of Carlsbad Village. Well, mostly undeveloped. For some time there’s been a little juice bar doing business out ...

The Trojan Mary?

Immigration officials investigate planned 40-foot statue of the Virgin Mary as Lady Liberty in San Ysidro

Beacon or distraction? “The fundraising campaign at claims that the monument will serve ‘as a beacon of welcome,’” says Border Patrol Investigator Travis Wahl. “But after consulting with several art critics, we’ve determined that ...


Honestly, a television screen is not the ideal portal of introduction for this film

Streaming service Kanopy has teamed with the Goethe Institute to sponsor 48 films for the Wunderbar: A Celebration of German Films project. Visit throughout the month of October to watch any of the films ...

Maverick’s Middle

Top Gun sequel filming in Coronado before heading into the desert

Coronado fans of Tom Cruise and ‘80s blockbusters got a big thrill last week as Tom was spotted cruising around town on a motorcycle while filming scenes for Top Gun: Maverick, a sequel to the ...

Seaus Settle, Sort Of

The NFL was only the beginning

Last week, the family of Chargers linebacking legend Junior Seau reached a confidential settlement with the National Football League over their wrongful death lawsuit that claimed Seau’s 2012 suicide was the result of chronic traumatic ...

Joseph Reeve, SJ: writer of the history of the Catholic faith in England

"It is not necessary to ascend in spirit into Heaven, as if he resided nowhere else"

Joseph Reeve, SJ To enjoy the presence of God in the manner that is suited to our mortal state, it is not necessary to ascend in spirit into Heaven, as if he resided nowhere else. ...

Wild ‘n Out signs don't last in Kensington

Wrong area for guerrilla marketing?

On October 11 at about 1:45 pm, I saw a lady by the I-15 exit on Adams Avenue carrying yellow signs. I wasn’t sure if the lady just pulled the yellow and red Wild ‘n ...

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