Content for Tuesday, November 5, 2019

News & Stories

The Last Five Years: fragmented like Homer’s The Odyssey

A nonlinear timeline has become quite common in contemporary fiction and film

A crucial component of the storyteller’s craft is placing actions and details in a specific order. For most stories, this is pretty straightforward: start at the beginning, then tell the events in the order they ...

Clan linked to yesterday's Mexico slayings once rocked San Diego

Polygamous leader dispatched tenth wife for blood atonement

It was January 1975, and San Diego was making big news in the New York Times, as violence from a notorious polygamous cult spilled into the county from Baja California. "A search centered on San ...

Halloween slippage in north Escondido

Only 10 kids showed up for monster movies

Halloween is “Valentino Frankenstein’s” favorite holiday. The north Escondido resident plays guitar for local Duran Duran and The Cars tribute bands and his monster-moniker is his stage name, partially because he stands 6 feet 4 ...

No new North County sprawl has its consequences

Now you will have to drive down from Riverside

Where are the high paying jobs cropping up in San Diego? North County. And where are many of the big sprawl housing projects proposed? North County. The "two simple numbers" that really count in that ...

Belgian Beer and Waffles (and fries)

Sweet, savory, vegan, gluten-free, and twice fried

As I approach what used to be a Starbucks on University Avenue, a corner unit of the historic North Park Theatre building, a sign written in large letters announces a welcome change: it’s now a ...