Content for Wednesday, December 4, 2019

News & Stories

RIP Robert Scott, Comickaze Comics operator

Longtime local comic book retailer played important national role

Robert Scott, longtime operator of San Diego’s Comickaze Comics, has reportedly passed away. The former department store manager opened his Clairemont Comickaze store in the early '90s, an era when comic publishing, distribution, and retailing ...

A lesson in Latin history by John Leguizamo

Listen up, morons!

John Leguizamo is having a moment. His one-man show Latin History for Morons, which relates his effort to instill a sense of Latin pride in his middle-school-aged son, played San Diego over three years ago. ...

FREE: air hockey table, archery target stands, standing basketball hoop

San Diego Reader Classified ads, December 4, 2019

Call in your FREE classified ad (619) 450-4293 voice mail. Or text it to us (619) 272-2772. Or visit sandiegoreaderstore.com and fill in classified ad form. (Businesses can use this too for $5 classified ads) ...

The Imperiled Ocean, A Christmas Story, Tamalada Time, Beatles Fair, Kim Petras at Observatory North Park

Events December 5-December 11, 2019

Thursday | 5 The Imperiled Ocean Ocean journalist Laura Trethewey will discuss and sign her new book, The Imperiled Ocean: Human Stories from a Changing Sea. Her narrative journalism follows people as they head out ...

Bradley Fikes (R.I.P.) spoke openly about San Diego media

San Diego State booster Ben Clay to investigate student death

Non-freedom of speech The surprise death of Union-Tribune biotech writer Bradley Fikes, at 62, brought forth a sentimental obituary in the paper, which labeled the scribe “part Dr. Dolittle, part Inspector Gadget,” and “a walking ...

San Diegans who entered death row in the last 16 years

Eric Anderson, Manuel Bracamontes, Adrian Camacho, Scott Erskine

When the California Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of convicted double murderer Jeffrey Young last July, the number of San Diegans on death row went down by one, to 37. Young, 44, had been ...

How the San Diego Airport is going to sneak in more flights

11 more gates at Terminal 1 a Trojan horse?

Terminal 1 at the San Diego International Airport has been disparaged of late as not befitting the high-class city that San Diego aspires to be. The characterization is part of a Regional Airport Authority campaign ...

Couldn't register on BikeIndex

Because I didn't donate?

Biking down in Coronado Yes, I was calling regarding your bike down in Coronado (“Bike stolen from Hotel Del Coronado recovered from Tijuana swap meet,” City Lights, November 27). BikeIndex.org. I tried to contact them, ...

A Star Wars nativity scene with Baby Yoda

How to chase off the Yuletide chill

Dear Hipster: You have told us winter is basically here, and we should all be drinking warm, alcoholic beverages to chase off the Yuletide chill. I would challenge one of the basic assumptions underlying your ...

Mission Trails’ 5-Peak Challenge — accepted!

Challenge yourself to a fitness adventure and do it at your own pace.

Hiking to the top of one or more of the major five peaks in Mission Trails Regional Park has always been an adventurous challenge for park visitors. The 5-Peak Challenge became a formal activity beginning ...