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Happy hour with sunset and dessert

Order before 6 pm for prix fixe or sushi specials

I kept calling it the happy hour menu, and my server kept correcting me: “Sunset menu.” Sounded like semantics to me. It’s available from 4:30 until 6 pm nightly, conventional happy hour timing. Then the ...

Jolar shutters nude dancer booths at College Grove

"Convoy is going to be flooded with girls"

"Jolar just let all the girls go and they are getting rid of the booths," reports a former employee of the longtime College Grove adult boutique where women have been performing private nude dance shows ...

San Diego judge upholds Julie Harper’s 40-year sentence

Because of new California laws, she will now be eligible for “good conduct credits”

San Diego Superior Court Judge Blaine Bowman looked Julie Harper in the face and told her that “the interests of justice will not be served” by reducing her sentence. This morning, Wednesday October 24, Julie ...

The Irish Robert Burns

Hector Berlioz, Charles Ives, and Benjamin Britten have adapted his work

A poem for Halloween A Ballad: The Lake of the Dismal Swamp Written at Norfolk, in Virginia “They made her a grave, too cold and damp For a soul so warm and true; And she’s ...

Record Roundup: After (h)Ours with Jessica Lerner, more

Hargo, Midnight Track, Lexington Field, the Lulls, Josie Day, Unwritten Law, more

Due in November from Midnight Track, Lexington Field, the Lulls, Josie Day, Unwritten Law, more

Vice dream job for Unherd host

Local TV producer laments Alex Zaragoza’s move to New York

The on-air hosts producer Scott Richison selects for his locally produced TV shows move on bigger and better things. He tapped music writer and TV novice Troy Johnson to host Fox Rox (2002-2007). The weekly ...

One-note joke

Unearth, Okilly Dokilly, Atmosphere, Naked Giants

Inspired by what’s become known as the New Wave of Swedish Death Metal, Unearth debuted out of Boston in the early 2000s as kind of an entry-level Pantera, but with more denim and less leather. ...

Former Columbus, Ohio musician seeks new band

May the hunt for San Diego musicians begin!

“Candid Americana. Raymond Carver stories played by the Band. The optimism of the Mountain Goats filtered through Stephin Merritt’s worldview. Townes Van Zandt trying to sober up.” That’s Andy Gallagher, late of Columbus, Ohio, diagramming ...

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band: country blues’ lethal weapon

The Guit-gun is a small-bore shotgun the Reverend converted into a guitar

I’m guessing it’s not easy to be the Reverend Peyton. His particular apple fell from the Charley Patton tree of the blues, and though it may have bounced, it did not bounce far. Patton, who ...

After 27 years, Java Joe walks away

New owner transitions with new name

Joe Flammini, who showcased homegrown singer/songwriters including Jewel, Jason Mraz, Steve Poltz and Gregory Page as they honed their craft locally before breaking out into international success, has walked away from the namesake music venue ...

Oceanside's middle managers want a raise

If they can't strike, what will they do?

The city of Oceanside’s mid-range employees are in the middle of a wage dispute battle with city hall. They’ve been working without a contract since July 1. At the council meeting on October 3, their ...

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