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Mutual Friend – a neighborhood ice cream shop

How homemade ice cream relates to coffee

Golden Hill has an ice cream shop, and it’s making me realize the sort of family neighborhood it’s become. Mutual Friend Ice Cream opened next door to Dark Horse Coffee Roasters, and I’d call it ...

Andrew Lloyd Webber ruined everything

The running joke among theatre-goers was that the emperor wasn’t wearing any clothes

I naively went to a musical about a Jane Austen novel with the hope that I would be hearing at least a little music from the period. You know, the kind of music Jane would ...

To see him face consequences

I’d read my fellow Golden Dreams writer Matt Lickona’s funny July 3rd account of the “Before I die I want to…” chalkboard outside The Alibi bar, in Uptown at University and Richmond. I happened by ...

Actually, Edgar Allan Poe Fest, Hike and Harvest Santa Ysabel Indian Mission, Dia de los Muertos, KT Tunstall

Events October 18-October 24, 2018

Thursday | 18 Actually Amber Cohen and Tom Anthony are freshmen at Princeton University. They flirt after class and find themselves at the same raucous kegger party. Although the connection seems innocent at first, the ...

The Silent Comedy: writing songs in the midst of dark days

“‘Help, help is on the way, but not today’ is about as hopeful as we get.”

“The hardest thing about being in a band with your brother is that you have a lifetime of history that colors every situation,” says Joshua Zimmerman of spending around a dozen years in the Silent ...

National champion auto racer

Poway's Dakota Dickerson: automobile racing is surprisingly cerebral

The guy is 21. When I was 21, I didn’t yet have my first car (which would be a Fiat 500). This guy ­— from San Diego — is driving Formula 4 cars 150 miles ...

Without DST — I am confined to my condominium.

School begins too early for the good of the students

Don’t turn back the clock I am writing to oppose Prop 7, the proposition that Daylight Saving Time (DST) be abandoned for the state of California (“Daylight Saving Time: Deal with it,” Ask a Hipster, ...

Enjoy various cacti, flowers, and animal tracks on the Bisnaga Wash

“Bisnaga,” is Spanish for barrel cactus

Begin the hike from the parking area and follow the wash veering to the northwest, keeping the hills on your left. Bisnaga Wash is a wide wash with gradual elevation gain, ending in a narrow ...

A cruel, gentrifying hybrid called... Corn Dog

All of them sold the heck out and published books. Typical.

Dear Hipster: I think the concept of hipster has changed so much throughout the past 25 years that I don’t even consider hipsters Hipsters anymore. I consider them to be...yuppies. Am I wrong to think ...

L.A.Times gets Big Willie and Room 20

U-T gets “Who gets to keep the dog in a divorce?”

Jerry’s female side The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee led by Republican ex-mayor and former police chief Jerry Sanders has come up with a creative name for its latest political venture: ...

Scarbrough's fare

Jury awards contractor $200K in Central Avenue Mini Park fight

On September 10, 2018 APR Construction Inc., a small business from La Mesa, won a $202,000 jury verdict against the City of San Diego, which fired them from the Central Avenue Mini Park and Skate ...

Adam Parfrey goes to the zoo

Plus Parfrey's stories on Walter Kean and Elvis' true love in Escondido

This story was originally posted on July 4 of this year. Adam Parfrey, publisher of books from Feral House and writer for the Reader, died on May 10, 2018. The following came by email to ...

November's ballot looms, but June cleanup continues

Two San Diego city council hopefuls cough up ethics fines

As the November finish for some bitterly-fought campaigns approaches, San Diego's ethics commission has been cleaning up legal loose ends left over from June's electoral contests, with costly outcomes for two failed city council hopefuls. ...

A San Diego version of MeToo

Woman brings charges against Kellen Winslow from 2003

Kellen Winslow Jr. faces two more rape charges after a new accuser testified in a San Diego County superior courtroom yesterday, Monday, October 15. The accuser said she awakened when Winslow was behind her, forcing ...

Hippie fest near Jacumba – more to come

Reader writer moved by "Moonbeam's" work on Genesis

Over 300 San Diegans gathered in the boulder-strewn, high desert mountains near Jacumba, to celebrate Desert Rising; a three-day consciousness-raising festival held over the October 12 weekend. Though it is best described as a version ...

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