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Local rattery Squeakin Pups will ship rats if out of state

San Diego Reader Classified ads, December 25, 2019

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Snared by a few of San Diego’s Finest Donuts

How a late-night craving leads to a New Year’s resolution

How many times can you drive past a donut shop without going in? That’s the question I ask myself in the waning moments of 2019, as I once again roll past the little pink shop ...

San Diego Zoo Researchers declare success in effort to bring back Northern White Rhino — or something very much like it

Dino-Rhino?

A San Diego Zoo employee seeks to lure Future Shock, a northern white rhino grown from stem cells that were genetically tweaked into sperm and eggs by Zoo geneticists, away from the scene of what ...

New Year’s Eve from Las Vegas to New York’s Fillmore East

Sinatra was allergic to retakes

Las Vegas and a mock Fillmore East play home to this pair of New Year’s Eve-themed comedies. Ocean’s 11 (1960) Frank Sinatra and a group of Korean war buddies regroup to knock over the five ...

Henry Weedall: devoted English priest and Catholic educator

Weedall devoted his life to the formation of young souls

Henry Weedall Let us begin with the virtue of religion. Of this a principal duty is worship, reason teaches us to worship God. The natural law prescribes that we should do it frequently. The divine ...

"Everyone thought we were sellouts" - the Penetrators' punk POV

Gary Heffern recalls San Diego’s punk heyday of the late 70s and early 80s

An interview with Gary Heffern of the the Penetrators. What are your best, worst, and oddest stories of playing San Diego over the years? The best times were the early days, people don't realize the ...

Spoiled Milk

Navy cancels plans for ship honoring slain gay-rights activist due to uncontrolled giggling

Before Harvey Milk was the first openly gay elected official in California history, he was in the Navy. His time as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors ended tragically when he and ...

My kids liked Rosenkavalier at the Met

One singer chewing air

As a member of the San Diego Opera Chorus, I don’t often have a chance to review an opera but I’ve got one now. I went to see Der Rosenkavalier, by Richard Strauss, at The ...