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You are shedding lights for San Diego

Most of us drive like crazy

Homelessly mental Hey John Kitchin (“Not laziness, not mental illness, not alcoholism, and not mental illness,” Letters, December 12), I have been living in San Diego, CA at least 10 yrs now. I have to ...

Young chessmen

“You only get mismatches like that in this tournament”

It’s a little after 7 pm on January 2nd, and the San Diego Chess Club is holding the club champtionship qualifying round in its mid-century Balboa Park digs along Sixth Avenue just north of Ivy. ...

Sally Mann wanted imagery that looked bruised by history

Her vintage lenses make Antietam look still punished by the violence

The history of photography tracks the cultural history of childhood and the innocence we like to think abides there. When the inventor of photography, Henry Fox Talbot, made images of his family in the 1840s, ...

Pamo Valley: isolated from the sounds of the city

Explore this newly completed link on the Coast to Crest Trail

Pamo Valley is a beautiful, peaceful little valley that seems very isolated in spite of its closeness to nearby Ramona. Though you are within a few miles of town, you can no longer hear the ...

Maybe a Coronado bayfront house is not what you want

A twisted story over a twisted tree

When retired Colorado software company founder Ed McVaney bought a bayfront house in Coronado in 2010, he didn’t like the look of the front yard – a patch of green with a frontage road running ...

Pizza Port’s mountain cousin

Julian Beer Co. slings pies and suds at a higher elevation

About 55 miles separate the communities of Solana Beach and Julian, but it’s the four thousand feet in elevation that set them apart. One's a beach town, appealing to ocean-lovers and well-heeled shoppers; the other, ...

Sunset Cliffs Not So Natural Park

Restoration heading towards disaster?

In March, the Reader reported details of the Sunset Cliffs Natural Park Improvement Project, quoting Ellen Quick, trails committee chairperson for the park advisory council, saying “Thirty-five acres will be revegetated with native plants. That’s ...

Scooter accidents edging out stingray calls 4-3

San Diego Lifeguards report Jan 7-13

Jan 13 08:45 Boating: Report of a 25 foot power boat beached in Mariner’s Basin. Vessel came off mooring number 702. G1 responds and puts vessel back on its mooring. Jan 12 03:37 Cliff: 2 ...

A choreographed sushi feast

All omakase, all the time at Hidden Fish

Few meals will ever top the experience of going omakase at a top tier sushi bar. By literal translation, omakase implores the diner to “trust the chef,” and there’s rarely a better argument for doing ...

Boaters had a 9.6 million dollar surprise

Was it worth the lost time?

When Ed Noonan returned to his Point Loma residence after Christmas vacation, he and his fellow boaters had a 9.6 million dollar surprise waiting at Shelter Island. “We got to try out the new Shelter ...

Hinze appointment shows Encinitas splits

Mayor Blakespear: “She turns residents into citizens”

The January 9 unanimous appointment to the Encinitas City Council of Kellie Shay Hinze, executive director of the Leucadia 101 Main Street Association completes a singular vote for Encinitas of what one longtime community activist ...

A guilty trip to Wingstop

Buffalo-style plus cajun, lemon and pepper, garlic parmesan, and Korean

I admit it: I love buffalo-style chicken strips, but not the wings so much — too much work getting out all the meat. I’ve previously satisfied my jones at Epic Wings and Things, a locally-based, ...

10.1 pound halibut caught by five year-old

Stormy seas keep many fishermen home

Dock Totals Jan 6 – Jan 12: 461 anglers aboard 29 half day to three day trips out of San Diego landings this past week caught 89 yellowtail, 3 white seabass, 1 bonito, 62 calico ...

After gas tax loss, DeMaio targets union dues

"Our version of the France protests”

Two months after the loss of ballot measure Proposition 6, the gas and car tax repeal, San Diego radio talk show host Carl DeMaio and his Reform California group are pushing forward with new plans. ...

2018: A trashy year

More items collected in spite of plastic bag ban

Between San Diego Coastkeeper and the San Diego chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, there will be some forty cleanup events this year. Add other organizations like the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, Creek to ...

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