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Female vocalist wanted for Black Sabbath tribute band

San Diego Reader Classified ads, August 7, 2019

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Meet Beetlejuice, Thor, Optimus Prime, and “Welcome to Good Burger” Ed

The glorious amateurs of Comic-Con

Where was the heart of Comic-Con 2019? Out on Fifth Avenue, where the glorious amateurs play. “I am Colonel Richard Ferrel of Her Majesty’s Coldstream Guards at your service, suh!” says this guy dressed in ...

Comanche San Diegan Gene Miller searches for his identity

“I feel like that saying: red on the outside, white on the inside.”

“I don’t know who I am,” says Gene Miller. “I feel like that saying: red on the outside, white on the inside.” Right now, it’s 100 degrees on the outside. We have just come from ...

Tiki Oasis 19, Oceanside International Film Festival, Eugene Ray, A Bright New Boise, San Diego Beer Choir

Events August 8-August 14, 2019

Thursday | 8 Tiki Oasis 19: Catch The New Wave Running over four days in Mission Valley (after an opening night at the Bali Hai), this year’s Tiki Oasis offers Hawaiian-themed décor, drinks, live music, ...

The scandalization of Steve Martin’s The Underpants

Merely invoking the word was deemed too suggestive for public consumption in the Berlin of a century ago.

The German satire Die Hose, by Carl Sternheim, depicts the aftermath of a Dusseldorf hullabaloo surrounding a lady’s undergarments having fallen down, in public. Predictably, some men are scandalized by the perceived immorality of it. ...

Reader 2019 Feast restaurant issue

New and old, from the Guadalupe Valley to Carlsbad

Food you’ll talk about later – Ian Anderson You may not think you want to drive 90-minutes beyond the Mexican border for a meal, but from the moment you take a seat, the reasons for ...

Mara Elliott gets Morgan Dene Oliver money

Lorena Gonzalez eats free $88 meal at Barona

Mara’s marred Morgan Dene money San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, a Democrat, has been raking in super-sized campaign contributions from some of Republican Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s most stalwart backers, including one mixed up in ...

Joe Harper, CEO of Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, eases up on PETA

Blames part of Santa Anita breakdowns on rain

‘Well, I know the headlines won’t be about big hats.” Joe Harper, longtime CEO of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, is candid. It’s race time at Del Mar, where the humid days of summer usher ...

VA mutes ventilator alarm, paralyzed patient dies

San Diego hospital hit by audit for spinal cord injury victim's death

Sloppy supervision, a muted alarm, and lack of training led to the suffocation death of a severely paralyzed patient at San Diego's Veterans Administration hospital last year when an alarm failed to sound after a ...

Squirrel killing reserved for serial killers

Mara Elliott distorts Heller decision

Squirrely behavior You start off with the specifics of “hairspray” burn magic and move smoothly into your story about how by association, you and crew almost got caught during target practice squirrel hunting (“Who killed ...

Caught between Chernobyl and the slaughterhouse

“If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t bump his butt a-hoppin”

Well, the rumors of a Pavement pre-reunion reunion proved unsurprisingly false. I regret nothing. Unfortunately, my return to “Ask a Hipster” will be delayed yet another week. You see, before I even made it halfway ...

Villagio And Arroyo Vista Trails connect inland areas to Batiquitos Lagoon

Walk along a corridor critical for wildlife to move between habitats.

The Villagio and Arroyo Vista trail segments in southern Carlsbad are part of a series of wildlife corridors which allow animals to move from coastal Batiquitos Lagoon to inland areas and vice versa. This suburban ...

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