Content for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

News & Stories

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Star Wars, and me

New year, (mostly) new critic

Permit me a wry grimace as I imagine theatrical legend Alec Guinness’ reaction upon learning that a theater critic’s first memory of him — of any sort of performance, really — came from Star Wars. ...

Italian, Greek, Latin, Polish, English lessons

San Diego Reader Classified ads, January 8, 2020

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

Chancing the Coaster’s Del Mar cliffs

It’s still a single track that runs along a narrow ledge

“How’s that cliff that fell away? I ask this train employee. I’m at the Santa Fe Depot, about to board the Coaster for Solana Beach. Feeling a touch queasy after reading about the piece of ...

The fire station that Rob Wellington Quigley built

A trumpet-shaped flower on Cedar and Pacific Highway

Pacific Highway doesn’t look like it sounds. The name calls to mind surfboard-topped VW buses, sunsets, and bike-riders in bathing suits, something like what you’d see on Highway 101 around Cardiff. But instead, it’s mostly ...

San Diego Convention Center vote under-funded so far

Mayor candidates pulling in donations

Too poor to pass? With just two months left until California primary election day on March 3, fundraisers for San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s convention center expansion and homeless tax boost still have plenty of ...

Jen Campbell constituents urged to email her

But don't expect a real response

There is talk among voters in San Diego’s council District 2 about starting a petition to recall Councilmember Jennifer Campbell who they feel is ghosting her constituents and their public safety concerns, most notably in ...

Duncan Hunter stories taken seriously

So much for Point Loma trees

The wonders of Duncan Hunter I was just wondering. I picked up the Reader. I haven’t read the story yet (“Duncan Hunter: San Diego’s good soldier”, Cover Stories, December 25). On the front page is ...

The rise of remote workers in San Diego

“The commute is the most physically dangerous part of anybody’s day”

The results are in: San Diego is a remote work city. How do I know? Kate Lister told me so. She’s a renowned tracker of how we work, and how many of us work without ...

From the scrunchie to the Cats movie

The best and worst of 2019

Dear Hipster: What were the best and worst parts of 2019? — Zadie From the hipster perspective, the best part of 2019 would have to be the brief return to popularity of the scrunchie. Ordinarily, ...