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JC Lee's What You Are ponders the “big damn hurry.”

Being a good person has nothing to do with technology.

Things just aren’t the way they used to be. At least they’re not for Don, the aging protagonist in this Old Globe-commissioned world-premiere play by JC Lee. Don can’t quite keep up with technology, or ...

Signs in mind of Harry Crane, Orson Welles, and a rock-pile installation in Golden Hill Park

The collection is accompanied by something human: a face

A low-grade tag war broke out a couple of months ago on the retaining wall in front of a burnt-out motel near my home. Three letters — initials, surely — spraypainted by some poor soul ...

San Diego State window on wealth at the top

Juan Vargas gets money from Warren Buffett PAC

Quid pro SDSU The arrival on Montezuma Mesa of San Diego State University’s latest president Adela de la Torre, who officially took control of the school in a flashy April 11 inaugural, has marked the ...

Lou De Beer’s aventurous life, St. Spyridon Greek festival, Nunsense, Jennifer Lopez, Dan Werb discusses City of Omens

Events June 6-June 12, 2019

Thursday | 6 One soldier's aventurous life This D-Day, listen to the life story of USMC veteran Lou De Beer, who survived the Nazi occupation of The Netherlands as a prisoner of war, then fought ...

San Diego Reader Fun things to do issue

Pump tracks, waterfalls, footgolf, Stonewall Peak, geocaching, ukelele jams, Cameron Crowe, circus center, Otay Lake kayaking

Drew Keltz Discs, balls, and hidden gems Pacific Highlands Ranch Pump Track 5992 Village Center Loop Road Carmel Valley 1970s-era concrete skateparks often included snake-runs. These were, basically, winding trenches with smooth walls that riders ...

Escondido Excuse Department

A cry from granny gulch

Chiefly excuses Living in this area which for decades was known as “granny gulch” because the area has numerous senior housing and mobile home parks, now we have gangs, violent homeless but no police protection ...

UCSD researchers use organs from aborted babies

“Fetal tissue remains the gold standard"

Researchers from the UCSD School of Medicine are in the market for human organs that are "fresh" and "fetal," according to emails published by the Center for Medical Progress, a citizen journalist/medical ethics watchdog group ...

A hundred miles from Lake Cuyamaca to Cibbets Flat... in a day

You have to be disciplined about your time: know what you’re going to do, get in and get out as fast as possible

This Friday, Joe Seeley will embark on his fourth San Diego 100: a 100-mile exercise in physical and mental endurance that winds from Lake Cuyamaca to Cibbets Flat east of Pine Valley and back, to ...

The inexplicable reason people keep eating at the Cheesecake Factory

Why do people hate the word “moist”?

Dear Hipster: Is it ever the case that somebody might want to impersonate a hipster? If so, why? — Darren One might think, given the general opprobrium towards hipsterkind on behalf of the general public, ...

Barber Mountain Trail: used for SDG&E power line access, border patrol, fire response, and a little foot traffic

Walk through miles of unspoiled chaparral and uninhabited vistas.

Before the major wildfires of 2003 and 2007 and the installation of the Sunrise Power Link, Barber Mountain Road was a jeep road that connected upper Deerhorn Valley to Honey Springs Road. Since that time, ...

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