Content for Thursday, January 24, 2019

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Women's March and Walk for Life – a mile or a world apart?

Abortion the litmus issue in San Diego

Two events drew out civic exhibitionists in San Diego on Saturday, January 19, each expressing a different view about what it means to be pro-woman. An estimated 20,000 participants in the Women’s March gathered at ...

A world record whiskey collection

The Gaslamp's Whiskey House owns official bragging rights

Published by St. James's Gate Brewery, maker of Guinness Irish stouts, the Guinness Book of World Records was conceived as a reference book for people debating facts in a pub. In other words, to settle ...

The mother of chili at Sister Ray's

"She kinda teleported the recipe back to Spain."

You puff up to this hilltop eatery. You see the gang behind the counter. You think one thing: ZZ Top! Because darned near everybody here has a beard. Okay, only Kevin has the full-on ZZ ...

Virgin villa on Rutgers Road

No one has lived in this modern Mediterranean manse

Listing materials for a recently-constructed southern La Jolla mansion pose a question they’re more than happy to answer. “What would you call a residence of high style, beauty, and sophistication, intelligent design and refined in ...

January 17 Sudoku Contenders

Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 3. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 3. Philip Faker, Jamul, 3. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 3. Carol Georges, Poway, 3. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 3. Susan Hunt Williams, San Diego, 3. Steve ...

January 17 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 3. Stephanie Arcadia, Chula Vista, 3. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 3. (winner!) Orville Brown, San Diego, 3. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 3. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 3. Carol Georges, Poway, 3. Richard Hutchings, ...

Ryan Bingham: snarky desert troubadour

Plus Bad Suns, Little People, Bryan Ferry

Americana singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham may not be breaking any new ground in the roots music field, but it is called roots; you’re not supposed to dig ‘em up. Maintaining sagebrush authenticity isn’t a problem for ...

Critic crowns The Kid Who Would Be King

Youth must be served

Tired of all the political spiel teeming from the TV? Not thrilled at the prospect of squandering your entertainment dollars on more of the same at the local multiplex? My first two releases logged for ...

Shindigs enjoy bountiful record label attention

“When I first heard about it, it seemed very, very odd,”

For the first seven albums he’s appeared on, bass player Grant Glibert did what most local artists do. He and his bandmates in four different bands (Splavender, Slay Dean, Big Bloom, Citrus) ponied up their ...

The 78's traditions resonate

"People like real, genuine music. That's not surprising."

“There’s a lot of good shit happening right now.” Whitey Morgan says this in answer to my question about the present-day state of traditional country music. “Sometimes, I see three generations of families at our ...

Honkabilly queen Rosie Flores & more local newsmakers

...and Buck-O-Nine, Hostile Comb-Over, Silent, Switchfoot, Loons, Tom Delonge, more

Over a decade after their last album, 2007’s Sustain, ska-punk rockers Buck-O-Nine will drop a new full-length in April via Cleopatra Records. The band has been in semi-retirement, with only occasional performances and one-off releases ...

San Diego beer turns 30

Karl Strauss co-founder reflects on the decision to launch

As of February 2, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has officially been open for business for 30 years. Karl Strauss Old Columbia Brewery and Grill opened on that date in 1989, serving three house beers: Amber ...

Sunflower Sutra

Bassist Sean Hicke steps forward

“I’ve always written a ton of music, but I didn’t really have enough time to lead my own groups until recently,” says jazz bassist Sean Hicke, who just released his debut solo album Sunflower Sutra. ...

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