Content for Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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Chollas Creek: threading City Heights, Encanto, Oak Park and other communities

Enjoy a creekside walk in urban San Diego.

Chollas Creek runs through urban San Diego and is part of the Pueblo Watershed, running 32 miles from its headwaters in La Mesa and Lemon Grove to where it drains into San Diego Bay in ...

Mad magazines, Rod and Custom magazines, blue-nose pit bull

San Diego Reader Classified ads, July 18, 2019

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

The villain’s journey in The Tale of Despereaux

The big question isn’t how the hero will end up, but how will the villain end up?

PigPen Theatre Co., which previously produced The Old Man and the Old Moon at the Old Globe, has now adapted the award-winning children’s novel The Tale of Despereaux into a musical stage production extraordinaire. (The ...

San Diego lifeguards to the rescue, Rock of Ages, Escape The Con: The Villain’s Tail, Over-The-Line Tournament, Ben Vereen

Events July 18-July 23, 2019

Thursday | 18 San Diego lifeguards to the rescue The Ocean Beach Historical Society and author Michael Martino take a look at the early years of lifesaving along San Diego’s beaches and the formation of ...

The Willis way to survive rip currents

North Shore Big Wednesday vets say don't swim along the shore

‘Look for the bubbles; it’s all in the bubbles!” That’s Milton Willis preaching at the beach, extolling his approach to avoiding rip currents and surviving those you can’t evade. He calls it the Willis Way. ...

Is self-regulation working at Torrey Pines Gliderport?

San Diego’s paragliding community continues to reel from the loss of two people many considered friends.

No one knows exactly what final thoughts went through the minds of the two pilots who plummeted from the skies over Torrey Pines State Beach one sunny afternoon in early March as the pair struggled ...

San Diego vacation renters' trash eyed

Skids greased for Wheels Labs e-bikes

Short-termers’ trashy haul Online vacation rentals of less than a month, already at the center of a popular storm regarding traffic, noise, and zoning, now have another challenge to contend with. “Our investigation determined that ...

Kumeyaay took over Presidio event

My husband cut his own hair

Californio cousins The anti-Hispanic efforts orchestrated to distort the 250th anniversary of San Diego’s foundation by using Kumeyaay descendants to perpetuate the hypocritical racist agendas of some are pitiable (“San Diego’s Presidio is crumbling”, City ...

No Comic-Con pass, no problem

See Animaniacs in Concert, Rave of Thrones, Exodus, David Newman, Conan O’Brien and more

You don’t need a Comic-Con pass to enjoy related events around town this week. On Thursday, July 18, Animaniacs in Concert features Rob Paulsen, the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko ...

Comic-Con co-founder Barry Alfonso, back in his hometown

His recently published A Voice of the Warm covers the life of Rod McKuen

“When we first came to San Diego, we lived in Golden Hill, then on Florida Street in the University Heights area. From there, we moved to a little bungalow on Eads Avenue in La Jolla. ...

Superhero psychology: fans of Harry Potter and Batman cope

Dr. Janina Scarlet heals with Superhero Therapy book

“Janina Scarlet is a real-life superhero with an origin story to rival any Marvel character. After surviving a childhood radiation spill [at Chernobyl], she moved halfway around the earth [to San Diego], overcame PTSD and ...

Comic-Con – 50 years in San Diego

The cosplayers, homeless at the Con, Balboa Park's shrine to Comic-Con

The real stars of Comic-Con By Jay Allen Sanford Not long ago, few had ever heard the word “cosplay.” Nowadays, pretty much any pop culture convention will be overflowing with costumed role-players posing for snapshots ...

Luxurious Charms

Liberate those marshmallows from the starchy cereal bits to achieve their true, teeth-rotting potential

Dear Hipster: My friends and I were having a very tipsy Fourth of July this year, drinking and playing lawn games as one does on a midweek summer holiday. And, as people tend to do ...

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