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Creative creatures brew in El Cajon

Behind the pizza spot, across from the Ross

Downtown El Cajon may not be the next, Next North Park, but if you look across the parking lot from the Ross Dress For Less, you will spot the city’s newest brewery. Creative Creature Brewing ...

Colton Underwood groped, then blamed for walking out of Mavericks

Did fans really care about cystic fibrosis?

On Feb. 13, when Bachelor star Colton Underwood abruptly left a charity event at Mavericks in Pacific Beach, many took to social media to discuss the sequence of events that made national news on Valentines ...

Fight Club: Las Pulgas

Fleas flee concert by Grupo Codiciado

Las Pulgas is “el mejor lugar para bailar (the best place to dance),” according to their slogan. It is known as one of the bars that sell the most beer in all of Latin America; ...

Balboa Park garage – after all the money – seems dead

Faulconer ready to bolt to Dems?

Jacobs’s latest stand The ultimate tab for taxpayers of the now-aborted secret deal between Qualcomm billionaire Irwin Jacobs and Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer to bulldoze a mammoth parking garage into the heart of Balboa Park ...

A stream of consciousness akin to the art of Faulkner

Once we speak the truth and align with reality, things begin to get better.

It is a play based on a book based on an online advice column which was called “Dear Sugar”. I had previously read some of the Dear Sugar material, and found it to be spotty ...

Diana, Secrets Trapped in Amber, Lacrosse pick-up game, Red Dragon Cartel and Taz Taylor, Murals of La Jolla walking tour

Events February 21-February 27, 2019

Thursday | 21 Diana It’s 1981. A former assistant kindergarten teacher attends a royal wedding at St. Paul’s Cathedral. It’s her own. Diana Frances Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales, and instantly becomes a Princess ...

The fatal attraction of the Coronado Bridge

“Mother Teresa said loneliness is the greatest illness on earth.”

Jamie Sorenson knows suicides. She’s written a book on it, Why You Tried to Kill Yourself. And in the Navy, she’s counseled thousands. But when it comes to advising Coronado bridge suicide-prevention groups, she’s surprisingly ...

Hillcrest DMV plan makes friends of enemies

Nobody likes the state's design

Watchers of land-use politics in San Diego were surprised when late last year two names usually on opposite sides of controversial building projects suddenly showed up in TV interviews espousing the same passionately held position ...

Danai Gurira born in US, KPBS number one

Why not dig Mission Valley deeper?

Born in the USA This concerns the theater article this week by Jeff Smith about Familiar at the Globe (“An in-house culture war that’s also funny,” Theatre Reviews, February 13) and in the second paragraph ...

Wasting my life away reading McSweeney’s and the San Diego Reader

Will anyone remember me ten years after I’m gone? Twenty? One hundred?

Dear Hipster: For about a two weeks now, I have found myself lying asleep at night, staring up at the ceiling, watching the fan twirl around, listening to the night noises, and pondering the universe. ...

Playing ukuleles together is magic

“George Harrison used to carry two ukuleles everywhere, because people always wanted to play with him.”

This is my friend Ronda’s idea. “Come on down! Sneaky Tiki Ukulele night! Fast Times! Clairemont Drive. Bring your uke!” Except in the end, flu hits her and she isn’t going to be plucking no ...

San Diego's street lights that spy

Faulconer's secret dealings with G.E. and Qualcomm

An outspoken critic of the mayor departs her downtown condominium en route for her law office a few blocks away, monitored by an array of video cameras and audio sensors concealed atop the city’s streetlights. ...

Brazilian author Paulo CoeIho’s The Valkyries made Glorietta Canyon internationally known

His “Black Madonna” was once found on a boulder at the mouth of the canyon

This little canyon in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is only a hop, skip, and a short off-road drive southwest of downtown Borrego Springs. It is a popular local canyon for day hikes, and surprisingly, internationally ...

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