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Last hurrah in China for Ron Roberts

Ex-supervisor drains campaign fund for final blowout

Before he left office this month to make way for newly elected Democrat Nathan Fletcher, termed-out Republican county supervisor Ron Roberts took one final trip to China, using up a sizable portion of the remaining ...

That vacation craving

A search for shredded beef leads to great bread

Every time on of my friends travels to Cuba, I start craving the stewed beef dish, ropa vieja. The pictures they share on Facebook never have anything to do with food: it's mostly cars, beaches, ...

Calif. exhaust bill stirs furor

If I’m 50 feet away and my windows are closed and I can hear your vehicle...

Some San Diegans are up in arms about the California exhaust ticketing bill that was signed into law by Jerry Brown in June. On January 1 the law went into effect. “Does that mean I ...

Neither smoke nor sweet

The Maguey Agrio’s floral quality is nothing to run away from

The Maguey Agrio served at Banker’s Hill is the Mexican answer to the whiskey sour, says its creator, Banker’s Hill bar manager Colin Berger. Referencing mescal’s plant of origin and the Spanish word for “sour,” ...

Performance Bicycle Shops shutting down – what does it mean?

Edison Cycle, Bicycle Warehouse offer contrast

The retail apocalypse has caught up with local cyclists. All of the Performance Bicycle shops in the United States are in the midst of store-closing sales. The San Diego region had six stores between Chula ...

Frons list

Top ten movies of 2018, plus, this year's Big Screen Big List

A few months back, I put out feelers to all of the major theatre chains in San Diego, hoping that one of them would have the good taste (and decency) to book the long-awaited last ...

Former cop Ryan Keim gets surprise nod for O'side council

Witowich takes name out of consideration

Being tied to Oceanside Police can either be a blessing or the kiss of death if you want to become an Oceanside city councilman. It worked just fine for Jim Wood who was elected to ...

The (Central) American Dream

Mexican migrant caravan seeks “a safer, better life” in Honduras

“In 2011, there were 86.5. murders per 100,000 people in Honduras, making it one of the deadliest cities in the world,” says Mexican migrant Rafael Torres. “So naturally, when I heard that Hondurans were headed ...

Clawstrophobia

San Onofre nuclear plant resumes nuclear waste canister transfer, despite fears over new system’s safety

“We’ve learned our lesson, yes we have,” says San Onofre Nuclear Powderkeg spokesman Ray D’Ashun. “It’s true that we probably shouldn’t have bought those crummy steam generators from Mitsubishi, the ones whose failure resulted in ...

The Boss Baby’s Holiday (Bowl)

Politics on parade at annual waterfront procession

‘The Baby Trump balloon was already in San Diego, thanks to the whole migrant mess,” explains Holiday Bowl Parade designer Bill Blowhard. “So we thought we might as well make use of it in the ...

The goods and evils of eternity

James Archer's road to priesthood began at an English pub called The Ship

James Archer God and Reason In defending revelation, I wish not to deprecate human reason, much less to establish Christianity on its ruins. Reason is the most beautiful ornament of our nature, the distinguishing excellence ...

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