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Emo Post Hardcore guitarist looking to get better at songwriting and can sing/scream

San Diego Reader Classified ads, July 24, 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) ...

Dorothy’s alluring journey in the Wizard of Oz

The message to children of the American Midwest: stay on the farm

Over the past century plus, a number of bright minds have interpreted Wizard of Oz through the lens of late 19th-century politics, suggesting Frank L. Baum’s 1900 book (along with its subsequent stage and film ...

James Rowles job looking after the Charles Manson murder house

Author not related to Charles Manson

“I was there,” says James Rowles. He’s just seen the teaser for this week’s movie release, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, called “Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to 1960s LA.” “It shows the address, the ...

The Tale of Despereaux: A romping good tale well-told

“If a story doesn’t connect with a child — well, where’s the fun in that?”

“The world is dark, and light is precious,” writes Kate DiCamillo in her novel The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread. Where are ...

Super Girl Surf Pro, Soto Six: Joe Henderson/Wayne Shorter Tribute, San Diego Fruit Festival, Dogfight, Leopard shark snorkeling

Events July 26-July 31, 2019

Friday | 26 Super Girl Surf Pro The world’s largest female surfing event returns for its 13th year. Featuring more than 100 pros, it’s the only all-women’s World Surf League qualifying event in the US. ...

Union-Tribune wants community conversations

Half-page ad touts Soon-Shiong’s NantEnergy.

LA versus SD On July 16 the Union-Tribune, owned by Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, ran a half-page advertisement touting the merits of Soon-Shiong’s NantEnergy. “NantEnergy offers innovative Energy Storage Solutions that deliver healthy outcomes ...

San Diego’s campaign against Round Up

Campaign started at Sunset Cliffs

The use of the weed killer Roundup at city parks has spawned an organized opposition movement known as Campaign for a Non Toxic San Diego.“After learning Dog Beach, Dusty Rhodes Park, Robb Field, Shelter Island, ...

San Diego altruists

Eyes aimed at: homeless, El Cajon highschoolers, Camp Kesem, Habitat for Humanity

“After I graduated from high school, I went to Honduras. I stayed for a year in a little neighborhood where I developed relationships with teenagers, and moms at home taking care of their kids. These ...

Willis Way fans respond

Shelly Dunn was not dropped from DSC

Affective disorder Yeah, this concerns the July 11 Reader, San Diego on the QT, page 14 (“Motion underway to re-try exonerated Edward Gallagher following Duncan Hunter’s statement of support,” San Diego on the QT, July ...

Conversation with Friar Donaldo at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

This place has been in action since 1798

Friar Donaldo Rosete Garcia stands by the old brick arch that frames California’s first pepper tree. “I shall miss this place,” he says, “I came here to learn English. Now I must return to Jalisco.” ...

The new James Bond

Are we really proving anything to ourselves by putting 007 in a dress?

Dear Hipster: What the heck? When will the hipsterfication end? I check my phone first thing this morning, and what do I get on the news feed? The new James Bond is going to be ...

Lake Sutherland Dam: providing a component of San Diego’s drinking water

Explore the south side of the lake through chaparral and oak woodlands.

Starting from the parking area closest to the restrooms, make your way up the road to the kiosk marking the beginning of the trail, a service road that runs along the south side of Lake ...

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