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Boots and booties from Zara and Shiekh Shoes

“I somehow get glitter on everything. I can’t even tell you what it’s from.”

Although I tried to fight it for many years, when winter rolls around in San Diego, it’s time to put the flip flops and sandals away. This is the time of the year when San ...

Kevin Faulconer's homeless California roadshow

New committee advances termed-out San Diego mayor's publicity tours

Old California politicians never die; they just set up ballot measure committees and start raising more campaign cash from special interests. Such appears to be the story of termed-out San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer, who ...

M. Hernandez and Armin Van Buuren: from raving to raging

“Just chill on the binkies, candy beads and super-oversized Dickies”

M. Hernandez scoffed when he saw the “rave safe with these 10 essentials” list posted on the iEDM site last summer. Hernandez, now in his 40s, is prepping to watch EDM veteran Armin Van Buuren ...

Chula Vista’s Tour D’Elegance

The home is “fully automated,” with an “iPhone app to control everything”

2920 Gate Five Place, a six-bedroom, eight-bath custom estate with nearly 9000 square feet of indoor living space sits at the end of a cul-de-sac overlooking the Upper Otay Reservoir in eastern Chula Vista. Part ...

San Diego Idli: South Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

“This vast, ancient cuisine, it is completely vegetarian.”

Little India. Black Mountain Road. Looking for an Indian grocery outlet. Gotta find my new favorite flavor to swipe on bread. Marmite. Surprise for my friend Annie. She’s Scottish. She let me try some of ...

A big honking deal in the great white north

Le Ra, Wolf Parade, Tanae, Festival of New Trumpet Music, Vader

Jazzy psychedelic rockers Le Ra features members based in Tijuana, San Diego, and L.A. The lineup includes Mónica Mendoza (lead vocals, guitar, keys), who founded the group in 2010, alongside Milka Luna (drums, vocals) and ...

Created Equal: an unduly sympathetic portrait of Clarence Thomas

My sworn duty is to review the film, not the man

Spectacles, or no spectacles? That is the question that opens Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words. (Thomas settled upon two eyes instead of four.) The next voice you hear is that of writer ...

Sex and violence in La Mesa

“We’re out there trying to tell a story, and the guy who’s the subject of the story starts attacking us.”

Grabby headline, no? Not quite as gloriously specific as “Headless Body Found in Topless Bar,” but still eye-catching. And catching eyes is how you stay alive in these dread latter days of content overload. So, ...

Belladon’s last show with Anastasya

“This show really is the end and beginning of two eras”

“One side will have all our dream pop songs, and the other has our gothy nasty ’80s songs,” says Belladon’s Aimee Jacobs of the band’s upcoming Dreaming/Dreading EP. “Both sides will have a collection of ...